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#1 InnerSphereNews

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Posted 27 September 2023 - 11:02 AM



LONGBOW VARIANTS AND LOADOUTS

GREETINGS MERCENARIES,
INTRODUCING THE LONGBOW!
As we quickly approach the launch of The Dragon's Gambit, the fifth DLC for MechWarrior 5: Mercenaries, we're excited to bring you a first look at the newest addition to the battlefields, and a formidable new BattleMech chassis to add to your collection. One of the most iconic fire support 'Mechs in existence, this massive BattleMech has earned a reputation for being a dependable and unwavering machine, consistently delivering on its missions and leaving no room for doubt in its devastating capabilities.

NOTE: PLANNED BUFF
Following extensive playtesting of the Longbow, we believe it deserves a more distinct role in your DropShip as a dedicated long-range support chassis. With this vision in mind, we've prepared a significant enhancement. All Longbow variants, except for the Hero, will receive an upgrade to their side torso missile hardpoints, transitioning from small to large hardpoints. This buff will be implemented post-launch, expedited to swiftly elevate these 'Mechs into valuable assets within your 'Mech inventory. The timing of this patch release will hinge on our post-launch assessments to ensure any critical issues are addressed promptly.

Below is a sneak peek at the upcoming Longbow variants and loadouts:


LONGBOW LGB-HS


LONGBOW LGB-7Q


LONGBOW LGB-OW


LONGBOW LGB-OW2


LONGBOW LGB-8C


KEY ART BONUS!




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Posted 27 September 2023 - 11:06 AM

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Posted 27 September 2023 - 11:10 AM

The mainstream models.
Looks nice though!

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Posted 27 September 2023 - 11:14 AM

Ah, would I like my Longbow to have LRMs and MLs or LRMs and MLs. HMMMM

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Posted 27 September 2023 - 11:41 AM

Before anyone complains, these are all canon loadouts

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Posted 27 September 2023 - 11:45 AM

wheres the HS from?
cant find it on sarna, or is it a new hero variant for the game?

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Posted 27 September 2023 - 11:48 AM

Why are the Ballistic and Energy variants not in the lineup?

LGB-0H This Civil War-era variant designed by the Marian Hegemony replaces the entire weapons loadout of the standard Longbow with two PPCs and a fearsome array of twenty-six one-shot RL-10s. The 0H also sports eleven double heat sinks

LGB-13NAIS Manufactured exclusively for the the Federated Suns, the 13NAIS variant removes all missile launchers and uses a standard fusion engine, though it does use an endo steel frame to save weight. Each arm mounts three light autocannon/5s that can make use of special munitions produced by the Federated Suns. To ensure that it can mount such ammunition, seven tons are allotted to the ammunition bins. A Guardian ECM suite protects it from enemy electronics, while a C3 slave uses targeting data from other C3 equipped units to improve its accuracy. The 13NAIS mounts an ER small laser and a pair of ER medium lasers.

LGB-10K Completely unique among Longbow variants the 10K may also be the most deadly.
1 Medpulse (HD) 1 ERLL(CT) 2xUAC-20 1 per arm.

Edited by Cyborne Elemental, 27 September 2023 - 11:49 AM.


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Posted 27 September 2023 - 11:52 AM

probably due to lore/timeline. DLC is set in war of 3039, civil war era was over 20 years later iirc.

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Posted 27 September 2023 - 12:26 PM

Welp, worst fears confirmed. Longbow is hot trash. Better off using a Stalker-3H or an Archer/Crusader. Waste of a new addition, adds an obsolete mech with no saving graces. What a shame. Couldn't inflate the ST missile hard point size to mediums or larges? Really disappointed with the lack of vision and apparent lack of awareness regarding available builds on preexisting mechs. And before nay sayers start trying to reason against my assertion, understand it's not the lack of firepower that frustrates me; it's the fact that the Longbow fails to add anything new and exciting to the game.

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Posted 27 September 2023 - 12:26 PM

View PostCyborne Elemental, on 27 September 2023 - 11:48 AM, said:

Why are the Ballistic and Energy variants not in the lineup?

LGB-0H This Civil War-era variant designed by the Marian Hegemony replaces the entire weapons loadout of the standard Longbow with two PPCs and a fearsome array of twenty-six one-shot RL-10s. The 0H also sports eleven double heat sinks

LGB-13NAIS Manufactured exclusively for the the Federated Suns, the 13NAIS variant removes all missile launchers and uses a standard fusion engine, though it does use an endo steel frame to save weight. Each arm mounts three light autocannon/5s that can make use of special munitions produced by the Federated Suns. To ensure that it can mount such ammunition, seven tons are allotted to the ammunition bins. A Guardian ECM suite protects it from enemy electronics, while a C3 slave uses targeting data from other C3 equipped units to improve its accuracy. The 13NAIS mounts an ER small laser and a pair of ER medium lasers.

LGB-10K Completely unique among Longbow variants the 10K may also be the most deadly.
1 Medpulse (HD) 1 ERLL(CT) 2xUAC-20 1 per arm.


View PostMuz0079, on 27 September 2023 - 11:52 AM, said:

probably due to lore/timeline. DLC is set in war of 3039, civil war era was over 20 years later iirc.


Here! A question well answered!

#11 Rhaelcan

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Posted 27 September 2023 - 12:37 PM

Can we see inside the cockpit please

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Posted 27 September 2023 - 12:40 PM

View PostClay Endfield, on 27 September 2023 - 12:26 PM, said:

Couldn't inflate the ST missile hard point size to mediums or larges?


It's getting buffed in a patch: MechWarrior 5: Mercenaries - Longbow Loadouts (mw5mercs.com)

L
ooks like that detail didn't get put into the post here.

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Posted 27 September 2023 - 12:52 PM

Do the large missile pods on the arms angle up? or will they only point forward like in the screen caps?

Thank you for the artwork!!! New desktop wallpaper right there!!

Edited by AmbidXtrousGNOME, 27 September 2023 - 12:53 PM.


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Posted 27 September 2023 - 01:29 PM

View PostInnerSphereNews, on 27 September 2023 - 11:02 AM, said:

NOTE: PLANNED BUFF

Following extensive playtesting of the Longbow, we believe it deserves a more distinct role in your DropShip as a dedicated long-range support chassis. With this vision in mind, we've prepared a significant enhancement. All Longbow variants, except for the Hero, will receive an upgrade to their side torso missile hardpoints, transitioning from small to large hardpoints. This buff will be implemented post-launch, expedited to swiftly elevate these 'Mechs into valuable assets within your 'Mech inventory. The timing of this patch release will hinge on our post-launch assessments to ensure any critical issues are addressed promptly.





Matt and I were working on the post at the same time, one of our saves erased the intended planned buff section (note that it went up on the MW5Mercs.com news post). Fixed!

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Posted 27 September 2023 - 01:49 PM

When it comes to the design and asthetics, you guys nailed it again.

Another Mech were in the past I'm like, yeah, it's okay.
But with PGI design, I really want to pilot one now. Posted Image

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Posted 27 September 2023 - 02:26 PM

View PostMuz0079, on 27 September 2023 - 11:45 AM, said:

wheres the HS from?
cant find it on sarna, or is it a new hero variant for the game?


Hailstorm, its the Hero 'Mech. Was going to wait til in game but added based off info in this thread and will add the fluffy/extra details after DLC drops.

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Posted 27 September 2023 - 03:16 PM

Where are the missile doors like the concept art had? I'm not seeing them Posted Image

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Posted 27 September 2023 - 04:18 PM

I hope this means it might make an appearance in Legends (with LRM HSLs of course LOL).

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Posted 28 September 2023 - 01:33 AM

Bad news on EPIC, I keep getting "Looks like something went wrong. For your protection, this transaction has been declined. Please try another card or other payment methods" with multiple payment methods and credit cards.

If your KPI are low... there is an error happening.

Edited by Surn, 28 September 2023 - 01:34 AM.


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Posted 28 September 2023 - 03:26 AM

View PostInnerSphereNews, on 27 September 2023 - 11:02 AM, said:

LONGBOW VARIANTS AND LOADOUTS

GREETINGS MERCENARIES,

INTRODUCING THE LONGBOW!

NOTE: PLANNED BUFF




Following extensive playtesting of the Longbow, we believe it deserves a more distinct role in your DropShip as a dedicated long-range support chassis. With this vision in mind, we've prepared a significant enhancement. All Longbow variants, except for the Hero, will receive an upgrade to their side torso missile hardpoints, transitioning from small to large hardpoints.


Does it mean that you add those missile bay doors that the Longbow is supposed to have and that your art shows?

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I am asking because this big and broad-shouldered BattleMech will need all durability features that it can get - both in MW5:Mercs and in MWO.

Missile bay doors are good for providing such additional protection.

Please note that the Longbow will compete with the Stalker and the Stalker has the advantage of the body shape that tanks the incoming damage much better.





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