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#1 InnerSphereNews

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Posted 26 September 2017 - 10:59 AM

Greetings MechWarriors!

We have reviewed the recent MC and C-Bill release dates associated with the pre-order packages and have performed a restructuring of the MC and C-Bill release dates.
In all cases, the MC and C-bill Dates have been moved to an earlier date. Some recent pre-orders release dates, MC dates, and C-Bill dates had been left as TBD in the original FAQs due to the fact they were lining up too far in the future, as you can see from the chart below.

We will be updating the pre-order FAQ'a Today to reflect these changes.

Old Dates

New Dates

Old Dates

New Dates

Mech Pack

Release Date

Year

MC Date

MC Date

Year

C-Bill Date

C-Bill Date

Year

Hellspawn

Dec 12th

2017

Sept 4th

May 1st

2018

Oct 2nd

June 5th

2018

Thanatos

Nov 14th

2017

August 1st

April 3rd

2018

Sept 4th

May 1st

2018

Civll War: Escalation

Nightstar

Oct 17th

2017

July 4th

March 6th

2018

August 1st

April 3rd

2018

Nova Cat

Oct 17th

2017

June 6th

March 6th

2018

July 4th

April 3rd

2018

Arctic Wolf

Oct 17th

2017

May 2nd

Feb 6th

2018

June 6th

March 6th

2018

Osiris

Oct 17th

2017

April 4th

Feb 6th

2018

May 2nd

March 6th

2018

Clan IIC Heroes

Sept 19th

2017

Mar 6th

Jan 9th

2018

N/A

N/A

Clan Heroes 2 and 3

Aug 22nd

2017

Feb 6th

Jan 9th

2018

N/A

N/A

Civil War

Mad Cat MKII

July 18th

2017

Jan 9th

Dec 5th

2018

Feb 6th

Jan 9th

2018

Annihilator

July 18th

2017

Nov 7th

Nov 7th

2017

Dec 5th

Dec 5th

2017

Cougar

July 18th

2017

Oct 3rd

Oct 3rd

2017

Nov 7th

Nov 7th

2017

Uziel

July 18th

2017

Sept 5th

Sept 5th

2017

Oct 3rd

Oct 3rd

2017

Resistance Heroes

Jun 20th

2017

Dec 5th

Oct 3rd

2017

N/A

N/A



We also had members of the community point out some pricing errors in some recent 'Mech Releases. The new prices are listed below.

Name: MLX-G
C-Bill Price: 5,468,590
MC Price: 2,190
Sellback Price: 1,982,848

Name: ACH-E
C-Bill Price: 6,646,086
MC Price: 2,660
Sellback Price: 2,387,716

Name: IFR-P
C-Bill Price: 10,633,549
MC Price: 4,255
Sellback Price: 3,585,712

Name: SHC-H
C-Bill Price: 9,542,417
MC Price: 3,820
Sellback Price: 3,079,212

Name: MDD-H
C-Bill Price: 12,025,235
MC Price: 4,815
Sellback Price: 3,566,140

Name: EBJ-D
C-Bill Price: 12,732,809
MC Price: 5,095
Sellback Price: 3,960,756

Name: HBR-P
C-Bill Price: 12,604,973
MC Price: 5,045
Sellback Price: 3,960,756

Name: GAR-E
C-Bill Price: 15,844,170
MC Price: 6,340
Sellback Price: 5,226,448

Name: EXE-E
C-Bill Price: 18,703,317
MC Price: 7,485
Sellback Price: 6,161,228


#2 Appogee

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Posted 26 September 2017 - 12:30 PM

Nice move, thanks.

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Posted 26 September 2017 - 12:41 PM

I still don't get why mechs that get their first release at the same time, come out for MC and CB at different times. Why do I have to wait for my needed Cougar omnipods that I only own once longer, than for an additional Uziel. Or why do I have to wait even longer for doubling up on Annihilator versions or a second Deathstrike?

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Posted 26 September 2017 - 01:12 PM

Nine months waiting period for mc release and ten months for cbills was 100% insane. Four months for mc release and five months for cbills is still 40% insane. I guess you do whats best for business and if the majority put up with it all the more power to you. BUT wouldnt they put up with it too if the waiting period was one month like back in the days? How do i make a point of not liking your system if not by not preordering your stuff and if i dont preorder your stuff how do you know i would if the dates were better? Is this what you are trying to do here? The waiting time was so big that cutting it in half isnt helping much if thats your plan. Still not good enough for me.

I found out that the hype to buy mechs died easily after i waited and the brand_new_factor was out of the picture(i still dont own assassins or javelin and they are out for cbills ffs!).

and IM PISSED theres early adopter rewards instead of just rewards like back in the days. If it was one month period you wouldnt need to tell everyone if they dont buy the first month they can go #@ themselves. I bought the R2 pack after it was out mainly because of the rewards, put them in an early window and i would have skipped it. Guess how many pack ive bought since then... What exactly are you rewarding with that early reward? "oh hey you bought something at a time where you cant possibly know what you're buying, heres a ding to release some more endorphins"

I always felt strongly about this and the Hellspawn is making things worse for me right now. But i know that after the waiting period i wont even care. At least i learned something out of this, dont buy on impulse. If this is how its best for your business and you have numbers to prove it then good for you but its not working for me.

Edited by DAYLEET, 26 September 2017 - 06:58 PM.


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Posted 26 September 2017 - 01:19 PM

The wait times for a mech to be released unless you buy the package when it's released are dumb. Especially if you're buying them with c-bills. This is THE biggest reason I barely play anymore. It's just not worth waiting months to get a mech I want. Trust me, I've spent all the real money on this I intend to, which is a heck of a lot more than I have spent on any other game ever, probably most of the games I have spent money on combined.

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Posted 26 September 2017 - 01:26 PM

Thanks PGI. I appreciate your honesty and speed in correcting database errors. You just earned yourselves a few extra dollars.

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Posted 26 September 2017 - 01:41 PM

Bad move, this will hold me back even more to invest money into this game. Not worth waiting such a long time to get the early rewards. There are to many uncertainties, how will the mech look like, how wellplaced are the hardpoints. I've been disappointed so many times when a mech was being released that where good on paper.

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Posted 26 September 2017 - 03:23 PM

hm i extra bought the Artic Wolf because i didnt want to wait till may^^ february would have been ok.... can i still cancel my order?

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Posted 26 September 2017 - 03:27 PM

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Name: MLX-G

C-Bill Price: 5,468,590

MC Price: 2,190

Sellback Price: 1,982,848


So half off is 2,734,295 and it sells back for 1,982,848.

Does this mean it goes back into the sale bin since it no longer sells back for more than it's bought for?


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Posted 26 September 2017 - 04:57 PM

Thanks PGI for the heads up I appreciate the transparency.
I rarely look at the MC/CBill release dates cause Early Adopter has been the best option for me for a long time.
Ignore the 1% haters trash-talking about why they never spend cause they will never spend, besides theres that sulking-foot-stomping-fringe group in all games.
Anyways I'm honestly surprised PGI moved the dates forward so much, hope there's some relevant events planned for when those are released too... *hint*

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Posted 26 September 2017 - 08:03 PM

View PostInnerSphereNews, on 26 September 2017 - 10:59 AM, said:


Greetings MechWarriors!



We have reviewed the recent MC and C-Bill release dates associated with the pre-order packages and have performed a restructuring of the MC and C-Bill release dates.
In all cases, the MC and C-bill Dates have been moved to an earlier date. Some recent pre-orders release dates, MC dates, and C-Bill dates had been left as TBD in the original FAQs due to the fact they were lining up too far in the future, as you can see from the chart below.



We will be updating the pre-order FAQ'a Today to reflect these changes.


Old Dates
New Dates
Old Dates
New Dates
Mech Pack
Release Date
Year
MC Date
MC Date
Year
C-Bill Date
C-Bill Date
Year
Hellspawn
Dec 12th
2017
Sept 4th
May 2nd
2018
Oct 2nd
July 4th
2018
Thanatos
Nov 14th
2017
August 1st
April 4th
2018
Sept 4th
May 2nd
2018
Civll War: Escalation
Nightstar
Oct 17th
2017
July 4th
March 6th
2018
August 1st
April 4th
2018
Nova Cat
Oct 17th
2017
June 6th
March 6th
2018
July 4th
April 4th
2018
Arctic Wolf
Oct 17th
2017
May 2nd
Feb 6th
2018
June 6th
March 6th
2018
Osiris
Oct 17th
2017
April 4th
Feb 6th
2018
May 2nd
March 6th
2018
Clan IIC Heroes
Sept 19th
2017
Mar 6th
Jan 9th
2018
N/A
N/A
Clan Heroes 2 and 3
Aug 22nd
2017
Feb 6th
Jan 9th
2018
N/A
N/A
Civil War
Mad Cat MKII
July 18th
2017
Jan 9th
Dec 5th
2018
Feb 6th
Jan 9th
2018
Annihalator
July 18th
2017
Nov 7th
Nov 7th
2017
Dec 5th
Dec 5th
2017
Cougar
July 18th
2017
Oct 3rd
Oct 3rd
2017
Nov 7th
Nov 7th
2017
Uziel
July 18th
2017
Sept 5th
Sept 5th
2017
Oct 3rd
Oct 3rd
2017
Resistance Heroes
Jun 20th
2017
Dec 5th
Oct 3rd
2017
N/A
N/A





We also had members of the community point out some pricing errors in some recent 'Mech Releases. The new prices are listed below.

[indent]




Name: MLX-G

C-Bill Price: 5,468,590

MC Price: 2,190

Sellback Price: 1,982,848





Name: ACH-E

C-Bill Price: 6,646,086

MC Price: 2,660

Sellback Price: 2,387,716





Name: IFR-P

C-Bill Price: 10,633,549

MC Price: 4,255

Sellback Price: 3,585,712





Name: SHC-H

C-Bill Price: 9,542,417

MC Price: 3,820

Sellback Price: 3,079,212





Name: MDD-H

C-Bill Price: 12,025,235

MC Price: 4,815

Sellback Price: 3,566,140





Name: EBJ-D

C-Bill Price: 12,732,809

MC Price: 5,095

Sellback Price: 3,960,756





Name: HBR-P

C-Bill Price: 12,604,973

MC Price: 5,045

Sellback Price: 3,960,756





Name: GAR-E

C-Bill Price: 15,844,170

MC Price: 6,340

Sellback Price: 5,226,448





Name: EXE-E

C-Bill Price: 18,703,317

MC Price: 7,485

Sellback Price: 6,161,228[/indent]


There will be perma ban due to using price error for make money?
I already earned over 100000000c-bills...
Your staff didn't said about being banned but I'm quite worrying about that.
Sorry for my bad english....

Edited by sciencevessel, 26 September 2017 - 08:20 PM.


#12 ShooteyMcShooterson

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Posted 26 September 2017 - 09:15 PM

Alright, who snitched?

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Posted 27 September 2017 - 04:11 AM

PGI,

I appreciate you adjusting the release schedule to be more exact and follow a formula for every release.

But can we also see an update to the releases in the ability to use Omnipods correctly.

With my purchase of the cougars, and their reinforcement pack I have access to only swap out pods on mechs for those from the base models, but I own the reinforcements. So even though I purchased these ahead of time, I am not allowed to put reinforcement pods on any of my mechs from the store. I can only purchase base models. Why is this setup this way? Why I can't I even strip the pods off a mech and put them on another during these months that I PAID to have access to these mechs. Please look at allowing anyone who paid for these packs to modify any of the mechs we purchased with any of the pods from the packs we purchased. All this has taught me is that don't order any Clan Omni's in the cash only phase cause I won't get the full use out of them till the Cbill release.

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Posted 27 September 2017 - 04:49 AM

View Postsciencevessel, on 26 September 2017 - 08:03 PM, said:

There will be perma ban due to using price error for make money?
I already earned over 100000000c-bills...
Your staff didn't said about being banned but I'm quite worrying about that.
Sorry for my bad english....


You should have your credits removed. That's would be fair. But it's really not good to use a bug like this to your advantage. Better be honest and report stuff like this. Clearly you know something like this is not intended,

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Posted 27 September 2017 - 05:36 AM

View PostKaprylo, on 27 September 2017 - 04:49 AM, said:


You should have your credits removed. That's would be fair. But it's really not good to use a bug like this to your advantage. Better be honest and report stuff like this. Clearly you know something like this is not intended,

Actually i had bad feeling after this... but i already bought some mechs.. so i gonna say to pgi to remove my cbills.

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Posted 27 September 2017 - 08:10 AM

View Postsciencevessel, on 27 September 2017 - 05:36 AM, said:

Actually i had bad feeling after this... but i already bought some mechs.. so i gonna say to pgi to remove my cbills.


Don't sweat unless they annouce some penalties. It's not the same thing as cheating on comp play.

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Posted 27 September 2017 - 09:37 AM

Hey PGI, it's a step in the right direction... However, you still have a journey ahead of you.

One of the biggest complaints that I see, and agree with: You cut your early adopter rewards too early. You're asking your consumers to pre-order something that they have little information on, we don't even have a 3D rendering to go off of. Guys... This comes off as incredibly predatory, like you're a casino, and it doesn't help that you've been relying on nostalgia lately.

Do yourselves a favor and expand the early adopter rewards so that we can see what we are buying, if we like it then we are much more likely to spend $ on it. If we don't, then you have statistics to help you figure out what you are doing right/wrong. Hell, expand your early adopter rewards on the Marauder to be live now and see what happens.

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Posted 27 September 2017 - 10:32 AM

i personally think after one month of coming out they should go to MC than the next month CB. hell even the second month would be OK.

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Posted 27 September 2017 - 12:16 PM

To those of you thinking you just "took one in the shorts from PGI", for once you've instead been blessed with an earlier release of things, not a later release. They did goof the detail of one spot in the release table, but if you think about that carefully, you realize what they meant and that you're not being [beep]ed over. Also, if you're wondering why they're staggering some releases, blame that lunatic of a person who handles game balance and still doesn't do it right. Like, geez, 40+ ways to counter an LRM? That's disgusting, and they're letting those Sniper-types who came from "Call Of Duty"-series/"Counter-Strike"-series/"Destiny"/"BattleField"-series/"Halo"-series/"TitanFall"/"Hawken"/etc. get away with not having to use cover. Heck, that's more ways than there are Hammers in a Hardware Store for a particular given job! <_<

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Posted 27 September 2017 - 04:15 PM

Since the apparent exploit has been fixed, can someone explain what the exploit was?

I bought and sold a couple of the new Clan variants, just to participate in the leaderboard for them. I definitely got less when I sold them shortly after the contest was over, compared to what I bought them for. IIRC, I did get like half of my money back, instead of the usual lower ratio for a sold mech, but I certainly didn't profit from it. (The Shadow Cat and the Gargoyle)

How were people profiting from buying/selling mechs? Was there one particular mech that was glitched or something?





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