My apologies for the Monday Update getting delayed to a Tuesday Update this week. Lots going on, but next week I will be back on schedule!
For those that haven't heard, last week Piranha Games was acquired by EG7. Yesterday, Russ, Matt and myself recorded a Dev Vlog that covers what that means for PGI, MW5, and of course MWO. Be sure to check that out HERE:
If you don't have time to watch that now, but are wondering how this will affect MWO, here's the answer from our recent ANNOUNCEMENT:
"And finally, how will this decision affect MechWarrior Online? It won't! There will be no impact on our MechWarrior Online initiatives, and in fact, this will likely benefit MWO in the long run by bringing more eyes to our multiplayer PvP MechWarrior experience. By the release of MW5 in Spring 2021, we should be well on our way towards implementing significant updates to MWO, including exciting improvements to the new player experience, making sure we’re ready for new players."
Speaking of the new player experience, I also have some good news on that front. Within the next two weeks, any new accounts created will be starting at tier 5. This is just the first of many changes to come starting in the new year.
December is going to be an exciting month for MWO, with holiday events and sales, and the final preparation for launching the MWO initiative in January. Additionally, I'll be starting my Dev Hunt events back up this month, so look for my TWEETS announcing that I'm out there so you can hunt me, find me, and kill me for your very own Dev Kill Medallion and more! I'll also be supporting your favorite MWO streamers throughout December with giveaways, so stop by TWITCH whenever you can for some 'Mech on 'Mech action, and support these amazing creators!
Matt and I will be appearing on the NGNG podcast this Wednesday to discuss MWO and what will be happening in December to prepare for the new initiative beginning in January.
We are also scheduling an MWO Townhall broadcast for Friday, December 11th, so look for that official announcement coming this week along with a thread for you to submit your questions for Russ and the team.
The topical discussions on the MWO forums are going great, keep up the excellent feedback! Due to the events of last week, I didn't get to auditing the outline, so I will be tackling that this week (and probably into the weekend).
Happy Holidays everyone and I'll see you on the battlefield,