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Any Legendary Merc Units?


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#1 Snowman741

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Posted 22 March 2018 - 09:59 AM

I see a few units I recognize from the "lore", but I don't recall seeing many active big name groups.

Grey Death Legion?
Wolfs Dragoons?
Kell Hounds?
Northwind Highlanders?
Blackthorns?
Hanson's Roughriders?
Snord's Irregulars?
Eridian Light Horse?
21st Century Lancers?

I have seen Ables Aces and Camerons Highlanders.


#2 QueenBlade

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Posted 22 March 2018 - 10:47 AM

Are you sure?

#3 Snowman741

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Posted 22 March 2018 - 12:41 PM

I don't recall seeing any other than Ables Aces and Camerons Highlanders, but I guess I can't be sure...

#4 Lawrence Elsa

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Posted 22 March 2018 - 01:03 PM

When Units within Factions were first introduced, PGI mentioned that prominent canon names like "The Gold Keshik", "Gray Death Legion" "5th Donegal Guards" and variations of the sort ( The_Golden_Keshik, Golden Keshik, (Offical) blah blah blah) would be invalid names for forming a faction, and thus most people didn't bother making too many lore-ish units, especially since the few that did manage to make it through have a less than stellar reputation in terms of in-game performance.

There are a few units with canon roots, such as 12th Donegal Guards [12DG] Night's Scorn [NS], Kell's Commandos [Kcom], and Black Widow Company [BWC] that I can think of off the top of my head, but honestly they either don't exist any more, don't play anymore, abandoned all lore and role-play so they could git gud, or just suck regardless of role-play.

If you care about lore, then I'm sorry to say that MWO murdered it from all fronts since the people who cared about lore more than fun made complete fools of themselves, people who cared even a little about lore got trolled spectacularly by either individuals or entire units dedicated to trolling "Mech Dads", and absolutely everyone got crapped on when faction warfare became the joke that it is.

TL;DR: Caring about lore in MWO is begging for a bad time from everyone.

Edited by Lawrence Elsa, 22 March 2018 - 01:04 PM.


#5 QueenBlade

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Posted 22 March 2018 - 01:49 PM

https://docs.google....dit?usp=sharing

The list of unit names that PGI blacklisted for use in Community Warfare.

#6 Snowman741

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Posted 22 March 2018 - 04:05 PM

Thank you for the info.

In experience with other games the lore never works out, but people always try.

I just stumbled across this game a few months ago otherwise I would have been here from the start and would've been more knowledgeable.

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Posted 25 March 2018 - 01:29 PM

That's why you ask questions, and I hope we could give a sufficient answer.

#8 Generic Internetter

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Posted 26 March 2018 - 09:11 AM

View PostQueenBlade, on 22 March 2018 - 01:49 PM, said:

https://docs.google....dit?usp=sharing

The list of unit names that PGI blacklisted for use in Community Warfare.


PGI went to the effort to block over 7000 unit names, but I still can't change the colour of my HUD or reticule.

"Thanks PGI"





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