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#1 InnerSphereNews

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Posted 06 November 2023 - 03:24 PM




MECH-VEMBER EVENT QUEUE AND SALES!


Greetings MechWarriors! It's time for another Event Queue and Sale, and this time we're trying something different. We will take your input on potential 'Mechs to go on sale, as well as your ideas for Event Queue matches. This DOES mean that we will be reading every post and taking every constructive suggestion into consideration, it DOES NOT mean every idea will make it in. When posting your match suggestions, keep in mind that there are some limitations based on the Event Queue system. For example, some maps can't use drop decks, certain time zones make matches with limited 'Mech options more difficult to populate, and so on. Therefore, we may take an idea and modify it to make it work, or make minor adjustments based on learned experience. Event Queue will start at 10am PST this coming Wednesday and change to a new map/mode every 12 hours, ending on Monday at 10am PST. We've already chosen the first match, which is a pretty basic 8v8 skirmish on Scrapyard, with drop decks and groups up to 2, all 'Mechs, 3x rewards, but no other modifiers. That leaves 9 cycles left to be filled with your great ideas, so let's hear them!


STARTS: Wednesday, November 8th 10am PST / Wednesday, November 8th 6pm UTC
ENDS: Monday, November 13th 10am PST / Monday, November 13th 6pm UTC


SALE
50% OFF C-BILL AND MC PRICES ON:
All Engines
All Weapons
All Consumables
'Mech Bays
Premium Time
GSP
Drop Deck
Heavy 'Mechs


EVENT
Wed Nov 8 10am PST / Wed Nov 8 6pm UTC
8v8
Groups 1-2
Drop Deck
285 Max Tonnage
Scrapyard
Skirmish
3x CBills and XP Rewards
25 Minute Match

Wed Nov 8 10pm PST / Thu Nov 9 6am UTC
8v8
Mining Collective
Skirmish
Heavy and Assault 'Mechs Only
1.25x 'Mech Speed
50% More Armor
3x CBill and XP Rewards
15 Minute Match

Thu Nov 9 10am PST / Thu Nov 9 6pm UTC
4v4
Test Map B
Skirmish
Atlas 'Mechs Only
1.25x 'Mech Speed
50% More Armor
3x CBill and XP Rewards
10 Minute Match

Thu Nov 9 10pm PST / Fri Nov 10 6am UTC
6v6
Drop Deck
285 Max Tonnage
Caustic Valley
Skirmish
3x CBill and XP Rewards
20 Minute Match

Fri Nov 10 10am PST / Fri Nov 10 6pm UTC
8v8
Drop Deck
285 Max Tonnage
Vitric Station
Domination
3x CBills and XP Rewards
25 Minute Match

Fri Nov 10 10pm PST / Sat Nov 11 6am UTC
8v8
Vitric Station
Conquest
Light 'Mechs Only
1.25x 'Mech Speed
3x CBill and XP Rewards
15 Minute Match

Sat Nov 11 10am PST / Sat Nov 11 6pm UTC
12v12
Group 1-3
Rubellite Oasis
Skirmish
Unlimited Jump Jets
3x CBill and XP Rewards
15 Minute Match

Sat Nov 11 10pm PST / Sun Nov 12 6am UTC
6v6
Medium 'Mechs Only
Mining Collective
Skirmish
3x CBill and XP Rewards
15 Minute Match

Sun Nov 12 10am PST / Sun Nov 12 6pm UTC
8v8
Drop Deck
360 Max Tonnage
Heavy and Assault 'Mechs
Only,Rubellite Oasis
Skirmish
Unlimited Jump Jets
3x CBill and XP Rewards
25 Minute Match

Sun Nov 12 10pm PST / Mon Nov 13 6am UTC
6v6
Heavy 'Mechs Only
Canyon Network
Domination
3x CBill and XP Rewards
15 Minute Match




#2 P H O T O N

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Posted 06 November 2023 - 03:35 PM

Looking forward to it, thanks!

Please can the Champion Invictus be on sale, please?

Ideas for EQ:
4v4 IS vs Clan assaults on Canyon
8v8 on Hibernal
2v2 Heavies on Mech Factory
2v2 IS meds Vs Clan meds on Steiner
2v2 120 T max per side on Liao

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Posted 06 November 2023 - 03:35 PM

Jump jet burn duration +100%, Jump jet vertical thrust +100%, jump jet horizontal thrust +200%, 8v8, Free Worlds, drop decks. That is all.

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Posted 06 November 2023 - 03:37 PM

Love the "engage with community" idea. And return of 8v8 of course!

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Posted 06 November 2023 - 03:46 PM

I would love to see 8v8 and 4v4 with only heavies and assaults and no drop decks on:

Forest colony classic
Canyon network
Hibernal rift
Frozen city
Mining collective

For mechs going on sale I would like to see:

Blood asp
Night gyr
Crusader
Hatamoto chi
Black knight
Grass hopper
Sun spider
Roughneck

Edited by LavaDa1shi, 06 November 2023 - 03:49 PM.


#6 Vite Ramen

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Posted 06 November 2023 - 03:50 PM

Give us all heavies on sale

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Posted 06 November 2023 - 03:52 PM

Any chance of getting Thunderbolts on sale? Been a hot minute and one of them pairs well with BLCs and another with MXPLs, which is a great way to advocate for the newish weapons.

As for EQ, give us...+100% movement speed. Atlas only.

Edited by Utsuho Reiuzi, 06 November 2023 - 03:52 PM.


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Posted 06 November 2023 - 03:54 PM

I've had this idea for awhile, but what about a MechAssault-themed event queue and sale? I know there's potential license issues but it could be a great way to acknowledge Microsoft's supposed interest in revisiting the title!

It could be something like:
- 4v4 on S7 maps
- MechAssault 1& 2 mechs only
- 360° torso twist
- Faster cooling and jump jets
- Maybe even third-person only?

In any case, I think more arcadey-style events could be interesting. I really get tired of the sweating and being tier 2 makes it difficult for me personally to whip out fun mechs. Less competitive group-play event queues would interest me.

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Posted 06 November 2023 - 04:02 PM

SLAP FIGHT!
-50% weapon velocity
+100% laser duration (edit: probably should have -25% laser cooldown so that lasers don't lose too much DPS)

Let there be Derp!

Edited by benben10, 07 November 2023 - 03:45 PM.


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Posted 06 November 2023 - 04:07 PM

I love 8v8 drop deck battles. Vitric is a great map for it, Mining would probably be good as well, I'm sure there are other small/medium maps that will shine in that mode.

I can do with or without the special bonuses and stuff (armor, JJs, speed, etc.) but if they have a theme (like pairing armor + speed + assaults) they are fun. Infinite JJs tends to get kind of annoying, if you could just give them like a +100% duration or something it would be more fun. It stinks when people are raining LRMs from the sky and stuff like that.

Also thanks for doing this! EQ is one of the most fun modes in the game right now so this is great.

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Posted 06 November 2023 - 04:09 PM

Hey there, I am a returning player and I find sales and events very engaging, so I am happy to see they appear to be quite frequent!

Thanks to adulthood and a disposable income, over the course of the last month, I myself have been fortunate enough to basically be able to fulfill all of teenage me's mech dreams for MWO. However, I also managed to rope a friend into this game and he is much more strategic about his spending! So, a more targeted sale could be just the right thing to get him some more toys to play with and keep him engaged.

Overall, I suggest you at least focus the sale on the 'Heavy' mech category (if not downright putting all of them on sale) because I think Heavy mechs offer a very versatile player experience and they are the only category missing from the most recent sales.

As for specific mechs that I am recommending to my friend and therefore would like to see on sale (highest priority to lowest):
- SNS-ML
- TBR-BH
- NTG-H
- HLF-2

Mechs that I would like to add to my personal collection:
- DRG-FLAME
- WHM-IIC-ML
- RFL-LK
- RGH-BLT

On a last note, I would kill (Kurita Loyalists) to get my hands on an NTG-H(L) or any other CBill-boosted version of the NTG-H, but I am years too late and there seems to be no way for me to get my hands on any old Loyalty Mechs, which I find very unfortunate. Would be nice to get a way for attaining these older Loyalty mechs! WHM-IIC-ML

Edited by Seraph Carnell, 06 November 2023 - 04:41 PM.


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Posted 06 November 2023 - 04:09 PM

This is fantastic thank you! And thanks in particular for the notice before it starts this is really helpful.

As for maps Vitric tends to play really well for these things so some rounds with that map would be wonderful
Unsure if this variable would be adjustable but a few founds with 10v10 or 12v12 with group size bumped up to 3 would be great so a larger friend group could enter without dominating the 8v8 format.
Thanks again and appreciate you hearing our input!

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Posted 06 November 2023 - 04:35 PM

We haven't had Heavy Mechs on sale for some time.

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Posted 06 November 2023 - 04:39 PM

View PostInnerSphereNews, on 06 November 2023 - 03:24 PM, said:

SALE
50% OFF C-BILL AND MC PRICES ON:
All Engines


Will the engines actually be on sale?
They never get the banner on them, and the price always remains the same.

Edited by NobCat, 06 November 2023 - 04:39 PM.


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Posted 06 November 2023 - 04:46 PM

Can we get an 8v8 Light 'Mech mayhem with unlimited jump jets on Rubellite? And maybe, since you're already reading, a Light Legendary for December that is NOT an Urbie?

Edited by RickySpanish, 06 November 2023 - 04:47 PM.


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Posted 06 November 2023 - 04:52 PM

View PostInnerSphereNews, on 06 November 2023 - 03:24 PM, said:

<<< snip >>>

Greetings MechWarriors! It's time for another Event Queue and Sale, and this time we're trying something different. We will take your input on potential 'Mechs to go on sale, as well as your ideas for Event Queue matches. This DOES mean that we will be reading every post and taking every constructive suggestion into consideration, it DOES NOT mean every idea will make it in. When posting your match suggestions, keep in mind that there are some limitations based on the Event Queue system. For example, some maps can't use drop decks, certain time zones make matches with limited 'Mech options more difficult to populate, and so on. Therefore, we may take an idea and modify it to make it work, or make minor adjustments based on learned experience.

<<< snip >>>

To the duo, Daeron & Matt... I know that my opinion may not be the most popular here, but I only ask that EQ have a bit more of Non-Skirmish going on. Please make abundant use of Conquest & Assault if possible? :)


Also, can we please bring back Incursion & Escort in the future too? All that the Incursion mode needed at the minimum was for TAG & NARC to be capable of making Turrets & Destructible Buildings — e.g. those targets that were neither Mechs nor Battery-giving devices — possible to get target-locked by Streak SRMs (and, by extension, LRM/ATM) if they were not initially. In extension, the Incursion mode also needed a lot more Maps capable of playing that particular set of rules... The ability to play Incursion mode came up too rarely directly because of there being not enough Maps designed with those rules implemented, which probably caused unnecessary confusion & hate where it should not. And all that Escort needed was for both teams to each have a VIP Mech which they must defend against destruction, perhaps along with more sensor-affecting spots, thereby making the mode symmetric. Both of those modes — Incursion & Escort — are good, and therefore deserve to not be trash-canned like they ended up being... :o


~D. V. "happy for anything Non-Skirmish & Non-Domination to play in Event Queue's environment currently" Devnull

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Posted 06 November 2023 - 05:13 PM

View PostNobCat, on 06 November 2023 - 04:39 PM, said:

<<< snip >>>

Will the engines actually be on sale?
They never get the banner on them, and the price always remains the same.

Please have a look at those Engine Prices in the MechLab before this next Sale can begin. Particularly take note on the 400-rated Engine (Standard, Light Fusion, and the XLs too) price listings for any Mechs which are capable of equipping it. Compare that to the Engine Prices when this Sale is underway. You will find that those Engine Prices have indeed been cut in half all across the list, along with all those smaller models. :huh:

EDIT :: I suppose it would have helped if Smurfy's list of Engine Prices were still around so you could compare the Sale & Non-Sale prices, eh? Perhaps it would help if 'Kill2Blit' decided to add that on the MechDB as a useful feature? :mellow:

~D. V. "Look at the Engine Prices outside of any Sale and you'll see it really does get cut in half." Devnull



[Multiple Edits on the Edit by the Post Author in order to get a complete thought up.]

Edited by D V Devnull, 06 November 2023 - 05:19 PM.


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Posted 06 November 2023 - 05:34 PM

Can we get more Solaris 1v1 / 2v2 events, also I think a inner sphere mech sale early next year for the first tournament of the year (Inner Sphere Coalition) would be a good idea, as well as tournament themed sales in general, if we get more people into comp they are probably gonna play more = likely stay longer = spend more money on MWO

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Posted 06 November 2023 - 05:47 PM

I’d love more 4v4’s, that recent medium event was a blast. As far as mech sales go:

Centurion! I know mediums were just for sale, but they’re getting a(n awesome looking) legendary soon
Champions! Cos, you know, they’re the champions!
Awesomes! For, as you’re aware, they’re awesome (and recently requirked)!


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Posted 06 November 2023 - 05:50 PM

The Faction Play events done in the past seem to be popular, but the recurring complaint about Faction Play I have seen from those just looking to complete the challenges is the age-old "groups stomping pugs" situation, so my idea is this: if it is possible with the game mode, have a "Learn To FP" event that is 12v12, drop decks, Siege maps only, and with no groups. The event will be a way for people to try out Siege without wasting their time sitting in the FP queue waiting for just the right amount of people on both sides for a game to fire, and each game will be without groups stomping people just trying to learn (FP IS made with large groups in mind, but I often see people dissuaded from continuing to try the mode because they are solo-dropping and do not know what to do, such as shooting at the gates instead of the gate generators.) I also think that allowing mixed-side drop decks for this mode would also make the game mode easier to function under the constraints of Event Queue as it would simply fire once 24 total people are in the queue, and would also make it stand out as a unique event in comparison to standard Faction Play's IS vs Clan.





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