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#21 TripMeUp

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Posted 05 November 2013 - 10:17 AM

From these fluff pieces it would seem the average Mechwarrior is 13 years old.

#22 Garth Erlam

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Posted 05 November 2013 - 10:20 AM

View PostTripMeUp, on 05 November 2013 - 10:17 AM, said:

From these fluff pieces it would seem the average Mechwarrior is 13 years old.

[color=cyan]You can all thank TripMeUp for this, but I am now forcing Randall to make the average age of MechWarriors 13.[/color]

#23 ChapeL

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Posted 05 November 2013 - 10:21 AM

View PostTripMeUp, on 05 November 2013 - 10:17 AM, said:

From these fluff pieces it would seem the average Mechwarrior is 13 years old.


Ohh THAT explains why "most" of the pilots in those fluff blurbs have been female then :) ;P

Edited by Bull Frog, 05 November 2013 - 10:21 AM.


#24 SgtMagor

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Posted 05 November 2013 - 10:22 AM

Jester- jump jetting energy boat helloooo! with 1.33 heat eff Posted Image

#25 Garth Erlam

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Posted 05 November 2013 - 10:24 AM

View PostSgtMagor, on 05 November 2013 - 10:22 AM, said:

Jester- jump jetting energy boat helloooo! with 1.33 heat eff Posted Image

[color=cyan]Well they wouldn't give me a Cicada with jumpjets so I improvised :)[/color]

#26 Magitek

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Posted 05 November 2013 - 10:25 AM

I like the mech fluff stories, keep em coming.

#27 CyclonerM

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Posted 05 November 2013 - 10:27 AM

Aren't these supposed to be fearsome war machines? :)

#28 Lord Perversor

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Posted 05 November 2013 - 10:28 AM

View PostBP Raven, on 05 November 2013 - 10:15 AM, said:

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.


Trouble is unless PGI breaks canon a bit more and remake it like something absolutely different the Butterbee will make the C1 and C4 extinct.

Only way to see the butterbee it's if PGI makes it a specific whole different textured mech.

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Posted 05 November 2013 - 10:30 AM

View PostGarth Erlam, on 05 November 2013 - 10:24 AM, said:

[color=cyan]Well they wouldn't give me a Cicada with jumpjets so I improvised :)[/color]

Garth, in 2 years you will get your CDA-3F, and we will flee in terror off the battlefield. :)

http://www.masteruni...ter?Name=CDA-3F
http://www.sarna.net/wiki/Cicada

Edited by Demos, 05 November 2013 - 10:31 AM.


#30 Garth Erlam

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Posted 05 November 2013 - 10:32 AM

[color=cyan]I know, I keep asking for it earlier :) (Eight jumpjets, hahaha)[/color]

#31 Doomstryke

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Posted 05 November 2013 - 10:32 AM

The real question is "Does this catapult also share the giant cockpit that all the catapults share or has it been shrunk like we all wish"

#32 Barantor

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Posted 05 November 2013 - 10:33 AM

So when the servers are back up and I am piloting this, I will have this playing....



#33 Threat Doc

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Posted 05 November 2013 - 10:41 AM

Speaking of retreat, I would love it if there were a withdrawal, retreat, surrender option in the game. Of course, it's not necessary without a reason to actually do so, but it would still be nice.

#34 Alistair Winter

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Posted 05 November 2013 - 10:49 AM

View PostTripMeUp, on 05 November 2013 - 10:17 AM, said:

From these fluff pieces it would seem the average Mechwarrior is 13 years old.

Fluff for computer games tends to make war into a high school comedy. Battles are portrayed like a big football / hockey championship match.

"Sir, look at me kill this Highlander while doing a backflip!"
"Miss Voss, get back in line. And is that chewing gum I hear?"
"I'm having way too much fun, Mr. Commander! Weee, I just killed some infantry!"
"Miss Voss, you come back here this instant. And spit out your gum!"
"I'm sorry, Mr. Commander, but Joshua in Bravo lance asked if I could stay over at Epsilon and he's totally cute and everything!"
"Oh Miss Voss, go on then, you little rascal! Oh, to be young again..."

#35 Sarsaparilla Kid

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Posted 05 November 2013 - 10:49 AM

Woot! Thanks, Garth!!

Now, since I don't own any Catapults, I'm going to have to buy 2 others to get my masters done...get 'er done, I guess...:)

#36 Garth Erlam

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Posted 05 November 2013 - 10:56 AM

View PostAlistair Winter, on 05 November 2013 - 10:49 AM, said:

Fluff for computer games tends to make war into a high school comedy. Battles are portrayed like a big football / hockey championship match. "Sir, look at me kill this Highlander while doing a backflip!" "Miss Voss, get back in line. And is that chewing gum I hear?" "I'm having way too much fun, Mr. Commander! Weee, I just killed some infantry!" "Miss Voss, you come back here this instant. And spit out your gum!" "I'm sorry, Mr. Commander, but Joshua in Bravo lance asked if I could stay over at Epsilon and he's totally cute and everything!" "Oh Miss Voss, go on then, you little rascal! Oh, to be young again..."

[color=cyan]Can you imagine realistic depictions of war?

Hour 2387213 - we're still on this hill and won't move.

Also Mechs don't exist and are a foolish idea for military vehicles.[/color]

#37 Thunder Child

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Posted 05 November 2013 - 10:58 AM

"Hey Baaaaats! Where are you! Batty? HahaHAHAHahaaaaa."
Seriously, all I can think of is cackling like the joker when I see this mech.
Damn you, Damn you all to Mech Hell. I had decided that the Phoenix pack was enough for me.
I'd convinced myself that Jester was just a new Camo.
But, Noooooo. You had to go and take my favourite mech chassis, and make a Hero out of it, didn't you. HaHAAAAhahahaaaaah.
Oh well. I suppose I shall just have to buy it, and murder people while laughing at them.....
Maybe 6 Flamers?

#38 Jon Gotham

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Posted 05 November 2013 - 11:04 AM

I'm liking the idea of "Bam Bam" :)

Will we get "pebbles" the Jenner next? (joke)

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Posted 05 November 2013 - 11:09 AM

The hardpoints are extremely underwhelming, was rather excited about a hero Catapult mech but this is beyond mediocre. 2 Jump Jets and dual AMS on top of 6 useless energy slots? Come on...

#40 Elyam

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Posted 05 November 2013 - 11:10 AM

While I have some sympathy towards desiring a more serious mil approach to the scene writing, we also must remember that in the feudal society of the Successor states, both House and merc militaries often contain personalities who are given a certain amount of eccentric liberty due to position and the fact that they are often voluntarily allowing the family heirloom and pilot to be used. Battletech lore (particularly the background stories of unique pilots presented in the original tech readouts) is full of these tales of unique characters, many of whom act outside of, shall we say, standard military decorum...

Nice job with the two new mechs guys

Edited by Elyam, 05 November 2013 - 11:11 AM.






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