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#1 InnerSphereNews

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Posted 31 March 2022 - 10:13 AM



Greetings MechWarriors,

Well, this has been an exciting month for MechWarriors throughout the Inner Sphere! We were finally able to announce the news that the first new 'Mech chassis is being added to MWO since the Dervish was released almost 3 years ago! The Crusader has consistently been the most-requested 'Mech by our community for years, and our team is just as excited as you are to finally see it on the battlefield. Mark and Co. are busy making this iconic 'Mech a reality, and we've had a sneak peek at the cockpit and it will be one of the best yet! More info on the Crusader coming today with the launch of the pre-order, and we will be sure to ask Mark nicely if he can share some of that progress with everyone as he is able.

Francois is also busy working on the next map, a conversion of the Faction Play map Vitric Forge (with the big blue sun) into a new Quick Play map! With the success of this month's Emerald Vale release, we're really looking forward to another new map to add to our ever-growing collection. We will also ask Francois to share some of that progress with you as it becomes available.

Last but certainly not least, we also have quite a few development updates on the way. We'll cover those here with an update to the Road Map, but we will get into more detail on these exciting features in our upcoming Dev Vlog, which we will add to this post as soon as it goes live. In short, we're currently working on an update to the way Quirks are displayed in the MechLab (categories and color-coding), some improvements to the Skill Tree, and of course the new Event Queue Mode! We're also currently investigating improvements to the Matchmaker and Faction Play. Last but not least we are investigating the possibility of a new game mode for MechWarrior Online!

Check out the updates below, watch the Dev Vlog when it's out, and we'll see you out there MechWarriors!

-The MWO Team


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ROAD MAP UPDATES CONDENSED BELLOW

Mech Sections Update

Preorders
  • The Crusader Mech Preorder and Delivery
Next Platinum Collections
  • Inner Sphere Platinum Collections 02
    • Wolfhound
    • Crab
    • Black Knight
    • Mauler
  • Clan Platinum Collection 02
    • Cougar
    • Arctic Wolf
    • Nova Cat
    • Mad Cat MKII
Map Section Updates
Next map
  • Vitric Forge for QP

Features Update

  • The Event Mode Queue*
  • Quirk Display Update*
  • Skill Tree Reconfigured*
*We will be revealing more about these feature updates in the upcoming DevLog and subsequent Feature Outline posts.

Feature Investigations

  • Matchmaker
  • Faction Play
  • New Game Mode
  • Rebranding MWO
  • Reengagement Campaign


P.S.

This day and this Post have been something we have been working toward for quite some time! And here we are posting it the day before April Fools but rest assured this is NO JOKE! The Piranha Games MechWarrior Team has been on a mission to deliver content and improvements that the fans want in both of our products. The wheels have been in motion behind the scenes as we have prepared for this post! Today marks the start of a new era for MWO, MW5, and MechWarrior. Thank you so much for all your support and patience we hope you enjoy the updates to the Roadmap.

Oh yeah, and there is still MORE STUFF COMING WE ARE NOT TALKING ABOUT! and we don't mean MW5 DLC 3!


#2 G2SC

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Posted 31 March 2022 - 10:15 AM

Looking good

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Posted 31 March 2022 - 10:18 AM

View PostInnerSphereNews, on 31 March 2022 - 10:13 AM, said:

Well, this has been an exciting month for MechWarriors throughout the Inner Sphere! We were finally able to announce the news that the first new 'Mech chassis is being added to MWO since the Dervish was released almost 3 years ago! The Crusader has consistently been the most-requested 'Mech by our community for years, and our team is just as excited as you are to finally see it on the battlefield. Mark and Co. are busy making this iconic 'Mech a reality, and we've had a sneak peek at the cockpit and it will be one of the best yet! More info on the Crusader coming today with the launch of the pre-order, and we will be sure to ask Mark nicely if he can share some of that progress with everyone as he is able.


Thanks for the Crusader.


View PostInnerSphereNews, on 31 March 2022 - 10:13 AM, said:

Francois is also busy working on the next map, a conversion of the Faction Play map Vitric Forge (with the big blue sun) into a new Quick Play map! With the success of this month's Emerald Vale release, we're really looking forward to another new map to add to our ever-growing collection. We will also ask Francois to share some of that progress with you as it becomes available.


Could the next map be less sniper-centric, please?


View PostInnerSphereNews, on 31 March 2022 - 10:13 AM, said:

In short, we're currently working on an update to the way Quirks are displayed in the MechLab (categories and color-coding) ...



Sounds good, people have been asking that for years.

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Posted 31 March 2022 - 10:21 AM

Looking forward to some skill tree changes!!

What about the mech rescale update? I thought this was a thing....

#5 ShootterMcGavin

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Posted 31 March 2022 - 10:24 AM

Excellent

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Posted 31 March 2022 - 10:25 AM

  • Quirk Display Update*
  • Skill Tree Reconfigured*

    Excited for these too! Keep up the good work!


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Posted 31 March 2022 - 10:33 AM

Made my day. Thank you!

#8 cazeral

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Posted 31 March 2022 - 10:35 AM

So, following the absolute dog-pile of a reaction over the last event, PGI ignore the majority of their custom base and push ahead with something not wanted?

Really hope that there is an option to avoid anything remotely like 8v8 that broke the last event for many players, otherwise there goes more of the player base and nudges the game closer to extinction.

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Posted 31 March 2022 - 10:37 AM

NANDA-YO!!!!


POSSIBLE RELEASE OF
The Event Mode Queue*
Quirk Display Update
Skill Tree Reconfigured

Oh Hellz yes! First the Crusader and now the skill tree, bush, shrub reworked!!! FINALLY!!

Oh happy day!

#10 Kodan Black

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Posted 31 March 2022 - 10:42 AM

Please, please make override as a preference so we can avoid hitting O at the start of every single match. :D

But also, yay!

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Posted 31 March 2022 - 10:46 AM

This way you will really get me back to the game after 3 years.

And I'm looking forward to new stuff you have planned for MWO!

PS: will the Crusader also feature in MW5's DLC 3?

PPS: Longbow and Wasp deserve a chance to be in this game too. Consider it for the future, please.

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Posted 31 March 2022 - 10:49 AM

Reduce the number of trees on Emerald Vale by 10% to 20%.

To misquote First Lady Nancy Regan: Just say NO to 8v8.

Actually, we DO look forward to your annual April Fools post.

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Posted 31 March 2022 - 10:49 AM

Really hoping the event queue works out and plays well. I can see it being a great feature (that'll definitely make me play more!), but I can also see it crashing and burning if done wrong. Good luck PGI!

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Posted 31 March 2022 - 10:52 AM

Can MWO please confirm that the 2022 Annual (Loyalty) Rewards Programme would count these:
~Ultimate Mech Pack = 2x Collector's mech pack, just like it was in 2020, 2019 & 2018 ?
http://mwomercs.com/...rewards-program
http://mwomercs.com/...rewards-program
http://mwomercs.com/...rewards-program

On the market to buy some of these, and such a confirmation would be much appreciated!

- - - - - - - - - - - -
Thanks to the MWO/Cauldron recent patches, might be interested in getting these:
NTG-Prime(S)
MAD-IIC(S)
RFL-IIC(S) --> still awaiting quirk pass for this chassis!

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Posted 31 March 2022 - 11:06 AM

Keep up the good work y'all!

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Posted 31 March 2022 - 11:21 AM

Really hopeful that the Crusader makes it into that MW5 DLC-3 Pack as well!

All in all, so stoked!

P.S. If I can add one wish list item, support for UHD resolutions would be amazing.

View PostOdanan, on 31 March 2022 - 10:46 AM, said:

This way you will really get me back to the game after 3 years.

And I'm looking forward to new stuff you have planned for MWO!

PS: will the Crusader also feature in MW5's DLC 3?

PPS: Longbow and Wasp deserve a chance to be in this game too. Consider it for the future, please.


If I can get a Stinger, Wasp, and Valkyrie in MWO/MW5 my old-school mech daydreams will be fulfilled! Would love to see ALL the classic 2750/3025 mechs make it in too, someday, but that's a pretty tall order I recognize.

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Posted 31 March 2022 - 11:25 AM

"Today marks the start of a new era for MWO, MW5, and MechWarrior. Thank you so much for all your support and patience we hope you enjoy the updates to the Roadmap.

Oh yeah, and there is still MORE STUFF COMING WE ARE NOT TALKING ABOUT! and we don't mean MW5 DLC 3!"

Hmmm... what ever do they mean???

Edited by pacifica812, 31 March 2022 - 11:27 AM.


#18 JOATMON Incorporated

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Posted 31 March 2022 - 11:31 AM

PGI, This roadmap is now looking great! Thank you!

Also happy to see the 02 sets for the platinum mechs! Any idea when we will find out exactly which variants are included?

Finally, please consider letting out something akin to these as say... a Silver Set, for much older mech variants which are already as S Grades but unavailable for purchase via any existing means. Some of the older Halloween bundle mechs like the Thunderbolt 9SE come to mind as prime candidates for this.

#19 McLaine

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Posted 31 March 2022 - 11:38 AM

This makes me happy. ;)

#20 Moebius91

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Posted 31 March 2022 - 11:47 AM

Couldn´t be happier reading this! Keep up the good work.





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