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#1 InnerSphereNews

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Posted 03 February 2021 - 12:57 PM



MWO DEV VLOG FEBRUARY EP.01

Matt and Daeron update the community on what is happening in MechWarrior Online 2021 development!





Linked Timestamps in the Youtube description or in text form below.



Intro: 00:00​ to 00:59​

Topics Outline: 01:00​ to 01:29​
- Current Events
- February Patch
- March Patch
- Roadmap
- Intel Gathering
- Misc

Current Events: 01:30​ to 05:37​
- Just wrapped up the Disruptive Sale and Payback 2021 Event
- The Great Dev (and Streamer!) Hunt Event
- Upcoming Sales and Events
- MWO 2021 Roadmap
- February 16th Patch

February Patch Update: 05:38​ to 12:45​
- Increase Cadet Bonus
- Remove Time-of-Day Change in Matches
- Update Bolt-ons to Stay on
- Minor Bug Fix to Light Gauss Rifle
- Increase Requirement for Reconnection Time from 2 to 4 Minutes
- Lower C-Bill Recruitment Cost for Units
- New Bundle Deals

March Patch Talk: 12:46​ to 20:14​
- New Player Video Tutorials
- Lower the Volume on Login Movies
-Weapons Changes Pass 1
- Examine Match Scoring (AMS)
- New Player Packs for Web and Steam
- New Bundle Deals
- Monthly Missions for Free ‘Mech

Roadmap: 20:15​ to 20:36​
- Matt to go on NGNGTV Friday

Intel Gathering: 22:30​ to 23:19​
- New Variants

Addition info March Patch info: 20:20​ to 24:53​
- Trial Mech Loadouts Update Pass 1

Intel Gathering Continued: 24:53​ to 26:26​
- Coming Soon
- Map Spawn Points
- Map Design
- Weapon Balance
- New ‘Mech Chassis

Misc Chatter: 26:27​ to End
- Random Chatter + Feb Free Mech Tease!




#2 Will9761

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Posted 03 February 2021 - 01:07 PM

FIRST!

#3 Handley Page

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Posted 03 February 2021 - 01:21 PM

Sponsored by AMS huh? Hmmmmm.

#4 Chaotic_Harmony

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Posted 03 February 2021 - 01:23 PM

Sponsored by AMS, the weapon system that still stands no chance against concentrated woosh!

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Posted 03 February 2021 - 01:28 PM

Thanks for the VLOG!

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Posted 03 February 2021 - 01:32 PM

The fact you've provided a text summary is by far the biggest leap of progress since the last mech was released.

#7 pacifica812

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Posted 03 February 2021 - 01:36 PM

Go team MattKatz! :D

Cheers and support! May it be a good year for MWO!!!!

hf gh

#8 Kodan Black

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Posted 03 February 2021 - 01:49 PM

I appreciate this video and time breakdown. I know it adds work but it really is helpful. Exciting to see stuff coming!

#9 martian

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Posted 03 February 2021 - 02:04 PM

View Postcrazytimes, on 03 February 2021 - 01:32 PM, said:

The fact you've provided a text summary is by far the biggest leap of progress since the last mech was released.

It is not as good as the full text version, but at least it is a step in the right direction.

#10 Enamillion89

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Posted 03 February 2021 - 02:04 PM

That was a good stream! I can't wait to see what's to come to mwo. I do hope they take into consideration some of the mechs I grew up with back in Mechwarrior Dark Age Clix. ^^

#11 Bud Crue

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Posted 03 February 2021 - 02:20 PM

"A more fluctuating meta" is the goal for the game going forward.


Hmm. What could possibly go wrong here? I mean PGI has always had such a solid grasp on what is going on in their game and what is "meta" at any given point in time. Like the time when Chris told us that MK-IIs were not a high performer but that the TimberWolf was a top performer even at the competitive level. This is gonna get ugly.

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Posted 03 February 2021 - 03:01 PM

View Postcrazytimes, on 03 February 2021 - 01:32 PM, said:

The fact you've provided a text summary is by far the biggest leap of progress since the last mech was released.


^
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Now make the roadmap happen and we are going somewhere!

Edited by Lockheed_, 03 February 2021 - 03:02 PM.


#13 Heavy Money

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Posted 03 February 2021 - 03:51 PM

Looks great, and thanks for the Text Summary!

#14 CFC Conky

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Posted 03 February 2021 - 04:07 PM

View PostChaotic_Harmony, on 03 February 2021 - 01:23 PM, said:

Sponsored by AMS, the weapon system that still stands no chance against concentrated woosh!


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#15 Gas Guzzler

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Posted 03 February 2021 - 04:12 PM

Love the time breakdown.

Mackie, Crusader - PLZNO

Gotta be IS omnimechs... by far adds the most "new and interesting"

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Posted 03 February 2021 - 04:13 PM

View PostBud Crue, on 03 February 2021 - 02:20 PM, said:

"A more fluctuating meta" is the goal for the game going forward.


Hmm. What could possibly go wrong here? I mean PGI has always had such a solid grasp on what is going on in their game and what is "meta" at any given point in time. Like the time when Chris told us that MK-IIs were not a high performer but that the TimberWolf was a top performer even at the competitive level. This is gonna get ugly.

I immediately had to think of the shitshow that Overwatch is. IMO, fluctuating meta translates into "we can't balance our game."

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Posted 03 February 2021 - 04:20 PM

View PostGas Guzzler, on 03 February 2021 - 04:12 PM, said:

Love the time breakdown.

Mackie, Crusader - PLZNO

Gotta be IS omnimechs... by far adds the most "new and interesting"


I agree with this statement here. The only thing I would gladly pay money for at this point is an IS Omnimech. I don't care how it's done, but making packs based on IS BattleMechs, Clan Omnis and Clan BattleMechs loses its flavor afterwards and I want to see something unique for the IS department. Give me a Hauptmann, Men Shen, Sunder or Templar and I'll gladly spend cash again. Otherwise, I'll wait for a C-bill release instead for other mechs.

Edited by Will9761, 04 February 2021 - 09:58 PM.


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Posted 03 February 2021 - 04:24 PM

"We are not just going to make changes and then walk away from them." "We will work with you"...

I very much doubt that you will "work with me". If you would, you would have given us the solo que back. A lot of us have asked to give us the option to opt out of "groups in solo que". And i know its not just me feeling this way. As, at least for me personally, all i am seeing is worse quality of matches for me, and i would like to go back to what it was before, even if that means longer wait times for me, because i opt out of it. I can do without 1/3 of the team running around in ROFL Meme builds, because its good fun to drop as an all "Jenner" squad. And say nothing of LURM 4mans. This really can't be much harder than opting out of SEA server.

And for those members of the community that now feel threatened because they love playing with their friends and will provide their extrovert opinion to little introvert me by suggesting that i should "just get a group":

No, i have no desire to group up or join a unit. I do understand that it was good for all of the people that want to play with their friends, but i would actually prefer to opt out without having to opt out playing the game at all, because quite frankly i am just having a worse time. And yes, i imagine it to be quite fun to drop with your 3-4 friends in all Shadowcat groups... or whatever have you... its just not for me.



And now for something entirely different...

...turning off comments on youtube is probably not going to go over well. Not only is it known that youtube algorithm doesn't like that, and favors videos with "engagement" on them but also is the youtube community quite aversed to turned off comments. Which is likely going to see downvotes for the sheer fact that you turned off the comments. It would have been better to leave them on, even if we know the topic you do not want to be discussed would be discussed over there (not like its not being discussed anyway), but at least you would have had the algorithm share the video with people... potentially bringing back more people when they see the roadmap than just those that are already present in the community and come to your website.

This was a missed opportunity to have the youtube alogrithem recommend some of the people that used to watch all the youtube people like Baradul a while ago and giving them a random recommendation for this Roadmap update.

#19 Gas Guzzler

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Posted 03 February 2021 - 04:27 PM

@Daeron

https://mwomercs.com...mech-pack-poll/
https://mwomercs.com...l-2021-edition/


I've been gathering intel, I got your back!

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Posted 03 February 2021 - 05:00 PM

Just so you know, I love removing time of day changes, but I would also be totally stoked about adding map variations. I think when it comes to map variations, including existing variations such as classic versions, they should be considered one map for the purpose of selecting a map to play on.

Ex: the algorithm chooses 4 random maps, and then chooses which variation of each of those 4 maps
(perhaps weighting certain variations over others for purposes such as keeping a map 50/50 between classic or modern)





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