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#1 Rattler85

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Posted 17 June 2014 - 10:18 PM

How do I make this mech work? I have just been pounded every time I have driven it.
I have the prime, B and S(?).

#2 Deathz Jester

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Posted 17 June 2014 - 10:21 PM

Using the stock loadout? Lots and lots of chainfiring.


I haven't tried mine yet though, I shall post back when I do.

#3 627

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Posted 17 June 2014 - 11:27 PM

If it is too hot, drop some ML or go for the standard: 12x C-ERSL and 4x C-MG.

There's not enough pod space for large ballistics, you can fit an UAC20/LBX20 with two backup lasers but that's it.

#4 Aleski

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Posted 17 June 2014 - 11:27 PM

http://mwo.smurfy-ne...2be5839c08c2d8b

I run the Prime like this, it's deadly at 180meters and really more heat efficient.

I'm sure you're going to find the good loadout for you =)

Edited by Aleski, 17 June 2014 - 11:28 PM.


#5 xengk

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Posted 18 June 2014 - 01:59 AM

Haven't got into the game since patching yet, but Im planning to run my Nova Prime with this setup.
NVA-PRIME
2x ER LL
6x ER SL
18 DHS

Should give me a good mix of heat management, fire power and range.

#6 Bigbacon

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Posted 18 June 2014 - 04:48 AM

View Postxengk, on 18 June 2014 - 01:59 AM, said:

Haven't got into the game since patching yet, but Im planning to run my Nova Prime with this setup.
NVA-PRIME
2x ER LL
6x ER SL
18 DHS

Should give me a good mix of heat management, fire power and range.


this is pretty much what I was going to run also and I haven't tried it yet either.

i may do a mix of the other omni pods to try and get the LL in the torso and not the arms. The arms are so frigging huge and cover the entire side of the mech that they are so easily destroyed and then you are useless in the prime.

looking at a prime RA, B-RT,S-LA

http://mwo.smurfy-ne...0ee0ff1a90aa2a0

Edited by Bigbacon, 18 June 2014 - 04:51 AM.


#7 Davoke

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Posted 18 June 2014 - 04:52 AM

I haven't played a match with it yet, but i've been experimenting with 4 SPLas, 2 ERMLas, and a LPLas. It seems to be putting out good damage and has a very manageable heat curve.

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Posted 18 June 2014 - 04:53 AM

I've been avoiding the Prime. In theory it makes a good corner shot specialist if you only put one hand around the side of cover.

Nova S, 6x ERML 4x MG, AMS. Had a fantastic match jumping on top of the large central building in River City and picking apart the enemy mechs camping in their turrets. Easy to jump to high areas, 6x ERML doing 42 damage alpha at 450 meters and 4x MG for mopping up crits.

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Posted 18 June 2014 - 05:01 AM

I've been having some very good results (average of 500+ damage over 10 matches in a row, without strikes or arty) with just 12 er small lasers, each hand gets a weapon group (filled any leftover space with DHS and BAP). The trick on this thing is to survive long enough to get within 250m range or less, where this mech is just a wrecking ball! And heat even on Terra Therma is very easy to manage (never shoot both hand groups at same time).

#10 Rattler85

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Posted 18 June 2014 - 05:21 AM

Here is a prime build: http://mwo.smurfy-ne...acaced607c284c4
I may drop 1 or 2 erMLs for more C-DHS.

I have been running the B stock and this mod: http://mwo.smurfy-ne...072bd1719f0f965

I know the B can do a lot of damage. It is just hard to stay alive long enough to do it. I always seem to end up the priority target for a group of opfor mechs.

#11 Bigbacon

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Posted 18 June 2014 - 05:44 AM

yea the SL Boat is my kind of thing as well. just sucks that there is no engine upgrades. if it could get to even 100k/hr that would suffice to me.

#12 Samziel

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Posted 18 June 2014 - 05:48 AM

I just love the stock prime loadout. Haven't even considered changing it. Just fire left and right arm separately and have a third weapon group for chain firing (and fourth and fifth for chain firing the hands separately like I have).

The Nova S I run with the stock loadout, except without ams and more machine gun ammo.

Edit

Well I have to say I'm surprised. I didn't have any idea on Nova B how to build it, but I just tried this. And it actually works! The hitreg fix seems to have buffed the LBX weapons as well, and I just manage to decimate any unarmored component that comes my way. 2 games over 500 damage each with at least 1 kill

Edited by Samziel, 18 June 2014 - 11:10 AM.


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Posted 18 June 2014 - 06:09 AM

I quite like this one:

NVA-PRIME

uac10, 6sml and 4mg. I need to test it more though, the armour may be a bit low.

Edited by Trickstick, 18 June 2014 - 06:16 AM.


#14 Bigbacon

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Posted 18 June 2014 - 06:15 AM

seems like everythng is pretty decent here.

tried thre 6ML and 6 SL and it was great,
tried the 2 LL and 6 SL and it was also good though that 1.1sec duration is killer on the LL

trying 6 SL + 6 SPL now.

#15 Bigbacon

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Posted 18 June 2014 - 06:22 AM

ok.... I like the 6 SL + 6 SPL.

it us a fun alpha strike also.... 0 to 99 heat!

kinda liking the mech over all, you can dish out a lot of damage long as you have a friend and don't get stuck alone or lose an arm.

22 DHS... geeze

Edited by Bigbacon, 18 June 2014 - 06:30 AM.


#16 xengk

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Posted 18 June 2014 - 07:01 AM

View PostBigbacon, on 18 June 2014 - 04:48 AM, said:


this is pretty much what I was going to run also and I haven't tried it yet either.

i may do a mix of the other omni pods to try and get the LL in the torso and not the arms. The arms are so frigging huge and cover the entire side of the mech that they are so easily destroyed and then you are useless in the prime.

looking at a prime RA, B-RT,S-LA

http://mwo.smurfy-ne...0ee0ff1a90aa2a0


I would like to run the stock build, once I have double basic. lol

#17 Maverick27

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Posted 18 June 2014 - 08:28 AM

Stock build is doable with great heat management but I've been enjoying an energy and ballistic combo, almost like I would build a Cat K2 but with JJs.

#18 Bigbacon

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Posted 18 June 2014 - 09:51 AM

thinging of trying somethnig like this with the B

http://mwo.smurfy-ne...199f66ff02fe1fe (note I would move UAC to LT)

or

http://mwo.smurfy-ne...555b39eb4e5f21e
1 ton left over to either add more ammo, another DHS, another ML, or maybe when targeting stuff is in place a MK1


might also try this but fear ammo would be a problem.
http://mwo.smurfy-ne...8b5a03cf66a4ff2

Edited by Bigbacon, 18 June 2014 - 09:54 AM.


#19 Bigbacon

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Posted 18 June 2014 - 01:11 PM

OKAY this is where it is at!

I call this magenta madness. 13 SL, 23 DHS. 4 weapon groups, chain fire, and go to town........even on terra therma, I only over heated once and if you get to high in the heat back off on one group and just use 3.... it was glorious

http://mwo.smurfy-ne...b1d473fa93d6a7b

#20 Butane9000

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Posted 19 June 2014 - 08:02 AM

I'm considering picking this up for C-Bills in August. Here's some builds I have planned:
UAC5 hit and run build

Crit Internals support build

Energy brawler build

Edited by Butane9000, 19 June 2014 - 08:02 AM.






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