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#41 Audacious Aubergine

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Posted 19 December 2019 - 10:43 PM

What is special about the (S) variants, again? I'm assuming XP or c-bill bonus and comes with a camo pattern unlocked but I don't know which?

#42 martian

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Posted 19 December 2019 - 10:54 PM

View PostAudacious Aubergine, on 19 December 2019 - 10:43 PM, said:

What is special about the (S) variants, again? I'm assuming XP or c-bill bonus and comes with a camo pattern unlocked but I don't know which?

So-called Steam variants.

30% C-Bills bonus (like Hero 'Mechs) and special camo pattern (Hotrod for the Cauldron-Born and the Grasshopper; Phranken for the Zeus and the Masakari).

#43 Aidan Crenshaw

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Posted 20 December 2019 - 12:11 AM

View PostAidan Crenshaw, on 19 December 2019 - 06:09 AM, said:


The (S) variants were part of the "steam performance packs". The have the same loadout as the respective (C) variants, but a 30% CBill-bonus instead of the XP-Bonus and come with either the Phranken or the Hotrod pattern already applied as default.


#44 Bolo Atari

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Posted 20 December 2019 - 02:40 AM

View Postmartian, on 19 December 2019 - 10:54 PM, said:

So-called Steam variants.

30% C-Bills bonus (like Hero 'Mechs) and special camo pattern (Hotrod for the Cauldron-Born and the Grasshopper; Phranken for the Zeus and the Masakari).


Good use of the IS names ;)

#45 martian

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Posted 20 December 2019 - 04:33 AM

View PostBolo Atari, on 20 December 2019 - 02:40 AM, said:

Good use of the IS names Posted Image

I love teasing Clan trashborns with the use of Inner Sphere names for their 'Mechs. Posted Image

They hate being reminded of their inferiority ...

#46 Dee Eight

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Posted 20 December 2019 - 07:05 AM

@PGI... suggestion... since the pick a prize mech has a hot rod camo scheme.... include a hot rod warhorn with it

#47 justcallme A S H

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Posted 20 December 2019 - 05:48 PM

View Postmartian, on 19 December 2019 - 12:26 PM, said:

So it seems to me that every PUG pulled his Clan 'Mech filled with nothing but LRMs from his hangar.

Usual challenge ...

Oh, well.


Be a smart boi.

Run mechs that can equip AMS. Earn extra match score by Iron Dome of AMS.

Happens every Xmas event, legit. It's filled with LRMboats trying to farm score. So if everyone puts a single AMS on, you're laughing.

#48 martian

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Posted 20 December 2019 - 11:17 PM

View Postjustcallme A S H, on 20 December 2019 - 05:48 PM, said:

Be a smart boi.

Run mechs that can equip AMS. Earn extra match score by Iron Dome of AMS.

Happens every Xmas event, legit. It's filled with LRMboats trying to farm score. So if everyone puts a single AMS on, you're laughing.


Do not worry. I am running 'Mechs with (twin) AMS, sometimes with extra onboard ECM "for added frustration". Posted Image

#49 Pain G0D

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Posted 20 December 2019 - 11:20 PM

View Postmartian, on 19 December 2019 - 10:54 PM, said:

So-called Steam variants.

30% C-Bills bonus (like Hero 'Mechs) and special camo pattern (Hotrod for the Cauldron-Born and the Grasshopper; Phranken for the Zeus and the Masakari).


Oh sweet i love phranken patterns . I kinda figured it would be steam pack mechs but i thought they were all hot rod camo,s

#50 martian

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Posted 21 December 2019 - 01:43 AM

View PostPain G0D, on 20 December 2019 - 11:20 PM, said:

Oh sweet i love phranken patterns . I kinda figured it would be steam pack mechs but i thought they were all hot rod camo,s

I know that they had Hotrod camo, but I remember that on one occassion they were offered with Phranken camo. Claim one and see what camo it will have. Now it seems that it is going to be Hotrod for all. Sorry.

Edited by martian, 21 December 2019 - 01:58 AM.


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Posted 21 December 2019 - 01:28 PM

First five draws I got a total of 500GSP. I’m liking it.

#52 Horseman

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Posted 22 December 2019 - 03:51 AM

View Postmartian, on 21 December 2019 - 01:43 AM, said:

I know that they had Hotrod camo, but I remember that on one occassion they were offered with Phranken camo. Claim one and see what camo it will have. Now it seems that it is going to be Hotrod for all. Sorry.
There were two sets of Steam Performance Packs, with different mechs. The first set used Phranken, the second used Hot Rod - and mechs in this event come from the second set of packs.

Edited by Horseman, 22 December 2019 - 03:55 AM.


#53 Dee Eight

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Posted 22 December 2019 - 07:07 AM

Exa

View PostHorseman, on 22 December 2019 - 03:51 AM, said:

There were two sets of Steam Performance Packs, with different mechs. The first set used Phranken, the second used Hot Rod - and mechs in this event come from the second set of packs.


Exactly.. the first year steam packs had the thunderbolt and timber wolf for heavy mechs and the king crab and dire wolf as the assault. Also as I said already, the last pick a prize loot bag event had the mechs from the second year pack (being the light and medium options) also.

#54 Buenaventura

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Posted 22 December 2019 - 05:28 PM

Any recommendations for the grand prize mechs?
I already own 2 Grashopper-5H (laserboat and HPPC), no idea for a 3rd config. Great mech, if someone doesn't have it, get one.
The Zeus6T I also have, with MRM20s instead of the SRM6a, but I don't like it.
Have a Warhawk Prime, the usual quad erppc one.
Don't have an Ebon Jaguar. Is it any good?

#55 martian

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Posted 22 December 2019 - 09:28 PM

View PostBuenaventura, on 22 December 2019 - 05:28 PM, said:

Don't have an Ebon Jaguar. Is it any good?

You can try it for yourself. The Cauldron-Born is a Trial 'Mech this month.

#56 Horseman

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Posted 22 December 2019 - 10:46 PM

View PostBuenaventura, on 22 December 2019 - 05:28 PM, said:

Don't have an Ebon Jaguar. Is it any good?
Not terrible, and it is an omnimech.

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Posted 23 December 2019 - 12:08 AM

View PostCyanEyd, on 17 December 2019 - 05:07 PM, said:

250 match score? Were we bad this year?

accumulated

#58 Buenaventura

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Posted 23 December 2019 - 04:06 AM

View Postmartian, on 22 December 2019 - 09:28 PM, said:

You can try it for yourself. The Cauldron-Born is a Trial 'Mech this month.

Ah, thanks, I'll do that. I rarely look at the current trial mechs. :)

View PostHorseman, on 22 December 2019 - 10:46 PM, said:

Not terrible, and it is an omnimech.

"Not terrible" isn't really convincing. Posted Image
Main omnimech qualifications:
- Can't change engine
- Can't add endosteel/FF (this one has both already)
- If any of that is already mounted, expect the fixed slots to be limiting (this one has blocked legs/CT/head)
- If you invest in more omnipods, you might find a hardpoint combination that you can work with. It likely won't have any quirks though. :)

Hmm. Maybe as a laserboat as suggested on grimmechs.

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Posted 23 December 2019 - 05:51 AM

I guess you could always take the Warhawk, plop on the -A right arm and -B left arm and do 2xUAC-20.
But, since you're taking the core of WHK-C, you wouldn't get the CT structure bonus found in WHK-PRIME and WHK-A .

#60 martian

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Posted 23 December 2019 - 06:53 AM

View PostBuenaventura, on 23 December 2019 - 04:06 AM, said:

"Not terrible" isn't really convincing. Posted Image

If nothing else, you can still see it in the game. That is more than you can say about the Fenris or about the Hellfire.

So the Cauldron-Born is probably not that bad, if you can find MechWarriors piloting it.





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