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sebmojo
Oct 23, 2010


Legit Cyberpunk


arctic cheetah with ECM and 6 spl is not bad for that kind of play

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6NEmXcgqiG8

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Artificer
Apr 8, 2010

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

sebmojo posted:

arctic cheetah with ECM and 6 spl is not bad for that kind of play

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6NEmXcgqiG8

Even after the huge spl nerfs?

sebmojo
Oct 23, 2010


Legit Cyberpunk


That was ages ago so maybe not, I haven't played for a while.

Artificer
Apr 8, 2010

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

sebmojo posted:

That was ages ago so maybe not, I haven't played for a while.

Clan SPLs went from 6 dmg to 4. Technically faster cooldowns now but....

Washout
Jun 27, 2003

"Your toy soldiers are not pigmented to my scrupulous standards. As a result, you are not worthy of my time. Good day sir"


Artificer posted:

Clan SPLs went from 6 dmg to 4. Technically faster cooldowns now but....

I think about coming back and then I read another of their balance attempts and give up again. 40% drop to a niche weapon, great guys.

aniviron
Sep 11, 2014



TheParadigm posted:

From back when I played, I remember hearing great things about the clan LRM10+artemis: It may come out in a stream, but its a really tight grouping, and especially with tag can focus components down in ways other LRM groupings don't really have.
Also, the tonnage-to-damage ratio because clan tech.

Before the Great Assault Fattening, someone in group liked to run a close support lrm10x4 spirit bear. You had to lean on the LPLs to get work in,but it was actually able to dunk on people in the midrange real well: All the missiles leaving from one torso and having tight streams seemes to do the trick.

Not sure how to replicate this feat on another chassis. Look for omnipod cluster quirks and neighboring launcher locations?

I thoroughly recommend the Mad Dog if you want to LRM (or 6xASRM6, for that matter). The launchers are all clustered in a tight group in the middle of the mech. You can run 6xALRM10 without too much trouble, though I usually run 4x15 2x10 when I am in a rare lurming mood.

smooth jazz
May 13, 2010



Picked up the Shadowhawk Grey Death on sale. What a great robot. AC10 reloads@ 1.5 seconds. Can jump into some sneaky positions.

abrosheen
Oct 28, 2010


I wish this hero even would finish and they'd have something I could actually benefit from active, the thing seems to go on forever.

Artificer
Apr 8, 2010

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

abrosheen posted:

I wish this hero even would finish and they'd have something I could actually benefit from active, the thing seems to go on forever.

What?

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


the hero event going on right now that lasts like four months

Vomitorium
Oct 2, 2020

by Fluffdaddy


MWO.. I actually love this game. Well, I hate that all I can find are these stupid little matches and theyre over in like 10 mins and then I'm waiting another 10 mins for another one.. but yeah..

The teamwork is probably the best out of any game I've ever played. Being an aussie, I can say 'hey guys' in that bit where you're waiting to go to the map and usually people will say hey and we'll start talking about our strat. This just doesnt happen in other games.. I would assume its because there are a bunch of old dudes like (usually americans, so I just dont play when the US is asleep) me and we just have a grand old time.

Is there a Word of Lowtax or anything anymore? A group I could join and do more than the skrimish matches? I have a blinged out account, many years ago I spent too much money and my MadCat with twin AC10s and AC5 usually tops the board for my team. But I have an annhilator decked out with LRMs and yeah, all sorts..

Arven
Sep 23, 2007


I still log into this game for a couple hours a month to run around in my Urbies. I have two gimmicky builds that I use exclusively (4 heavy MGs with 2 medium pulse lasers and an autocannon with 2 medium lasers) and it's crazy how the effectiveness of different weapons seems to swing so much from patch to patch.

aniviron
Sep 11, 2014



Vomitorium posted:

Is there a Word of Lowtax or anything anymore? A group I could join and do more than the skrimish matches? I have a blinged out account, many years ago I spent too much money and my MadCat with twin AC10s and AC5 usually tops the board for my team. But I have an annhilator decked out with LRMs and yeah, all sorts..

I haven't been on for a couple months, but there is a discord (which I think is in the OP?) full of goons. They're all friendly, cool people and I have had a good time every time we have played together. I recommend it. Last I checked the group was still around but had changed its name to not be associated with Lowtax anymore for obvious reasons. Not sure who runs it right now and how you'd get invites though.

Skippy McPants
Mar 19, 2009



Discord is in the OP, but here it is again: https://discord.gg/Nw59stN

Unit is now called Word of bLake because Lowtax is a piece of poo poo.

Vomitorium
Oct 2, 2020

by Fluffdaddy


aha, I'm in and its still active. Ok then, lets fire up the reactor and remember how to pilot..

Willfrey
Jul 20, 2007



Fun Shoe

the discord has been pretty quiet lately. flared up in activity for some of the events.

I'm sure it'll pick up again if they do the halloween trick or treat event thing.

Vomitorium
Oct 2, 2020

by Fluffdaddy


It's more of an organised group of people than I've ever seen that wanna play MWO, my friends sure don't. So yeah, no problem. Just announce when you want to do something that needs pilots and I'll log on for sure

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

https://www.reddit.com/r/OutreachHP..._future_w_russ/

Looks like PGI's planning on actually moving forward with MWO? also apparently it was one of the most profitable per-player F2P games out there, weird

peer
Jan 17, 2004

this is not what I wanted

Pattonesque posted:

https://www.reddit.com/r/OutreachHP..._future_w_russ/

Looks like PGI's planning on actually moving forward with MWO? also apparently it was one of the most profitable per-player F2P games out there, weird

oh, that's cool. Been a while since I played but I'd definitely come back for New Content

General Battuta
Feb 7, 2011

This is how you communicate with a fellow intelligence: you hurt it, you keep on hurting it, until you can distinguish the posts from the screams.

Give us jihad and Celestials

General Battuta
Feb 7, 2011

This is how you communicate with a fellow intelligence: you hurt it, you keep on hurting it, until you can distinguish the posts from the screams.

I'm back on my MWLL bullshit after some changes on the dev team. We had a pretty good incident last night with a guy who insisted that other players were hacking to create energy shields. (The idea of a hack so comprehensive that it adds its own immersive visual assets is pretty cool.)

It turned out that he thought the white highlight around a target you have missile locked was an energy shield, and since his LRMs weren't instantly destroying his foe they were being absorbed by hacker powers.

albany academy
Mar 6, 2013



Skippy McPants posted:

Discord is in the OP, but here it is again: https://discord.gg/Nw59stN

Unit is now called Word of bLake because Lowtax is a piece of poo poo.

i keep seeing "Change the name back to Word of Lowtax" as the message of the day everytime I load it up.

Pornographic Memory
Dec 17, 2008


General Battuta posted:

Give us jihad and Celestials

i want some loving HAGs. i don't even know what they're supposed to be like or how you'd implement them, i just know that a dire wolf with two HAG40s would be sick one way or the other. also if they update the engine they should finally give us alternate ammos, inferno SRMs would be absolutely game changing.

General Battuta
Feb 7, 2011

This is how you communicate with a fellow intelligence: you hurt it, you keep on hurting it, until you can distinguish the posts from the screams.

In tabletop HAGs are functionally just LRMs with weird range modifiers (despite the fiction being more like a gauss Metal Storm).

MWLL implemented them really well, I thought. Full auto weapons with excellent range and slight spread, so that at long range you sandblast the target and at close range it's pinpoint damage. A HAG20 gets 20 rounds without jamming, a HAG40 gets 40. You get best DPS if you magdump, rather than burst firing. This is very important because it distinguishes the weapon from ultra autocannons, and it's a lot more fun to use.

e: of course MWLL doesn't have a mechlab so the devs can prevent anything too monstrous from happening. There was a double HAG20 Blood Asp that got cut pretty quick because it was so degenerate.

Artificer
Apr 8, 2010

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

The triple AC10 victor is pretty dope.

Freakazoid_
Jul 4, 2013




Buglord

Pattonesque posted:

https://www.reddit.com/r/OutreachHP..._future_w_russ/

Looks like PGI's planning on actually moving forward with MWO? also apparently it was one of the most profitable per-player F2P games out there, weird

Unless they do something spectacular there really isn't anywhere else to go with MWO. It's stuck in the mud, but that's apparently good enough for their boring but wealthy whales.

smooth jazz
May 13, 2010



MechWarrior Online: At least you don't need to upgrade your computer

Skippy McPants
Mar 19, 2009



Freakazoid_ posted:

Unless they do something spectacular there really isn't anywhere else to go with MWO. It's stuck in the mud, but that's apparently good enough for their boring but wealthy whales.

What else do they have? All their other bets have failed to pay off. MWO is the only reliable income they've got. Might as well ride it into the ground.

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

Skippy McPants posted:

What else do they have? All their other bets have failed to pay off. MWO is the only reliable income they've got. Might as well ride it into the ground.

non-zero chance we see poo poo like quad mechs and melee mechs in PGI's desperate attempt to stay alive

Bubbacub
Apr 17, 2001



holding out for some LAMs

Freakazoid_
Jul 4, 2013




Buglord

Pattonesque posted:

non-zero chance we see poo poo like quad mechs and melee mechs in PGI's desperate attempt to stay alive

If they're willing to put that kind of effort in, they might as well make FW worthwhile by making it more like eve online.

Pornographic Memory
Dec 17, 2008


say theyre going to add in melee, only add the hatchetman because they can just take the art assets from HBS battletech and then never do anything melee related again

Washout
Jun 27, 2003

"Your toy soldiers are not pigmented to my scrupulous standards. As a result, you are not worthy of my time. Good day sir"


I'll bet that never happens. The original programmers were a contract team and they have been running with just a maintaince team this entire time.

Washout
Jun 27, 2003

"Your toy soldiers are not pigmented to my scrupulous standards. As a result, you are not worthy of my time. Good day sir"


Freakazoid_ posted:

If they're willing to put that kind of effort in, they might as well make FW worthwhile by making it more like eve online.

Eve online style spaceship and planetary battle game where you can play everything from infantry to power armor to tanks to aerospace and drop ships and jumpships.

General Battuta
Feb 7, 2011

This is how you communicate with a fellow intelligence: you hurt it, you keep on hurting it, until you can distinguish the posts from the screams.

Washout posted:

Eve online style spaceship and planetary battle game where you can play everything from infantry to power armor to tanks to aerospace and drop ships and jumpships.

There's a game for people who want this, I hear it has a very active Something Awful thread.

Third World Reagan
May 19, 2008

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

Did anyone else play the mechwarrior game from 2000s that never made it out of beta?

You would sign up for a planet, planets would have drop limits, then you would just drop.

I think you signed up for a house before that but that didn't matter. Just wins for each house did.

Arven
Sep 23, 2007


Third World Reagan posted:

Did anyone else play the mechwarrior game from 2000s that never made it out of beta?

You would sign up for a planet, planets would have drop limits, then you would just drop.

I think you signed up for a house before that but that didn't matter. Just wins for each house did.

I remember everyone started with the same garbage mech, and they made up most of the mechs you'd see at any given time. I can't even remember what it was, but it was a white boxy thing that I think had like two lasers and a flamer.

peer
Jan 17, 2004

this is not what I wanted

Third World Reagan posted:

Did anyone else play the mechwarrior game from 2000s that never made it out of beta?

You would sign up for a planet, planets would have drop limits, then you would just drop.

I think you signed up for a house before that but that didn't matter. Just wins for each house did.

Yeah it was pretty fun at the time. Their 3025 take on the Raven was nuts

EoRaptor
Sep 13, 2003




Third World Reagan posted:

Did anyone else play the mechwarrior game from 2000s that never made it out of beta?

You would sign up for a planet, planets would have drop limits, then you would just drop.

I think you signed up for a house before that but that didn't matter. Just wins for each house did.

Yep, Mechwarrior 3025. Had some good ideas ( fixed load outs, randomly generated maps) and some bad ones ( hits were detected by the firing client, mouse sensitivity was used a difficulty adjustment )

It could have worked really well, but they just stopped wanting to spend money on it, and it would have needed it to ever be finished. Had knockdowns though.

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Third World Reagan
May 19, 2008

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

Finally found a video of it.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A8RlHHiR1v4

Was just thinking of it while pondering what MWO could do to rework their monitization. But I really just a rework of MWO.


Also a better queue system since they kept loving it up.

Faction play would be fun if they just.. redid the entire thing. Or at least let there be a quick play faction warfare thing where you still earn points for your faction based no your own wins and losses so it feels like progress.

But they will probably make some monthly fee garbage where you get better trial mechs or something dumb.

Even looking at the 'sale' right now, the cost of any of the packs is just well, awful. And I am personally just comparing what a month of some mmo can get me in enjoyment for cost compared to a single package.

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