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#4801 IraqiWalker

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Posted 21 June 2018 - 08:12 AM

View PostRip Snorgan, on 20 June 2018 - 10:30 PM, said:

New lasers and MGs...plus...awwwww yeah...Stealth Armor Pirate's Bane...oh, and also OS Rocket Launchers!

Yeah, there's a lot...lol

They added ROCKETS!!!! Can I make an RL 80 build on the Locust now?

#4802 Rip Snorgan

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Posted 21 June 2018 - 10:12 AM

I haven't actually set one up yet, so I'm not 100% certain on how many you can cram in there...but I know it can be done to at least some extent. Stealth PBs are so amazing also!



#4803 Rip Snorgan

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Posted 21 June 2018 - 11:26 AM

Ooooh...looky here, IW!

https://mwo.smurfy-n...a0d8dbbcba528eb

#4804 Jon Gotham

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Posted 21 June 2018 - 11:32 AM

For those of us possessed of the mindset to pilot the Locust and now the Flea, there are glorious times ahead.

#4805 DarkFhoenix

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Posted 29 June 2018 - 07:08 AM

View PostJon Gotham, on 21 June 2018 - 11:32 AM, said:

For those of us possessed of the mindset to pilot the Locust and now the Flea, there are glorious times ahead.



How dare you compare the wretched Flea to the majestic Locust .

#4806 Ovion

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Posted 29 June 2018 - 08:02 AM

OK, so I'm planning on updating my Locust Guide with newtech, skilltree, loadout saves and all kinds of goodies over the next few weeks.

So what I would like from all of you, to confirm/expand/adjust my personal feelings is builds you love, what you feel to be the current 'locust meta', what are must avoids and must haves, tactics and tricks, etc.

Then I will make a locust soup.

#4807 Virlutris

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Posted 29 June 2018 - 10:46 AM

View PostOvion, on 29 June 2018 - 08:02 AM, said:

OK, so I'm planning on updating my Locust Guide with newtech, skilltree, loadout saves and all kinds of goodies over the next few weeks.

So what I would like from all of you, to confirm/expand/adjust my personal feelings is builds you love, what you feel to be the current 'locust meta', what are must avoids and must haves, tactics and tricks, etc.

Then I will make a locust soup.


Captain Obvious reporting in:

MPL and ERSL sync ranges really nicely.

5ERML on the 5-energy Lolcust is nice. 6ML on the 1E is nice. Do not go 6 ERML on the 1E. Too much jalapeno laser sauce.

SPLs are ded[/melodrama] a pale imitation of what they once were. Run them for fun if you want, but don't expect great things.

HMG+Something LCT-1V is for for trollololz. <<Cleanup, F3 corner please. Cleanup on F3 corner.>>

Stealth-smoke-dive PB isn't kind, but it's effective in its own way.

Rocket Launchers are amusingly situational. They will vary in the degree to which they manage to be very amusing, mind you. But it's fair to say they're very situational.

Edited by Virlutris, 29 June 2018 - 10:48 AM.


#4808 loopala

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Posted 05 January 2019 - 04:30 PM

New Year
Time to discuss the state of the Locust. with the Flea out there and some very tanky lights, the Locust, to me anyway, is still a good mech that sees game play. i must admit there is a flea that is a blast to run around in but is even more fragile then Locust.

what's the thoughts out there, if anyone is still here....

BTW troll time with the littlest LRM dingy is the flavor of this evening

Edited by loopala, 05 January 2019 - 04:31 PM.


#4809 Maddermax

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Posted 05 January 2019 - 05:38 PM

Pirates Bane is still a top level stealth squirrel and back stabber. Locusts in general have lost some of their niche to the Flea and Piranha, with one offering Masc and the other massive fire power, making the 1V a harder choice to take over the competition, though it hasn’t actually gotten worse itself and remains viable, if tricky to use.

Other locust variants are hard to recommend over their various competitors, mostly just there for troll builds and fun randomness.

Edited by Maddermax, 05 January 2019 - 05:44 PM.


#4810 IraqiWalker

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Posted 26 March 2019 - 07:19 PM

View PostOvion, on 29 June 2018 - 08:02 AM, said:

OK, so I'm planning on updating my Locust Guide with newtech, skilltree, loadout saves and all kinds of goodies over the next few weeks.

So what I would like from all of you, to confirm/expand/adjust my personal feelings is builds you love, what you feel to be the current 'locust meta', what are must avoids and must haves, tactics and tricks, etc.

Then I will make a locust soup.

Hey Ovion, can I get a linkity link to your guide? I just got back into the game tonight, and will need all the help I can get.

#4811 mad kat

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Posted 07 August 2019 - 10:59 PM

What no one playing locusts anymore??? This thread looks as sorry as the servers will soon be.

Glad i pulled the dust sheets off my locusts last night. Nothing like a 20t terror to fix repeated **** matches and teams.

#4812 Prototelis

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Posted 08 August 2019 - 09:17 AM

Meh, fle is currently doing it better IMO.

Locust has faster twist speed, nice on a light, but largely irrelevant because 20 tonners don't have HP to soak with and you're better served just trying not to be hit. The Fle has a built in juke box.

#4813 Burning2nd

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Posted 09 August 2019 - 03:28 AM

honestly, i feel like you guys made this thread for me lol

14 days 13:44:47 cockpit time in the PB

#4814 loopala

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Posted 12 August 2019 - 08:24 PM

time to pull out the littlest LRM dingy....

#4815 Burning2nd

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Posted 14 August 2019 - 11:55 AM

I will tk you if i see you lrm'n in my mech, And challenge any other locust pilot

should be a "locust Olympics"

#4816 loopala

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Posted 14 August 2019 - 07:20 PM

View PostBurning2nd, on 14 August 2019 - 11:55 AM, said:

I will tk you if i see you lrm'n in my mech, And challenge any other locust pilot

should be a "locust Olympics"

LOL you really should try out the LRM dingy before you dismiss it out of hand.

https://mwo.smurfy-n...7d83b000f002ad3

it can be a fun troll build. back a bit ago the 1m had huge range bonuses that allowed tagging at 1250m. now not so much. it is a great harasser mech. get behind the reds. launch a few LRMS to get their attention fade away. with any luck you can get 1/2 their firing line to turn around looking for the missile boat in their back field.

#4817 Brizna

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Posted 15 August 2019 - 12:40 AM

If you are going to LURM in a 169 kph speed mech you don't need armor... just saying :P

Besides, it's not like you, your team or the enemy team will notice any difference whatsoever whether you are alive or dead, so....

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#4818 Burning2nd

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Posted 15 August 2019 - 01:26 AM

that is not a great harasser mech.... that is a waste of 20 ton on your team,

difference is my 19.9 ton Pb actual does 500 damage at a time *im actual worth something to the team lol

dont lrm with a 1m

#4819 loopala

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Posted 17 August 2019 - 05:27 AM

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yous guys have no sense of adventure. lol

get outside your comfort zone and embrace the LRM dingy

nice 200 damage/200 plus match score games are doable

anybody can rock a peanutbutter, but to do well with a couple of LRM 5s and counting coup with a tag is a challenge.

also the new flatter LOS LRMs make a nice hit and run 200~300m harasser.

the point of the LRN dingy is not high damage but to make the red firing line move out of position. and to troll both teams

#4820 loopala

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Posted 17 August 2019 - 09:20 AM

BTW way back from march 2015

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so believe it or not i do know my way around a locust...

Edited by loopala, 17 August 2019 - 09:23 AM.






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