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#21 Gas Guzzler

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Posted 20 April 2015 - 02:02 PM

Is that more then the other ones? I assumed that was the same as the other HGNs.

Edit: Okay... it does have armor on the torso instead of the structure that the other ones have... and the armor buffs are larger than the old structure quirks... hmmm maybe it will tank a bit better..

Edited by Gas Guzzler, 20 April 2015 - 02:05 PM.


#22 Myke Pantera

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Posted 20 April 2015 - 02:03 PM

What exactly did I buy MCs for when MC and CBill release is at the same time, 2 months after cash release? MC had to be bought with cash you know? At least release it for MC in 1 month instead of 2. I'm not going to sit on 10k MCs while buying a standard mech for cash.

Other than that I'm glad we get some new variants of old chassis!

Edited by Myke Pantera, 20 April 2015 - 02:04 PM.


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Posted 20 April 2015 - 02:13 PM

View PostGas Guzzler, on 20 April 2015 - 02:02 PM, said:

Is that more then the other ones? I assumed that was the same as the other HGNs.

Edit: Okay... it does have armor on the torso instead of the structure that the other ones have... and the armor buffs are larger than the old structure quirks... hmmm maybe it will tank a bit better..


Yes, yes it is. The Heavy metal has similar amounts, but its on the arms so doesnt really help it live longer. No other HGN has any torso armour, only structure - and armour is far better since crits happen on exposed structure. Biggest question for me is 'can it fit an AC20/2xUAC5 in the right arm?' - if so 3xLPL+AC20 might be a pretty mean brawler with all that armour.

#24 Gas Guzzler

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Posted 20 April 2015 - 02:14 PM

View PostWidowmaker1981, on 20 April 2015 - 02:13 PM, said:


Yes, yes it is. The Heavy metal has similar amounts, but its on the arms so doesnt really help it live longer. No other HGN has any torso armour, only structure - and armour is far better since crits happen on exposed structure. Biggest question for me is 'can it fit an AC20/2xUAC5 in the right arm?' - if so 3xLPL+AC20 might be a pretty mean brawler with all that armour.


If it can fit an AC20 I am probably in. But it comes with a Gauss, so I doubt it will be able to..

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Posted 20 April 2015 - 02:15 PM

$2.00 for a locust...SOLD

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Posted 20 April 2015 - 02:33 PM

View PostGas Guzzler, on 20 April 2015 - 02:14 PM, said:


If it can fit an AC20 I am probably in. But it comes with a Gauss, so I doubt it will be able to..


Actually, bugger. It cant, since its got 20° of lateral arm movement that means it has 2 lower arm actuators, i.e. no AC20 or dual ultra 5.. I think its probably the best Highlander because of all that armour, but best Highlander isnt saying much...

#27 Gas Guzzler

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Posted 20 April 2015 - 02:34 PM

View PostWidowmaker1981, on 20 April 2015 - 02:33 PM, said:


Actually, bugger. It cant, since its got 20° of lateral arm movement that means it has 2 lower arm actuators, i.e. no AC20 or dual ultra 5.. I think its probably the best Highlander because of all that armour, but best Highlander isnt saying much...


I don't know... having two UAC5s is pretty nice. I don't know why they took off the 5% Speed quirk though?? That doesn't make sense. Maybe it is a typo?

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Posted 20 April 2015 - 02:38 PM

View PostCatalina Steiner, on 20 April 2015 - 12:35 PM, said:

This Griffin...

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...will be mine.

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#29 Corbenik

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Posted 20 April 2015 - 02:40 PM

View PostGas Guzzler, on 20 April 2015 - 12:42 PM, said:

That Highlander doesn't add much. Guess we can do 2 AC5s and 3 LPLs now, oh wait Heavy Metal could do that.

Single ballistic and 4E in the RT would have been a little more interesting. Sad day.

Edit: It also only has 3 JJs. What the hell, do they not realize those don't work?

I actually thought they would want to sell this so they might make it have something going for it... apparently not. It is also the only Highlander without a +5% speed quirk.

But you can change your camo and buy it with cbills instead of mc and real money once its out. Heavy metal cant do that :ph34r:

#30 Gas Guzzler

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Posted 20 April 2015 - 02:41 PM

View PostCorbenik, on 20 April 2015 - 02:40 PM, said:

But you can change your camo and buy it with cbills instead of mc and real money once its out. Heavy metal cant do that :ph34r:


I would rather have something like a Quad LL - Gauss build or something.

#31 LT. HARDCASE

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Posted 20 April 2015 - 02:41 PM

Tomorrow I'm in for dat 9 dolla Griffin holla.

Kinda sad the Ice Ferret costs twice as much haha.

#32 Bishop Steiner

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Posted 20 April 2015 - 02:53 PM

View PostGas Guzzler, on 20 April 2015 - 12:42 PM, said:

That Highlander doesn't add much. Guess we can do 2 AC5s and 3 LPLs now, oh wait Heavy Metal could do that.

Single ballistic and 4E in the RT would have been a little more interesting. Sad day.

Edit: It also only has 3 JJs. What the hell, do they not realize those don't work?

I actually thought they would want to sell this so they might make it have something going for it... apparently not. It is also the only Highlander without a +5% speed quirk.

heavy metal is behind a paywall though

#33 Gas Guzzler

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Posted 20 April 2015 - 02:59 PM

View PostBishop Steiner, on 20 April 2015 - 02:53 PM, said:

heavy metal is behind a paywall though


It also has a slightly higher engine rating, a 5% speed quirk, and can take 5 JJs. This one can only take 3, which is pretty bad considering the state of Class I JJs right now.

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Posted 20 April 2015 - 06:18 PM

Cicada doesn't count, we finally have a real Medium ECM variant!

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Posted 20 April 2015 - 06:37 PM

View PostJody Von Jedi, on 20 April 2015 - 06:18 PM, said:

Cicada doesn't count, we finally have a real Medium ECM variant!

You blowing 9 bucks tomorrow, too?

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Posted 20 April 2015 - 07:01 PM

View PostBishop Steiner, on 20 April 2015 - 06:37 PM, said:

You blowing 9 bucks tomorrow, too?


You bet! I really like those 4 sholder mounted missile hardpoints. Now PGI just needs to fix hitreg for SRMs again.

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Posted 20 April 2015 - 07:06 PM

View PostBishop Steiner, on 20 April 2015 - 06:37 PM, said:

You blowing 9 bucks tomorrow, too?


Indeed.

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Posted 20 April 2015 - 07:10 PM

View PostJody Von Jedi, on 20 April 2015 - 07:01 PM, said:


You bet! I really like those 4 sholder mounted missile hardpoints. Now PGI just needs to fix hitreg for SRMs again.

same. This might get me back in my Griffin again. The kinda lukewarm place all but the 3M occupied post quirks made them less than exciting. 2N has always been my fave, even in TT, so I'm really looking forward to this. Won't replace my HBK-4G or CN9-D, but ought to give me a nice second jumping Medium option beside my VND-1AA.

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Posted 20 April 2015 - 07:36 PM

View PostTerciel1976, on 20 April 2015 - 01:33 PM, said:

I still don't like this method, but <2 months to MC/CB is an improvement.



By the time this offer is over should have grinded enough c-bills to buy the Griffin I want. ;)

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Posted 20 April 2015 - 07:38 PM

The Griffin looks fun, but I am not sure that it could replace my Enforcer as my go-to medium. The Highlander looks decent too, you can mount three of those "OP" IS ERLLs.

Edited by Ed Steele, 20 April 2015 - 07:40 PM.






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