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Re: Fan XTRO: The Society
« Reply #90 on: 20 November 2020, 19:54:48 »
I understand.  I'm finally making real headway on my own project.  I find if I'm enthusiastic about a project, I can do it, but if I'm ambivalent or not interested, it just stalls.

Well, I look forward to it! 
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Re: Fan XTRO: The Society
« Reply #91 on: 20 November 2020, 22:14:18 »
MainGunnery, are you working on a Field Manual or another XTRO? 
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Re: Fan XTRO: The Society
« Reply #92 on: 21 November 2020, 05:52:41 »
MainGunnery, are you working on a Field Manual or another XTRO?
The additional information can only fit in a Field Manual, also it will be difficult to justify many more new designs.
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Re: Fan XTRO: The Society
« Reply #93 on: 21 November 2020, 07:48:08 »
The additional information can only fit in a Field Manual, also it will be difficult to justify many more new designs.
Cool!  8) new field Manuel!
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Re: Fan XTRO: The Society
« Reply #94 on: 21 November 2020, 11:44:00 »
The additional information can only fit in a Field Manual, also it will be difficult to justify many more new designs.

So more tech heavy than Design heavy? I can dig that.

Will there be some boondoggles included? Not 'needs further development,' or 'limited production,' but outright failures?

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Re: Fan XTRO: The Society
« Reply #95 on: 21 November 2020, 12:20:14 »
So more tech heavy than Design heavy? I can dig that.

Will there be some boondoggles included? Not 'needs further development,' or 'limited production,' but outright failures?
I promise no new function tech, boondoggles or lostech at best.
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Re: Fan XTRO: The Society
« Reply #96 on: 21 November 2020, 12:20:39 »
Something related that I am working on:


[The Next Technological Jump]

   Every great technological jump has occurred after consolidation of knowledge from a period of extensive experimentation. Clan technology was the result of the last technological jump, in which the scattered knowledge of the Star League was brought together allowing for early Clan scientists to quickly make that massive jump. 
   The last century has seen a huge amount of experimentation as various factions tried everything to keep or create an edge. Since our retreat to the Inner Sphere we have been busy with preparing for the next technological jump by gathering, linking and disseminating data. Partly as a result of our actions there have been a growing number of hints that humanity is on the precipice of the next jump.
   The possible rise of the IlClan under the Clan Wolf alliance is the perfect tool with which the Society can trigger the technological jump. But an IlClan under the Mongrel Jade Falcons will trigger a reign of destruction not seen since the worst days of the Succession Wars. As such the Society has dedicated a lot of resources for secretly aiding Clan Wolf, however should our work go to waste then the Society will have no choice but to either retreat from the Inner Sphere or to openly attack the Falcons. The latter option being a means of last resort, as a large scale open attack did not go well for the Society last time it was tried.

Have you considered pushing the IS powers to launch a joint attack?

Or that a cold war suddenly going active might spur the next advance?

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Clan Devil Wasp * Clan Carnoraptor * Clan Frost Ape * Clan Surf Dragon * Clan Tundra Leopard
Now with MORE GROGNARD!  ...I think I'm done.  I've played long enough to earn a pension, fer cryin' out loud!  IlClan and out in <REDACTED>!
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Re: Fan XTRO: The Society
« Reply #97 on: 21 November 2020, 19:14:52 »
I promise no new function tech, boondoggles or lostech at best.
Hmmm: illegal Design, Super Giant Combat BattleMech?
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Re: Fan XTRO: The Society
« Reply #98 on: 22 November 2020, 08:57:14 »
Something related that I am working on:


[The Next Technological Jump]

   Every great technological jump has occurred after consolidation of knowledge from a period of extensive experimentation. Clan technology was the result of the last technological jump, in which the scattered knowledge of the Star League was brought together allowing for early Clan scientists to quickly make that massive jump. 
   The last century has seen a huge amount of experimentation as various factions tried everything to keep or create an edge. Since our retreat to the Inner Sphere we have been busy with preparing for the next technological jump by gathering, linking and disseminating data. Partly as a result of our actions there have been a growing number of hints that humanity is on the precipice of the next jump.
   The possible rise of the IlClan under the Clan Wolf alliance is the perfect tool with which the Society can trigger the technological jump. But an IlClan under the Mongrel Jade Falcons will trigger a reign of destruction not seen since the worst days of the Succession Wars. As such the Society has dedicated a lot of resources for secretly aiding Clan Wolf, however should our work go to waste then the Society will have no choice but to either retreat from the Inner Sphere or to openly attack the Falcons. The latter option being a means of last resort, as a large scale open attack did not go well for the Society last time it was tried.

I'm kind of surprised only the destruction of the Succession Wars was mentioned. Not the Pentagon Wars, the Reavings, or the Jihad.

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Re: Fan XTRO: The Society
« Reply #99 on: 22 November 2020, 09:18:29 »
I'm kind of surprised only the destruction of the Succession Wars was mentioned. Not the Pentagon Wars, the Reavings, or the Jihad.
Well the Pentagon Wars and the Reavings are not relevant as it concerns the Inner Sphere, also the Succession Wars were worse then the Jihad so that was skipped for being not severe enough.


Have you considered pushing the IS powers to launch a joint attack?

Or that a cold war suddenly going active might spur the next advance?
There has already been a century of conflict and crazy research, now it just need to the right infrastructure to bring it all together and push it past the threshold, and the IlClan would be the ideal tool.


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Re: Fan XTRO: The Society
« Reply #100 on: 22 November 2020, 10:28:27 »
Well the Pentagon Wars and the Reavings are not relevant as it concerns the Inner Sphere, also the Succession Wars were worse then the Jihad so that was skipped for being not severe enough.

I can see what you mean about the Jihad. These are Clanners though, some of which just escaped from Clan space. I would think the Pentagon Wars and Reavings would have more relevance to them than the Succession Wars.

Either way, looking forward to what you come up with.  :thumbsup:

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Re: Fan XTRO: The Society
« Reply #101 on: 24 November 2020, 03:28:33 »
You'll have to tell me the secret of getting people to keep commenting on your things :D
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Re: Fan XTRO: The Society
« Reply #102 on: 24 November 2020, 11:08:36 »
You'll have to tell me the secret of getting people to keep commenting on your things :D

Same, I mean I will write my fanfic in quiet but would like some padding

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Re: Fan XTRO: The Society
« Reply #103 on: 24 November 2020, 19:08:09 »
I think it's because has pictures involved....
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Re: Fan XTRO: The Society
« Reply #104 on: 24 November 2020, 19:40:05 »
You'll have to tell me the secret of getting people to keep commenting on your things :D
I post a lot of different stuff and only a few things get this much attention. So I think that there is mostly just a great need for Society related material among the fans, it is a real shame that we are unlikely to see more from TPTB.


I think it's because has pictures involved....
That too.  ;)
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Re: Fan XTRO: The Society
« Reply #105 on: 24 November 2020, 19:57:43 »
Will the Axion, Tachyon, and the other ASF you made for that Project Legion challenge show up?

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Re: Fan XTRO: The Society
« Reply #106 on: 25 November 2020, 13:53:07 »
Will the Axion, Tachyon, and the other ASF you made for that Project Legion challenge show up?
Those weren't actually mine designs but good work done by marauder648.
https://bg.battletech.com/forums/aerospace/design-challange-society-aerospace/msg1403422/#msg1403422


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