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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 Dave Forsey

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Posted 15 June 2017 - 10:55 AM

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

#17 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.


#18 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?

#19 Dave Forsey

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Posted 19 June 2017 - 08:05 AM

This suggestion is a good one and comes up often, check the other threads for discussions. (such as this one:https://mwomercs.com...39#entry5657739)

But the bottom line is:

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Me: Not going to be high on anyone's priority list anytime soon, but a good solution that works within the technical limitations.

I'm happy to keep an eye on things in this forum, but remember I'm on MW5 now - and the Academy is considered "good enough" for the moment.



#20 Archer Magnus

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Posted 20 January 2020 - 03:57 PM

Hey mates, can we get this feature into MW5? I would love to have a home base were I could try out builds!

Then a big ACE hanger with my mechs Posted Image Then have some *cough clan mechs* attach my home base. Posted Image

*edit, I would love a carbon copy of the Acedemy in MW5 to test my mechs. Again, great job!

Edited by Archer Magnus, 20 January 2020 - 03:58 PM.






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