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#21 w0qj

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Posted 13 October 2021 - 02:18 PM

Order placed !!

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That's two pre-orders in the pipeline, a new record! (Hunter + Predator Booster Packs) Posted Image
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Edited by w0qj, 13 October 2021 - 02:22 PM.


#22 Heavy Money

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Posted 13 October 2021 - 02:43 PM

Hey those are 2 of my favorite mechs! Ordered!
(Now we just need a Jaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaag next pack!)

#23 ambosen

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Posted 13 October 2021 - 03:04 PM

Also, don't forget that most lights are pretty well restricted on the amount of missiles and non machine gun balistic ammo they can carry in comparison to even mediums due to the inherent limitations of literally being lighter mechs with less overall free tonnage and space and even the few that do, such as the raven, Jenner, and Jenner IIC end up having to make significant sacrifices to even mount the sort of ammunition loads, again, even a lot of the mediums are capable of. And even then the devs have tried to quietly buff machine guns and certain energy weapons broadly used by lights to bring them to nearer versatility as what heavier mechs can carry.

The fact that pretty much every mech class has a bunch of mechs with ECM and AMS, with some like the pirahna variants itself being able to completely counter an individual LRM missile boat's, as primarily weapons also means for the most part, they aren't well suited as LRM carriers in comparison to even the next category up in mechs, and while MRM's can kind of get around the SRM and LRM problems of either relatively low damage for tonnage cost, high ammunition weight cost, ect keep in mind you still have the frame space issue on a lot of lighter mechs, and clans straight up can't carry them, getting ATM's instead, which I swear are constantly getting stealth nerfed and buffed.

And keep in mind, a ballistic or energy light mech, particularly as part of an experienced, coordinated group of such mechs can be pretty nasty, particularly against slower assaults getting left behind by their lighter and faster counterparts in their existing niche.

#24 Pariah Devalis

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Posted 13 October 2021 - 03:15 PM

View Postw0qj, on 13 October 2021 - 02:14 PM, said:

Any chance that the BAS-E will have ECM in its CT (just like BAS-A & BAS-B ) ?


I mean, it is an Omni. So you can just port those side torso and arm hardpoints onto the version that does sport a CT ECM. ECM, 2x LB20X, 4x SRM6 anyone?

View Postmartian, on 13 October 2021 - 12:44 PM, said:

I guess that many Shadow Cat owners will want to keep the left torso wih ECM. Shadow Cat has always been a hardpoint starved 'Mech and even with this upgrade the situation looks not much better in this respect.

View PostFupDup, on 13 October 2021 - 12:55 PM, said:

Maybe this new LT might give some incentive to try something other than the ECM LT.

Like I said, it's not some kind of superstar meta dominator but it will objectively make the mech better than it is now. IMO this is a better choice than Generic ECM/MASC Variant #42069.


The Mishipeshu allowed a 4x SRM SHC build. Not as punchy as the ACW, of course, but in the case of the brawl builds the extra SRM mount was more valuable up close than the ECM. If it can reasonably handle the heat from 6x ERMLas or MPLas, you can make a nice little mid range striker. Hit, and MASC-fade away. Though at mid range, that ECM might be more worthwhile. The SHC has always been limited primarily by its hardpoints. The chassis itself is a fine piece of work on its own, but not being able to adequately arm it due to weapon slot limitations has long been annoying.

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Also, I've been away a while. I see I'm tier 4 now. Do you recommend the seal club with or without barbed wire around it?

Edited by Pariah Devalis, 13 October 2021 - 03:18 PM.


#25 w0qj

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Posted 13 October 2021 - 03:20 PM

There is no Blood Asp mech with both ECM and +30% Cbills.

Both BAS-A & BAS-B are standard variants, with no Special Variant of these.

Therefore I was hoping BAS-E has both ECM in CT, and +30% Cbills.
(I would use Blood Asp much more if it has both ECM and +30% CBills, literally willing to buy this with real cash).


View PostPariah Devalis, on 13 October 2021 - 03:15 PM, said:

[BAS-E] I mean, it is an Omni. So you can just port those side torso and arm hardpoints onto the version that does sport a CT ECM. ...

Edited by w0qj, 13 October 2021 - 03:21 PM.


#26 Pariah Devalis

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Posted 13 October 2021 - 03:21 PM

View Postw0qj, on 13 October 2021 - 03:20 PM, said:

There is no Blood Asp mech with both ECM and +30% Cbills.

Both BAS-A & BAS-B are standard variants, with no Special Variant of these.

Therefore I was hoping BAS-E has both ECM in CT, and +30% Cbills.
(I would use Blood Asp much more if it has both ECM and +30% CBills, literally willing to buy this with real cash).


Ahh, I see. Want the c-bill boost too. To be fair, that build would practically print C-Bills as it is. Posted Image

#27 -Ramrod-

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Posted 13 October 2021 - 04:13 PM

Blood Asp looks good. I don't really use Shadow Cats. But maybe I will with this new variant. Weren't we supposed to get some consideration into a new chassis later this year though?

#28 Dirt Devil1

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Posted 13 October 2021 - 04:35 PM

Sorry, but the center torso is only on omni that you can't change.

#29 Xaius

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Posted 13 October 2021 - 05:51 PM

Definitely buying this pack for the shadowcat, but have we gotten the quirks revealed for the hunter pack yet? Still wasn't 100% decided on that one because of the Phoenix Hawk.

#30 Will9761

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Posted 13 October 2021 - 07:01 PM

I like the fact that PGI added the Partial Wing for the Shadow Cat. It would have been nice if the wing did something, but I think the 6 Jump Jets make up for the bolt-on being included.

#31 Ch_R0me

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Posted 13 October 2021 - 07:11 PM

Let's see...

Blood Asp Alt.E: 4x ATM-3, 2x ER-PPC, 2x MPL, 4x JJ, TC
Shadow Cat Alt. D: 1x ERLL, 3x MPL. 2x MG, 1x ERSL, 1x SSRM-6


Barebones, yet should be enough to send 20 bucks. :)

#32 ShootterMcGavin

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Posted 13 October 2021 - 08:54 PM

You guys should do some House/Clan specific booster packs down the road...

#33 CH4CH

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Posted 14 October 2021 - 01:03 AM

View PostInnerSphereNews, on 13 October 2021 - 12:16 PM, said:



I wish to see a varaint of Shadow Cat without the build in MASC, put the ECM in the center instead.

#34 w0qj

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Posted 14 October 2021 - 01:16 AM

Proposal: how about ECM in CT for both SHC-D and BAS-E in this Predator Booster Pack? :)


View PostCH4CH, on 14 October 2021 - 01:03 AM, said:

I wish to see a varaint of Shadow Cat without the build in MASC, put the ECM in the center instead.


#35 FATA13RR0R

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Posted 14 October 2021 - 01:57 AM

BAS-Prime 4LRM20+2LRM15
Scat 4MPL + 6MG

#36 Hawok79

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Posted 14 October 2021 - 02:42 AM

Maybe Iam blind...where can see the hardpoints

k,have it!

Edited by Hawok79, 14 October 2021 - 02:53 AM.


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Posted 14 October 2021 - 04:41 AM

View PostDaeron Katz, on 13 October 2021 - 12:46 PM, said:

Who knows what will come in 2022! That being said, we are giving away an UrbanMech with ECM as part of this year's Loyalty Rewards Program!


An Urbanmech with ECM you say? Now, if only it were quirked to weigh 0 tons. Posted Image

#38 Kodan Black

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Posted 14 October 2021 - 05:23 AM

View PostDaeron Katz, on 13 October 2021 - 12:46 PM, said:

Who knows what will come in 2022! That being said, we are giving away an UrbanMech with ECM as part of this year's Loyalty Rewards Program!


I had not noticed it was an ECM urbie. My excitement level is quite high now. If only the K9 could have ECM I could enjoy the ECM with the siren that goes woo. My group simply loves when I roll my K9 and have the siren going the. entire. match. Posted Image

#39 -LightningKats-

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Posted 14 October 2021 - 05:33 AM

hmmmm i alr have 70 bas and 100 shc do i need more with new camo and bolt-ons OHH CORSE I DO1

#40 Curccu

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Posted 14 October 2021 - 08:03 AM

View PostFATA13RR0R, on 14 October 2021 - 01:57 AM, said:

Scat 4MPL + 6MG

That was pretty much my 1st thought for what can I make from those pods SHC-D (S).
6x ERML/MPL option is just about same as arctic wolf with more JJ and masc and less DHS, not sure if worth it.

Edited by Curccu, 14 October 2021 - 08:04 AM.






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