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#361 DAEDALOS513

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Posted 28 May 2019 - 01:35 PM

View PostTeenage Mutant Ninja Urbie, on 28 May 2019 - 01:08 PM, said:


so easy to do, and yet simply impossible to get, for years.
kinda reminds me of permit a38, from asterix conquers rome:


"a simple, administrative formality" Posted Image

Dude, I'm just sick of hearing the same complaints from everyone, (even when it comes out of my own mouth), for years now. I just don't get it, I honestly don't. With such a passionate core player base that will put up with almost anything, this company should be rolling in dough but they just don't listen.. they don't know how to handle this franchise.. instead of theory crafting they should get down into the trenches and play their own game with the rest of us; if they actually worked to achieve at least TIER 1 from TIER 5, only then would they start to know what this game needs.

Edited by DAEDALOS513, 28 May 2019 - 01:44 PM.


#362 Paul Meyers DEST

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Posted 28 May 2019 - 11:43 PM

I screwed again a complete drop yesterday cause of the 60 seconds of doom

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Posted 29 May 2019 - 12:12 AM

View PostPaul Meyers DEST, on 28 May 2019 - 11:43 PM, said:

I screwed again a complete drop yesterday cause of the 60 seconds of doom


AHA! :P

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Posted 29 May 2019 - 01:38 AM

View PostBishop Six, on 29 May 2019 - 12:12 AM, said:


AHA! Posted Image


Yes it was the drop deck Posted Image. Believe me. Really. Please. I beg you. Well and my below average skill to get close with UAC20 BloodAsps Posted Image on alpine

Edited by Paul Meyers DEST, 29 May 2019 - 01:39 AM.


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Posted 29 May 2019 - 01:30 PM

View PostPaul Meyers DEST, on 28 May 2019 - 11:43 PM, said:

I screwed again a complete drop yesterday cause of the 60 seconds of doom

You done been pgi'd

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Posted 31 May 2019 - 11:20 AM

This constant changing of factions is beyond ridiculous.. further evidence that you don't play your own game.. otherwise you would know what a hassle and headache this is for units trying to keep members under the same banner.. and even for non-unit players because they also, like unit members, have to constantly keep changing out their drop decks .. for those that purchased additional decks, I can't even imagine the hassle it is to constantly have to change more than 4 decks almost each time there is a new 'phase.' Not to be rude, but, I don't believe anyone cares about the story line. I never read it.. I'm sure what players care about is to have a smooth experience with this game.. to be able drop into a faction match as quick and seamlessly as possible.. this patch is a step backwards in that regard.

Please fix this fiasco of a patch.

Edited by DAEDALOS513, 31 May 2019 - 11:29 AM.


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Posted 31 May 2019 - 06:35 PM

View PostDAEDALOS513, on 31 May 2019 - 11:20 AM, said:

for those that purchased additional decks, I can't even imagine the hassle it is to constantly have to change more than 4 decks almost each time there is a new 'phase.'

I have 10 decks. I am spending more time changing them from Clan to IS and back than I am playing actual matches.

I am wondering whether part of PGI's design might be to deliberately incent people to buy more decks - some for their Clan Mechs, some for their IS decks - by causing constant switching and not adding time to the pre-match lobby.

I can't work out why else they can't just change the timer from 1 minute to 3 minutes.


View PostDAEDALOS513, on 31 May 2019 - 11:20 AM, said:

Not to be rude, but, I don't believe anyone cares about the story line.

I think the storyline idea is interesting, but needs to be significantly beefed up and made meaningful.

For example, if a Steiner planet gets taken, let the victors raid the Atlas storage facility and buy Atlases at a 50% discount. If the Steiners defend it, give them a special banner, some extra LP and a kiss on the cheek by Melissa Steiner.

Or something.

The conflict should be promoted like an event, with a splash graphic, and awards for best pilots ("Hero of Heriscles" or "Defender of Duncicle".

Also: introduce unique planetary conditions and drop weights.

Edited by Appogee, 31 May 2019 - 08:12 PM.


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Posted 01 June 2019 - 06:32 AM

View PostAppogee, on 31 May 2019 - 06:35 PM, said:

I have 10 decks. I am spending more time changing them from Clan to IS and back than I am playing actual matches.

I am wondering whether part of PGI's design might be to deliberately incent people to buy more decks - some for their Clan Mechs, some for their IS decks - by causing constant switching and not adding time to the pre-match lobby.

I can't work out why else they can't just change the timer from 1 minute to 3 minutes.



I think the storyline idea is interesting, but needs to be significantly beefed up and made meaningful.

For example, if a Steiner planet gets taken, let the victors raid the Atlas storage facility and buy Atlases at a 50% discount. If the Steiners defend it, give them a special banner, some extra LP and a kiss on the cheek by Melissa Steiner.

Or something.

The conflict should be promoted like an event, with a splash graphic, and awards for best pilots ("Hero of Heriscles" or "Defender of Duncicle".

Also: introduce unique planetary conditions and drop weights.

Stop App, you're making it sound too easy to fix this game.. it can't be that easy.. not after so many years of bad decision making.

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Posted 05 June 2019 - 03:34 PM

View PostPaul Inouye, on 21 May 2019 - 11:34 AM, said:


Group restrictions were removed to give players a bit more flexibility in how they play. e.g. Your unit goes Merc but one of your guys jumped the gun and went Loyalist. You can still all group up and play, just the end rewards will be different between that one guy and your unit.


Maybe I am missing something.. we went from a unit with loyalty and a way to faction and role play to a "you get to pick from two sides of a battle with PUGS" or did I miss something ?

The units seem all but dead and that kind of defines what FACTION is isnt it.. ?

To be fair, I have only been back a day after being gone a monthish.. But my Unit is screwed up, I can seem to find a way to do anything or make it loyal to anything or anyone.

Is there a link to how this ALPHA FP ( Its cant qualify as Beta in my book ) way of doing FP is supposed to be about ? All it looks like to me is that they removed a lot and gave us little new to show for it. But maybe I am missing something.

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Posted 06 June 2019 - 12:52 PM

Why did they increase the quickplay voting screen counter to a minute, 25 seconds?

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Posted 06 June 2019 - 01:23 PM

View PostDAEDALOS513, on 06 June 2019 - 12:52 PM, said:

Why did they increase the quickplay voting screen counter to a minute, 25 seconds?



after 4? games of conquest (because it's fun to do several hours of the same stuff), I decided to QP for a change.
can't be that bad, right? then that. Posted Image

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Posted 06 June 2019 - 01:25 PM

View PostCaptain Caveman DE, on 06 June 2019 - 01:23 PM, said:



after 4? games of conquest (because it's fun to do several hours of the same stuff), I decided to QP for a change.
can't be that bad, right? then that. Posted Image

I'm at a loss, who asked for this? I haven't tried FP yet, I'm hoping they increased the lobby timer on that as well.. we'll see..

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Posted 06 June 2019 - 01:40 PM

View PostDAEDALOS513, on 06 June 2019 - 01:25 PM, said:

I'm at a loss, who asked for this? I haven't tried FP yet, I'm hoping they increased the lobby timer on that as well.. we'll see..


I myself asked for a bigger lobby timer, for example. too often you hear in ts "wasn't fast enough to switch". so 90sec timer for fw is great, imo.
to have it in QP though... Posted Image


it surely is a bug, and they'll fix it hopefully fast.

Edited by Captain Caveman DE, 06 June 2019 - 01:41 PM.


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Posted 10 June 2019 - 01:40 PM

Whoever is responsible for pushing through that extra 30 seconds in lobby time I thank you, WE thank you! It has made a world of difference. The next couple things you can do to appease your loyal mechwarriors is, first:

-allow each unit or solo player to hold onto his or her faction without having to switch banners just to play faction play.

and second:

-More siege mode battles.. FP feels too much like quickplay lately..

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Posted 18 June 2019 - 02:39 AM

View PostDAEDALOS513, on 31 May 2019 - 11:20 AM, said:

This constant changing of factions is beyond ridiculous.. further evidence that you don't play your own game.. otherwise you would know what a hassle and headache this is for units trying to keep members under the same banner.. and even for non-unit players because they also, like unit members, have to constantly keep changing out their drop decks .. for those that purchased additional decks, I can't even imagine the hassle it is to constantly have to change more than 4 decks almost each time there is a new 'phase.' Not to be rude, but, I don't believe anyone cares about the story line. I never read it.. I'm sure what players care about is to have a smooth experience with this game.. to be able drop into a faction match as quick and seamlessly as possible.. this patch is a step backwards in that regard.

Please fix this fiasco of a patch.


What?? There's a story line?? I want to shoot mechs, not read story lines!





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