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#1 InnerSphereNews

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Posted 01 March 2018 - 01:45 PM






#2 trajan331

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Posted 01 March 2018 - 01:47 PM

Funny, I was just wondering what happened to the Flea about four days ago. Figured they would have unveiled it earlier. Not the mech for me. Glad they cut the price down to coincide with the tonnage.

Edited by trajan331, 01 March 2018 - 01:47 PM.


#3 The Boneshaman

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Posted 01 March 2018 - 01:48 PM

only took how long?

#4 Jay Leon Hart

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Posted 01 March 2018 - 01:51 PM

Well, it's finally here!

Plus IS gets an 8B Light 'mech at last.

Hope it sells well.

[Edit] Didn't notice the MASC - Fire Moth confirmed? [/Edit]

[Edit2] Is it too early to ask for 50% MG RoF quirks? Posted Image [/Edit2]

Edited by Jay Leon Hart, 01 March 2018 - 01:55 PM.


#5 Lily of Thrace

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Posted 01 March 2018 - 01:54 PM

Only been waiting, what, five years for this?

#6 Odanan

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Posted 01 March 2018 - 01:55 PM

View PostJay Leon Hart, on 01 March 2018 - 01:51 PM, said:

[Edit] Didn't notice the MASC

Fire Moth confirmed? [/Edit]

Fire Moth is too fast with MASC (210+ km/h)

#7 Ed Steele

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Posted 01 March 2018 - 01:56 PM

View Posttrajan331, on 01 March 2018 - 01:47 PM, said:

Funny, I was just wondering what happened to the Flea about four days ago. Figured they would have unveiled it earlier. Not the mech for me. Glad they cut the price down to coincide with the tonnage.


HBS unveiled the model a few weeks ago on Twitter in a picture of all the Mech models confirmed to be in BATTLETECH at lunch and HBS licenses the models from PGI.

View PostOdanan, on 01 March 2018 - 01:55 PM, said:

Fire Moth is too fast with MASC (210+ km/h)


It is funny that the 20+year old MechWarrior 2 could handle it.

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Posted 01 March 2018 - 01:59 PM

Engine rating at 170.... just 5 more and we arent hindered by Heatsinks dammit!

8 ballistics
7 Energy

Ofcourse clans get the better hardpoints as usual

Might preorder this

#9 Jay Leon Hart

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Posted 01 March 2018 - 02:00 PM

View PostOdanan, on 01 March 2018 - 01:55 PM, said:

Fire Moth is too fast with MASC (210+ km/h)

64-bit systems only though, there's hope yet!

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Posted 01 March 2018 - 02:00 PM

The only question is now that it's here, will Paul keep his dreaded promise to inflict Flea-only battle mode on those he condemns? :)

#11 Alvar Von Kenesthor

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Posted 01 March 2018 - 02:09 PM

I'm happy people finally got their beloved mech, but isn't this just a bulkier and slower Locust?
Unless it gets Urbie-level quirks, this mech is going to banish from the battlefield too quicky...

Edited by Alvar Von Kenesthor, 01 March 2018 - 02:09 PM.


#12 Dagonus

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Posted 01 March 2018 - 02:10 PM

FLE-FA (Fire Ant)

Extra Hero? Or weird named mech that doesn't have hero bonuses?

#13 Mekanïk Destruktïw Kommandöh

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Posted 01 March 2018 - 02:11 PM

2013 was a great year!
...my axxe...
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#14 suffocater

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Posted 01 March 2018 - 02:12 PM

Is the Fire Ant a hero? With CB-boost? If so, why do you get one hero für 10$ OR a hero and another mech for 10$?

EDIT: found my answer

Edited by suffocater, 01 March 2018 - 02:52 PM.


#15 Juodas Varnas

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Posted 01 March 2018 - 02:13 PM

View PostDagonus, on 01 March 2018 - 02:10 PM, said:

FLE-FA (Fire Ant)

Extra Hero? Or weird named mech that doesn't have hero bonuses?

Fire Ant is a basic variant, AFAIK.

I think it originally came from MechCommander and got canonized as a Flea variant later on.

Edited by Juodas Varnas, 01 March 2018 - 02:14 PM.


#16 Vladosteron

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Posted 01 March 2018 - 02:15 PM

TAKE MY MONEY, JUST TAKE IT!

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Posted 01 March 2018 - 02:16 PM

Yeah. Just wish there was a break in releases. I know first world problems right? Glad to have another classic.

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Posted 01 March 2018 - 02:16 PM

Well, I'll be damned. Finally!

So . . . since the Flea is finally making its debut, and there's a lot of Flamer use in there, will we finally see the Flamer start to receive the attention it desperately needs? Please? For reference, to do it in an incremental fashion like Paul wants:

Step 1: Lower Flamer Heat DPS to 2.0

Step 2: Return the Flamer's 0.8 DPS that it had pre-Flamergeddon.

Step 3: Disable all of the "firing window" and "pseudo cooldown mechanics" along with the exponential scaling.

Step 4: Now that the flamer would be the constant stream-firing weapon it's supposed to be, begin tuning DPS, Heat DPS, and HPS to desirable, balanced, and sustainable levels. I think 1.0 DPS, 1.5 Heat DPS, and 1.0 HPS is a good place to start.

Please, can we please finally start to address this weapon system? Especially with a mech variant called the "Fire Ant" coming that carries 3x Flamers, it's only fitting to get the Flamer where it should be; and its the kind of promised Flamer Overhaul that Russ promised back in 2013 that Russ also said would be "discussed at a later time" after Flamergeddon.

Can we please have this discussion and address this weapon system, so mechs like the Flea, Firestarter, and others have the Flamer they deserve?

Edited by Sereglach, 01 March 2018 - 04:57 PM.


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Posted 01 March 2018 - 02:17 PM

MASC and a 170 engine cap. That'll be quick.

#20 D V Devnull

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Posted 01 March 2018 - 02:21 PM

Now if only we had some Lore to read... :P

~D. V. "Placing the request in PGI's lap..." Devnull





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