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Archivis
Your Daddy
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join:2001-11-26
Earth
kudos:19
reply to Jobbie

Re: Mech Warrior Online

There's nothing wrong with having multiple Awesomes. In fact, you're going to want them. There is Mech XP that you gain per variant. You unlock additional tiers by having those lower tiers maxed out on 3 of the same type of Mechs. Long-term, you're looking at maxing out three different Awesomes to unlock some pretty serious talents in higher tiers.

I plan on doing this with the Ravens next.
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A government big enough to give you everything you want, is strong enough to take everything you have. -MLK



Archivis
Your Daddy
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Earth
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reply to Energystream

I didn't have to spend too much. I actually wasted a ton of money on buying various loadouts and testing. I think if you went with my build, all you'd have to do is buy the double heat sink upgrade, two more LRMs and a bunch of LRM ammo to strap all over yourself.
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A government big enough to give you everything you want, is strong enough to take everything you have. -MLK



Archivis
Your Daddy
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Earth
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For example, I tested out Artemis. It was such a waste. It weighs more and it took up way too much of my ammo space. I ended up going out of ammo in several matches. Because of that, I would conserve more and miss on more opportunities.

With my current LRM Boat, I sit on 1980 LRM ammo. That's a fuck ton of ammo and if I run out, it was a fantastic game. I fire the instant I get a lock on anything. Do I miss? All the time, but there are so many times where I fire on a lock, lose lock a few seconds in and then re-establish a lock and my missiles zone right in on people.

I dumped a medium laser for a tag laser. It has made it much easier to 1v1 long-range volleys against opponents who you could see, but not lock on. When I'm in close range, I assume I'm dead. I keep one medium laser just to pretend to do damage and scare some people off. It doesn't always work. It's safer to be relatively close to some friendlies that you can pull a light mech into.

I've also stripped armor off of other parts of my body and invested heavily into my backside. That's where I'm getting hit the most, from light mechs who sneak up from behind. That armor boost means I can take a good 45-60 seconds of pain, which is enough time to run them into my team and get stomped.
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A government big enough to give you everything you want, is strong enough to take everything you have. -MLK



Energystream
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join:2010-04-16
Ridgewood, NY
Reviews:
·Time Warner Cable

Played a couple of games last night because I couldn't sleep. Managed to get a few games in where I got 500-750 damage. I noticed that the games where I got that much, I was in a pack most of the time.

In addition to taking down an enemy quick, I noticed people were bad (at least last night) at focusing on one target if there are many. They just fire at whatever is in front of them. It helped to give me some time to move around to get out of LOS and fire at the enemies backs. Downside? having to direct lasers to the ground or sky so I don't melt my own team.

The high damage games I was also sniping early on with the Gauss cannon. Think getting better at targeting long distance without lock, just using the heat sig (when not a hot world).
I also tried to evade more using the terrain, either hills, tunnels, whatever so I didn't have more than 1 mech in my face.



Archivis
Your Daddy
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Earth
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500-700 damage games are fantastic. The approach of dodging damage and sniping in shots when you can is the big mentality of a light mech.

It becomes more of a chess game than a giant brawl. I've seen it with us now where we're playing caustic valley and someone over-commits an exploration on a catapult and the whole team zones in on that one guy and makes him pay for it.

When you get your mech to a point where you're no longer throwing money at it to tinker with, it becomes a great thing. My LRM boat hasn't been modified in a while. My medium laser HBK was about to get shelved until I threw in a high speed engine in there. It's been a drastic improvement since then.

The next step is a light mech, a Raven. I'm going to get that ironed out, but the 3L is so damn expensive. The XL engine upgrade is 4mill cbills alone. Then I have to slap some SRMs and probably another medium laser on it. Hopefully, it'll be in good shape by then.

The real $$ sink comes when you start maxing the talents out in the mechs and you have to start leveling up other variants of the same type so you can max those out.

When you get XP-capped on 3 different mechs of the same type, you unlock higher tiers.
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A government big enough to give you everything you want, is strong enough to take everything you have. -MLK



Energystream
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join:2010-04-16
Ridgewood, NY
Reviews:
·Time Warner Cable

I am really torn between getting the Catpault SRM/LRM Boat and going for the Awesome. One of the reason is that I share equipment between the two, but more importantly I share the pilot skills between the two and can unlock them faster.

Having the mix of SRM/LRM while less effective long range, is not totally screwed close range. Either way I am a way off in C-bills, might be a week or so before I get up to 10 mil to give me some buffer.



Krisnatharok
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join:2009-02-11
Earth Orbit
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I paid for the DDC with the premium credits I bought last September. I think it cost just under 4200 MC, or 10mill C-bills.
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Those who would give up Essential Liberty to purchase a little Temporary Safety, deserve neither Liberty nor Safety.



Archivis
Your Daddy
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join:2001-11-26
Earth
kudos:19
reply to Energystream

The Awesome is the best LRM boat in the game. There's no reason to be hasty just so you can do a bunch of things mediocre.

The Cat is an amazing SRM whore though. 6x SRMs.
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A government big enough to give you everything you want, is strong enough to take everything you have. -MLK



Archivis
Your Daddy
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Earth
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Also, if you go with the LRM boat, it doesn't take that long to deck it out. The only upgrade I picked up was double heat sinks. There's no room for armor or endo. Just strap on 4X LRMs and shove ammo in every spot that'll fit.
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A government big enough to give you everything you want, is strong enough to take everything you have. -MLK



Gevurah

@verizon.net
reply to Krisnatharok

I've been leery of posting because well, I have bad memories of doing earthlink/Spring/Embarq tech support on this forum in a company sanctioned environment.

That said, MWO trumps that :P

You guys came in at a good time. Most of the crappy bugs have been ironed out, there's still some general wonkiness but it's pretty sorted now. The devs are doing meaningful fixes every two weeks and content is coming at a steady rate. We'll see the first beginnings per their timeline of community warfare (faction vs faction) mid-end of April.

Side note: I'm FRR. I convinced arch to go FRR. FRR in a nutshell - Non-douchy space vikings who actually run a representative government vs most of the fascist/aristocratic garbage of the rest of the IS.

We also can plan on getting our butts kicked the worst by the clans, which are due to invade in Nov/Dec. Good news though - that should mean early access to clan tech which is OVERWHELMINGLY awesome.

A little about me:
Long time RL friend of Arch. Ask him sometime about where the name comes from :P
Huge long time mw/BT geek.

My unit:
»clan.ihostinghq.com/1sthussars/

I haven't opened up applications but if you want to join, are over 25, and generally on nights hit me up. Note: It *WILL* require a faction switch to the FRR. Read up on them at sarna.net if you're interested.



Jobbie
Keep It Simple
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join:2010-08-24
Mexico
kudos:5

Hey Gev!

Good to see you around here.



Archivis
Your Daddy
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join:2001-11-26
Earth
kudos:19
reply to Gevurah

Unfortunately, I'm not as much of a mech warrior geek as the rest of the folks. I do know that the people who are making this game are trying to stick very heavily to the storyline and I know that Gevurah is trying to build up a tight knit group of mechs to do the same.

I don't know if I shared this with Gevurah, but when we migrate to a game and set up a guild/clan/etc, we call it Aftershock. It isn't because we force that on anyone, but rather the tags that people used before were BBR or DSLR to represent the clan name and it just sounded weird to represent digital subscriber lines to people who didn't understand what it was about. Aftershock was more of a generic name that didn't sound weird.

For some games, a community site is set up. For the lesser games, there aren't. Basically, what I'm saying is that since Gevurah set this up and I've known him for nearly 15 years, there's no reason to carve out an Aftershock here. Whenever it allows us to, we can set up with the 1st Hussars officially for our group to join.
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A government big enough to give you everything you want, is strong enough to take everything you have. -MLK



Energystream
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join:2010-04-16
Ridgewood, NY
reply to Jobbie

Awesome,

I'm hoping they bring the Madcat and Wolverine into the game at some point. Those were always some of my favorite mechs.

Will we be allowed to joint :P



Gevurah

@verizon.net
reply to Krisnatharok

Thanks. If you want, you can have an Aftershock Lance or Company, depending on how many join up.
This is how units are arranged in the Inner sphere:

4 Mechs = 1 Lance.
3 Lances = 1 Company.
3 Companies = 1 Battalion.

Currently with the upcoming changes the most we'll be able to field until they put in some truly 'epic' scale maps will be 1 Company in a game. One minor canon change - the Hussars refer to companies as banners. Typically the Hussars were light mech, medium, and light heavy pilots. I don't really care too much what you pilot so long as you enjoy it and are preferably good at it

Typical company organization in the Inner sphere:
Lance 1 - Recon/Scout/Harrassment lance
Lance 2 - Battle lance (heavies, assaults, brawlers, etc)
Lance 3 - Command lance. Typically this group is used as a mobile reserve and is used to plug the holes as well as issue commands. Each lance has a lance leader, but command lance leader is highest up the food chain. Others in command lance are effectively no better unless commander dies and someone else has to designate targets/orders. Call it a field promotion. :P

Also if you're interested, this is my 'mechpit'. It's basically a work in progress but you can see what I play MWO in:
»mwomercs.com/forums/topic/95008-···ild-log/



Jobbie
Keep It Simple
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join:2010-08-24
Mexico
kudos:5

I want in!



Archivis
Your Daddy
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join:2001-11-26
Earth
kudos:19
reply to Gevurah

What's the largest map size and what kind of game modes are they trying to introduce to the game?



Krisnatharok
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join:2009-02-11
Earth Orbit
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reply to Gevurah

That sounds fantastic.

I need to learn more about the MW lore--what little I know, I really like. It's very similar to The Black Company military/dark fantasy books set in the future.
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Those who would give up Essential Liberty to purchase a little Temporary Safety, deserve neither Liberty nor Safety.



Gevurah

@verizon.net
reply to Jobbie

Arch - alpine is about 3x larger than the other 4 maps in rotation and my understanding is that is a 'medium' map. So the next map "desert" is supposed to be large, which should be 2-3x larger than alpine. That is to say, pretty damn big.

Jobbie - I enabled the application system on the 1st Hussars website. I'm still working on content, but feel free to apply guys.



Gevurah

join:2013-02-22
York Haven, PA
reply to Krisnatharok

This might show twice I'm just impatient and registered for instant posts.

Arch: Alpine is a 'medium' map. So the next map (desert) will be approx 2-3x larger as it is a 'large' map. So in short, VERY large.

12v12 is getting added soon and possibly larger amounts.

Also - I opened up the 1sthussars link for applications to make my life easier. There's some simple forum stuff I threw in there but feel free to put up whatever you have of use.



Krisnatharok
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Earth Orbit
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Sweet, I'll take at the 1st Hussars when I get home.

Can you post the pics of your mech cage? the link is websensed at work...
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Those who would give up Essential Liberty to purchase a little Temporary Safety, deserve neither Liberty nor Safety.



Jobbie
Keep It Simple
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join:2010-08-24
Mexico
kudos:5
reply to Gevurah

Alright , I registered on the site.



Gevurah

join:2013-02-22
York Haven, PA
reply to Krisnatharok

Cool. Mind clicking 'Join us' and filling out the app when you get a chance? Don't worry it's nothing spectacular.



Jobbie
Keep It Simple
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Mexico
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Need to wait for an admin to approve my registration.



Jobbie
Keep It Simple
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got the account approved when I click the join us link I get to the login screen and keeps looping.

Weird.
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Judge a man by the trials of his shield, not the empty reaping of his sword.



Jobbie
Keep It Simple
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Mexico
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got it now!



Gevurah

join:2013-02-22
York Haven, PA
reply to Krisnatharok

Exterior - reasonably new picture: »imageshack.us/a/img19/3927/img0196sp.jpg

latest piece I added: center console - »imageshack.us/a/img7/7533/img0200fl.jpg It's a keyboard/monitor stand which I'm going to attach switches connected to an arduino to.

Not sure if that will work for you.



Archivis
Your Daddy
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Earth
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It'll be real interesting to see your project as it progresses. I can't even change a car light or a dryer vent without breaking it.
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A government big enough to give you everything you want, is strong enough to take everything you have. -MLK



The WeaseL
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join:2001-12-03
Minnesota
reply to Krisnatharok

I got as far as downloading and then sleepy. Installed and waiting for me to try out when I get home.
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How lucky am I to have known someone who is so hard to say good-bye to.



Krisnatharok
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Earth Orbit
kudos:12
reply to Gevurah

said by Gevurah:

Exterior - reasonably new picture: »imageshack.us/a/img19/3927/img0196sp.jpg

latest piece I added: center console - »imageshack.us/a/img7/7533/img0200fl.jpg It's a keyboard/monitor stand which I'm going to attach switches connected to an arduino to.

Not sure if that will work for you.

Nice!! Will love to see it unfold. Are you putting hydraulic shocks on it?
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Those who would give up Essential Liberty to purchase a little Temporary Safety, deserve neither Liberty nor Safety.


Jobbie
Keep It Simple
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Mexico
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DHS bro you going to need them.