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#321 Ronin Turkey

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Posted 01 March 2014 - 06:22 PM

I'll always go with the Timberwolf.

#322 Marack Drock the Unicorn Wizard

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Posted 01 March 2014 - 08:19 PM

Its on the cover of Falcon Guard, The Legend of the Jade Phoenix, Blood and betrayal (as well as in the Logo), In the logos of Ghost of Winter, Roar of Honor, Initiation of War, The Dying Time, imminent crisis, It is (the side is) in The Last Charge (that is 8 novels more than any other mech -not counting non canon books-), and on the cover of 15 Technical Readouts, 7 or 8 video games, the cover mech of the card game, The first K'nex MW mech released (I know I own it), and has had more Large scale models made than any other mech ( Armorcast, Videogame Playable mech collectible from 1999, Joyride Studios 2003). Plus is one of the only mechs to have 3 other version made off of it and still be better in every way IMO.

Edited by Marack Drock, 01 March 2014 - 08:19 PM.


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Posted 01 March 2014 - 08:46 PM

View PostArmageddonKnight, on 12 October 2013 - 07:01 AM, said:

These are 2 mechs that will just have to be included in MWO, they are so iconic.

Which one do i prefer, although the shape is a big disadvantage, i do like the Timberwolf more myself. A fast 75 tonn mech like that just begs to be piloted.

The thing i fear most though is that with the current state of the heat system and the unrestricted hardpoint system, the default loadouts for the timberwolf will so hot as to be unplayable. And its hardpoints will likely be heavily abused with the current system to create PPC+ballistic loadouts that completly ignore the shoulder pods, add on JJ's and you have another poptardding alpha boat :)



Thats gonna be even worse when the mkII hits....90tons with omni arm mounts..all ppcs and acs can be mounted in one location. GG

I'm also very curios as to how the missile racks will behave....they CANT count as torso damage right? You will be able to XL crit madcats from across the map....Its no issue for me to run all my madcats direct fire only but still.....thats gonna suck...

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Posted 01 March 2014 - 09:05 PM

View PostxXBagheeraXx, on 01 March 2014 - 08:46 PM, said:



Thats gonna be even worse when the mkII hits....90tons with omni arm mounts..all ppcs and acs can be mounted in one location. GG

I'm also very curios as to how the missile racks will behave....they CANT count as torso damage right? You will be able to XL crit madcats from across the map....Its no issue for me to run all my madcats direct fire only but still.....thats gonna suck...

No Omni slots on the MKII (it is a Battlemech not Omnimech) sorry, but it does not matter when it has 4 energy, 2 ballistic, and 2 missile hardpoints in the stock model.

I do not think that it will be an issue with the missile racks being part of the torso hitbox. If you mount missiles then you want range making it harder to hit and by the time that you lose both torsos, there would not be much that you could do with a single MG, so who cares if you die then. If people want to brawl then the smart thing would be to not bring missiles and if they brought CSSRMs then they need more of a weakness. Basically what I am saying is that a stationary target at range equals an easy kill but a moving target at range equals a very hard to hit target so it should not be an issue. Yes there will be some noobs that just stand still or brawl with LRMs but that is not much different that we are seeing now; maybe they will learn faster.

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Posted 02 March 2014 - 03:19 AM

View PostFireSlade, on 01 March 2014 - 09:05 PM, said:

Yes there will be some noobs that just stand still or brawl with LRMs but that is not much different that we are seeing now; maybe they will learn faster.

You could brawl with CLRMs .. But they said nope :)

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Posted 02 March 2014 - 04:17 AM

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Edited by Noesis, 02 March 2014 - 04:23 AM.


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Posted 02 March 2014 - 09:09 AM

View PostCyclonerM, on 02 March 2014 - 03:19 AM, said:

You could brawl with CLRMs .. But they said nope :)

I still think that the best balancing factor would be to reduce homing under 180 meters so that unless they were standing still and running straight at you then you would not be able to hit them. Another idea that I had was that they could turn off locks under 180 meters and you end up with a last ditch weapon that would waste a shitload of ammo to treat them like SRMs.

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Posted 02 March 2014 - 09:17 AM

The Timberwolf. It was the first Mech i ever saw, and to this day it is the ultimate Mech for me.
I fell in love with it at first sight :)

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Posted 02 March 2014 - 12:45 PM

They could also make CLRM fire in waves of five, regardless of the class of LRM. It gives AMS a chance to counter. Or, if clusters of five totally borks them, clusters of ten when possible.





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