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BattleMech Balance

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#1 Odanan

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Posted 27 June 2012 - 10:48 AM

Formerly known as Next Mech Announcements

Here you can find all information about past and future mechs in MWO.

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Concept arts release dates:
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What mechs will come next? Let's speculate, based on mech popularity and meta-factor. My guesses for 2017/2018.

Next IS mechs:
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Next Clan mechs:
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Mechs per Faction

Each faction has its preferred chassis, even if not always built in the faction's territory. This could be reflected someday in Community Warfare by the mech's price for the player, depending on his faction.

Assignment tables:
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Mechs already in game:
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Soon in the game:
  • Black Lanner: pre-order delivered in 20th February, 2018.
  • Sun Spider: pre-order delivered in 20th March, 2018.
  • Fafnir: pre-order delivered in 17th April, 2018.
  • Blood Asp: pre-order delivered in 22nd May, 2018.
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#2 Grokmoo

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Posted 27 June 2012 - 10:51 AM

We have now seen the Atlas, Catapult, Hunchbak, Jenner, Dragon, and Commando in action. So I guess the Centurion is probably in as well, but I don't think we've seen that one yet. Can't wait to see the Awesome.

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Posted 27 June 2012 - 10:52 AM

I'm not bothered about the waiting for info, just wish I in the thick of it with the beta as well. Too much time on my hands atm :<

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Posted 27 June 2012 - 10:53 AM

Looking at the trend, I'd say that the next one should be either a light or medium mech.

#5 CapperDeluxe

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Posted 27 June 2012 - 10:55 AM

View PostLangstes, on 27 June 2012 - 10:53 AM, said:

Looking at the trend, I'd say that the next one should be either a light or medium mech.


The last one was a medium, rather my guess would be on a light or heavy. Probably favoring the heavy since they mentioned that they expect the battlefield to be mostly mediums and heavies with sprinklings of lights and assaults, so more choices in medium and heavy might make sense there.

Edited by CapperDeluxe, 27 June 2012 - 10:56 AM.


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Posted 27 June 2012 - 10:56 AM

Flashman, oh god please give me my Flashman!

#7 The Birdeater

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Posted 27 June 2012 - 10:59 AM

View PostOdanan, on 27 June 2012 - 10:48 AM, said:

- ?: Atlas, Catapult, Hunchback and Jenner.


Not quite correct! The Catapult was released after the Dragon.

But yeah, im hopin for the Firestarter, too! :rolleyes:

#8 Antagonist

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Posted 27 June 2012 - 11:16 AM

View PostFresh Meat, on 27 June 2012 - 10:56 AM, said:

Flashman, oh god please give me my Flashman!

Ist't the Flashman basically extinct right now? IIRC the WoB started building new ones only after capturing Hesperus II.

That said, I'd like to eventually see that mech, too.

#9 skamage

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Posted 27 June 2012 - 11:22 AM

Hope they do the Victor next.

#10 Temu

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Posted 27 June 2012 - 11:23 AM

Flashman is a true Heavy Mech.. good speed, strong Firepower, and as much armor as the frame can handle... can NOT go wrong...

#11 Calvin Vakarian

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Posted 27 June 2012 - 11:31 AM

One important thing to note is that in the map reveal trailer a Trebuchet can be seen briefly, so that kind of throws a wrench in you're theory.

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Posted 27 June 2012 - 11:42 AM

View PostCalvin Vakarian, on 27 June 2012 - 11:31 AM, said:

One important thing to note is that in the map reveal trailer a Trebuchet can be seen briefly, so that kind of throws a wrench in you're theory.


Are you sure? I doubt it is a Trebuchet.

View PostThe Birdeater, on 27 June 2012 - 10:59 AM, said:


Not quite correct! The Catapult was released after the Dragon.



Oh, sorry about that.

#13 SideSt3p

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Posted 27 June 2012 - 11:43 AM

View PostCalvin Vakarian, on 27 June 2012 - 11:31 AM, said:

One important thing to note is that in the map reveal trailer a Trebuchet can be seen briefly, so that kind of throws a wrench in you're theory.


What time stamp for the Treb?

#14 Odanan

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Posted 27 June 2012 - 11:44 AM

View PostGrokmoo, on 27 June 2012 - 10:51 AM, said:

We have now seen the Atlas, Catapult, Hunchbak, Jenner, Dragon, and Commando in action. So I guess the Centurion is probably in as well, but I don't think we've seen that one yet. Can't wait to see the Awesome.


I don't remember seeing the Commando in any official or leaked videos... but maybe I'm wrong.

#15 Harabeck

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Posted 27 June 2012 - 11:45 AM

View PostCalvin Vakarian, on 27 June 2012 - 11:31 AM, said:

One important thing to note is that in the map reveal trailer a Trebuchet can be seen briefly, so that kind of throws a wrench in you're theory.


I see no sign of Treb...

#16 CapperDeluxe

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Posted 27 June 2012 - 11:49 AM

View PostCalvin Vakarian, on 27 June 2012 - 11:31 AM, said:

One important thing to note is that in the map reveal trailer a Trebuchet can be seen briefly, so that kind of throws a wrench in you're theory.


I think that would be the Commando there

#17 Kasiagora

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Posted 27 June 2012 - 11:57 AM

Since, according to your projections, the next mech will be released on July 4th (America's independence day); I think the next mech should be the most American mech ever made – the AMC Javelin!
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Erm... I mean, the Javelin!
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Problem with this is that I think at the current time there's only the Prime variant with 2 SRM6s, and one with 1 SRM6 and 4 Med Lasers (and we've already got the Jenner). Another one comes out in the next year or so that has an SRM6 and 2 Streak SRM2s. I'd still like the prime variant though to give it a couple of LRM5s and make a light support mech.

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Posted 27 June 2012 - 12:10 PM

Yes, there is a Commando in the video:

http://www.pcgamer.c...nlines-new-map/

#19 Chunkymonkey

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Posted 27 June 2012 - 12:47 PM

So many of these threads...

#20 Hikaru

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Posted 27 June 2012 - 12:49 PM

Thanks for the catch with the timing. Much better than the many random guess threads.

Thry've stated clearly they want mediums as the most prevalent on the battlefield, so I think there will be more mediums than others, but sadly, in this era, the best mediums are almost all Unseen.





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