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MechWarrior 5: Clans Announced
« on: 14 September 2023, 03:05:14 »
MechWarrior 5: Clans is on cover with reveal article in Nov 2023 issue of PC Gamer.

Broadsword replaces Leopard really confirms its effectively the situation of MechWarrior 2 and MechWarrior 2: Mercenaries just with the factions reversed, successor game is built upon the bones of the former with some lesson learning slight modernisation.


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Re: MechWarrior 5: Clans Announced
« Reply #1 on: 14 September 2023, 05:42:13 »
Interesting
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Re: MechWarrior 5: Clans Announced
« Reply #2 on: 14 September 2023, 08:56:53 »
I'M HYPED.

 As a diehard Clanner that STILL plays Mechwarrior 2 and Mech 2 Mercs, this is the game I've been waiting for.
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Re: MechWarrior 5: Clans Announced
« Reply #3 on: 14 September 2023, 09:25:11 »
Wonder if this means we'll be able to fight Clanners in MW5 proper now.

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Re: MechWarrior 5: Clans Announced
« Reply #4 on: 14 September 2023, 10:18:10 »
Alright!  A lot of Clanner toys to salvage! (I'm Inner Sphere all the way :P)
Is this from a physical magazine print?

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Re: MechWarrior 5: Clans Announced
« Reply #5 on: 14 September 2023, 16:20:15 »
Alright!  A lot of Clanner toys to salvage! (I'm Inner Sphere all the way :P)
Is this from a physical magazine print?

Yes issue 388, scans and leaks abound but PC Gamer are smacking down so lets opt for the safer magazine subscription site that has issue up - https://pocketmags.com/us/pc-gamer-uk-edition-magazine

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Re: MechWarrior 5: Clans Announced
« Reply #6 on: 14 September 2023, 17:03:38 »
I'm happily surprised PGI went out of their way to give us a proper Broadsword dropship!  Should've been in MWO since the Clans were introduced  :rolleyes:
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Re: MechWarrior 5: Clans Announced
« Reply #7 on: 14 September 2023, 19:02:04 »
I'm happily surprised PGI went out of their way to give us a proper Broadsword dropship!  Should've been in MWO since the Clans were introduced  :rolleyes:

Images show it has the front door for lucky member 5 where MWO only has lances...

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Re: MechWarrior 5: Clans Announced
« Reply #8 on: 14 September 2023, 19:21:42 »
I just saw the leaked story.  If it's true, that Broadsword looks fantastic!  And we start as a Smoke Jaguar?  Wooo my favorite Clan gets to be the protagonist!  Suck it Wolves and Falcons  :evil:
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Re: MechWarrior 5: Clans Announced
« Reply #9 on: 14 September 2023, 19:27:05 »
Images show it has the front door for lucky member 5 where MWO only has lances...
And the player will be number 5? It would be a nice cinematic to have one own 'Mech be dropped from the front during a combat drop.
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Re: MechWarrior 5: Clans Announced
« Reply #10 on: 14 September 2023, 19:55:33 »
Yes the leaks show you command a full Star either AI or four other humans via co-op

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Re: MechWarrior 5: Clans Announced
« Reply #11 on: 15 September 2023, 02:35:40 »
Really looking forward to this! I don't have a full Star of friends to play it with yet, but I'm eager to jump in when it releases, even if I have to play it all alone!
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Re: MechWarrior 5: Clans Announced
« Reply #12 on: 15 September 2023, 06:09:25 »
Guess PGI is scrambling due to the leak - the Steam Page is already up!

https://store.steampowered.com/app/2000890/MechWarrior_5_Clans/

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Re: MechWarrior 5: Clans Announced
« Reply #13 on: 15 September 2023, 07:21:06 »
Guess PGI is scrambling due to the leak - the Steam Page is already up!

https://store.steampowered.com/app/2000890/MechWarrior_5_Clans/

Cool!

I hope we're able to have mechanized Elementals.  The 3D models for them already exist in MWO.
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Re: MechWarrior 5: Clans Announced
« Reply #14 on: 15 September 2023, 08:36:08 »
so...if true what they are going to do? jump few years after the end of original game ended to 3050? or just drop clan mechs for salvage?
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Re: MechWarrior 5: Clans Announced
« Reply #15 on: 15 September 2023, 08:53:52 »
so...if true what they are going to do? jump few years after the end of original game ended to 3050? or just drop clan mechs for salvage?

New story - Clan Smoke Jaguar cadet graduating on cusp of the Clan Invasion

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Re: MechWarrior 5: Clans Announced
« Reply #16 on: 15 September 2023, 09:15:20 »
https://www.youtube.com/@MW5Clans - official YouTube channel, PGI desperately trying to catch up and get ahead of the leak :)

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Re: MechWarrior 5: Clans Announced
« Reply #17 on: 15 September 2023, 12:09:50 »
That is some very nostalgic imagery; straight out of MechWarrior 2: 31st Century Combat. And you know what? I'm here for it!
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Re: MechWarrior 5: Clans Announced
« Reply #18 on: 15 September 2023, 18:50:44 »
I hope there's accompanying fiction like MW5 had. The Crusader perspective is one that has been pretty neglected.
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Re: MechWarrior 5: Clans Announced
« Reply #19 on: 16 September 2023, 02:12:24 »
I hope there's accompanying fiction like MW5 had. The Crusader perspective is one that has been pretty neglected.

Hmm. Now wondering if there has been any slowness on Randall produced stuff for the Mercs Kickstarter because working on such a thing instead...

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Re: MechWarrior 5: Clans Announced
« Reply #20 on: 16 September 2023, 03:08:30 »
I hope this leads to some Clan content in Mercenaries too. Maybe something free just for buying and owning Clans.

I don't expect that it will, but I'd be happy if that did happen!

Even if not, that's fine. New game, new story, Clantech, I'm happy. :grin:
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Re: MechWarrior 5: Clans Announced
« Reply #21 on: 16 September 2023, 06:59:34 »
New story - Clan Smoke Jaguar cadet graduating on cusp of the Clan Invasion

Hopefully it follows the full invasion, defence of Huntress then released on the Inner Sphere after being captured would be a fun storyline
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Re: MechWarrior 5: Clans Announced
« Reply #22 on: 16 September 2023, 08:06:50 »
Given this is going be focus of brutal clan, if there good narrative, it should be fun.  I think one complaints about MW5, was lack of really solid story.

I wish they had gone with bigger ship, 5 mechs isn't alot room for all the spares.  I do think they'll being assigned to do Trials, but I wonder if they'll be sticking with dueling / Zellbrigen.
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Re: MechWarrior 5: Clans Announced
« Reply #23 on: 16 September 2023, 10:24:59 »
I wish they had gone with bigger ship, 5 mechs isn't alot room for all the spares.  I do think they'll being assigned to do Trials, but I wonder if they'll be sticking with dueling / Zellbrigen.

To be fair, the protagonist is going to be part of a Touman, not a small merc company.  They'll have access to plenty of equipment to load onto their Broadsword.
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Re: MechWarrior 5: Clans Announced
« Reply #24 on: 16 September 2023, 15:27:18 »
https://www.youtube.com/@MW5Clans - official YouTube channel, PGI desperately trying to catch up and get ahead of the leak :)

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Re: MechWarrior 5: Clans Announced
« Reply #25 on: 16 September 2023, 18:16:18 »
As much as I love leaks (being a fan) got to feel for companies when it happens

Yes, when this all started I was baffled that PGI hadn't thought to get more things ready ahead of the magazine release, but then Chris Lowrey was talking about The Dragon's Gambit which I totally forgot was coming in under two weeks and which we still haven't see the release trailer for yet.

So was probably start hype for next MW5: Mercs DLC, then ride that hype with a tease on MW5: Clans before the big PC Gamer reveal.

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Re: MechWarrior 5: Clans Announced
« Reply #26 on: 17 September 2023, 05:26:11 »
I wonder if they'll be sticking with dueling / Zellbrigen.
Seems unlikely. Historically, the video games have not enforced it outside of trials in which the player is alone and enemies are scripted to stay out of the fight unless fired upon, otherwise waiting their turn to fight, if they're there to fight at all. The closest the games have gotten to enforcing it outside such settings has been lancemates refusing orders to specifically attack certain named enemies in MechWarrior 4: Mercenaries, but that was not limited to the Jade Falcon characters Jeffer Roshak and Aisa Thastus, but many named Inner Sphere enemies as well; additionally, ordering them to fire at will or simply leaving them to their own devices, they would wind up attacking them regardless.

Theoretically, a full Star of human players could self-impose it as a sort of challenge run, I suppose, but I expect they would not be able to keep it up very long before it consistently and legally becomes a full melee anyway. :tongue:
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Re: MechWarrior 5: Clans Announced
« Reply #27 on: 17 September 2023, 05:39:42 »
I hope they figure out AI Zell.  I believe the Jaguars were pretty strict about it, only with Mad Dogs. Warhawks, and Dire Wolves  :grin:
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Re: MechWarrior 5: Clans Announced
« Reply #28 on: 17 September 2023, 06:32:38 »
I'M HYPED.

 As a diehard Clanner that STILL plays Mechwarrior 2 and Mech 2 Mercs, this is the game I've been waiting for.

Me too Trothkin !

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Hmmm, perhaps the "Smoke Falcon"  :evil: in my own narrative of the game lol

Yes, Elementals too, perhaps Protomechs too, if you can play it to the defence of Huntress

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Re: MechWarrior 5: Clans Announced
« Reply #29 on: 17 September 2023, 07:26:23 »
My guess would be its both Xbox and PC as Mercs currently is on both ans this is the sequel
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