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Cease to Hope
Dec 12, 2011





FishFood posted:

Is baradul a weirdo? I found his videos pretty relaxing and fun.

oh yeah, i guess the NGNG guys are still around. they are, so far as i know, neither clergy nor nazis. i know baradul works for PGI as their CM now.

i don't know if b33f still plays.

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

https://mwomercs.com/stryker lol

Cease to Hope
Dec 12, 2011





they finally did it, they added a grand dragon to their stupid game

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

Cease to Hope posted:

oh yeah, i guess the NGNG guys are still around. they are, so far as i know, neither clergy nor nazis. i know baradul works for PGI as their CM now.

i don't know if b33f still plays.

I match into Sean a fair bit, usually have a good game when I do. I like Baradul's videos but his playstyle is the apex of solo queue: bait your team into the fight and wrack up damage on the flanks

Lorem ipsum fucked around with this message at 20:52 on Feb 23, 2021

Third World Reagan
May 19, 2008

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

Hello I would like a bad mech with masc and ECM for steal armor snub nose ppc fun

thanks in advance

Cease to Hope
Dec 12, 2011





how bad are we talkin

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

Third World Reagan posted:

Hello I would like a bad mech with masc and ECM for steal armor snub nose ppc fun

thanks in advance

The flea-20 is literally the only mech in the game that fits those requirements. GL putting a single ppc on that

https://mech.nav-alpha.com/#c50427e7_FLE-20

Lorem ipsum fucked around with this message at 21:18 on Feb 23, 2021

Third World Reagan
May 19, 2008

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

Lorem ipsum posted:

The flea-20 is literally the only mech in the game that fits those requirements. GL putting a single ppc on that

My dude, have you not seen the thunderbolt

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

Third World Reagan posted:

My dude, have you not seen the thunderbolt



You specified Bad though

Third World Reagan
May 19, 2008

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

Lorem ipsum posted:

You specified Bad though

what if I am the pilot

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

Lorem ipsum posted:

You specified Bad though

idk unless this tbolt (and grand dragon) get bomb-rear end quirks they'll probably be bad

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

Pattonesque posted:

idk unless this tbolt (and grand dragon) get bomb-rear end quirks they'll probably be bad

I'm fully expecting it to get the same mobility quirks as the Top Dog.

Artificer
Apr 8, 2010

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

This grand dragon is just a dragon not actually a grand dragon so yes it'll be bad.

Also b33f is still playing. He's streaming rn as of this post.

Artificer fucked around with this message at 23:43 on Feb 23, 2021

abrosheen
Oct 28, 2010


I'm glad he's back. I think he rolled "uninstall" on his random mech wheel a week or so ago and it looked like he actually did it.

Pornographic Memory
Dec 17, 2008


Artificer posted:

This grand dragon is just a dragon not actually a grand dragon so yes it'll be bad.

Also b33f is still playing. He's streaming rn as of this post.

grand dragons are just dragons with ppcs as the main gun though

Artificer
Apr 8, 2010

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

Pornographic Memory posted:

grand dragons are just dragons with ppcs as the main gun though

Oh poo poo you're right.

Skippy McPants
Mar 19, 2009




$20 for two (probably) bad variants of existing mechs sounds like a bad deal.

Who would buy this? Only way you'd hook anyone is to publish a list of OP quirks for both mechs.

Artificer
Apr 8, 2010

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

Skippy McPants posted:

$20 for two (probably) bad variants of existing mechs sounds like a bad deal.

Who would buy this? Only way you'd hook anyone is to publish a list of OP quirks for both mechs.

There is precisely 1 good dragon and it's good cuz of insane jam quirks.

I dont know how else you can salvage the chassis.

Skippy McPants
Mar 19, 2009



I mean, that new one has 3E in the LT. I suppose if the mounts are all very high it'd make a good 3 LPL carrier. Which is a decent build, not amazing but okay.

Edit: yeah, looking at the 2E LT Dragon the third E might slot in right under the second. If so, a build like this with all three LPLs in the LT could be okay: DRG-1C

Skippy McPants fucked around with this message at 21:10 on Feb 25, 2021

aniviron
Sep 11, 2014



You know what would make the dragon worth using?

Bringing back knockdowns

Artificer
Apr 8, 2010

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

Lol I killed Russ Bullock.

He was in an Er ppc, lbx 5, streak 6 summoner.

Star Man
Jun 1, 2008

There's a star maaaaaan
Over the rainbow


I want a game mode where only stock mechs are allowed.

Pornographic Memory
Dec 17, 2008


Artificer posted:

Lol I killed Russ Bullock.

He was in an Er ppc, lbx 5, streak 6 summoner.

It's funny because not only is it hilariously bad but it's not even a lore build

Third World Reagan
May 19, 2008

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

Star Man posted:

I want a game mode where only stock mechs are allowed.

how about a game mode based on time periods where only certain mechs are allowed

Fil5000
Jun 23, 2003

HOLD ON GUYS I'M POSTING ABOUT INTERNET ROBOTS


Pornographic Memory posted:

It's funny because not only is it hilariously bad but it's not even a lore build

Yeah I spent time going through Sarna to see which stock variant he'd picked but nope, just bolted some random poo poo together

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

Third World Reagan posted:

how about a game mode based on time periods where only certain mechs are allowed

The only way I would play this if its stock urbies at dawn on polar highlands

Artificer
Apr 8, 2010

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

Pornographic Memory posted:

It's funny because not only is it hilariously bad but it's not even a lore build

He was in a Prime.

But he swapped out the lbx10 for a 5, and the lrm 15 for a streak 6.

If i squint hard enough he wanted pinpoint range and then a streak 6 for light mech defense.

Doesn't do it well of course. The biggest threat he offers is teammates doing stupid things to try and kill him. And boy do a lot of people want to blow his mech up.

Marx Headroom
May 10, 2007

AT LAST! A show with nonono commercials!



Fallen Rib

There's an event with lots of goodies going on this weekend. It's pretty easy too you literally just do 30 kills or KMDD to get everything:

https://mwomercs.com/news/2021/02/2496-dev-streamer-hunt-plus-kill-count-challenges

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

Which one of you is named SomethingAwful because I keep running into you

The Repo Man
Jul 31, 2013

I Remember...


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bCJQytRmy5k

Polka_Rapper
Jan 22, 2011


Marx Headroom posted:

There's an event with lots of goodies going on this weekend. It's pretty easy too you literally just do 30 kills or KMDD to get everything:

https://mwomercs.com/news/2021/02/2496-dev-streamer-hunt-plus-kill-count-challenges

quote:

***No, team kills DO NOT COUNT!

Nothing about legging and leaving them though.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ghlzbLfc9_w

aniviron
Sep 11, 2014



Star Man posted:

I want a game mode where only stock mechs are allowed.

This exists in the game already, but only in private lobbies. It automatically turns everyone's mech into the stock config when the game starts. There was a group that would run stock matches every week, and I played for a few months. It was fun as gently caress.

abrosheen
Oct 28, 2010


Apparently the "Grand" Dragon was one of the most requested mechs by the community to add. Can someone explain the, I assume lore-based, appeal of this mech to me?

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.

It was originally just a Dragon with a PPC instead of an AC/5, because 3025 is balanced (the PPC is lighter, just as accurate, and does twice the damage without needing ammo; granted it's 10x as hot but it's not like the Dragon is running hot, and ammo is a far larger liability than heat in an environment without CASE where a single ammo hit will take out your whole mech).

This is cool because the PPC is much more of a signature Draconis Combine weapon and you'd think the mech named "Dragon" would be a) good and b) in tune with the Dragon faction's armament preferences.

Eventually that variant became its own distinct chassis. Some famous characters drove this mech. Beyond that I have no idea why it's so popular.

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.

Alternately it's because of the KKK

Pornographic Memory
Dec 17, 2008


abrosheen posted:

Apparently the "Grand" Dragon was one of the most requested mechs by the community to add. Can someone explain the, I assume lore-based, appeal of this mech to me?

given the huge caveats of "being a variant of an existing chassis and using existing weapons so we don't have to make new assets" the grand dragon makes sense because you can't replicate it on an existing dragon variant whereas a lot of other missing mech variants can be made by just putting in different weapons in existing hardpoints. for example there's probably two dozen or more marauder variants in fluff but most of them can be made with the hardpoints of existing MWO variants so it would be pointless to add them in.

abrosheen
Oct 28, 2010


General Battuta posted:

It was originally just a Dragon with a PPC instead of an AC/5, because 3025 is balanced (the PPC is lighter, just as accurate, and does twice the damage without needing ammo; granted it's 10x as hot but it's not like the Dragon is running hot, and ammo is a far larger liability than heat in an environment without CASE where a single ammo hit will take out your whole mech).

This is cool because the PPC is much more of a signature Draconis Combine weapon and you'd think the mech named "Dragon" would be a) good and b) in tune with the Dragon faction's armament preferences.

Eventually that variant became its own distinct chassis. Some famous characters drove this mech. Beyond that I have no idea why it's so popular.

Ah so it was actually a pretty good variant that people liked in actual tabletop? I was assuming it was because of lore but didn't think about that.

Pornographic Memory posted:

given the huge caveats of "being a variant of an existing chassis and using existing weapons so we don't have to make new assets" the grand dragon makes sense because you can't replicate it on an existing dragon variant whereas a lot of other missing mech variants can be made by just putting in different weapons in existing hardpoints. for example there's probably two dozen or more marauder variants in fluff but most of them can be made with the hardpoints of existing MWO variants so it would be pointless to add them in.

Fair point, I don't really know what kind of variants are out there that aren't in the game.

Edit: I just killed a streamer! On my alt account damnit. Someone named Casual Joker.

abrosheen fucked around with this message at 22:09 on Feb 27, 2021

Skippy McPants
Mar 19, 2009



General Battuta posted:

It was originally just a Dragon with a PPC instead of an AC/5, because 3025 is balanced (the PPC is lighter, just as accurate, and does twice the damage without needing ammo; granted it's 10x as hot but it's not like the Dragon is running hot, and ammo is a far larger liability than heat in an environment without CASE where a single ammo hit will take out your whole mech).

This is cool because the PPC is much more of a signature Draconis Combine weapon and you'd think the mech named "Dragon" would be a) good and b) in tune with the Dragon faction's armament preferences.

Eventually that variant became its own distinct chassis. Some famous characters drove this mech. Beyond that I have no idea why it's so popular.

Also, lore-wise, the Grand Dragon entered production after 3025 so it benefited from a lot of the tech advances that the older Dragon didn't, like DHS and an XL engine (IS XLs aren't suicide cubes in tabletop.)

Nemins
Oct 27, 2005


Are there any good heavy mechs I should buy in the new sale? I already have a Hellbringer prime and a Jaegermech DD

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

Nemins posted:

Are there any good heavy mechs I should buy in the new sale? I already have a Hellbringer prime and a Jaegermech DD

Brawl king:
https://mech.nav-alpha.com/#f5bd8117_ON1-IIC-A

Apex skirmisher
https://mech.nav-alpha.com/#ce24f3b3_LBK-C

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