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Title: MWO Question
Post by: Burning Chrome on 14 May 2022, 17:37:10
Looking for MWO players opinion on the current state of the game...

Played MWO for years, and end up in the "dont suck" tiers with enough "skills" to be accused of hax and recipient of rage like most others.

Used to play weekly until MW5 released on STEAM, purchase it and both DLCs, add mods...cool, fun for me and my friends!

Uninstalled MWO off M.2 drive.  Friends did same.

Crusader announced (only for MWO, seriously?).

Install MWO.  Aware there has been changes made by group whos name escapes me again (cauldron?) which sounds promising.

Play a few rounds and it appears to be nothing but energy vomit, min/max "muh clan tech" hide and snipe, jump and snipe, frustration or yawn-fest.

Out of 8 games yesterday I only saw two mechs with LRMs (on the enemy team) and apparently I was a fool to try RACs and MRMs on a few chassis (according to my lancemates). 

A year ago there seemed to be more variety in builds.  Several others on my teams were planning on uninstalling as MWO was no longer fun for them...lots of anger on the comms.

If MWO has become a game for min/max "leets" who use nothing but energy and maybe MGs on lights, is there even a place for the Crusader?

I was told to refund the Crusader if I planned on continuing to play MWO as there's no longer a place for missile based mechs in MWO due to the abundance of energy spam and ECM "skillz".

Thoughts?
Title: Re: MWO Question
Post by: Luciora on 14 May 2022, 19:43:38
A toxic playerbase will always make me avoid playing a game, no matter how popular.  The sheer competitive nature of it also turns me away. 

In the end, if you don't really have anyone else interested in playing alongside you,  stick to MW5.  Meta gaming is boring, especially when enforced by jerks.
Title: Re: MWO Question
Post by: BATTLEMASTER on 14 May 2022, 19:46:34
I've enjoyed MWO quite a bit, but having to repair my installation every patch is getting tiring.
Title: Re: MWO Question
Post by: Woody on 14 May 2022, 20:38:08
Overall I still think its fun.
Current event has an award for AMS, but not missiles, so I've noticed fewer missiles period this event.
It seems like lately with the combined queues the frequency of mismatched teams has increased. Leading to more lopsided games depending.   
I am generally playing IS, and depending on chassis, I'd say all weapons are still viable.  Not necessarily on every chassis.

I also play some other F2P games, like war thunder, and World of war ships, and would say overall my fun in a game is much greater in MWO overall... of course, I like mechs.
Title: Re: MWO Question
Post by: Goose on 15 May 2022, 09:02:55
I fear your Elo is still too high; You have to suffer your way down to Four or less to get any protection the Masters of Meta. :(
Title: Re: MWO Question
Post by: Cyc on 16 May 2022, 19:47:36
Like always it varies depending on time of day for how sweaty and meta heavy the queues are. Population declining again means that gaps between tiers are shortening as game struggles to gather 12 people together and again well known issue with the matchmaker and lack of team balance.

That said new maps have heighted the situation, the latest being a sniper fest.

Title: Re: MWO Question
Post by: kato on 19 May 2022, 16:32:48
I was told to refund the Crusader if I planned on continuing to play MWO as there's no longer a place for missile based mechs in MWO due to the abundance of energy spam and ECM "skillz".
LRMs remain very playable with a change in playstyle.
You can easily test builds for such on a similar size to the Crusader using e.g. WHM-7S (an absolute beast at it due to its velocity quirk) or - clan side - a Sun Spider.

The Crusader chassis by their published hardpoint layouts will lend themselves to this playstyle quite easily.

Edit, P.S.: If the ECM (and radar dep) abundance gets any worse i'm just switching to PPCs for secondaries due to their ECM cancellation effect. Already got an alt account testing this for a couple weeks now, works sufficiently fine.
Title: Re: MWO Question
Post by: kato on 19 May 2022, 16:41:50
Population declining again means that gaps between tiers are shortening as game struggles to gather 12 people together and again well known issue with the matchmaker and lack of team balance.
The population is for the most part back to the numbers it was at before mid 2019. That's why they they can give us event queue now with the next patch in the first place, there's sufficient population to split the playerbase.

Also, Emerald Vale isn't a sniper map. At all. There's an abundance of vertically sufficient cover all over the map.
Title: Re: MWO Question
Post by: Foxx Ital on 20 May 2022, 00:08:13
I mainly play missile boat,love my Mad Dog.
Title: Re: MWO Question
Post by: Deadborder on 20 May 2022, 17:51:29
Also, Emerald Vale isn't a sniper map. At all. There's an abundance of vertically sufficient cover all over the map.

This is true. I have the most success with mid-range brawlers on Emerald Vale.