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#1 Archer Magnus

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Posted 08 February 2017 - 02:07 PM

Hello folks,

Can you use your own mech builds in the tutorial area? If not, could that be added to the testing grounds tab?

I would love to do the challenges with my builds.

Thank you,
Adam

#2 Void Angel

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Posted 08 February 2017 - 09:16 PM

The academy? Yes, you can; once you get through the basic training you can bring your own Battlemech in. Just check the box that says "Explore Academy," and you'll drop in whatever 'mech you've currently got selected.

#3 Dave Forsey

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Posted 09 February 2017 - 09:05 AM

Definitely yes!

But now I'm worried that a lot of players don't realize this!

#4 Void Angel

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Posted 09 February 2017 - 12:27 PM

I figured it out, but I have a background in MMOs and Mechwarrior - maybe add a voice-over or tutorial popup?

#5 Archer Magnus

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Posted 09 February 2017 - 01:16 PM

Thank you Void Angel and Dave Forsey! I can't wait to test out my mechs there.

To be honest, I didn't even think of just going back to the Academy. I figured it would launch the tutorial again.

How about adding something like this:
https://cisco.box.co...xtvk3av7hkqhu6z

Thank you again, I am going to have some fun back in Academy right now!

Edited by Archer Magnus, 09 February 2017 - 01:16 PM.


#6 MauttyKoray

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Posted 11 February 2017 - 05:47 PM

View PostDave Forsey, on 09 February 2017 - 09:05 AM, said:

Definitely yes!

But now I'm worried that a lot of players don't realize this!

Make a little subtext under the 'explore academy' checkbox that says (drops in your currently selected 'mech), problem solved.

Additionally, I haven't run this forever so if there isn't one, add a VO at the end of the training saying you can 'explore the academy with your own mech by coming back'.

Edited by MauttyKoray, 11 February 2017 - 05:57 PM.


#7 Archer Magnus

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Posted 13 February 2017 - 06:12 AM

It would also be nice if the comments about over-heating were removed from the Exploring Academy. I don't need to hear Captain Adams each time I over heat jibber jabber about it. :)

#8 Lily from animove

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Posted 14 February 2017 - 02:25 AM

View PostDave Forsey, on 09 February 2017 - 09:05 AM, said:

Definitely yes!

But now I'm worried that a lot of players don't realize this!


then fix this, and sadd soemthign to the tutorial that clearly tells them.

#9 Rhalgaln

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Posted 16 February 2017 - 04:12 AM

Every time you change the equippment of any of your mechs or use a new one the first time you should do the complete academy challenge.
That way you are aware of the strengths an weaknesses of your mech before you enter the ques.

#10 Dave Forsey

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Posted 20 February 2017 - 09:04 AM

View PostArcher Magnus, on 13 February 2017 - 06:12 AM, said:

It would also be nice if the comments about over-heating were removed from the Exploring Academy. I don't need to hear Captain Adams each time I over heat jibber jabber about it. Posted Image


Yes, yes it would... I should have caught that.

#11 Tarl Cabot

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Posted 20 February 2017 - 03:40 PM

View PostDave Forsey, on 20 February 2017 - 09:04 AM, said:


Yes, yes it would... I should have caught that.

How can he overheat using machine guns? :)

#12 Archer Magnus

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Posted 23 February 2017 - 08:09 PM

View PostDave Forsey, on 20 February 2017 - 09:04 AM, said:


Yes, yes it would... I should have caught that.


By the way, the Academy is really awesome! I have been using is constantly now.

#13 Christophe Ivanov

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Posted 24 February 2017 - 11:21 AM

I always go to the Academy to test out my changed weapons load out or a new mech I have. Just get in and off you go. Just go past the Academy building and it soon will warn you about you entering a live combat area. This is a good way to test out and learn how to improve your fighting and all that. Good luck :)

#14 Jables McBarty

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Posted 24 February 2017 - 12:24 PM

View PostChristophe Ivanov, on 24 February 2017 - 11:21 AM, said:

I always go to the Academy to test out my changed weapons load out or a new mech I have. Just get in and off you go. Just go past the Academy building and it soon will warn you about you entering a live combat area. This is a good way to test out and learn how to improve your fighting and all that. Good luck Posted Image


I use it on those days when it's like 11:58pm and I've just finished tweaking my loadout, but I can't commit the 10-20 minutes for a QP match, so I hop in the Explore Academy and get my last fill of MWO for the night.

#15 Elizander

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Posted 12 March 2017 - 11:49 PM

View PostDave Forsey, on 09 February 2017 - 09:05 AM, said:

Definitely yes!

But now I'm worried that a lot of players don't realize this!


Add a weekly or monthly quest to go back there and give us 250,000 c-bills for our trouble. :3

That way when new stuff is added more people can see it.

Edited by Elizander, 12 March 2017 - 11:49 PM.


#16 Dewd

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Posted 15 June 2017 - 09:31 AM

I've never completed the academy because it won't load/progress through the weapons firing mode. Hearing what all the academy has to offer, I've got to really try and figure it out, because I had NO IDEA the academy had so much to offer.

#17 Dave Forsey

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Posted 15 June 2017 - 10:55 AM

Dewd - what stopped your progression through the tutorial weapon stage?

#18 D V Devnull

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Posted 15 June 2017 - 01:09 PM

View PostDave Forsey, on 15 June 2017 - 10:55 AM, said:

Dewd - what stopped your progression through the tutorial weapon stage?

More particularly, I think we want to know what the last thing was that happened before it stopped Loading/Progressing through the Tutorial? I have never had a critical problem during the Tutorial myself, except for the one time the game client glitched itself and I had to reload it. :blink:

~D. V. "This is a puzzler indeed." Devnull





[Edit by Post Author for a Missed Thought.]

Edited by D V Devnull, 15 June 2017 - 01:10 PM.


#19 Dewd

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Posted 15 June 2017 - 05:08 PM

To best answer this question, I will try the academy again here in a minute and try to note what happened. It usually happens after running the time trial and shooting the stationary mechs, it seems like there is a next section to progress to and it just hangs. It happened several times and i just quit trying. I'll post results as an edit to this shortly. Thanks!

*edit*
HAHA! In typical tech support ways, I was able to complete the basic training for the first time ever. It used to hang up after killing the last of the (5 ithink) dummy target mechs and never launch into the area with all the other challenges. Can't wait to check it all out.

**Edit 2**
After completing everything but the running cored challenge (just can't seem to get all the way through the third level), I have to say that the academy is WAY better than I thought it would be, the ability to enter a battle with some AI enemies is incredible, and the practice stuff helps manage the mastery of a mech. PGI should really advertise/pump up how amazing the academy is. I can tell a LOT of work went into it, and it would benefit a lot of players to use it.

Edited by Dewd, 16 June 2017 - 06:58 AM.


#20 ice trey

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Posted 16 June 2017 - 09:22 PM

Not sure

Is it possible to get rid of all of the hero mechs and have ONLY mechs you own show up in the training grounds?





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