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#1 InnerSphereNews

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Posted 19 November 2019 - 11:24 AM


MechWarrior 5 Mercenaries Free E-book Series


Today we are releasing the first ‘E-Pub’ Novella of a Free Eight-Part MechWarrior 5 Origins Series. This narrative series establishes characters and leads into the events of MechWarrior 5: Mercenaries

The MechWarrior 5 Origins series of short stories immerses players in the backstories of the most important Cavaliers characters. Dive back into the universe you love and prepare for the coming action of MechWarrior 5!

In “The Calm of the Void” Nikolai Mason, a crew member on a Lyran Free Trader JumpShip, is on the hunt for lostech. An item that will boost his career towards his own dream of captaincy. But he'll need to thread the dangerous waters of those that want the same thing.

New installments will be arriving every few days leading up to MechWarrior 5: Mercenaries Launch on December 10th 2019.


You will be able to access all the novellas here: https://mw5mercs.com/novellas



#2 Betrax

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Posted 19 November 2019 - 11:41 AM

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#3 pacifica812

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Posted 19 November 2019 - 11:55 AM

Ok... all aboard the hype train :)

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Posted 19 November 2019 - 12:05 PM

why not, I like the idea :)

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Posted 19 November 2019 - 12:07 PM

Very good :) I hope we get some new ingame video this week.

#6 Trystan Thorne

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Posted 19 November 2019 - 12:27 PM

Nice, will check it out later!
Also nice to see some MW5 news finally.

Hopefully will be followed by some in-game footage soon.

#7 Gagis

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Posted 19 November 2019 - 12:37 PM

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#8 Vellron2005

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Posted 19 November 2019 - 12:45 PM

Is it so hard to post it as a simple PDF file?

Why do you guys have to complicate EVERYTHING?!

Geez!

#9 Bolo Atari

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Posted 19 November 2019 - 12:45 PM

Big victory for everyone!

#10 Hellfire666

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Posted 19 November 2019 - 01:06 PM

View PostVellron2005, on 19 November 2019 - 12:45 PM, said:

Is it so hard to post it as a simple PDF file?

Why do you guys have to complicate EVERYTHING?!

Geez!


Glad I'm not the only one who thinks that.

#11 Trystan Thorne

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Posted 19 November 2019 - 01:19 PM

View PostVellron2005, on 19 November 2019 - 12:45 PM, said:

Is it so hard to post it as a simple PDF file?

Why do you guys have to complicate EVERYTHING?!

Geez!

View PostHellfire666, on 19 November 2019 - 01:06 PM, said:


Glad I'm not the only one who thinks that.

Get Calibre guys. You can use that to read the ebooks, or transform it into a pdf if you so wish.

#12 Mighty Spike

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Posted 19 November 2019 - 01:42 PM

View PostTrystan Thorne, on 19 November 2019 - 12:27 PM, said:


Also nice to see some MW5 news finally.


MW5 News..aha where? No New ingame action vids? hm, no? oh "really" surprising..Any other News bout the
Game itself a month before release (suuure^^)..No? Again totaly surprising.

#13 VonBruinwald

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Posted 19 November 2019 - 01:44 PM

Your novella release made me smile with nostalgia.

Remember when MekTek, when released MW4 for free, they included a copy of Trial Under Fire for everyone. Still have the PDF on my phone today.

But I have to echo, Vellron, where's the PDF? Also, will there be a compilation released once everything's out.

Edited by VonBruinwald, 19 November 2019 - 01:54 PM.


#14 Nesutizale

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Posted 19 November 2019 - 01:53 PM

I think its a good idea to have some reading up on the story. For how long did people complain that MWO hadn't enough tie ins to the lore?
Now MW5 at least has its own short storys to set things up.

Little nitpick is just why no PDF and why not direct downloads from the website? Anyway got it now and start reading.

#15 Trystan Thorne

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Posted 19 November 2019 - 01:55 PM

View PostMighty Spike, on 19 November 2019 - 01:42 PM, said:


MW5 News..aha where? No New ingame action vids? hm, no? oh "really" surprising..Any other News bout the
Game itself a month before release (suuure^^)..No? Again totaly surprising.

It might not be the news you want, but it is MW5 news.

I'll quote The Blues Brothers here:
Elwood: We'll be all right if we can just get back on the expressway.
Jake: This don't look like no expressway to me, pal.
Elwood: Don't yell at me.
Jake: Well whadda you want me to do, Motorhead?
Elwood: Why da ya gotta be so negative all the time? Why can't ya offer some... constructive criticism?

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Posted 19 November 2019 - 02:24 PM

View Postpacifica812, on 19 November 2019 - 11:55 AM, said:

Ok... all aboard the hype train Posted Image


what train, all i see is a rusty dilapidated railroad track with a 20 foot section of rail missing on one side and a set of trucks sans boxcar, off the rails of course.

View PostVellron2005, on 19 November 2019 - 12:45 PM, said:

Is it so hard to post it as a simple PDF file?

Why do you guys have to complicate EVERYTHING?!

Geez!


nothing wrong with epub. just get calibre.

Edited by LordNothing, 19 November 2019 - 02:22 PM.


#17 Grimm Shado

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Posted 19 November 2019 - 02:25 PM

I read it on break, enjoyed it. I don't normally focus on stories in games but I am more interested now to see how MW5's story turns out.

Edited by Grimm Shado, 19 November 2019 - 02:27 PM.


#18 Gagis

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Posted 19 November 2019 - 02:52 PM

View PostVellron2005, on 19 November 2019 - 12:45 PM, said:

Is it so hard to post it as a simple PDF file?

Why do you guys have to complicate EVERYTHING?!

Geez!

.epub is just HTML formatted for easy reading from screens. It's not magic. Your web browser can probably open it, though it renders better on Calibre on PC or one of a multitude of applications for your tablets or phones.

PDF is optimized for printing, and is really bad for reading from screens. Don't even ask for it. Learn to expect better.

#19 VonBruinwald

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Posted 19 November 2019 - 04:00 PM

View PostGagis, on 19 November 2019 - 02:52 PM, said:

Learn to expect better.


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#20 RickySpanish

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Posted 19 November 2019 - 04:57 PM

Oh excellent, I just finished Thin Air by that bloke who did Altered Carbon and have been looking for other stuff to read.

Any chance of a pdf though? I don't own an e-anything.





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