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Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
« Reply #1470 on: 30 November 2016, 12:27:24 »
Mhm, not sure if this is the right place to ask, but I would very much like to see an article on the Mad Cat III... all other Mad Cats are already covered, only this one is missing... and it was the first to be mentioned in the Dark Age novels, to boot!

Another one I would LOVE to see an MotW Article on is the Kodiak, for obvious reasons...  ^-^

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Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
« Reply #1471 on: 30 November 2016, 12:44:09 »
Mhm, not sure if this is the right place to ask, but I would very much like to see an article on the Mad Cat III... all other Mad Cats are already covered, only this one is missing... and it was the first to be mentioned in the Dark Age novels, to boot!

Another one I would LOVE to see an MotW Article on is the Kodiak, for obvious reasons...  ^-^

Huh. Those seem like they should be around, but you're right- both have been covered in the past, but neither in the past decade-ish (and aren't on this iteration of the forums). Surprising for sure!

In that case add me in for the Kodiak in January (since it sounds like this week is resolved) and I'll see what I can do with it.
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Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
« Reply #1472 on: 30 November 2016, 12:51:37 »
Updated for new page.

Current 'Mech Reservations (NOT schedule):

Reservations
Diplominator: Mortis
Fallen Raven: Penetrator
Geovanni Blasini: Diomede, Hyena SalvageMech
Getz: Falconer
GreekFire: (Ostroc+Ostsol), Tessen
Nightgaun7: Guillotine
ScannerError: Shen Yi
Greyhind: Brigand
Jymset: Trebuchet, Blackjack, Hornet
marauder648: Rifleman IIC
The Eagle: Battle Cobra, (Hector+Icarus?)
Empyrus: Centurion Yen-lo-Wang, Thunder+Lao Hu, Galahad+Glass Spider, Huron Warrior
JadeHellbringer: Thunder Hawk, Commando, Kodiak/Kodiak II
Caedis_Animus: Kheper
Stinger: Gallowglas
Kit deSummersville: Yeoman
Scotty: Mad Cat III?

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Current Schedule:
December 9th: Thunder Hawk by Hellbie
December 16th: Yeoman by Kit deSummersville
December 23th: Yen-lo-wang by Empyrus
December 30th: Commando by Hellbie

January 1st: Special stuff by Scotty

January ???: Kodiak/Kodiak II by Hellbie
January ??? Galahad/Glass Spider by Empyrus

Back-up: Apollo by JadeHellbringer


Current requests: Celerity, Storm Raider, Zeus-X, Razorback,
« Last Edit: 01 December 2016, 22:19:55 by Empyrus »

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Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
« Reply #1473 on: 30 November 2016, 12:53:49 »
Hellbie, you gonna write about the Kodiak only or Kodiak II too?

Also, i might claim Mad Cat III too... i need something smaller to write between two double articles.

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Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
« Reply #1474 on: 30 November 2016, 13:31:17 »
Hellbie, you gonna write about the Kodiak only or Kodiak II too?

Also, i might claim Mad Cat III too... i need something smaller to write between two double articles.

I forgot there WAS a Kodiak II. Is this shit decaf?

Might as well, there's only a couple of variants and it's using a lot of the same basic features as the original (big-ass engine, etc.), so it's more of a major variant than a different design the way things like the Loki II or Mad Cat IV are. Consider it Kodiak/Kodiak II.
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Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
« Reply #1475 on: 30 November 2016, 20:00:54 »
I think Kodiak II exists only because the art for the MWDA mini used MWIV-likeness.
Actually surprised they weren't statted as Kodiak variants (not dissimilar from PP IICs or Vulture Mark II)... perhaps some MWDA dossiers gave more info about DA kodiaks.

Speaking of Dark Age stuff, Mad Cat III is still lacking record sheet for its 2 variant, and TRO Prototypes entry is too vague for even an approximation.
Oh, well, everything else exists, once one figures there's errata for NTNU-featured variant 5.

Not sure i'll write this one though i added preliminary claim. Someone really wants it, chime in.


Also, if anyone has any articles ready and would really like to get them posted, i think we can add 'Mechs of the Mid-week. If there are interested posters, and no general objections?

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Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
« Reply #1476 on: 30 November 2016, 22:30:20 »
Note that there's not one but two versions of the Miffed Kitty in the old RS:MWDA book, lest they be forgotten (the 2 in that book being a personal favorite design)
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Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
« Reply #1477 on: 30 November 2016, 22:35:35 »
They are re-issued in 3145 NTNU as variants 4 and 5, i checked. Though 5 needed errata to fill its armor, was ton underweight as recorded in the sheet.

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Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
« Reply #1478 on: 01 December 2016, 17:28:15 »
Because i will be somewhat busy tomorrow, i'll post the Cossack a bit early.
It is Friday 16th 2nd here in half an hour anyway...
« Last Edit: 01 December 2016, 17:37:13 by Empyrus »

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Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
« Reply #1479 on: 01 December 2016, 17:32:33 »
It is Friday 16th here in half an hour anyway...

I'm late! Where did the time go?  ;)
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Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
« Reply #1480 on: 01 December 2016, 17:36:41 »
... The hell...

What the hell i was thinking?

Ugh...  I must be still messed up from waking up to nightmares. My whole day's been a mess.

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Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
« Reply #1481 on: 01 December 2016, 20:32:24 »
Galahad written. It'll be up in January at some point then.

What to write next...

I'll probably remove the Mad Cat III from my list. The Thunder/Lao Hu article is big enough, and i've got the Huron Warrior, and there are some others i may be interested in writing, like the Quickdraw and/or Grasshopper.

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Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
« Reply #1482 on: 01 December 2016, 21:12:55 »
I... miiiiiight want to do the Mad Cat III, but I have this sinking feeling it won't be ready for a while due to related articles I want to write first.
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Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
« Reply #1483 on: 01 December 2016, 21:25:47 »
I'll release the claim.

I can say what i want in the comments anyway. Which is pretty little really, now that i think of this.

EDIT That said, i added a question mark for your claim. Since you say it might take a while...
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Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
« Reply #1484 on: 01 December 2016, 22:18:35 »
OK, Scotty indicated he has something for January 1st. I'll leave it a surprise...

EDIT Hellbie, i suggest you release the Commando a day or two early. So that we have time to talk about it.
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Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
« Reply #1485 on: 01 December 2016, 22:48:52 »
Hey Hellbie, while you're reading new replies to this thread, it occurs to me that we hit 50 pages a few posts ago. :)
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Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
« Reply #1486 on: 01 December 2016, 22:51:19 »
Does that mean this schedule should be re-created in a new thread?

Should i just copy the Schedule and create a new thread or...?

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Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
« Reply #1487 on: 02 December 2016, 09:42:36 »
Working on it, stand by!
"There's a difference between the soldier and his fight,
But the warrior knows the true meaning of his life."
+Larry and his Flask, 'Blood Drunk'+

"You know, basically war is just, like, a bunch of people playing pranks on each other, but at the end they all die."

+Crow T. Robot+

 

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