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https://mwomercs.com/news/2022/02/2598-mwo-2022-roadmap

Find an image in the black space beneath the road map post text:



There's a very faint silhouette of a Crusader!

EDIT: There's also some speculation in the MWO road map discussion topic that this could also be a Phoenix Hawk IIC.  But those forearms scream missiles to me...
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Re: MWO Crusader (or Phoenix Hawk IIC?!) teased in roadmap post
« Reply #1 on: 26 February 2022, 08:16:02 »
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Re: MWO Crusader (or Phoenix Hawk IIC?!) teased in roadmap post
« Reply #2 on: 26 February 2022, 12:12:24 »
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Re: MWO Crusader (or Phoenix Hawk IIC?!) teased in roadmap post
« Reply #3 on: 28 February 2022, 01:55:33 »
It was mentioned once that the Phoenix Hawk IIC was in development before the game was reduced to its current state
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Re: MWO Crusader (or Phoenix Hawk IIC?!) teased in roadmap post
« Reply #4 on: 07 March 2022, 14:27:53 »
We'll have to see if they have the resources for a new mech.  As for the choices--what makes a good mech in MWO is pretty different.

Pixie IIC might be good for the high ballistic hardpoints. 

Crusader might be good for the heavy missile hardpoints if you like MURMS or SURMS.  Since neither one really appeal to me, while I love the nostalgia, it wouldn't do much for me.

I think my MWO days are pretty much behind me now.  I barely have time to paint as it is!

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Re: MWO Crusader (or Phoenix Hawk IIC?!) teased in roadmap post
« Reply #5 on: 07 March 2022, 16:50:01 »
I'll believe it when i see it rendered.  I want see new mech in the game so badly.
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Re: MWO Crusader (or Phoenix Hawk IIC?!) teased in roadmap post
« Reply #6 on: 18 March 2022, 10:12:51 »
It was mentioned once that the Phoenix Hawk IIC was in development before the game was reduced to its current state
From what I understood, it was not much more than the concept art. That's a long way to a fully modelled and textured 'Mech.

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Re: MWO Crusader (or Phoenix Hawk IIC?!) teased in roadmap post
« Reply #7 on: 18 March 2022, 10:27:51 »
I hope they have enough money & time to do set 4 instead just one mech.  Call me greedy but it adds flavor to the game.Variants kinda take steam out of adding new designs or uniqueness of them.
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Re: MWO Crusader (or Phoenix Hawk IIC?!) teased in roadmap post
« Reply #8 on: 19 March 2022, 02:14:20 »
I hope they have enough money & time to do set 4 instead just one mech.  Call me greedy but it adds flavor to the game.Variants kinda take steam out of adding new designs or uniqueness of them.

Do you mean a 'Mech pack with one light 'Mech, one medium 'Mech, etc.?

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Re: MWO Crusader (or Phoenix Hawk IIC?!) teased in roadmap post
« Reply #9 on: 20 March 2022, 16:00:04 »
Do you mean a 'Mech pack with one light 'Mech, one medium 'Mech, etc.?
essentially.   MW5 has it right about way it works on mechs to convert them, verse swap in and out like every mech is omnimech.

Too many variants deludes things to me.  I'd like see set for new year such as light mech, medium mech, heavy, assault. Its asking a lot, but it be nice.
We won't have Roughneck or the Sun Spider if were for them being creative at Piranha. Now it's been years since they did anything new.  Variant is introduced here and there, but to me it's not same thing as whole new machine.
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Re: MWO Crusader (or Phoenix Hawk IIC?!) teased in roadmap post
« Reply #10 on: 22 March 2022, 14:24:20 »
essentially.   ....
I'd like see set for new year such as light mech, medium mech, heavy, assault. Its asking a lot, but it be nice.

We will be lucky if we see just that Crusader in 2022.

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Re: MWO Crusader (or Phoenix Hawk IIC?!) teased in roadmap post
« Reply #11 on: 22 March 2022, 20:16:22 »
I'm listening to the NoGutsNoGalaxy Pod cast, they have not mentioned anything.   What PGI can openly say it's focusing on.  Engineers apparently on short time of availablity.  So there big question on if they will have artist free up enough to make new graphics.
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Re: MWO Crusader (or Phoenix Hawk IIC?!) teased in roadmap post
« Reply #12 on: 23 March 2022, 11:26:44 »
I'm listening to the NoGutsNoGalaxy Pod cast, they have not mentioned anything.   What PGI can openly say it's focusing on.  Engineers apparently on short time of availablity.  So there big question on if they will have artist free up enough to make new graphics.
Mark Nicholson could do that, I guess that the modelling part is the problem.

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Re: MWO Crusader (or Phoenix Hawk IIC?!) teased in roadmap post
« Reply #13 on: 24 March 2022, 15:11:47 »
They're doing teaser pics of tiny parts of the concept art of the new 'Mech on Twitter now.

https://twitter.com/MW5Mercs/status/1507062190876106755

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Re: MWO Crusader (or Phoenix Hawk IIC?!) teased in roadmap post
« Reply #14 on: 24 March 2022, 15:13:29 »
Is it for MW5 or MWO?  That twitter seems to be MW5.
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Re: MWO Crusader (or Phoenix Hawk IIC?!) teased in roadmap post
« Reply #15 on: 24 March 2022, 15:43:48 »
Is it for MW5 or MWO?  That twitter seems to be MW5.

Oh you're right.

I can't see MW5 getting any new mechs that aren't already in MWO or don't end up in MWO at the same time, though.

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« Reply #16 on: 24 March 2022, 16:07:35 »
Oh you're right.

I can't see MW5 getting any new mechs that aren't already in MWO or don't end up in MWO at the same time, though.

I'd say any art will get used by both platforms--even though it would need to be converted from one Engine to the other. 

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« Reply #17 on: 24 March 2022, 16:08:21 »
Both the MWO and MW5 twitter accounts are dropping images, but the images look to be different for each. MWO 'Mech looks more upright and 27 images where MW5 is 25.
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Re: MWO Crusader (or Phoenix Hawk IIC?!) teased in roadmap post
« Reply #18 on: 24 March 2022, 18:05:20 »
The MWO 'Mech is a Crusader. The second pic gives it away. Look at the "elbows" of the Unseen.

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« Reply #19 on: 24 March 2022, 20:18:23 »
Could be original. Did they state it was going to be Crusader?
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Re: MWO Crusader (or Phoenix Hawk IIC?!) teased in roadmap post
« Reply #20 on: 25 March 2022, 03:56:42 »
possible, but the MWO 'Mech looking more and more Crusader to me, those legs seem to seal it.

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« Reply #21 on: 25 March 2022, 05:38:54 »
Not cause trouble, but unless there some kind citation, its hard thing to swallow what its suppose to be. I guess it's wait and see.
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« Reply #22 on: 25 March 2022, 05:52:50 »
Not cause trouble, but unless there some kind citation, its hard thing to swallow what its suppose to be. I guess it's wait and see.

Those legs strongly suggest that it could be Crusader:

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« Reply #23 on: 25 March 2022, 06:18:34 »
and a foot just dropped which seems to cement it

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Re: MWO Crusader (or Phoenix Hawk IIC?!) teased in roadmap post
« Reply #24 on: 25 March 2022, 06:43:13 »
Definitely a Crusader  8)
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Yep, looks like Crusader alright.  That cool.

I wonder if this will lead to more mechs beyond this one.
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I'll actually be impressed if they actually incorporate leg hardpoints, otherwise its just a Archer redux.

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I'll actually be impressed if they actually incorporate leg hardpoints, otherwise its just a Archer redux.
Except the LRMs are in the arms, and they look very different.

(edit: Is it just me or did Twitter just start limiting anonymous (browser) access to a few seconds of preview?)
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I'll actually be impressed if they actually incorporate leg hardpoints, otherwise its just a Archer redux.
Leg hardpoint would be moved to side torsos.

PGI has done it before.


Yep, looks like Crusader alright.  That cool.

I wonder if this will lead to more mechs beyond this one.
There is another series of previews that seems to show Hatchetman, earmarked for MechWarrior 5: Mercenaries.

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Then it is not a proper Crusader.  I'm aware of the Cicada, which originally had the MGs in the legs.  I never used it, not even in HBS. 

Leg hardpoint would be moved to side torsos.

PGI has done it before.

There is another series of previews that seems to show Hatchetman, earmarked for MechWarrior 5: Mercenaries.

 

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