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#1 InnerSphereNews

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Posted 04 October 2019 - 01:49 PM


PURCHASE TICKETS HERE >>>


MechWarrior 5 Launch Party and Piranha Games 20th Anniversary!


Greetings MechWarriors,

We are very excited to announce the MW5 Launch Celebration Party!

We would like YOU to celebrate with us! There are limited tickets available for MechWarriors. Get your tickets now!

This event is for developers, family, and friends to come together to celebrate the release of MechWarrior 5 Mercenaries and the Piranha Games 20th anniversary.

What is happening at the Launch Party?

We're celebrating the launch of MechWarrior 5 Mercenaries and the 20th anniversary of Piranha Games!

  • Mingle with the PGI Developers in a deluxe party venue, overlooking a spectacular view of the North Shore!
  • Enjoy a catered dinner, an open bar, and evening snacks!
  • Groove to the tunes spun by a DJ
  • Play MechWarrior 5 Mercenaries single-player on demo stations or in the Super Pods
  • Other fun activities to be announced

Where is it taking place?

  • Vancouver Convention Center - 1055 Canada Pl, Vancouver, BC
  • Location will be included in your ticket info if you are attending.

When is the event happening?

  • Friday December 20th from 5 PM to 1 AM

How can I attend?

Tickets will be 25 USD and include:

  • A catered buffet dinner, and evening snacks
  • Free drinks (soda, water, open bar)
  • Access to all the evening activities
  • MechWarrior 5 T-Shirt*
  • Free coat and bag check

PURCHASE TICKETS HERE >>>

Can I bring my Family?

  • Kids 13 and under can be brought as an additional guest for free
  • Up to 2 children per adult.
  • If you want a shirt for them you will have to purchase an additional ticket.

Ticket Refunds Policy

  • We will be able to issue refunds up to November 30th.
  • We will not be able to ship out t-shirts to anyone who bought a ticket but is unable to attend.
  • We have a limited number of tickets available only purchase if you can commit to attending the event.

Read the FAQ below for more details on tickets.

Traveling to Vancouver

It's up to you to get to the event and get home safely!

Here are 2 handy resources for directions to get from the Vancouver Airport to Downtown using transit.

You can also call a cab in Vancouver

  • Use this number (604) 871-1111 for the Vancouver Taxi company
  • Use this number (604) 681-1111 for the Yellow Cab company
  • Keep in mind, it will be a busy time for cabs so on a Friday evening close to the holidays.
Unfortunately, Vancouver does not currently have UBER, we do however, have KATER https://www.kater.com/

Accommodations.

Here's a google search of hotels in Downtown Vancouver.

Or check out Air B'n'B

We are attempting to secure special rates with select hotels nearby. Details will be provided soon.

Tips and Tricks

  • Before you buy tickets, make sure you can take the time off work to travel.
  • Make sure you are eligible to travel to Canada.
  • Book your hotel - this is an expensive time of year.
  • Know where you are going by using online resources.
  • Vancouver has some interesting areas that are best left unexplored.
  • Keep your phone charged no guarantees there will be charging available at the venue.
  • Marijuana is legal in Canada but there are rules. Obey the law.

FAQ

Is Cosplay OK?

  • Sure thing! You can cosplay.
  • Keep in mind social norms for appropriate attire.
  • Props will be safety checked
  • No Metal prop Items
  • Use common sense.

Can I post Photos or Stream on Social Media

  • Yes! If you come to the event taking photos and posting online is OK as long as you are being respectful.
  • Sure, you can post videos if you have asked permission of those in the video, otherwise, keep it local.
  • Don't post compromising photos or videos in bad taste. We realize the world rewards controversy but were just trying to have a good time.
  • We won't have a dedicated public Wifi or wired internet so use your data at your own risk.

Behavior

  • This is a fun event and overt negativity is not welcome.
  • Children maybe present, no excessive swearing, please.
  • Respect each other's personal space.
  • Drink responsibly.
  • No smoking in or around the venue except for designated areas.
  • Follow venue rules.
  • There will be security present.
  • You maybe asked to leave and be escorted out by security at their or the venue's discretion.

This is not MECH_CON.

  • We will not be live-streaming the event on twitch.
  • It's not a convention atmosphere, its a party.
  • There will be no displays.
  • No queued demo stations (the demo stations will be casual and on a first-come, first-serve basis).
  • No Autograph Sessions.
  • No Developer presentations or Q&A's.
  • No Tournament or Competitive play.



#2 QueenBlade

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Posted 04 October 2019 - 02:02 PM

We would like YOU to celebrate with us! There will be only 100 tickets available for MechWarriors. Get your tickets Wednesday, Oct 16th!

You will be able to purchase tickets to attend this event starting October 9th at 2 PM PST



So which is it?

#3 Tina Benoit

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Posted 04 October 2019 - 02:15 PM

View PostQueenBlade, on 04 October 2019 - 02:02 PM, said:

We would like YOU to celebrate with us! There will be only 100 tickets available for MechWarriors. Get your tickets Wednesday, Oct 16th!

You will be able to purchase tickets to attend this event starting October 9th at 2 PM PST



So which is it?


Fixed it, thanks. It's Oct 9th.

#4 Alilua

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Posted 04 October 2019 - 02:52 PM

[redacted]

Edited by Tina Benoit, 04 October 2019 - 03:27 PM.
nonconstructive


#5 CycKath

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Posted 04 October 2019 - 02:54 PM

Okay.

#6 Alilua

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Posted 04 October 2019 - 03:53 PM

Before we agree to buy a ticket there are some questions I would like to ask. Answer these questions truthfully and to the best of your ability because the past sometimes shows discreptances between the truth. In the event will vaping/e-cig usage be treated the same as smoking? The time of the event is listed as 5pm to 1am but will there be any activites to partake if we arrive early? And for the interesting areas best left unexplored could you elaborate? Not too sure what you are tying to say by that little blurb. Does it mean there are some problematic areas nearby or just that it's easy to be distracted by other venues? Super pods are listed as being there, have any changes been made to them since mechcon? With the picture showing water near the area are mosquitoes going to be a problem? I am not sure about this region of Canada at this time and know some places are much worse than others. The tips mentions keeping your phone charged, will portable external batteries be allowed? Can I bring more than one if I think it's an issue? How will the other fun activities be announced or will they be not disclosed ahead of time?

Edited by Alilua, 04 October 2019 - 04:20 PM.


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Posted 04 October 2019 - 04:02 PM

View PostAlilua, on 04 October 2019 - 03:53 PM, said:

Before we agree to buy a ticket there are some questions I would like to ask. Answer these questions truthfully and to the best of your ability because the past sometimes shows discreptances between the truth. In the event will vaping/e-cig usage be treated the same as smoking? The time of the event is listed as 5pm to 1am but will there be any activites to partake if we arrive early? And for the interesting areas best left unexplored could you elaborate? Not too sure what you are tying to say by that little blurb. Does it mean there are some problematic areas nearby or just that it's easy to be distracted by other venues? Super pods are listed as being there, have any changes been made to them since mechcon? With the picture showing water near the area are mosquitoes going to be a problem? I am not sure about this region of Canada at this time and know some places are much worse than others. The tips mentions keeping your phone charged, will portable external batteries be allowed? Can I bring more than one if I think it's an issue? How will the other fun activities be announced or will they be ahead of time?


I'm not involved with the event (though I hope I can go) but as someone who lives in Vancouver I can tell you that:

1) Most venues treat Vaping / E-Cigs the same as smoking, so you have to go outside
2) For areas to not explore, do not go visit the Downtown East Side .. high crime rate, lots of drug users, etc
3) Mosquitos should not be a problem .. it's December in Canada!

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Posted 04 October 2019 - 04:27 PM

its a chance to see pgi in their usual stupor. good luck with that. game better be good or il know what they spent all the money on.

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Posted 04 October 2019 - 06:04 PM

Are you sure I can buy tickets from the venue or is this going to be an Epic exclusive also?

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Posted 04 October 2019 - 06:31 PM

Why has there been practically no advertising for this game?

#11 Grayson Sortek

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Posted 04 October 2019 - 07:10 PM

Well it is PGI; so I bet you guys will order your tickets, get to the event, and then get a message at the door about the event being hosted at another venue... but it's okay, because they'll let you keep the swag you got at the front door ;)

P.S. What happened to the narrative about needing the extra money from Epic for improving and developing the game?

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Posted 04 October 2019 - 09:05 PM

Russ sure loves to waste money while telling us whenever he can how small and poor PGI is, well have fun at your yet another (not)MehCon while MWO is starving for new content(I'm not talking about mech packs btw) and dying heh.

Edited by Kell Aset, 04 October 2019 - 09:16 PM.


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Posted 04 October 2019 - 09:11 PM

View PostGrayson Sortek, on 04 October 2019 - 07:10 PM, said:

Well it is PGI; so I bet you guys will order your tickets, get to the event, and then get a message at the door about the event being hosted at another venue... but it's okay, because they'll let you keep the swag you got at the front door Posted Image

P.S. What happened to the narrative about needing the extra money from Epic for improving and developing the game?


they spent it on the party instead. both this one that the you can get tickets for, and second party where they get hooped up on goofballs and pat eachother on the back for exploiting the mechwarrior/battletech community.

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Posted 04 October 2019 - 10:09 PM

Don't quite understand how a launch party for a game or product is so unusual it can to be criticized to just exists.

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Posted 04 October 2019 - 10:17 PM

Is the location fixed or are you currently in secret talks with another venue?

#16 Michal R

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Posted 04 October 2019 - 11:18 PM

Who cares about MW5.
This is MWO.... get the F... out with this crap EPIC Think to MW5 site.


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Posted 05 October 2019 - 12:22 AM

View PostSo long and thanks for the fish, on 04 October 2019 - 10:09 PM, said:

Don't quite understand how a launch party for a game or product is so unusual it can to be criticized to just exists.


you must be new. see we don't have normal devs, what we have is pgi. pgi has done a poor job of instilling the faith of its customer base. over promising, under developing, stringing us along, outright failing various development tasks, not learning from those mistakes, and making even more mistakes. hince the saltiness of the community. at present the only thing pgi can do to remedy this situation is to deliver a mechwarrior game. im still waiting for that. if mwo is the way they managed to pay for it so be it. but they have to deliver a game. a party for a select handful of people is not a game and thus will draw infinite criticism.

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Posted 05 October 2019 - 10:21 AM

View PostAlilua, on 04 October 2019 - 03:53 PM, said:

Before we agree to buy a ticket there are some questions I would like to ask. Answer these questions truthfully and to the best of your ability because the past sometimes shows discreptances between the truth. In the event will vaping/e-cig usage be treated the same as smoking? The time of the event is listed as 5pm to 1am but will there be any activites to partake if we arrive early? And for the interesting areas best left unexplored could you elaborate? Not too sure what you are tying to say by that little blurb. Does it mean there are some problematic areas nearby or just that it's easy to be distracted by other venues? Super pods are listed as being there, have any changes been made to them since mechcon? With the picture showing water near the area are mosquitoes going to be a problem? I am not sure about this region of Canada at this time and know some places are much worse than others. The tips mentions keeping your phone charged, will portable external batteries be allowed? Can I bring more than one if I think it's an issue? How will the other fun activities be announced or will they be not disclosed ahead of time?



The first letter of each sentence spells how I fell about all of this.

#19 OZHomerOZ

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Posted 05 October 2019 - 11:21 AM

Could indicate that
MW5 is on schedule
PARTY TIME!!!

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Posted 05 October 2019 - 01:21 PM

please forgive me if this sounds rude but i am not inclined to fly to canada to meet you.
I would probably buy a shirt though, may I buy a shirt?





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