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Star Man
Jun 1, 2008

There's a star maaaaaan
Over the rainbow


The links to the skill sets for the different combat roles in the OP are all busted.

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Lorem ipsum
Sep 25, 2007
IF I REPORT SOMETHING, BAN ME.

abrosheen posted:

Is GOON and SA unit?

No idea, I keep seeing people with the GOON tag also

say hello.jpg
Feb 16, 2012


Just reinstalled and been having a blast. What time are people usually in these days?

Lorem ipsum
Sep 25, 2007
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say hello.jpg posted:

Just reinstalled and been having a blast. What time are people usually in these days?

Seems like 6pm-1am EST is pretty good population

THE BAR
Oct 20, 2011

You know what might look better on your nose?



Marx Headroom posted:

How do you stop steam from redownloading those files after you delete them?

That's a thing? I've never seen Steam auto-revalidate my games, and I can't find anything about it in settings or through cursory googling.

TheKingslayer
Sep 3, 2008

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





Lorem ipsum posted:

No idea, I keep seeing people with the GOON tag also

As far as I know they have nothing to do with here. Last I knew a streamer ran that group.

Polka_Rapper
Jan 22, 2011


Star Man posted:

The links to the skill sets for the different combat roles in the OP are all busted.

Yeah, when that site changed how they handled saving skills I think it wrecked all the old links. Luckily, I saved my suggested Crab tree as an image but I think I'll finally update the link. And maybe the skills a bit.

Lorem ipsum
Sep 25, 2007
IF I REPORT SOMETHING, BAN ME.

I recently started using a sound pack that I cobbled together from parts of old sound packs + a newer weapons soundpack. If you like MW2 give it a try! You don't actually need to overwrite any files so if you don't like it, just delete the files. Copy stuff to the Game folder of your install. A goon I play with has a MW3 version, I can try to get that from him if there is interest.

MW2+modern weapon sounds: https://www.dropbox.com/sh/kq6lzc2bmyb0gek/AACwc6ScTljeWdfzTWKZJ0una?dl=0

Lorem ipsum fucked around with this message at 18:38 on Feb 1, 2021

Artificer
Apr 8, 2010

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

GOON is the unit led by the_b33f. Or at least fans of him. Either way he is a member.

ilkhan
Oct 7, 2004

IF I JUST LICK ENOUGH BOOT LEATHER, BIG DADDY TRUMP WILL SURELY LOVE ME

Is it possible to setup chain fire one group and group fire another group?

Lorem ipsum
Sep 25, 2007
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ilkhan posted:

Is it possible to setup chain fire one group and group fire another group?

Yep! I do it all the time for heat management reasons

Lorem ipsum
Sep 25, 2007
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I ran into a brand new stealth mech today. https://clips.twitch.tv/RenownedDirtyJalapenoKreygasm

Taintrunner
Apr 10, 2017

by Jeffrey of YOSPOS



House Steiner would like to know more.

Plek
Jul 30, 2009


I love my stupid stealth atlas. Can't carry much firepower but it's hilarious how bad people are at focusing on a torso if they can't get a sensor lock.

Lorem ipsum
Sep 25, 2007
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Plek posted:

I love my stupid stealth atlas. Can't carry much firepower but it's hilarious how bad people are at focusing on a torso if they can't get a sensor lock.

I mean at least you have 100 tonnes to work with

Third World Reagan
May 19, 2008

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

As someone that mainly runs stealth mechs, a stealth cyclops and stealth centurion are two of my favorites.

Lorem ipsum
Sep 25, 2007
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Third World Reagan posted:

As someone that mainly runs stealth mechs, a stealth cyclops and stealth centurion are two of my favorites.

Why is the cyclops better than a stealth atlas/fafnir?

Marx Headroom
May 10, 2007

AT LAST! A show with nonono commercials!



Fallen Rib


This is amazing, thank you. I love how it replaces the menu sounds too. Can you get the MW3 pack too? Friend of mine grew up with that one, would probably make his day.

Lorem ipsum
Sep 25, 2007
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Marx Headroom posted:

This is amazing, thank you. I love how it replaces the menu sounds too. Can you get the MW3 pack too? Friend of mine grew up with that one, would probably make his day.

Here you go! https://www.dropbox.com/sh/b0sptf93ac14jhb/AAB_fUe1XA2AioBwwQgqP-COa?dl=0

Marx Headroom
May 10, 2007

AT LAST! A show with nonono commercials!



Fallen Rib

Passed it along, thanks! Where are these weapon sounds sourced from btw? Actual military equipment? I like the way the missiles pop when AMS gets em

Lorem ipsum
Sep 25, 2007
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Marx Headroom posted:

Passed it along, thanks! Where are these weapon sounds sourced from btw? Actual military equipment? I like the way the missiles pop when AMS gets em

No idea, I grabbed the weapon sounds from one of the steamer soundpacks

IAmThatIs
Nov 17, 2014

Wasteland Style


Gotta say, didnít see free mech February happening so close to the two free mechs in December! Also didnít predict the keyboard sponsorship lol

Third World Reagan
May 19, 2008

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

Lorem ipsum posted:

Why is the cyclops better than a stealth atlas/fafnir?

It is not, but god drat do I love +vision because I have brain worms.

abrosheen
Oct 28, 2010


What are the consequences of hitting tier 1 as far as matchmaking goes?

aniviron
Sep 11, 2014



You can no longer be matched with tier 4 players.

abrosheen
Oct 28, 2010


I have a bunch of questionably good mechs with questionable builds that I collected during the last sale...I should probably skill those before I let tier 1 happen. And like actually learn how to use PPCs.

ilkhan
Oct 7, 2004

IF I JUST LICK ENOUGH BOOT LEATHER, BIG DADDY TRUMP WILL SURELY LOVE ME

Double gauss MCII is not really a brawler, but I made it work on that game. Crimson Strait assault, got 5 kills (my first with 5), 5 assists, 4 kmdd, and 3 solos, top damage... made it out with like 38% health remaining on a capture victory 11-9 on team kills.

Whats with all the FLE-20 chassis around? New trial? Were 5 of them in that match. Pretty sure a pair of gauss to the back one-shotted one of the enemy FLEs.

abrosheen posted:

I have a bunch of questionably good mechs with questionable builds that I collected during the last sale...I should probably skill those before I let tier 1 happen. And like actually learn how to use PPCs.
PPCs are pretty easy? Just like a ballistic, but heat instead of ammo.

Q: Why does the drop prep timer sometimes seem to suddenly shorten for no apparent reason?

Q2: Night vs thermal vision, and why?

e: KDK-3(c) is on trial... and is pretty fun. Kick the UAC-10s to chain fire and blast stuff to smitherines. 3 kills on my first game with it.

ilkhan fucked around with this message at 01:55 on Feb 7, 2021

TheKingslayer
Sep 3, 2008

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





God the ASN-21 is such a dirty boy still. Get the right position and people fold up like you're playing with cheat codes.

abrosheen
Oct 28, 2010


ilkhan posted:

PPCs are pretty easy? Just like a ballistic, but heat instead of ammo.

Yeah I get it, but I just have struggled with target leading with PPCs more than ballistics for some reason, and haven't bothered playing with them much. Trying to pop tart and snap shots with PPCs seems more important than with ballistics too, and some have a min range you need to be aware of when the nascar starts up. I bought a blackjack and put dual hppc on it to mess around with though, and it's been fun so far although I've had plenty of hilariously bad missed try hard shots.

Pornographic Memory
Dec 17, 2008


Eh the muscle memory on PPCs trips me up sometimes too, because targeting computers, quirks, and PPC variants all affect the velocity of your shots so sometimes it can take a few shots to dial in if you switch mechs a lot.

aniviron
Sep 11, 2014



This is why I never use TCs on my PPCs. All three clan mechs I have that use PPCs all have the same velocity quirks too, which is a big plus.

Lorem ipsum
Sep 25, 2007
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This PPC discussion inspired me to try a dual HPPC on a vindicator. Here is my review:

Just don't. There is a reason you don't see it.

ritorix
Jul 22, 2007

Vancian Roulette


Got 2 new mechs with all the spacebucks I've been building up.

Pir-A: 4 ams and a pile of machine guns. It's a dumb gimmick. I ran it behind a LRM supernova, it shot down all the missiles as I popped him in the back. Also ran it with a pack of lights and provided ams cover for them, which was kinda nice I guess.

Night Gyr-D: This one I kind of like, I wanted to try the -100% external heat transfer quirk. I've done two builds, an ECM ATM boat and an ECM double Gauss+lasers sniper. Comes with jump jets so both builds are pretty nice. The big downside is slow speed. Another annoyance is no extra cooling on low-temperature maps - though offset by better performance on hot maps.

Lorem ipsum
Sep 25, 2007
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ritorix posted:

Night Gyr-D: This one I kind of like, I wanted to try the -100% external heat transfer quirk. I've done two builds, an ECM ATM boat and an ECM double Gauss+lasers sniper. Comes with jump jets so both builds are pretty nice. The big downside is slow speed. Another annoyance is no extra cooling on low-temperature maps - though offset by better performance on hot maps.

I also have a NTG-D. I think i've complained about it earlier in the thread, but I've settled on a build that is likely pretty similar to your dual gauss + lasers. I've never for a minute thought I was in the best mech for the job when flying the drat thing though.

Sparq
Feb 10, 2014

If you're using an AC/20, you only need to hit the target once. If the target's still standing, you oughta be somewhere else anyway.

Lorem ipsum posted:

This PPC discussion inspired me to try a dual HPPC on a vindicator. Here is my review:

Just don't. There is a reason you don't see it.

Two ER PPC on an AA Vindicator is kind of funny, though. I don't stop firing all match with that silly thing, it's like a discount Summoner.

Lorem ipsum
Sep 25, 2007
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Sparq posted:

Two ER PPC on an AA Vindicator is kind of funny, though. I don't stop firing all match with that silly thing, it's like a discount Summoner.

The more I play it, the more I hate arm mounted PPCs

aniviron
Sep 11, 2014



Lorem ipsum posted:

The more I play it, the more I hate arm mounted PPCs

I feel the exact opposite. Nothing better than something with nice, responsive arms that lets you snap the damage precisely on target.

Lorem ipsum
Sep 25, 2007
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aniviron posted:

I feel the exact opposite. Nothing better than something with nice, responsive arms that lets you snap the damage precisely on target.

I think it just conflicts with my normal poptart playstyle of using cover

Sparq
Feb 10, 2014

If you're using an AC/20, you only need to hit the target once. If the target's still standing, you oughta be somewhere else anyway.

Lorem ipsum posted:

I think it just conflicts with my normal poptart playstyle of using cover

Yeah, with that mech range is your best cover.

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aniviron
Sep 11, 2014



Lorem ipsum posted:

I think it just conflicts with my normal poptart playstyle of using cover

I suppose this is true. As everyone knows, mechs with arm mounted weapons are fundamentally unable to take cover.

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