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Re: MechWarrior 5: Mercenaries - Xbox and Steam Release May 27th 2021
« Reply #240 on: 31 March 2022, 19:12:11 »
Interesting teaser, on twitter I gushed over the Highlander tweet and mentioned that we were closer than ever to getting an actual Clanbuster Black Knight - Chris Lowrey pointed out no perfect hardpoint match but dropped this - https://twitter.com/Chris_C_Lowrey/status/1509332254710923271?s=20&t=f-dABy7XsyX8wWOaz-NwZQ

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Well... Not entirely since the Clan Buster Knight has hardpoints that even the MWO models don't have and it's a bit outside of MW5's timeline.

But I will tease that there is one particular timeline appropriate IS Black Knight Hero that famously has a Melee weapon...

So Black Knight Partisan version closer to Ian McKinnon's axe wielding custom it seems.

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Re: MechWarrior 5: Mercenaries - Xbox and Steam Release May 27th 2021
« Reply #241 on: 01 April 2022, 06:27:14 »
Black Knight with sword sounds intriguing.

Only issue canon wise is that mech showed during the Clan Invasion, which they said they won't be going to with MW5.
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Re: MechWarrior 5: Mercenaries - Xbox and Steam Release May 27th 2021
« Reply #242 on: 01 April 2022, 08:57:28 »
Black Knight with sword sounds intriguing.

Only issue canon wise is that mech showed during the Clan Invasion, which they said they won't be going to with MW5.
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Re: MechWarrior 5: Mercenaries - Xbox and Steam Release May 27th 2021
« Reply #243 on: 01 April 2022, 09:21:01 »
I don't think that Mechwarrior 5 has been terribly concerned about canon.
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Re: MechWarrior 5: Mercenaries - Xbox and Steam Release May 27th 2021
« Reply #244 on: 01 April 2022, 09:34:44 »
BL-6-KNT "Ian" from 3039 carries hatchet.
So he was hatcheting a evil scheme?

I wonder if we'll get Steiner who went rogue with custom Banshee with hatchet.  Hmm
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Re: MechWarrior 5: Mercenaries - Xbox and Steam Release May 27th 2021
« Reply #245 on: 01 April 2022, 12:22:26 »
So he was hatcheting a evil scheme?
Davion Mary Sues can never be evil in BattleTech - and if they are, it's just because they were corrupted by Steiner.   ;)  For example in MechWarrior 4.


I wonder if we'll get Steiner who went rogue with custom Banshee with hatchet.  Hmm
I think that this is quite possible.

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Re: MechWarrior 5: Mercenaries - Xbox and Steam Release May 27th 2021
« Reply #246 on: 01 April 2022, 13:34:03 »
Interesting teaser, on twitter I gushed over the Highlander tweet and mentioned that we were closer than ever to getting an actual Clanbuster Black Knight - Chris Lowrey pointed out no perfect hardpoint match but dropped this - https://twitter.com/Chris_C_Lowrey/status/1509332254710923271?s=20&t=f-dABy7XsyX8wWOaz-NwZQ

So Black Knight Partisan version closer to Ian McKinnon's axe wielding custom it seems.

oh my god  :D :D :D

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Re: MechWarrior 5: Mercenaries - Xbox and Steam Release May 27th 2021
« Reply #247 on: 01 April 2022, 18:07:33 »
I'm hoping that the next DLC will allow anything with hands to carry an axe or sword.

I'd love a Beemer with an axe in place of a PPC...  Or a Beemer with a PPC in one hand and an axe in the other hand  :drool:
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Re: MechWarrior 5: Mercenaries - Xbox and Steam Release May 27th 2021
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Re: MechWarrior 5: Mercenaries - Xbox and Steam Release May 27th 2021
« Reply #249 on: 07 April 2022, 20:22:37 »
I just got a new-to-me GTX 1070 installed and now I can play MW5!  I just finished the second mission and I'm just enjoying punching enemy buildings with my Javelin!  That's how I finished the mobile ECM system in the second mission :D
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Re: MechWarrior 5: Mercenaries - Xbox and Steam Release May 27th 2021
« Reply #250 on: 08 April 2022, 06:59:10 »
I thought it was quite interesting I started a new game and imported my previous Mechs

By the end of my first play through I had a bunch of Lost Tech equipped Mechs as the game introduces it as you go

In my new playthrough though as the tech scaling has been reset its almost like what a unit would have felt following the fall of the Star League every weapon or Heat sink lost is replaced with inferior equipment slowly degrading your capabilities
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Re: MechWarrior 5: Mercenaries - Xbox and Steam Release May 27th 2021
« Reply #251 on: 08 April 2022, 14:21:29 »
I thought it was quite interesting I started a new game and imported my previous Mechs

By the end of my first play through I had a bunch of Lost Tech equipped Mechs as the game introduces it as you go

In my new playthrough though as the tech scaling has been reset its almost like what a unit would have felt following the fall of the Star League every weapon or Heat sink lost is replaced with inferior equipment slowly degrading your capabilities

It's like the inverse game equivalent of aging - you start potty-trained, then go to diapers, then get potty-trained again  ;D
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Re: MechWarrior 5: Mercenaries - Xbox and Steam Release May 27th 2021
« Reply #253 on: 15 April 2022, 06:24:13 »
On Reddit some mentioned some disappointment about there not being an Axman or a Clans expansion.  I think PGI should kill two birds with one stone and have a DLC focused around the 1st Somerset Strikers  :D

I'm still looking forward to this one though!  I'm really hoping we'll be able to put physical weapons on anything that has hands...
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Re: MechWarrior 5: Mercenaries - Xbox and Steam Release May 27th 2021
« Reply #254 on: 15 April 2022, 07:50:20 »
I noticed that they’re coming out with a more canon-compliant version of Yen-Lo-Wang with this one, given melee weapons exist now. ;D And of course, the Partisan is getting a similar deal.

I’m definitely looking forward to it!
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Re: MechWarrior 5: Mercenaries - Xbox and Steam Release May 27th 2021
« Reply #255 on: 15 April 2022, 10:51:11 »
I should probably get around to actually finishing my campaign that I started.

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Re: MechWarrior 5: Mercenaries - Xbox and Steam Release May 27th 2021
« Reply #256 on: 16 April 2022, 07:23:08 »
Using the MercTech mod, I'm early in the career mode and just did an IE quest where I had to take down that mean merc leader.  During the battle my Centurion 9AH's AC/20 bins malfunctioned - without exploding thankfully - and left my main gun dry. 

So I had to close into close quarters and engage him hand-to-hand.  Both of the enemy Hunchback 4H's arms were shot off so he couldn't punch me back, but he still had plenty of gun.  However, his head armor was gone!  So I viciously backhanded his Hunchback in the face with my Centurion and killed him  >:D  That goes up there as one of my most memorable MechWarrior moments  8)

(For those who aren't familiar the Centurion's punch animation looks like a backhand!)
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Re: MechWarrior 5: Mercenaries - Xbox and Steam Release May 27th 2021
« Reply #257 on: 18 April 2022, 11:53:16 »
Well, I'll be the first to say it: I'm disapointed.
I really thought we'd get more then this and seeing the content, I guess this is the last bit we get out of MW5 (guess I can start looking at mods once they sync with the new DLC).

Melee is nice but to me it's a pretty minor part, the 5 missions mini-campaign looks somewhat interesting and new biomes are nice...but just one mech and no real overhaul of the basic mechanics? So much more could be made out of the sand-box element and all.
I'm not too critical about PGI's job, at least we got another offline MW... being such a niche market, it was already good enough just to get something.

But this is disapointing.


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Re: MechWarrior 5: Mercenaries - Xbox and Steam Release May 27th 2021
« Reply #258 on: 18 April 2022, 12:09:32 »
I'm definitely waiting for this DLC to go on sale.  I find the hatchet/sword animations to be refreshing compared to mods with melee weapons just using the punch animation.  Nothing like holding an axe only to punch your opponent with that same hand  ::)
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