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#1 InnerSphereNews

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Posted 07 January 2014 - 12:14 PM

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This 50 ton Hunchback features a 200 XL engine with a top speed of 64.8 kph. With 3 energy hardpoints, 2 ballistic hardpoints, and 1 missile hardpoint, the Grid Iron HBK-GI is sure to blast you through to the end zone! Just like a quarterback, this well-rounded Mech combines dexterity with pizazz. For the first time, we’re offering a Limited Edition version of Grid Iron delivered with the exclusive Cheerleader Bobblehead. But hurry, this cockpit item is only available until February 4, 2014 through the purchase of a Limited Edition Grid Iron Hero Mech. Enjoy the 30% C-Bill boost!

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Posted 07 January 2014 - 12:30 PM

Make our favorite collegiate paint jobs and you have my money! Feel free to add OU first :)

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Posted 07 January 2014 - 12:32 PM

That Yellow is good for my Oregon Ducks, I'll just have to buy a nice green to go with it.

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Posted 07 January 2014 - 12:37 PM

I just want the bobble head.

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Posted 07 January 2014 - 12:40 PM

nice, also like the buy sooner rather than later bonus concept if just cosmetic.

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Posted 07 January 2014 - 12:58 PM

Good video, and I would love to get the Cheerleader bobblehead separately, as well. I love my Christmas Elf, and of course my Hula Girl, but I would love to have a different bobblehead like those in each 'Mech. On the rest of the argument, I'm about as interested in a Hunchie as I am in getting my foot cut in half by an I-Beam... no thanks.

Or, I'm about as interested in a Hunchie as I am in breaking a finger at McDonald's at five in the morning. (tongue-in-cheek) :)

Edited by Kay Wolf, 07 January 2014 - 01:04 PM.


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Posted 07 January 2014 - 12:58 PM

I love this hero. Been waiting a very long time for this. Tearing it up with max engine, two AC/2's and three Medium Lasers!

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Posted 07 January 2014 - 01:01 PM

View PostPoLaR, on 07 January 2014 - 12:58 PM, said:

I love this hero. Been waiting a very long time for this. Tearing it up with max engine, two AC/2's and three Medium Lasers!


Maybe my sarcasm detector is malfunctioning, but you could already do this with your 4G?

I saw one of these today and it showed up on targeting as "Grid Iron Limited Edition", which is hilariously dumb.

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Posted 07 January 2014 - 01:04 PM

View PostKaeb Odellas, on 07 January 2014 - 01:01 PM, said:


Maybe my sarcasm detector is malfunctioning, but you could already do this with your 4G?

I saw one of these today and it showed up on targeting as "Grid Iron Limited Edition", which is hilariously dumb.

I think he is excited to have a hero mech he can do it with, maybe?

#10 PoLaR

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Posted 07 January 2014 - 01:11 PM

View PostKaeb Odellas, on 07 January 2014 - 01:01 PM, said:


Maybe my sarcasm detector is malfunctioning, but you could already do this with your 4G?

I saw one of these today and it showed up on targeting as "Grid Iron Limited Edition", which is hilariously dumb.


Yes, this was my old Founders 4G build. But this has 5% more cbills! :)

#11 matux

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Posted 07 January 2014 - 01:36 PM

cash grab mech grabs cash, see it even has hands for it

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Posted 07 January 2014 - 01:41 PM

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Posted 07 January 2014 - 01:42 PM

View Postmatux, on 07 January 2014 - 01:36 PM, said:

cash grab mech grabs cash, see it even has hands for it


Some people will complain about anything. Did it even occur to you that this is the only Hunchback with both ballistic and missile hardpoints? Or that - like the 4SP - it can stand to lose a side torso without being completely crippled?

No. Of course not. You just wanted to ***** about something that some people are happy to have.

#14 matux

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Posted 07 January 2014 - 01:47 PM

View PostStillRadioactive, on 07 January 2014 - 01:42 PM, said:


Some people will complain about anything. Did it even occur to you that this is the only Hunchback with both ballistic and missile hardpoints? Or that - like the 4SP - it can stand to lose a side torso without being completely crippled?

No. Of course not. You just wanted to ***** about something that some people are happy to have.


It has an XL engine, by default if it loses a side torso its dead.

Why would i bother using SRMS since they are broken, the only reason i would use both would be to swap out the Gauss for a AC, bringing back to my point that SRMS are broken!
looks like you really thought about the actual use of the mech eh?

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Posted 07 January 2014 - 01:58 PM

Did anyone else notice that its gauss rifle shoots out a heart 1:10 into the video

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Posted 07 January 2014 - 01:58 PM

View Postmatux, on 07 January 2014 - 01:47 PM, said:


It has an XL engine, by default if it loses a side torso its dead.

Why would i bother using SRMS since they are broken, the only reason i would use both would be to swap out the Gauss for a AC, bringing back to my point that SRMS are broken!
looks like you really thought about the actual use of the mech eh?

You do realize that SRMs aren't the only missiles, right? There are quite a lot of people that like LRMs and lots of people still use SRMs even though the HR isn't the greatest. Since a lot of people like to brawl with them, you could also swap the gauss for an LBX or AC20 and use the missile hardpoint for a narc.

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Posted 07 January 2014 - 02:01 PM

View PostCimarb, on 07 January 2014 - 01:58 PM, said:

You do realize that SRMs aren't the only missiles, right? There are quite a lot of people that like LRMs and lots of people still use SRMs even though the HR isn't the greatest. Since a lot of people like to brawl with them, you could also swap the gauss for an LBX or AC20 and use the missile hardpoint for a narc.

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Posted 07 January 2014 - 02:02 PM

This is the second time I've finished maxing out the mech tree, only to have a hero version released. I think I'll wait on any more advancement... I'll choose the next chassis by hero mech offered, by then I'll have enough Cbills to purchase 2 varients to go with it.

As for the XL... odd choice as people mostly criticize the hunchback for losing it's side torso. And EVERYONE aims for them.
BUT... the XL would be nice to move into another chassis, or have to play with in general.

I don't always choose by the actual mech, sometimes the loadout is enough of a reason .

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Posted 07 January 2014 - 02:04 PM

Poor mans Shadowhawk. And I love Hunchbacks.

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Posted 07 January 2014 - 02:06 PM

View PostSpocules, on 07 January 2014 - 01:58 PM, said:

Did anyone else notice that its gauss rifle shoots out a heart 1:10 into the video


Weird.





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