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Author Topic: MechWarrior 5: Mercenaries - Xbox and Steam Release May 27th 2021  (Read 21532 times)

Sartris

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Even more annoying when there is now an achievement for five defense missions where you don't dip below 80% :(

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Does the enemy AI still purposefully avoid dealing collateral damage to targets besides the one they're currently focused on?

I remember when the game first came out seeing a video where if the enemy was shooting at one of your lancemates and you got in the way they would cease fire until they has a clear shot at their original target again, almost like they were trying to do some half-assed version of zellbrigen.

Watching streams yesterday, I see the enemy AI still does the "I'm about to die so I'm going to fire my jump jets to pop up in the air and then fall back down for no reason" thing that enemy AI did in MW4. Although I hear when the game first came out AI didn't use jump jets at all so maybe this counts as an improvement?

In general it's striking just how far the franchise HASN'T come in 20-25 years, gameplay wise. Still just throwing wave after wave of idiotic OPFOR at you to create any challenge.

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Yesterday I was doing a mission where i was almost done and they dropped a lance, in front of the base my teammates utterly trashed, even tho we were defending. The enemy ran though the gate, past all my teammates and then an extra hundred meters or so and had all three (3!) of their commandos missile my poor trebuchet to death. They were in damaged when they reached me.

It’s very difficult to use the treb (and I assume heavier missile boats too, I just haven’t got there) because the teammate AI doesn’t screen for you. You have to lead them to where you want to go. So I’ve got to be within 180m to get my guys to do anything where your missiles just plain won’t fire.

Sadly I wish the AI was as good as all the useless people who invariably get put on my team in MWO

Trees that block everything.

Vees are so small and don’t even pretend to stick out from the back ground, so your gunfire will catch on a tree and they’ll shoot you from the other side of a hill.

And the worst thing is there is no feedback for taking damage. No shake (which I have turned on) and no indicator as to direction.

Plus your arms are basically useless I can get about ten degrees of movement out of them horizontally.
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I've been playing solo for the last two as for the stupid AI it is a little bit but you can order them to stay away from the buildings just pick a point away from the buildings
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As always please enjoy and if you have any questions about my AU (or want to chat about ideas I could incorporate into it) feel free to PM me.

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If anyone wants to play together this weekend,hit me up!! Foxx_Ital on steam.
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mechnut450

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trying to figure out if the game is update or if I actually have the dlc installed lol..  I not seen any new weapons or mech, just some nicer update graphics and mechs actually jumping lol I wish they had a line on screen at start up of dlc installed or not I know I purchased it and I see the purchase on epic.
 

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When you do finally pick it up give TableTopRulez AI MOD a try. Good fix for the broken AI.

https://www.nexusmods.com/mechwarrior5mercenaries/mods/269

Also a big fan of Merctech. Waiting for both of these to be updated before I play again.  The above uses Merctech's mech roles, which can be changed during refit, to define their behavior.

It's pretty said when a free mod can fix an AI, but an official patch can't.
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trying to figure out if the game is update or if I actually have the dlc installed lol..  I not seen any new weapons or mech, just some nicer update graphics and mechs actually jumping lol I wish they had a line on screen at start up of dlc installed or not I know I purchased it and I see the purchase on epic.

I think if you click on start a new game it gives you the option to start a new game with the DLC
Below are links to my fan fiction pages.

https://bg.battletech.com/forums/fan-fiction/alternate-timeline-with-thanks-(full)/

https://bg.battletech.com/forums/fan-fiction/alternate-timeline-with-thanks-full-part-2/

As always please enjoy and if you have any questions about my AU (or want to chat about ideas I could incorporate into it) feel free to PM me.

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I've been having a good sport of fun on Xbox.  I've been trying to leave Lyran space but I keep blowing repair budgets and I want to rank up a bit before going stomping in FWL territory.

Can't wait to get to Alphard.
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A couple of years ago I was really looking forward to this game, but between the Epic exclusivity and everything I keep hearing about terrible AI and "it's good if you play with friends", at this point I just have no enthusiasm left for the game  :-\
Now that pretty much nobody does demos either, I can't even check it out before I buy.
Maybe I'll pick it up when GoG has it on sale.
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Does any mod exist to limit or fix the unlimited enemy spawns?

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There are mods that make the AI spawn further away so they don't just suddenly appear behind you.

If there were FEWER spawns the game would have no challenge at all.

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I haven't had problems with enemy spawns,I have noticed pop up turrets tho!!
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<Steve_Restless> its YOU who I shouldn't underestimate. I could give you a broom handle and I'd find you sitting on top of the enemy stormcrow, smug surat grin on your face

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I think if you click on start a new game it gives you the option to start a new game with the DLC

sadly it saying  I not purchased (in game), but it marker purchased on epic ( no download link for the game to install ) and I have the purchased receipt.

working with the help desk but so far no joy.


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I'm enjoying it so far- my lancemates are pretty good gunners, so I give them the long-range shooters (the MAD, Dervish, etc.) and I take the hunch to get in cloooose.  The AC20 compliments my style of play, which is up and personal, so i let them fire from afar.  They're really good at that- just make sure you give them enough LRM reloads, they spend them like drunken sailors!

My issue is... is there a point?  is there a storyline? I'm working my way down the FS/CC border, just LOATHED by the cappies, as one should be, but is there a conclusion?  I'm already into 3021, 22 I think?  This reminds me of MechWarrior 1 waaaay back when I worked my way up for 25 YEARS and finally just got bored.

So far, though, I'm digging it.

(Oh, i have the DLC, and I think the chassis are worth it- can't wait to hunt down a  MAD-II!

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The campaign has a story which follows the characters

The Career mode dumps you into the game as a merc command making your own way in the Inner Sphere (open story mode essentially) I believe there are strings of missikns you get drawn into as you Level up to take on the hero Mechs which give the DLC its name
Below are links to my fan fiction pages.

https://bg.battletech.com/forums/fan-fiction/alternate-timeline-with-thanks-(full)/

https://bg.battletech.com/forums/fan-fiction/alternate-timeline-with-thanks-full-part-2/

As always please enjoy and if you have any questions about my AU (or want to chat about ideas I could incorporate into it) feel free to PM me.

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I ended up being able to buy a hero Raven from the frr...but they straight love us. Currently we're fighting snakes for the fedcom. Combine hates us after the ronin war anyway  ;D.
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 If your BA tactics can't be described as shenanigans, you're probably doing it wrong. ^-^ -Weirdo
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<Steve_Restless> its YOU who I shouldn't underestimate. I could give you a broom handle and I'd find you sitting on top of the enemy stormcrow, smug surat grin on your face

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If anyone wants to play together this weekend,hit me up!! Foxx_Ital on steam.

I added you foxx.

I think my steam should be the same as here
if not kevin somethingsomething
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If anyone wants to play together this weekend,hit me up!! Foxx_Ital on steam.

I haven't gotten the game going yet, but I sent an invite. I also created a Battletech group awhile back I can add you and others to: https://steamcommunity.com/groups/BTechFans
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Just finally got into Marauders and PPCs.  Yeah, the AI is awful.  Even when micromaniging by spamming command keys I find it annoying.
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finally got to try some of the dlc.  I didn't accept the renewed privily policy.. ( it was greyed out even after I had scrolled all way down so I figured i had done it lol.. :bang:

maxing out the  mech collector stuff as I play  so though ( working on finishing my first play though still lol) Mainly Fedcom, Steiner ,Davion missions lol..  Seems with the update head-shots became easier ( or I gotten way better at bot killing lol ) took a highlander down with a lrm and ac20 head smack within a single volley .

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Got about 16 hours in so far, doing pretty well for myself:



A Highlander, Stalker, Black Knight, and Orion. Yeah, this is a ton of fun. Wish the presentation was more "cinematic" but I am having fun with the hero Mech storylines that feature custom maps, like hidden volcano bases and what not.

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I'm still playing with it, doing instant fights before getting into expensive defeat. The controls are bit..different from MWO .
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I'm still playing with it, doing instant fights before getting into expensive defeat. The controls are bit..different from MWO .

 That's why I save before certain missions! Glad I did,our group was feeling itself and ended up getting completely rekt by a heavy star haha.
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 If your BA tactics can't be described as shenanigans, you're probably doing it wrong. ^-^ -Weirdo
 <Kojak> Yeah, there's definitely a learning curve with BA, But once you learn how to use 'em well they're addictive,heck, just look at what happened to Foxx ;-)
<Steve_Restless> its YOU who I shouldn't underestimate. I could give you a broom handle and I'd find you sitting on top of the enemy stormcrow, smug surat grin on your face

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save before any mutli mission encase it too hard lol.. I doing good not played online any. but same handle  as on here if want to add.  No mic or headset either lol warned.

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I have yet to play Career but am playing the Campaign. Having a lot of fun. I save after every mission so that way if I get stomped, its all good. Fortunately the Campaign is fairly easy so far. About 5 hours into it.

The AI isn't that bad. They do run around quite a bit but they slay enemy Mechs while I'm busy defending objectives and so on. Currently only have a Centurion and light Mechs in my lance and just a roster of two at that.


(Talking about Campaign) My only gripe with the game so far is the initial customization options. There is less than 20 Icons (I  believe) you can choose from and you can't even customize your pilot, at all. Would be nice if you can full out customize things like that. I do appreciate the attention to detail with Mech builds however.

Bring roleplay level customization to characters and insignia!!!!

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I have yet to play Career but am playing the Campaign. Having a lot of fun. I save after every mission so that way if I get stomped, its all good. Fortunately the Campaign is fairly easy so far. About 5 hours into it.

The AI isn't that bad. They do run around quite a bit but they slay enemy Mechs while I'm busy defending objectives and so on. Currently only have a Centurion and light Mechs in my lance and just a roster of two at that.


(Talking about Campaign) My only gripe with the game so far is the initial customization options. There is less than 20 Icons (I  believe) you can choose from and you can't even customize your pilot, at all. Would be nice if you can full out customize things like that. I do appreciate the attention to detail with Mech builds however.

Bring roleplay level customization to characters and insignia!!!!

Yeah, a)I screwed up my icon and can't figure out how to change it!! -sobs!- and b) yeah, I blame the fact we can't customize the character because this is a revamp of a decade old game.  Nowadays, it's an absolute must in a game to be able to tweak EVERYTHING.  i was kinda annoyed, honestly, at that. :-/


To whoever asked if AI will only fire at their designated targets, no: if they have no clear line of sight they'll shoot at whatever they can see.  Thankfully, the AIs tend to hit what they aim at: I've had good luck at leaving them to deal with a mech while i clean out tanks and such.

Lost my first pilot yesterday: we got MAULED and he didn't make it out!  pour out a cold one for, ah, ole what's his name! (I honestly don't remember) hahaha

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Yeah, a)I screwed up my icon and can't figure out how to change it!! -sobs!- and b) yeah, I blame the fact we can't customize the character because this is a revamp of a decade old game.  Nowadays, it's an absolute must in a game to be able to tweak EVERYTHING.  i was kinda annoyed, honestly, at that. :-/

For insignia they could release a DLC for like $10.00 with a bunch of new icons. They could also release one for pilot avatars for like $10.00 as well. That wouldn't be too harsh a price. I'm hoping they release something more than what they already have. More Mechs? More customization options? That'd be great!

HBS's Battletech was right on point with the customization options. Hopefully we will get something more with MW5.  :)

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I discovered pretty quick just because it tells you to go to a particular system for a mission doesn't mean you should.

Instead taking your time doing different missions is more important

I wish the threat level was more clear though
Below are links to my fan fiction pages.

https://bg.battletech.com/forums/fan-fiction/alternate-timeline-with-thanks-(full)/

https://bg.battletech.com/forums/fan-fiction/alternate-timeline-with-thanks-full-part-2/

As always please enjoy and if you have any questions about my AU (or want to chat about ideas I could incorporate into it) feel free to PM me.

 

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