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Old 05-04-2012, 12:24 PM   #101
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I really wish they would spend time on making the world react to mechs in a game - seriously. Imagine buildings shaking apart or partially collapsing into rubble, gas fires, etc. Air shockwaves, billowing dust, etc.

Who doesn't remember those tiny plebeians sprites running away from you in Mechwarrior 4?

That said, I liked using a moderately fast mech with jumpjets machineguns and flamethrowers. Getting away from heat-related recator overloads was a problem sometimes.
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Old 05-05-2012, 02:25 PM   #102
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Actually, the more I watch the Mechwarrior Online videos, the less impressed I am with it. I DO LIKE Mechwarrior Tactics though. Nice!

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Old 05-06-2012, 07:37 AM   #103
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They really tried to make the combat in that Mechwarrior online video look as dull as they possibly could, didn't they?
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Old 05-06-2012, 02:31 PM   #104
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Bleh.
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Old 05-06-2012, 03:04 PM   #105
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That's like... mech-sized CoD... <_<

Bleh, indeed.
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Old 05-06-2012, 03:22 PM   #106
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Old 05-06-2012, 09:44 PM   #107
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That's like... mech-sized CoD... <_<
Essentially yes.
Because they are relatively small as mechs go and their ability to traverse the maps is entirely dependent on their non-ambulatory systems...too me they are little more than flying junk piles on screen. The small size coupled with the speed of combat and over-detailing of the environment gives it all a kind of "Transformers" effect...where you can't really distinguish anything other than "that's an enemy junk-pile...I better shoot it."

I honestly don't totally dislike what I see in Hawken though. It looks like fun in it's own way. It's just that to me, the execution of their ideas is flawed. Also it looks like the guy in charge of making the maps had a fever...and the only thing that could cure it was more "industrial future".
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Old 05-06-2012, 10:38 PM   #108
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I like what I see in Hawken a LOT more than what I see in Mechwarrior Online.
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Old 05-07-2012, 03:47 AM   #109
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Wait are you guys complaining and comparing old alpha footages?


Hey, guess what I figured out...
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Old 05-10-2012, 11:44 PM   #110
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Holy heck, these Japanese hobbyists are building a 12-foot-tall pilotable mech



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...this is straight out of Ghost In The Shell. Meet Vaudeville, a twelve-foot-tall, five-ton mecha that's manipulated using Kinect, or that XBox peripheral commonly known for its embarrassing dance party games.

A group of Tokyo mecha enthusiasts are building this imposing machine with large mitts, but don't expect heavy firepower here. Once completed, Vaudeville's primary weapon will be an optional water gun, a far cry from a positron sniper rifle. (The engineers also offer to equip Vaudeville with a mop, as a comically impractical "home cleaning robot.")
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Old 05-11-2012, 12:58 PM   #111
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fuckin sweet.
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Old 05-11-2012, 07:21 PM   #112
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Here's a video of the Mech Lab

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Old 05-11-2012, 07:34 PM   #113
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Here's a video of the Mech Lab
Is Walter White the pilot? How DO you cook Mech anyways?
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Old 05-11-2012, 09:08 PM   #114
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Is Walter White the pilot? How DO you cook Mech anyways?
If the ammo doesn't go, pretty evenly.

He's got half a billion c-motes, does that mean I can throw a fit when I don't launch with that amount?

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Here's a video of the Mech Lab

Was anybody else yelling, "DON"T DO THAT!" ?
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Old 05-14-2012, 05:11 AM   #116
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Old 05-22-2012, 12:55 PM   #117
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MONTREAL - May 22, 2012 - Calling all MechWarrior® fans! An exclusive MechWarrior Online™ Founder’s Program goes on sale June 19th. It will offer die-hard fans of this beloved franchise valuable benefits including: in-game currency, a custom BattleMech™ ("ELITE" level only), up to a two-month free premium account, a permanent "Founder’s Tag" and more. Dubbed "OPERATION INCEPTION," the Founder’s program gives fans a limited one-time chance to secure exclusive MechWarrior Online game content via two ranks:
$60 ELITE Founder's Package Includes:
Exclusive custom "Founder's BattleMech." This 'Mech includes a lifetime, per-match C-Bill booster.
$80 value of in-game currency* for in-game item purchases.
Two-month premium account to MechWarrior Online at launch: Earn XP & C-Bills faster.
Founder's Tag - sets your status apart from the crowd & get noticed in-game and on the forums.
Early access to the game along with Founder's assets availability starts July 17th.
$30 VETERAN Founder's Package Includes:
$40 value of in-game currency* for in-game item purchases.
One-month premium account to MechWarrior Online at launch: Earn XP & C-Bills faster.
Founder's Tag - sets your status apart from the crowd & get noticed in-game and on the forums.
Early access to the game along with Founder's assets availability starts July 17th.

OPERATION INCEPTION assets and early game access will be available for ELITE or VETERAN Founder's Package players starting July 17th.
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Old 05-22-2012, 01:15 PM   #118
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I'm in for the elite package.
Count me in too!
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Old 05-22-2012, 08:37 PM   #119
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It is the 31st Century and mankind
is once again at war

The Battlefields of the future are dominated by
huge robotic war machines known as BattleMechs

Piloting these awesome weapons of war
are men and women, the elite of the elite,
knowing that each battle could be their last

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Old 05-23-2012, 07:58 AM   #120
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I'd be likely to do the $60 one if I play it and love it, but without any try-before-I-buy that's a tough sale.
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