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tales from the battlefield rouge tech
« on: 30 September 2020, 20:06:34 »
ok had not played battletech for pc for about a year installed it and got rogue tech mod
lots of fun toys lots of fun options...love ot
so got every thing set up ik first mission
just regular half skull for warm up
drop about 135 tons
first round took me  minute to get used to controls...fine second turn enemy contact enemy turn and enemy head shot on my commander...gone off the field
4th round 2 mechs down
5 gang bang on a last survivor

holy crap i dont recall AI being this bloody viscious!


and i loved it!
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Re: tales from the battlefield rouge tech
« Reply #1 on: 04 October 2020, 17:03:50 »
finally got high enough to do a 2 skull mission...imagine my surprise when i came across a stinger lam!
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Re: tales from the battlefield rouge tech
« Reply #2 on: 04 October 2020, 19:45:37 »
ok started new game i could hardly belive what showed n my stable
an urbie lam
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Re: tales from the battlefield rouge tech
« Reply #3 on: 07 October 2020, 12:09:04 »
ok came across a squad of elementals in toads ...they took my trebbie down in 2 rounds...nasty buggers!
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Re: tales from the battlefield rouge tech
« Reply #4 on: 13 October 2020, 19:51:38 »
ok had a mission on ford(?) 2 skulls...nothing but urbies 12 of them ! ac 10 crew from hell ...lost 3 mechs at least i got my pilots tho
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Re: tales from the battlefield rouge tech
« Reply #5 on: 23 October 2020, 18:38:37 »
allrighty just got new updated rogue tech had to wipe my company i was running but this one has as promised control of crawlers and gnats!
another changes i noticed so far are some pilots can use mechs and  vehicles others only mechs ir vehicles and you can choose your drop zone to some extent

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Re: tales from the battlefield rouge tech
« Reply #6 on: 26 October 2020, 07:09:11 »
ok since new update i had to start from scratch...
about 4 months into the career i wanted to puck up extra scratch so i picked up half skull mission about 150k
retrive crawlers from some guy because he did not pay....
no problem land no problem assess the situation no problem
get nuked before first round ...problem
out of no where i got creamed by huge artillery strike  all mechs destroyed only one survivor game over no money to but new mechs or any mechs around me even if i cold buy pilots

started new company...and new game
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Re: tales from the battlefield rouge tech
« Reply #7 on: 26 October 2020, 08:41:39 »
LOL. Sorry about that, but it sounds hilarious and frustrating at the same time.
Seems the system has some features to make it extra hard that go bananas from time to time, like the one you describe. Sounds you had fun in the meantime, so I consider this a feature not s problem per se for what you say. It also complies with most Merc outfits not surving their first year.
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Re: tales from the battlefield rouge tech
« Reply #8 on: 26 October 2020, 14:38:12 »
 love it but at the time when i got nuked it was not funny lol
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Re: tales from the battlefield rouge tech
« Reply #9 on: 31 October 2020, 08:41:32 »
ok half skull mission
assassinate some idiot
dropped in no problem
enemy dropped in with four light mechs...and promptly gets nuked to a man
round 2 target killed with 2 shots of 2 light ac 10 to the head
me smiling ;D
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Re: tales from the battlefield rouge tech
« Reply #10 on: 09 November 2020, 13:21:25 »
 one skull mission battle in bad lands
me being hot dropped between two lances
 lance has atlas II the other king crab
guess who lost 4 mechs in one round?
lol
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Re: tales from the battlefield rouge tech
« Reply #11 on: 13 November 2020, 20:39:12 »
om 3 skull mission capture base
no allies just lance of my 4 little poor lambs
defenders 3 lances of urbies mixed with ppc lrm 10 and 10/ac with other we will re arrange your face goodies because we dont like you
1 of my mech survived with major face surgery
repair bill almost 8 million mission pay out 3.4 million
repair time 4 months and 2 months for pilots
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Re: tales from the battlefield rouge tech
« Reply #12 on: 15 November 2020, 18:31:27 »
easy scratch  needed some points to up level my pilots...1 skull mission clean out enemy lance no problem 3 of my mediums and a light
every enemy mech wiped out last one flea heavy damage one leg standing...decided to do death from above with a hunchback...guess who did not survive the DFA?
my hunchie lost both legs pilot ejected flea still standing until i wiped it with firestarter by burning it to a cinder...me ? i just said that damn flea!
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Re: tales from the battlefield rouge tech
« Reply #13 on: 10 December 2020, 10:35:16 »
allrighty
bounty hunt
3 and a half skulls
drppped down no problem ruins of a city fine.....3 lances of urbies of at least as many flavors...bounty urbie lord(?) unknown armamement my lance gone in 2 rounds
problem
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Re: tales from the battlefield rouge tech
« Reply #14 on: 14 December 2020, 22:07:01 »
finally got my drop ship to have 8 drop bays...well loaded up for a bear 3 skull mission 18 mill in c bills
dropped in thought gonna have a hard time pirate lance
ended up a lance of 5 fleas no damage
pissed that it was only fleas...when i was spoiling for a fight
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Re: tales from the battlefield rouge tech
« Reply #15 on: 19 December 2020, 03:33:38 »
ok assassination mission 3 skulls 1.7M c bills
drop 2 lances it took me a while i got mackie in one lance
defending lance 1lance some light crawlers with mix of gnats 2 lance 3 medium mechs
target mad cat mkIII
easy work...until mad cat came in range and unloaded all of its latch on weapons rockets and mortar straight at mackies head...end result i had to scrape the jelly of the cockpit onside and out and had to hire new pilot
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Re: tales from the battlefield rouge tech
« Reply #16 on: 28 December 2020, 01:05:49 »
easy mission training lance
2 skulls 1.2 c bills
dropped urban environment....
2 lances of fleas...easy money right? nope artillery strike armor reduced to cinders mechs left limping...survived. ooops reinforcements 2 mad cats...guess who is not coming back from that mission?
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Re: tales from the battlefield rouge tech
« Reply #17 on: 23 January 2021, 23:44:02 »
got a nice 4 skull mission 2 lance drop just under 200 tons
destroy base wipe out the defenders...
landed fine
hit done next thing artilery strike 1 2 3 4
guess who is not coming back from the mission? repair bill over 10 mill 3 month stay for pilots in hospital
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Re: tales from the battlefield rouge tech
« Reply #18 on: 25 January 2021, 22:16:19 »
finished a battle mission made some c bills
got annihilator...
went to put the bad boy from pieces done and all fun with weapons and armor and engine...went back into mech bay and the anihilator has a skin of mechagoszilla
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Re: tales from the battlefield rouge tech
« Reply #19 on: 07 February 2021, 11:09:44 »
ok decided to go toward the galactic north since i almost maxed out my pilots. my ultimate heading is toward pentagon worlds and make my money as i travel...
well easy mission no prob 2 skulls just 1.7 mill in c bills only a lance shows up.
i came down with two lances..simpke clean out the area mission
came across a lance of wobbies...
ok took  me 6 rounds to kill a stinger...a lousy stinger that had been pounded on by 2 lances...
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Re: tales from the battlefield rouge tech
« Reply #20 on: 08 February 2021, 15:21:02 »
ok is it my imagination rogue tech is trying to make everything into a LAM?
i thought i came across a MAD CAT LAM
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Re: tales from the battlefield rouge tech
« Reply #21 on: 23 February 2021, 10:59:15 »
ever so slowly i am making my way to pentagon worlds...so far low rsistence ...but one
assassination mission 2 skulls 1.2 mill in c bills quick buck...riiiiight.
dropped with 2 lances and a lance of gnats
opponent 2 lance of nothing but clan mech mix of really pissed off mad kitties mix standard mk 1 and mk 3second lance ebony jags and mad dogs....my target atlas mk2
i made it with my catty 1 medium laser and one leg to stand on got paid and my repair bill 17 million in c bills on plus side i was able to get 2 mad kitties and parts to make mad kitty mk 3

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Re: tales from the battlefield rouge tech
« Reply #22 on: 28 February 2021, 21:13:38 »
ok back on ford had go back 3 month flight time thanks to a contract i picked up...silly me
fine 4 skull mission about 4 mill in c bills
2 lance drop
and 2 gnats

no problem 2 lances are just crawlers and gnats...ooops reinforcemnts
3 gausszillas and atlas II
3 pilots gone gnats gone 2 mechs survive  70days worth repairs and hospital stays loss 9mill in c bills had to hire 3 pilots down to 24 mill in c bills
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Re: tales from the battlefield rouge tech
« Reply #23 on: 04 March 2021, 14:32:29 »
allright took me 2 days of play to get back to my nice 40 mill in c bills...
went to back to traveling to pentagon worlds ...
ok a mission with 2 skulls 2.2 c bills destroy base easy peasy right?
well 2 defending lances against 2 of mine still cake walk
drop  soon as i hit done i hear a whistle and next thing i see is a mushroom cloud k
result mission lost 3 mechs total loss 5 pilots are decorating the inside of their cockpits by doing the impression of toast and jam bill for 8.3 mill in c bills for repairs and parts along with new pilots and 6 weeks of repairs
as for me totally pissed and inventing new words to curse and add them to english language...while laughing at my self for losing it to such degree
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Re: tales from the battlefield rouge tech
« Reply #24 on: 12 March 2021, 13:27:43 »
allright fun short mission 4 skulls destroy the base not worried 2 lances of clan mechs ...took me long enough...and a lance composed of 2 crawlers and 2 gnats.
drop no problem
drop complete...hit done enemy turn....nuked 3 mechs left all crawlers and gnats are gone   enemy turn tom tom guns finished the last 3 remaining mechs
mission failed. bill 7 mech pilots are decorating the cockpits of their mechs in form of strawberry jam 3 pilots of crawlers and gnats are nothing more than ash.
5 mechs no recovery possible 3 that are left leave me with hole in my wallet to tune of 15 mill in c bills that includes replacement pilots down to 32 mil in c bills

so now i have to travel to some more advanced words or capitol worlds before i can have a complete lance in order to drop yah i have parts for other mechs in storage but incomplete imagine my joy because of that....

btw i play iron man mode so to those that dont know what iron man is you can only save after the mission and you do not reload to replay the mission you just failed.
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Re: tales from the battlefield rouge tech
« Reply #25 on: 19 March 2021, 15:51:51 »
Your summaries make it sound like RogueTech is recommended only for pretty hardcore masochists.
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Re: tales from the battlefield rouge tech
« Reply #26 on: 19 March 2021, 18:16:39 »
Your summaries make it sound like RogueTech is recommended only for pretty hardcore masochists.
but the game is way worth the pain
try it you will be saying thank you sir can i have another very quickly
i stopped playing vanilla about a year ago after i cleared it 4 times i enjoyed it but AI was too cudly looked arnd found this mod and had been playing it at least 3 times a week
btw some missions are very misleading 1 skull mission easy tight? 2.3 mill in creds on completion you drop and you have mid weight lance to be met with 2 king crabs atlas II and a 20t crawler and it is random unlike vanilla
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Re: tales from the battlefield rouge tech
« Reply #27 on: 19 March 2021, 18:30:36 »
still making my way to pentagon worlds
decided to stop and pick up parts after last drop repair...
well easy mission 2 and a half skulls 1.6 c biills clear out unknown scouting lance
easy does it
2 lances and 1 crawler drop in the tundra and woods...no over heat issues there figured even with  reinforcements it will be 7 to 9 rounds.....riiiiiight
first enemy lance blakists medium mechs with the toughest armor 10 rounds cleared one round to just chill and next thing i know reinforcements arrive not one not two but lance of 5 mind you 5 LAMS including urbie lam...my armor was fine ammo bins at 95 % for missles and plasma canons and ACs. well that was fun 67 rounds to kill them 67! all 2 hours two friggin hours out of missles out of ammo just lasers and armor still almost at 85%...last lam i took particular pleasure with...punched and kicked to death... :Ddamn well worth it!
mission done cost for ammo 740 k repairs 630 k 270 k give or take for complete mission >:D :thumbsup:
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Re: tales from the battlefield rouge tech
« Reply #28 on: 20 March 2021, 06:30:31 »
What was your lance rating? Because the chance that the enemies get support lances increases a lot when you drop more skulls than the mission rating is.

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Re: tales from the battlefield rouge tech
« Reply #29 on: 20 March 2021, 12:48:51 »
did not look my merc is 820 i think
tbh never looked i just go in and try to have fun and earn c bills back to 56 mil in c bills
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