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#1 jjm1

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Posted 06 December 2016 - 03:10 PM

More coming...

Megalodon

Megalodon started it story as a Warhawk Prime claimed by Clan Diamond Shark as isorla from Clan Wolf. Its four ER-PPCs had been destroyed making it worthless to the front line galaxies so it instead went to the second line shops for a refit. It sat in disrepair for an inordinate amount of time until the lead tech drew up alternate plans for it in a final bid to get it out of the door before it started costing him personally. The build proved more costly and difficult than anticipated but in the end they completed a new omni-mech compliant variant which they designated WHK-M.

The build tested well, but its unusual weaponry made it completely unviable for many of the combat roles Warhawks were known for. Its twin LB-20X auto-cannons were dependent on heavy weight ammo meaning it lacked the battlefield longevity that commanders often demanded. They were also only effective at close range, meaning the mech would be too under-armed in open field battles with its three ER medium lasers. Despite these limitations, the mech was acquired by Lambda Spina Galaxy and used very effectively in fast paced assaults. Usually, by the time it hit the front line of a battle, snipers and faster mechs would have done enough damage to open up enemy armor just enough for the Megalodons LB-20Xs to pulverise their internal structure.

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...Warhawks pack a lot of quirks

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Sulfur Hawk

After a long battle of attrition with elements from Clan Wolfs 1st Wolf Cavalry through the sulfurous boiling hot springs of Evciler's lowlands, all that was left of an escort unit from Jade Falcons 9th Provisional Garrison cluster was one Warhawk of an experimental design a Marauder IIC and three Kit Foxes. The star had been repainted in thick coats of industrial anti-corrosive paints after their Phi Galaxy liveries had been scorched while fighting just two days earlier. Despite being outnumbered nearly two to one against a veteran unit the Jade Falcons managed to win a decisive battle at Archgrave Break-away iron extraction site. Anticipating a fast and aggressive push by the Wolves at this location the Jade Falcons used survey data and resources from the mine to lay a trap for the wolves. Five hundred kilograms of mine explosives were hidden beneath the springs, and when the Wolfs vanguard Dire Wolf passed over it they were detonated causing disorientation as the thick plumes of steam and sulfurous gasses reduced the already poor visibility to near zero. Star Commander Johan in the Warhawk immediately lead the counter-attack. He smashed through a high wall of calcium stalagmites opening up a direct route to the enemies flank, and then only a few minutes later the bulk of the perusing Wolf units were completely annihilated with the remainder retreating out of the dense blanket of toxic fumes that had shrouded the site.

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Shukuteki

Although this Masakari from Clan Smoke Jaguar's Delta Galaxy was eventually captured intact during the battle of Luthien, it's unknown pilot managed to defy and embarrass Draconis officers by destroying multiple waves of tanks and mechs sent to destroy it. It was named Shukuteki by the elite Kurita unit that was eventually mustered to hunt it down. After finding Shukuteki's pilot too exhausted to fight, the unit secured the mech for the Combine and it was later gifted by the Otomo to Kato Reo, the daughter and only child of a respected Kurita mechwarrior who was killed during the battle. She had vowed revenge on Smoke Jaguar and returned the Masakari to the clan territory it came from to fight in the battles that would eventually lead to the annihilation of Clan Smoke Jaguar.


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#2 Juodas Varnas

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Posted 06 December 2016 - 03:13 PM

God damn, that looks fricking cool.
And as always, the custom geometry is on point!

#3 jjm1

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Posted 06 December 2016 - 03:28 PM

View PostJuodas Varnas, on 06 December 2016 - 03:13 PM, said:

God damn, that looks fricking cool.
And as always, the custom geometry is on point!


Thanks.

Have I converted you to clan yet?

#4 CK16

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Posted 06 December 2016 - 03:31 PM

God man O.o I tried to do that paint scheme (meaning the Camo spec's for Lambda Gal.) on my MKII model, but damn...you make me feel like I am in preschool coloring time xD

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I didnt even get to name her :/

Edited by CK16, 06 December 2016 - 03:33 PM.


#5 Juodas Varnas

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Posted 06 December 2016 - 03:33 PM

View Postjjm1, on 06 December 2016 - 03:28 PM, said:


Thanks.

Have I converted you to clan yet?

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#6 Uncle Totty

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Posted 06 December 2016 - 03:41 PM

View Postjjm1, on 06 December 2016 - 03:10 PM, said:

More coming...

Megalodon

Megalodon started it story as a Warhawk Prime claimed by Clan Diamond Shark as isorla from Clan Wolf. Its four ER-PPCs had been destroyed making it worthless to the front line galaxies so it instead went to the second line shops for a refit. It sat in disrepair for an inordinate amount of time until the lead tech drew up alternate plans for it in a final bid to get it out of the door before it started costing him personally. The build proved more costly and difficult than anticipated but in the end they completed a new omni-mech compliant variant which they designated WHK-M.

The build tested well, but its unusual weaponry made it completely unviable for many of the combat roles Warhawks were known for. Its twin LB-20X auto-cannons were dependent on heavy weight ammo meaning it lacked the battlefield longevity that commanders often demanded. They were also only effective at close range, meaning the mech would be too under-armed in open field battles with its three ER medium lasers. Despite these limitations, the mech was acquired by Lambda Spina Galaxy and used very effectively in fast paced assaults. Usually, by the time it hit the front line of a battle, snipers and faster mechs would have done enough damage to open up enemy armor just enough for the Megalodons LB-20Xs to pulverise their internal structure.

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You DO know you can not change an Omnimech's armor on lore right? Posted Image

#7 MovinTarget

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Posted 06 December 2016 - 03:56 PM

View PostUncle Totty, on 06 December 2016 - 03:41 PM, said:

You DO know you can not change an Omnimech's armor on lore right? Posted Image



This is not lore...



THIS.IS.M.W.O!

#8 rolly

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Posted 06 December 2016 - 04:17 PM

Pay the right peeps and it can be.

#9 jjm1

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Posted 06 December 2016 - 04:25 PM

View PostJuodas Varnas, on 06 December 2016 - 03:33 PM, said:

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Guess I'll have to lift my game then.

#10 Uncle Totty

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Posted 06 December 2016 - 05:20 PM

View PostMovinTarget, on 06 December 2016 - 03:56 PM, said:



This is not lore...



THIS.IS.M.W.O!

Did you read his mech's backstory? Posted Image

#11 process

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Posted 07 December 2016 - 01:43 PM

Dual LB20-X sounds super ineffective and super fun. I'd pilot this.

#12 Metus regem

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Posted 07 December 2016 - 02:03 PM

While I like it, and like it a lot, with out ammo switching, I think dual UAC/20's would be more fitting for it.

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Posted 07 December 2016 - 11:17 PM

View PostMetus regem, on 07 December 2016 - 02:03 PM, said:

While I like it, and like it a lot, with out ammo switching, I think dual UAC/20's would be more fitting for it.


yeah I know.

If I was responsible for putting it in the game, I would keep play-testing and ramping up the quirks until it worked. Just like the PPC mechs.

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Edited by jjm1, 07 December 2016 - 11:24 PM.


#14 TheArisen

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Posted 07 December 2016 - 11:44 PM

Man that paintjob is epic... Idk if I'll ever be clan but I'd almost feel bad destroying such a beautiful machine.

#15 Metus regem

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Posted 08 December 2016 - 05:24 AM

View Postjjm1, on 07 December 2016 - 11:17 PM, said:


yeah I know.

If I was responsible for putting it in the game, I would keep play-testing and ramping up the quirks until it worked. Just like the PPC mechs.

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or you know... put ammo switching in Posted Image


Tell me about it.... I'm such an AC/PPC user, even during the era of Laser Vomit....

#16 Karl Streiger

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Posted 08 December 2016 - 06:39 AM

View Postprocess, on 07 December 2016 - 01:43 PM, said:

Dual LB20-X sounds super ineffective and super fun. I'd pilot this.

Dual LB20? Its the best sound MWO has. At point blank its pinpoint - at greater ranges however you might shoot at the "open" side torso of a guy but drilling through the still armored CT instead and igniting the ammunition Posted Image

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Posted 10 December 2016 - 07:45 AM

It looks amazing, I would pilot this.

#18 jjm1

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Posted 01 April 2017 - 10:56 PM

And finally made the third one. (see first post)

I cant believe I started this set late last year and now its April already. WTF.





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