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#161 Aidan Crenshaw

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Posted 18 August 2020 - 11:01 PM

View PostNesutizale, on 18 August 2020 - 10:39 PM, said:

I haven't used gauss in a while, I think you need to press and hold for a second until you release it to fire. Not sure what the timing was.


It also seems like you haven't used sarcasm for a while Posted Image (Hint: crazytimes is a seasoned player)

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Posted 19 August 2020 - 02:04 AM

View PostNesutizale, on 18 August 2020 - 10:39 PM, said:

Gauss rifles have a charge up mechanic. Means when you pull the trigger you have to keep it pressed for a bit, then release it before you overcharge and the weapon goes on cooldown again.
Best try it on the training grounds to get a feeling for it.

I haven't used gauss in a while, I think you need to press and hold for a second until you release it to fire. Not sure what the timing was.


I've said it before- as a community, you dudes are legitimately the nicest people I have come across in 20 odd years of online games. Not just here, but on other platforms as well. I feel bad for being mean to the other guy now,

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Posted 19 August 2020 - 03:01 AM

Yah definitly missed that...just read someone dosn't know how to use Gauss between breakfast and preping for an job interview...my mind was a bit somewhere else.
Next time I should take a second to look at his Tier...might have noticed something ^_^

Still, while its quite rare, I have encountered some new players lately. Something I thought extinct in MWO...anyway when I read someone has questions I try to help. Every new player counts towards keeping this game alive and I like MWO beside all its flaws.

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Posted 19 August 2020 - 08:50 AM

View PostWishmast3r, on 16 August 2020 - 04:50 AM, said:

I haven´t checked, but aren´t the trial mechs useable in Solaris?

They are not.
Solaris does have trial mechs, but they are not applicable to this event. A player can get some credit towards the weapon challenges, though, because their loadouts happen to have some weapons that are in the event (e.g. get 100 medium laser damage)

Current Solaris trial mechs are:
  • D1: NSR-9P(C) - 2x UAC/5, 2x UAC/10
  • D2: MDD-C(C) - 2x c-LB20
  • D3: RGH-1A(C) - 1x LB20, 3x HMG, 2x MRM20
  • D4: BSW-S2(C) - 3x MRM20, 2x ML
  • D5: ASN-101(C) - 4x SPL, 2x SRM6+A
  • D6: UZL-3P(C) - 2x Snub PPC, 1x LB5
  • D7: OSR-1V(C) - 4x ML, 3x RL10
I am not sure if Solaris has ever had trial mechs rotate in or out. I believe these are the same as they've always been since Solaris launched. Posted Image

Edited by Volume, 20 August 2020 - 02:36 PM.


#165 Wishmast3r

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Posted 19 August 2020 - 09:13 AM

So how is phase 2 Matt?
I don´t get why phase 2 was all about trial mechs weapons and started days later.
Nevermind.
It´s not just the events, which can sometimes be fun (not this one, it was boring and a pain in the *** to play), MWO is in it´s final stage to death. If MWO was a horse you would shoot it right now.
I´m just playing the events for the rewards. Besides of that, no more MWO for me.
It took me 8 games to shoot down 1 UAV.
Why? Because nobody launched a UAV and my team got stomped 8 times in a row.
I´m TIER 1 (60%) and there are people in Assaults doing less than 50 damage in my team. 50% of my team doesn´t even reach 100 damage.
With people struggling with this extremly easy event ... i´m not surprised.
According to jarls the playerbase has gone up from 10.000 to 15-17.000.
Why do i have to play with the noobs?
The new PSR is a joke.

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Posted 19 August 2020 - 09:41 AM

View PostWishmast3r, on 19 August 2020 - 09:13 AM, said:

It took me 8 games to shoot down 1 UAV.
Why? Because nobody launched a UAV and my team got stomped 8 times in a row.

LOL

My experience was totally different. I deployed with the intent to destroy at least one UAV. During the mission the enemy team launched UAV after UAV, seven or eight if not more. Every time I saw one and I had a good shooting angle, I hit it with my PPCs. Boom!

After the game I found out that I destroyed four UAVs. Posted Image

View PostWishmast3r, on 19 August 2020 - 09:13 AM, said:

I´m TIER 1 (60%) and there are people in Assaults doing less than 50 damage in my team. 50% of my team doesn´t even reach 100 damage.

Well, sometimes everybody has a bad day.

View PostWishmast3r, on 19 August 2020 - 09:13 AM, said:

With people struggling with this extremly easy event ... i´m not surprised.

Perhaps because they are using unskilled Trial 'Mechs that they are not accustomed to? Plus, some Trial 'Mechs have less-than-ideal armament that was designed years ago.

View PostWishmast3r, on 19 August 2020 - 09:13 AM, said:

According to jarls the playerbase has gone up from 10.000 to 15-17.000.
Why do i have to play with the noobs?
The new PSR is a joke.

Every single player was moved to mid-Tier 3 a few weeks ago.

Some of those players - who would belong to Tier 5 - have had played not enouh games to actually drift from Tier 3 to Tier 5. So you can meet them in Tier 1 games, since they are in Tier 3 currently.

By the way, you said that "MWO is in it´s final stage to death. If MWO was a horse you would shoot it right now." and now you are saying: "According to jarls the playerbase has gone up from 10.000 to 15-17.000."

So is the game dying or is it gaining new players?

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Posted 19 August 2020 - 01:08 PM

View PostMatt Newman, on 18 August 2020 - 01:37 PM, said:

How is part 2 treating everyone?
You guys getting those damage numbers or what?
Its almost been a day who is finished part 2?

I finished.

Quick question @Matt Newman, it says all weapons on sale 50% off on the event page. But only some of the weapons show as 50% in the store??? Yet all shown in store has a countdown clock as if part of the event. Just no 50% off on over half of them????
Am I missing something?

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Breakfast of Champions Sales Part 2
Starts : Aug 15th 00:00 UTC
Ends : Aug 25th 00:00 UTC
C-Bill Item Sales
  • All Weapons 50% off

Mech Pack Sales 30% off
  • Piranha and Javelin
  • Black Lanner and Bushwacker
  • Linebacker and Thanatos
  • Supernova and Cyclops

Edited by Jimi Hendrixs Stratocaster, 20 August 2020 - 05:25 PM.


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Posted 19 August 2020 - 04:52 PM

View Postcrazytimes, on 19 August 2020 - 02:04 AM, said:


I've said it before- as a community, you dudes are legitimately the nicest people I have come across in 20 odd years of online games. Not just here, but on other platforms as well. I feel bad for being mean to the other guy now,


Lol are you referring to me (the "other guy")? If so, I was being sarcastic as well, so no harm no foul.

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Posted 19 August 2020 - 06:45 PM

View PostVolume, on 19 August 2020 - 08:50 AM, said:

They are not.
Solaris does have trial mechs, but they are not applicable to this event. A player can get some credit towards the weapon challenges, though, because their loadouts happen to have some weapons that are in the event (e.g. get 100 medium laser damage)

Current Solaris trial mechs are:
  • D1: NSR-9P(C) - 2x c-UAC/5, 2x c-UAC/10
  • D2: MDD-C(C) - 2x c-LB20
  • D3: RGH-1A(C) - 1x LB20, 3x HMG, 2x MRM20
  • D4: BSW-S2(C) - 3x MRM20, 2x ML
  • D5: ASN-101(C) - 4x SPL, 2x SRM6+A
  • D6: UZL-3P(C) - 2x Snub PPC, 1x LB5
  • D7: OSR-1V(C) - 4x ML, 3x RL10
I am not sure if Solaris has ever had trial mechs rotate in or out. I believe these are the same as they've always been since Solaris launched. Posted Image



Not to nitpick, but you only WISH the Nightstar could run Clan-tech Ultra Autocannons. :) Might have given it a little more room for heat sinks.....

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Posted 20 August 2020 - 12:02 PM

@D V Devnull: If you are still reading this thread, a small after action report of sorts. IS wins are now secured, but that *PIIP* Phoenix Hawk was a pain AGAIN. I spent more time on it than the 7 others combined. It overheats like crazy and has silly weak legs. I actually lost count on how many times Locusts, Fleas and Piranhas sawed both of my legs off... :/ Clan assault wins are also done. Going to stop for tonight and try the remaining six tomorrow or Saturday.

@Mr. Newman: The weapon challenges are ok with one minor exception. Short range weapons (in the torso especially) suck at shooting down UAVs. I have not had many chances and the UAV kills for both accounts still elude me. No biggie, just letting you know. Have a nice and safe weekend!

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Posted 20 August 2020 - 02:35 PM

View PostC337Skymaster, on 19 August 2020 - 06:45 PM, said:

Not to nitpick, but you only WISH the Nightstar could run Clan-tech Ultra Autocannons. Posted Image Might have given it a little more room for heat sinks.....


Hahaha honest mistake I swear. Editing for correction now.

View PostJimi Hendrixs Stratocaster, on 19 August 2020 - 01:08 PM, said:

I finished.

Quick question Matt, it says all weapons on sale 50% off on the event page. But only some of the weapons show as 50% in the store??? Yet all shown in store has a countdown clock as if part of the event. Just no 50% off on over half of them????
Am I missing something?

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I was also wondering about this. What gives?

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Posted 20 August 2020 - 02:45 PM

Hmm... it's a B.O.C. (Breakfast Of Champions) Forum Thread catch-up for me...



View PostMatt Newman, on 18 August 2020 - 01:37 PM, said:

How is part 2 treating everyone?
You guys getting those damage numbers or what?
Its almost been a day who is finished part 2?

In my case, I'm glad that you made this 'Phase/Part 2' for the B.O.C. Event playthrough. ^_^

Unfortunately, I'm way behind due to things outside of MWO repeatedly yanking me away with a vengeance. It makes me feel like I got turned into being breakfast for someone else. Is there any chance the Event could run until August 28th (Friday after this one) @ 17:00 PDT (August 29th @ 0:00 UTC) to help those who are late bloomers, currently including myself? :wacko:



View PostERescue, on 20 August 2020 - 12:02 PM, said:

@D V Devnull: If you are still reading this thread, a small after action report of sorts. IS wins are now secured, but that *PIIP* Phoenix Hawk was a pain AGAIN. I spent more time on it than the 7 others combined. It overheats like crazy and has silly weak legs. I actually lost count on how many times Locusts, Fleas and Piranhas sawed both of my legs off... :/ Clan assault wins are also done. Going to stop for tonight and try the remaining six tomorrow or Saturday.

Ah, the need for using jumpjets and sticking close to the Team around you... I know how it feels, because the Trial Phoenix Hawk is severely nerfed on the ECM by comparison with how it was before the New Skill Tree System went into effect. Good luck on getting the rest of those Victory/Win points! :)



View PostERescue, on 20 August 2020 - 12:02 PM, said:

@Mr. Newman: The weapon challenges are ok with one minor exception. Short range weapons (in the torso especially) suck at shooting down UAVs. I have not had many chances and the UAV kills for both accounts still elude me. No biggie, just letting you know. Have a nice and safe weekend!

I don't know what our ever-friendly Mr. Matt Newman is going to have to say on this one. However, try to concentrate more on those UAVs when you're either in a Mech you own, or a Trial Mech that's got a reasonable number of Arm-Mounted Weapons to use. It works a lot better. ;)



...and now for me to finally try to get back into the game after being trapped away from getting there as much as has happened recently! I just hope I haven't gone rusty... :(

~Mr. D. V. "far shorter on time than they like to be... and this B.O.C. Event can really get pressuring..." Devnull

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Posted 20 August 2020 - 04:57 PM

Really need clarification on how Counter ECM is achieved. I've faced many ECM mechs with mine in counter, disrupt, Flea20 against Flea20 several times, UAV captured ECM enemy, BAP, and so on. Nothing! Hit enemy ECM mechs with PPC, ERPPC. Nothing! Blew ECM off a Cicada 5M. Nothing! I'm talking dozens of ECM vs. ECM encounters here. Nothing! I've played this game long enough for it to be ingrained in my head, gotten Counter reward many times in past. Now? Nothing! Please advise Matt or someone with definite info.

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Posted 21 August 2020 - 12:00 AM

And a grave update on my situation...

View PostD V Devnull, on 20 August 2020 - 02:45 PM, said:

Unfortunately, I'm way behind due to things outside of MWO repeatedly yanking me away with a vengeance. It makes me feel like I got turned into being breakfast for someone else. Is there any chance the Event could run until August 28th (Friday after this one) @ 17:00 PDT (August 29th @ 0:00 UTC) to help those who are late bloomers, currently including myself? Posted Image

...as the above text doesn't show the full impact. :(

As I'm posting this, it happens that I'm running in terrible shape. But worse, I've just been sabotaged even more by someone that I know offline through next Monday because what's happening will more-than-likely wipe out my chance to take further part in the B.O.C. 'Phase 2' Event's stuff. Without an extension to this part of the Event in terms of time, I am completely toasted and blocked out of about 86% of it. I don't even remember at this point with how I'm feeling as to what happened to let me get the first 14% done, but offline life has been hell since. -_-

Pardon me while I scoot again. I barely had time to type this, but not enough to build a Mech for later, and definitely not enough to play a Match either. On top of that, my current environment at this time of night is also dispermitting of my remaining active right now. :unsure:

~D. V. "I feel like this Event's 'Phase 2' should be simple, but I've been dumped in the trash can here." Devnull

#175 Aidan Crenshaw

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Posted 21 August 2020 - 12:06 AM

Sorry to read that you are in such a dire situation, Dev. You know, you don't have to build mechs extra for the Part 2 challenges? You can just run the trial mechs again. That's what I have done on my Alt, waited for Part 2 to commence and did both parts in one go. Sure, the trials are not ideal, but the requirements are not that high, either. Best of luck!

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Posted 21 August 2020 - 04:22 PM

I like the second part of the even. I have been diggin up some old mechs I haven't played for a long time to find out that they can be fun.

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Posted 21 August 2020 - 06:10 PM

View PostERescue, on 20 August 2020 - 12:02 PM, said:

The weapon challenges are ok with one minor exception. Short range weapons (in the torso especially) suck at shooting down UAVs.

Try using non-short range weapons (in the arms especially).

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Posted 22 August 2020 - 03:49 AM

View PostWarning incoming Humble Dexterer, on 21 August 2020 - 06:10 PM, said:

Try using non-short range weapons (in the arms especially).


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Posted 24 August 2020 - 10:56 AM

View PostAidan Crenshaw, on 21 August 2020 - 12:06 AM, said:

Sorry to read that you are in such a dire situation, Dev.

Well, I get to bring you a happy update of the "late bloomer"-variety on my situation. After losing my mental calm and making people realize what they had done to me for three solid days, they finally gave me a small chance to blast in and finish off everything I had not finished yet. I now have the whole Event done, but barely with time to spare for reporting back in on these Forums due to how fast things move. The outcome for me on this Event has felt somewhat more like luck than actual usage of my brain, but I don't think it's because of the Challenges themselves. I think it more boiled down to how hard it is to get people to use the things they first were told in the Initial Tutorial (you know, like pressing "R" to use targeting for grabbing the important data which the Team needs for helping take down the Enemy side) along with getting them to also use the Communications Features (particularly the Command Wheel and its' signaling abilities) that are provided to literally everyone. :mellow:


View PostAidan Crenshaw, on 21 August 2020 - 12:06 AM, said:

You know, you don't have to build mechs extra for the Part 2 challenges? You can just run the trial mechs again. That's what I have done on my Alt, waited for Part 2 to commence and did both parts in one go. Sure, the trials are not ideal, but the requirements are not that high, either. Best of luck!

Trial Mechs... *shudder* ...After the first roll-through with them, I was not very keen on doing it again. Thanks for the positive wishes however, for they are appreciated. Anyway, I managed to get the designs put together which I wanted to use, and they allowed me to mow through some of the harder-seeming sections on 'Phase 2' and get them done. :)

This said, I spotted one hole in 'Phase 2' for what the greeting text says versus the Challenges below. The item marked "Tech Challenge" is absolutely impossible to do entirely with Trial Mechs due to AMS not being present on any of them. I very much wonder if our ever-friendly Matt Newman is aware of this? :o


~D. V. "managing on the B.O.C. Event to recover in time... but wondering why the oddity" Devnull

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Posted 24 August 2020 - 11:11 AM

Good news! Posted Image Happy to read Fortuna smiled upon ye at last. It was truly hit or miss sometimes, and the luck of the draw failed me several times, too. I think I dealt 2k dmg with A-LRM15s and got 10 kill/kmdd before I was finally blessed with a team that could make a win happen when I did the Catapult Challenge.





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