Register Register

Author Topic: MWO Crusader preorders announced  (Read 1502 times)

martian

  • Lieutenant Colonel
  • *
  • Posts: 8217
Re: MWO Crusader preorders announced
« Reply #30 on: 01 April 2022, 12:18:39 »
I'm happy for the MWO community that there is a new mech, and it is one of the classics.  Enjoy all.  I think I'm probably going to pass as I haven't played much in years, but it is a good addition.
Why not to try it again?  ;)


I wonder after all these years, how many $70 purchases PGI is going to get on this pack.  I would guess not many, but we shall see.
Well, this is a difficult question:

On one hand, those prices are not exactly low. On the other hand, I can imagine that many players are bored with their existing 'Mechs and they could be willing to pay a little extra, just to try something new. After all, the last new MWO 'Mech was Dervish in mid-2019 - almost three years ago.

For some players the price could be worth saving them the waiting - Crusader is going to be available fo C-Bills a week before Christmas.

Also, a player who does not care about badges, cockpit junk or decals can skip the "Special" package - especially if he is sitting on a pile of C-Bills and does not need that C-Bill bonus.

And if you do not expect to brawl with MGs, you can skip "Crael" too. Without those boated MGs, the Hero 'Mech seems pretty similar to the basic CRD-3R.

Cyc

  • Captain
  • *
  • Posts: 2547
    • CycKath at DeviantArt
Re: MWO Crusader preorders announced
« Reply #31 on: 18 June 2022, 06:20:20 »
Patch notes up and we are starting to get ingame images of the model

Here's the Crael where you can see all the machine gun barrels poking out around the now only cosmetic claws.


Caedis Animus

  • Captain
  • *
  • Posts: 2049
  • Life is full of pain, but also love and beauty.
Re: MWO Crusader preorders announced
« Reply #32 on: 18 June 2022, 08:08:20 »
I suppose it's not exactly surprising that the claws were replaced with MGs. Hopefully, the MW5 version-if and when it gets added-gets working claws.

Wrangler

  • Colonel
  • *
  • Posts: 22343
  • Dang it!
    • Battletech Fanon Wiki
Re: MWO Crusader preorders announced
« Reply #33 on: 18 June 2022, 19:51:12 »
Hope they introduce this mech to MW5.
"Men, fetch the Urbanmechs.  We have an interrogation to attend to." - jklantern
"How do you defeat a Dragau? Shoot the damn thing. Lots." - Jellico 
"No, it's a "Most Awesome Blues Brothers scene Reenactment EVER" waiting to happen." VotW Destrier - Weirdo  
"It's 200 LY to Sian, we got a full load of shells, a half a platoon of Grenadiers, it's exploding outside, and we're wearing flak jackets." VoTW Destrier - Misterpants
-Editor on Battletech Fanon Wiki

Cyc

  • Captain
  • *
  • Posts: 2547
    • CycKath at DeviantArt
Re: MWO Crusader preorders announced
« Reply #34 on: 21 June 2022, 17:05:39 »
And the usual 'Mech Release Event



https://mwomercs.com/events/451

BATTLEMASTER

  • Captain
  • *
  • Posts: 1611
  • Lightning From Another Zip Code
Re: MWO Crusader preorders announced
« Reply #35 on: 22 June 2022, 06:36:39 »
I didn't buy the pack, but I killed a few with my Dire Wolf.  It was satisfying  ;D. I'll be sure to get one for cbills at some point!

So, Longbow when?   :D
BATTLEMASTER
Trombone Player, Lego Enthusiast, Engineer
Clan Smoke Jaguar, Delta Galaxy ("The Cloud Rangers"), 4th Jaguar Dragoons
"You better stand back, I'm not sure how loud this thing can get!"
If you like Lego, you'll like my Lego battlemech projects!

Wrangler

  • Colonel
  • *
  • Posts: 22343
  • Dang it!
    • Battletech Fanon Wiki
Re: MWO Crusader preorders announced
« Reply #36 on: 23 June 2022, 06:32:17 »
Its good for PGI that people have been buying the packs.   I do say there too many hero variants out there however.
"Men, fetch the Urbanmechs.  We have an interrogation to attend to." - jklantern
"How do you defeat a Dragau? Shoot the damn thing. Lots." - Jellico 
"No, it's a "Most Awesome Blues Brothers scene Reenactment EVER" waiting to happen." VotW Destrier - Weirdo  
"It's 200 LY to Sian, we got a full load of shells, a half a platoon of Grenadiers, it's exploding outside, and we're wearing flak jackets." VoTW Destrier - Misterpants
-Editor on Battletech Fanon Wiki

martian

  • Lieutenant Colonel
  • *
  • Posts: 8217
Re: MWO Crusader preorders announced
« Reply #37 on: 25 June 2022, 15:17:33 »
So, Longbow when?   :D
Never, probably.

Deadborder

  • Lieutenant Colonel
  • *
  • Posts: 7665
  • Technical Victory!
    • Elmer Studios Blog
Re: MWO Crusader preorders announced
« Reply #38 on: 27 June 2022, 16:22:25 »
So, Longbow when?   :D

Probably never

The Longbow has the drawback that all of its variants do more or less the same thing and have surprisingly little variation when broken down into MWO terms. They all have a small number of Missile Hardpoints and a couple of Energy Hardpoints to back those up. Even with other 'Mechs like this, such as the Cataplut or Archer, there's more variance which has in turn lead to them being viable MWO designs.
Author of BattleCorps stories Grand Theft Agro and Zero Signal



How to Draw MegaMek Icons the Deadborder Way. Over 9000 so far. Determination or madness?

Maingunnery

  • Major
  • *
  • Posts: 6398
  • Pirates and C3 masters are on the hitlist
Re: MWO Crusader preorders announced
« Reply #39 on: 27 June 2022, 16:26:18 »
Probably never

The Longbow has the drawback that all of its variants do more or less the same thing and have surprisingly little variation when broken down into MWO terms. They all have a small number of Missile Hardpoints and a couple of Energy Hardpoints to back those up. Even with other 'Mechs like this, such as the Cataplut or Archer, there's more variance which has in turn lead to them being viable MWO designs.
Well there is a LAC5 version, LGB-13NAIS.
Herb: "Well, now I guess we'll HAVE to print it. Sounds almost like the apocalypse I've been working for...."

Fan XTRO: The Society
Nebula Confederation Ships

Deadborder

  • Lieutenant Colonel
  • *
  • Posts: 7665
  • Technical Victory!
    • Elmer Studios Blog
Re: MWO Crusader preorders announced
« Reply #40 on: Today at 16:02:32 »
Well there is a LAC5 version, LGB-13NAIS.

MWO doesn't have LACs
Author of BattleCorps stories Grand Theft Agro and Zero Signal



How to Draw MegaMek Icons the Deadborder Way. Over 9000 so far. Determination or madness?

Maingunnery

  • Major
  • *
  • Posts: 6398
  • Pirates and C3 masters are on the hitlist
Re: MWO Crusader preorders announced
« Reply #41 on: Today at 16:17:22 »
MWO doesn't have LACs
Not really a problem, they can just use other ballistics (close enough).
Herb: "Well, now I guess we'll HAVE to print it. Sounds almost like the apocalypse I've been working for...."

Fan XTRO: The Society
Nebula Confederation Ships

 

Register