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TheParadigm
Dec 10, 2009



undoing the ginormous grind fest that skill trees made about 5x worse and putting in proper micro sized transactions - as in the $1 to 5$ range - and making all the packs reasonable.

otherwise it won't have wider appeal.

What pgi's whale-catering dpt really wants to make is like...

some battletech gacha game hell. Hell game?

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Third World Reagan
May 19, 2008

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

You already got loot boxes so yes

Fallom
Sep 6, 2008




Fun Shoe

I'm gonna be honest I stopped playing the game because the matches seemed shorter than the matchmaking

Vomitorium
Oct 2, 2020

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Fallom posted:

I'm gonna be honest I stopped playing the game because the matches seemed shorter than the matchmaking

I hear ya. I still dig it but I'm legit more waiting than playing and that gets pretty loving old

TheKingslayer
Sep 3, 2008

There are no men like me. There's only me.





I finally moved away from double heavy gauss on my Sleipnir and went to 4 LB-10X and

I'm clocking 900+ damage and 6 kills with almost no effort.

Think I'm gonna go on a ballistics kick for a while. Any favorites out there?

Armadillo Tank
Mar 26, 2010



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

Washout posted:

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.
That is why its more profitable. They don't have anyone. This is also why MW5 was so lackluster and basic. Its profitable per player because they don't spend any money on it.

aniviron
Sep 11, 2014



TheKingslayer posted:

Think I'm gonna go on a ballistics kick for a while. Any favorites out there?

This Rifleman IIC-2 is fragile, hot, not very fast, and puts up consistent 1000 damage games for me. The other mech I run this loadout with is the King Crab which is slower but tougher, I think it's a worse fit for the loadout though because you are low and wide, bad for long range, and because why do in a 100-tonner what you can do with 65? The Jagermech DD can do similar things with quad UAC2 thanks to its UAC jam chance quirks, but I still prefer the Rifleman IIC.

You're sort of covered the other big ballistics loadouts. Double HG is fun but ultimately probably not as good as quad LB10 which is the best loadout for any mech that can fit it. I guess the Bushwacker does double RAC5s and some people like that but I am not a RAC guy in MWO. Direwolf with six UAC5s still works, everyone stopped running it after they gave clan UAC5s ghost heat but if you are very careful with your fire you can still almost max the DPS without triggering spooky heat by firing 3+3. Downside is that you're in a DWF.

TheParadigm
Dec 10, 2009



when I last played, I occasionally liked a 2uac10 or 2uac20 brawl warhawk; the saving grace there is the 30% jam chance quirk and that its mobile for its size.

There are other mechs that can do that though, its hitboxes are kinda lovely, and i think the 4/5lpl is better anyway.

The roughneck heroes have good ballistics, iirc? I think its the powerhouse?

Ebon jaguar used to be real popular for high mount ballistics and I don't think it ever stopped being good, just less popular as other mecha came along.

Artificer
Apr 8, 2010

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

ECM Blood Asp with 3 uac5s and 1 uac 10 or 2 uac10s and 1 uac20. Mad Cat 2 B with the standard 2 uac10 and 2 uac5 combo.

Jump jets for flavor and canyon wall hopping.

Leos Klein
Mar 11, 2011

ALL HAIL CARDIEL


The Halloween event is live, there's a free battlemech and mech bay. Not sure what I should get.
https://mwomercs.com/tournaments?t=202010tot

FebrezeNinja
Nov 22, 2007



Leos Klein posted:

The Halloween event is live, there's a free battlemech and mech bay. Not sure what I should get.
https://mwomercs.com/tournaments?t=202010tot

The MAD-9M is a good choice, Marauder firepower with an ECM added. Mine has 5x med pulse and 2x MRM20.
Warhammers and Linebackers can both do good laser vomit.
I'd also recommend Roughnecks for high-mount fun (like the -1A with LBX20 + MRM40), but those are cheap enough to buy outside the event.

nightwisher
Dec 24, 2004


I haven't played this for like 3 years now, I just logged back into my old account and I have an urbanmech now? Was that some freebie they handed out? Also apparently I have an older account with 2 stripped atlas' and a dire wolf, any way I can roll that into my newer account?

Third World Reagan
May 19, 2008

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

What is statistically your best mech according to the stats on your profile on the website?

Because mine is a stealth cataphract and I did not expect that.

smooth jazz
May 13, 2010



Good question.

Huntsman with triple uac2 and HMLs.

The Repo Man
Jul 31, 2013

I Remember...


Third World Reagan posted:

What is statistically your best mech according to the stats on your profile on the website?

Because mine is a stealth cataphract and I did not expect that.

Glancing through and taking into account all the other stats, the Hellbringer is #1, followed by, of all mechs, the Boar's Head. I really didn't expect that to be my 2nd best mech. I would have thought The Pirate's Bane or something like that, but nope.

Skippy McPants
Mar 19, 2009



W/L or KDA?

Looking at the numbers, I guess it's the K-9 for both with a 12.0 W/L and a 9.0 KDA but that's only over 13 games.

For mechs I've actually played it's the Top Dog, with a 2.17 W/L and a 4.67 KDA over 760 games.

Frozen Pizza Party
Dec 13, 2005



2.39kda in my FLE-17. I'm bad

abrosheen
Oct 28, 2010


Where is that info?

FebrezeNinja
Nov 22, 2007



abrosheen posted:

Where is that info?

https://mwomercs.com/profile/stats?type=mech

Heavy goose Fafnir for me.

Anita Dickinme
Jan 24, 2013



Grimey Drawer

Ember and Locust variants.

abrosheen
Oct 28, 2010


Unsurprisingly it's also the thread OP Hellbringer for me, followed up by my triple RAC2 Champion 1NB

IAmThatIs
Nov 17, 2014

Wasteland Style


I only have a positive K/D on a single mech LMAO jagermech doing me proud

If I wanted to drop <$20 on something in game for this sale, what would y'all recommend?

Artificer
Apr 8, 2010

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

IAmThatIs posted:

I only have a positive K/D on a single mech LMAO jagermech doing me proud

If I wanted to drop <$20 on something in game for this sale, what would y'all recommend?

Well. What weight class, clan/IS, and weapons have you found yourself liking?

IAmThatIs
Nov 17, 2014

Wasteland Style


Artificer posted:

Well. What weight class, clan/IS, and weapons have you found yourself liking?

I think a medium clan laser mech. I have a targeting computer lvl 7 that I've been wanting to install on a quick sniper.

Alternatively, what's the lightest mech that can shoot and scoot with an AC 2?

Artificer
Apr 8, 2010

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

IAmThatIs posted:

I think a medium clan laser mech. I have a targeting computer lvl 7 that I've been wanting to install on a quick sniper.

Alternatively, what's the lightest mech that can shoot and scoot with an AC 2?

There are no clan medium hero mechs that are noteworthy for their laser vomit capabilities. Save your mc. Cbill mechs will do you fine here.

Tarcomp 7s are very niche and generally you won't be using it except for maybe a PPC Summoner? Can be cbill purchased so no need for mc there too unless you really like the build and want a hero for the cbill boost.

The lightest mech that can use uac2s or ac2s effectively and has speed is the cbill purchaseable dragon 5n. Any lower and you wont have the weight for sufficient dps and/or speed.


There are also a number of cbill clan heavy mechs that are good at laservomit builds and move at a decent pace.

Artificer fucked around with this message at 04:10 on Oct 28, 2020

aniviron
Sep 11, 2014



Of mechs that I have played substantially, the Executioner Prime is my best at 2.70k/d, though I haven't played it much since they mutilated its agility stats and clan smalls. Honorable mention for things I have played enough to be more than a fluke but less than a statistic is the 3.25k/d in the Cicada 2A, at about 50 games. I... would not have guessed that one.

Artificer
Apr 8, 2010

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

Medusa at 4.33 apparently but that's with 21 games.
Linebacker at 3.32 with 50.
Blood Asp at 3.02 with 127 games.
Nova at 3.33 at 380 games. Rest in Piss Clan SPLs...

Pornographic Memory
Dec 17, 2008


The BJ-1 can do ok with AC2s and medium lasers, but you gotta XL that poo poo and Always Be Shooting to get those damage numbers up so you have to be super aggressive in getting firing angles.

TheKingslayer
Sep 3, 2008

There are no men like me. There's only me.





One of the Vapor Eagle models can rock 5x UAC 2s and it's fun.

Pornographic Memory
Dec 17, 2008


TheKingslayer posted:

One of the Vapor Eagle models can rock 5x UAC 2s and it's fun.

One of the Rifleman IICs can do up to 6 UAC or LBX2s as well though having the size and speed of an assault mech without the durability of an assault mech can be punishing to play.

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

Highest I have from a mech I played regularly is the old-school SPL ACH with 5.1 KDR

I have played nine matches in a ML Osiris, have 14 kills, and zero deaths, so best KDR is infinite I guess?

best WLR in something I've played regularly is the HGR Fafnir with 2.27. 3.73 KDR on that too

Casual Encountess
Dec 14, 2005

namaste and god bless all you cool cats and kittens


is there a MechWarrior 5 thread?

Freakazoid_
Jul 4, 2013




Buglord

I haven't played in years but it remembers some of my stats. k/d goes to the old TDR-5SS. w/l turned out to be FS9-A and was also second for k/d. I don't know how that happened, I'm a poo poo light pilot, but I suspect it was only keeping track of regular matches and not faction warfare.

Casual Encountess posted:

is there a MechWarrior 5 thread?

You're lookin' at it.

smooth jazz
May 13, 2010



Been playing mw5 with mods and I don't hate it.

Casual Encountess
Dec 14, 2005

namaste and god bless all you cool cats and kittens


got it today. feels fun but i hate starting in wimpy mechs. how long till i get a 12 er m laser nova?

IAmThatIs
Nov 17, 2014

Wasteland Style


Does anoyone have experience with the cougar? Gauss+5 er med seems bonkers good for a light mech

TheParadigm
Dec 10, 2009



Isn't it basically a hunchback (in terms of speed) with half the armor?

Third World Reagan
May 19, 2008

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

The good things I can say about MW5 is that some of the builds that don't work in MWO work well in MW5.

The bad things I can say about MW5 are mods fix a lot of the problem. Which is not great for a games future if the devs made a lovely base game.

aniviron
Sep 11, 2014



IAmThatIs posted:

Does anoyone have experience with the cougar? Gauss+5 er med seems bonkers good for a light mech

From my experiences shooting them, they're absurdly fragile, the quirks don't help much. Sure, you shoot a lot, but the moment someone goes "Wow, that IS a lot of firepower for a light mech" they turn their guns on the Cougar and then it doesn't have much firepower anymore.

I have a lot of time in the Adder which is a similar concept and I love it, but if you are not ready to go from being king of the world to dead very very fast you will not enjoy it.

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Vomitorium
Oct 2, 2020

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alright cunts. reinstalling..

reading your posts makes me wanna play

also the beef. what happened the the beef. he was a fine man

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