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#1 InnerSphereNews

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Posted 05 November 2013 - 09:40 AM



“Hahaha, BAM, did you see that ‘Phract-get-Pulted? Right outta the air!” shouted Leigh Voss with glee, her Catapult, mid-air, shooting down an opposing Cataphract (also midair.)

“Stay off the comms Voss! Bravo Lance, what is your situation?” replied her Commander, clearly annoyed at her clowning in live combat.

“We are fine, I’ve just pushed through their left flank!” she replied, grinning a grin reminiscent of her Mech, the ‘Jester’.
“How the hell are yo-“

“WOO! Highlander down, where’s your DFA now, you slow ba-“ she yelled in reply, having pushed not only past the left flank, but behind it. Her brightly coloured Catapult soaring over the enemy line: twin large, medium, and small lasers coring out the Highlander from behind.

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“VOSS! STAY OFF THE COMS! Bravo are you close to Voss?” the Commander yelled back, clearly unable to deal with Leigh and her unorthodox (and borderline insubordinate) style.

“We’re right behind her Sir, not much left to take out, their left flank has disintegrated.”

“Speaking of disintegrated, check out that Shadowhawk – he went down with no arms OR legs!” she replied with a smarmy undertone.

The Commander didn’t bother replying, and to be honest, her seemingly-suicidal charge having broken the entire left flank of the enemy, and their centre and right flank were both retreating.

“This is Charlie lance, enemy Jenner and Raven down, they’re in full retreat.”

The Commander looked at the retreating enemy ahead of him, firing his weapons into the back of an Atlas, removing its right torso and arm in a dull ‘thud’ he heard even 400 metres away. He’d heard about this pilot – Leigh Voss and her bizarre brightly coloured Catapult; grinning cat face on the front – but never imagined she would be this difficult to command… or this difficult to deny her skill.

“Confirmed. Alpha lance also advancing, all lances forward.” He sighed, happy they were going to win this, but at the same time…

“Told you it’d be fine Sir! I’m already just outside their next line, attacking now!”

#2 Iacov

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Posted 05 November 2013 - 09:42 AM

hero fluff again, yeah

thumbs up :)

Edited by Iacov, 05 November 2013 - 09:43 AM.


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Posted 05 November 2013 - 09:43 AM

JJ, eh?

#4 JohnnyWayne

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Posted 05 November 2013 - 09:44 AM

Tbh, I'd rather see some patchnotes for now.^^

Edited by JohnnyWayne, 05 November 2013 - 09:44 AM.


#5 Kanajashi

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Posted 05 November 2013 - 09:46 AM

it has JJ! that was going to be a sticking point for me in my decision to buy it :)

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Posted 05 November 2013 - 09:47 AM

Muwahaha K2-Energy with JJ's MINE!

#7 DEMAX51

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Posted 05 November 2013 - 09:48 AM

Yup. JJs were the hinge on which my purchase was balanced. Sold.

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Posted 05 November 2013 - 09:48 AM

jumpjets! Hooray!

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Posted 05 November 2013 - 09:49 AM

I need a wetnap

#10 Garth Erlam

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Posted 05 November 2013 - 09:49 AM

View PostJohnnyWayne, on 05 November 2013 - 09:44 AM, said:

Tbh, I'd rather see some patchnotes for now.^^

[color=cyan]Methinks you're in the wrong topic then, aren't you?[/color]

[color=cyan]I hope everyone enjoys the Mech, I had a lot of fun designing the loadout. [/color]

[color=cyan]And also, yes, the 2nd AMS is to make up for the X-5 :)[/color]

#11 ManDaisy

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Posted 05 November 2013 - 09:51 AM

Ya know... I guess specialized cat ear ams would be asking too much.

#12 Damocles69

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Posted 05 November 2013 - 09:52 AM

So we are just going to go ahead and completely obsolete the K2 then? Cool cool variety is for scrubs anyway

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Posted 05 November 2013 - 09:53 AM

JumpJets?
Excellent!

#14 Alistair Winter

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Posted 05 November 2013 - 09:54 AM

I will pay 2000 MC extra for a normal camo pattern on this thing.

#15 AlexEss

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Posted 05 November 2013 - 09:54 AM

View PostDamocles69, on 05 November 2013 - 09:52 AM, said:

So we are just going to go ahead and completely obsolete the K2 then? Cool cool variety is for scrubs anyway


Seeing as the K2 have B hardpoints on it i do not think it is obsolete. In fact if the -J had B hardpoints it would have been obsolete.

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Posted 05 November 2013 - 09:55 AM

Explains the colors a bit. Fun character, I'm sure we'll see her "appear" on Sarna at some point in the near future as an MWO exclusive hero. Should be a bit of fun. 6 energy, twin AMS, and I'm thinking 2 to 4 JJs? Oh the mini-jumping stalker comments arise!

My two disappointments are that A) no ballistic [would be great even in the CT] and B ) no missiles.

But if we get villain mechs I have an ingenious idea! A Catapult with a K2 arm and a C1 arm, sporting at least one ballistic and one or two missiles. The paintjob would be covered with what appears to be rust and sleet/dirt coating it. Piloted by a pirate or raider. JJ optional.

That said, +1 like for the whimsical pilot. I half expected a guy dressed in a clown suit.

#17 Eric darkstar Marr

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Posted 05 November 2013 - 09:56 AM

Shame it didn't have an ECM that would have been a 100% sell to me now I'm on the fence.

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Posted 05 November 2013 - 10:03 AM

Only 2 jets, so might be hard to use them, might get it, gotta think about this one. I do like my K2 so. :) Load out is a bit boring thogh

#19 WVAnonymous

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Posted 05 November 2013 - 10:09 AM

The face still looks much more like a cobra than a cat, but I like it anyway. K2 with JJ for the win!

I already own those paint colors more or less. Maybe I'll build a Phranken Catapult in that color scheme.

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Posted 05 November 2013 - 10:15 AM

I like the max engine rating (355) and the jump jets, but i am less enamoured with the toasty all energy loadout and the lamentable 95 degree torso twist.

I think PGI missed a trick by not making ButterBee, or a mech close to it ... although i like the junkyard cat idea, with parts and loatouts scrounged up from scrapped mechs.





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