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Old 2011-11-02, 15:00   #1
Bob_Marley
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Well folks it looks like MechWarrior is back (for realz this time), with a PC exclusive online & PvP only free to play game. A few changes have been made since the original announcement a couple of years back, the time period has been moved foreward to 3049, at the begining of the Clan Invasion of the Inner Sphere (so Clan tech is in, which may annoy some people but I approve. I gotta have my Timber Wolf. It may not be straight off, but as time progresses it should come in gradually). Release is set for next year.

They're also planning to have game time advance with real time, so August First 2012 will be August First 3049 (So at the moment game time is November 2, 304 with all the events surrounding that, which should be interesting as 3049 onward is one of the more active periods in BattleTech lore what with the clan invasion and whatnot.

Its going to be Mechs only rather than combined arms, though it will feature joystick support. Battlefields will be primarily urban environments and information warfare will be a vital part of the game. The developers are aiming to have all classes of 'Mech be relevent, rather than everyone racing for Assault Class. Apparently its being designed in such a way that the optimum Lance make-up will be one mech of each class, rather than how it was in the old MechWarrior games with simply grabbing four 100 ton Assault Mechs and curb stoming the enemy.

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Dev interview about the process that led to the Online Free2Play model and licence problems

I do hope the PR community can put together a Merc Outfit (or at least a lance!)!

The key to modernising any weapon is covering them in glue and tossing them in a barrel of M1913 rails until they look "Modern" enough.

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Old 2011-11-02, 15:15   #2
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^Hope its in.

Hope the game does not suck.
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Old 2011-11-02, 15:22   #3
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Oh man, this excites me.
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Old 2011-11-02, 16:31   #4
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A curious coincidence, as I just downloaded Mechwarrior 4 the other day and am liking it quite a bit.
So this looks interesting.

Edit: I know next to nothing surrounding the lore, but did they ever present a good argument for the superiority of the mech as opposed to the tread-ed vehicle?

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Old 2011-11-02, 16:46   #5
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I hope it won't suck, I'm looking forward to this

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Old 2011-11-02, 17:27   #6
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^ This!
I so hope this will be cool, loved the old MW games.
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Old 2011-11-02, 21:13   #7
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I can sense gaming.
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Old 2011-11-02, 21:38   #8
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Can't wait.


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Old 2011-11-02, 21:48   #9
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Quote:
Originally Posted by [R-MOD]Bob_Marley View Post
Well folks it looks like MechWarrior is back (for realz this time), with a PC exclusive online & PvP only free to play game.
The question is will it really be free to play or pay to win...

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Old 2011-11-02, 22:45   #10
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Cool! I've played number 3 a lot. Wasn't good at it as I was quite young. But I loved it! Curious how this will look!
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