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Third World Reagan
May 19, 2008

Imagine four 'mechs waiting in a queue. Time works the same way.

The main problem is the dumb hand actuators in the arms which are preventing anything good on the nightstar.

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Skippy McPants
Mar 19, 2009



Yeah, the hands ruin the whole mech, s'a shame.

Pattonesque
Jul 14, 2004
johnny jesus and the infield fly rule

Third World Reagan posted:

The 10P as I was trying to work it seems to do best with longer range weapons which isn't my normal playstyle.

I ended up getting a fafnir 5 and had similar issues but I have never really used gauss in close range which is probably my fault.

I think my favorite mech has been a CTF-0XP with stealth.

EDIT: This is the NSR-10P build I have so far. Not a fan.

so the secret to the HGauss/Wubs Annihilator/Fafnir builds is that the gauss charge time is almost exactly the burn duration of the MPLs.

So you click both buttons and when the MPLs are finished burning you let loose with the Hgauss. This is an 80-point alpha that is insanely difficult to twist away. It's tough to get down but once it does you'll be one-shotting lights and mediums and taking torsos off heavies and assaults in no time

Pattonesque
Jul 14, 2004
johnny jesus and the infield fly rule

BTW here are The Mechs To Buy which are on sale:

https://mech.nav-alpha.com/#f51d9de7_COR-6R (can also do this with a smaller engine and Hgauss)
https://mech.nav-alpha.com/#37934ff9_COR-7A (personal favorite)

https://mech.nav-alpha.com/#d62ef760_CRB-27 (tanky)
https://mech.nav-alpha.com/#b35b7c27_CRB-27B (fast)

https://mech.nav-alpha.com/#c14456db_FLE-17 (can also take out the SL)
https://mech.nav-alpha.com/#3bde2527_FLE-20 (can also do stealth)

https://mech.nav-alpha.com/#61b6c011_MAD-4HP
https://mech.nav-alpha.com/#b0b24fc9_MAD-4L

https://mech.nav-alpha.com/#397fecb5_MAD-IIC
https://mech.nav-alpha.com/#26ea09c3_MAD-IIC2L
https://mech.nav-alpha.com/#e462c244_MAD-IIC-8

https://mech.nav-alpha.com/#e6379d78_ON1-VA

https://mech.nav-alpha.com/#f5bd8117_ON1-IIC-A (personal favorite)

https://mech.nav-alpha.com/#75e74f56_PIR-1
https://mech.nav-alpha.com/#cf6e11af_PIR-2
https://mech.nav-alpha.com/#15e9e877_PIR-3

https://mech.nav-alpha.com/#35b3c55a_RGH-3A
https://mech.nav-alpha.com/#604b14e8_RGH-PH

https://mech.nav-alpha.com/#f4867a2b_UM-K9

https://mech.nav-alpha.com/#c8c93359_WHK-PRIME (best sniper in the game)

Bobcats
Aug 5, 2004
Oh

I do not like the new queue times - only to be dropped into a woodchipper against a comp group that dictates the match way more than I can solo.

PSR changes are meaningless with soup queue.

ritorix
Jul 22, 2007

Vancian Roulette



This has been my match score farmer for the current event. It can pull some crazy numbers, had a game last night with 730 score and 1300 missiles destroyed, just out of control.

Only other mech I enjoy that much is my stupid LRM Awesome, more map dependant but it pulls some crazy scores too.

albany academy
Mar 6, 2013




Thank you! Going with the corsair 7a and orion iic-a for now, I think I need some more lights for variety. What's a good build for that hero utbanmech that starts out with an ac10?

Pattonesque
Jul 14, 2004
johnny jesus and the infield fly rule

albany academy posted:

Thank you! Going with the corsair 7a and orion iic-a for now, I think I need some more lights for variety. What's a good build for that hero utbanmech that starts out with an ac10?

That one's tough because p. much all lights cannot make good use of ballistics

grimmechs has this one which makes use of the overall range quirk
https://mech.nav-alpha.com/#309103e6_UM-SC

TheParadigm
Dec 10, 2009



The urbanmech is legit disgustingly tough. Commoners had a nice build, but I think its one of the mechs that can make use of a rotary well:

in this case you're a tiny target that wants to annoy the poo poo out of something bigger and facetank it into shooting you instead.

Basically you tackle something for a bigger mech to wreck.

Stacking MPLs can be good too.

Anita Dickinme
Jan 24, 2013

GIRL POWER


Grimey Drawer

Also AC/20 urbie is entirely practice.

Pattonesque
Jul 14, 2004
johnny jesus and the infield fly rule

this urbie build is legit one of the best short-range pokey lights in the game

https://mech.nav-alpha.com/#f4867a2b_UM-K9

All high mounts, huge armor quirks, great hitboxes (as do all urbies) and the heat dissipation quirk's p. nice too

Skippy McPants
Mar 19, 2009



The MPL K-9 is one of the best medium mechs in the game!

Willfrey
Jul 20, 2007



Fun Shoe

Every time a vapor eagle dies a hellbringer gets its wings

Pattonesque
Jul 14, 2004
johnny jesus and the infield fly rule

look at this dumb grimmechs robbit I built

https://mech.nav-alpha.com/#e350af7f_FNR-5E

accepting applications for NARC/taggers

EoRaptor
Sep 13, 2003




Some frustrating games last night:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=txqNCnQ6Y0M

Bonus 1v3:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iEpcu43ZPe0

Sorry about the potato resolution, Shadowplay loves to switch to recording in half resolution, and if I don't constantly check, this is what I get.

Love Stole the Day
Nov 4, 2012
Please give me free quality professional advice so I can be a baby about it and insult you

Similar game that a bad poster in this thread recently talked poo poo about and said was nothing more than a bad ripoff recently put out a Demo is getting good reviews on Steam:

https://store.steampowered.com/app/...h_Merc_Company/

IAmThatIs
Nov 17, 2014


So I decided to get back into this dumb robutt game, and spent 15 bucks on MC to celebrate 50 hours. When I bought it, the steam page said “one time bonus”. What does that mean?
Also, any recommendations on a good low skill mech for 3,400 MC?

Pattonesque
Jul 14, 2004
johnny jesus and the infield fly rule

IAmThatIs posted:

So I decided to get back into this dumb robutt game, and spent 15 bucks on MC to celebrate 50 hours. When I bought it, the steam page said “one time bonus”. What does that mean?
Also, any recommendations on a good low skill mech for 3,400 MC?


You get a bonus for buying MC during the event

I think the Deathstrike is on sale for like 3300? It’s a clan 90-tonner which is v. good gaussvomit

Skippy McPants
Mar 19, 2009



If you're spending MC you want to buy Hero Mechs; never buy regular mechs with MC.

With that in mind, the Deathstrike (Mad Cat MK II), Sleipnir (Cyclops), and Top Dog (Thunderbolt) are all good options.

Willfrey
Jul 20, 2007



Fun Shoe

Adding the huntsman hero (phakeet) and the wolfhound hero (grinner)

Also cant go wrong with hellbringer hero

Skippy McPants
Mar 19, 2009



I'd pass on the HBR hero unless you really like the chassis and want the C-bill bonus. The HBR-P also has the 2E Right Torso pod, which is the variant's big draw.

Remember, when you're buying an Omni mech you're mostly buying a set of Omni-pods. Some Omni-Heros have pods that unlock unique functionality (Ultraviolet, Reline) but others don't.

Rexxed
May 1, 2010

Dis is amazing!
I gotta try dis!



I remember squawking a lot in the beta for this and even buying a preorder package and then never logging in since it released. According to the website I have the preorder Atlas, 20k MC, and 1464 hours of banked premium time. I'm debating downloading it because it's been so long but watching some of the videos on the last few pages of the thread are making me remember how fun the game could be when it wasn't crashing. It's amazing that there's 821 mech variants in the game now, so I'm only 820 behind!

Skippy McPants
Mar 19, 2009



That's about 100$ worth of MC, enough to buy a half-dozen to a dozen hero mechs.

If you do come back, be careful about spending MC on non-Hero mechs or C-bills. It'll be tempting, especially if you get bottle-necked on C-bills but the MC conversation is terrible. You'll be better off playing the game a bit more, and with 1500 hours of premium time you should get a decent chunk of change from regular play.

EoRaptor
Sep 13, 2003




Skippy McPants posted:

That's about 100$ worth of MC, enough to buy a half-dozen to a dozen hero mechs.

If you do come back, be careful about spending MC on non-Hero mechs or C-bills. It'll be tempting, especially if you get bottle-necked on C-bills but the MC conversation is terrible. You'll be better off playing the game a bit more, and with 1500 hours of premium time you should get a decent chunk of change from regular play.

Important fact: you can activate premium time in 30 day chunks via the website. If you activate it in game, it will all get activated.

Join the discord if you want to group.

IAmThatIs
Nov 17, 2014


I ended up getting the Deathstrike, and then the warhammer hero: black widow. Thanks so much for all the help!!

Rexxed
May 1, 2010

Dis is amazing!
I gotta try dis!



I looked up mechwarrior online in my gmail. Looks like I spent $60 back in 2012:


I think my computer crapped out and after fixing it I succumbed to diablo 3 and then age of wushu addiction instead of playing the launch. Woops!

Artificer
Apr 8, 2010

You're going to try ponies and you're. Going. To. LOVE. ME!!

IAmThatIs posted:

I ended up getting the Deathstrike, and then the warhammer hero: black widow. Thanks so much for all the help!!

Pretty great choices. I hope you like ballistics!

Pattonesque
Jul 14, 2004
johnny jesus and the infield fly rule

Rexxed posted:

I looked up mechwarrior online in my gmail. Looks like I spent $60 back in 2012:


I think my computer crapped out and after fixing it I succumbed to diablo 3 and then age of wushu addiction instead of playing the launch. Woops!

yeah if you join now and use that MC to buy a hero mech or two (Deathstrike and IV-4 are good to start with) then that plus the premium time means you'll be raking in cbills

organburner
Apr 10, 2011

This avatar helped buy Lowtax a new skeleton.


Are there any good hero mechs for laser vomit on sale? I can't count ammo good.

I got the K-9 which I should build into the thing linked earlier I guess.

Pattonesque
Jul 14, 2004
johnny jesus and the infield fly rule

organburner posted:

Are there any good hero mechs for laser vomit on sale? I can't count ammo good.

I got the K-9 which I should build into the thing linked earlier I guess.

deathstrike can do lasers plus gauss better than almost anything, and you'll effectively never run out of ammo

Pornographic Memory
Dec 17, 2008


organburner posted:

Are there any good hero mechs for laser vomit on sale? I can't count ammo good.

I got the K-9 which I should build into the thing linked earlier I guess.

TOP DAWWWWWG

Can do a standard IS laser vomit (3 large lasers plus a mix of engine, medium lasers, and heatsinks to taste) or be a ridiculous medium pulse laser boat that plays like the K9 or Crab's roided out big brother. Doesn't have impressive quirks but it has much better mobility stats than other Thunderbolts (better torso twisting and acceleration) and has 8 of 9 energy hardpoints at or just below cockpit level in your side torsos which is basically ideal hardpoint geometry.

Skippy McPants
Mar 19, 2009



I will never not rep the Top Dog, but it doesn't look like it's part of this sale. None of the hero mechs currently on sale are pure laser vomit but as Patton already pointed out the DS is a Guass Vomit monster.

Edit: and the TD defiantly has impressive quirks. Structure isn't as good as armor, but +15 to all is still above average for 65 tons (only the RGH, DRG, IV4 are tankier) and that +10 energy range isn't wasted either.

Skippy McPants fucked around with this message at 15:12 on Jul 26, 2020

The Repo Man
Jul 31, 2013

I Remember...


If you haven't played since the beta, then you may want to do the tutorial, since I think you get C-Bills for completing it. You should also get cadet bonuses for a while that will not you a decent amount of money.

organburner
Apr 10, 2011

This avatar helped buy Lowtax a new skeleton.


Dang, the premium thunderbolt I got from some pack way back does not seem to have laser vomit hardpoints ):

TheParadigm
Dec 10, 2009



Rexxed posted:

I remember squawking a lot in the beta for this and even buying a preorder package and then never logging in since it released. According to the website I have the preorder Atlas, 20k MC, and 1464 hours of banked premium time.

Always activate banked premium time through the website where you can do it in increments, ingame starts the whole timer!

Rexxed
May 1, 2010

Dis is amazing!
I gotta try dis!



The Repo Man posted:

If you haven't played since the beta, then you may want to do the tutorial, since I think you get C-Bills for completing it. You should also get cadet bonuses for a while that will not you a decent amount of money.

Yeah I ran through it last night, I got like 5 million C bills (plus 100 for shooting the captain). I played a couple of matches but the Atlas variants I have are not great with the base loadouts and I think it was the D-DC we put a gauss on in the beta, which I don't own and probably isn't worth buying now. It's interesting how much the freemium monetization of this apes world of tanks which I also haven't played in forever but did play 15k games of at one point.

Pattonesque
Jul 14, 2004
johnny jesus and the infield fly rule

Rexxed posted:

Yeah I ran through it last night, I got like 5 million C bills (plus 100 for shooting the captain). I played a couple of matches but the Atlas variants I have are not great with the base loadouts and I think it was the D-DC we put a gauss on in the beta, which I don't own and probably isn't worth buying now. It's interesting how much the freemium monetization of this apes world of tanks which I also haven't played in forever but did play 15k games of at one point.

what robots do you have right now?

Atlases are kinda in a rough spot but still work as push leaders -- something like this for the D-DC would be able to do work https://mech.nav-alpha.com/#79194bdd_AS7-D-DC

Artificer
Apr 8, 2010

You're going to try ponies and you're. Going. To. LOVE. ME!!

That 5 mil plus the cadet bonus should easily send you on your way to picking up one of the mechs on sale. For a newbie without many mech options I recommend a good omnimech like the Hellbringer-Prime or the Sun Spider-D, as their omnipods allow for very versatile builds so you can test out what you like to do on a good chassis before buying mechs with hardlocked roles that you might not enjoy.

The Sun Spiders are on 50% sale now, no less. So you ought to be close to affording one, if you can't yet.

Rexxed
May 1, 2010

Dis is amazing!
I gotta try dis!



Pattonesque posted:

what robots do you have right now?

Atlases are kinda in a rough spot but still work as push leaders -- something like this for the D-DC would be able to do work https://mech.nav-alpha.com/#79194bdd_AS7-D-DC

I wish the D-DC had been part of the founder's program, but it wasn't, and it's probably not worth buying now. Here's what I have at the moment, two Atlases and some trial mechs:


I understand now that Hero mechs get +30% C-bills, kind of like a premium tank in WoT getting extra credits. I see there's also Champion mechs that get bonus XP, are those ever worthwhile?

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Starkk
Dec 31, 2008


Legendary Founder here returning after like 6 years, I just got the Deathstrike on sale, still have 6k MC, what else should I get? Any good brawler heros on sale?

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