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Title: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: Moonsword on 25 January 2011, 21:59:01
Okay, as you've all probably noticed by now, I've taken the liberty to arrange this one a little differently with the schedule always found in one place, the front page.  I'm also going to give a bit of an orientation.  Anything marked with "UNCLE AMARIS WANTS YOU!" is my not-terribly-subtle hint that we have a hole in the schedule that I'm hoping someone will volunteer to cover.  Don't feel completely obligated but if it's convenient, the earliest of these open slots is a great place to volunteer for.

'Mech of the Week is supposed to land on every Friday.  Sometimes life gets in the way, of course, but that's the general guideline.  If you know ahead of time that you need to reschedule, that's not an issue.  Different authors write at different speeds and to the call of different muses.  There are measures available to us if we have a last-minute schedule flop and need to get something handled.  And of course, if it's late, just get it up when it's ready.

Reservations are authorial calls on specific 'Mechs - articles that are planned but not on the schedule yet.  Outstanding Requests covers those 'Mechs that have been requested to be covered but not yet either placed on the schedule or claimed by an author.  (Authors are welcome to request someone cover a 'Mech - you don't have to write everything!)

Schedule
June 30 - Kotetsu, Atlas III

Emergency Backup: None

Reservations: Scotty, Banshee; Prince of Darkness, Tomahawk II; False Son, Violator; GreekFire, Men Shen; Moonsword, Templar III

Outstanding Requests: None
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: Kotetsu on 25 January 2011, 22:09:43
Will be posting my last one, and the one from this last weekend...

Hope they last longer...
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: Johnny 'NKH' Leyland on 25 January 2011, 23:13:10
My Griffin IIC article was pencilled in for 11th Feb.
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: wantec on 25 January 2011, 23:21:55
I'll get the Night Wolf back up tomorrow when I get access to my files.
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: ItsTehPope on 25 January 2011, 23:25:41
I can get an edited version of the Targe up in the next few days.
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: Moonsword on 25 January 2011, 23:29:24
Great.  So we're clear, I'm not trying to prod anyone there, just let people know what's missing out of the archives.

And I'm going to be reposing mine tomorrow, with the Vee of the Week articles following as I check them against RS3085U Cutting Edge.
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: wantec on 26 January 2011, 10:43:33
Night Wolf's up. Is there the same time restriction on the mech variants in RS 3085 The Cutting Edge, as for other products? Just wondering when I could get the Kuma article in line, once I finish it that is.
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: Moonsword on 26 January 2011, 10:52:41
As noted in the original thread, the moratorium is based on the TRO, not the RS volume.
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: Ghost0402 on 26 January 2011, 11:32:19
I'll be updating my old Timber Wolf MoTW so we can get a clean copy on these forums instead of relying on a backup.  I can repost the others I did if anyone is interested.
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: Moonsword on 26 January 2011, 11:35:11
Feel free.  If you're doing a major update, I'll be happy to put you on the schedule if you want to do it that way.
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: Ghost0402 on 26 January 2011, 13:01:06
Feel free.  If you're doing a major update, I'll be happy to put you on the schedule if you want to do it that way.
These were all written well before the current Update series got started, so i'll need to dig through and see what needs to be done.
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: Moonsword on 26 January 2011, 14:25:01
I'm not sure I'd characterize the Updates as a "series" - almost all of mine are done by request, for example - outside of the Vehicle of the Week articles which started back up when some hapless innocent volunteered to deal with RS3060U springing forth upon us last summer.  There was a run of them then but, ultimately, they go back to the same root problem - new variants coming out and occasionally, rules changes modify certain aspects of certain models.  (The TAG change with TW was a bit of a game-changer sometimes, for example.)
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: wantec on 26 January 2011, 14:49:44
I'm not sure I'd characterize the Updates as a "series" - almost all of mine are done by request, for example - outside of the Vehicle of the Week articles which started back up when some hapless innocent volunteered to deal with RS3060U springing forth upon us last summer.  There was a run of them then but, ultimately, they go back to the same root problem - new variants coming out and occasionally, rules changes modify certain aspects of certain models.  (The TAG change with TW was a bit of a game-changer sometimes, for example.)
Don't forget the AMS and Anti-Infantry rules changes.
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: Moonsword on 26 January 2011, 14:55:47
What was the old AMS rule, anyway?  I came into the board game right as TW hit, so I'm not really familiar with the BMR aside from the Inferno rules.
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: wantec on 26 January 2011, 15:05:16
What was the old AMS rule, anyway?  I came into the board game right as TW hit, so I'm not really familiar with the BMR aside from the Inferno rules.
Old AMS rule was that you rolled a d6 and it reduced the cluster hit by some amount (it either reduced the number of missiles that hit, or it reduced the cluster roll itself). The big thing is that whatever you rolled on that d6, is how much ammo it used, so IS mechs burned through their ammo quickly.
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: Ghost0402 on 26 January 2011, 15:12:19
I'm not sure I'd characterize the Updates as a "series" - almost all of mine are done by request, for example - outside of the Vehicle of the Week articles which started back up when some hapless innocent volunteered to deal with RS3060U springing forth upon us last summer.  There was a run of them then but, ultimately, they go back to the same root problem - new variants coming out and occasionally, rules changes modify certain aspects of certain models.  (The TAG change with TW was a bit of a game-changer sometimes, for example.)
TRO Updates.
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: Iron Mongoose on 26 January 2011, 15:15:36
What was the old AMS rule, anyway?  I came into the board game right as TW hit, so I'm not really familiar with the BMR aside from the Inferno rules.
Old AMS rule was that you rolled a d6 and it reduced the cluster hit by some amount (it either reduced the number of missiles that hit, or it reduced the cluster roll itself). The big thing is that whatever you rolled on that d6, is how much ammo it used, so IS mechs burned through their ammo quickly.

Perhaps we need to revive equipment of the week, too.  But that's the gist of it.  It make life harder on smaller launchers, since a 2 or a 3 or a 5 was liable to be wholely shot down, while a 20 would see most of its fire sneek past.  Of course, as said, an IS mech was lucky to have four shots, and a Clan mech seven or eight, leading to large ammo bins (three tons on a few Clan mechs) which are much slower to use, and render the mechs much more vulnerable than before.
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: Moonsword on 26 January 2011, 15:39:09
I'm not sure I'd characterize the Updates as a "series" - almost all of mine are done by request, for example - outside of the Vehicle of the Week articles which started back up when some hapless innocent volunteered to deal with RS3060U springing forth upon us last summer.  There was a run of them then but, ultimately, they go back to the same root problem - new variants coming out and occasionally, rules changes modify certain aspects of certain models.  (The TAG change with TW was a bit of a game-changer sometimes, for example.)
TRO Updates.

Oh, that series...
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: Kit deSummersville on 26 January 2011, 15:46:34
Please say the Flamberge is coming soon.  [drool]
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: Moonsword on 26 January 2011, 15:54:20
You'll have to ask Pope.
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: ItsTehPope on 26 January 2011, 16:15:29
Please say the Flamberge is coming soon.  [drool]

Two thirds of the way done, then two editing passes by other writers, then a review.
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: Kit deSummersville on 26 January 2011, 16:23:02
Wow, that's way more involved than my articles.  [notworthy]
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: Moonsword on 26 January 2011, 16:30:29
I usually do something similar.

Some of the little problems in the Saladin article (since fixed) are examples why.
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: Iron Mongoose on 26 January 2011, 17:10:16
Back in the day, I took more time on these, but these days I just grind them out when ever I can get the little one to have a nap.
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: wantec on 27 January 2011, 10:01:34
Two thirds of the way done, then two editing passes by other writers, then a review.
Did you notice the new variants in RS 3085 Cutting Edge?
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: ItsTehPope on 27 January 2011, 15:09:32
Did you notice the new variants in RS 3085 Cutting Edge?

Yeah.  They'll factor into an editing pass
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: wantec on 27 January 2011, 17:22:18
Cool, just wanted to make sure you knew about them just in case you had missed all of Kit's posts or you hadn't gotten the RS yet.
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: Kit deSummersville on 27 January 2011, 18:12:49
Cool, just wanted to make sure you knew about them just in case you had missed all of Kit's posts or you hadn't gotten the RS yet.

Miss all my posts? Is such a thing possible?
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: wantec on 28 January 2011, 09:20:23
Miss all my posts? Is such a thing possible?
Well, some people have learned not to believe much of what you say, so maybe they tune you out
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: Moonsword on 28 January 2011, 09:34:39
I actually enjoy his posts, personally, but maybe I'm crazy.
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: Kit deSummersville on 28 January 2011, 10:35:19
I actually enjoy his posts, personally, but maybe I'm crazy.

Neither precludes the other.  :D
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: wantec on 28 January 2011, 13:36:27
I was just looking at the schedule and I saw the Pillager on there. Did we get new variants not covered in either of these two articles?

http://www.classicbattletech.com/forumarchive/index.php/topic,43246.msg1043133.html#msg1043133
http://www.classicbattletech.com/forumarchive/index.php/topic,43250.msg1043178.html#msg1043178
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: Moonsword on 28 January 2011, 13:50:25
I was just looking at the schedule and I saw the Pillager on there. Did we get new variants not covered in either of these two articles?

http://www.classicbattletech.com/forumarchive/index.php/topic,43246.msg1043133.html#msg1043133
http://www.classicbattletech.com/forumarchive/index.php/topic,43250.msg1043178.html#msg1043178

There's a Long Tom Cannon Pillager in XTRO:Liao (which is what prompted the request from icchan over AIM).  I wasn't aware of the StarDate Pillager, although judging from the article, either it or its close cousin was slipped into RS3058 Unabridged.  If you want to do the update article, I'll be happy to change the schedule.  I haven't gotten around to doing more than arranging a few things in my head at this point.
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: wantec on 28 January 2011, 14:07:38
I forgot about the XTRO: Liao one, no problems you can do it if you'd like, I was just curious what was coming next. I've still got to finish my Kuma article.
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: Moonsword on 28 January 2011, 14:34:48
Fair enough.  Thanks for pointing out the StarDate article - I'll make sure both get appended to mine.
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: Kit deSummersville on 07 February 2011, 00:06:11
I'll throw out another request for the Men Shen.
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: Moonsword on 07 February 2011, 10:38:44
It's noted in the Outstanding Requests area now.  If no one picks it up in the next couple of weeks, I'll cover it.
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: ItsTehPope on 07 February 2011, 16:38:24
Most of my writing is currently on hold due to real life issues sadly.  I *want* to get these done, but I may not be able to start again for a few days.
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: Moonsword on 07 February 2011, 16:53:53
That's fine.
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: jymset on 07 February 2011, 18:04:42
Anyone care to have a look at the Osprey, some time?
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: Kotetsu on 07 February 2011, 19:29:10
Just a reminder that the Bombard already has made its appearance.

If you want, pencil me in for the Juggernaut on the 18th. And if no one else bites, the Paladin on the 25th.
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: Johnny 'NKH' Leyland on 15 February 2011, 23:54:16
I'll do the Men Shen if you haven't already started it Moonsword, and I'll put in for the Thunderbolt update as well.
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: ItsTehPope on 16 February 2011, 01:58:31
flamberge at 75%, can be penciled in for about three to four weeks from now pending review passes by editors.
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: Moonsword on 16 February 2011, 08:26:58
I'll do the Men Shen if you haven't already started it Moonsword, and I'll put in for the Thunderbolt update as well.

I haven't.  Outstanding Requests is where I put those articles we've had requests to do but authors haven't claimed.
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: wantec on 16 February 2011, 15:42:34
Kuma's done and I can go on 2/25 if you need someone for that day.
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: Moonsword on 16 February 2011, 15:50:18
And you're in.  Anyone want to claim spots in March?
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: Kit deSummersville on 16 February 2011, 16:08:09
The Ides of March is coming up, has anyone done the Caesar lately?
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: Moonsword on 16 February 2011, 16:12:03
Not since before TRO3050U was released, apparently.  Want me to add it to the outstanding requests list?
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: Kit deSummersville on 16 February 2011, 16:16:52
Not since before TRO3050U was released, apparently.  Want me to add it to the outstanding requests list?

Sure!
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: Moonsword on 16 February 2011, 16:21:15
Sure!

I wound up claiming it for myself but I don't know when yet.  The Pentheslea is going to get crunched out for pre-reading by my chosen editors.
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: wantec on 17 February 2011, 11:02:27
I'll take the Morrigan on a later date, if no one has claimed it.
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: faraday77 on 17 February 2011, 14:12:28
Anyone care to have a look at the Osprey, some time?

If you're going to give the article a quick once-over before I post it, Johannes, then I'm game.  8)
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: Moonsword on 17 February 2011, 14:25:27
Should I assume you want a spot on the schedule, then?
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: Demon55 on 18 February 2011, 12:57:29
Has there been an article on the Specter, if not can I do it?
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: Moonsword on 18 February 2011, 14:17:05
The Spector?  The article's fallen out of the archives, so no, there's not one.
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: Demon55 on 18 February 2011, 18:36:55
I can do the Spector in late March or early April.
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: Moonsword on 18 February 2011, 19:35:25
You're up for 25 March 2011.  I can move that around if you like.
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: Demon55 on 18 February 2011, 22:01:38
I let you know if the time needs to be changed. 
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: Johnny 'NKH' Leyland on 19 February 2011, 21:22:01
I've finished the Men Shen so that's good to post whenever.
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: Iron Mongoose on 20 February 2011, 03:30:02
I did the Spector last time, so if you need any help or any perspective, I can certenly lend my hand.  Though I still maintain that I'd like to see new articles for a new board, by and by.

As for myself, I'd love the 3/18 spot.  Maybe the Mongoose, which I never got to cover last go around.  And perhaps a time in may to do one of the new Golden Century mechs, like the supprisingly excelent Coyotl.
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: faraday77 on 20 February 2011, 05:05:16
Should I assume you want a spot on the schedule, then?

Sure, go ahead - also, I've got no preferences regarding the date.

Anyone willing to have a look at a German's bad english grammar before I embarrass everyone? Bueller?  ;D
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: jymset on 20 February 2011, 05:36:06
Yeah, your English totally sux! :D

Sorry, I missed you requesting a once-over. I'd be honoured to have a look at it, though obviously the whole German/English thing won't work... ;D
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: ItsTehPope on 20 February 2011, 12:50:59
Sure, go ahead - also, I've got no preferences regarding the date.

Anyone willing to have a look at a German's bad english grammar before I embarrass everyone? Bueller?  ;D

Sure, I'd be glad to.
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: woodearth on 20 February 2011, 20:14:41
Now that we have an article for the Penthesilea, I would like to see one for the Eyleuka too.
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: Kit deSummersville on 20 February 2011, 20:35:47
Now that we have an article for the Penthesilea, I would like to see one for the Eyleuka too.

There was one, but someone left the Stealth Armor on and now no one can find it.  ;)
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: Kotetsu on 21 February 2011, 19:04:31
Well, I would request my grandmother's birthday, but somehow I think someone out there probably has plans for April Fool's Day...

And I don't think I have a proper design to request my grandfather's... Tax Day...
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: faraday77 on 22 February 2011, 13:24:23
Yeah, your English totally sux! :D

Sorry, I missed you requesting a once-over. I'd be honoured to have a look at it, though obviously the whole German/English thing won't work... ;D

You're still better than I am with it, so... }:)

Sure, I'd be glad to.

Thanks.

So, I'm going to give the new Osprey variants a spin this week and we'll see what I can come up with afterwards. I'll send you two both a PM.
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: jymset on 22 February 2011, 16:32:32
You're still better than I am with it, so... }:)

I still remember a time when you proofed some German piece of mine. A time when I had yet to write my thesis in German. Oh man... enough of that!

Can't wait! [rockon]
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: Eldragon on 03 March 2011, 15:05:38
I have many the old "Mech of the Weeks" archived. Is there any interest in bringing them back? Either reposted one at a time as a "Retro Mech of the Week". or zipped together and available for download?
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: faraday77 on 05 March 2011, 18:19:32
*sigh* If by chance anyone that owns a copy of Lamenkov's Liability reads this and wants to help a poor fella out:

I tried to create the Osprey Lawrence in both HMPro and SSW, and I always run out of crits. I assume they dropped the Endo Steel and a bit of armour in comparison to the other models (since it would be the easiest way), is this correct?

Thanks in advance.
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: Moonsword on 05 March 2011, 18:38:49
I have many the old "Mech of the Weeks" archived. Is there any interest in bringing them back? Either reposted one at a time as a "Retro Mech of the Week". or zipped together and available for download?

The consensus among the authors is generally not to do so for a lot of the older articles.  Given that, I would let the authors themselves make the decision on their own work.
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: jymset on 10 March 2011, 07:44:03
I want to repost some of my articles, maybe with some typos edited out, etc.

I referenced CWD in some. His stuff is two crashes back and part of legendary lore. I'd say it is fair game to repost the few articles where I added on his article? (the Bushwacker and Linebacker come to mind)

Not sure what I'll do with the joint efforts done with garkhal. I'll definitely repost the Imp, where I did a huge amount of research; I may want to revamp the Ostsol/roc and the Wolverine. Cool?

I won't repost the pillager. You've linked to it very nicely, Moonsword, and indeed - let sleeping dogs lie ;)

We'll see if this gets me back into gear for my final two projected MotWs. I want to do the BJ or go bust! I'll let you know if I am unable to do the Karhu within the next months, so someone else can do that divine unit.

Thanks!

PS - what would be a good timeframe for the reposts?
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: Moonsword on 10 March 2011, 09:23:30
Post 'em when they're done would be my view.  I'm concerned about scheduling the new articles (or major updates, such as my plans to sooner or later completely rewrite the Owens article), not the reposts.
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: Kotetsu on 18 March 2011, 21:38:38
I have the Juggernaut ready for the 15th of April if you wish.
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: Moonsword on 19 March 2011, 18:10:00
Okay, you're on the schedule.
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: Demon55 on 23 March 2011, 11:18:35
Can you move the Spector article forward a bit, school work has been getting in the way.
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: faraday77 on 23 March 2011, 12:43:39
Okay, you're on the schedule.

Do we have an official schedule right now?

[BTW, the article is done, I'm just waiting for some feedback right now.]
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: Kit deSummersville on 23 March 2011, 12:51:12
Do we have an official schedule right now?

[BTW, the article is done, I'm just waiting for some feedback right now.]

See the constantly updating post #1 in this thread.  ;)
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: faraday77 on 23 March 2011, 13:14:45
See the constantly updating post #1 in this thread.  ;)

D'oh.  #P I really need some caffeine. Thanks, Kit.
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: Moonsword on 23 March 2011, 14:33:11
Yeah.  I decided to put it one place this time around so we didn't have it randomly plopped at the top of threads by my thread count, not the board default one.
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: faraday77 on 31 March 2011, 17:14:22
So...haven't heard from Pope yet, so I guess I'll take the 'Uncle Amaris' spot on the 22 or any other date an article is needed. ;)
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: Moonsword on 31 March 2011, 19:54:03
I'm still waiting on the Osprey article.
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: faraday77 on 31 March 2011, 23:40:46
I'm still waiting on the Osprey article.

The Osprey article is done since about two weeks ago and awaiting 'final approval' by Pope, so to speak.
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: ItsTehPope on 01 April 2011, 01:18:41
The Osprey article is done since about two weeks ago and awaiting 'final approval' by Pope, so to speak.

...crap.  I skimmed it but didn't realized it was waiting on final go from me.   Hang on.
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: Moonsword on 01 April 2011, 07:36:54
The Osprey article is done since about two weeks ago and awaiting 'final approval' by Pope, so to speak.

Fine, I'll put you in for the 22nd, three weeks from today.
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: faraday77 on 01 April 2011, 14:53:40
Fine, I'll put you in for the 22nd, three weeks from today.

I guess there was a misunderstanding - I was asking for the 22 because I already missed my spot for the Osprey and the next one open on the schedule was this one. ;-)
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: Kotetsu on 14 April 2011, 18:10:14
Wish to request the first week in May for the Paladin.
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: Southern Coyote on 16 April 2011, 12:24:21
Hi all!

I would really love to see a Mech of the Week covering the first omni mechs.  The Coyotl, Lupus, Wakazashi, Woodsman.  I would love to see articles like this!
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: Moonsword on 16 April 2011, 14:24:01
Hmm.  I'll go ahead and take that on since I'm already working on the Wakizashi.
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: Kit deSummersville on 16 April 2011, 23:44:49
Hi all!

I would really love to see a Mech of the Week covering the first omni mechs.  The Coyotl, Lupus, Wakazashi, Woodsman.  I would love to see articles like this!

Just to clarify things-the Wakazashi isn't an Omni.
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: Weirdo on 22 April 2011, 09:07:33
Can I request that the Bolla and Raptor II be done at some point, please?

(And if this isn't the right spot to post requests, lemme know and I'll gladly yoink the post.)
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: Moonsword on 22 April 2011, 09:21:28
Can I request that the Bolla and Raptor II be done at some point, please?

(And if this isn't the right spot to post requests, lemme know and I'll gladly yoink the post.)

This is a great place for requests to go in my opinion.  I'll pencil the Bolla into my Vehicle of the Week planning and go ahead and put the Raptor II on the 'Mech schedule.  If anyone else wants the Raptor II, please let me know - for now I'm going to go ahead and field it.
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: ItsTehPope on 22 April 2011, 12:32:39
This is a great place for requests to go in my opinion.  I'll pencil the Bolla into my Vehicle of the Week planning and go ahead and put the Raptor II on the 'Mech schedule.  If anyone else wants the Raptor II, please let me know - for now I'm going to go ahead and field it.

I'll field it if anyone wants it done in my style, but otherwise I'll leave it to Moonsword
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: Iron Mongoose on 23 April 2011, 11:33:11
I could pick it up as well.  Its been a bit since I've flexed my muscles.
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: Terrace on 24 April 2011, 22:20:26
Forgive me if someone's already suggested this, but has there been a write-up on the Dire Wolf?
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: Iron Mongoose on 25 April 2011, 00:46:42
As of yet, this board's got no Dire Wolf, nore up to now a request for it.

Many of the classicmechs like the Vindi, Enforcer, Timbi, Stormcrow, Battlemaster, etc got write ups over the many years this has been going on (is this the eighth year of this now?) though it ebbed and flowed a bit.  Some authors at some times prefering to focus on obscure mechs and pass over classics, thinking that most people knew thouse mechs so well that they didn't need indepth coverage.  Many other authors, especaly in my time and after, went after these mechs quite agressively (they were always well requested, so an author's indulgance to requests was often a factor). 

That said, the old articles are gone from these boards (though there's still an archive for the moment) and many feel that they should stay that way so as to alow new takes on the covered mechs.  I would love to see a new Dire Wolf article, for my part.
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: wantec on 25 April 2011, 11:05:24
I'll take 5/20 for the Morrigan, I think I've got that one done, just need another pass through.
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: Moonsword on 25 April 2011, 11:13:44
Outstanding request filed on the Dire Wolf and the Morrigan on the schedule.
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: wantec on 04 May 2011, 14:24:41
I'll take the Arctic Wolf, and if you want you can toss it into the schedule. I've got the original, the first Omni and the new second omni the Arctic Wolf II.
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: jymset on 08 May 2011, 16:35:29
I would want to publicly thank Kotetsu again for nailing the Paladin, and - as a confessing Solaris VII nut - request him to cover any and all other Solaris units that he feels like doing.

;)
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: Demon55 on 13 May 2011, 12:32:47
I can get the Spector article done in 2-3 weeks.
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: Iron Mongoose on 13 May 2011, 14:46:46
Looking at the main page, it looks like no one's picked up the Dire Wolf as of yet.  I've got a bit of free time comming up at the end of July, and I'd be happy to have a crack at it then.
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: ItsTehPope on 13 May 2011, 16:24:13
Looking at the main page, it looks like no one's picked up the Dire Wolf as of yet.  I've got a bit of free time comming up at the end of July, and I'd be happy to have a crack at it then.

I actually have a LOT of free time coming up this week - I can probably knock all of it out Monday/Tuesday....

hmmm..

collaborative effort?
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: Moonsword on 13 May 2011, 18:08:30
Let me know if you want an editor or just someone to bounce ideas off of.
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: Iron Mongoose on 14 May 2011, 02:07:44
I actually have a LOT of free time coming up this week - I can probably knock all of it out Monday/Tuesday....

hmmm..

collaborative effort?

Well, there are 9+3+? canon configurations (nine with letters, three named veriants where the load out is very clear, and a few mentioned in books where the load out is mainly guessed at, and maybe some that post date the MUL, or are absant from it), so there's definatly plenty to say.  Its been a while since I've worked with someone, so I'd be happy to team up for one of the biggest of the big mechs.

Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: ItsTehPope on 14 May 2011, 02:09:19
Well, there are 9+3+? canon configurations (nine with letters, three named veriants where the load out is very clear, and a few mentioned in books where the load out is mainly guessed at, and maybe some that post date the MUL, or are absant from it), so there's definatly plenty to say.  Its been a while since I've worked with someone, so I'd be happy to team up for one of the biggest of the big mechs.

Shoot me a PM with what you have in mind.
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: jymset on 18 May 2011, 11:42:16
May I request one of our more verbose contributors to cover the Turkina at great lengths? The "Talk to me" thread makes me want to read a full treatise on this bird! The original article seems to have been written in 06 and isn't easily found.
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: Iron Mongoose on 18 May 2011, 14:38:30
In theroy, I could do that one too.  I'm a sucker for top end Clan assualt mechs (something I often take heat for from my opponents, for any number of reasons).  But, if I'm to do the Dire Wolf, which I would like to be a part of very much, then it might not be right for me to try and monopolize the super-mech articles.  Though I will note that doing the Dire Wolf and Turkina close together would offer a nice contrast between two of the players in that class.
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: Moonsword on 19 May 2011, 13:04:48
May I request one of our more verbose contributors to cover the Turkina at great lengths? The "Talk to me" thread makes me want to read a full treatise on this bird! The original article seems to have been written in 06 and isn't easily found.

I can handle it and would enjoy doing so.  I've placed a reservation down but I'll be happy to move it if someone else wants a shot.

The Woodsman and Lupus will be done as a two thread double-header article on the 10th to go ahead and get them covered.  I've got time to do the writing right now.
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: Kotetsu on 19 May 2011, 21:44:02
I would want to publicly thank Kotetsu again for nailing the Paladin, and - as a confessing Solaris VII nut - request him to cover any and all other Solaris units that he feels like doing.

;)

Thanks...  8)

Well, if that is what you want... I'll put down options on the Tsunami, Onslaught, and Colossus. They can at least make some people chuckle... ;)
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: jymset on 24 May 2011, 03:46:37
You guys are awesome! [rockon]

And while at it, another request for a unit very dear to me - the Yao Lien. I'll even find out if I'm able/allowed to say something about it. :)
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: Kotetsu on 28 May 2011, 18:53:59
Well the Tsunami is ready... So pencil me in for the 17th of June.
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: Moonsword on 28 May 2011, 19:16:41
Well the Tsunami is ready... So pencil me in for the 17th of June.

Done.
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: Kotetsu on 08 June 2011, 16:44:02
The Onslaught is ready for the next open slot. Also did a write-up of the Great Turtle. The Colossus is currently being a PITA, but I'll eventually beat it into submission.

Also would like to confirm that someone did the Sasquatch. Since it seems the WoBbles made use of it, it might need a write-up if none has been done.

Finally, would like to request the No-Dachi, if it hasn't been done recently. Would at least force me to expand my library a bit (unless Catalyst is about to reprint or update TRO:3067).
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: Kit deSummersville on 08 June 2011, 17:09:22
Finally, would like to request the No-Dachi, if it hasn't been done recently. Would at least force me to expand my library a bit (unless Catalyst is about to reprint or update TRO:3067).

Well, Herb does say (http://www.classicbattletech.com/forums/index.php/topic,6307.0.html) it's in development.
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: Moonsword on 08 June 2011, 20:24:27
Well, Herb does say (http://www.classicbattletech.com/forums/index.php/topic,6307.0.html) it's in development.

They did a round of errata for it, too, plus it's the only major volume of sheets that's completely MIA in the modern lineup, so it's bound to be in the pipeline somewhere along with completing the various Unabridged volumes for missing aerospace and WiGE units and fixing the mess that is RS3039U's vehicle section and the nightmare that is redoing all of TROVA and TRO3057R from the ground up.  When any of that is coming out of the pipeline, I don't know, but they're working on it.

My sympathies to the poor fellows (or ladies) dealing with those last two items.

Also would like to confirm that someone did the Sasquatch. Since it seems the WoBbles made use of it, it might need a write-up if none has been done.

There was an article done on it by wantec back in January of 2010.  He may want to repost that.

Finally, would like to request the No-Dachi, if it hasn't been done recently. Would at least force me to expand my library a bit (unless Catalyst is about to reprint or update TRO:3067).

I'm not sure the No-Dachi ever had an article written to begin with.  If it did, it's not in the archives anymore, which isn't a safe place for it to be anyway.  To clarify, are you looking for someone to do it or are you reserving the 'Mech for your own future work?
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: wantec on 09 June 2011, 08:06:49
They did a round of errata for it, too, plus it's the only major volume of sheets that's completely MIA in the modern lineup, so it's bound to be in the pipeline somewhere along with completing the various Unabridged volumes for missing aerospace and WiGE units and fixing the mess that is RS3039U's vehicle section and the nightmare that is redoing all of TROVA and TRO3057R from the ground up.  When any of that is coming out of the pipeline, I don't know, but they're working on it.

My sympathies to the poor fellows (or ladies) dealing with those last two items.
I thought I read somewhere that a lot of the warships just weren't really compatible with the construction rules, so a lot of them had to be rebuilt by hand, and as a result TPTB were gonna reprint them to TW/SO-style sheets as they needed said ships. There's a lot of warships that were remade for the Jihad Turning Points pdf series, plus a couple in some of the other Jihad print sourcebooks and TROs 3075 and 3085.

There was an article done on it by wantec back in January of 2010.  He may want to repost that.
Thanks for the heads up, here you go: http://www.classicbattletech.com/forums/index.php/topic,6779.0.html
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: wantec on 09 June 2011, 16:45:48
I did a quick check and didn't see the Bear Cub as a MotW, I'll take that in the next available slot if it hasn't been done or claimed yet.
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: Kotetsu on 09 June 2011, 18:47:22
I'm not sure the No-Dachi ever had an article written to begin with.  If it did, it's not in the archives anymore, which isn't a safe place for it to be anyway.  To clarify, are you looking for someone to do it or are you reserving the 'Mech for your own future work?

I intended to reserve it. Still do. After all, if they mess with it (by adding more variants) when they get around to it, it can always be redone/added to.

Edit: Just a note. June has 30 days, so the Onslaught would be on the 1st of July, right?
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: Moonsword on 09 June 2011, 21:15:54
Okay, thanks for clarifying!  And no.  On BattleTech time, June has 31 days.  How you post it on a day that no calendar recognizes is your problem.

More seriously, I didn't even think about it when I did the date.
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: wantec on 13 June 2011, 10:30:04
Bear Cub article is done and ready for the next available slot.
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: Moonsword on 15 June 2011, 17:19:40
Just to toss this out there, I've seen some suggestion that driving traffic to the MUL database helps bring traffic to BattleCorps or, rather, the BattleShop.  Since that could help sales, it may be a good idea to link over there from articles the way I'm shifting mine to do.

Thoughts?
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: Kit deSummersville on 15 June 2011, 17:52:11
I like it, but I'm a slave to the cats.  ;)
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: wantec on 16 June 2011, 08:01:54
Just to toss this out there, I've seen some suggestion that driving traffic to the MUL database helps bring traffic to BattleCorps or, rather, the BattleShop.  Since that could help sales, it may be a good idea to link over there from articles the way I'm shifting mine to do.

Thoughts?
Sounds like a good idea in general, although it will help to get the rest of the faction availability updated for the homeworlds clans
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: Moonsword on 16 June 2011, 13:12:11
Sounds like a good idea in general, although it will help to get the rest of the faction availability updated for the homeworlds clans

It will, as will getting the availability for other eras up.  I figure the MUL team's working on it and the Homeworlds data may be being held until the release of the War of Reaving sourcebook.
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: august on 16 June 2011, 13:48:30
Would anyone be interested in my updating my old piece on the Marauder IIC? There have been a number of variants released since the old version and I'd enjoy doing it. No worries if not.
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: wantec on 16 June 2011, 13:50:40
It will, as will getting the availability for other eras up.  I figure the MUL team's working on it and the Homeworlds data may be being held until the release of the War of Reaving sourcebook.
the best way to do it would be to do a bunch of availability listings with one before and one after each the major wars/conflicts. So set one before the Jihad/WoR, one for after those, one for prior to the Black Out (Dark Age), etc. This way a player could build a force for any of the battles during those big conflicts, or if that player wanted to play one of the in-between battles during the "peacetime" the player would know what new designs were available and which designs that faction lost access to.


Would anyone be interested in my updating my old piece on the Marauder IIC? There have been a number of variants released since the old version and I'd enjoy doing it. No worries if not.
If you're interested in doing it go for it.
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: Kotetsu on 06 July 2011, 18:21:03
Since I have a few articles sitting around right now (products of my muse while trying to get the Colossus article written), I would like to request the next open slot for the Great Turtle. And then, maybe two weeks later the Copperhead. Also have to post the Werewolf, Spatha and the finally finished Colossus. And once my research material arrives in the mail, I'll get to work on the No-Dachi.
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: wantec on 11 July 2011, 14:40:13
I'll take the Omen and the Mad Cat Mk. II (an updated for the original and including the Enhanced version). I've got both of them part-way done so you can put me on the schedule for the future.

EDIT: Mat Cat Mk. II (and Enhanced) article is done. I'll let you know when the Omen is ready as well.
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: Moonsword on 20 July 2011, 19:09:28
I didn't realize you wanted to go on the schedule, sorry.  It doesn't need to be done if you're sure it'll be done.  Goodness knows mine aren't done when they go on there.
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: wantec on 20 July 2011, 20:23:53
Yeah that's what I meant. I figured you misunderstood, so I just wanted to let you know.
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: Moonsword on 20 July 2011, 20:25:25
You want, say, the 26th, two weeks after the Mad Cat Mk. II is up?
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: Kotetsu on 20 July 2011, 22:16:06
Put the Werewolf in for the 8/19 slot.
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: wantec on 21 July 2011, 07:48:39
You want, say, the 26th, two weeks after the Mad Cat Mk. II is up?
Yeah that sounds good. And if you're worried about the TRO:P moratorium for the Mad Cat Mk. II Enhanced, I can post it late a day on the 13th or you can switch the two slots.
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: Moonsword on 21 July 2011, 08:31:08
I didn't even think about it.  If you're fine with doing it a day late (or just redacting that part of the article until then), I'm not worried.

EDIT: So people know, what I'm waiting for on the Thunderbolt and Orion articles are the primitive variants I suspect we're going to see soonish.  Amusingly, my suspicion that the ON1-C would turn out to be a primitive 'Mech based on the description in TRO3025 may be about to be vindicated.
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: wantec on 21 July 2011, 10:35:05
I'll just hold it back a day, since I've got that one done already and it'll give me more time to work on the Omen.
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: DarkISI on 24 July 2011, 13:26:24
I'll take the Omen and the Mad Cat Mk. II (an updated for the original and including the Enhanced version). I've got both of them part-way done so you can put me on the schedule for the future.

EDIT: Mat Cat Mk. II (and Enhanced) article is done. I'll let you know when the Omen is ready as well.

Looking forward to the Mad Cat Mk. II-Enhanced article. :)
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: Demon55 on 24 July 2011, 21:22:10
When do you want me to post the Spector article?
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: Moonsword on 24 July 2011, 22:36:47
I've put you in the next slot on 9 September.
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: jymset on 08 August 2011, 04:42:15
A strange request, Moonsword: could you move your Bane article back to September 16th? That way you could fold in the XTRO: Clans version from the get-go. [notworthy]

And more constructively, I'd like to re-request the Yao Lien. :)
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: Moonsword on 08 August 2011, 11:09:23
I'd been considering it but I don't really have anything else to slot in right there unless one of the authors wants to volunteer.  I might take a stab at the Yao Lien, though.  Give me a while to think it all over.
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: ItsTehPope on 08 August 2011, 11:51:18
I'd been considering it but I don't really have anything else to slot in right there unless one of the authors wants to volunteer.  I might take a stab at the Yao Lien, though.  Give me a while to think it all over.

Where is the bane currently?  I can probably FINALLY have the Mangonel done by that point.
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: Moonsword on 08 August 2011, 12:03:08
Where is the bane currently?  I can probably FINALLY have the Mangonel done by that point.

September 2nd.
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: ItsTehPope on 08 August 2011, 12:38:46
September 2nd.

Slot the Mangonel in
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: Moonsword on 08 August 2011, 12:52:04
Okay, you're in.
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: jymset on 08 August 2011, 13:33:35
Awesomesauce, thank you very much. :)
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: Kotetsu on 10 August 2011, 16:59:00
Guess I'll request the next open slot for the Spatha. And two weeks later for the Colossus. Since they need to be posted sooner or later...

(Reason for two weeks is to allow for other possibly more popular machines to be featured.)
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: Moonsword on 10 August 2011, 17:23:56
My view on popularity for the articles is this: If they're popular enough to be featured, they're popular enough to be requested or covered by an author on their own initiative; the opposite is also true.  Besides, for me, part of the joy of this is seeing 'Mechs that aren't big names getting some attention.  It introduces them to a broader audience and gets people talking.

EDIT: Forgotten I'd noted that up above.
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: wantec on 11 August 2011, 08:55:49
Just a head's up for everyone. This week's MotW is gonna be a day late (posted on Saturday) so it will meet the moratorium for TRO:Prototypes. It's got the Mad Cat Mk. II and the new Enhanced version from TRO:P.
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: BirdofPrey on 20 August 2011, 09:31:07
Post 'em when they're done would be my view.  I'm concerned about scheduling the new articles (or major updates, such as my plans to sooner or later completely rewrite the Owens article), not the reposts.
Did you ever get around to that rewrite? i did a quick search and didn't find anything.  A pity since it would interest me.
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: Moonsword on 20 August 2011, 09:42:16
No, I haven't.  I'll toss it in the request bin.
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: BirdofPrey on 20 August 2011, 10:33:48
Thank you moons.
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: Grave on 20 August 2011, 12:44:51
I've got two questions: One, are MotW articles required to discuss solely canon variants, or can homebrews be discussed (I'm thinking specifically of Mechs with few if any existing variants, mostly rare IS models)

Second, I'd like to do a write up on the Raijin/Raijin II, and I can make that 9/30 timeslot.
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: Moonsword on 20 August 2011, 13:46:34
Exactly how far you can go in terms of proposed modifications is... sketchy.  Some discussion is one thing but an HMP/SSW readout is considered too far.  Generally, if you're doing a lot of it as opposed to a a few proposals in passing, I'd put it in a Workshop thread in the Fan Designs area.  Personally, if I'm doing it all in the article, I tend to go ahead and put it in the Workshop the same way Trace does in the fighter articles but that's my own preference, not a hard and fast rule.

You're on the schedule.
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: Billy Boy Mark III on 27 August 2011, 06:43:21
Does anyone have a copy they can repost of the old Star League Royal Varients from the last board?

And while I'm posting, is there any chance of the Reunification wars mechs being reviewed? Thanks!
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: Moonsword on 27 August 2011, 08:34:40
I'll take the Alfar, then.
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: Kotetsu on 27 August 2011, 12:50:42
I have them laying around, so what the heck... Throw the Longshot into the 10/21 slot, and the Daedalus into the next available after that.
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: Billy Boy Mark III on 27 August 2011, 14:02:00
Thanks Moonsword! Wish I'd backed up the old royal varients...
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: Slicer3025 on 31 August 2011, 03:04:03
Mind if i toss in a request for the Arbiter?  I'm tempted to start a thread on it on my own, but i know i cant do it justice.  I also want to open up the big she-bang on the whole Fuel Cell/ICE combat industrial mech thing.  If you ask me, the Arbiter was a LONG time in coming, we needed this thing years ago if you ask me!
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: Moonsword on 31 August 2011, 09:13:41
I'll cover it eventually.  At the moment, we've got over two months of schedule lined up.
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: Kit deSummersville on 31 August 2011, 10:30:17
I'll cover it eventually.  At the moment, we've got over two months of schedule lined up.

And still no Men Shen.  >:(
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: ItsTehPope on 31 August 2011, 12:18:34
And still no Men Shen.  >:(

Want me to cover it?
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: Moonsword on 31 August 2011, 12:23:53
Considering the author with the reservation hasn't logged on in six months, I'll go ahead and hand it over if you want it.
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: jymset on 31 August 2011, 13:40:30
Seeing as Moonsword's roster on p.1 is extremely up to date, I feel compelled to rererequest the Yao Lien. [whipit] / O:-)
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: ItsTehPope on 31 August 2011, 15:17:04
Throw the Men Shen on to my pile then.
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: Kotetsu on 11 September 2011, 01:59:53
Pencil me in for the No-Dachi for Veteran's Day (11/11).
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: Grave on 16 September 2011, 18:30:16
Is there a searchable archive for MotW articles? I'd like to see what has and has not been done.
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: Moonsword on 16 September 2011, 19:09:51
Other than the actual Fan Articles section of the forums, no.  The best resource for finding something like that out is Chanman's Fan Article Directory.
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: Drasius on 19 September 2011, 21:11:12
Any chance of getting the old Stalker article posted up please?
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: Iron Mongoose on 21 September 2011, 11:13:47
Hellbie's article is getting on seven years old now and while it was pretty good (he did good work) it might prove just as well to do a new one that's up to date on rules and veriants and tactics.  After all, he felt the need to update a CWD article just one year on when he did his.

If you've got a rush, 'talk to me' is always an option to solicit opinions.  Or you could always do it your self, and while that may sound like a smart ass thing to say, really and truely you learn a lot more from writing about something than you do from just reading about it, and many of my articles were done on mechs that, when I started, I didn't know squat about.
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: Drasius on 21 September 2011, 20:51:20
Fair enough. I certainly have no rush, I just really enjoy reading the MotW articles as they are always entertaining and informative. Since the Stalker is one of my favourites, I would have liked to hear all about it. In fact, I love the articles so much, I even read the FotW ones, despite never having played aerotech in my life and it has got me intruiged enough to start thinking about getting into it.

Unfortunately not only am I out of date on rules, but my writing is poor and my store of dick jokes are not extensive or varied enough to cover the death phallus with the respect it deserves, nay, commands. As such I doubt anything I write would be worthy, but if I have enough free time at work, I might try and bash something together and see if someone here could look it over.
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: Kotetsu on 22 September 2011, 18:39:47
May as well do this...

Put me in for the Hachiwara on the 18th of November. Simply so that people can compare it to its originating design the No-Dachi (which is unlikely to have disappeared into obscurity in one week).
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: ColonelCody on 12 October 2011, 16:48:44
I'd like to request the Stag, I've recently purchased the mini and can't seem to find any pics of it on Camospecs. can't even seem to find someone who knows what book it's from.
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: Moonsword on 12 October 2011, 17:27:54
It was covered back in April. (http://www.classicbattletech.com/forums/index.php/topic,4293.0.html)

The Fan Article Directory (http://www.classicbattletech.com/forums/index.php/topic,174.0.html) will help you find things that have already been covered.  If it's not linked, it was covered at one point in the past but isn't on this iteration of the forums.
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: Giovanni Blasini on 06 November 2011, 00:00:42
Put me down for the Mercury.  I can have it done for 12/2.
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: Kotetsu on 18 November 2011, 18:15:28
I guess you can pencil me in to that missing date (12/16, I think) for the Cudgel.

I also have an article on the Mantis ready, so put that around 12/30 (if 12/16 is correct).
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: Kotetsu on 20 December 2011, 20:09:30
Have a Ronin article ready for the first Friday in the new year.
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: Giovanni Blasini on 20 December 2011, 20:27:03
I wouldn't mind reserving the Wasp for the far-flung future.
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: Kotetsu on 28 December 2011, 18:44:25
I would like to reserve the Trebaruna, Helepolis, and Annihilator. That is, if someone hasn't done any of those recently...
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: Kotetsu on 29 December 2011, 18:04:10
Wish to reserve a few more mechs for articles. The Mauler, Beowulf, and Sphinx (I have to try to write up a fully Clan Mech sometime...).
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: Moonsword on 29 December 2011, 18:34:54
Are you going to cover the Beowulf IIC in the Beowulf article?  Authors sometimes fold IICs into their coverage, such as I frequently (but not always) do.
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: Kotetsu on 30 December 2011, 17:03:56
Yes. That actually was what brought that machine to my consideration.

Just like the Annihilator article will have the three Clan versions.
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: Ferrosol on 04 January 2012, 11:04:28
Would like to request the Excalibur please.
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: nckestrel on 04 January 2012, 11:41:44
Looks like the Cyclops article is lost (at least to me).  Could I request a repost/update with the new variants?
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: Kotetsu on 12 January 2012, 19:22:48
I'll reserve the 1/20 slot for the Trebaruna. In honor of my niece's birthday.
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: Moonsword on 12 January 2012, 20:37:26
Thanks.
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: Kotetsu on 23 January 2012, 19:06:12
Well... My sister gave birth to her first yesterday. Since I have this article on the Flashfire laying around, I'll post it this Friday.
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: Moonsword on 23 January 2012, 19:17:22
Thank you.  I don't have the time to write these things I used to since getting a full-time job and becoming a mod, especially with some other things going on, and trying to pull articles out at the drop of a hat like I did with the Yao Lien to plug a hole is a lot harder than it used to be.
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: Kotetsu on 23 January 2012, 20:02:14
I understand. Unfortunately, I'm running out of quick run machines to place. I'm still waiting on my copy of 3075 to arrive in the mail. And if I continue to put out Solaris designs, my Asperger's OCD element is going to kick in, and I'll need to find more heavies and assaults to write to fulfill that requirement...  :-\
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: Moonsword on 23 January 2012, 20:09:51
If you're looking to branch out a bit from the arenas once TRO3075 arrives, you might want to try your hand with the Patriot.  If you want to branch out a different way and take a look at vehicles, let me know over in the Vee of the Week thread.  I should have some more free time after this weekend to knuckle down and start in on the Thunderbolt and more extensively rewriting the Orion, but I'm still waiting on the XTRO Primitives series releases for both 'Mechs.  We know they're in the plan somewhere from the Reunification War RATs, we just don't know where.

As for the rest of you, now's a great time to pitch in if you've been considering it or have an article nearing the ready stage.  Having more authors available lets everyone have a longer lead time on article writing and gives a more diverse range of views in the authorial community.
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: Kotetsu on 30 January 2012, 17:15:17
Since it looks necessary, and I have an article ready, put me down for the 3rd. It's my brother's birthday, and the Aquagladius seems a good fit...  ;D
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: Moonsword on 10 February 2012, 13:16:19
Son of a...

Any volunteers to cover today?  Bueller...?

If not, I'll... well, I'll try think of something to cover on the drive home from work.  Maybe repost something to cover the gap or dredge the XTROs for a design.
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: Weirdo on 10 February 2012, 13:19:34
Do the Patron! :D
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: Moonsword on 10 February 2012, 13:29:38
Okay, we have one suggestion of the Patron.  Any other ideas?

Actually... y'know what, Weirdo has a great suggestion.  Plus I can start reading the background on my lunch break.  Patron it is!
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: Kotetsu on 18 February 2012, 17:58:19
Well, since I've finished the Helepolis article, put me in for next week.
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: Kit deSummersville on 23 February 2012, 15:50:31
I request the almighty...Quasit!
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: Fallen_Raven on 27 February 2012, 14:11:01
I'd like to put in a request for the Avatar.
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: ItsTehPope on 28 February 2012, 01:56:35
Dire Wolf will be ready for Friday
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: Moonsword on 28 February 2012, 13:21:39
You're on the schedule for the 9th, Your Urbieness.
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: Kotetsu on 01 March 2012, 19:00:06
Put the Annihilator in for the 23rd. Also, since i have written something on the Porcupine (it wouldn't stop bugging me), put that in for the 30th.
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: Kojak on 12 March 2012, 18:01:34
If you guys are still taking requests, I'd love to see a new one on the Wolverine.
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: Moonsword on 12 March 2012, 18:20:06
We're taking requests but my main concern at this point is finding additional active authors.
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: jymset on 12 March 2012, 18:34:46
For the last two weeks I've been mulling my old Wolverine article because I kinda wanted to see it up again. This seals the deal, I'll repost it. Unlike the other reposts, this one will see a good deal of rework, but I'll still post it outside of the schedule.

Should it become more redux than repost I'll holler and you can slot me into the schedule.

Either way, give me... another 2 weeks or so.
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: Moonsword on 12 March 2012, 18:36:50
Hmm.  I may yank the Enforcer article out and repost that on the 16th if we don't have anyone pop up.

Jymset: How's 6 April 2012?
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: jymset on 12 March 2012, 19:26:37
Sounds good. Please give me a virtual kick via mail in 1-2 weeks' time?
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: Iron Mongoose on 13 March 2012, 01:37:08
I'll probably be back to it one of these days.  But the littlist is crawling pretty well and right on the edge of walking, so either she'll be able to play on her own, or else she'll find a way to get into all sorts of trouble and I'll never have peace.
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: DarkISI on 14 March 2012, 20:11:11
So... the Avatar is done. Write me in whenever you think it is best.
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: Moonsword on 14 March 2012, 20:15:24
If you can make Friday, that would be helpful.  PM me if you want me to do an editing pass.
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: DarkISI on 16 March 2012, 20:20:52
Write me in for the Shadow Cat II at the 13th. It isn't written yet, but I will get it done till then (have some nice and strange ideas floating around in my head - and no, I will not write another auction anytime soon ;))
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: jymset on 17 March 2012, 11:59:26
Moonsword, could you please prepare a Hauptmann article ASAP in which you tell everyone why having that huge Omni powered by a Standard engine is a good, nay great idea?!

Ahem.

No seriously, that in its entirety is an actual request, if possible. I searched the fan article pages and the directory and the first post in this thread and couldn't find a Hauptmann, so I hope I haven't missed it somewhere.
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: Kotetsu on 17 March 2012, 16:34:19
I guess I'll let you put me in for the Beowulf on the 20th of April.

Barring, of course, any new variants showing up if they put out a Record Sheets: Prototypes Unabridged...
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: DarkISI on 18 March 2012, 07:14:35
Moonsword, you forgot to write Jymset and his Wolverine in for the 6th ;)
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: Kotetsu on 02 April 2012, 17:23:01
Well, guess I'm going to request the opportunity to write up a few more 'Mechs... Do tell me if someone covered any of them recently...

Falcon, Hoplite, Archer, and Shogun.
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: Moonsword on 02 April 2012, 17:30:54
The Archer's been covered recently.  (By me, actually.)  The only thing I'm aware of that it's missing is the primitive variant on the Reunification War RATs we still don't have stats for.

The others have not.  The easiest way I've found to check something like this is to use the Directory and look for an active link.
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: Kopfjager on 03 April 2012, 05:34:52
Is everyone free to write an article, or do you guys have a set team of writers already?

Because if allowed, I'd be interested in covering some of the more recent WoB gear like the celestials and the likes.
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: Moonsword on 03 April 2012, 18:04:02
I'd ask that you go on the schedule (which is a convenience both for the rest of the writers and the person managing the schedule, since it lets them avoid having holes), but beyond that courtesy, no, we don't have a set team.  In fact, I was asking for more writers to step up recently.
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: Kopfjager on 03 April 2012, 21:02:45
In that case, mind if I do the Archangel on the 27th? that date seems empty according to your schedule.
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: Kotetsu on 04 April 2012, 03:45:48
Oh... Darn... Was really hoping to be able to write up Jaime's Archer...

Well, in its place in the Heavy category (darn OCD/Asperger's/ADHD), I'll fill that request for the Black Python/Viper.
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: ItsTehPope on 04 April 2012, 19:13:25
I was shot a PM asking for the Marshall to be covered.  I'll take it unless soemone really wants it.
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: Col.Hengist on 04 April 2012, 19:41:14
Has anyone done either the Battlemaster or Penetrater? I would love to see either or both done.
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: Kit deSummersville on 04 April 2012, 20:55:31
Has anyone done either the Battlemaster or Penetrater? I would love to see either or both done.

Back on the other boards, but not on this one.
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: SCC on 07 April 2012, 04:09:26
The BattleMaster is one of two 'Mechs whose lack of a current write up I find odd
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: Kotetsu on 07 April 2012, 16:07:32
The BattleMaster is one of two 'Mechs whose lack of a current write up I find odd
What's the other?
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: Kit deSummersville on 07 April 2012, 16:19:26
What's the other?

The Quasit, obviously!

 :D
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: greatsarcasmo on 07 April 2012, 17:30:46
I'll throw my hat in to do the Panther. Just give me a bit, eh?
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: Moonsword on 07 April 2012, 17:42:15
You've got at least a month.
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: SCC on 07 April 2012, 20:20:57
What's the other?
The Mad Cat/Timber Wolf
The Beemer is this editions flagships 'Mech while the Mad Cat was last editions
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: Moonsword on 07 April 2012, 20:22:51
They were covered previously and no one's gotten around to writing a new article in this iteration of the forums yet.  Give it time.
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: Kotetsu on 07 April 2012, 23:04:40
Well... I'd be willing to try my hand at both...  O:-)

Though, do expect the Mad Cat to be slightly troubled by my friend's absolute LOATHING of that machine...
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: SCC on 08 April 2012, 02:47:03
The 'Cat took three articles last time around, it's a lot of work
Also could all articles go onto a wiki or something so next forum crash we don't lose them all?
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: Scotty on 08 April 2012, 06:07:40
The 'Cat took three articles last time around, it's a lot of work
Also could all articles go onto a wiki or something so next forum crash we don't lose them all?

I would very much appreciate this.  Although I don't particularly like sarna that much, it'd work.
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: Moonsword on 08 April 2012, 06:30:48
You'd need the authors' permission and Sarna's policies mean it wouldn't be the place to go.

More to the point, we didn't lose them all.  Several of us have pieces of the old archives and together, we've got basically the whole thing.  There was a discussion at the beginning of these forums and there was a general consensus not to mass repost.  Some authors chose to do so with their own works - Trace, myself to some degree (and I repost anything of mine I do have when it comes up on the boards), etc.  Some didn't.  As a result, I don't think a wiki is really the solution you're looking for.  Save it on your hard drive if you want to keep it.

Beyond taking that step, I'm asking you to not pursue the matter further.  There have been some stubbed toes on that in the past and it's best to just move on.
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: Iron Mongoose on 08 April 2012, 15:44:41
As Moonsword points out, every author has a difrent idea of what Mech of the Week (or whatever) means to them.  For somes, its a chance to take a look at new and underutalized mechs as a way to give them a bit of life; for others, its a chance to examine the classics, mechs every one of us knows and has used or faced at least once if we've got more than half a dozen games under out belts, to draw out that common experiance and explore what makes such mechs to popular.  For others, its just about requests.

So, when you don't see a given mech up, its not because none of the authors like that mech; quite the conterary, it may be because many of them like it very much, and feel that it will be so well known as not to need an introduction (likely the case for many authors and the Timber Wolf/Mad Cat).

It also may (in both cases at hand) simply be that some mechs offer a truely hurculean task to properly cover.  My Marauder article ran something like 5000+ words, and there were still things I found I would have liked to add in after it had been reviewed a bit (and that was before the addition of several new veriants).  Something with ten or more difrent incarnations like the Timby or Beemer would require hours of reserch, writing and review/editing (yes, despite my nortoriously bad spelling when posting on the quick, I did tend to try and check my articles as best I could). Even a fairly cursory, slapdash job would still take the better part of an hour, in my mind, if it was anything more than a cut and past from something else.  So all but the most dedicated authors are often aprehensive (and even some of them, too).

But, of course, the glory of our present system is that you can make a request and have confidance that it will be honored sooner rather than later (difrent authors in the one-author days had difrent views on requests).  And, as often as not, a request for a repost of a mech with an old article will generate one (I don't think I ever did either, so its not me, in this case).
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: Moonsword on 08 April 2012, 16:51:58
Wasn't me or I would have posted it by now.  And yeah, they do require a fair investment of time.  The Archer article is big enough I'm probably going to have to split it in two whenever the ARC-1A's stats are released since it already barely cleared the character limit.
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: jymset on 09 April 2012, 19:27:41
Just a short update: I was shockingly distracted by RL last week and whenever that happens and I return to BT, that "volunteer for CGL" nuisance rears its ugly head. So while the Wolverine MotW has been on my mind for much longer, other things pushed themself to the forefront late last week and on the weekend. On the upside, I did make headway tonight and can guarantee an ETA of tomorrow.

Many apologies, all!

Oh, and I'm totally to blame for the BAotW's many delays, too. :'(
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: Kotetsu on 09 April 2012, 22:01:02
And I was about to PM you to offer to exchange dates...  :P

Edit: After discussions, it was agreed that I would post the Beowulf now, and he takes my slot with the Wolverine.

He needed the time, and by posting this now, I can possibly avoid an unforseen delay if an Unabridged Record Sheets set comes out.
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: garhkal on 10 April 2012, 16:44:15
Outstanding Requests: Cyclops,

By chance is that outstanding request mine???
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: Demon55 on 10 April 2012, 18:29:55
Is there going to be a new article on the Phoenix Hawk?
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: Moonsword on 10 April 2012, 18:43:16
I'm sure we'll get one eventually.  'Mech of the Week covers what the authors choose to cover for the most part.  I'll toss that into the request pile for now.
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: DarkISI on 14 April 2012, 06:29:48
If I didn't miss it, the Eisenfaust is still open for an article. So I would like to take my place in line for May 4th.
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: Demon55 on 17 April 2012, 14:47:11
I would like to do the Pixie sometime over the summer.
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: jymset on 21 April 2012, 06:11:40
I just reposted the Imp instead of the Wolverine. The Imp had been the other article I'd long wanted to get active again. It's certainly my longest one, so if you substitute quantity for quality... :-[

I know it's a neverending story with me, but I'm just crushed under work and that Herb place and that perpetual writer's block. At least I get to have a jab at the MUL with this entry and I hope that even after 3.5 years it remains a reasonably enjoyable read.
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: jymset on 21 April 2012, 19:45:07
Request specifically for Moonsword: Firefly. Stat.
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: Moonsword on 21 April 2012, 20:54:25
I'll put it on the list.
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: jymset on 22 April 2012, 05:32:24
Ok, so this week I've started powering through a huge backlot of writing that I need/ed to do. Right now, I'm not failing. And I had a huge amount of fun re-editing the Imp. Which all means:


Thanks very much for keeping book and for all the patience involved!
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: Moonsword on 22 April 2012, 05:48:46
The Hornet is going to be fairly short since there's just not that many of them.  I'm looking forward to you justifying the remarks in the Imp article, anyway.
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: jymset on 22 April 2012, 05:53:47
That needs justification? Oh my, you're going to make me dig out the "old fart" persona... Well, that's a hook I guess!

But if it does need justification, then writing an article on the lovely Hornet, no matter how short, is clearly essential!  O:-)
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: wantec on 24 April 2012, 08:31:55
I can't seem to find who did the original Pariah article (I don't see it in my files and the wayback machine is failing me), but if the author doesn't want to claim it, I'd like to do a MotW on it and the Septicemia, as well as claiming articles on the Osteon and the Cephalus. As for scheduling, I would take the first open slot (after the new product waiting period) for the Pariah/Septicemia, and just take a reservation on the other two.
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: jymset on 24 April 2012, 11:44:11
Wow, I could have sworn I'd reposted that. May I do so? Alternatively, I could send you a slightly edited (but un-updated) version that you could put into your MotW article?
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: wantec on 24 April 2012, 12:43:03
Wow, I could have sworn I'd reposted that. May I do so? Alternatively, I could send you a slightly edited (but un-updated) version that you could put into your MotW article?
I didn't check every page of the fan articles (only chanman's fan article directory), but I didn't see it. I'm more than happy to let you repost it or include it in an updated article. I was planning on doing more of an in-character report for all three mechs, but what ever you want is fine with me, you got the article before and I don't want to step on anyone's toes.
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: Iron Mongoose on 24 April 2012, 16:01:40
If you guys are trying to cover the Dragoon mechs, then I'd be happy to share or repost my old Dragoon mechs overview from several years ago, which might at least provoke some intresting discussion.
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: Kotetsu on 24 April 2012, 16:41:52
Sure, go ahead. I'm only doing them because I'm one of the larger Dragoons fans in my area (small as it may be in reality).

Oh, and add me to the next available slot. Have the Sphinx ready.
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: Kopfjager on 25 April 2012, 20:20:45
Archangel is up.
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: Kopfjager on 26 April 2012, 01:34:29
If my work is satisfactory I'd like to do the Seraph on the next open slot (and reserve the rest of them celestials for future MoTWs too). ;)
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: Kojak on 26 April 2012, 01:57:25
This may be a bit of long shot, but does anyone still have any copies of my old Blakist Target of the Week articles? And if so, could you please contact me by PM?
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: wantec on 26 April 2012, 09:50:02
If my work is satisfactory I'd like to do the Seraph on the next open slot (and reserve the rest of them celestials for future MoTWs too). ;)
Back on the old boards, I and some others (Kojak and Maelwys) did articles for the Celestials. If you're interested I can pass along the articles I wrote for the Deva, Malak, and Grigori.

This may be a bit of long shot, but does anyone still have any copies of my old Blakist Target of the Week articles? And if so, could you please contact me by PM?
Sorry, I thought I had it, but I don't see it in my files yet, I will let you know if I find it. I did find a pdf I made of Iron Mongoose's original MotW article on the Celestials, titled "Mechs of the Week: Celestial Series Sextuple Edition!" It's too big of a pdf for me to attach here though.
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: Pa Weasley on 26 April 2012, 10:15:01
Not sure if this is the best place to ask but any who. Does anyone still have the old MotW article for the Nobori-nin/Huntsman? If it's not too much trouble (and I'm serious about that part) I'd love to see it reposted. Thank you much!
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: Moonsword on 26 April 2012, 18:34:19
Archangel is up.

Just a point - 'Mech of the Week is theoretically scheduled for Fridays.  Granted, we do miss schedules sometimes, but this is the first time I've seen someone put one up too early.  Not that I'm complaining!  Just letting you know.  And you're up for the 18th with the Seraph.
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: Kotetsu on 26 April 2012, 19:07:55
PLease put the Sphinx into the list in the next available slot.
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: Kopfjager on 26 April 2012, 20:32:53
Just a point - 'Mech of the Week is theoretically scheduled for Fridays.  Granted, we do miss schedules sometimes, but this is the first time I've seen someone put one up too early.  Not that I'm complaining!  Just letting you know.  And you're up for the 18th with the Seraph.

Roger that. If nobody minds, I'd like to also put a Reservation on the rest of the celestials, that is, Deva, Grigori, Preta, and Malak. Gonna do them in order from biggest to smallest. :)
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: jymset on 28 April 2012, 10:36:33
Not sure if this is the best place to ask but any who. Does anyone still have the old MotW article for the Nobori-nin/Huntsman? If it's not too much trouble (and I'm serious about that part) I'd love to see it reposted. Thank you much!

Considering this unit's entry is dated 2005+repost in Chanman's archive, I would suspect that it's an old CWD article. However, I am missing it from my own archives. Unless a newer article was written sometime down the road and is missing from the archive, I'd say it's time for a revamp.

And if so, I'd rather want to lay claim to that one myself. So please, someone refer us to a current-ish article, or put me down for the Huntsman/Nobori-nin! O0 After the Hornet.
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: Iron Mongoose on 28 April 2012, 10:45:29
I feel like it was actualy a Heblie era one, though not having it saved I still can't help.  Looks like it's due.
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: DarkISI on 05 May 2012, 16:13:24
I would like to write for the Nyx. Pencil me in for June 1st :)
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: ItsTehPope on 07 May 2012, 12:51:28
Someone pick one of mine and give it a deadline please - I need motivation.
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: wantec on 07 May 2012, 13:07:24
I can't seem to find who did the original Pariah article (I don't see it in my files and the wayback machine is failing me), but if the author doesn't want to claim it, I'd like to do a MotW on it and the Septicemia, as well as claiming articles on the Osteon and the Cephalus. As for scheduling, I would take the first open slot (after the new product waiting period) for the Pariah/Septicemia, and just take a reservation on the other two.
I'll take June 8th for the Osteon, and a reservation on the Cephalus, and jymset and I will sort out who's gonna handle the the Pariah repost/Septicemia update.

Someone pick one of mine and give it a deadline please - I need motivation.
June 15th, Eyelueka [whipit] Does that give you the motivation you need. I can always send Hellbie to motivate you
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: DarkISI on 07 May 2012, 18:35:48
Someone pick one of mine and give it a deadline please - I need motivation.

I need that, too. Would I just put my articles on the waiting list, they would probably never get done. That's why I always only chose one and give myself a deadline - immediately ;)
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: Kotetsu on 08 May 2012, 20:17:35
Whereas I try not to put myself on the list until I have written the article.

That said, I've got the Mauler done. Put me in the next slot.
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: Kopfjager on 16 May 2012, 04:46:04
Seraph up because I won;'t be around starting tomorrow. It's a couple days early. :p

Anyway, put me up with the Deva on the next available slot. :3
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: Kotetsu on 17 May 2012, 05:42:48
All right, I pinged Jymset, and he agreed to trade spaces with me. So, I'll be posting the Sphinx, and he gets next Friday's slot.

Hopefully, he'll be able to finish the Wolvie by then...  ;)
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: Moonsword on 17 May 2012, 17:15:02
He's been busy lately from my understanding.  I'll record the switch on the schedule.
Title: MoTW Request...
Post by: Zureal on 18 May 2012, 02:26:08
 The Locust :D  love the machine and love the Locust IIC even more :D i still think the original Locust IIC is the best locust ever! what do you think?
Title: Re: MoTW Request...
Post by: Matti on 18 May 2012, 14:00:21
I'd like to see articles about classic 40 tonners: Assassin, Cicada, Clint, Hermes II, Sentinel, Worthless... er... Whitworth. Even some light 'Mechs are better than that pile of trash. So I'd like to read articles that point out redeeming qualities.
Title: Re: MoTW Request...
Post by: Zureal on 18 May 2012, 17:48:32
all the machines u say, well the Locust IIC is better than all of em :D
Title: Re: MoTW Request...
Post by: Moonsword on 18 May 2012, 18:49:00
We do have schedule threads that I keep merging these request threads into.  Please quit posting individual threads about it.
Title: Re: MoTW Request...
Post by: Kit deSummersville on 18 May 2012, 19:07:08
We do have schedule threads that I keep merging these request threads into.  Please quit posting individual threads about it.

Where are you hiding this mythical thread?  :P

Put me down for the Cyclops in the next spot.
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: Kotetsu on 18 May 2012, 22:40:38
PLease put me in the next two slots for the Mauler and Falcon.
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: Kotetsu on 25 May 2012, 12:44:03
Well, I'm going to request a few more 'Mechs for my writing pleasure. Mostly because some are calling me... Horned Owl/Peregrine, Viper/Dragonfly, Timber Wolf/Mad Cat, and Battlemaster.
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: garhkal on 25 May 2012, 17:57:24
Ohh.. i would love to see a Battlemaster MOTW..
If you want any help, let me know (PM).
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: jymset on 30 May 2012, 16:19:34
Aw, crudstunk! I had absolutely no idea I was moved into this slot! I never noted anything down when Kotetsu suggested the last swap. Mea maxima culpa!

Kotetsu gave me a heads-up and even suggested another swap. I also started a quick Hornet write-up, but in the meantime, Master Arminas posted his rather cool Hellbringer article - I'd suggest that counts as a MotW, no?
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: master arminas on 30 May 2012, 16:51:45
Except mine doesn't have those cool pictures or Red font.   >:D  Or was that only the old Fighter of the Week series?

Master Arminas
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: Moonsword on 01 June 2012, 12:23:53
Okay, jymset, I've moved your article out to the 13th of July to replace the Mauler that was posted early.

Hmm.  The Sixth of June is a Wednesday, unfortunately, so it doesn't really suit Vee of the Week or 'Mech of the Week's schedules.  Hey, sillybrit, think you can post an article on the Djinn that day?
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: Weirdo on 01 June 2012, 12:25:43
I could do a WSotWhenever or DSotWhenever...the Naga II needs a writeup, or do you think folding it into an entirely new Naga article would be good?
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: Kotetsu on 01 June 2012, 13:06:30
Sorry, woke up blurry with the thought I needed to post it today...

Darn realistic dreams...
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: Moonsword on 01 June 2012, 16:51:52
I could do a WSotWhenever or DSotWhenever...the Naga II needs a writeup, or do you think folding it into an entirely new Naga article would be good?

I'd say cover them both, personally.  On the other hand, I've had at least one article bounce off the character limit for a single post, so take that as you will...
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: Weirdo on 01 June 2012, 17:04:39
Eh, it's not like there's more than two variants of the Naga yet. All else fails, I'll split the Naga II into a reply immediately after the first.
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: ANS Kamas P81 on 02 June 2012, 14:52:47
Throwing in a request for the Uziel?  There was one, but it's coming up as not available in the directory.  I admit I've started to like this little speedy pocket Warhammer
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: Scotty on 02 June 2012, 18:48:42
If there's any 'Mech I know, it's probably the Uziel.  Think I could try my hand at an article?
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: Scotty on 02 June 2012, 21:12:00
So, I got really bored and wrote it up anyway (I have a lot of free time).  Is there a slot any time soon I can post it?

EDIT: That's not already taken.
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: Moonsword on 03 June 2012, 15:36:30
Congratulations, you're up for the 20th of July.
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: Scotty on 05 June 2012, 02:56:11
Now that I've gotten over my nerve and actually written one of the damn things, you think I could put in a request to do the Summoner?
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: Moonsword on 05 June 2012, 12:58:31
I've put it down for you as a reservation.  And I should consider redoing that section to be a little more readable at some point, but I'll do that at home, not on my lunch break.

I'm currently piddling around with the Thunderbolt article, although I need to get the Merkava started.
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: Kotetsu on 08 June 2012, 16:25:40
Since I have it done, can you place the Hoplite in the line up?
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: wantec on 10 June 2012, 09:41:19
Osteon article should be up later tonight, ran into some delays with the second job, but I plan on having it up tonight.
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: Moonsword on 10 June 2012, 09:42:38
Okay.
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: Kotetsu on 11 June 2012, 19:12:42
Slap the Timber Wolf into the schedule.
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: DarkISI on 20 June 2012, 18:52:36
Are the requests for the Locust and Locust IIC for an update or a new article? (Was there an old one?)
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: Moonsword on 20 June 2012, 19:00:02
Not any time in the last five years.
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: ItsTehPope on 20 June 2012, 19:14:29
Slot the Eyelueka onto the weeek *after* GC
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: DarkISI on 20 June 2012, 19:31:24
Not any time in the last five years.

Okay. Then give me both and put them at the end of the list for two back to back articles :)
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: Kotetsu on 22 June 2012, 17:24:49
Well... Put the Shogun into that open slot for 8/17.

And slap the Horned Owl for the next open slot after.
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: Moonsword on 22 June 2012, 17:34:15
Done.  We now have almost a three month schedule buffer.
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: Alex Keller on 29 June 2012, 13:29:05
Hey guys, just want to say I love the articles and the pace they are coming out. 
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: Neufeld on 30 June 2012, 10:11:45
I am requesting a revisit of the Septicemia/Pariah - I want to see Paul's designer comments on this design.
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: wantec on 02 July 2012, 12:46:20
I am requesting a revisit of the Septicemia/Pariah - I want to see Paul's designer comments on this design.
See -
I'll take June 8th for the Osteon, and a reservation on the Cephalus, and jymset and I will sort out who's gonna handle the the Pariah repost/Septicemia update.
Still trying to get this sorted out. I have my write-up of the Pariah & Septicemia done, but I haven't heard anything from jymset on his original article and I don't have a copy of it.
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: jymset on 02 July 2012, 14:09:20
I suffered a hard drive crash. I'll try to recover it, I'll get back to you. And sorry about not doing so before, I'd lost track of this thread for a bit.
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: Moonsword on 02 July 2012, 17:28:30
Still trying to get this sorted out. I have my write-up of the Pariah & Septicemia done, but I haven't heard anything from jymset on his original article and I don't have a copy of it.

Schedule amended.
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: Kotetsu on 03 July 2012, 20:56:09
I suffered a hard drive crash. I'll try to recover it, I'll get back to you. And sorry about not doing so before, I'd lost track of this thread for a bit.

Ugh, hate those... Not to pile on, but do remember that you have a Wolverine to deal with on Friday the 13th...
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: Moonsword on 04 July 2012, 06:06:03
If I have to, I'll move the Cicada into that spot.  It's coming along very quickly.
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: Scotty on 04 July 2012, 06:13:47
I'd be happy to move my article up, if you need one.  Uziel article has been written for several weeks now.
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: Fallen_Raven on 10 July 2012, 17:28:23
I know you guys have a hefty list to work through already, but I was hoping you could toss the Thanatos on the pile. Keep up the good work!
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: ItsTehPope on 11 July 2012, 02:31:39
Add Eyeluka to the list when needed.
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: Kit deSummersville on 11 July 2012, 10:25:25
Just make sure to spell it Eyleuka. :)
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: Moonsword on 11 July 2012, 12:19:17
Pope - shoot me a PM if you want me to make an editing pass over that one.
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: Weirdo on 11 July 2012, 12:21:17
Can I request either the Fire Falcon or Hellion?
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: Moonsword on 11 July 2012, 12:26:12
I'll take on either one or both.  I'm trying to get back in the 'Mech side of the house.
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: Weirdo on 11 July 2012, 12:28:50
You lock the other door or something?
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: ItsTehPope on 11 July 2012, 17:32:53
Just make sure to spell it Eyleuka. :)

I plan on having my dog type it out every time I need to spell it.
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: Moonsword on 13 July 2012, 12:18:17
Just a note - if the Wolverine article isn't out some time this evening, I'm going to put the finishing touches on the Cicada article to cover the gap for jymset.

EDIT: jymset, I've swapped the articles out.
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: Scotty on 14 July 2012, 22:00:24
Summoner article is finished and ready to be put in the line up.

I'm a little concerned about the sheer length of it, though granted 14 configs and 4 notable pilots may contribute to that just a little bit.

I'm also concerned I might not be around the boards to post it when my turn comes up (Shipping to BCT sometime in the next few months or so), but we'll have to see how that ends up working out.
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: Moonsword on 15 July 2012, 11:02:08
If you need someone else to put it up, email me the raw source and I'll make sure it gets posted at the right time.
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: Scotty on 15 July 2012, 14:25:56
If it comes to that, sure thing.
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: Kotetsu on 15 July 2012, 22:52:19
Slap the Viper/Dragonfly and Black Python/Viper into the next two weeks available.
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: Moonsword on 16 July 2012, 12:30:45
If they're done and just waiting for a publishing date, I'd like to do something a little different if you don't mind...?

I'd like to hold those in reserve for a bit in case I need to fill a hole suddenly since I don't have anything of my own in the works that would be near enough to releasable.  We're covered through the third week of September as it stands so I'm not hurting for scheduled material and having the ability to just PM someone and yell, "Hey, post something" is handy when life decides to be annoying.
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: Kotetsu on 16 July 2012, 20:56:00
If that is your wish, then sure...

I don't like to ask for placement until I have written it. Just in case my muse decides to go on vacation... for a few months...
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: ItsTehPope on 16 July 2012, 21:01:37
Grabbing Assassin, swap it in place for Euelulaya or whatever it is
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: Kit deSummersville on 16 July 2012, 21:10:16
 :'(
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: ItsTehPope on 16 July 2012, 21:27:02
:'(

Eyleuka is getting done right afterwards, I just need to write up on something bad and it was around.
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: Kit deSummersville on 16 July 2012, 21:40:24
Whew...
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: Kojak on 19 July 2012, 01:34:37
Hey, can I put in a request for the Zeus?
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: Moonsword on 19 July 2012, 12:14:29
Request or reservation to write an article on it yourself?
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: Kotetsu on 19 July 2012, 12:37:59
Would like to request the Tarantula, Scorpion, Barghest, and Goliath. Think all of them haven't been done in a while, and well... I like quads...
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: Moonsword on 19 July 2012, 16:45:04
...same question.
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: Kojak on 19 July 2012, 19:32:07
Uh...request, I guess. Although if no one does it anytime soon I may do it myself if the mood strikes.
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: Kotetsu on 20 July 2012, 13:28:59
Um... Request for the pleasure/necessity of keeping my mind occupied by writing them...
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: DarkISI on 23 July 2012, 09:09:16
I'm a little concerned about the sheer length of it, though granted 14 configs and 4 notable pilots may contribute to that just a little bit.

Did you read my Avatar article?  O:-)
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: Scotty on 23 July 2012, 09:59:14
It occurs to me that we might have slightly differing styles, you know. :P

I finished it, but it came out to eight full pages and almost 5,000 words in GDocs. O:-)
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: DarkISI on 23 July 2012, 12:26:47
Okay, that's ~1800 words more than even the Avatar article and I was worried that one would be way too long ;)

And yeah, I figured you would use a different style. Let's face it, you have to be "slightly" crazy to write MotW articles in my style :D
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: jymset on 24 July 2012, 03:09:57
A heads-up. Pa Weasly is doing the Huntsman/Nobori-nin himself, something I'm happy to hear, as his fondness of the design was the initial impetus to claim it.

I've got the Hornet article ready (mostly) for 8/3, but would be happy to forfeit that place in order to shuffle up the schedule for all those rearing to go, or for Pa Weasly to slip in as convenient.
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: Pa Weasley on 24 July 2012, 07:27:15
I have a draft thrown together. I just need someone to give it a look over to make sure it's coherent.
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: jymset on 24 July 2012, 11:56:38
That'd be me! :D
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: jymset on 29 July 2012, 07:01:13
See - Still trying to get this sorted out. I have my write-up of the Pariah & Septicemia done, but I haven't heard anything from jymset on his original article and I don't have a copy of it.

So, my HD was finally ruled dead and unsalvageable last week. That is brutal, meaning all my own stuff, fan articles, everything is gone forever. On an upside, I had - almost by accident - backed up most my active CGL work a week before the crash. Not so my older stuff, including my long-wip Blackjack article, booh.

Anyways, I did snoop around a bit and found the "Pariah" on a mirror (http://webspace.webring.com/people/uj/jymset/MOTWpariah.html) of my long-defunct little BT page. Which completely solves the problem of that article. Feel free to copy-paste, or simply link to that page! O0
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: ItsTehPope on 29 July 2012, 08:35:23
So, my HD was finally ruled dead and unsalvageable last week. That is brutal, meaning all my own stuff, fan articles, everything is gone forever. On an upside, I had - almost by accident - backed up most my active CGL work a week before the crash. Not so my older stuff, including my long-wip Blackjack article, booh.

Anyways, I did snoop around a bit and found the "Pariah" on a mirror (http://webspace.webring.com/people/uj/jymset/MOTWpariah.html) of my long-defunct little BT page. Which completely solves the problem of that article. Feel free to copy-paste, or simply link to that page! O0

And the lesson kids is if you're going to be lazy about backups, use Dropbox.
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: greatsarcasmo on 29 July 2012, 21:42:00
And the lesson kids is if you're going to be lazy about backups, use Dropbox.
What if you're lazy and cheap? It's amazing how quickly DB fills up.
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: SCC on 29 July 2012, 23:21:59
That's where Gmail and a little imagination come in, set up multiple accounts on both
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: wantec on 30 July 2012, 10:42:22
So, my HD was finally ruled dead and unsalvageable last week. That is brutal, meaning all my own stuff, fan articles, everything is gone forever. On an upside, I had - almost by accident - backed up most my active CGL work a week before the crash. Not so my older stuff, including my long-wip Blackjack article, booh.

Anyways, I did snoop around a bit and found the "Pariah" on a mirror (http://webspace.webring.com/people/uj/jymset/MOTWpariah.html) of my long-defunct little BT page. Which completely solves the problem of that article. Feel free to copy-paste, or simply link to that page! O0
Thanks, I'll work that into my article, in which case, add me to the calender, as the rest of the article is ready.
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: Pa Weasley on 31 July 2012, 08:31:18
Nobori-nin/Huntsman is done and for an open slot.
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: Pa Weasley on 01 August 2012, 19:54:38
And that last post is why it's worth occasionally proofreading kids.  ::)
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: Kit deSummersville on 01 August 2012, 21:21:40
And that last post is why it's worth occasionally proofreading kids.  ::)

I try to, but most kids have so many typos I give up.  :D
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: wantec on 02 August 2012, 08:13:09
I try to, but most kids have so many typos I give up.  :D
You should see some of the papers my history-teaching wife had to grade. I could easily pick out the ones that were cut & pasted from somewhere online b/c the spelling, grammar, and overall writing improved so drastically.
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: ANS Kamas P81 on 08 August 2012, 17:11:54
Throwing in a request for the Mad Cat Mk III; there's the standard version, there's the (very cool) XTRO prototype, there's the (almost as cool) Eve variant, and there's the Mk III 2 for variants so it wouldn't need to be ignored for being too short.
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: DarkISI on 10 August 2012, 17:01:16
Throwing in a request for the Mad Cat Mk III; there's the standard version, there's the (very cool) XTRO prototype, there's the (almost as cool) Eve variant, and there's the Mk III 2 for variants so it wouldn't need to be ignored for being too short.

While I would be happy to get the take of the community on it, the fact that the RS for the Mad Cat III 2 has not been released makes it difficult. Also, we don't know which numbers the Dark Age variants will have, once CGL releases them (I'm always calling them Mad Cat III 3 & 4 now, but that could change).

Btw: There is no mk in the Mad Cat III, it's a plain Mad Cat III
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: Moonsword on 10 August 2012, 18:49:28
I think chanman's planning to do that one eventually but I'm not sure.
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: wantec on 11 August 2012, 15:36:29
I got jymset's stuff and the Pariah is ready
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: Scotty on 11 August 2012, 16:58:54
So, I learned recently that I'll actually be around the internet until early January, so I can handle another article if there are any that need writing.
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: wantec on 13 August 2012, 13:18:11
So, I learned recently that I'll actually be around the internet until early January, so I can handle another article if there are any that need writing.
Outstanding Requests: Quasit, Penetrator, Locust, Locust IIC, Clint, Sentinel, Whitworth, Zeus
Take your pick
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: Scotty on 13 August 2012, 13:22:44
Hmmm....

Zeus sounds like fun. :D
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: Scotty on 17 August 2012, 23:25:02
You know, it just occurred to me that both of the emergency backup articles are written by the same person.  What happens if he's the one to go missing for a few days? ???
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: Kit deSummersville on 17 August 2012, 23:27:47
I'm sure we could survive a week off in such an unlikely occurrence. If not, I can throw together one about the Hogarth OmniMech.
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: Moonsword on 18 August 2012, 06:43:36
Or I panic, haul something out of my archives, clean it off desperately, and repost it in a hurry.
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: Scotty on 18 August 2012, 11:39:13
In lieu of that, I have a Fafnir article just laying around that I didn't intend to post here, but can't seem to find any reference to except the archive list. :P
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: SCC on 19 August 2012, 04:23:18
I'm sure we could survive a week off in such an unlikely occurrence. If not, I can throw together one about the Hogarth OmniMech.
Kit, is that from that XTRO you finished last year? Because neither the MUL or Sarna say there is such a 'Mech
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: Kit deSummersville on 19 August 2012, 07:58:17
Kit, is that from that XTRO you finished last year?

Nope, Turning Point: St. Ives.
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: Kotetsu on 21 August 2012, 20:31:11
Sorry... Suffered a bout of computer-itis. Trying to get/beat a game and realizing that when you wake up its too late to run down to the wifi hot spots...
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: jymset on 25 August 2012, 06:16:18
By virtue of being spectacularly unhelpful: may I request the Night Gyr, please?
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: Moonsword on 25 August 2012, 06:24:36
...yeah, I'd like to tackle that one, but it may be a bit.
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: ANS Kamas P81 on 25 August 2012, 06:27:55
And slot a request for the Dola in somewhere; I would like to know more about this nifty little ninja.
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: Pa Weasley on 01 September 2012, 11:07:40
Since the old one has fallen off the archives, is there an issue with requesting a slot of a Nova Cat article I've recently wrapped up?
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: Kotetsu on 03 September 2012, 13:31:55
Hmmm... Two things.

One, I've completed the write-up on the BattleMaster, so slot it where you wish.

Two... when exactly am I supposed to post a back-up article? Seems to me I wait a bit long (and based on my last slot, need to)...
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: Col.Hengist on 03 September 2012, 13:48:40
 Can not wait to see the one about he Battlemaster!
 
  and the Penetrater actually.
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: Moonsword on 03 September 2012, 14:14:33
If it's not up by Sunday, I think.
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: Kotetsu on 03 September 2012, 14:17:15
In that case... I'll try to get it up tomorrow... The Viper one.

My battery just started blinking...  :(
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: Moonsword on 03 September 2012, 14:33:54
Sure thing.
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: wantec on 04 September 2012, 17:04:26
I got jymset's stuff and the Pariah is ready
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: DarkISI on 04 September 2012, 18:49:06
Guys, I screwed up with the Locusts... can someone jump in? Haven't had a chance to get the articles done and right now I'm not sure I will get the other one done for this week...


Sorry :(
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: Moonsword on 04 September 2012, 19:05:30
Situations like this are why I put those two articles on reserve.  Kotetsu, you up for it?
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: Kotetsu on 04 September 2012, 20:29:53
On it.
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: Moonsword on 05 September 2012, 17:17:02
Thank you sir.
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: Kotetsu on 13 September 2012, 15:16:53
Since I will likely not be around tomorrow, and Saturday is iffy, I'm going to post the Horned Owl now.
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: Kotetsu on 17 September 2012, 03:30:10
Got the Tarantula done. If you wish to put it on standby, go for it.
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: Scotty on 21 September 2012, 01:21:18
Summoner article is up.
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: Trajan Helmer on 27 September 2012, 04:45:09
I would like to try my hand at writing the Quasit MilitiaMech article.
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: Pa Weasley on 07 October 2012, 17:52:22
Anyone mind if I put in a reservation for the Shadow Cat?
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: garhkal on 08 October 2012, 01:49:04
That's where Gmail and a little imagination come in, set up multiple accounts on both

Yup.  Finish an article up, email it to yourself, so if your HD crashes, you can just download it from the email.

Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: Scotty on 08 October 2012, 02:12:23
Or just use the free Drive space you get from having a Gmail account.  Easier to use and even harder to misplace than an email to yourself.
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: Kotetsu on 08 October 2012, 18:26:02
Feel free to place the Scorpion in the emergency file.
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: worktroll on 17 October 2012, 01:57:04
Any chance of getting someone to cover the Dig Lord/Deep Lord series? I can't help it, they look so nice I can't help but love them ;)
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: Kotetsu on 17 October 2012, 03:46:47
Never heard of those... What book are they from?
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: Weirdo on 17 October 2012, 09:41:36
Dig Lord first appeared in TRO: Vehicle Annex, then against in DATP: Vega along with an armed variant. Deep Lord was first in an XTRO, I think Periphery, and then a refined version is in TRO: Prototypes. While technically a civilian unit, the original is one of my favorite things to sneak into a force. People ignore the 'puny' IndustrialMech, but then there's the screaming and the greasing, the burning and everyone's on acid and can't see becuase Zoidberg got ink in their eyes, and then sombody's gotten their hand lopped off and the Dig Lord of the Sith is the father...
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: Kotetsu on 17 October 2012, 10:22:56
That wouldn't work in our group. As an Industrial 'Mech, it would be an "easy" target. And with our kill ratio being one of the victory points...
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: Weirdo on 17 October 2012, 10:28:06
I'd try running it before you assume it to be an easy kill... 8)

...but that's a discussion for another thread.
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: Fallen_Raven on 17 October 2012, 12:38:23
I'd like to request the Rakshasa.
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: Scotty on 17 October 2012, 19:55:40
A question about articles in general:

Could we group together articles into a single stickied thread, organized by some metric (unit type, date of posting, preferably in that order) so that it's easier to find old articles and figure out what units have been covered already?  It'd also be nice to have a link to all of those articles in one place instead of having to search through the board to find them.
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: Moonsword on 17 October 2012, 20:30:18
You mean like chanman's been doing for a couple of board incarnations now?

http://bg.battletech.com/forums/index.php/topic,174.0.html
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: Scotty on 17 October 2012, 21:41:27
Welp, that'll teach me to read more thoroughly next time. #P
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: Pa Weasley on 20 October 2012, 23:44:25
I have the Shadow Cat essentially done and available for next week if need be.
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: Kotetsu on 29 October 2012, 12:22:46
Since no one has put in for this week, slot the Tarantula there.
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: morgulknight on 05 November 2012, 16:14:54
  I'd like to request the Shadow Hawk and Griffin if those aren't already in the queue...

  (Apologies if these have already been requested; I don't have time to read the whole thread)
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: Moonsword on 05 November 2012, 18:05:49
The Shadow Hawk (http://bg.battletech.com/forums/index.php/topic,575.0.html) was done some time back but I don't know how up to date the article is.
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: morgulknight on 05 November 2012, 20:33:13
  Oh, didn't see that one.  Thanks.
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: Kotetsu on 08 November 2012, 15:10:16
Put the Scorpion in on the 23rd. Think that's Thanksgiving weekend, so should be able to post then.

Also, add the Barghest to the reserve file.

And finally, reserve the Stinger, Dervish, Rakshasa and Atlas for me. As far as I can tell none of those have been done recently...
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: iamfanboy on 11 November 2012, 15:32:21
The Whitworth article is done and dusted, if y'all wanna look it over first.
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: cold1 on 28 November 2012, 14:58:05
I'd like to give an article a shot.  Since 3067u is out has anyone called dibs on the Scylla?
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: Kit deSummersville on 28 November 2012, 15:28:22
There is a moratorium on 3067u stuff....
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: cold1 on 28 November 2012, 17:29:28
There is a moratorium on 3067u stuff....

6 weeks correct?

I was aware of that, sorry I did not make that clear.  I would not post until after the moratorium expires.
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: Moonsword on 28 November 2012, 18:30:13
There is a moratorium on 3067u stuff....

The last time I checked with the developers, record sheet volumes are not covered by the moratorium policy.  I'll check again.

I'd like to give an article a shot.  Since 3067u is out has anyone called dibs on the Scylla?

Since it's not in the reservations list I maintain on the front page of this thread, I'm going to go with "no".
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: cold1 on 28 November 2012, 19:00:35
I'm about a week out from being able to start anyway.  Put me down for it and I'll wait until we have a final answer on the moratorium. 
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: Kotetsu on 29 November 2012, 18:11:35
I was about to tell you to put the Barghest in for this week, so good job reading my mind... (God help you  ;D)

Anyway, put the Goliath in the reserve list.
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: Moonsword on 29 November 2012, 18:44:09
You've already got the Goliath reserved.
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: Kotetsu on 29 November 2012, 20:09:29
Um... I think I meant the emergency slot...
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: Scotty on 29 November 2012, 20:21:35
I think I'll have to relinquish my hold on the Zeus.  Better than even chance I leave for Basic before I find the time and motivation to complete it.
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: Kit deSummersville on 29 November 2012, 20:24:31
Oh, throw me down for the Zeus then.
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: Kit deSummersville on 30 November 2012, 18:23:17
And now that the Akuma is cool, I request that.
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: Moonsword on 05 December 2012, 17:59:09
RS3067U is not under a moratorium.  However, the next open slot on the schedule is the 28th.
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: cold1 on 05 December 2012, 22:19:07
RS3067U is not under a moratorium.  However, the next open slot on the schedule is the 28th.

Well since the 26th and 27th I'm off work and the wife is working and the little man is going to the sitter... put me down for the Scylla for the 28th.
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: Kit deSummersville on 06 December 2012, 09:52:47
RS3067U is not under a moratorium.  However, the next open slot on the schedule is the 28th.

I request that someone other than me do the Akuma, that is.
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: master arminas on 12 December 2012, 00:26:20
EDIT:  Never mind.  My schedule is already pretty full for the next few weeks.

MA
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: cold1 on 29 December 2012, 21:17:34
I enjoyed doing the first one and I'd like to do another.  Can I grab the Night Gyr off the request list? 
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: Moonsword on 06 January 2013, 10:41:22
Whoops, forgot about the article.  I'll have it up today.  Sorry about that.
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: marauder648 on 06 January 2013, 23:37:00
I'd like to request the Berserker if at all possible.
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: Moonsword on 07 January 2013, 18:08:18
Guys, anyone able to handle this week?
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: Kotetsu on 07 January 2013, 19:00:35
Well, I can't pass this up...

First, pencil me in for this week. I've been trying to get the Stinger done, and this is as good a motivation as any.

Second, please remove the Shogun and Horned Owl from my pending list. They have already entered circulation  ;)

Third, add the Dola, Sentinel, Dragon, and Berserker to my to-be-completed list. Can't really pass on the big lug...
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: Moonsword on 07 January 2013, 19:01:58
I was actually considering the Dola, personally, but you can have it.
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: Kotetsu on 07 January 2013, 19:04:56
Biggest problem with the Dola is waiting for the record sheets... Specifically of the second variant. Something had to give, and I'm not sure I made the right choice when I entered it into HMP...
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: Moonsword on 07 January 2013, 19:12:49
I'd just flag it as an unknown, list your guess (and make it clear that's all it is), and move on the way I did with a couple of Sarissa variants.
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: Kit deSummersville on 07 January 2013, 19:24:48
Or drop MadCap a line for the inside scoop.
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: DarkISI on 08 January 2013, 05:58:39
Well, I can't pass this up...

First, pencil me in for this week. I've been trying to get the Stinger done, and this is as good a motivation as any.

Will your Stinger article also cover the IIC? If yes, tell me should you need any help with it.
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: Fallen_Raven on 08 January 2013, 19:45:02
I think I'll try my hand at one of these and attempt the Penetrator.
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: ANS Kamas P81 on 09 January 2013, 04:07:55
Or drop MadCap a line for the inside scoop.
I did a while back.  He said Heavy Ferro was the solution, and it worked perfectly for me.
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: Kotetsu on 09 January 2013, 17:14:28
Will your Stinger article also cover the IIC? If yes, tell me should you need any help with it.

Plotting to cover the IIC variants. Since the heat sinks covered by the engines don't change between variants, it seems simple.

I did a while back.  He said Heavy Ferro was the solution, and it worked perfectly for me.

Thanks. My solution was to maintain standard ferro, which doesn't help the armor situation...
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: DarkISI on 10 January 2013, 13:55:14
Plotting to cover the IIC variants. Since the heat sinks covered by the engines don't change between variants, it seems simple.

Yeah, it is. Didn't want to change too much for the variant because I didn't see the Ravens putting too much time and resources into a variant that was mainly meant for freeborn warriors.
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: Giovanni Blasini on 12 January 2013, 11:59:13
With the Stinger up this week, shall I do the Wasp for next week?
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: Moonsword on 12 January 2013, 12:03:19
If you can, it would definitely be appropriate.  Great to see you around again, Gio.
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: Giovanni Blasini on 12 January 2013, 13:34:10
MWO hath rekindled my interest in all things 'Mech-y.

What day do you need it by?
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: Moonsword on 12 January 2013, 13:57:17
Friday is fine.  If you want me to read through it first, I'll need it by around noon Pacific time Thursday to have time to look it over.
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: cold1 on 15 January 2013, 21:46:35
I'll have the Night Gyr ready for the 25th
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: master arminas on 17 January 2013, 00:11:46
Moonsword, I have completed an article on the Stalker if you want it.  Ready to go at any time.  Just give me the word and I will post it.

Master Arminas
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: Moonsword on 17 January 2013, 12:48:40
You're going into the next open slot on the schedule, then.
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: master arminas on 08 February 2013, 23:26:16
Never mind.  Ignore this post.  My schedule just changed.

MA
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: cold1 on 11 February 2013, 15:17:00
I'd like to reserve a few: Kingfisher, Hellfire, and Burrock

Should be able to spit out one/month
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: cold1 on 14 February 2013, 22:06:03
Burrock is up for this week, tell Uncle Amaris to stand down
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: Moonsword on 04 March 2013, 14:37:56
Does anyone have anything they can post?
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: SCC on 19 March 2013, 22:54:28
With the current drought of articles and the C3 thread in ground combat could I request an article on making/using C3 forces? I'd be especially interested in anything any body has to say about the first round of C3 networks, those built from the units in TRO:3050 and how games with them were balanced
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: Kit deSummersville on 20 March 2013, 09:17:35
Go for it! Any idea of when you'll be done with it?
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: SCC on 20 March 2013, 18:33:04
Kit, I was suggesting that someone else write it, unfortunately I haven't been interested in the game long enough to give good advice in that regard and definitely not on the first gen C3 when it came out
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: Moonsword on 20 March 2013, 18:37:34
Since nothing in the original TRO3050 has C3, that's going to be a very short article.
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: Kotetsu on 20 March 2013, 18:42:26
I think there was one Cyclops variant with a Master... but I can't remember any Slave units...
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: SCC on 20 March 2013, 19:21:06
The original TRO:3050 introduced C3 so there would have been units using it in it.

Cyclops CP-11-C, Hatamoto-Hi HTM-CM and Atlas AS7-CM are all C3M units in 3050U with intro-dates between of 3052 or earlier which means they date back to the original TRO:3050 I believe.

There also 9 slave equipped units in the same boat.

And for laughs, a search for just C3 units in that boat also yields the Annihilator ANH-1A
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: Jimmyray73 on 21 March 2013, 10:51:34
I know the update (which I should get one of these days) added units with C3 but I remember the original (and the revision that chucked the unseen) having a frustrating lack of C3 designs. I only remember seeing a sentence or two under "variants" for the Cyclops mentioning a C3 Master as a common re-fit but not giving any stats to work with.  The first canon entry for a C3 master unit I remember seeing was the Naginata in TRO 3055.
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: Moonsword on 21 March 2013, 12:18:17
Cyclops CP-11-C, Hatamoto-Hi HTM-CM and Atlas AS7-CM are all C3M units in 3050U with intro-dates between of 3052 or earlier which means they date back to the original TRO:3050 I believe.

No, it doesn't mean it dates back to TRO3050.  The only one in that list that was in TRO3050 is the Cyclops.  I'll admit that one was an error.  The other two are both from RS3060.

There also 9 slave equipped units in the same boat.

They're all from RS3060.

I know the update (which I should get one of these days) added units with C3 but I remember the original (and the revision that chucked the unseen) having a frustrating lack of C3 designs. I only remember seeing a sentence or two under "variants" for the Cyclops mentioning a C3 Master as a common re-fit but not giving any stats to work with.  The first canon entry for a C3 master unit I remember seeing was the Naginata in TRO 3055.

The Cyclops did have one - I forgot about it - but the lack of those units is probably one reason there were a whole pile of them added in RS3060.  The MUL Team later backdated them to the 3050-3052 time period based on the evidence.

In any case, we're getting rather far afield here.  I'm going to start pestering authors and see what I can do about getting something up Saturday (Friday is possible but unlikely) for this week.
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: SCC on 21 March 2013, 19:29:26
So the CP-11-C was the only C3 unit in 3050? How did people use C3 networks then? Sounds like an article would be even more interesting.

So the PNT-C originally came out in 3060? Man that's just bad, I'd expected the OOC designers to be better at that point (Firing your 'Mechs main weapon shouldn't automatically result in an overheat at that point)
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: Moonsword on 21 March 2013, 20:03:50
It might very well be.  Go write it and quit cluttering up the scheduling thread like I already asked, please.
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: Kotetsu on 05 April 2013, 15:22:24
Slapping the Dervish onto the forums. Hope no one minds.

Also, I intend to finish the Dragon for next week (12th), and the Berserker for the 19th.
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: Moonsword on 06 April 2013, 18:35:56
Thank you very much.  I'll try to have something of my own ready for the 26th.
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: Kotetsu on 28 April 2013, 19:12:27
Okay, first I would like to reserve/request the opportunity to write-up the following machines: Gurkha, Crab, Toyama and Mackie. I didn't see any of them on the already reserved or done-on-this-board lists, so if I am wrong please inform me.

Second, I intend to write-up the Dola for this coming Friday.
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: Moonsword on 29 April 2013, 17:22:44
The Mackie article is still up to date - no more have been released since I wrote it, it just never got reposted.  I'll take care of that.  The other three are yours as far as I know.
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: Kotetsu on 29 April 2013, 18:26:44
Okay... How about the Crocket/Katana? (Not sure if those should be seperate or one article.)
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: Moonsword on 30 April 2013, 06:29:10
Personally, I'd do the Crockett, then follow up with the Katana the next week.  It's not like we're hurting for slots to put articles into.
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: Kotetsu on 04 May 2013, 18:20:17
That is true... Okay, then I request the privilege of writing up the Hitman and the twin Flames (Blue and White). May as well try and pump these out for all your reading pleasure...
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: Kit deSummersville on 09 May 2013, 16:30:10
Can you squeeze the Zeus in the schedule somewhere?
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: Kotetsu on 10 May 2013, 12:44:43
Posting the Gurkha now. Next week would be good for the Zeus, I think. Might give me time to formulate my next batch...  }:)
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: worktroll on 05 June 2013, 00:16:33
Question, it appears there's never been an MoTW article on the Vanquisher. Am I correct, and if so, could I give it a go?
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: Moonsword on 05 June 2013, 11:45:40
Absolutely!
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: Scotty on 18 June 2013, 23:28:29
I am finally back from training, and can begin to contribute once again!  Is there anything that needs doing right now?
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: Kotetsu on 28 June 2013, 12:34:14
Posted an article on the Blue Flame. Plan to do one on the White Flame for next week.

Sorry for abruptness, it's a bit warm here today...
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: Pa Weasley on 08 July 2013, 13:12:24
I should hopefully have one ready for the next available slot.
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: worktroll on 16 July 2013, 22:57:23
I've got my virgin Vanquisher MotW article ready for ritual humiliation  O0
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: Pa Weasley on 25 July 2013, 22:00:52
I sadly wont have something ready by tomorrow, but next week is all but certain.
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: Moonsword on 26 July 2013, 18:13:42
Well, I've released something today, even if it's not a Mech of the Week article.
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: Pa Weasley on 05 August 2013, 13:16:17
I'd like to humbly request this weeks slot.
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: Moonsword on 05 August 2013, 18:12:43
Go for it.
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: Scotty on 12 August 2013, 13:45:09
I would like to request the Hellbringer.  I realize there's an archived write up somewhere, but the Clan TRO that just came out has me all fired up for one of my favorite heavies.
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: wantec on 12 August 2013, 13:48:16
I would like to request the Hellbringer.  I realize there's an archived write up somewhere, but the Clan TRO that just came out has me all fired up for one of my favorite heavies.
Were you gonna do both versions? Just the old one? Just the new one? Just remember the moratorium if you're doing the new one.
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: Scotty on 12 August 2013, 14:22:42
Just the old one.  The 3145 MotW articles have all, so far, been written by members of the staff and/or those who helped design them.  I am neither with regards to either of the new Hellbringer or Summoner.  I would love to write them up when the moratorium is over, but for now it's not really on my list.

I usually have my articles ready the same week, or at longest the next week, when I want to really pump it out.  The Summoner article I posted only took me six hours.  :D
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: Pa Weasley on 12 August 2013, 15:12:29
D'oh, looks like I was only a few hours late to request a spot for this week. ;D I'll take the one after Scotty.
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: Moonsword on 12 August 2013, 17:36:38
Hmm.

Supposing I give it to both of you, do we have someone for next week?
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: Scotty on 12 August 2013, 17:59:24
You mean, do a collab article, instead of I take this week, and Pa takes next week? ???
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: Moonsword on 12 August 2013, 18:25:06
Nope.  You both post your own articles on Friday.
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: Scotty on 12 August 2013, 18:26:08
Huh.  Or that.  Won't be a problem on this end.

EDIT: Definitely won't.  Article is finished, and ready to post Friday.
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: Kotetsu on 23 August 2013, 02:31:01
Dropping something I wrote up within the next few minutes. Hope no one minds...
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: Pa Weasley on 04 September 2013, 12:32:39
Requesting to hang my shingle for the slot on Friday the 13th.
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: Giovanni Blasini on 07 September 2013, 20:26:41
I'm trying to remember: did the Mercury get done?
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: Moonsword on 07 September 2013, 20:47:40
Hey, Gio, good to see you around!

And no, not as far as I can tell.
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: Giovanni Blasini on 07 September 2013, 21:53:44
Ok, have one mostly written. Let me know when you want it.
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: Kit deSummersville on 07 September 2013, 22:09:55
Should we shake loose some of those ones that have been 'claimed' for a while now?
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: Moonsword on 07 September 2013, 22:22:51
Probably.
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: DarkISI on 13 September 2013, 06:42:56
Take my Locusts. I would like to do them, but currently I don't see it happening. :(
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: Kotetsu on 18 October 2013, 17:06:52
Crockett up and ready to be dissected...
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: chanman on 23 October 2013, 09:29:06
I've got a refurbished Ryoken II article ready to go up. When's a good time?
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: Moonsword on 23 October 2013, 12:11:09
This Friday, I guess?  I've been out of the loop in here lately.
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: Kotetsu on 23 October 2013, 16:01:34
Well, I do have the follow-up to the Crockett, the Katana ready for Friday, so...
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: chanman on 02 November 2013, 21:57:15
Post the Ryoken now?
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: Giovanni Blasini on 02 November 2013, 23:12:52
Turns out I already did the Mercury, so if nobody else has something...sure!
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: Pa Weasley on 15 November 2013, 10:10:01
I'd like to request next week's slot for a requested Avalanche article. Perhaps a deadline will encourage me to get it out the door.
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: Pa Weasley on 25 November 2013, 11:42:17
Making a slot request for the distant FUTURE ... future ... future. Should hopefully have a requested Warwolf article done for December 6th.
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: Kotetsu on 11 January 2014, 14:17:34
Well inspiration struck me for a brief instant, so I have a Locust article that can be placed anytime.

Unfortunately, inspiration left me before the subject of the IIc could come up...
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: Hellraiser on 12 January 2014, 11:29:36
Hello,  I'm not sure if this is the right place to ask, but here goes.

Where to I find the old Articles ?
I saw in the list that there was a GrassHopper article done in 2004 & again in 2010.
But this board only goes back to 2011 in looks like.

I'm wondering if anyone has covered the 4R model I found on the MUL.
Looks like its an SLDF original prototype model from the Amaris War ?

Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: Moonsword on 13 January 2014, 17:37:11
You need to ask the original authors to repost them.

In this case, no, the Grasshopper GHR-4R wasn't covered.  It's listed on the old MUL beta name list but there's no stats for it anywhere that I know of and the variant designation was invented by the MUL Team for the reference on page 150 of TRO3039.  I didn't mention it by name (didn't even know about the designation) but the fact that the 5H didn't match the prototype variant, whatever it was, was touched on at one point.

I can repost the original article if you want.
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: Scotty on 14 January 2014, 22:26:01
Can I put in a request to cover the Gùn?  I'm starting to really appreciate the little bugger, and writing an article is the best way to figure out all the ins and outs.
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: Hellraiser on 14 January 2014, 23:00:18
You need to ask the original authors to repost them.

In this case, no, the Grasshopper GHR-4R wasn't covered.  It's listed on the old MUL beta name list but there's no stats for it anywhere that I know of and the variant designation was invented by the MUL Team for the reference on page 150 of TRO3039.  I didn't mention it by name (didn't even know about the designation) but the fact that the 5H didn't match the prototype variant, whatever it was, was touched on at one point.

I can repost the original article if you want.

Thanks Moonsword, no, if the info isn't there its not necessary.  Just went looking & couldn't find anything.
Was just curious what that unit was, says it had stealth systems originally, sounds like maybe it was something with ECM &/or maybe NullSig/ChameleonLP, possibly DHS too just to cancel the heat issues if I had to guess.
I like the 4R designator that you guys came up with btw, it matches the trends.
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: Moonsword on 15 January 2014, 13:50:28
Can I put in a request to cover the Gùn?  I'm starting to really appreciate the little bugger, and writing an article is the best way to figure out all the ins and outs.

Sure, go ahead.  I need to scrape the caked on dust off the front page of the thread sometime.

And shoot me a PM if you've got any questions on what I was thinking at the time I designed it.
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: wantec on 15 January 2014, 17:14:56
Sure, go ahead.  I need to scrape the caked on dust off the front page of the thread sometime.

And shoot me a PM if you've got any questions on what I was thinking at the time I designed it.
Or me if you've got any questions on the TRO write-up
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: Moonsword on 15 January 2014, 18:09:27
Or me if you've got any questions on the TRO write-up

Oh, so you're the one I need to beat up for ruining it all... >:/!

Seriously, though, that was a great job representing my baby.  Of the four units I designed in the various TRO3145 volumes and the others for NTNU, I think the Gun might just be my favorite.
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: Scotty on 15 January 2014, 20:42:10
Gùn article written, please put it in the queue. :)
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: Moonsword on 16 January 2014, 05:28:12
You're the next up, so this Friday I guess?
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: Pa Weasley on 16 January 2014, 09:37:27
I'd like to reserve the Lament, just waiting on some proofing.  O:-)
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: Kotetsu on 16 January 2014, 10:45:57
You're the next up, so this Friday I guess?

Well, I did say I have the Locust ready, but... I guess it can wait... ;)
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: wantec on 16 January 2014, 11:12:55
Oh, so you're the one I need to beat up for ruining it all... >:/!

Seriously, though, that was a great job representing my baby.  Of the four units I designed in the various TRO3145 volumes and the others for NTNU, I think the Gun might just be my favorite.
Hahaha... I did what I could.
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: Scotty on 16 January 2014, 18:44:44
Well, I did say I have the Locust ready, but... I guess it can wait... ;)

Would you like to go first?  If there's no answer by midnight (EST) tonight, I'll go ahead and post anyway.
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: Prince of Darkness on 16 January 2014, 21:25:33
I'm already almost done with a writeup for the Uraeus, if I can upload that.
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: Scotty on 17 January 2014, 01:05:15
In the spirit of better begging forgiveness than asking permission, or squabbling about it (or worse, being overly polite to each other) until no article at all gets posted, the Gùn is up.
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: Kotetsu on 17 January 2014, 14:22:46
In the spirit of better begging forgiveness than asking permission, or squabbling about it (or worse, being overly polite to each other) until no article at all gets posted, the Gùn is up.

Not a problem.
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: Pa Weasley on 28 January 2014, 08:05:21
I'd like to mark my territory for a Lament article this Friday.
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: Kotetsu on 31 January 2014, 18:43:18
Wrote up something on the Griffin. Post it next Friday?
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: Kotetsu on 07 February 2014, 03:58:37
Posted the Griffin article.
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: Savage Coyote on 20 February 2014, 13:14:25
Anyone have a copy of the Savage Coyote article?  I might give that a shot... maybe.  I saw it was lost and figured I might try my hand :)
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: Pa Weasley on 20 February 2014, 15:11:17
Can you put me down to cover the Wulfen for next week?
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: Savage Coyote on 21 February 2014, 11:42:51
Savage Coyote article is finished and covers all known variants (including the two new ones from RS3067U and Wars of Reaving Supplemental) If I need to send to someone or whatever, i can.  Having never done it I don't know the exact process :)
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: Pa Weasley on 21 February 2014, 13:23:15
I believe you're required to send finished minis of the 'Mech in question to Moonsword.  ::)
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: Savage Coyote on 21 February 2014, 13:50:57
Haha.  I have a few (five or six?) Savage Coyotes running around in my collection  :D
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: Kotetsu on 21 February 2014, 15:11:40
Savage Coyote article is finished and covers all known variants (including the two new ones from RS3067U and Wars of Reaving Supplemental) If I need to send to someone or whatever, i can.  Having never done it I don't know the exact process :)
Actually, I do believe you can post it right now.
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: Savage Coyote on 21 February 2014, 15:20:02
Roger roger :)
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: Kotetsu on 28 February 2014, 14:04:57
Since there was some discussion of it within the Dragon article, I decided to do a write-up on the Dragon II. Put it in for next week.
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: GreekFire on 01 March 2014, 17:56:43
I haven't written one of these before, but do y'all think it'd be possible for me to reserve the Scarecrow? I'd like to do a write up for that bugger...if the Dragon II is coming next week, maybe for the week after?
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: SCC on 05 March 2014, 01:03:26
Just a question: Can we clean the directory to remove the listings of all the old articles that no longer exist?
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: Kotetsu on 17 March 2014, 15:18:19
Got an article on the Big Guy ready (Atlas), so slot it in for this week. Also wrote up the Locust IIc, so that should be next week, I guess.
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: GreekFire on 17 March 2014, 20:40:19
After cutting my teeth on the Scarecrow, I'd like to reserve the Jade Hawk.
Not sure when I'll manage to complete it, but I'd love to do a write up for it.
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: Kotetsu on 18 March 2014, 22:11:50
To continue my writing ways, I have done an article on the Mongrel. The BattleMech, not the Diamond Shark Grendel.
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: Moonsword on 19 March 2014, 12:58:47
...wait.  Mongrel.  Is that the Clan 'Mech with the IS AC/5 on it?
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: wantec on 19 March 2014, 14:34:30
...wait.  Mongrel.  Is that the Clan 'Mech with the IS AC/5 on it?
Yep, or a PAC/8 on the other version of it.
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: Moonsword on 19 March 2014, 16:42:19
I think that actually just made it worse, which is saying something when the starting point is "you put an AC/5 on a Clan 'Mech".
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: ANS Kamas P81 on 19 March 2014, 18:02:31
Does it have a CASE II-equipped standard-one-shot SRM-2 with an Artemis V designator on it?
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: Kotetsu on 19 March 2014, 18:39:47
...wait.  Mongrel.  Is that the Clan 'Mech with the IS AC/5 on it?

Yes. I think I first met him during ClickyTech. He wasn't half-bad there.
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: Moonsword on 20 March 2014, 11:44:03
Well, there are those three Clan ERMLs there.  That tends to make things at least a little better.
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: wantec on 20 March 2014, 13:40:59
I think that actually just made it worse, which is saying something when the starting point is "you put an AC/5 on a Clan 'Mech".
Although there's not much you can do in the ballistics category with only 6.5 tons (counting ammo). You can switch over to energy weapons, but you've already got the 3 ERMLs to handle.
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: Moonsword on 20 March 2014, 18:04:04
The existence of the APGR tends to undermine that argument when your alternative is the PAC/8 because of the very similar range profiles.
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: wantec on 21 March 2014, 07:57:59
The existence of the APGR tends to undermine that argument when your alternative is the PAC/8 because of the very similar range profiles.

You're right, I never paid much attention to the PACs, so I didn't know it was that short. In that case, a switch to a LAC/5 might be a better option than the PAC.
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: Pa Weasley on 22 March 2014, 08:32:13
The range is shorter, but it does have better damage and an better chance for a critical with AP round compared to the LAC/5. Not awe inspiring, but not completely useless either.
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: Moonsword on 22 March 2014, 11:21:05
The problem isn't that the PAC/8 is useless.  It's not even that the designer is cutting the MechWarrior's throat by employing one - whatever its faults, the PAC/8 is a lot less likely to actively contribute to the machine's demise than, say, the Po HVAC's main gun, and the Mongrel's ERMLs give it a passable throw-weight that the autocannon is just there to supplement.

The problem is that the PAC/8 really manages to coast into that spot not because it's a good or even decent weapon, but because someone was already silly enough to use the AC/5 of all things on the original and the PAC/8 fits the profile of "single small ballistic weapon with a bit of punch to it".  Once you get outside that very, very narrow niche, the PAC/8 is up against Clan missiles and lasers as direct competitors. #P
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: GreekFire on 22 March 2014, 14:30:55
If anyone has it, could someone post the old Legacy MotW article? I'm looking for info on the bizarro LGC-04-WVR.
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: Moonsword on 23 March 2014, 10:08:17
Don't do that without getting permission from the author first, please.
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: jymset on 23 March 2014, 10:56:48
Both Legacy articles noted in the directory would predate the LGC-04-WVR, though.
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: GreekFire on 23 March 2014, 11:43:26
Bummer. Well, the request still stands if the original author still has it. Anyone have any idea who that could be?
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: GreekFire on 23 March 2014, 16:17:33
Finished writing up the Jade Hawk, it's ready to go whenever.

If nobody minds, I'd like to reserve the Rokurokubi.
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: Kit deSummersville on 25 March 2014, 20:07:40
I'd love to see someone do updates for the Banshee and Men Shen.
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: Scotty on 25 March 2014, 20:22:44
I can try to do the Banshee.  The Men Shen I'm not particularly familiar with (and is primarily Liao, so no thanks :D).
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: Prince of Darkness on 26 March 2014, 14:03:27
Anyone mind if I take the Tomahawk II? It'll help me work out some stress against the HAG.

I could probably take the Men Shen for a later date, but I rarely play anymore.
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: Moonsword on 26 March 2014, 16:30:36
I've updated the front page with dates and reservations.
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: Kotetsu on 30 March 2014, 13:49:13
Can I get the Mongrel put back on the list? It might be wrapped up in consternation (IS AC on a Clan machine?), but it should at least be lively...
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: False Son on 01 April 2014, 14:33:10
I'm hesitant to go down the road of anything with actuators.  But, I might take a crack at the Violator if no one else wants it.  I'll dig out my rose colored glasses.
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: Moonsword on 01 April 2014, 17:28:10
I actually started with 'Mech of the Week, personally.
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: Pa Weasley on 01 April 2014, 23:31:51
I'm hesitant to go down the road of anything with actuators.  But, I might take a crack at the Violator if no one else wants it.  I'll dig out my rose colored glasses.
Do it! Do it now.
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: False Son on 03 April 2014, 16:07:49
Do it! Do it now.

Monday at best.  This weekend holds much merriment.
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: Weirdo on 03 April 2014, 16:44:00
Can I put in a request for the Hammer?
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: Alexander Knight on 07 April 2014, 14:52:21
Can I put in a request for the Hammer?

If the review doesn't include the phrase:  "Stop!  Hammer time!"  I'mma be disappointed in all of you.
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: Kit deSummersville on 07 April 2014, 14:54:06
Or "Don't hurt 'em Hammer."
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: False Son on 09 April 2014, 12:18:49
Very worn this week.  Violator on Monday.
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: Diplominator on 12 April 2014, 14:34:16
I've never done a MotW before but I'd love to take a crack at the Jackalope. It's very weird in a lot of ways but still a capable combatant.
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: GreekFire on 15 April 2014, 12:39:54
Could I make a request to reserve the Rokurokubi again?
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: Kotetsu on 15 April 2014, 12:44:22
I guess I'll put in to post the Rakshasa article on Friday.
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: Diplominator on 17 April 2014, 16:23:07
My Jackalope article is done (I guess for next week?) in case any of the more experienced MotW types want to make sure it's up to snuff. Or you can trust me.
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: False Son on 17 April 2014, 16:26:30
My laptop is DOA, so no telling on the Violator.
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: Kotetsu on 18 April 2014, 00:48:22
Just a question: How long are the moratoriums on new products?
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: wantec on 18 April 2014, 07:19:06
Just a question: How long are the moratoriums on new products?
Six weeks has been the generally accepted moratorium for any for-pay product. Free stuff is available right away.
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: Kotetsu on 18 April 2014, 07:21:34
Six weeks has been the generally accepted moratorium for any for-pay product. Free stuff is available right away.

Thanks.
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: Pa Weasley on 18 April 2014, 08:38:33
Speaking of which, I'd like to put a reservation of the Cave Lion to be posted at some point after the moratorium expires. Hopefully not too long *edit* after the moratorium period has passed. ( #P)
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: Moonsword on 18 April 2014, 15:37:24
It's going to be six weeks.
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: sillybrit on 23 April 2014, 04:23:06
I have a Carronade article ready to fly, unless somebody else would prefer to cover it.
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: wantec on 23 April 2014, 10:57:08
I have a Carronade article ready to fly, unless somebody else would prefer to cover it.
I'm not trying to claim the article, but if you've got any questions about the TRO fluff for the Carronade you can send me a PM.
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: Kotetsu on 23 April 2014, 13:31:48
Have an Atlas II article ready for posting, so... On the 2nd?
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: Moonsword on 23 April 2014, 16:55:58
2nd's already covered.  How about the 9th?
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: Kotetsu on 23 April 2014, 17:09:33
The 9th is fine.
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: GreekFire on 25 April 2014, 12:17:59
The Rokurokubi is done and ready to go whenever!!

I'd like to reserve the ultimate mook 'Mech, AKA the Storm Raider, unless someone has a request they'd like to see fulfilled!
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: Kotetsu on 25 April 2014, 12:56:55
Nahuris sent me a PM requesting the Blade. I have finished an article for it, so, place it on the 23rd. I also have written articles on the Volkh, Scourge, and Atlas III.
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: JPArbiter on 07 May 2014, 21:16:11
so is there some central authority we have to audition to if we want to write a MotW?
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: GreekFire on 07 May 2014, 21:43:34
Don't think so, I've been posting my requested reservations in this thread and it usually gets put up in the first post not too long afterward (a reminder or something looks like it can sometimes help).
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: Kit deSummersville on 08 May 2014, 07:53:29
I'd love someone to work up the Men Shen.
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: GreekFire on 08 May 2014, 11:47:54
If there are no objections, I'll grab it.
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: Moonsword on 08 May 2014, 18:40:24
so is there some central authority we have to audition to if we want to write a MotW?

Nope.  I just try to schedule things for authorial convenience.
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: Kotetsu on 09 May 2014, 14:20:56
May I request the Volkh be slotted in for the 30th?
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: Kotetsu on 06 June 2014, 15:38:37
Noting that no one had the date reserved, I put the Scourge up. For the 13th, I'd like to submit the Atlas III. He does kinda look like Jason with a minigun...

Also, after checking the directory ten or more times, I have written articles on the Phoenix Hawk L, Phoenix Hawk, Catapult II, Phoenix Hawk IIC, Fire Moth and Dasher II.
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: Pa Weasley on 06 June 2014, 20:46:16
I'll have the Cave Lion ready for the next available slot. It should be out of the moratorium, correct?
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: Moonsword on 07 June 2014, 11:02:01
It is.
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: MarauderD on 10 June 2014, 14:12:34
Moonsword,

Would you be so kind to do an article on the Templar III when time permits? I've been using them a bit lately in games against the DCMS and I'm curious about your opinion on them. Especially the trade offs reached in mounting the heavier engine and gyro vs. the extra weight spent on weapons in the original Templar.

Thank you so much,

Mad
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: Moonsword on 10 June 2014, 17:35:59
It may be a bit until I can get to this - the 20th at the earliest - but I'll give it a look.

EDIT: Also, for the authors, if you could take a look at the new post in Fan Articles Policies?  We've had a request from further up to try and make sure certain information goes into the articles.
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: Terrace on 01 July 2014, 18:16:29
If I may, I would like to request that someone cover the Warhammer. All currently known variants, plus the IIC models.
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: Kotetsu on 06 July 2014, 14:33:38
The Whammys are on my list of designs to write-up sometime soonish...
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: Moonsword on 31 July 2014, 12:15:40
I'll probably have a double-feature for the Templar and Templar III ready on Friday.  They're so closely related it just makes sense to me to cover them together.
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: MarauderD on 31 July 2014, 16:30:28
I'll probably have a double-feature for the Templar and Templar III ready on Friday.  They're so closely related it just makes sense to me to cover them together.

Looking forward to it!
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: Moonsword on 01 August 2014, 17:20:56
...next Friday.  That was supposed to say next Friday.
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: MarauderD on 01 August 2014, 18:20:38
...next Friday.  That was supposed to say next Friday.

HAH! You had me checking every 10 minutes for the afternoon.

Either way, looking forward to next Friday now.

Cheers
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: Moonsword on 01 August 2014, 18:32:52
I've cranked out what was left on the Templar III and posted it.  We'll see when the Templar supplemental article follows - it's going to be a review of the configurations, mainly, including the new ones from RS3067 Unabridged.
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: Kotetsu on 02 August 2014, 00:13:10
Darn it. Considered that, and I had a few ready to post.
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: worktroll on 03 August 2014, 19:46:36
I confess I'm looking forward to the Templar article more than the Templar III ... 
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: Kotetsu on 15 August 2014, 11:32:50
Just to note I have finished articles on the Marauder IIc, Silver Fox, Prowler, Warhammer, and Marauder II.
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: jymset on 21 August 2014, 17:20:57
And, rather strangely, I wrote up most of a Kingfisher MotW last week. Needs a bit of polish and finish - and it'll be a casual piece - but I could have it ready this week (Friday night) or next. Let me know if/when I'm cool to post. Thanks!
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: Savage Coyote on 07 September 2014, 15:26:14
I have an article on the Guillotine Iic and sibling I'm completing right now... of course now to check if it's ever been done.  Searching the site revealed nothing but, you never know!
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: Zureal on 09 September 2014, 15:22:45
can we do one for the Omega? would love to read a article about that as it is one of my favorit all time mechs, plus it is sexy to look at! :D  :D :D
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: MarauderD on 12 September 2014, 12:54:17
Just to note I have finished articles on the Marauder IIc, Silver Fox, Prowler, Warhammer, and Marauder II.

We wants the Whammy article, don't we precious!
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: Moonsword on 12 September 2014, 17:06:51
can we do one for the Omega? would love to read a article about that as it is one of my favorit all time mechs, plus it is sexy to look at! :D  :D :D

That was done over 18 months ago (http://bg.battletech.com/forums/index.php/topic,25142.0.html).
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: BirdofPrey on 12 September 2014, 17:18:24
Have we had an Ares/Poseidon article yet or just the people asking about it?

We wants the Whammy article, don't we precious!
Indeed.
Someone should also get Lyran Archer to talk about his preferredonly mech of choice
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: GreekFire on 15 September 2014, 17:14:20
I have a long-delayed Men Shen article written up, ready to go whenever. I'm also working on a Matador article, but I doubt it'll interest many people so I'm keeping it as back-up.

Any requests? Otherwise I'm thinking of reserving the Grim Reaper.
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: Auren on 19 September 2014, 18:06:37
Can we get the Canis done. Both of the articles in the archive are dead links.  :(
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: Savage Coyote on 19 September 2014, 19:24:38
I have a long-delayed Men Shen article written up, ready to go whenever. I'm also working on a Matador article, but I doubt it'll interest many people so I'm keeping it as back-up.

Any requests? Otherwise I'm thinking of reserving the Grim Reaper.

The Matador is awesome! :)
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: GreekFire on 19 September 2014, 19:33:20
Can we get the Canis done. Both of the articles in the archive are dead links.  :(

Ooh, I'll definitely do that! Mark it down for me instead of the Grim Reaper.
I've got a thing for homeworld second line 'mechs.
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: Zureal on 23 September 2014, 15:57:03
Can I make request for a MOTW? Can we do one on the Omega? :D plzzzzzz
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: Pa Weasley on 23 September 2014, 16:25:29
How about the one that's already there (http://bg.battletech.com/forums/index.php/topic,25142.0.html)?  ;)
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: Weirdo on 23 September 2014, 16:30:21
How about the one that's already there (http://bg.battletech.com/forums/index.php/topic,25142.0.html)?  ;)

Just as Moonsword told us the last time it was requested, just over a week ago:
That was done over 18 months ago (http://bg.battletech.com/forums/index.php/topic,25142.0.html).
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: Kotetsu on 26 September 2014, 00:17:25
Since it was finally on top of my to-post list, and it had such a demand, I have dropped the Whammy on the board. Try to be kind...
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: GreekFire on 28 September 2014, 20:50:46
Good call! I'm in no real rush to post my second-line 'Mech articles, since I know they wont inspire much discussion.

I'd also like reserve an updated article on the Crimson Hawk. Quick question: do the original authors of the ProtoMech of the Week articles want to upload them onto this version of the board? Otherwise we could restart a PotW series...
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: Kit deSummersville on 28 September 2014, 23:50:23
Can someone do the Quasit? Sadly overlooked for all these years....
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: Weirdo on 29 September 2014, 11:27:36
Can someone do the Quasit? Sadly overlooked for all these years....

Seconded!
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: cold1 on 01 October 2014, 06:36:06
In tansfering what I could from my old busted computer to my shiny new one I found a partially written Hellfire MotW that I volunteered for a ways back.

I'm going to finish it this week (need to re-test the 3 in MM a few times).  When I'm done I'll update here.

If someone actually did one and I missed it feel free to beat me
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: GreekFire on 01 October 2014, 10:41:29
And, rather strangely, I wrote up most of a Kingfisher MotW last week. Needs a bit of polish and finish - and it'll be a casual piece - but I could have it ready this week (Friday night) or next. Let me know if/when I'm cool to post. Thanks!

Think we could get it this week? It'd be a good MotW to have!
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: GreekFire on 03 October 2014, 13:39:52
So...from what I've seen, there could be three articles dropped today from people besides Kotetsu and myself:
-Moonsword: Templar
-jymset: Kingfisher
-cold1: Hellfire

Any takers? Otherwise I could get the Matador out of the way, but I want to give other people a chance to post something beforehand.
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: Moonsword on 03 October 2014, 15:17:08
I'd completely lost track of the Templar - things have been a bit frantic at work lately.
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: cold1 on 18 October 2014, 09:50:55
I can have the Hellfire for Friday 10/24

If that's taken I can back up a week or two

I'm going to start another as well but prefer to do the homeworld/obscure clan mechs.
Anything out there that hasn't been done?
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: GreekFire on 18 October 2014, 19:15:53
OK, I did a quick search since secondline mechs are something that I like doing as well. Ones that haven't been covered since the board crash are:

TRO:3067
-Bowman (reserved cold1)
-Arcas
-Rabid Coyote
-Pinion
-Lobo
-Spirit
-Solitaire

TRO:3060
-Thunder Stallion
-Canis (done 19/10/2014)
-Orion IIC
-Ha Otoko
-Fire Scorpion
-Predator
-Ursus/Ursus II (done 16/01/2015)
-Wyvern IIC
-Stalking Spider (done 24/11/2014)
-Great Wyrm
-Corvis
-Clint IIC
-UrbanMech IIC (reserved giovanni blasini)
-Pack Hunter (done 14/11/2014 - reposted from archive)
-Mandrill
-Icestorm (reserved kotetsu)
-Commando IIC
-Snow Fox

TRO:3055
-Howler
-Jenner IIC
-Horned Owl
-Conjurer
-Vapor Eagle (reserved kotetsu)
-Glass Spider
-Stone Rhino
-Rifleman IIC (reserved kotetsu)
-Warhammer IIC (reserved kotetsu)

That's *a lot*. Wanna split them up? :P
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: BirdofPrey on 18 October 2014, 19:19:42
I vote someone does Stone Rhino for next article.
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: cold1 on 18 October 2014, 20:12:51
I'll take the Stalking Spider and Bowman
Probably knock out one a month Nov and Dec

I thought the Stone Rhino was covered with the Matar/Folly/etc?
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: GreekFire on 18 October 2014, 20:24:05
Dropped the Canis since it looked like it wasn't going to cramp anyone else's style this week.
With that done, the Crimson Hawk is next on my list. After that...I'll give cold1 first pick at that secondline list, but I'd like to do the Ha Otoko or Ursus/Ursus II.

EDIT: Welp, nvm. Consider the Ursus/Ursus II reserved!
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: cold1 on 19 October 2014, 08:43:03
I'll get the Hellfire up Friday or Saturday.

I'll take the Stalking Spider for November and the Bowman for December.
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: Kotetsu on 19 October 2014, 18:04:46
I'm considering doing an article on the Whammy IIc. It's being held up because, well... I'm slightly concerned about the last article I wrote (not posted) not being up to par... and also worried they might drop a new variant soonish...

Ones I've already written or are on the definite to-do list are the three Hollanders, twin Enforcers, the three (or four) Riflemen, the Thor II, the Incubus II and the two Vultures not already covered (I think I saw an article for the original in the directory). My ADHD/Asperger's has put in a call for me to do a set of II's and III's back-to-back... Can be... annoying at times. (So to be clear, that means one II of each weight class, followed by a III of each in the next pass.)
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: cold1 on 23 October 2014, 21:59:56
Hellfire up
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: YingJanshi on 26 October 2014, 10:02:54
I'd second the Kingfisher....
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: jymset on 26 October 2014, 11:53:46
Oh, sorry, I kinda zoned out of this thread for a while. Should I put it up on Friday?
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: GreekFire on 27 October 2014, 00:23:51
Go for it!
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: jymset on 31 October 2014, 18:09:12
MAD II posted. I'll hold off the Kingfisher for next week.
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: Kotetsu on 01 November 2014, 16:33:16
Sorry... Not sure exactly what a Kingfisher is (as in what the 'Mech is named for), but felt that Halloween needed something out of a MechWarrior's nightmares...
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: jklantern on 01 November 2014, 17:13:06
Sorry... Not sure exactly what a Kingfisher is (as in what the 'Mech is named for), but felt that Halloween needed something out of a MechWarrior's nightmares...

It is a species of bird.

For some reason, the Mech is not one I ever remember.  I have that trouble with a decent chunk of TRO 3058.
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: Giovanni Blasini on 04 November 2014, 22:17:47
If no one else wants it, I suppose I could handle the Urbie.
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: GreekFire on 04 November 2014, 23:07:35
Go for it! It'd be a good article to have...are you thinking of covering the IIC in the same article? Might as well.
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: Alexander Knight on 04 November 2014, 23:20:38
Nobody can handle the Urbie.  They can only bask in its magnificence.
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: GreekFire on 05 November 2014, 01:32:50
Nobody can handle the Urbie.  They can only bask in its magnificence.

Or bask in radioactive fallout, in the case of the ArrowUrbie.
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: Giovanni Blasini on 05 November 2014, 13:19:09
Yea, I should be able to do both in one article.  They aren't really different enough not to
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: GreekFire on 08 November 2014, 02:06:17
Wrote up and spat out the Crimson Hawk! Next up for me will be the Ursus/Ursus II.
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: Kotetsu on 08 November 2014, 17:44:00
I probably could search through, but... how long is the moratorium length again? Need to add a couple things to that Rifleman article I've got sitting in limbo...
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: GreekFire on 08 November 2014, 18:18:33
I probably could search through, but... how long is the moratorium length again? Need to add a couple things to that Rifleman article I've got sitting in limbo...

Hermm...usually I think it's a month +, but they did have MotW specials before where they'd cover 'mechs from the new TROs. Send a PM to someone from CGL and hope for the best?
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: Kojak on 08 November 2014, 22:55:30
Can I request an article on the Tiburon? It intrigues me, but having not had the chance to use one yet, I'd like to see a solid breakdown of its capabilities by someone who's run it through its paces.
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: GreekFire on 08 November 2014, 23:09:45
Can I request an article on the Tiburon? It intrigues me, but having not had the chance to use one yet, I'd like to see a solid breakdown of its capabilities by someone who's run it through its paces.

Well damn, I could have sworn that someone had done it already. I'd love to write on it, it's a machine that I've used a ridiculous amount.
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: Kojak on 09 November 2014, 18:43:18
Well damn, I could have sworn that someone had done it already. I'd love to write on it, it's a machine that I've used a ridiculous amount.

Please, please do write that, then, because I always enjoy your analyses and the fact that you're highly experienced with it is a huge plus.
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: GreekFire on 11 November 2014, 01:39:49
OK, even though it interests me, I'm going to ditch the Ursus (II). Someone else can pick it up if they want to.
Tiburon is already nearly done. Funny how loving a mech makes the words come so easily.
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: SCC on 11 November 2014, 18:03:10
Seing as how we don't have a BAotW request thread I'll have to put my request for an article on Exoskeletons in TRO:3026 (Light Exoskeleton, Industrial Exoskeleton, Heavy Industrial Exoskeleton ) here instead
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: cold1 on 12 November 2014, 21:35:42
It is a species of bird.

For some reason, the Mech is not one I ever remember.  I have that trouble with a decent chunk of TRO 3058.

Play against a few, they'll haunt your dreams because they're still not dead yet...

On another note...
I can get the Stalking Spider up for next week if it's open.

Also, I'm still good for the Bowman in December and will take the Rabid Yote for December or January.
After that I'm probably taking a break, I'll be busy with a newborn.
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: jymset on 13 November 2014, 01:33:25
Play against a few, they'll haunt your dreams because they're still not dead yet...

Several times in the past weeks, I came here to post it but was apparently too late. :worktroll: I'm going to have to bow out from this week, though, I'll be offline for a couple of days.

After that I'm probably taking a break, I'll be busy with a newborn.

Congrats! O0
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: Pa Weasley on 13 November 2014, 13:19:13
I'll be busy with a newborn.
Huzzah!
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: Kotetsu on 14 November 2014, 15:49:33
Well, since this week was open... Have a Hollander.
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: GreekFire on 14 November 2014, 15:53:18
Thanks, Kotetsu!
Today and maybe tomorrow I'll be reposting some old MotW articles that come from the old forum. Don't mind me, I want to make sure people can find these old articles again.
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: worktroll on 15 November 2014, 05:48:07
Are you updating the link in the article directory?

Also it may be a politeness to check with any currently active posters around before posting something they did years ago. I remember JadeHellbringer wanting to revisit some of his old articles, rather than just reposting them.

Still, I thank you for the efforts!

W.
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: GreekFire on 15 November 2014, 12:11:54
The only person who can update the article directory is chanman, but I have total faith that he will do so. He's never failed in the past.

I did post this in the Pulverizer thread, but I should have reposted that here; I've PM'd all parties involved. I'm not even editing the articles without their permission. That's why I've only posted wantec's stuff so far, he was the first person to give me the green light to repost his old articles. If someone doesn't want me to repost them (or if I can't track down some posters) I'll just end up deleting what I recovered.
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: worktroll on 15 November 2014, 14:31:07
That's well done then - carry on!
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: Dragon Cat on 17 November 2014, 20:02:05
Has the Mercury II ever been done as one of these?  If not anyone fancy it I've liked it since its first use
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: Kotetsu on 17 November 2014, 22:38:50
Pretty sure it was done... but that was pre-Crash, so you might have a shot.
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: Moonsword on 18 November 2014, 01:48:07
Has the Mercury II ever been done as one of these?  If not anyone fancy it I've liked it since its first use

Yes, it was, by me.  I've got the original article if you want it reposted.  Or you can go ahead and take your own look at it.

It's worth comparing the design to the Coyotl if you do - there's some rather suspicious similarities in design.
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: Dragon Cat on 18 November 2014, 03:51:17
Yes, it was, by me.  I've got the original article if you want it reposted.  Or you can go ahead and take your own look at it.

It's worth comparing the design to the Coyotl if you do - there's some rather suspicious similarities in design.

I've not done one before but I could have a crack at it in a few days I'm working a lot at the moment
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: cold1 on 21 November 2014, 09:01:37
Stalking Spider still coming tonight or tomorrow

Only hold up, should I include the II version as well? Thoughts???
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: Savage Coyote on 21 November 2014, 09:09:52
I think you could/should... there's only three Stalking Spiders at any rate, adding the II wouldn't be out of place really.
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: GreekFire on 21 November 2014, 12:15:26
Stalking Spider still coming tonight or tomorrow

Only hold up, should I include the II version as well? Thoughts???

Yesssss!! Been waiting for that Stalking Spider!

If you've got the time to include the II, I think it'd be worth it.
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: cold1 on 21 November 2014, 12:35:21
10-4, I've got all my notes for the original and most for the II organized.

Should get this written tonight after the little one goes to bed.
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: cold1 on 21 November 2014, 23:16:34
And apparently last weekend my wife "refreshed" our laptop and now our Office is gone and I can't open any word docs.  So I'll be spending the evening reinstalling that and a host of other stuff that are now simply, gone.

I'll hopefully have this up Sunday night at the latest
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: cold1 on 23 November 2014, 23:10:47
Stalking Spider up

Working on research for the Bowman now.  I'll have that done for December

Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: GreekFire on 24 November 2014, 00:20:52
Awesome!! Hope that means your computer issues are resolved.

Anyone mind if I drop the Tiburon next week?

EDIT: Just read the Stalking Spider. Your poor computer :/
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: cold1 on 24 November 2014, 14:41:04
Awesome!! Hope that means your computer issues are resolved.

Anyone mind if I drop the Tiburon next week?

EDIT: Just read the Stalking Spider. Your poor computer :/

Dang is the article that bad???

Not sure how it all went down because I wasn't home, but yeah my wife deleted pretty much everything we'd ever downloaded or installed.  It's mostly back now.  Though I lost all my custom mechs in SSW.
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: GreekFire on 24 November 2014, 16:55:50
Dang is the article that bad???

Not sure how it all went down because I wasn't home, but yeah my wife deleted pretty much everything we'd ever downloaded or installed.  It's mostly back now.  Though I lost all my custom mechs in SSW.

Hahaha, the article was great!! I just read the update on the computer situation in that thread after my initial post.
Did she accidentally reformat your comp?
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: cold1 on 25 November 2014, 09:05:16
Yup she reformatted the computer.  as it pertains to MotW I had notes on the Stalking Spider, Bowman, Rabid Yote, as well as my previous articles I've written in a folder.  That entire folder appears to be a casualty.

I still have my old articles here and on a drive but my custom mechs are gone.  I'll just have to go back and play with mechs in MM again now ;D
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: Diplominator on 14 December 2014, 04:28:05
OK, even though it interests me, I'm going to ditch the Ursus (II). Someone else can pick it up if they want to.
Tiburon is already nearly done. Funny how loving a mech makes the words come so easily.

Did anyone nab the Ursus/Ursus II? I've been itching to do another MotW and it's as good a candidate as any.
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: Kotetsu on 19 December 2014, 16:35:33
Rifleman up.
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: Getz on 26 December 2014, 20:37:57
Could I request an article for the Viking and Viking IIC please?  I've been using a VKG-2G in an ATOW campaign and have come to love the beastie...
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: GreekFire on 26 December 2014, 21:34:18
Did anyone nab the Ursus/Ursus II? I've been itching to do another MotW and it's as good a candidate as any.

Still focusing on Protos over here, ain't doing it on my end.
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: Kotetsu on 26 December 2014, 22:55:21
Put the Japanese "Angel" up... Somewhat fitting, I guess.
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: Diplominator on 27 December 2014, 03:26:03
Still focusing on Protos over here, ain't doing it on my end.

Alright, I'll do the Ursus family whenever I get a chance.
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: Terrace on 28 December 2014, 10:29:39
I'd like to request the Gauntlet OmniMech in a future article.
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: Kotetsu on 02 January 2015, 01:41:52
Decided to post one of my experiments this week... The Incubus II. Might not go as well as expected.
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: Diplominator on 12 January 2015, 22:17:38
Ursus family is written and will be posted this Friday unless someone else has something else they wanted to post.
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: GreekFire on 12 January 2015, 22:26:43
Ursus family is written and will be posted this Friday unless someone else has something else they wanted to post.

Cool! I'm especially looking forward to this once, since it was the first production-level "mixed" tech 'Mech made in the Sphere.
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: Diplominator on 12 January 2015, 23:23:29
Cool! I'm especially looking forward to this once, since it was the first production-level "mixed" tech 'Mech made in the Sphere.

Just the Ursus-PR with the C3i, right? I hope I didn't miss a variant.
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: GreekFire on 12 January 2015, 23:29:43
Just the Ursus-PR with the C3i, right? I hope I didn't miss a variant.

Ahh shit, no, I'm just being confusing hahah
The original Ursus was built with an IS chassis, comms and targeting system (and maybe an IS engine, too). It's technically mixed-tech, it's just that there's no actual in-game effects of it.

Still interesting, though.
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: Empyrus on 23 January 2015, 15:21:37
Requests are made here, right? If not, i wonder where...

I have two requests actually. For some time in the future.
-The Jagermech/Jagermech III. Or perhaps the old article could be just reposted, if it exists still. The Jagermech is something of a favorite for me but given that it seems to be rather maligned design, would be really interesting to read more about it.
-With the Summoner and Thor II covered, i'd love to see article about the Thresher given that the Summoner was based on it.

And is there some kind of system to writing these things? Who (volunteers, appointed people?) and when, what should be covered, stuff like that? I haven't noticed any rules or anything about that.
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: GreekFire on 23 January 2015, 16:43:53
And is there some kind of system to writing these things? Who (volunteers, appointed people?) and when, what should be covered, stuff like that? I haven't noticed any rules or anything about that.

Requests are made here! Otherwise I imagine you can PM specific people with your request and see if they're feeling up for it.

There's no real system beyond talking with the other MotW guys and figuring out who posts what when. Anyone can write one, and one is typically posted every Friday. As for things you should cover...there are no solid rules, but some common features include:
a) Covering what the 'Mech and any of its variants can do (armor, weapons, speed, etc)
b) Offering some tactical analysis as to how to use the 'Mech
c) Examining the fluff surrounding it (why was it built? does it fill a certain need for the faction that uses it?)
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: Empyrus on 23 January 2015, 17:00:23
About what i thought.
Lack of any official "rules" thread or such for this is confusing, but i guess this has been going on long enough it is rather informal process overall, and so lack of rules is taken for granted.

Perhaps i should write articles for what i requested, wouldn't have to wait so much. Writing from a limited subject with sources required is a good writing exercise, after all.
And man, Battletech has so much stuff to write about.
(Aaand that's not a promise i do anything. I tend to think more about things than actually write down those thoughts...)
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: Getz on 24 January 2015, 06:15:41
I've not written an MotW article before, but if nobody objects I would mind having a crack at the Jagermech...
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: Brother Jim on 24 January 2015, 12:09:34
Is there an article about the WoBs Legacy?
Or the Lament?

Thanks.
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: GreekFire on 24 January 2015, 12:20:13
Perhaps i should write articles for what i requested, wouldn't have to wait so much. Writing from a limited subject with sources required is a good writing exercise, after all.

It is the fastest way to get things done, I know Kotetsu is still pumping them out on the regular but I'm not sure if anyone else is routinely writing any. I've still got a ways to go before I'm done with ProtoMechs, so it'll be a little while until I come back to 'Mechs.

I've not written an MotW article before, but if nobody objects I would mind having a crack at the Jagermech...

Do it!! It's always great to have fresh blood bring their own take on a XotW article!

Is there an article about the WoBs Legacy?
Or the Lament?

The quickest way to check for articles is to go into the stickied Fan Article Directory and do a wordsearch for whatever you're looking for
http://bg.battletech.com/forums/fan-articles/fan-article-directory-4-0-do-not-post-in-this-thread/

The Lament has been done: http://bg.battletech.com/forums/fan-articles/mech-of-the-week-lmt-xx-lament/
But the Legacy article is long dead and gone.
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: Getz on 24 January 2015, 17:56:01
Okay, one Jagermech article coming up...
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: Empyrus on 24 January 2015, 22:22:13
Heh, awesome.
If no one minds, i'll tackle that Thresher someday. Once i get started, i'm terrible at starting things.
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: Fallen_Raven on 24 January 2015, 22:30:44
I'd like to take a crack at the Penetrator since I didn't find a recent article. The MUL should have every variant listed right?
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: Scotty on 25 January 2015, 22:34:37
I'd like to take a crack at the Penetrator since I didn't find a recent article. The MUL should have every variant listed right?

Yes.

You may also want to consult sarna for the 'apocryphal' variants that aren't technically published canon but may have appeared in novels or games.
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: SCC on 30 January 2015, 02:52:16
Yes.

You may also want to consult sarna for the 'apocryphal' variants that aren't technically published canon but may have appeared in novels or games.
Are you talking about the Penetrator in particular or just in general? Because I can't find an apocryphal version of the Penetrator on Sarna
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: Diplominator on 30 January 2015, 11:56:59
The only one I can think of is Archer Christifori's Penetrator, which had Clan ERLLs and cursed jump jets that erased all knowledge of their existence from the pilot.


In other news, any objection to me doing the Vandal? I could've sworn there was an article on it but I can't find it.
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: Giovanni Blasini on 30 January 2015, 12:29:53
I'm 1046 words into the UrbanMech article.  I've covered 3 variants, and have 7.5 to go.  This is going to be a long one.
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: GreekFire on 30 January 2015, 16:01:22
In other news, any objection to me doing the Vandal? I could've sworn there was an article on it but I can't find it.

O_o
Weird...same here.
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: Empyrus on 30 January 2015, 16:48:58
There is an article for the Vandal ASF, perhaps that's what you were thinking?
The Omnimech? Nope.
Quick Google search indicates there ain't any talk about the mech here.
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: GreekFire on 30 January 2015, 18:13:45
I think the original designer of it might have posted about it in another thread.
Either that, or it was another board altogether. I'unno.
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: Kojak on 30 January 2015, 18:24:24
BTW, Diplominator, Jal Phoenix is the one who designed the Vandal, so you might want to hit him up via PM for a little background research.
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: Diplominator on 02 February 2015, 17:27:19
Oh, hey. No one's done a Shadow Cat II article, right? I can't find one. I'm still gonna do the Vandal, but I gotta do the Shadow Cat II, especially now that it's got a couple more variants.
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: Kotetsu on 02 February 2015, 20:43:54
Oh, hey. No one's done a Shadow Cat II article, right? I can't find one. I'm still gonna do the Vandal, but I gotta do the Shadow Cat II, especially now that it's got a couple more variants.

Actually someone did...

http://bg.battletech.com/forums/fan-articles/motw-shadow-cat-ii/
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: GreekFire on 02 February 2015, 20:47:13
Somewhat funny that Diplo was the first person that replied to that thread.
It could certainly use an update, though.
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: Diplominator on 03 February 2015, 01:38:40
Bah, it didn't show up in the search or in the article archive. But, yeah, there's a couple new variants that might deserve a look.


Somewhat funny that Diplo was the first person that replied to that thread.
It could certainly use an update, though.

Pffft, that was over two years ago. Also, I'm pretty sure that was an impostor, since I don't remember ever loving the Shadow Cat II 2.

Oh, now I see. It was in the archive, under "Shadowcat II." Sneaky.
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: Scotty on 03 February 2015, 01:45:07
Are you talking about the Penetrator in particular or just in general? Because I can't find an apocryphal version of the Penetrator on Sarna

In general. /late response
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: Getz on 03 February 2015, 18:22:36
Any thoughts on how long a MotW article should cap out at?  My article on the Jagermech is starting to turn into a thesis...
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: Kit deSummersville on 03 February 2015, 18:26:03
I doubt I'd go longer than what can fit into one post.

With the Jaeger, you could easily split it into two parts, one for the Jaeger, the other for the II/III (and probably comparison to the proginator)
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: Empyrus on 03 February 2015, 20:40:10
Just remember there's no actual Jagermech II, though those 70 ton Jagers could be counted as such, given that they're quite a big change and because they precede the Jagermech III by a year or two. IIRC.
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: marauder648 on 12 February 2015, 02:25:56
Can I do one for the Cauldron Born? Seeing as my 'talk to me about' was interpreted in some quarters as one, i'd like to do the mech some justice.
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: Kotetsu on 12 February 2015, 16:51:47
Can I do one for the Cauldron Born? Seeing as my 'talk to me about' was interpreted in some quarters as one, i'd like to do the mech some justice.

Sure, go ahead. Just wish I had realized it was open... (The A variant is one of the machines I'm a bit famous for in local gaming groups...)
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: marauder648 on 12 February 2015, 17:32:03
Danke I'll pop something out later (probably tomorrow)
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: GreekFire on 12 February 2015, 17:49:42
OK, the OP is a bit out of date so here's the current line-up as far as I can see - dating back to 2014. Feel free to post if you want something added/removed.
If you want to reserve specific weeks, posting in this thread would make the MotW schedule a bit more orderly again.

Diplominator: Vandal (20/02)
Getz: JagerMech
marauder648: Cauldron-Born
Giovanni Blasini: UrbanMech (27/02?)
Fallen Raven: Penetrator
Empyrus: Thresher
cold1: Bowman
jymset: Kingfisher
Dragon Cat: Mercury II (maybe?)
Moonsword: Templar (maybe?)
Scotty: Banshee
kotetsu: Mad Dog III, Rifleman III, Icestorm, Vapor Eagle, Rifleman IIC, and Warhammer IIC

Current requests: Legacy, Gauntlet, Viking/Viking IIC, Stone Rhino, Quasit, Hammer
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: Scotty on 13 February 2015, 00:26:11
I'm still on there for the Banshee.  One of these days I may even actually do it.  That's up there more to remind me which one to do next than anything else.  If someone wants to do it badly before I get to it, they're free to.
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: Kotetsu on 13 February 2015, 16:31:54
I believe I promised to do the Enforcer III, Mad Dog Mk III, and Rifleman III. The last of which is to be an experiment to see if I can... write a single configuration up well.

Since a next four or so would need to be requested shortly... Well, I'm still trying to figure out my next light to write-up...  :-\

Oh, and since today is open, I'll drop that Enforcer III one on you... Though it may not be up to the discussion we are having in the other thread.
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: GreekFire on 13 February 2015, 16:47:02
I've edited my post accordingly. I'll probably repost it every page or two so people can refer to it easily.

Oh, and since today is open, I'll drop that Enforcer III one on you... Though it may not be up to the discussion we are having in the other thread.

I wouldn't worry about it, Kotetsu. I opened that other thread so we could have a healthy discussion on the matter rather than have people derail articles talking about what they do/don't like in a MotW. I know I'm probably going to change a few things based upon some (good) ideas that have been thrown out.
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: Kotetsu on 15 February 2015, 17:58:30
I would like to request the Icestorm, Vapor Eagle, Rifleman IIc, and Warhammer IIc for my future endeavors. I shall try to incorporate more of the suggestions put forth elsewhere, but it may be a process.

Also, I will note that if any of the above have been done recently, and I somehow missed them, do call me on it.
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: Diplominator on 19 February 2015, 20:37:33
Anyone have something ready to go for tomorrow? I could have the Vandal done by then but I won't rush if someone else is good to go.
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: Giovanni Blasini on 20 February 2015, 00:02:13
I'm about halfway through the Urbie article, but would not be able to have it finished by morning. At best, late afternoon PST, if I get time on break to work on it tomorrow.
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: GreekFire on 20 February 2015, 00:35:32
How about the Vandal tomorrow, Urbie next week?
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: Diplominator on 20 February 2015, 00:39:55
How about the Vandal tomorrow, Urbie next week?

Works for me!
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: GreekFire on 20 February 2015, 02:38:49
Alright, I need a small break from ProtoMechs. I'm snagging the Albatross.
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: Giovanni Blasini on 20 February 2015, 15:51:06
Yeah, next week should be good. Today wouldn't have: I either pulled a muscle or cracked a rib coughing, and my urgent care trip has sucked up any writing time I would've had.
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: Diplominator on 25 February 2015, 23:53:05
So, somehow I remember a Shiro article but I can't find a Shiro article. In the event that I am simply insane and no one else can find it either, I would like to do the Shiro article so I can stop remembering things that don't exist yet.
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: Empyrus on 26 February 2015, 00:02:50
There ain't one. At least, neither Google search nor ctrl+f in the Fan Article Directory thread comes up with it.
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: Diplominator on 26 February 2015, 00:34:36
Yeah, but I remember one. Oh, well. I officially claim the Shiro.
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: Giovanni Blasini on 27 February 2015, 01:38:21
Urbie will be up some time tomorrow PST.
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: Getz on 27 February 2015, 13:02:52
I've split my Jagermech article in two for the sake of brevity and clarity.  There'll be one for the JM6 series including the Jagermech III and one for the JM7 series.  I expect both of them to be finished in time for next week - I'd have finished them sooner but unfortunately I've been distracted by real life.
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: Giovanni Blasini on 27 February 2015, 14:05:19
It's 2759 words, and it's up. Urbie posted.
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: Nahuris on 27 February 2015, 23:01:52
Has there been an article on the Koshi (Standard) done yet? I didn't see one, and thought it might be an interesting unit.

Nahuris
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: GreekFire on 28 February 2015, 00:54:35
I don't remember a Koshi anywhere...wanna take it?

BTW, I'd also like to take the Hitotsume Kozo to wrap up the DC totem 'Mechs if that's cool with everyone.
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: Getz on 02 March 2015, 13:56:26
so I've finished my article for the JM6 Jagermech.  Now what?   ;)
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: GreekFire on 02 March 2015, 14:24:55
Current line-up. Wanna post this Friday, Getz?

cold1: Bowman
Diplominator: Shiro
Dragon Cat: Mercury II (maybe?)
Empyrus: Thresher
Fallen Raven: Penetrator
Getz: JagerMech
GreekFire: Albatross, Hitotsume Kozo
jymset: Kingfisher
kotetsu: Mad Dog III, Rifleman III, Icestorm, Vapor Eagle, Rifleman IIC, and Warhammer IIC
Moonsword: Templar (maybe?)
Scotty: Banshee

Current requests: Legacy, Gauntlet, Viking/Viking IIC, Stone Rhino, Quasit, Hammer
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: Getz on 02 March 2015, 19:36:36
Sure, I'll post it on Friday.  Should I add the JM7 series article the following week or save it for later?
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: GreekFire on 02 March 2015, 21:14:12
Sure, I'll post it on Friday.  Should I add the JM7 series article the following week or save it for later?

I think saving it would be a good call, that way we can rotate and give someone else a chance to post their own.
Although we could always do a double-feature, I doubt anyone would mind.
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: Getz on 02 March 2015, 21:46:31
I'd be inclined to do it as a double feature.
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: Diplominator on 02 March 2015, 23:06:51
Double feature sounds good to me.

Or maybe we should call it a triple feature, for no reason!

Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: Nahuris on 06 March 2015, 00:11:06
I don't remember a Koshi anywhere...wanna take it?

BTW, I'd also like to take the Hitotsume Kozo to wrap up the DC totem 'Mechs if that's cool with everyone.

I am not quite so good at writing up articles..... but if I do, would you be willing to edit or proofread for me?

Nahuris
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: GreekFire on 06 March 2015, 01:30:16
I am not quite so good at writing up articles..... but if I do, would you be willing to edit or proofread for me?

Nahuris

Sure thing!! Send me a PM if you want to do that or a collab or something.
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: Getz on 06 March 2015, 09:06:36
JM6 Jagermech article is up!  I think I'll add the JM7 article on Monday, as it's not quite finished...
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: GreekFire on 09 March 2015, 15:40:42
I just wrote up the Hitotsume Kozo, I'll keep it for whenever we have a free spot.
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: Getz on 11 March 2015, 13:51:44
Gah!  Real life got in the way of posting up the the second part of my double header on Monday - but it's up now.

I think I'll take on the Legacy next, so long as no-one objects...
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: GreekFire on 11 March 2015, 16:20:04
Hey Diplo, with drakensis putting this out: http://bg.battletech.com/forums/fan-articles/the-three-headed-dragon/ do you want to go ahead and post the Shiro this Friday alongside my Hitotsume kozo?
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: Diplominator on 11 March 2015, 19:50:59
Hey Diplo, with drakensis putting this out: http://bg.battletech.com/forums/fan-articles/the-three-headed-dragon/ do you want to go ahead and post the Shiro this Friday alongside my Hitotsume kozo?

Um.

Yes, that's a good idea.

I should probably write the Shiro article, then!
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: GreekFire on 11 March 2015, 21:05:20
Um.

Yes, that's a good idea.

I should probably write the Shiro article, then!

Oh. Right. Uhh..I thought you had it pretty much done for some reason. Not sure why.
If you gotta/wanna hold up on it or whatever just lemme know.
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: Diplominator on 11 March 2015, 21:10:20
Oh. Right. Uhh..I thought you had it pretty much done for some reason. Not sure why.
If you gotta/wanna hold up on it or whatever just lemme know.

No, no. It's just two variants, I can definitely have it done by Friday. I just don't have it done yet.
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: Kotetsu on 12 March 2015, 16:10:30
Updated two old articles of mine to account for new variants that appeared in the last few months.
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: marauder648 on 19 March 2015, 05:06:02
Might I volunteer to do the Executioner/Gladiator or has that already been taken?
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: GreekFire on 22 March 2015, 17:06:28
I'm gonna go ahead and reserve the Raider Mk I/II for one of the upcoming weeks.
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: marauder648 on 26 March 2015, 10:55:16
Is it alright if I do the Fenris/Ice Ferret?
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: GreekFire on 26 March 2015, 15:01:56
I don't see anyone else chomping at the bit, so go for it.
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: marauder648 on 28 March 2015, 09:20:07
I'd also like to do the Fire Falcon as well :)
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: jymset on 29 March 2015, 17:41:23
I'd be happy to dig up my old Fire Falcon article, give it a polish and post it. But no stopping you if you want to write your own article! O0
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: GreekFire on 29 March 2015, 19:27:24
I'd be happy to dig up my old Fire Falcon article, give it a polish and post it. But no stopping you if you want to write your own article! O0

Absolutely no offense to you, marauder648, but I'd love to see an updated version of jymset's old article.
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: marauder648 on 30 March 2015, 00:34:43
Not a problem :) Go for it Jymset :)
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: Empyrus on 01 April 2015, 20:52:27
Uh, is there no article for the Hauptmann? Not even a "tell me about" thread? Because, i thought i had seen a thread about the Hauptmann, but forum search, Google, nor ctrl-F search from the list gets me no results.
(Not claiming that, nor requesting, just wondering...)
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: Kotetsu on 10 April 2015, 16:55:33
Put the Rifleman III up. Not sure that experiment was all that... good.
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: Diplominator on 10 April 2015, 19:52:20
I guess I'll claim the Vikings. Might be a while, since I haven't used most of the variants much, and they're all pretty different. Might end up being pretty long.
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: GreekFire on 10 April 2015, 20:20:01
OK, so an update on who has what:

cold1: Bowman
Diplominator: Viking/Viking IIC
Dragon Cat: Mercury II (maybe?)
Empyrus: Thresher
Fallen Raven: Penetrator
Getz: Legacy
GreekFire: Albatross, Raider
jymset: Kingfisher
kotetsu: Icestorm, Vapor Eagle, Rifleman IIC, and Warhammer IIC
Moonsword: Templar (maybe?)
Scotty: Banshee

Current requests: Gauntlet, Quasit, Hammer
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: Getz on 11 April 2015, 05:38:39
I'll have a go at the Legacy
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: marauder648 on 11 April 2015, 09:49:26
I've got a Grendel article to go and I can do a Matar mk II I mean Stone Rhino if you want.
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: GreekFire on 11 April 2015, 10:25:32
OK! Edited my post accordingly. Be careful with the Stone Rhino - there's a total of five variants and I know my record sheets are missing two for some reason.
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: marauder648 on 11 April 2015, 10:32:59
Five? The only ones I know of are the orginal, the Scorps retrofit and the Hell's Horses super Rifleman IIC.  Was one a IS tech version that Sarna mentions?  I know about the other two from my TRO back at home.
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: GreekFire on 11 April 2015, 10:38:34
Scratch that, make that 6 distinct variants according to the MUL. Megamek has them, but I have no way of crosschecking their data to make sure their error-free.
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: marauder648 on 11 April 2015, 10:40:34
Blimey :s I thought there was just three and wondering how I was gonna pad it out to make the article not be shorter than a gnats leg :s Where the HELL are these other variants, I assume they are unique singletons?
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: GreekFire on 11 April 2015, 12:11:43
Looks like it's from vidya: http://bg.battletech.com/forums/ask-the-writers/behemoth-%28stone-rhino%29-4-5-and-6/

All three are IS Clan General in terms of availability...so looks like they were production models or common refits. And their intro dates are 4, 5, 1, 6, 2, 3. Something seems wrong, I'm posting about it in the MUL errata thread.
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: marauder648 on 12 April 2015, 00:44:45
Hmm but finding what they had will be an issue :s I doubt they are even canon and the only ones that are, are the classic the II and III.  Also is there a way to strikethrough text?
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: GreekFire on 12 April 2015, 08:40:01
If they're on the MUL, they're canon. I'd wait until the MUL guys get back to us before writing the article.

For strikethrough text, press "reply" instead of "quick reply" to get it as an option. It's on the upper left side, next to bold, italic, etc.
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: Moonsword on 12 April 2015, 09:09:46
Looks like it's from vidya: http://bg.battletech.com/forums/ask-the-writers/behemoth-%28stone-rhino%29-4-5-and-6/

All three are IS Clan General in terms of availability...so looks like they were production models or common refits. And their intro dates are 4, 5, 1, 6, 2, 3. Something seems wrong, I'm posting about it in the MUL errata thread.

They're in an Unabridged RS volume, not an April Fools release.  They're definitely canon.
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: Kotetsu on 13 April 2015, 17:50:22
Looks like it's from vidya: http://bg.battletech.com/forums/ask-the-writers/behemoth-%28stone-rhino%29-4-5-and-6/

All three are IS Clan General in terms of availability...so looks like they were production models or common refits. And their intro dates are 4, 5, 1, 6, 2, 3. Something seems wrong, I'm posting about it in the MUL errata thread.

Remember that in terms of production dates, the numbering system is the sequence in which the Inner Sphere got a look at them. So, the 4 and 5 were created before the 1, but weren't known about until recently in the Sphere.
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: GreekFire on 13 April 2015, 17:54:52
Remember that in terms of production dates, the numbering system is the sequence in which the Inner Sphere got a look at them. So, the 4 and 5 were created before the 1, but weren't known about until recently in the Sphere.

Yep, that's the same answer I got in the MUL thread. Makes complete sense, although kinda creates a situation where they might be the Behemoth 4/Stone Rhino 1 and Behemoth 5/Stone Rhino 2...but at that point, who cares.
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: Kotetsu on 13 April 2015, 18:05:22
When I wrote the article on the Marauder IIc, I ran into that issue. IIRC, the 8 model came after the 1, but before the rest.
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: marauder648 on 14 April 2015, 03:22:46
I can do a Kingfisher too (nearly wrote Kingfister there...) if folks want.
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: GreekFire on 14 April 2015, 10:13:01
jymset has had the Kingfisher written up for quite some time now, I think he's been waiting for an open Friday in order to post it.
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: marauder648 on 14 April 2015, 13:43:24
Roger that :)
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: jymset on 16 April 2015, 04:52:24
Ahyup! I do have that Kingfisher up. Alas, I will be offline this weekend, starting tomorrow (and 6+ hours before US timezones). If anyone has anything at the ready, please post that. But to avoid the Fire Falcon confusion: I do have the Kingfisher in store.
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: grimlock1 on 22 April 2015, 01:01:29
Is there a Celerity article anywhere in the near future?
If there isn't, I'll ask a question in the forum but if there is, I'll hold off, so as to avoid a repeat of what I did with the Machina Domini.
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: marauder648 on 22 April 2015, 04:52:33
I've got a Talon/Night Hawk article ready to go if we need one.
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: Nahuris on 26 April 2015, 18:37:52
I was going to try and do the Koshi Standard, but with everything else going on, in my life (moving, work, etc) --- there is no way I can do it in a timely manner. So, if someone else wants to grab it, go for it...... once things calm down for me, I will take a look, and if it is still not done, by then, I will pick it back up.

Nahuris
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: Scotty on 29 April 2015, 21:51:31
I'm sorely tempted to try and do like GreekFire has done and go through every 'Mech from the very first (chronologically) to the most recent - and focus on the Alpha Strike component to each.  I've fallen deeply, deeply in love with Alpha Strike, to the point where I'd wager that I've got a better perspective on it than 99% of posters or players.

I just don't know if Alpha Strike is enough to build articles on, since the unit's record sheet definitely comes first.  I could probably go through and start with old 'Mechs and add a little Alpha Strike post to the end of them, but that feels... incomplete, somehow.  Especially the older ones.
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: Alexander Knight on 29 April 2015, 22:23:58
Maybe focus on say a lance or a star of them at a time, or compare AS performance to what people expect from the units in standard play.
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: Scotty on 29 April 2015, 22:34:35
Maybe focus on say a lance or a star of them at a time, or compare AS performance to what people expect from the units in standard play.

This is a fantastic idea, particularly the latter.  Alpha Strike is different enough that some of the major changes are non-obvious.
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: GreekFire on 29 April 2015, 23:50:46
Maybe additionally organize them by roles? Like comparing the Juggernauts generally used by X faction during the Y era, and then contrasting the advantages/weaknesses of each with those of their standard BattleTech counterparts?

I really agree that having some Alpha Strike write-ups would be great, 'specially since it's a system that fewer people are familiar with.
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: Scotty on 30 April 2015, 00:04:51
That's also a good idea, but I think it loses something since different variants of a given 'Mech can be different in just a couple key ways, and still end up different roles.  I'm halfway through the article I wanted to write for Friday, and the very first two variants of the Mackie are different roles - one Juggernaut, one Sniper.  I'd have to split up the 'Mech variants more than I'm comfortable doing in order to do that as part of the XotW format.  I may do, as you've done with Protos, a guide to Alpha Strike tactics and roles, but that would be something of a different method.

That said!  I'm currently halfway through the article I wanted to write for Friday, and I'm already getting close to page three - after two Mackie variants.  It appears my fears of not being able to fill an article were entirely unfounded. :D
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: Empyrus on 30 April 2015, 07:28:04
I'd recommend explaining the Alpha Strike system to total newbies a bit as well, might get new people interested. Though perhaps that deserves its own article.
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: Scotty on 30 April 2015, 07:59:47
It most certainly does deserve its own article.  Thank be a few down the line.
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: Scotty on 01 May 2015, 00:28:31
Mackie article is up.  It's a doozy.

An article explaining basic Alpha Strike concepts that don't translate easily to the tactical game will be forthcoming within the first few articles.  It's needed fairly badly, I think.
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: marauder648 on 04 May 2015, 09:16:38
I've got a Kingfisher article good to go.  Its been boring at work and quiet and needed something to keep my mind active.
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: GreekFire on 04 May 2015, 09:29:31
I've got a Kingfisher article good to go.  Its been boring at work and quiet and needed something to keep my mind active.

Just a reminder, marauder, jymset has reserved the Kingfisher for himself. Think you could do a write-up on something else instead?
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: marauder648 on 04 May 2015, 10:21:07
Ahh yes, i'll do that tomorrow :)  Probably the Cestus and mebbe the Lynx as the Cestus wasn't produced in many flavours.

*edit* Actually i'll just do the Cestus, don't need to be a biggun after all.
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: Empyrus on 11 May 2015, 09:05:52
I'll reserve the Raven, if that's okay?
I have the Thresher under work but... man, i don't really know what to say about it. Need to clear my head from it.

The Raven i have a lot to say about, being a CapCon fan.
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: marauder648 on 15 May 2015, 09:18:15
Go for it :) The Raven's a good mech! :)
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: Empyrus on 15 May 2015, 09:36:17
And i'll cover the Raven II with the Raven, if that's OK as well, considering it is little more than a heavier variant (with no variants of its own).
EDIT And definitively not today though.
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: GreekFire on 15 May 2015, 09:38:40
And i'll cover the Raven II with the Raven, if that's OK as well, considering it is little more than a heavier variant (with no variants of its own).
EDIT And definitively not today though.

Great idea. Looking forward to it!
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: GreekFire on 15 May 2015, 09:39:34
On an related note, I *would* be ready to post a MotW if nobody else is gonna post something today.
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: Scotty on 15 May 2015, 17:13:29
And i'll cover the Raven II with the Raven, if that's OK as well, considering it is little more than a heavier variant (with no variants of its own).
EDIT And definitively not today though.

Well shoot.  I didn't even notice this until just now, but I'm going to be dropping an Alpha Strike Mech of the Week article on the Raven (sans Raven II for now) here in a few hours.
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: marauder648 on 16 May 2015, 08:49:05
Its a veritable unkindness of Ravens!
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: Diplominator on 19 May 2015, 20:17:12
I finally found the time and inclination to do the Viking(s) article, so that can go up next week after Greekfire does his this week. Sound plan?
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: GreekFire on 19 May 2015, 20:25:43
I finally found the time and inclination to do the Viking(s) article, so that can go up next week after Greekfire does his this week. Sound plan?

Forget about me, real life is getting in the way. I don't have the energy to write something good at all.
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: Diplominator on 19 May 2015, 20:33:14
Alright, I'll get the Viking up on Friday. Hope the craziness ends well!
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: GreekFire on 19 May 2015, 20:37:01
Thanks man. Should be good by next week, just work + school + training is leaving me drained as hell ATM.
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: Scotty on 19 May 2015, 21:01:05
For those not aware, I'll be putting up an Alpha Strike article on the Uraeus on (either the first hour or the last hour of) Friday.
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: Diplominator on 19 May 2015, 21:43:44
For those not aware, I'll be putting up an Alpha Strike article on the Uraeus on (either the first hour or the last hour of) Friday.

Ooh, I really want to see that. It's the last remnant of one of my previous factions of choice, in service with my current faction of choice, and at I am desperate for any reason to like it.
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: Scotty on 19 May 2015, 22:57:21
Good news: the Alpha Strike stats on it are actually pretty sweet.
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: GreekFire on 20 May 2015, 22:24:59
Had a good day, Raider is ready to go whenever. I'll keep it in reserve for an open week since I seriously doubt it's something that'll generate much interest.
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: marauder648 on 21 May 2015, 05:11:18
I've done a write up of the Strider I can put up on Friday.
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: Getz on 21 May 2015, 08:53:32
Alright, I'll get the Viking up on Friday. Hope the craziness ends well!

Cool, thanks very much.

In related news, real life is interfering in my writing the legacy article, but it is about half done so I'll try and get it finished sometime in the next few weeks.
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: lucho on 24 May 2015, 10:12:06
Has anybody covered the Neaderthal? I don't see any mention on the list of MoTW
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: GreekFire on 24 May 2015, 10:17:19
Has anybody covered the Neaderthal? I don't see any mention on the list of MoTW

I really, really want to cover it, but if you want to as well - go ahead. First come, first serve!
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: lucho on 24 May 2015, 10:36:39
I can try, but like many here real life means that I'm not at all reliable  :-[
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: Diplominator on 26 May 2015, 22:01:14
Anyone got a claim on the Maelstrom? It doesn't look like we've got a recent article and it's got an NTNU variant that might warrant coverage.
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: GreekFire on 27 May 2015, 00:14:05
I can try, but like many here real life means that I'm not at all reliable  :-[

Might as well give it a shot  O0
Worst comes to worst, if things get too hectic you can pop back here and relinquish your claim on it. But consider it reserved in your name for the time being. Cool?

Anyone got a claim on the Maelstrom? It doesn't look like we've got a recent article and it's got an NTNU variant that might warrant coverage.

Go for it!

Anyone mind if I go for the Raider this Friday?
I'm steadily working my way through the Albatross as well...it'll be out eventually.
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: Giovanni Blasini on 27 May 2015, 02:26:43
Got an odd one, either as a request, or an offer for me to write one up: the Chaffee.
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: jymset on 27 May 2015, 05:53:51
Got an odd one, either as a request, or an offer for me to write one up: the Chaffee.

Oh heck yes.

Could I request you to write it yourself, seeing you are an interested party? If so, please PM me. :)
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: Scotty on 27 May 2015, 08:56:37
Should have an Alpha Strike article on the Dervish up later this week, for anyone looking forward to that.
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: GreekFire on 27 May 2015, 12:05:21
Current list:

cold1: Bowman
Diplominator: Maelstrom
Dragon Cat: Mercury II (maybe?)
Empyrus: Thresher, Raven/Raven II
Fallen Raven: Penetrator
Geovanni Blasini: Chaffee, Quasit
Getz: Legacy
GreekFire: Albatross, Gauntlet
jymset: Kingfisher
kotetsu: Vapor Eagle, Rifleman IIC, Warhammer IIC
lucho: Neanderthal
Moonsword: Templar (maybe?)
Scotty: Banshee

Current requests: Hammer, Celerity, Brigand
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: Giovanni Blasini on 27 May 2015, 13:18:07
Oh heck yes.

Could I request you to write it yourself, seeing you are an interested party? If so, please PM me. :)

Sure.  PM incoming shortly.

GreekFire, put me tentatively down for the Quasit, if I can't convince Chanman to do that one, which I would expect to be a laugh riot.
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: Giovanni Blasini on 27 May 2015, 22:17:32
And I'm going to need to do an errata on the Chaffee when I get home: I show it as 0.5 ton overweight.
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: GreekFire on 27 May 2015, 23:27:43
Sure.  PM incoming shortly.

GreekFire, put me tentatively down for the Quasit, if I can't convince Chanman to do that one, which I would expect to be a laugh riot.

Done deal!
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: lucho on 28 May 2015, 09:19:12
Might as well give it a shot  O0
Worst comes to worst, if things get too hectic you can pop back here and relinquish your claim on it. But consider it reserved in your name for the time being. Cool?

Go for it!
*snip*

Bargained well and done!   :)

I should have a rough draft (barring any more grief from work...) by the weekend
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: lucho on 31 May 2015, 18:42:54
The Neanderthal is ready to go, barring some final proofreading. Just let me know when to post it :)
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: GreekFire on 01 June 2015, 11:40:46
This Friday should be a-ok!
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: Terrace on 01 June 2015, 16:44:51
I would like to make a request for the Brigand.
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: GreekFire on 02 June 2015, 14:02:27
I would like to make a request for the Brigand.

Request logged.
I've decided that I'm going to take on the Gaunlet once I'm done with the Albatross.
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: Scotty on 09 June 2015, 01:09:39
After two weeks of delays and convention prep and execution, the Alpha Strike 'Mech of the Week will be continuing this week where it left off two weeks ago with the Dervish.
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: GreekFire on 15 June 2015, 19:39:07
Gauntlet came easier to me than the Albatross...which has been sitting in write-up hell for more than a few weeks now.
I'll be ready to post it this Friday unless someone else wants to honor.
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: marauder648 on 17 June 2015, 07:04:28
I've also got a thingy...with stuff...err..Hellion write up ready to go.
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: Col.Hengist on 17 June 2015, 12:31:08
Has the Hoplite been done?
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: Diplominator on 18 June 2015, 11:07:54
Unless there's an objection, I'm gonna tackle the Bandersnatch after the Maelstrom.
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: GreekFire on 19 June 2015, 19:07:51
Hoplite is here: http://bg.battletech.com/forums/fan-articles/mech-of-the-week-hop-4*-hoplite/

Looking forward to the Bandersnatch, Hellion is another one that should be fun.
Still planning on posting the Gauntlet, but time obligations mean that I'll only be able to do it tomorrow night at the earliest. If someone else (marauder648?) wants to post this week instead, go ahead.
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: marauder648 on 21 June 2015, 04:31:15
I can post a bit later today with my Hellion one it just needs a bit more work.
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: Elcor05 on 21 June 2015, 12:40:49
Hey I'd like to request the Crimson Langur. I know it was on the old forums but I wasn't around back then and it doesn't look like it carried over :-/
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: marauder648 on 22 June 2015, 08:04:35
Hellion's up and go for it with the Langur.
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: GreekFire on 22 June 2015, 21:07:46
Thanks Marauder. Sorry for being AFK for so long, work and life have been hectic.

The Gauntlet is still good to go whenever, and I'd like to reserve the Tundra Wolf as well.
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: Savage Coyote on 02 July 2015, 18:37:05
I have a Blitzkrieg article that details both variants and Alpha Strike stuff for them as well.  I got to design the 4F so the beastie has a soft spot in my heart.  I also didn't see any articles on it either so there's that.
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: GreekFire on 02 July 2015, 22:57:36
I have a Blitzkrieg article that details both variants and Alpha Strike stuff for them as well.  I got to design the 4F so the beastie has a soft spot in my heart.  I also didn't see any articles on it either so there's that.

Wanna post it this week? It'll make for a nice continuation of the Lyran theme.
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: Savage Coyote on 02 July 2015, 23:29:09
Sure, tomorrow?
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: GreekFire on 02 July 2015, 23:34:39
Sure, tomorrow?

Sounds good!
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: Alan Grant on 04 July 2015, 13:00:14
Can we add the Warhammer IIC to the list? Please....
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: jymset on 05 July 2015, 17:52:37
I've been pinged about the Kingfisher. When should I post that?
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: sillybrit on 05 July 2015, 19:20:41
I've been pinged about the Kingfisher. When should I post that?

Now!!!!!
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: GreekFire on 05 July 2015, 19:37:19
I've been pinged about the Kingfisher. When should I post that?

I'd vote for next Friday, but if you're on a busier schedule whenever is fine.
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: jklantern on 05 July 2015, 19:47:26
I've been pinged about the Kingfisher. When should I post that?

There are so many Mechs I forget exist from 3058.  This is one of them.  Not because they're bad Mechs by any means, just because I haven't been near a copy of 58 for years.  Looking forward to this one.
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: blitzy on 06 July 2015, 12:58:55
Can I ask for the Snow Fox, please?   O:-)
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: Giovanni Blasini on 09 July 2015, 16:08:11
Hoping to start on the Chaffee next week.  Real Life has been kicking my butt lately.
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: jymset on 09 July 2015, 22:22:13
Hi! I will post the Kingfisher either late tonight, or on Sunday. I want to have a read through before it goes up, but I'll be on the road later today and probably offline on Saturday, so we'll see.
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: Scotty on 09 July 2015, 23:50:40
Related: Kingfisher Alpha Strike article should be up Monday.
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: marauder648 on 10 July 2015, 04:07:58
Can I possibly put my name down for doing an article on the Emperor?

Not this one though.

(http://www.theforce.net/kids/coruscant/probe_droid/palpatine.jpg)

As awesomely evil as he was.
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: Kidd on 14 July 2015, 15:49:31
Many thanks to all the writers frm a very appreciative fan.

May I request the Juliano?
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: The Eagle on 15 July 2015, 13:49:22
Many thanks to all the writers frm a very appreciative fan.

May I request the Juliano?

Seconded.  In other news, a quick search revealed that we don't have a BNC-series Banshee article. . .
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: GreekFire on 15 July 2015, 15:35:11
Banshee is currently reserved by Scotty, but I'm not sure how far down the pipeline it'd be with his current ASMotW project going on.
Current schedule:

cold1: Bowman
Diplominator: Maelstrom, Bandersnatch
Dragon Cat: Mercury II (maybe?)
Empyrus: Thresher, Raven/Raven II
Fallen Raven: Penetrator
Geovanni Blasini: Chaffee, Quasit
Getz: Legacy
GreekFire: Albatross, Juliano
kotetsu: Vapor Eagle, Rifleman IIC, Warhammer IIC
marauder648: Emperor
Moonsword: Templar (maybe?)

Current requests: Hammer, Celerity, Brigand, Crimson Langur, Snow Fox, Jupiter, Hammerhands

I'll take the Juliano unless someone else wants to grab it.
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: marauder648 on 17 July 2015, 02:30:41
Go for it Greek :)
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: Scotty on 17 July 2015, 16:55:35
I see that nobody has posted an article today yet.  In light of the fact that the Banshee is currently scheduled on the Alpha Strike 'Mech of the Week schedule for today, I think I'm going to write a behemoth of an article covering the Banshee in both standard and Alpha Strike, and use the two systems to explain how PV calculations work.
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: GreekFire on 17 July 2015, 19:57:16
I see that nobody has posted an article today yet.  In light of the fact that the Banshee is currently scheduled on the Alpha Strike 'Mech of the Week schedule for today, I think I'm going to write a behemoth of an article covering the Banshee in both standard and Alpha Strike, and use the two systems to explain how PV calculations work.

Excellent! Sounds like a plan, I just came home from work and there's no way I'm ready to post anything.
By the way, if anyone wants to reserve an upcoming Friday just post it here and I'll add it to the schedule.
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: Scotty on 17 July 2015, 20:06:07
My article will probably be very late tonight.  I'm on page 4 in word, and I'm just getting into the second variant. :-[

EDIT: I just hit 5k words on variant #6.  This one may not end up being ready before the end of the night.  Damn my overly-thorough nature!
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: Kit deSummersville on 17 July 2015, 22:16:52
Sorry, I made a few too many variants....  :-\

Or did I?  ^-^
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: Scotty on 17 July 2015, 22:17:59
The worst part?  In Alpha Strike, the differences between most of them are like... a point of damage.  Merging the article types together has proven to be a very bad (if also very awesome, in terms of what I'm hoping will come out of it) idea.

Anybody know the character limit for a post?
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: Empyrus on 18 July 2015, 09:18:46
Don't forums like these typically have limit of 20k-25k characters or so?
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: jklantern on 18 July 2015, 10:02:12
My article will probably be very late tonight.  I'm on page 4 in word, and I'm just getting into the second variant. :-[

EDIT: I just hit 5k words on variant #6.  This one may not end up being ready before the end of the night.  Damn my overly-thorough nature!

The Banshee is one of my favorite mechs.  Be as thorough as you want.   O0
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: Scotty on 19 July 2015, 23:58:45
The Banshee article is up.

And I'm down. #P
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: GreekFire on 20 July 2015, 22:55:27
With TRO:3150 just coming out it looks like I'm gonna delay the Juliano a little bit...gonna have to cover the two new variants as well.
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: Avitue on 20 July 2015, 23:02:19
Would like to request the big fat Turkey a.k.a. Jupiter.
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: Scotty on 20 July 2015, 23:21:06
With TRO:3150 just coming out it looks like I'm gonna delay the Juliano a little bit...gonna have to cover the two new variants as well.

They're not terribly different, but I like the little bit of variety they bring.  I look forward to seeing what you come up with.

Also, as a general announcement: I'm never doing anything like that Banshee article again, so if there's anything else I had reserved you can just strike it from the list. #P
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: False Son on 30 July 2015, 14:49:57
With TRO:3150 just coming out it looks like I'm gonna delay the Juliano a little bit...gonna have to cover the two new variants as well.

I'll be interested in this one.  I will of course have my 2 cents to say about it.
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: GreekFire on 30 July 2015, 23:45:11
It's next on my list!

That said, tomorrow I'd be ready to put out the Tundra Wolf. It'll be late at night after work though, probably around 23h30 eastern.
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: Diplominator on 03 August 2015, 21:05:29
Unless there's an objection, I'd like to schedule the Maelstrom for this week so that I have a deadline and actually write the damn thing.
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: GreekFire on 04 August 2015, 17:37:00
Consider it done.
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: Stinger on 05 August 2015, 09:33:24
I know it was done quite a while ago, but could I request the Hammerhands?
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: GreekFire on 05 August 2015, 12:09:46
Request logged!
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: master arminas on 05 August 2015, 23:40:40
I've got an article on the Black Lanner finished and ready to go.  Let me know when I can post it.  Unless someone else is planning on doing it and has already called dibs, that is.

MA
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: GreekFire on 06 August 2015, 10:16:02
Let's get a calender going, then! If anyone else has an article ready and wants to reserve a slot, lemme know.
Current schedule:

cold1: Bowman
Diplominator: Maelstrom, Bandersnatch
Dragon Cat: Mercury II (maybe?)
Empyrus: Thresher, Raven/Raven II
Fallen Raven: Penetrator
Geovanni Blasini: Chaffee, Quasit
Getz: Legacy
GreekFire: Albatross, Juliano
kotetsu: Vapor Eagle, Rifleman IIC, Warhammer IIC
marauder648: Emperor
master arminas: Black Lanner
Mattiator (Crossbow - IS version)
Moonsword: Templar (maybe?)

Current requests: Hammer, Celerity, Brigand, Crimson Langur, Snow Fox, Jupiter, Hammerhands

August 7th: Diplominator (Maelstrom)
August 11th: Empyrus (Raven/Raven II)
August 14th: master arminas (Black Lanner)
August 18th: marauder648 (Emperor)
August 21st: Mattiator (Crossbow - IS version)
August 28th: GreekFire (Juliano)
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: Mattiator on 07 August 2015, 05:57:53
I've got a post for the Crossbow (Lyran Age of War design) all ready to go.
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: Empyrus on 08 August 2015, 17:24:14
Phew, i got the Raven/Raven II article done. Nearly 3500 words, 21k characters.
I'd like to post it as a Mech of the Midweek but i can wait later, of course. Any opinions when?
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: Diplominator on 08 August 2015, 21:16:41
Phew, i got the Raven/Raven II article done. Nearly 3500 words, 21k characters.
I'd like to post it as a Mech of the Midweek but i can wait later, of course. Any opinions when?

Putting it as a 'Mech of the Midweek is probably fine. The Maelstrom isn't an especially interesting design and seems unlikely to spark much discussion. A big 'ol heap of Raven variants would probably be more fun.
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: Empyrus on 08 August 2015, 21:20:00
Hmm. Would someone be willing to go over my article beforehand regardless when i'll post it? Just a cursory fact check, proof-reading. Something like that.
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: GreekFire on 08 August 2015, 23:42:39
I've got a post for the Crossbow (Lyran Age of War design) all ready to go.

Awesome! Would the 21st work for you?

Hmm. Would someone be willing to go over my article beforehand regardless when i'll post it? Just a cursory fact check, proof-reading. Something like that.

I can give it a look if you'd like, but I wont be able to get to it before Monday evening.
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: Empyrus on 08 August 2015, 23:48:28
Do i dump the whole thing as PM (except do they have a character limit?) or do i send a file? File's .odt format as i use LibreOffice.
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: GreekFire on 09 August 2015, 00:21:27
a .odt file should be fine, I shouldn't have any issues converting it.
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: Empyrus on 09 August 2015, 00:29:41
Sent a OneDrive link. I hope it works.
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: marauder648 on 09 August 2015, 03:41:14
When do you want my Empy article to go up?
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: Mattiator on 09 August 2015, 08:21:51
Awesome! Would the 21st work for you?
I've penciled it in. Right before I go for a vacation, so it's perfect.
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: GreekFire on 10 August 2015, 21:00:36
When do you want my Empy article to go up?

Since we have a lot of people writing stuff up, how about another midweek article? Would the 18th work for you?
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: GreekFire on 10 August 2015, 21:03:25
New page, reposting this:
If anyone else has an article ready and wants to reserve a slot, lemme know!

Current Reservations:

cold1: Bowman
Diplominator: Bandersnatch
Dragon Cat: Mercury II (maybe?)
Empyrus: Hauptmann, Sha Yu, Sling
Fallen Raven: Penetrator
Geovanni Blasini: Chaffee, Quasit
Getz: Legacy
GreekFire: Albatross
kotetsu: Vapor Eagle, Rifleman IIC, Warhammer IIC
Moonsword: Templar (maybe?)

Current requests: Hammer, Celerity, Brigand, Crimson Langur, Snow Fox, Jupiter, Hammerhands

Current Schedule:

August 18th: marauder648 (Emperor)
August 21st: Mattiator (Crossbow - IS version)
August 28th: GreekFire (Juliano)
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: Empyrus on 11 August 2015, 10:57:56
'Mech of the Mid-Week is today? Right, damned timezones, i usually notice such articles on Wednesdays here...
I've made changes to my Raven article based GreekFire's recommendations and it is ready to go. Will post it... in a moment, after final formating for this forum, i guess.
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: master arminas on 12 August 2015, 18:39:30
I've got to work most of the day Friday . . . do y'all mind if I post my Black Lanner article tomorrow (a day early)?

MA
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: Empyrus on 12 August 2015, 19:10:52
IMO, sure, go ahead. It is not going to hurt anyone, i think.
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: GreekFire on 12 August 2015, 20:50:47
I've got to work most of the day Friday . . . do y'all mind if I post my Black Lanner article tomorrow (a day early)?

MA

Schedules here are always flexible! We do this for fun and not as work, after all.
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: master arminas on 13 August 2015, 09:41:39
IMO, sure, go ahead. It is not going to hurt anyone, i think.

Schedules here are always flexible! We do this for fun and not as work, after all.

Article is up.

MA

Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: Empyrus on 14 August 2015, 10:32:46
I'll reserve the Hauptmann and Sha Yu if that's OK? EDIT Make that Sha Yu a "maybe". The Hauptmann is a priority for me.
The former because i find the OmniMech rather interesting and it lacks an article, the latter because of its relation to the Raven.

Also, i release my reservation of the Thresher, the 'mech's so boring i can't write about it (not now, anyway). One depressing 'mech, with only bright point being it being the precursor to the Summoner.
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: Diplominator on 16 August 2015, 10:59:37
I'll reserve the Hauptmann and Sha Yu if that's OK? EDIT Make that Sha Yu a "maybe". The Hauptmann is a priority for me.
The former because i find the OmniMech rather interesting and it lacks an article, the latter because of its relation to the Raven.

Also, i release my reservation of the Thresher, the 'mech's so boring i can't write about it (not now, anyway). One depressing 'mech, with only bright point being it being the precursor to the Summoner.

Let's just count this post as the Thresher MotW. Very little more need be said.
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: Empyrus on 16 August 2015, 11:16:05
Heh, perhaps i should try some kind of parody review or something. Might actually work... i recall some people writing reasonably funny ones about poor mechs.
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: GreekFire on 16 August 2015, 19:19:56
I'll reserve the Hauptmann and Sha Yu if that's OK? EDIT Make that Sha Yu a "maybe". The Hauptmann is a priority for me.
The former because i find the OmniMech rather interesting and it lacks an article, the latter because of its relation to the Raven.

Added to the list.

Let's just count this post as the Thresher MotW. Very little more need be said.

Pffahaha, truer words never spoken.
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: marauder648 on 17 August 2015, 07:33:51
Since we have a lot of people writing stuff up, how about another midweek article? Would the 18th work for you?

Well bargained and done!
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: wantec on 17 August 2015, 08:23:07
I'll reserve the Hauptmann and Sha Yu if that's OK? EDIT Make that Sha Yu a "maybe". The Hauptmann is a priority for me.
The former because i find the OmniMech rather interesting and it lacks an article, the latter because of its relation to the Raven.

Also, i release my reservation of the Thresher, the 'mech's so boring i can't write about it (not now, anyway). One depressing 'mech, with only bright point being it being the precursor to the Summoner.
I'll claim it and write an interesting MotW on it (or at least try to).



Oh and here it is... Thresher MotW (http://bg.battletech.com/forums/fan-articles/surprise-'mech-of-the-week-thresher-with-alpha-strike-seasoning-on-top/)


Since we have a lot of people writing stuff up, how about another midweek article? Would the 18th work for you?
Ooops, missed this post in my furvor to defend the Thresher. I say go ahead and still post on the 18th, I need more MotWs to help me get through the start of this week.
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: GreekFire on 17 August 2015, 08:29:48
I'll claim it and write an interesting MotW on it (or at least try to).

Ooops, missed this post in my furvor to defend the Thresher. I say go ahead and still post on the 18th, I need more MotWs to help me get through the start of this week.

Damn that was snappy! And yeah, I agree that the Emperor can still go up. Shouldn't cause any problems.
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: Empyrus on 17 August 2015, 08:57:36
lol
Well, this works as well.
I'll just focus on the Sha Yu and Hauptmann then.
I couldn't even come up with any jokes or such about the Thresher, so very uninspiring. (Like, you can joke about the Hellbringer's armor. The Thresher? It has poor armor but not that poor... so it doesn't work.)
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: marauder648 on 18 August 2015, 04:29:25
The Empy's up :)
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: Empyrus on 21 August 2015, 08:31:27
I've decided to be crazy and tackle a third 'mech as well, the Sling. One of my favorites...
So, the Hauptmann, Sha Yu and Sling for me.
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: Mattiator on 22 August 2015, 17:46:25
Ugh. Didn't have time to get the Crossbow article up yesterday, so here it is.
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: GreekFire on 22 August 2015, 19:42:15
Awesome! Juliano is still on schedule for this week, and after it's done with I'll finally get the Albatross done with.
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: GreekFire on 28 August 2015, 10:53:58
Been a busy end of week for me. If anyone wants to post instead of me, go ahead, but otherwise it'll have to wait until tomorrow evening or Sunday.
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: Sagittaire on 28 August 2015, 11:56:33
Can someone do an MotW article on the Grand Titan? I don't see one in archieve.

Thanks!
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: GreekFire on 30 August 2015, 17:26:01
Can someone do an MotW article on the Grand Titan? I don't see one in archieve.

Thanks!

I'll grab it. Guess it's time to get all of the Leaguer assaults out of the way!
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: marauder648 on 01 September 2015, 01:37:31
Be nice to see NOT OPTIMUS PRIME getting a review :)  Also can I do one for the Puma/Adder?
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: GreekFire on 04 September 2015, 23:39:13
Sure, go for it!
Anyone planning anything for this week? If not I'll try getting the Albatross out by tomorrow or Sunday evening.
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: marauder648 on 05 September 2015, 10:17:50
You crack on with your Albatross Greek :) i'm polishing the Puma/Adder article.
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: Terrace on 05 September 2015, 10:28:05
Putting in a triple request for the Sunder, Black Hawk-KU, and the Raptor. Those are the only three First Generation OmniMechs that don't have a current MotW article.
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: Empyrus on 05 September 2015, 15:09:47
Putting in a triple request for the Sunder, Black Hawk-KU, and the Raptor. Those are the only three First Generation OmniMechs that don't have a current MotW article.

Is Hauptmann a first or second gen IS Omni? This is kind of relevant, as i was going to call it a first generation 'mech in my forthcoming (estimated this year :P) article. My logic is that the Word of Blake's Celestial-series are real second generation IS Omnis, and anything post-Jihad is third generation.
Is there official distinction between Omni generations?
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: Weirdo on 05 September 2015, 15:37:13
I Think the general consensus is that the Omnis found in TRO 3058 are the first-generation, and everything else was able to draw on the lessons of those 'mechs. The rest are a bit blurry...I'd say offhand, any found in 3060-67 are 2nd gen, the Celestials are 3rd gen, and post-Jihad are 4th. That's probably a matter of taste, though.
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: GreekFire on 05 September 2015, 22:34:47
I Think the general consensus is that the Omnis found in TRO 3058 are the first-generation, and everything else was able to draw on the lessons of those 'mechs. The rest are a bit blurry...I'd say offhand, any found in 3060-67 are 2nd gen, the Celestials are 3rd gen, and post-Jihad are 4th. That's probably a matter of taste, though.

That's pretty much how I see it too...it makes a good amount of sense for things to be organized that way.

New page, reposting this.
If anyone else has an article ready and wants to reserve a slot, lemme know!

Current Reservations:

cold1: Bowman
Diplominator: Jupiter
Dragon Cat: Mercury II (maybe?)
Empyrus: Hauptmann, Sha Yu, Sling
Fallen Raven: Penetrator
Geovanni Blasini: Chaffee, Quasit
Getz: Legacy
GreekFire: Grand Titan, Savage Wolf
kotetsu: Vapor Eagle, Rifleman IIC, Warhammer IIC
marauder648: Raptor
Moonsword: Templar (maybe?)
The Eagle: Hammer

Current requests: Black Hawk-KU, Brigand, Celerity, Conjurer, Crimson Langur, Hammerhands, Parash, Snow Fox, Sunder
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: jklantern on 05 September 2015, 23:07:39
Man, I don't know about you guys, but I'm thrilled for some of these upcoming articles!
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: The Eagle on 06 September 2015, 00:44:53
I have to admit that I'm really tempted to throw my hat in the ring on the Hammer, but the quality the likes of Hellbie, GreekFire, et al put out is a little daunting.  Call it a maybe for me?
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: Terrace on 06 September 2015, 01:02:43
Is Hauptmann a first or second gen IS Omni? This is kind of relevant, as i was going to call it a first generation 'mech in my forthcoming (estimated this year :P) article. My logic is that the Word of Blake's Celestial-series are real second generation IS Omnis, and anything post-Jihad is third generation.
Is there official distinction between Omni generations?

Personally I'd call the Celestial-series third generation. The Hauptmann is second generation. I define the first generation as "appeared in TRO 3058"
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: marauder648 on 06 September 2015, 02:06:16
I'll do one for the Raptor if no one else wants to take it. 
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: GreekFire on 06 September 2015, 12:28:38
I have to admit that I'm really tempted to throw my hat in the ring on the Hammer, but the quality the likes of Hellbie, GreekFire, et al put out is a little daunting.  Call it a maybe for me?

Do it!! Variety is the spice of life. It's always great to have more writers here.

I'll do one for the Raptor if no one else wants to take it. 

Sounds good!

Man, I don't know about you guys, but I'm thrilled for some of these upcoming articles!

Haaa haaaaah.  ::)
You volunteering for something?  ^-^
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: jklantern on 06 September 2015, 14:39:08

Haaa haaaaah.  ::)
You volunteering for something?  ^-^

Pffft, Hell no.  I wouldn't know a good Mech if it bit me in my boney zombie butt.  I'm in this for the setting.  But I love reading about what makes a Mech good, less good, or quirky.  And you guys do a fantastic job of it, and a bunch of the upcomming Mechs are ones I've always liked for one reason or another.
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: GreekFire on 06 September 2015, 22:43:33
Pffft, Hell no.  I wouldn't know a good Mech if it bit me in my boney zombie butt.  I'm in this for the setting.  But I love reading about what makes a Mech good, less good, or quirky.  And you guys do a fantastic job of it, and a bunch of the upcomming Mechs are ones I've always liked for one reason or another.

Oh pff...I thought you were joking about all of the "your name here" entries.
Gonna have to delay the Albatross by one more day. Huge day of work with massive overtime that I'm still working on, don't have the time to finish it up tonight.
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: marauder648 on 07 September 2015, 03:12:13
No worries I'll put the Adder/Puma up as a filler, its a fairly small article but I hope folks enjoy it.
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: GreekFire on 07 September 2015, 08:27:14
No worries I'll put the Adder/Puma up as a filler, its a fairly small article but I hope folks enjoy it.

Thanks a lot man, I appreciate it. This'll let me complete the write-up without being rushed.
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: marauder648 on 07 September 2015, 09:27:19
Thanks a lot man, I appreciate it. This'll let me complete the write-up without being rushed.

No worries, glad I could help and reduce the stress :)
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: 2ndAcr on 08 September 2015, 18:28:58
 Anyone thought about doing one on the Hellhound/Conjuror?
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: GreekFire on 12 September 2015, 12:29:58
Finally posted the Albatross...I rewrote that thing so many times I'm just happy to get it done with.
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: Caedis Animus on 13 September 2015, 03:22:54
A bit of an odd request; The Parash? I've never seen much about it anywhere, and it seems to be a lesser-known design.
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: marauder648 on 13 September 2015, 07:34:49
Problem is that its a pure filler article, its got 2 variants and there's only so much you can go on about that re the Parash.
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: Terrace on 13 September 2015, 14:34:06
Putting in another triple OmniMech request. They are:

Firestarter (Standard and Omni versions)

Blackjack (Standard and Omni versions)

Savage Wolf/Mad Cat Mk IV (Omni and Prototype versions)
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: Caedis Animus on 13 September 2015, 15:43:37
Problem is that its a pure filler article, its got 2 variants and there's only so much you can go on about that re the Parash.
I'm kind of aware of that, but I still have an interest in the subject.
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: GreekFire on 13 September 2015, 16:37:46
Putting in another triple OmniMech request.

...

Savage Wolf/Mad Cat Mk IV (Omni and Prototype versions)

And this one right here I'm grabbing. I think I've played with it enough by now to feel ready to tackle it.
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: marauder648 on 14 September 2015, 01:25:51
I can do the Blackjack if no one wants it :) And I can do an article on the Parash as well.
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: Diplominator on 16 September 2015, 21:37:33
Bandersnatch on Friday good?
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: GreekFire on 16 September 2015, 21:46:10
Yep.
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: Terrace on 22 September 2015, 17:10:05
If you guys need to write up a filler article, the Falconer only has two variants.
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: Diplominator on 26 September 2015, 22:00:40
I think I'll have time for one more article before I become stupendously busy, so I'll take the Jupiter unless someone snagged it and I didn't notice.
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: marauder648 on 27 September 2015, 12:52:38
Jupiter away :) And I've just put the Raptor and Blackjack up, I also did one for the Karhu just in case as well but have not posted that one.
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: GreekFire on 27 September 2015, 18:25:31
Cool! Let's keep the Karhu as a back-up in case we need it some other week.
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: marauder648 on 04 October 2015, 05:17:05
Excellent article for Optimus Prime :)

I'm also doing a 'personal log' kind of write up about the Orca that when is done could be used in the future.
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: cavingjan on 04 October 2015, 10:04:52
Have we done an Anubis article lately?
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: wantec on 05 October 2015, 14:17:28
Have we done an Anubis article lately?
According to the Fan Article Directory, 2006 was the last MotW on the little green budgies.
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: marauder648 on 12 October 2015, 05:13:52
I'm writing something up for the Onager more out of boredom than anything else.
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: MoneyLovinOgre4Hire on 18 October 2015, 02:27:11
In honor of the resculpt that was just released for its mini, could we get a new article on the Highlander?
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: Empyrus on 18 October 2015, 08:42:16
The Highlander has perfectly serviceable article, does it not?
http://bg.battletech.com/forums/index.php/topic,6111.0.html
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: marauder648 on 18 October 2015, 09:17:13
The Highlander has perfectly serviceable article, does it not?
http://bg.battletech.com/forums/index.php/topic,6111.0.html

Indeed, could do with smaller paragraphs but its a great article.
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: MoneyLovinOgre4Hire on 18 October 2015, 11:03:10
The Highlander has perfectly serviceable article, does it not?
http://bg.battletech.com/forums/index.php/topic,6111.0.html

It misses the XTRO Comstar variant, two unique variants (the Colleen and the Jorgensson), and the 694 variant.
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: Empyrus on 18 October 2015, 11:16:02
Then i guess someone should inform Moonsword and ask if he's willing to add those.
If not, then someone could write a Highlander Supplemental MOTW? Or add overview/analysis of them to the thread?

It does seem some of the other older articles are missing newer variants as well...
EDIT I think so anyway. At least the Mangonel is missing the latest variant. Any others?
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: GreekFire on 18 October 2015, 19:29:27
A lot of 'Mechs start missing variants as time moves on.
I'd suggest PMing the authors of any MotW articles for updates, or simply bumping any write-ups you're interested in to give people a chance to discuss these new variants.

Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: Diplominator on 20 October 2015, 17:00:59
I should have the Jupiter article ready by Friday unless someone has a particularly burning desire for that slot.
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: jymset on 20 October 2015, 18:00:09
I should have the Jupiter article ready by Friday unless someone has a particularly burning desire for that slot.

I have a particularly burning desire for a Jupiter article written by Diplominator. O0
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: Diplominator on 20 October 2015, 22:49:36
Friday it is, then! Hopefully there's no new variant in XTRO Republic III because I won't be able to talk about it.

Wait, except for I love the Jupiter and I want more Jupiter.

Hmmm.
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: marauder648 on 21 October 2015, 09:24:12
Jupiter away :)
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: marauder648 on 30 October 2015, 00:44:20
I can put the Karhu up today (Friday for me) if there's no objections.
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: GreekFire on 30 October 2015, 00:49:23
Go for it. I'm not writing much these days, too distracted with real-life stuff to focus on putting something up.
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: GreekFire on 01 November 2015, 14:17:56
Go for it. I'm not writing much these days, too distracted with real-life stuff to focus on putting something up.

...and with that said, I had yesterday off. Wrote a bunch, can put the Savage Wolf up this week. 'Specially now that I know there wasn't a new variant in the XTRO.
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: marauder648 on 06 November 2015, 08:32:57
Savage Woo away :)
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: GreekFire on 07 November 2015, 00:36:28
Sorry, busy today. Cat got sick, had to rush by vet. Everything probably fine now, but still ate up a bunch of time.
Will post tomorrow as soon as I can.
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: marauder648 on 07 November 2015, 13:47:43
Urf sorry to hear that but its good to hear the cat's better :)
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: jklantern on 07 November 2015, 14:12:36
Urf sorry to hear that but its good to hear the cat's better :)

I too support feline health and happiness.
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: The Eagle on 11 November 2015, 02:23:58
Hey, I'll step up and say that my Hammer article is finally ready.  When's the next open slot in the queue?
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: GreekFire on 11 November 2015, 10:05:25
This Friday! Go for it!
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: The Eagle on 11 November 2015, 12:46:47
Sounds like a plan.
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: GreekFire on 12 November 2015, 14:43:17
Been a while, reposting this.
If anyone else has an article ready and wants to reserve a slot, lemme know!

Current Reservations:

cold1: Bowman
Dakkagor: Black Hawk-KU
Dragon Cat: Mercury II (maybe?)
Empyrus: Hauptmann, Sha Yu, Sling
Fallen Raven: Penetrator
Geovanni Blasini: Chaffee, Quasit
Getz: Legacy
GreekFire: Ostroc, Ostsol, Exhumer, Ninja To
kotetsu: Vapor Eagle, Rifleman IIC, Warhammer IIC
Moonsword: Templar (maybe?)
The Eagle: Hammer, Crimson Langur

Current requests: Anubis, Brigand, Celerity, Conjurer, Diomede, Hammerhands, Parash, Snow Fox

And I think I'm gonna grab both the Ostsol and the Ostroc for a huge double article.
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: The Eagle on 12 November 2015, 15:47:48
Mark me down for the Crimson Langur.  We'll see how soon I can dig up the time for it.
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: marauder648 on 12 November 2015, 16:42:54
I'll take the Sunderrererererere :)
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: GreekFire on 12 November 2015, 23:08:29
Done and done!
I'm also gonna take the Exhumer and the Ninja To...I'm going to wait until the new art for the Ost-Mechs come out before putting out any write-ups on them.
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: marauder648 on 19 November 2015, 10:41:22
I can throw the Sunder on here tomorrow if folks want (thats my friday here in the UK)
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: GreekFire on 19 November 2015, 10:48:22
Go ahead!
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: Dakkagor on 20 November 2015, 06:27:57
I'd be happy to write an article for the Black Hawk KU.
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: GreekFire on 20 November 2015, 12:19:01
I'd be happy to write an article for the Black Hawk KU.

Noted!
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: Weirdo on 20 November 2015, 15:52:28
Anyone up for something interesting? I'd like to request the Diomede. 8)
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: Empyrus on 20 November 2015, 23:42:30
With the Sunder article having appeared, i reckon i should get around writing about the Hauptmann for comparison. And if someone could do the Templar, we'd have IS assault omnis covered... maybe? Can't recall if both Manei Domini assault omnis are covered, the Archangel is for sure.)

Maybe i'll manage to start writing next week (no promises i'm getting anything done by Friday, and even if i were, i'm away then), going to need something to prevent Battlefront from consuming all of my time...


And then the other 'Mechs i took as my responsibility...


No, i didn't have anything relevant to say, this is more of a reminded for myself.
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: Rayneth on 21 November 2015, 09:17:57
Hello guys. I'd always wanted to read an article about my favorite Inner Sphere heavy mech. I'd like to request the all energy Black Knight!
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: GreekFire on 23 November 2015, 17:34:07
Added to the request list. New page, reposting.
If anyone else has an article ready and wants to reserve a slot, lemme know!

Current Reservations:

Agathos: Axman
cold1: Bowman
Dakkagor: Black Hawk-KU
Dragon Cat: Mercury II (maybe?)
Empyrus: Hauptmann, Sha Yu, Sling
Fallen Raven: Penetrator
Geovanni Blasini: Chaffee, Quasit
Getz: Legacy
GreekFire: (Ostroc+Ostsol), Anubis, Hatamoto-Chi
kotetsu: Vapor Eagle, Rifleman IIC, Warhammer IIC
marauder648: Black Knight, Thug
Moonsword: Templar (maybe?)
The Eagle: Crimson Langur, Charger

Current requests: Brigand, Celerity, Conjurer, Diomede, Hatchetman, Hammerhands, Mortis, Snow Fox

I was cleaning up my MotW stuff on my computer (always keep them in case there's another forum crash...) and I stumbled across an old write-up on the Piranha. Can't find it on here, though...did I not upload it? Weird.
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: The Eagle on 23 November 2015, 18:37:48
I posted the Hammer article already, Greek Fire, you can take it off the "Coming Attractions" list.
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: GreekFire on 23 November 2015, 19:23:45
Oh, pff. Thanks.
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: marauder648 on 26 November 2015, 15:32:04
I'd like to do the Black Knight but I doubt I have all the publications with its many many many many variants in it so my data would probably be iffy, hell i'd not even know where to look beyond the basic ones (3050/3025/3145)...hmm..actually..assuming the armour tonnages stay the same I SHOULD be able to do it..I've got the one with the (magnificent) Red Reaper in it, and TRO3050/3025/3145 should give me the armour levels for the designs... I'll give it a bash and see what I come up with :)
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: GreekFire on 26 November 2015, 16:48:54
I'd like to do the Black Knight but I doubt I have all the publications with its many many many many variants in it so my data would probably be iffy, hell i'd not even know where to look beyond the basic ones (3050/3025/3145)...hmm..actually..assuming the armour tonnages stay the same I SHOULD be able to do it..I've got the one with the (magnificent) Red Reaper in it, and TRO3050/3025/3145 should give me the armour levels for the designs... I'll give it a bash and see what I come up with :)

The Black Knight would be a massive undertaking with its 15 different variants.
We can work on it together if you'd like; PM me if interested?
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: Weirdo on 26 November 2015, 18:49:55
If you want to know where to find all of them, just search for the Black Knight in the MUL. It'll list every variant, and clicking on each one tells you where it can be found.
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: marauder648 on 27 November 2015, 10:24:56
The Black Knight would be a massive undertaking with its 15 different variants.
We can work on it together if you'd like; PM me if interested?

Sounds like a plan :) I'll dig out my TRO's and see what one's i've got and then we can go from there.
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: GreekFire on 28 November 2015, 10:30:20
Is anyone dropping a MotW today? I've got the Exhumer/Ninja-To finished up but I'll delay if someone else has something ready.
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: marauder648 on 28 November 2015, 10:33:22
Is anyone dropping a MotW today? I've got the Exhumer/Ninja-To finished up but I'll delay if someone else has something ready.

I've got nothing so go for it :)
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: Terrace on 28 November 2015, 12:20:04
Adding another batch of requests, this time for the Mortis, Hatchetman, Axeman, and Mjolnir
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: GreekFire on 28 November 2015, 22:21:38
Change of plans, GF has surprised me with plans to celebrate my bday all weekend so consider me booked.
If nothing is up by Tuesday then I'll put it up then.
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: marauder648 on 29 November 2015, 03:06:46
I'll do a quick filler article for the Parash, its 3 variants (was gonna do the Brigand but I didn't realise there was so many of them!) and then you can post the main article when you get back from your nice and enjoyable weekend :) Also happy birthday! :)

I'll work on the Parash tonight, can't do it at work as I don't have a book with me with its stats but it won't take long to do.
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: Scotty on 01 December 2015, 22:05:10
Sounds like a plan :) I'll dig out my TRO's and see what one's i've got and then we can go from there.

Also useful: Solaris Skunkwerks and Sarna.net.  You can get an idea of basic capabilities, once the Master Unit List gives you operators, the variants that exist, and who used them.
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: Agathos on 02 December 2015, 18:39:31
Adding another batch of requests, this time for the Mortis, Hatchetman, Axeman, and Mjolnir

I am genuinely surprised that no one has done the Hatchetman and Axman yet.
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: GreekFire on 02 December 2015, 19:14:58
I am genuinely surprised that no one has done the Hatchetman and Axman yet.

There are a lot of 'Mechs out there. I think that at our current pace it'd probably take us 8+ years to cover everything.

If we could post all of the old write-ups it'd save a lot of time, but that's not always an option. The fan base perpetually changes, and as it does it can become nearly impossible to get proper permission to repost stuff salvaged from the dead forums...and it can be nice to have a new take on an old machine, especially if a bunch of new variants have appeared in the interim.

In an ideal world we'd have a larger roster of regular authors, allowing us to post more write-ups a week. But as of now that's not really possible either...I'd even say we're at a "low" right now.
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: Agathos on 02 December 2015, 22:33:46
Well, I guess I've volunteered myself to do one of them. Probably the Axman. That feels like the wrong order, but there are a lot of Hatchetman variants to keep track of. The Axman seems like a gentler place to start.

Calling the Axman "gentle," lol.
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: MoneyLovinOgre4Hire on 02 December 2015, 22:55:03
Are you going to count the ones in XTRO and TRO: Prototypes?  They're so different that they really don't feel like they count as actual Axman variants.
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: GreekFire on 02 December 2015, 23:08:36
Well, I guess I've volunteered myself to do one of them. Probably the Axman. That feels like the wrong order, but there are a lot of Hatchetman variants to keep track of. The Axman seems like a gentler place to start.

Calling the Axman "gentle," lol.

Hey, no pressure. But to be honest, I'm always happy to see more people at least give it a try.
If you ever have any questions or anything don't hesitate to send a PM my way.

Edit: I'm gonna do the Anubis to finally take it off of the request list.
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: GreekFire on 04 December 2015, 13:45:36
With the Exhumer/Ninja-To out we're nearing completion of our first TRO! Even if it is a mini-TRO...

The last one left is the Hatamoto-Suna, but I feel like including it as part of a coordinated triple-feature would be pretty cool One person covers the Hatamoto-XX series, one person does the Thug, and a final person does the Charger.  Any takers?
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: marauder648 on 05 December 2015, 23:35:47
I'll take the Thug :) After doing the Black Knight it will be nice to be able to do a mech with not too many variants :P
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: The Eagle on 06 December 2015, 01:06:13
Fine, fine, I'll take the Charger and put the Crimson Langur on the back burner.  Not that I've actually started on it.  My partiality for the -1A5 and -SB are going to come out pretty strong, though...
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: MoneyLovinOgre4Hire on 06 December 2015, 01:32:05
The 1A5 kicks ass.
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: Dakkagor on 07 December 2015, 07:43:22
I've nearly got the article for the Black Hawk-KU done (it really just needs word smithing, as its a bit dry currently).  Is there any rush or should I be aiming to get it up this week?
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: marauder648 on 07 December 2015, 08:14:24
Most of the articles come out on Friday so there's no mad rush :)
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: GreekFire on 07 December 2015, 11:58:30
I'll take the Thug :) After doing the Black Knight it will be nice to be able to do a mech with not too many variants :P

Fine, fine, I'll take the Charger and put the Crimson Langur on the back burner.  Not that I've actually started on it.  My partiality for the -1A5 and -SB are going to come out pretty strong, though...

Then I'll take the Hatamoto if that's fine with everyone.
Coordinate through PMs before posting any of these? I'd like to have them out on the same day, with links in each article to the other two if possible.

I've nearly got the article for the Black Hawk-KU done (it really just needs word smithing, as its a bit dry currently).  Is there any rush or should I be aiming to get it up this week?

I know marauder has his write-up on the Black Knight nearly finished, feel up for putting it out on the 18th?
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: marauder648 on 08 December 2015, 04:59:23
If he needs time I can throw the black knight at the board on Friday :) Tis only a fleshwound after all.
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: Dakkagor on 10 December 2015, 11:26:47
18th, no problem!  I work better with a deadline anyway.
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: marauder648 on 10 December 2015, 11:38:52
Roger that :) I'll throw the Black Knight at the board tomorrow then :)
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: Caedis Animus on 10 December 2015, 19:38:42
Wanted to ask, are there any prerequisites for writing MotW Articles, if one were interested in writing one up?
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: GreekFire on 10 December 2015, 20:16:04
Wanted to ask, are there any prerequisites for writing MotW Articles, if one were interested in writing one up?

Not at all! There are a few "informal" rules, but nothing too serious.

1) Articles get put up every Friday, usually one at a time. It's generally a good idea to post here if you've got something ready, just to make sure no one else was waiting on that slot.

2) People can "reserve" a 'Mech. This is handy if you don't have that much free time, or want to have the chance to play with the 'Mech before writing on it. If something has been reserved for quite a while but you want to tackle it, send the reservee a PM. It's also good to mention what you're working on - nothing's worse than discovering someone else was working on the same 'Mech as you.

3) Retreads of older articles are fine, but not done very often. I'd suggest bumping older articles if you want to discuss those 'Mechs.

I think that's pretty much it...if you ever have any other questions or anything feel free to drop me a PM!
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: GreekFire on 10 December 2015, 20:22:50
New page, reposting.
If anyone else has an article ready and wants to reserve a slot, lemme know!

Current Reservations:

Agathos: Axman
Caedis_Animus: Blood Asp
cold1: Bowman
Dakkagor: Hatchetman
Dragon Cat: Mercury II (maybe?)
Empyrus: Hauptmann, Sha Yu, Sling
Fallen Raven: Penetrator
Geovanni Blasini: Chaffee, Quasit
Getz: Legacy
GreekFire: (Ostroc+Ostsol), Anubis, Hatamoto-Chi
kotetsu: Vapor Eagle, Rifleman IIC, Warhammer IIC
marauder648: Thug, Swordsman
Moonsword: Templar (maybe?)
Scotty: Fafnir
The Eagle: Crimson Langur, Charger

Current requests: Brigand, Celerity, Conjurer, Diomede, Hammerhands, Mortis, Snow Fox, Swordsman

Current schedule:
To be determined
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: Stormlion1 on 10 December 2015, 22:57:06
Was the Devastator or Pillager ever done?
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: MoneyLovinOgre4Hire on 10 December 2015, 23:10:57
Or the Fafnir?
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: GreekFire on 10 December 2015, 23:59:50
Was the Devastator or Pillager ever done?

Nope, yes...

Or the Fafnir?

And nope. If you check the first two links in my sig you can find chanman's directory of all articles and the list of all 'mechs that haven't been covered yet; they're both handy tools to figure out what has/hasn't been covered.
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: Scotty on 11 December 2015, 00:06:36
I have a Fafnir article pre-written for another site that would work here without any edits whatsoever.

EDIT: Okay so that wasn't entirely accurate.  Two new variants since I wrote it, so I'll have to do some minor additions.
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: GreekFire on 11 December 2015, 01:39:31
I have a Fafnir article pre-written for another site that would work here without any edits whatsoever.

EDIT: Okay so that wasn't entirely accurate.  Two new variants since I wrote it, so I'll have to do some minor additions.

Since it's mostly pre-written, how would you feel about pre-formating it and then quickly posting it around Christmas? I won't have much time to write anything around then.
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: marauder648 on 11 December 2015, 04:44:51
Black Knight and Cameron are up :)
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: GreekFire on 19 December 2015, 01:10:13
I'm gonna finish up on the Anubis tonight so it can act as a back-up.
If you'd like a bit more time, Dakkagor, I could always try to get it up tomorrow.
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: Dakkagor on 19 December 2015, 13:34:02
sorry, last day at work and dog sitting now so I got badly distracted.  will be throwing it up now.
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: GreekFire on 19 December 2015, 15:16:43
No prob, man. Just wanted to make sure things were good on your end.
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: marauder648 on 21 December 2015, 13:32:06
I've got the Thug article pretty much written up and ready to go when ever is needed.
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: GreekFire on 21 December 2015, 16:12:51
I've got the Thug article pretty much written up and ready to go when ever is needed.

Great! But would it be alright if you held onto it for now?
I think it'd be great if we put up the Hatamoto-Chi and Charger at the same time, since all three designs are pretty interlinked.

I could get the Hatamoto done in two weeks time, ready for new years. Dunno about what The Eagle's schedule might be like, though.
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: marauder648 on 21 December 2015, 16:38:41
Not a problem, i'll hold onto it no worries :)
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: The Eagle on 21 December 2015, 16:57:46
I'm on vacation away from my books until after New Years, unfortunately.  Sorry.
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: marauder648 on 21 December 2015, 17:04:41
Well we can start the new year off with a bang :) I'm gonna put something up on Friday seeing as I'm working and i'll work on that one tomorrow.
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: GreekFire on 21 December 2015, 17:43:24
I'm on vacation away from my books until after New Years, unfortunately.  Sorry.

Don't worry about it, we're in no rush.

Well we can start the new year off with a bang :) I'm gonna put something up on Friday seeing as I'm working and i'll work on that one tomorrow.

You're up for that? Awesome dude, thanks.
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: Rayneth on 25 December 2015, 20:48:20
A little bit of older tech. I'd like to put up a request for the Swordsman.
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: marauder648 on 26 December 2015, 03:08:40
I was looking at the article of the Marauder IIC and it seems to either not be there or is bugged as it leads to the Centaur Battle Armour's review/write up.    If its MIA/dead I can always do one, I need something to write on New Years eve anyhow (working that too :s)
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: Empyrus on 26 December 2015, 10:10:19
I was looking at the article of the Marauder IIC and it seems to either not be there or is bugged as it leads to the Centaur Battle Armour's review/write up.    If its MIA/dead I can always do one, I need something to write on New Years eve anyhow (working that too :s)

Yeah, the link's been wrong for over a year.
There is a Marauder IIC article though, you just have to use a forum search function. Or google.
Someone should probably PM chanman to fix the link. (And some others, the Marauder IIC isn't the only one, IIRC.)
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: marauder648 on 26 December 2015, 10:15:59
Dang it, I was gonna write a Marauder II for new Year day :p
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: Dakkagor on 28 December 2015, 14:14:36
Would be happy to jump in with another article if you'll have  me :P, I can do the Hatchetman if it is still unclaimed?
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: marauder648 on 28 December 2015, 15:08:53
Go for it good Sir :)
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: GreekFire on 28 December 2015, 18:58:17
Noted! Hope everyone has been having a good holiday season so far.
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: marauder648 on 29 December 2015, 04:04:53
I'll grab the Hellhound and Swordsman if you want :). And yes i'm having a good holiday season, I was working xmas day and i'm working new years day but its not all bad :)
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: GreekFire on 02 January 2016, 11:54:38
Anyone want to reserve next Friday? If not I'll dump the Anubis.
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: marauder648 on 02 January 2016, 12:05:24
I think folks are fed up of me posting so i'll take a break :)
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: jklantern on 02 January 2016, 13:43:04
I think folks are fed up of me posting so i'll take a break :)

How DARE you supply entertaining and informative content!?!?   ;)
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: marauder648 on 02 January 2016, 13:52:10
How DARE you supply entertaining and informative content!?!?   ;)

I know :p Such a first world problem eh? :p  I've also got the Swordsman ready to go when ever, its a fairly small article so could be used as a filler Mech of the Week or if we need something thrown at the board.

I was thinking of doing the Crusader then I saw the ****** WALL of variants and shied away. thats a LOT of variants right there :s
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: GreekFire on 08 January 2016, 10:41:36
Not gonna be able to get the Anubis up before tomorrow.
Please be patient, though, I wanna get it out!
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: marauder648 on 09 January 2016, 05:02:21
No worries :) When shall we do the triple whammy of the Charger/Thug family?
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: jklantern on 09 January 2016, 15:57:59
No worries :) When shall we do the triple whammy of the Charger/Thug family?

I gotta say, I'm looking forward to this series.  My brother and I have always loved the Charger (I think his joke version of the Charger is the one Mech design I posted to the forums), the Thug is pretty much his favorite Mech of all time, and I love the concept of the Hatamoto series ("Hey, if we slap that Mech's weapons in THIS Mech's shell, we don't have to pay royalties!").
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: Knightmare on 09 January 2016, 21:24:52
Dragoon ::cough:: Dragoon

(Unless we already did that, and I missed it?) :-\
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: Diplominator on 09 January 2016, 22:38:30
It might be a little bit before I can write it up, but I'll take the Mortis. Looks to be fairly distinct from existing designs, and it doesn't have a jillion variants.
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: marauder648 on 10 January 2016, 06:29:46
Dragoon ::cough:: Dragoon

(Unless we already did that, and I missed it?) :-\

Ask and ye shall recive - http://bg.battletech.com/forums/index.php/topic,41633.0.html its from a while back and i'll happily admit its far from my best.
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: Maingunnery on 10 January 2016, 09:52:05

Is it possible to request fan articles for:  RS: Unique Mechs & RS: Unique Fighters?
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: Empyrus on 10 January 2016, 10:31:47
Is it possible to request fan articles for:  RS: Unique Mechs & RS: Unique Fighters?

Unique variants are often covered with the base-mech, unless it is released post-article or some authors just don't bother or don't know them.

Of course, it seems most of those unique 'mechs either don't have a base article or are not included.
The Assassin has an article but doesn't cover Alice.
The (Grand) Dragon article covers Douglas.
The Excalibur covers Cernunnos.
The Horus is discussed in the Bandersnatch article but not covered per se, it seems.
The Nerran is mentioned in the Emperor discussion but not covered.

Others lack an article.

Not saying the request is unreasonable or anything, indeed not making any comment on this beside noting which ones are covered or discussed (or not).
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: Aunodin on 10 January 2016, 22:29:41
If I may make a few requests, I would like to see some articles about the Valkyrie and Centurion. Both are older mechs but classics of the Fed suns
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: GreekFire on 13 January 2016, 17:46:09
OK, sorry, been a hellish week for me. Unexpected deadlines threw battletech firmly onto the rear burner.

Reposting this.
If anyone else has an article ready and wants to reserve a slot in the schedule, lemme know!
If you see a 'Mech you'd like to cover but that someone else has reserved - PM them.

Current 'Mech Reservations (not schedule):

Agathos: Axman
Caedis_Animus: Blood Asp
cold1: Bowman
Dakkagor: Hatchetman
Diplominator: Mortis
Dragon Cat: Mercury II (maybe?)
Empyrus: Hauptmann, Sha Yu, Sling
Fallen Raven: Penetrator
Geovanni Blasini: Chaffee, Quasit
Getz: Legacy
GreekFire: (Ostroc+Ostsol), Diomede, Hatamoto-Chi
kotetsu: Vapor Eagle, Rifleman IIC
marauder648: Thug, Valkyrie
Moonsword: Templar (maybe?)
Scotty: Fafnir
The Eagle: Crimson Langur, Charger
wantec: Snow Fox

Current Schedule:
Jan 29th: wantec (Snow Fox)
Feb 5th: GreekFire (Hatamoto-Chi), marauder648 (Thug) + The Eagle (Charger)
Feb 12th: Empyrus (Sha Yu)

Current requests: Brigand, Celerity, Centurion, Eagle, Hammerhands
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: marauder648 on 14 January 2016, 12:11:05
The Conjourer has been done aka the Hellhound

http://bg.battletech.com/forums/index.php?topic=50504.0
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: GreekFire on 15 January 2016, 21:33:34
Anubis out a week late. Guh...at least it's done with.
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: marauder648 on 16 January 2016, 10:43:49
Its a great article :) If folks don't have an article ready for next week I can throw the Swordsman at the board, its a dinky lil article.  And if you want I can take the Valkyrie onboard to bash out her report.
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: Empyrus on 16 January 2016, 11:16:43
I might have something done for next Friday, if that's okay? I need to start writing essays (ugh) for school so i need practice writing.

Not sure which of my reservations i'll do (Sling, Hauptmann, Sha Yu), will only know that once i start writing, see which one inspire me most. I know them all but, ah, deciding which one to write about isn't really a matter of mere knowledge.

Might be good for someone to have something ready just in case i won't make it though.
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: marauder648 on 16 January 2016, 11:21:11
Go for it Empy :)  And for inspiration just look at the art and go from there :)
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: GreekFire on 16 January 2016, 11:24:24
Its a great article :) If folks don't have an article ready for next week I can throw the Swordsman at the board, its a dinky lil article.  And if you want I can take the Valkyrie onboard to bash out her report.

I'll add the Valkyrie to your reservations!
Meanwhile I'll grab the Diomede.
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: The Eagle on 16 January 2016, 11:27:16
I'm planning on knocking out a bunch of CGR-XX stuff this week.  How are you looking on the two companion articles?
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: GreekFire on 16 January 2016, 11:42:50
I'm planning on knocking out a bunch of CGR-XX stuff this week.  How are you looking on the two companion articles?

Ready to start on the Hatamoto if you're good to go on the Charger!
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: Empyrus on 16 January 2016, 12:20:11
Go for it Empy :)  And for inspiration just look at the art and go from there :)

Doesn't work like that for me. Art just inspires me to make comments about it more so than anything else. (I know how i'll caption the Hauptmann picture...)
Will decide as i review all the material... right after i move them from my laptop to this PC.

Currently leaning toward the Sha Yu, as Anubis was just written about and my previous article was the Raven.
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: Comedian on 16 January 2016, 23:42:06
I would like to request the Eagle Battlemech.
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: marauder648 on 17 January 2016, 03:57:57
Ready to start on the Hatamoto if you're good to go on the Charger!

I'm working on the Thug as we discussed and will send you a sneak peek later today. :)
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: Empyrus on 21 January 2016, 13:42:33
Nope, can't finish anything by tomorrow. Perhaps next week.
Sorry.
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: GreekFire on 21 January 2016, 14:41:58
Anyone have something ready? Otherwise I'll whip up something quick and dirty for tomorrow.
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: marauder648 on 21 January 2016, 15:51:43
I'll throw the Swordsman at the board.
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: marauder648 on 27 January 2016, 06:46:18
Do we have anything for Friday? If not I can bash something out over the next few days.
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: Empyrus on 27 January 2016, 10:02:31
I still don't time to finish my stuff, unfortunately. Always something that needs to be done. So, bash away.
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: wantec on 27 January 2016, 12:03:48
I'll have the Snow Fox done for Friday.
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: GreekFire on 27 January 2016, 14:06:57
I'll have the Snow Fox done for Friday.

Great!
Empyrus, how does having your write-up ready for February 12th sound?
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: Empyrus on 27 January 2016, 14:18:21
By 12th? Easily. I figure i don't have anything to do next weekend (unlike the previous) so, yeah.
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: The Eagle on 28 January 2016, 15:24:43
I should be able to hit the 12th as well.
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: GreekFire on 28 January 2016, 15:31:31
I should be able to hit the 12th as well.

How does the 5th work for you?
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: The Eagle on 28 January 2016, 22:18:38
That might be a stretch.  I've got like, four quizzes next week that desperately need some study time.
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: GreekFire on 28 January 2016, 23:07:31
Good ol' school. Just finished up last August, know exactly how you feel.

Empyrus, do you think you could be ready for the 5th?
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: GreekFire on 28 January 2016, 23:08:28
If anyone else has an article ready and wants to reserve a slot in the schedule, lemme know!
If you see a 'Mech you'd like to cover but that someone else has reserved - PM them.

Current 'Mech Reservations (not schedule):

Agathos: Axman
Caedis_Animus: Blood Asp
cold1: Bowman
Dakkagor: Hatchetman
Diplominator: Mortis
Dragon Cat: Mercury II (maybe?)
Empyrus: Hauptmann, (Sling+Duan Gung+Koshi)
Fallen Raven: Penetrator
Geovanni Blasini: Chaffee, Quasit
Getz: Legacy
GreekFire: (Ostroc+Ostsol), Diomede
kotetsu: Vapor Eagle, Rifleman IIC
marauder648: Valkyrie, Hammerhands
Moonsword: Templar (maybe?)
Scotty: Fafnir
The Eagle: Crimson Langur
wantec: Blood Reaper

Current Schedule:
Fedb 19th: wantec (Blood Reaper)

Current requests: Brigand, Celerity, Centurion, Eagle, Hankyu, Starslayer
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: marauder648 on 29 January 2016, 00:05:29
I'll take the hammerhands if no one wants it and the 12th is perfect for the triple wammy.
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: Empyrus on 29 January 2016, 09:46:38
By 5th? Sure.

Anyone have any special comments for the Sha Yu? No, i don't know what this means exactly.
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: Empyrus on 31 January 2016, 10:45:56
Add the Duan Gung and Koshi (the BattleMech, not the Mist Lynx) to my reservations, going to make a Sling/Duan Gung/Koshi triple feature some day.

And now, back to writing about the Sha Yu. What a contradictory 'Mech...
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: Empyrus on 31 January 2016, 14:32:01
Right, i have a pretty much final version of the Sha Yu article ready. It ended up being faster to write than i expected. But then, my mood was right and no one was interrupting or anything.

Would someone be willing to check it out quickly, for spelling, grammar and factual errors? Criticism and suggestions are welcome, especially regarding the SYU-6B variant because it is something i can't really figure out.
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: GreekFire on 31 January 2016, 16:11:47
Would someone be willing to check it out quickly, for spelling, grammar and factual errors? Criticism and suggestions are welcome, especially regarding the SYU-6B variant because it is something i can't really figure out.

Just finished working, PM me and I'll give it a read through!
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: Empyrus on 31 January 2016, 16:15:38
Sent a OneDrive link via PM, hope it works... RTF format.
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: GreekFire on 31 January 2016, 17:06:45
Check your inbox!
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: jklantern on 31 January 2016, 17:24:08
Right, i have a pretty much final version of the Sha Yu article ready. It ended up being faster to write than i expected. But then, my mood was right and no one was interrupting or anything.

Would someone be willing to check it out quickly, for spelling, grammar and factual errors? Criticism and suggestions are welcome, especially regarding the SYU-6B variant because it is something i can't really figure out.

Looking forward to this one!
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: Empyrus on 31 January 2016, 17:25:06
I wonder if you have some silly or weird story regarding the Sha Yu...
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: Empyrus on 01 February 2016, 22:39:59
I'm putting a request for the Blood Reaper. The request list is awfully short (lol) with only 5 'Mechs.
Besides, something about the 'Mech bothers me.
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: wantec on 02 February 2016, 08:20:09
I'm putting a request for the Blood Reaper. The request list is awfully short (lol) with only 5 'Mechs.
Besides, something about the 'Mech bothers me.
I'll do the Blood Reaper.

Just curious, what is it about the 'Mech that bothers you? Anything in particular? Or just more of a "why do we have this?" kind of thing?
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: marauder648 on 02 February 2016, 09:17:39
Its got those aweful clickytech upper arms visually, but otherwise its a nasty machine to face.

Also i've got the Valk, Thug and WSOTM good to go :)
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: Empyrus on 02 February 2016, 10:29:10
What bothers me about the Blood Reaper? That it is, that it flies under the radar so to speak, it just pops up in mind occasionally. It is just one of those things that get stuck in mind.
And i guess I'm curious about it.
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: marauder648 on 02 February 2016, 10:49:31
What bothers me about the Blood Reaper? That it is, that it flies under the radar so to speak, it just pops up in mind occasionally. It is just one of those things that get stuck in mind.
And i guess I'm curious about it.

Its a good, solid mech, if a little bit boring, but its dependable, and it's got one HELL of a slap if you're willing to risk the heat spikes.
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: wantec on 03 February 2016, 14:55:46
Well, the Blood Reaper is ready and waiting, whenever there's room.
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: Empyrus on 04 February 2016, 08:55:33
Another request: The Arctic Cheetah/Hankyu.

I've got enough work in covering the Sling, Duan Gung and Koshi... but strictly speaking the Arctic Cheetah is a related design, part of the Sling-family, as it was made as an improvement to the Mist Lynx. (The Mist Lynx and Hellion, also part of the family, are covered already.) Not saying it needs to be covered at the same time.
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: GreekFire on 04 February 2016, 10:13:54
Well, the Blood Reaper is ready and waiting, whenever there's room.

I'll put you in for the 19!

For anyone who might be reading this, if you've got a write-up ready and want to post it - just drop us a line here in the thread!
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: marauder648 on 04 February 2016, 12:47:08
I'll take the Hakypanky if no one else wants it, not done a Clan mech in a while.
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: Empyrus on 04 February 2016, 17:59:18
I will be posting the MotW Sha Yu in a couple of minutes... as it will be Friday here then. May be a bit early for some but i doubt there are objections.

EDIT It is done.
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: Karsus on 05 February 2016, 01:18:04
Could I throw down a request on the Starslayer? Been a big fan of it from Mechcommander 2 and tabletop.  :)
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: marauder648 on 05 February 2016, 03:22:41
Really nice write up on the Shark :)
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: marauder648 on 05 February 2016, 11:53:17
I've also got a Marauder IIC article ready to go when ever if needed. I'll be throwing a WSOTM at the board later as well.
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: Empyrus on 05 February 2016, 11:54:25
Just remember, there is a Marauder IIC article already, though the list has wrong link.
Here's the article: http://bg.battletech.com/forums/index.php?topic=41431.0
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: GreekFire on 06 February 2016, 12:21:47
By the way, the Warship write-ups I'm putting out won't be following a specific schedule or anything.
If anyone else wants to post their own Warship stuff at the same time as me, seriously, go ahead.
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: MoneyLovinOgre4Hire on 12 February 2016, 19:37:54
So is there a new article for this week or are we taking the week off?
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: GreekFire on 12 February 2016, 20:27:57
Yeah, hella-busy work day meant I couldn't post this any earlier. Then formatting and making final edits on that monster of a write-up delayed things even more.

Can't speak for TheEagle, but marauder is banned for the time being. He did send me his write-up on the Thug though so I'm gonna post that as well.
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: The Eagle on 12 February 2016, 23:22:10
I got side-tracked by school, but I'm doing a final review & edit of the Charger article right now.  It'll be up momentarily.
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: Terrace on 22 February 2016, 16:03:28
Hmm. Has anyone requested the Shogun yet? If so, could you hold off until the moratorium on TRO 3150 expires? I ask because there's two new variants in that.
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: MoneyLovinOgre4Hire on 22 February 2016, 16:14:03
There's two new variants but we still don't have record sheets for them so it would be difficult to actually include them anyway.
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: GreekFire on 22 February 2016, 16:21:00
Hmm. Has anyone requested the Shogun yet? If so, could you hold off until the moratorium on TRO 3150 expires? I ask because there's two new variants in that.

Sure thing. There are a few units that I'm waiting on for their record sheets before tacking their write-ups, Svartalfa chief amongst them. I'll add the Shogun to my mental list.

I'll also be posting the Ghost this week. If someone else wants to post something as well, feel free to.
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: Dakkagor on 01 March 2016, 18:43:48
I have the Hatchetman article ready to go this week if the slot is free?
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: GreekFire on 01 March 2016, 20:47:00
I have the Hatchetman article ready to go this week if the slot is free?

Awesome! Go for it!!
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: Diplominator on 01 March 2016, 20:51:28
There's an outside chance I'll have the Mortis done soon as well, and it might be a good followup to the Hatchetman. Next week?
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: GreekFire on 01 March 2016, 20:54:08
There's an outside chance I'll have the Mortis done soon as well, and it might be a good followup to the Hatchetman. Next week?

It's all yours!
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: Dakkagor on 02 March 2016, 12:37:47
excellent, it will go up this Friday then.
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: GreekFire on 02 March 2016, 13:23:08
If anyone else has an article ready and wants to reserve a slot in the schedule, lemme know!
If you see a 'Mech you'd like to cover but that someone else has reserved - PM them.

Current 'Mech Reservations (not schedule):

Agathos: Axman
Caedis_Animus: Blood Asp
cold1: Bowman
Dakkagor: Hatchetman
Diplominator: Mortis
Dragon Cat: Mercury II (maybe?)
Empyrus: Hauptmann, (Sling+Duan Gung+Koshi)
Fallen Raven: Penetrator
Geovanni Blasini: Chaffee, Quasit
Getz: Legacy
GreekFire: (Ostroc+Ostsol), Diomede
kotetsu: Vapor Eagle, Rifleman IIC
marauder648: Valkyrie, Hammerhands
Moonsword: Templar (maybe?)
Nightgaun7: Guillotine
Scotty: Fafnir
The Eagle: Crimson Langur

Current Schedule:
March 11th: Diplominator - Mortis; Dakkagor - Hatchetman
March 15th: marauder648 - Valkyrie
March 18th: Agathos - Axman
March 22nd: GreekFire - Vulpes
March 25th: ??
March 29th: ??

Current requests: Brigand, Celerity, Centurion, Eagle, Starslayer
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: Empyrus on 02 March 2016, 13:55:33
Is the Centurion request for Centurion OmniMech or the old BattleMech?

If former, i might be interested. The latter, eh. Of course, perhaps the both should be covered at once, a double-feature? If so, i might be willing to tackle the Omni version.

Speaking of Omnis, i'll say i might be interested in doing Perseus someday as well. But these are only "might", not reservations.

Should work through my previous ones first...
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: GreekFire on 02 March 2016, 14:40:57
Is the Centurion request for Centurion OmniMech or the old BattleMech?

If former, i might be interested. The latter, eh. Of course, perhaps the both should be covered at once, a double-feature? If so, i might be willing to tackle the Omni version.

I believe it was a request for the older Centurion, but I think the newer Omni would be a more interesting and current 'Mech to write on.

Both should be done at the same time, if possible, but a two-person double feature would be a better idea with the number of variants involved. Any volunteers?

Quote
Should work through my previous ones first...

Want me to put you on the schedule for something?
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: Empyrus on 02 March 2016, 15:38:19
Not yet... Though i'll probably write Hauptmann before tackling the triple-feature...
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: Kit deSummersville on 02 March 2016, 17:30:28
Not yet... Though i'll probably write Hauptmann before tackling the triple-feature...

Yay!
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: Empyrus on 02 March 2016, 18:21:22
I probably should just start writing. I've written the whole thing in my mind, kinda. I just need some hours without anyone interrupting, if i'm in the right mood, to write it.
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: GreekFire on 05 March 2016, 15:14:08
excellent, it will go up this Friday then.

You still on for this weekend? If you need a few more days I can throw up a short article.
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: Nightgaun7 on 05 March 2016, 20:44:20
I claim the Guillotine.
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: marauder648 on 05 March 2016, 22:22:02
You still on for this weekend? If you need a few more days I can throw up a short article.

'ello folks, i'm back!  Sorry i've been away, so how may I help with MoTW? I've got a WSOTM good to go later as well.

I also have both a Arctic Cheetah and Valkyrie article good to go if needs be and am working on the Hammerhands one.
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: GreekFire on 06 March 2016, 12:18:48
'ello folks, i'm back!  Sorry i've been away, so how may I help with MoTW? I've got a WSOTM good to go later as well.

I also have both a Arctic Cheetah and Valkyrie article good to go if needs be and am working on the Hammerhands one.

We've got a decent number of writers at the moment, maybe you can start posting the ones you've written each Wednesday or something? I doubt many people would have a problem with more MotW write-ups.
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: marauder648 on 06 March 2016, 12:51:48
Roger roger!
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: Dakkagor on 07 March 2016, 07:12:42
Ah crud, sorry.  The article was ready, but I'm about a 1/4 of the way moving house so my weekend vanished. . .

I'll get it up this Friday.
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: GreekFire on 07 March 2016, 21:09:47
Ah crud, sorry.  The article was ready, but I'm about a 1/4 of the way moving house so my weekend vanished. . .

I'll get it up this Friday.

No problem, these things happen. Friday works, we can have two articles go up at the same time this week.
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: marauder648 on 08 March 2016, 10:34:14
I can put a Mech Of the Mid Week up tomorrow, can choose from the Arctic Cheetah or the Valkyrie
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: MoneyLovinOgre4Hire on 08 March 2016, 14:59:27
I vote for the Hankyu
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: Agathos on 09 March 2016, 19:54:25
No problem, these things happen. Friday works, we can have two articles go up at the same time this week.

If you have the Hatchetman going up this Friday, maybe you should pester that guy who's sitting on the Axman reservation... whoever he is  O:-)

Hatchetman and Axman on consecutive weeks would pretty sweet.
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: GreekFire on 09 March 2016, 20:01:38
If you have the Hatchetman going up this Friday, maybe you should pester that guy who's sitting on the Axman reservation... whoever he is  O:-)

Hatchetman and Axman on consecutive weeks would pretty sweet.

I kid you not, I started hunting around the thread to see how long ago "Agathos" reserved it before I noticed the obvious...
I'll put you down for the 19th, then?
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: GreekFire on 09 March 2016, 20:10:40
By the way, marauder, you good for the Valkyrie on the 15th?

I'm also gonna reserve the Vulpes and the Gladiator. Vulpes should be out quickly, but the Gladiator will wait until the last XTRO:Primitives comes out so I can properly compare it with other 'Mechs of its era; I can't do a write-up on it without at least considering the primitive Wolverine as well.
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: marauder648 on 10 March 2016, 03:15:27
Yar just say when and i'll get the Wagner playing.  Do we know when the next Primative book is out?
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: wantec on 10 March 2016, 08:26:37
Yar just say when and i'll get the Wagner playing.  Do we know when the next Primative book is out?
Pretty sure Adrian Gideon is the only one who knows when products are going to be released next.
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: Agathos on 10 March 2016, 12:14:35
I'll put you down for the 19th, then?

 Or 18th? That will be Friday. But yes, next week  O0
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: GreekFire on 10 March 2016, 12:58:20
Or 18th? That will be Friday. But yes, next week  O0

Oh woops, yah, that's what I meant.
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: Diplominator on 10 March 2016, 20:51:26
So, uh...the Mortis isn't gonna happen tomorrow. Maybe sometime soon, maybe a while from now. Sorry, but I didn't get to it this week and I know next week is gonna be crazy.
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: GreekFire on 11 March 2016, 00:33:48
So, uh...the Mortis isn't gonna happen tomorrow. Maybe sometime soon, maybe a while from now. Sorry, but I didn't get to it this week and I know next week is gonna be crazy.

S'all good dude, hope things don't get too out of hand.
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: marauder648 on 14 March 2016, 09:18:10
I can grab the Starslayer if folks want.
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: GreekFire on 14 March 2016, 15:29:59
By the way, Dakkagor, great write-up :) Wanna grab something else?

- -

If anyone else has an article ready and wants to reserve a slot in the schedule, lemme know!
If you see a 'Mech you'd like to cover but that someone else has reserved - PM them.

Current 'Mech Reservations (NOT schedule):

Current Reservations - Recently Active in MotW Thread
Caedis_Animus: Blood Asp, Rifleman IIC
Diplominator: Mortis
Empyrus: Hauptmann, (Sling+Duan Gung+Koshi)
Fallen Raven: Penetrator
Geovanni Blasini: Chaffee, Quasit
Getz: Legacy
GreekFire: (Ostroc+Ostsol), Diomede, Tessen
kotetsu: Vapor Eagle
marauder648: Hammerhands, Starslayer
Nightgaun7: Guillotine
ScannerError: Shen Yi
The Eagle: Crimson Langur

Current Reservations
Scotty: Fafnir (3 months ago)

- -

Current Schedule:
March 22nd: GreekFire - Vulpes
March 25th: Empyrus - Hauptmann
March 29th: marauder648 - Crusader

Back-up: GreekFire - Eagle

Current requests: Brigand, Celerity, Centurion, Templar, Thunder Fox, Ursa
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: Giovanni Blasini on 14 March 2016, 20:35:50
Still planning to do the Chaffee and Quasit.  Currently working on the next JumpShip of the...Month? Year?
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: GreekFire on 14 March 2016, 20:51:33
Awesome, glad to hear it!
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: Fallen_Raven on 14 March 2016, 23:33:30
I'd forgotten I made a reservation. I'll try to get it done soon, but if somebody with more experience wants to do it instead feel free to speak up.
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: GreekFire on 15 March 2016, 09:14:56
Cool, great stuff!! Experience isn't a prereq in the slightest - hang onto the Penetrator, I'd love to you're take on it!
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: ScannerError on 15 March 2016, 17:33:51
If nobody has any objection to it, I'd like to try my hand at doing a MotW on the Shen Yi. 
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: GreekFire on 15 March 2016, 17:36:24
All yours!
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: Kotetsu on 15 March 2016, 18:33:20
Still interested in writing these up sometime. Have the Vapor Eagle one done, I think...

Thing is I am in the midst of moving (not by choice) so, it may be a while before I get around to the Rifleman IIC...
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: GreekFire on 15 March 2016, 18:54:54
Nice to see you, Kotetsu, been a while since I'd seen you post!

I'll keep your reservations on hold, then, unless you'd like to give up the Rifleman IIC for the time being.
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: GreekFire on 16 March 2016, 09:30:54
Got a personal request for the Tessen, so I'm going to put it on my to-do list.
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: Getz on 16 March 2016, 10:34:04
I'm going to make a big effort and try and get my Legacy article finished this weekend.
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: GreekFire on 16 March 2016, 13:58:27
Great news, Getz! Definitely looking forward to it.
Want me to put you down for the 25th?
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: Kotetsu on 16 March 2016, 17:28:23
You're probably right. I'll let the Rifleman IIC go for now.

Beside which, since I wrote the Vapor Eagle a year or so ago... I need to check to see if any... upgrades have hit the market...
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: GreekFire on 16 March 2016, 21:34:12
Lemme know when you feel like the Vapor Eagle is ready to go and I'll put it in the schedule!

On another note, the Templar and Rifleman IIC have both recently been re-requested. I won't be tackling them since my own backlog is starting to get a bit intense...any takers?
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: Caedis Animus on 16 March 2016, 21:44:57
Lemme know when you feel like the Vapor Eagle is ready to go and I'll put it in the schedule!

On another note, the Templar and Rifleman IIC have both recently been re-requested. I won't be tackling them since my own backlog is starting to get a bit intense...any takers?
I'll take the Rifleman IIC if you'd like.
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: GreekFire on 16 March 2016, 21:46:21
I'll take the Rifleman IIC if you'd like.

Done deal!
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: marauder648 on 18 March 2016, 09:05:10
Was just ambling through my Btech articles folder and spotted the Crusader lurking there.  You can put that on the Schedule for the future too if you want.
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: Empyrus on 18 March 2016, 13:54:08
Currently writing the Hauptmann article. Will have a draft ready soonish. Greek-Fire, you want to check it out (once again)?

Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: GreekFire on 18 March 2016, 14:08:14
Currently writing the Hauptmann article. Will have a draft ready soonish. Greek-Fire, you want to check it out (once again)?

Sure thing!
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: Empyrus on 18 March 2016, 18:15:49
A draft done and sent via PM, didn't bother uploading it to One Drive this time.
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: GreekFire on 19 March 2016, 15:15:36
Next Friday and the 29th are still open...any takers?
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: Empyrus on 19 March 2016, 15:57:27
Put me on 25th, figure you'll have gone over my article and i've done all necessary tweaks by then.
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: GreekFire on 19 March 2016, 16:32:57
Put me on 25th, figure you'll have gone over my article and i've done all necessary tweaks by then.

Yep, should be good by then. Started editing earlier before my computer crashed and I lost all of my changes...
I'll try to do it tonight if I have the time.
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: marauder648 on 19 March 2016, 16:46:54
I can put the Crusader up on the 29th, its a fairly big article as that thing's number of variants gave me hand cramp :s
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: Empyrus on 20 March 2016, 11:01:15
Requests: Thunder Fox, Ursa.

I'm not familiar with quads, nor really a fan, but i have those two Age of Destruction minis and i find them interesting.
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: GreekFire on 20 March 2016, 14:05:12
I can put the Crusader up on the 29th, its a fairly big article as that thing's number of variants gave me hand cramp :s

Done deal!

Requests: Thunder Fox, Ursa.

I'm not familiar with quads, nor really a fan, but i have those two Age of Destruction minis and i find them interesting.

I'll add them to the list.
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: MoneyLovinOgre4Hire on 20 March 2016, 18:53:28
Has the Thunder Hawk gotten a write up?
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: Empyrus on 20 March 2016, 19:10:02
Has the Thunder Hawk gotten a write up?
Can't find one in the list.
Or with forum search (though there is a "tell me about" it, old one though).
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: MoneyLovinOgre4Hire on 20 March 2016, 21:47:04
Guess I'll put in a request for it, then.
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: wantec on 21 March 2016, 07:46:19
Requests: Thunder Fox, Ursa.

I'm not familiar with quads, nor really a fan, but i have those two Age of Destruction minis and i find them interesting.
I will take them.
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: GreekFire on 21 March 2016, 07:53:19
If anyone else has an article ready and wants to reserve a slot in the schedule, lemme know!
If you see a 'Mech you'd like to cover but that someone else has reserved - PM them.

Current 'Mech Reservations (NOT schedule):

Reservations - Recently Active in MotW Thread
Caedis_Animus: Blood Asp, Rifleman IIC
Diplominator: Mortis
Empyrus: (Sling+Duan Gung+Koshi), Perseus
Fallen Raven: Penetrator
Geovanni Blasini: Chaffee, Quasit
Getz: Falconer
GreekFire: (Ostroc+Ostsol), Tessen
kotetsu: Vapor Eagle
marauder648: Hammerhands, Starslayer
Nightgaun7: Guillotine
ScannerError: Shen Yi
The Eagle: Crimson Langur
wantec - Thunder Fox, Ursa

Reservations - General
Scotty: Fafnir (3 months ago)

- -

Current Schedule:
March 29th: Getz - Legacy
April 1st: marauder648 - Crusader
April 5th: wantec - Ursa
April 8th: Your name here!

Back-ups: GreekFire - Eagle

Current requests: Brigand, Celerity, Centurion, Diomede, Templar, Thunder Hawk
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: Kit deSummersville on 21 March 2016, 09:31:03
Has the Thunder Hawk gotten a write up?

FYI, I have a copy of an early draft of TRO 3058 and it has SHS. No "nerfing" was performed on it.
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: MoneyLovinOgre4Hire on 21 March 2016, 13:32:39
Was someone suggesting otherwise?
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: Kit deSummersville on 21 March 2016, 14:04:00
Was someone suggesting otherwise?

It's been a rumor, much like the "Mark I" Clan Omnis.
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: Empyrus on 21 March 2016, 15:21:53
It's been a rumor, much like the "Mark I" Clan Omnis.

Mark 1 Clan Omnis?
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: wantec on 21 March 2016, 16:08:14
Mark 1 Clan Omnis?
A theory that the Clan Omnis from TRO3050 were designed differently, that they ended up too good and many (if not all) were redesigned and downgraded. Some of this is based on artwork that doesn't necessarily match the recordsheets (kinda like the 5-tube LRM 20 on some Atlas artwork). For many people it's also based on the idea that the supposedly much superior Clans would never have come up with designs that seem so odd on the battlefield (Gargoyle Prime, B, Timber Wolf B, the Ice Ferret with Artemis LRM 5 racks, the multi AMS lights, etc).
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: Empyrus on 21 March 2016, 16:17:30
A theory that the Clan Omnis from TRO3050 were designed differently, that they ended up too good and many (if not all) were redesigned and downgraded. Some of this is based on artwork that doesn't necessarily match the recordsheets (kinda like the 5-tube LRM 20 on some Atlas artwork). For many people it's also based on the idea that the supposedly much superior Clans would never have come up with designs that seem so odd on the battlefield (Gargoyle Prime, B, Timber Wolf B, the Ice Ferret with Artemis LRM 5 racks, the multi AMS lights, etc).
Oh, interesting.
Love reading about "behind the scenes" stuff and historical fan theories, whether real or not.
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: Getz on 23 March 2016, 13:14:53
Good news everyone!  Barring a bit of copy editing, my Legacy article is finished.
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: Brother Jim on 23 March 2016, 14:42:53
Good news everyone!  Barring a bit of copy editing, my Legacy article is finished.

Awesome!!  Looking forward to it !!
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: GreekFire on 23 March 2016, 15:16:09
Good news everyone!  Barring a bit of copy editing, my Legacy article is finished.

Fantastic! How does April 1st sound?
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: GreekFire on 23 March 2016, 16:37:46
And by the way, I'm releasing the Diomede. Tried writing on it a few times, didn't feel inspired. I'll let someone else tackle it.
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: Getz on 23 March 2016, 21:25:26
Fantastic! How does April 1st sound?

Sounds foolish - but I'll do it...   ;)

Anyone mind if I have a crack at the Falconer after this?  I appreciate it's not on the list but if I do something without many variants I can probably get it done promptly...
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: Getz on 24 March 2016, 05:36:08
I've just had a bit of a realisation.  I'm moving house next week and there's an excellent chance I won't have internet connection on april the 1st.  Could would anyone mind if I took an earlier (or later) date?
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: GreekFire on 24 March 2016, 09:23:20
I've just had a bit of a realisation.  I'm moving house next week and there's an excellent chance I won't have internet connection on april the 1st.  Could would anyone mind if I took an earlier (or later) date?

No problem! April 5th any better?
And I'll mark the Falconer down for you!
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: Getz on 24 March 2016, 09:48:38
I'm as likely to have internet problems on the 5th as the 1st - the 8th would be much better unless Marauder648 is prepared to swap the 29th, which will definitely not be a problem day.
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: GreekFire on 24 March 2016, 10:21:35
I'm as likely to have internet problems on the 5th as the 1st - the 8th would be much better unless Marauder648 is prepared to swap the 29th, which will definitely not be a problem day.

Hmm..let's put you in for the 29th, then, so that you don't have to wait too long.
Is that OK with you, marauder? Getting the 1st instead?
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: Getz on 24 March 2016, 10:50:32
Thanks very much.  Sorry for being a pain in the posterior...
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: marauder648 on 24 March 2016, 12:22:32
I can go when ever, just gimme a date :)
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: Empyrus on 24 March 2016, 19:16:49
I'll post the Hauptmann in a moment. It is Friday here now, and i'm unlikely to have time later today. A bit early perhaps, but... eh.

Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: GreekFire on 27 March 2016, 13:59:02
Anyone feeling up for next week? The 5th or the 8th?
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: wantec on 28 March 2016, 07:54:25
Anyone feeling up for next week? The 5th or the 8th?
I can do the Ursa on the 5th.
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: marauder648 on 28 March 2016, 08:23:00
I can put the Hammer Hands up for the 8th and it will give me the kick in the fundement I need to get writing it :p
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: GreekFire on 28 March 2016, 11:50:22
I was mostly looking to see if any less regular writers felt ready for the 8th; if not, I think I'll grab it myself since you're posting on the 1st.
That good by you?
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: marauder648 on 28 March 2016, 13:09:42
You crack on mate, i'm good with that :)

An' my big 'ol Crusader article is pretty ready to go.  Greek Fire do you mind taking a look at it?
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: Empyrus on 30 March 2016, 18:38:00
Oh, if it is all right, i'll reserve Perseus.
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: GreekFire on 30 March 2016, 20:27:46
An' my big 'ol Crusader article is pretty ready to go.  Greek Fire do you mind taking a look at it?

Sure thing, PM me and I'll take a look at it when I can!

Oh, if it is all right, i'll reserve Perseus.

Oh boy...I hope you're ready to have a bunch of FWL fanboys argue with each other, hahaha
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: Empyrus on 30 March 2016, 20:49:20
I'll pepper the Perseus with some sarcasm and optimism, it'll be fine. Someone's being an idiot in comments, i figure mods can deal with them.
And i'll drag up some examples of bad heavies (not necessarily an easy task)... anything looks good when compared to something worse, lol
EDIT Oh, wait, FWL has some bad heavies. Well, this is awkward. Ah, well, whatever.
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: marauder648 on 30 March 2016, 23:29:33
Just sent ya the Crusader.
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: Kotetsu on 31 March 2016, 15:54:36
Vapor Eagle is ready to go, for whenever...
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: marauder648 on 01 April 2016, 02:24:09
Crusader will be up later today. Its on my PC at home.
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: GreekFire on 01 April 2016, 09:12:20
Vapor Eagle is ready to go, for whenever...

April 8th good for you?

Crusader will be up later today. Its on my PC at home.

Sorry I couldn't edit it earlier, just started a new job and that+volunteering is eating up all of my free time.
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: marauder648 on 01 April 2016, 09:22:04
No need to appologise :) I'll post when I get home and we can re-edit it once you've had a looksee!
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: Kotetsu on 01 April 2016, 12:32:57
April 8th good for you?

Sounds fine to me.
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: GreekFire on 04 April 2016, 11:52:37
If anyone else has an article ready and wants to reserve a slot in the schedule, lemme know!
If you see a 'Mech you'd like to cover but that someone else has reserved - PM them.

Current 'Mech Reservations (NOT schedule):

Reservations - Recently Active in MotW Thread
Caedis_Animus: Blood Asp, Rifleman IIC
Diplominator: Mortis
Empyrus: (Sling+Duan Gung+Koshi), Perseus
Fallen Raven: Penetrator
Geovanni Blasini: Chaffee, Quasit
Getz: Falconer
GreekFire: (Ostroc+Ostsol), Tessen
Ivan the Not-so-Terrible: Thunder Hawk
marauder648: Hammerhands, Starslayer
Nightgaun7: Guillotine
ScannerError: Shen Yi
The Eagle: Crimson Langur
wantec - Thunder Fox, Jaguar

Reservations - General
Scotty: Fafnir (3 months ago)

- -

Current Schedule:
April 8th: Kotetsu - Vapor Eagle
April 12th: GreekFire - Tessen

Back-ups: GreekFire - Eagle

Current requests: Brigand, Celerity, Centurion, Diomede, Templar

- - -

marauder: I tried making the time to edit your write-up, no could do. I'm just gonna stick to my stuff for now, make sure I don't bite off more than I can chew.
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: GreekFire on 07 April 2016, 09:28:58
I just realized that we've got two 'Mechs left before we finish TRO3145:Lyran Commonwealth: the Jaguar and the Storm Raider.

Almost there!
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: wantec on 07 April 2016, 13:11:04
I'll take the Jaguar, to help in this endeavor.
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: GreekFire on 07 April 2016, 20:21:39
I'll take the Jaguar, to help in this endeavor.

Wicked! Got a thing for quads?  ;)

Anyone feeling brave enough to take on the junker that is the Storm Raider?
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: MoneyLovinOgre4Hire on 07 April 2016, 20:34:49
Just post a gif of a toilet flushing.  That's all the write up the Storm Raider deserves.
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: Empyrus on 07 April 2016, 20:54:55
Amusingly, it seems the 'Mech is fluffed as being utter trash. Obviously, the design is constrained by ClickyTech... so it seems it is written as being more or less a failure.

It is amusing enough i'll consider writing about it. Not reserving it though, not yet.
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: GreekFire on 07 April 2016, 20:56:24
Just post a gif of a toilet flushing.  That's all the write up the Storm Raider deserves.

Yeah, who knows, maybe I'll shit out a Storm Raider write-up this weekend.
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: Ivan the Not-so-Terrible on 07 April 2016, 21:44:06
I'd like to take the Thunder Hawk.
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: wantec on 07 April 2016, 23:34:41
Wicked! Got a thing for quads?  ;)

Anyone feeling brave enough to take on the junker that is the Storm Raider?
More like, got a thing for DA units and just been on a quad roll lately. Plus these ones don't have too many variants to get in the way of my other writing.
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: GreekFire on 08 April 2016, 07:07:47
I'd like to take the Thunder Hawk.

Got it!
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: GreekFire on 11 April 2016, 21:50:09
Got a business meeting after work tomorrow, so you'll have to wait until Wednesday for me to be able to drop the Tessen.
Alternatively, I might use my own back-up and post the Tessen a little bit later.

Anyone want to do Friday or next Tuesday?
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: Empyrus on 12 April 2016, 10:29:59
I may have Perseus for Tuesday 19th or Friday 22th.
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: Empyrus on 15 April 2016, 19:48:05
Duh, Friday 22th earliest for me. Too much stuff to do. More likely Tuesday 26th.
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: marauder648 on 15 April 2016, 21:38:50
I'll bang out the Starslayer and have that up for today (Saturday) if needs be.
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: Empyrus on 15 April 2016, 21:54:26
Was anyone supposed to have something up today, err, yesterday? Looks like no one volunteered.
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: marauder648 on 15 April 2016, 22:37:13
Was anyone supposed to have something up today, err, yesterday? Looks like no one volunteered.

Like I said i'll bang out the Starslayer and get that thrown at the board, its 4 relatively boring variants.  I'll post it in about 3 hours once i'm awake again.
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: jklantern on 15 April 2016, 22:40:57
Like I said i'll bang out the Starslayer and get that thrown at the board, its 4 relatively boring variants.  I'll post it in about 3 hours once i'm awake again.

How dare you not have something written about your hobby at this precise moment for my own personal enjoyment!   :P
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: marauder648 on 15 April 2016, 22:42:23
How dare you not have something written about your hobby at this precise moment for my own personal enjoyment!   :P

*gives the excited budgie (Raven) some Trill and offers a salt block*
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: jklantern on 15 April 2016, 23:26:44
*Is totally distracted by this ploy*

Seriously though, you guys who do these "______ of the Week" articles totally rock.
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: jymset on 17 April 2016, 10:50:45
I'd like to (re-)claim the following MotWs with the caveat that I don't have them planned anytime soon beyond "maybe this year":
- Wolverine (per the early bits of this thread; no repost, a new article. We'll see if this or XTRO Prim V drops first, bwahahahaa)
- Hornet (ahem. :-[ )
- Trebuchet (this one's a new claim. It needs to be covered. With love.)
- Blackjack (yes. Still one of my favs. I... I will get it done, if I get my groove back with the others.)

So please reserve the above, please be patient, please give me a nudge if I drop off the face of the earth.
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: garhkal on 17 April 2016, 16:07:37
So do we have an updated list anywhere, of which mechs from all the Tro's and such have YET to get covered?
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: Empyrus on 17 April 2016, 16:25:25
So do we have an updated list anywhere, of which mechs from all the Tro's and such have YET to get covered?
Don't think anyone has made one. There's a list of articles (last sticky) but which one is from which TRO? A lot of work that one.
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: wantec on 18 April 2016, 07:24:00
Don't think anyone has made one. There's a list of articles (last sticky) but which one is from which TRO? A lot of work that one.
Yeah, its probably easier to sit with that thread open and then go through the TRO to see which ones are missing.
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: marauder648 on 18 April 2016, 20:21:44
Has anyone got anything for this coming Friday?
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: Empyrus on 18 April 2016, 20:44:09
Not from me... Not gonna have time to write Perseus by then. Maybe, just maybe next week.

(It is amazing how much small stuff appears to disrupt my plans constantly. And small stuff is enough, i need some hours without interruptions to write anything even if i have a general plan and a bunch of notes ready.)
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: Weirdo on 18 April 2016, 20:51:53
Can't remember, did I ever request the Revenant?
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: Caedis Animus on 18 April 2016, 21:31:05
Just finished the Blood Asp article. Should be ready for posting ASAP.

As for the Rifleman IIC, I've only just started writing it; I'd love to be able to post it before I have a nine-week absence. If I can't send it out before then (I know it'll be done by then), could someone post it for me?
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: marauder648 on 19 April 2016, 02:12:21
Just finished the Blood Asp article. Should be ready for posting ASAP.

As for the Rifleman IIC, I've only just started writing it; I'd love to be able to post it before I have a nine-week absence. If I can't send it out before then (I know it'll be done by then), could someone post it for me?

I can do it as and when needed :) And I'm sure Greek Fire won't mind either :)
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: marauder648 on 21 April 2016, 10:19:48
Has anyone got anything for Friday?
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: The Eagle on 21 April 2016, 10:26:20
Not I.  Semester's coming to a close so I've been hammering out my projects and papers for school.  Sorry.
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: Empyrus on 21 April 2016, 10:38:30
I believe i said no already but i'll just confirm that now.
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: Caedis Animus on 21 April 2016, 22:47:52
Has anyone got anything for Friday?
Blood Asp is ready and waiting.

EDIT; I've just posted it. It may be a little early, though - I'm working a lot (today?) and wasn't sure when I could post the article, so.
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: Dakkagor on 25 April 2016, 12:44:31
I'm happy to take another article, can probably get the Templar done in a hurry if its needed.  Work is really quiet. . .
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: Giovanni Blasini on 26 April 2016, 21:10:47
Ran some MM testing against the 'bot with the Quasit, in prep for its article, against and with some of its competitors (Raider, Arbiter, Crosscut, Rock Hound, Patron).  OMG I forgot how vicious IndustrialMech battles can be.
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: Kit deSummersville on 27 April 2016, 09:34:24
Saliva has a song called Click Click Boom. Industrial Mechs tweak that to their theme song, Crit Crit Boom.
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: marauder648 on 29 April 2016, 02:56:28
Anyone got anything for today? If not I can sling a Supernova article I did at it later.
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: Dakkagor on 05 May 2016, 09:09:30
Templar article is ready for tomorrow, will get it up during the day (GMT)
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: marauder648 on 12 May 2016, 14:27:35
If needs be I can put something up tomorrow (Friday) I've got a Stooping Hawk article done.  Was bored and started chittering about it.
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: The Eagle on 12 May 2016, 19:46:49
If needs be I can put something up tomorrow (Friday) I've got a Stooping Hawk article done.  Was bored and started chittering about it.

Color me interested.  I always liked those little guys.
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: marauder648 on 16 May 2016, 01:27:43
Who's got something for this Friday :) Any takers?
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: Giovanni Blasini on 16 May 2016, 01:30:52
I should be able to have the Quasit done for this Friday.
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: marauder648 on 16 May 2016, 01:36:08
Excellent :) I'm sure it will be a great article :)
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: Giovanni Blasini on 19 May 2016, 19:24:40
Excellent :) I'm sure it will be a great article :)

Ended up a hair over 3 pages in Word.  Should post either very late PST tonight or early tomorrow morning.
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: marauder648 on 20 May 2016, 01:21:03
Ended up a hair over 3 pages in Word.  Should post either very late PST tonight or early tomorrow morning.

awesome :) I'm looking forwards to reading it :)
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: marauder648 on 23 May 2016, 01:40:28
Who's up for this Friday's Mech of the week?  Anyone got anything prepared?
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: The Eagle on 23 May 2016, 12:09:22
I've got my Langur article in the works, with a little help and a push from another forumite. We can tentatively schedule that for Friday if you want.
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: marauder648 on 24 May 2016, 00:46:06
That sounds like a plan to me :)
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: The Eagle on 24 May 2016, 13:07:12
Excellent.  I'm in final revisions at the moment, so it'll definitely be ready for Friday.
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: Empyrus on 25 May 2016, 15:32:24
Looks like i'll have the Perseus ready (finally) for the next week's Friday.
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: Empyrus on 25 May 2016, 20:35:35
I hate this 'Mech. It is difficult to write about. It has enough small flaws they start bother me a lot. It works but... man, those flaws.

Sorry. Had to get that out. As i said, will have this ready for the next week's Friday.

EDIT Cancel that last one.
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: marauder648 on 27 May 2016, 00:29:13
Sorry. Had to get that out. As i said, will have this ready for the next week's Friday.

Shout..shout...let it all out! These are the flaws this Mech could do without C'mon!

Had to and no worries, we shall not send Llama's to menace you if its not done on time :p
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: MoneyLovinOgre4Hire on 27 May 2016, 01:08:32
We're not?

Well that would have been nice to know a couple of hours ago...
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: marauder648 on 27 May 2016, 02:17:35
We're not?

Well that would have been nice to know a couple of hours ago...

Don't tell me you sent them out already....please tell me you fed them this time...you remember what happened when REDACTED and REDACTED then when they MOST CERTINALLY REDACTED don't you?  But worry not The Eagle's got us covered for today hopefully.
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: Empyrus on 27 May 2016, 03:27:04
The Perseus lost against the Llamas. Lacked anti-infantry/beast weapons.
Oh, well, writing about the wreck works just as well.


Seriously, writing it and not giving up. Now that i've kept some break instead of typing for hours, it doesn't feel so bad. I do need to do extensive re-writes though, to get a bit more even tone for the article and correct myself.
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: Empyrus on 02 June 2016, 14:55:55
I'll have the Perseus article up at sometime tomorrow... I need to work myself to mood to finish the article. Just don't be surprised if it will be a bit late even.
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: wantec on 02 June 2016, 14:59:20
I'll have the Perseus article up at sometime tomorrow... I need to work myself to mood to finish the article. Just don't be surprised if it will be a bit late even.
I've got the Jaguar article done. Hit a bit of a slow stretch at work and needed something to keep me busy. I can post that if you like.
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: Empyrus on 02 June 2016, 16:06:26
Sure, why not. I'll get a bit more time to tweak the Perseus article.
Really difficult to get the tone right. My first attempt devolved to ranting... lol.

Might make this a 'Mech of the Midweek then, for the next week.
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: MoneyLovinOgre4Hire on 03 June 2016, 02:21:49
Sure, why not. I'll get a bit more time to tweak the Perseus article.
Really difficult to get the tone right. My first attempt devolved to ranting... lol.

That sounds about right, actually.
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: Empyrus on 12 June 2016, 09:12:53
Is there some particular reason why Svartalfa doesn't have a ProtoMech of the Week article? Seems like it is the only one missing.
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: marauder648 on 12 June 2016, 10:30:57
Is there some particular reason why Svartalfa doesn't have a ProtoMech of the Week article? Seems like it is the only one missing.

Not a clue and I know too little about the Proto rules to write an article about them.
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: wantec on 12 June 2016, 17:30:04
Is there some particular reason why Svartalfa doesn't have a ProtoMech of the Week article? Seems like it is the only one missing.
I believe Greekfire was waiting for the recordsheet for the 2 variant to be released so ge could cover it as well.
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: Empyrus on 12 June 2016, 17:48:10
I believe Greekfire was waiting for the recordsheet for the 2 variant to be released so ge could cover it as well.

Ah, very understandable.

I hope we get the RS soon so that Greekfire can also write about it soon, i like reading about ProtoMechs.
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: Scotty on 12 June 2016, 18:24:05
Protomechs are some of my favorite units.  It's kinda frustrating how little footprint they have on the game.
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: Empyrus on 12 June 2016, 18:27:50
Protomechs are some of my favorite units.  It's kinda frustrating how little footprint they have on the game.
Makes me wonder if they were supposed to become a bigger thing originally, something IS would copy or something...
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: jklantern on 12 June 2016, 21:03:51
Makes me wonder if they were supposed to become a bigger thing originally, something IS would copy or something...

During one of the Twilight of the Clans Novels, there is a scene where Sharon Bryan steals a bunch of blueprints from a lab or something (particularly on the Proto tech), and then proceeds to essentially burn the remaining data so others wouldn't get it.  So they had left the idea open that this was something that would spread.  But then Protos didn't exactly take off in popularity (in the real world), so I think they just kinda dropped that.
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: wantec on 13 June 2016, 08:56:13
Protos are kind of an odd unit. They were intended to supplement the Jaguars' 'Mechs and the Jags lack of resources to produce 'Mechs in vast quantities. However, Protos have a very high level of technological sophistication that is required for their design, production, use, and maintenance. Typically, anyone that reaches such a high level of tech, has a wide resource base, it's almost impossible to get to that level without the resource base. The increase in resources almost always proceeds the increase in technology. To get to the point where Protos are viable you pretty much have to follow the Jaguars' path.
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: Empyrus on 13 June 2016, 09:02:50
Protos are kind of an odd unit. They were intended to supplement the Jaguars' 'Mechs and the Jags lack of resources to produce 'Mechs in vast quantities. However, Protos have a very high level of technological sophistication that is required for their design, production, use, and maintenance. Typically, anyone that reaches such a high level of tech, has a wide resource base, it's almost impossible to get to that level without the resource base. The increase in resources almost always proceeds the increase in technology. To get to the point where Protos are viable you pretty much have to follow the Jaguars' path.

I would argue this applies to the Clan technologies as a whole really, i've always found the idea the Clans are resource-poor to be very odd given how much sophistication their technology (should) requires.
And perhaps we need to make a thread for discussing this in General Discussion, as this might be a rather interesting topic (as long as people can keep their heads cool).
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: Kit deSummersville on 13 June 2016, 09:43:46
I believe Greekfire was waiting for the recordsheet for the 2 variant to be released so ge could cover it as well.

If he wants to PM for the stats, I can dig those up in the meantime. I'm sure the sheer munchfactor is killing off the folks who attempt to put it into a RS format.
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: marauder648 on 13 June 2016, 10:37:33
If he wants to PM for the stats, I can dig those up in the meantime. I'm sure the sheer munchfactor is killing off the folks who attempt to put it into a RS format.

Is it that bad? (Well good :p)
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: Kit deSummersville on 13 June 2016, 12:06:46
Is it that bad? (Well good :p)

A point of them has 10 LRM-15s. You can fight in the shade.
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: marauder648 on 13 June 2016, 13:52:28
A point of them has 10 LRM-15s. You can fight in the shade.

Great googly moogly!
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: MoneyLovinOgre4Hire on 13 June 2016, 15:08:09
Yeah, the TRO entry said that the first time they were encountered in battle, they were making indirect-fire attacks from woods and the enemy force mistook it for a Kraken 3.
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: The Eagle on 13 June 2016, 21:44:40
Protos are kind of an odd unit. They were intended to supplement the Jaguars' 'Mechs and the Jags lack of resources to produce 'Mechs in vast quantities. However, Protos have a very high level of technological sophistication that is required for their design, production, use, and maintenance. Typically, anyone that reaches such a high level of tech, has a wide resource base, it's almost impossible to get to that level without the resource base. The increase in resources almost always proceeds the increase in technology. To get to the point where Protos are viable you pretty much have to follow the Jaguars' path.

I would argue that the enthusiastic adoption of the ProtoMech by the habitually resource-poor Blood Spirits means that Protos are in fact less sophisticated and easier to manufacture than other Clan military hardware.  Otherwise, why would one of the poorest Clans adopt it as a primary weapon system?
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: Scotty on 13 June 2016, 22:38:29
The Smoke Jaguars 'perfected' (hah!) the concept, and once that proof of concept existed copying it was easier than starting from scratch, especially for resource poor Clans.

The fact that EI is still a ticking time bomb and psychological death-sentence limits it to a significant extent, which is annoying because you'd think after almost a hundred years they'd have figured out how to make Protos less self-crippling with "improved EI" or "improved Protomech cockpit" or something.
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: marauder648 on 14 June 2016, 00:44:46
I'd say that proto's were more a development of necessity.  That they managed to get the system working in so short a time is pretty darn amazing.  And whilst EI tattoos were a time bomb and would probably make a warrior be catatonic or insane by 35, in the Clans thats fine, its a case of  "at 35 you're solhama so who cares about you, just go out and die in a useful manner please."
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: Scotty on 14 June 2016, 11:39:27
Except for the part where being Solahma at 35 is the closest thing to an informed attribute as we've ever gotten from the Clans.  Go take a catalogue of Clan characters and you have dozens, frequently the best and brightest, coming into their prime in their late 30s.  Aidan and Marthe Pryde were 38 when the Invasion started.  Ulric Kerensky was 53.  Lincoln Osis was 36.  Natasha Kerensky was over 70.  In the Dark Age, Malvina Hazen is 42 in 3145.  Anastasia Kerensky is 44.

It was interesting when the Clans were introduced.  Since then, it has become less and less relevant until most Clan characters worth caring about are past the supposed Solahma age by a decade or more but are just as if not more dangerous than they were in their youth.
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: MoneyLovinOgre4Hire on 14 June 2016, 12:04:43
The one thing that I'll point out that all those characters have in common is a Blood Name.  It's always been the case that Blood Named warriors were considered worth keeping around, it's the ones who didn't (AKA the vast majority of warriors) that were supposed to be put out to pasture.  And if they were impressive enough (like Joanna or Horse), they could avoid that fate for quite some time, too.
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: marauder648 on 14 June 2016, 12:06:25
For this week's friday MotW I can throw the Hammerhands at the baying hounds if folks want :)
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: Maingunnery on 14 June 2016, 12:25:52
The Smoke Jaguars 'perfected' (hah!) the concept, and once that proof of concept existed copying it was easier than starting from scratch, especially for resource poor Clans.

The fact that EI is still a ticking time bomb and psychological death-sentence limits it to a significant extent, which is annoying because you'd think after almost a hundred years they'd have figured out how to make Protos less self-crippling with "improved EI" or "improved Protomech cockpit" or something.
Didn't they already with the Proto phenotype and EI suits?
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: wantec on 14 June 2016, 12:56:25
The one thing that I'll point out that all those characters have in common is a Blood Name.  It's always been the case that Blood Named warriors were considered worth keeping around, it's the ones who didn't (AKA the vast majority of warriors) that were supposed to be put out to pasture.  And if they were impressive enough (like Joanna or Horse), they could avoid that fate for quite some time, too.

Bloodname and rank, help stave off solahma for longer. Which makes perfect sense in the "might makes right" attitude of the Clans. If a warrior is able to earn a Bloodname and high rank, they typically have the skills to hold off any challenges related to their age. Lower ranked warriors (having never earned rank or having lost it) have shown that over the years the newer, younger warriors are out-performing them, thus they are deserving of being solahma.


For this week's friday MotW I can throw the Hammerhands at the baying hounds if folks want :)
I'd say go for it. I also have the Thunder Fox completed for the next necessary slot.
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: marauder648 on 16 June 2016, 14:58:34
Okies Wantec i'll sling the Hammerhands at the board tomorrow and you can do the Thunderfox for next week :)
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: marauder648 on 17 June 2016, 10:12:23
For a future MOTW I'mma do the Mackie.
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: jklantern on 18 June 2016, 11:24:14
For a future MOTW I'mma do the Mackie.

AKA the best Mech.
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: Weirdo on 18 June 2016, 11:28:53
AKA the best Mech.

 [rockon]
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: marauder648 on 26 June 2016, 11:01:07
Anyone got an article for Friday or shall I roll out the Grand Pappy aka Mackie?
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: Diplominator on 02 July 2016, 18:20:51
Imma go ahead and say someone else can take the Mortis if they want. Class and work are in full swing and if anything it will only get more hectic over the next year or so. Sadly, some stuff has fallen by the wayside for now.
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: jymset on 02 July 2016, 18:37:13
Imma go ahead and say someone else can take the Mortis if they want. Class and work are in full swing and if anything it will only get more hectic over the next year or so. Sadly, some stuff has fallen by the wayside for now.

That is a pity. I would have enjoyed another article by the Tactful Tactician. :'(
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: marauder648 on 03 July 2016, 10:10:01
Anyone got anything for this Friday's MOTW?
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: Weirdo on 03 July 2016, 11:29:14
*reiterates his requests for the Revenant and/or Diomede* :)
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: jymset on 04 July 2016, 11:01:08
Let me try to get that Wolverine article up.
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: marauder648 on 04 July 2016, 11:56:05
Go for it :)
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: jymset on 08 July 2016, 11:43:57
On the road for longer than I wanted today. I'll post the article tomorrow.
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: Weirdo on 20 July 2016, 10:57:11
Can I request the Cataphract, please?
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: marauder648 on 20 July 2016, 11:55:12
I can work on something for Friday :)

*Edit*

MoTW will be up later than usual for me, I've not had a chance to write anything.
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: marauder648 on 22 July 2016, 12:06:14
Darn it! I knew I forgot something, MOTW will be up tomorrow.
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: marauder648 on 28 July 2016, 17:29:56
Anyone got anything for tomorrow? Or shall I bang something out and put it up on Saturday?
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: Empyrus on 28 July 2016, 18:14:46
Well, i still have no idea how i'll present the Sling-family... currently leaning toward individual articles. That is, i have nothing for tomorrow (technically today from my POV).

Suggestion: Arctic Fox, to get yet another IS OmniMech covered (then there's the Battle Cobra left, pre-Jihad, IIRC).


EDIT NO ACTUALLY I WONT!
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: Maingunnery on 28 July 2016, 18:19:06
Or shall I bang something out and put it up on Saturday?
If you do, could you perhaps do one of the old requests that are still open?
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: Empyrus on 28 July 2016, 18:24:19
I'll take over keeping the List up to date for the moment, since it seems GreekFire is rather busy.

---------------------------

Current 'Mech Reservations (NOT schedule):

Reservations
Caedis_Animus: Rifleman IIC
Diplominator: Mortis
Empyrus: Koshi, Centurion (standard+Omni) ????
Fallen Raven: Penetrator
Geovanni Blasini: Chaffee
Getz: Falconer
GreekFire: (Ostroc+Ostsol), Tessen
Ivan the Not-so-Terrible: Thunder Hawk
Nightgaun7: Guillotine
ScannerError: Shen Yi
The Eagle: Crimson Langur
Scotty: Fafnir
Greyhind: Brigand

- -

Current Schedule:


Back-ups: GreekFire - Eagle


Current requests: Brigand, Celerity, Centurion, Diomede, Battle Cobra (both IS/Clan), Storm Raider, Zeus-X
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: marauder648 on 28 July 2016, 23:49:26
Cheer's i'll do something on the list :)  And cheers for posting the list :)
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: Empyrus on 31 July 2016, 17:35:49
I may have the Sling for the next Friday, or perhaps even Tuesday as a 'Mech of the Midweek. Decided to make each article individually, though i'll add links to them to each other, plus links to point at the Mist Lynx, Arctic Cheetah and Hellion, since they're part of the Sling-family.

Anyone else have anything coming up?

EDIT Indeed, i can have the article up for Tuesday. Just needs a spellcheck and some formatting. Anyone have anything for Friday or shall i just leave the Sling for Friday?
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: Empyrus on 03 August 2016, 15:41:28
An update, i'll be posting a double article Friday, featuring both the Sling and Duan Gung. With one variant each, and being very similar to boot, i figured i could cover them together. I'll leave the standard Koshi for later.
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: Greyhind on 04 August 2016, 08:50:41
If you want I'd be happy to do the Brigand.

Also is this where I request 'mechs?
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: Empyrus on 04 August 2016, 09:03:37
Yeah, requests here. (If i see requests in threads, i will try to add them here.)
EDIT Added your reservation.
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: Greyhind on 04 August 2016, 09:14:15
In that case I would like to request an suthor of destinguished talent, high moral character and a vast knowledge pool of battletech lore write an article on the subject of the Zeus-X. The ideal applicant would take care not to ask where the lightning bolts are on the X and X4. They would never refer to the 'mech as the 'Spruce Zeus' and must aknowlege their debt to me for bringing this opportunity to their attention.

I did search for an article but if I missed it and their is already one about then thanks for your patience.

When would you like the Brig done for?
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: Empyrus on 04 August 2016, 10:13:55
There's Zeus article but no Zeus-X if i recall correctly. So, i'll add it to the list.

As for the Brigand... The scheduling depends on you. Do you want a deadline? (I know some people work better with deadlines.) If not, just say when you have it ready and you'll get the next good slot.
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: Empyrus on 04 August 2016, 17:14:44
Err, adding that Zeus-X to the request list now.

Also, just posted the MOTW.
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: Empyrus on 10 August 2016, 14:56:44
So, anyone have anything for this weekend?
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: marauder648 on 11 August 2016, 14:19:08
I'm working on something now :)
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: Empyrus on 11 August 2016, 16:49:12
Did you notice Scotty had reservation for the 'Mech?
That said, when i copied GreekFire's list, he had Scotty's reservation marked as "Three months ago", and that list was from April, so perhaps Scotty wasn't going to write this anyway?
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: marauder648 on 11 August 2016, 17:05:33
Thats why I did it, the Faff was just waiting and waiting, and I don't even know if Scotty's around any more, so after 7 months of it waiting I decided to do an article on the Fafnir.
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: Scotty on 11 August 2016, 17:18:44
Hey!  I still post. D:  Lots, even, given my postcount.
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: Empyrus on 11 August 2016, 17:20:12
I see. Considering Scotty noted something about being lazy in the AS thread just today, i reckon he won't mind. EDIT Err, speak of the devil...

If any people who have reservations read this, would you mind confirming you're doing stuff? Not asking when you get anything done, just wondering if you're still interested in your reservations.


Oh, and i may have a special for this weekend, general thoughts on the Clan OmniMechs, specifically their construction and logistics.
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: marauder648 on 11 August 2016, 17:38:14
Eep! Sorry Scotty! I can take the article down if you want, I thought ye wasn't around :s  Sorrh :(
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: Scotty on 11 August 2016, 17:49:26
Nah, it's all good. O0

The only reason I had it reserved in the first place was I already wrote one a while back that never got put on the site, and needed updating for a couple variants that had come out in the interim.  I just never got around to doing it.
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: Empyrus on 11 August 2016, 18:05:58
Okay, since that's sorted out and it is a new page, i'll update the List.

Current 'Mech Reservations (NOT schedule):

Reservations
Caedis_Animus: Rifleman IIC
Diplominator: Mortis
Empyrus: Black Hawk (Standard)
Fallen Raven: Penetrator
Geovanni Blasini: Chaffee
Getz: Falconer
GreekFire: (Ostroc+Ostsol), Tessen
Ivan the Not-so-Terrible: Thunder Hawk
Nightgaun7: Guillotine
ScannerError: Shen Yi
Greyhind: Brigand
Jymset: Trebuchet, Blackjack, Hornet

- -

Current Schedule:
Friday 2th, Koshi (Standard) by Empyrus Done

Current requests: Brigand, Celerity, Centurion, Diomede, Battle Cobra (both IS/Clan), Storm Raider, Zeus-X
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: The Eagle on 12 August 2016, 13:05:59
Crimson Langur article is already done and posted, a while ago.
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: Empyrus on 12 August 2016, 15:10:37
So it is... I forgot it completely, on the account of detesting the 'Mech's looks and consequently not paying any attention to it.
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: The Eagle on 12 August 2016, 23:12:54
That's....not nice.  You should apologize.
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: Empyrus on 12 August 2016, 23:50:24
Not your fault. The 'Mech's fault. I will take a peek at article soonish. Nothing's gonna make me like the 'Mech though.
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: jymset on 14 August 2016, 18:25:10
If any people who have reservations read this, would you mind confirming you're doing stuff? Not asking when you get anything done, just wondering if you're still interested in your reservations.

...if you're interested in people confirming long-term...as in loooooooong term reservations, please let me reiterate my interest in doing the following *whenever*:

Hornet
Blackjack
Trebuchet

Thanks!

Also, anyone in touch with Greekfire? He's been absent for months now...
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: Empyrus on 14 August 2016, 19:30:40
GreekFire seems to have been absent since April, at least was last i checked. I recall him noting he had a lot to do due to a new job. Probably... Hopefully nothing worse.
EDIT Yeah, last active April 12.

Added your reservations to the List.
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: marauder648 on 16 August 2016, 05:43:27
anyone got something for this friday?  I've nothing written down.
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: JadeHellbringer on 25 August 2016, 11:31:14
anyone got something for this friday?  I've nothing written down.

Is there room for a guest author? I can assemble one and have it up for Friday evening at the latest, more likely mid-day. I don't see the Mad Dog/Vulture IV having been covered.
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: Empyrus on 25 August 2016, 11:51:06
JadeHellbringer: Vulture IV, this Friday. Adding it to the List.


Also releasing dropping my reservation for Centurion(s).
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: JadeHellbringer on 25 August 2016, 11:56:31
Booyah, you'll regret the hell out of this.  O0

EDIT: I got bored. Article is up a day early. ;)
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: Scotty on 25 August 2016, 15:18:47
We disagree on a couple points, but it's a damn fine article and it makes me realize how much I miss you as a regular XotW author.
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: Empyrus on 25 August 2016, 16:17:38
Added Black Hawk (Standard) as a reservation for myself.
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: Empyrus on 01 September 2016, 10:33:36
Anyone have anything for tomorrow?

I might get the Koshi (standard) out tomorrow if no one else has anything not-so-rushed done.

EDIT Actually, i have more than enough time to write the article for tomorrow.

So, anyone want to write something for the next week?
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: marauder648 on 01 September 2016, 12:01:35
Sadly with the launch of Legion i'm mad busy at work so won't be able to do anything there, so go for the Koshi mate.
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: JadeHellbringer on 01 September 2016, 12:43:22
In the event you all run into that problem again- short notice and no article to run- let me know and I can hurl my standard half-assed efforts together. Sounds like all is well for tomorrow, but in the future just let me know.

EDIT: Tell you what, now that I look at Chanman's archive post, I see a favorite one that hasn't been done. Next time there's a hole in the schedule, let me know and I'll cover the Hercules. (Yes, I like the Herky, shut up, no YOU suck!)
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: Scotty on 01 September 2016, 12:44:26
In the event you all run into that problem again- short notice and no article to run- let me know and I can hurl my standard half-assed efforts together. Sounds like all is well for tomorrow, but in the future just let me know.

Pleasepleasrpleasepleaseplease
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: Empyrus on 01 September 2016, 16:18:49
I'll post the Koshi in a moment. Somewhat early but whatever. Hopefully i didn't forget anything. Gonna be a bit bare-bones but can't think of what i could add. But it is a good enough excuse to talk about the 'Mech.
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: marauder648 on 06 September 2016, 07:18:23
I Can poot out something over my weekend for Friday, won't be much due to work schedule, probably the Omen. Short simple and to the point if folks don't mind.
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: JadeHellbringer on 06 September 2016, 11:40:43
Fair enough. The Hercules article is set to go, but as I said before it's a 'filler' in case of an emergency- PM me (since I don't look in here as often as I should) and let me know if you need it, and I can have it up quickly.

That's not a 'muscling my way in', lest it come across that way. This is a safety valve, nothing more.
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: Scotty on 06 September 2016, 22:12:33
Hellbie, please muscle in more.  I am not being sarcastic, this is 100% sincere.  Your articles are good.  Please post them.
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: JadeHellbringer on 06 September 2016, 22:20:05
Appreciated, but after the way things went with Vehicle towards the end, I'm content to do the occasional appearance and nothing more at the moment. If the regular crew can't get something assembled, they can use me as a relief valve to get something assembled (which I've done here in case they need it sometime soon, though this one ran into surprising problems that weren't entirely able to be overcome the way I wanted).

You aren't rid of me, but I'm pretty happy to not make this a regular thing. All things considered, most of the *otW readers seem to be pretty content with that as well.
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: Scotty on 06 September 2016, 22:25:55
I think you're significantly overblowing that, because even with a minor error or two I have yet to read an article from you I have not enjoyed or found informative.
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: Weirdo on 06 September 2016, 23:24:24
Maybe it'll fulfill his desire to simply be a second-stringer if he threatens to only post legless MotWs when lack of other submitters forces his hand... O:-)
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: JadeHellbringer on 07 September 2016, 08:05:48
Maybe it'll fulfill his desire to simply be a second-stringer if he threatens to only post legless MotWs when lack of other submitters forces his hand... O:-)

"The Alacorn: Assault tank of great repute, or paraplegic Thunder Hawk? YOU DECIDE!"
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: Weirdo on 07 September 2016, 10:42:39
Seriously dude, your VotWs(which oddly enough I always pronounce 'vitwahs') were always awesome. I've got nothing but loathing for those who drove you away from it.
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: Scotty on 07 September 2016, 11:05:59
Seriously dude, your VotWs(which oddly enough I always pronounce 'vitwahs') were always awesome. I've got nothing but loathing for those who drove you away from it.

+1
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: The Eagle on 07 September 2016, 11:27:47
Seriously dude, your VotWs(which oddly enough I always pronounce 'vitwahs') were always awesome. I've got nothing but loathing for those who drove you away from it.

+2
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: MoneyLovinOgre4Hire on 07 September 2016, 11:58:08
+3
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: Phobos on 07 September 2016, 18:00:38
I think you're significantly overblowing that, because even with a minor error or two I have yet to read an article from you I have not enjoyed or found informative.


+1
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: marauder648 on 08 September 2016, 01:06:45
Hellbie your 'oTW' are always fun, I still go back and read the old VoTW's :) So what if we make some mistakes, in my Warship ones i'm sure i made some errors as the Warship rules are pretty darn complex and not very user friendly, but I enjoyed writing them.  And that's the big thing, if you enjoy writing 'em, do it, who cares if someone goes *nerd snort* "Well actually...." so don't worry okay :)
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: Empyrus on 08 September 2016, 08:49:08
List "updated". Schedule is preliminary, no need for strict adherence, say if you want to change, etc. etc. you know how it works. I put Hellbie for next week because i really want to read about the Hercules.

Current 'Mech Reservations (NOT schedule):

Reservations
Diplominator: Mortis
Fallen Raven: Penetrator
Geovanni Blasini: Chaffee
Getz: Falconer
GreekFire: (Ostroc+Ostsol), Tessen
Ivan the Not-so-Terrible: Thunder Hawk
Nightgaun7: Guillotine
ScannerError: Shen Yi
Greyhind: Brigand
Jymset: Trebuchet, Blackjack, Hornet
marauder648: Rifleman IIC
The Eagle: Battle Cobra
Empyrus: Centurion (Omni)
JadeHellbringer: Centurion (not-Omni)

- -

Current Schedule:
October ?? Centurion (standard) by JadeHellbringer
October ?? Centurion (Omni) by Empyrus

Back-up: Apollo by JadeHellbringer


Current requests: Brigand, Celerity, Centurion, Diomede, Battle Cobra (both IS/Clan), Storm Raider, Zeus-X, Razorback
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: JadeHellbringer on 08 September 2016, 09:34:02
...wait, why am I scheduled? The whole idea was to have something assembled to throw in if there was a need for something on the fly, Friday comes around and no one has anything ready. I'd rather someone else take that schedule slot, to be honest, and let my article return to being a floating buffer in case of emergency. If there's really nothing for the 16th so be it, but it's not really what I had in mind here.
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: Scotty on 08 September 2016, 10:04:39
Your article is scheduled by popular demand.  ;)
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: Empyrus on 08 September 2016, 11:20:30
You got scheduled because A) You actually got something (no one else has said anything yet), B) I really, really want to read that Hercules article.
Now, if someone comes up with something, we can move you to a back-up slot, or something. As i said, the schedule is preliminary.
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: JadeHellbringer on 08 September 2016, 12:29:18
Fair enough... keep me updated via PM if the schedule changes then, and I'll plan on throwing this thing at the wall next week.
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: Empyrus on 08 September 2016, 12:43:21
I'll remember. Also i will update this thread if someone decides to save you by telling they got something ready :D
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: marauder648 on 08 September 2016, 14:03:19
Can you put hellbie in for tomorrow, i've not done the Omen or even started and won't be able to do it at work.
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: Empyrus on 08 September 2016, 14:41:37
Oh, err, OK.
Better send that PM too...
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: Caedis Animus on 08 September 2016, 17:13:13
I thought I handled this before I left, but apparently I did not; The Rifleman IIC has been fair game for anyone who wants it. I was busy with USAF Boot Camp until a few weeks ago, so I was unavailable for that time.
 
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: The Eagle on 08 September 2016, 21:59:44
Okay, I'll take the Battle Cobra.  No promises on timing, though, sorry.
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: JadeHellbringer on 08 September 2016, 23:12:09
I'm going to rebuild the buffer article since I had to use mine today with the Apollo (which hasn't been covered in ten years, so it's time for another look). I want to again emphasize that this is a 'just in case' article and NOT being put on the schedule- if a Friday comes along and no one has an article ready, let me know.
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: marauder648 on 09 September 2016, 05:32:07
I'll take the Wifflebat IIC, I mean Rifleman IIC, it will give me a big article to do for the future.
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: Empyrus on 09 September 2016, 08:45:19
List updated
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: Arkansas Warrior on 10 September 2016, 00:03:57
Any chance I can convince someone to do the Razorback?  It's one of those nifty-but-ignored Lyran light mechs (err...Hogarth battle armor).  It was covered before, but not since 2004, and 2 new variants came out in RS 3067u that have never gotten the MotW treatment, and they're very interesting indeed.




Also, I have this weird affinity for the design I can't explain.  ;D
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: Empyrus on 10 September 2016, 08:17:31
Added the Razorback to the requests.
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: Scotty on 10 September 2016, 08:54:46
I have a request for Hellbie to write more articles.
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: Arkansas Warrior on 10 September 2016, 10:07:59
I have a request for Hellbie to write more articles.
[stupid]
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: misterpants on 10 September 2016, 11:26:36
Somewhere out there JHB has a sudden urge to quote Godfather III...
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: JadeHellbringer on 15 September 2016, 10:36:39
Somewhere out there JHB has a sudden urge to quote Godfather III...

What, the bad one of the series? That movie never happened.  ^-^

Also, quick question- is the Centurion request for the standard or Omni version? Because those feel like they should be separate articles.
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: Empyrus on 15 September 2016, 12:05:06
I assumed the request is for both... But i do agree they'd be better as separate articles.

I might be willing to write about the Omni Cent but that's no promise. I did already consider writing about both but when i started composing the thing in my mind, i went "nope!", due to sheer amount of work, plus it might not be so clear.
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: JadeHellbringer on 15 September 2016, 12:21:57
I assumed the request is for both... But i do agree they'd be better as separate articles.

I might be willing to write about the Omni Cent but that's no promise. I did already consider writing about both but when i started composing the thing in my mind, i went "nope!", due to sheer amount of work, plus it might not be so clear.

Tell you what. Let's split it and schedule it for sometime in October. I'll take the standard Centurion one week, you post the Omni the following week. Fair?
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: Empyrus on 15 September 2016, 12:25:28
Tell you what. Let's split it and schedule it for sometime in October. I'll take the standard Centurion one week, you post the Omni the following week. Fair?

Yeah, should work.

Might as well do an outline right away, then let the idea simmer for a time.
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: JadeHellbringer on 15 September 2016, 12:31:50
Look at it this way, it means I'm handling the heavy lifting- there's a lot of Centurion variants and a long history. You'll have the base chassis, the assorted configurations, and for the history you can pretty much point at me. :P
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: Empyrus on 15 September 2016, 13:14:45
There's a reason i kinda like writing about Omnis (when they're not the Perseus)...

EDIT if you want to off-load a bit, i could write about the Yen-lo-wang, in a separate article. Maybe. Actually, probably.
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: JadeHellbringer on 22 September 2016, 08:37:47
So, ah... got quiet. Quiet is bad. What's the plan for tomorrow, folks? (I have meetings on Friday morning, so if I'm getting thrown in with the Apollo I need to know today)
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: Empyrus on 22 September 2016, 09:20:19
I intend to have Black Hawk (standard) up for this weekend, may take till Saturday though. But it will appear.
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: Empyrus on 23 September 2016, 14:29:04
And the Black Hawk (standard) is up. A bit of a rush-job but i really needed to get it off my mind.
Now to cook something...
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: marauder648 on 25 September 2016, 06:26:56
You did a bang up job :)
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: Stinger on 28 September 2016, 12:20:17
I am going to ask if I can write an article on the Legionnaire.  I assume there will be no objects...
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: marauder648 on 28 September 2016, 12:29:10
Go for it :) the more writers the merrier :)
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: Empyrus on 28 September 2016, 13:39:17
Updated for new page.

Anyone got anything for Friday?

Current 'Mech Reservations (NOT schedule):

Reservations
Diplominator: Mortis
Fallen Raven: Penetrator
Geovanni Blasini: Chaffee
Getz: Falconer
GreekFire: (Ostroc+Ostsol), Tessen
Ivan the Not-so-Terrible: Thunder Hawk
Nightgaun7: Guillotine
ScannerError: Shen Yi
Greyhind: Brigand
Jymset: Trebuchet, Blackjack, Hornet
marauder648: Rifleman IIC
The Eagle: Battle Cobra
Empyrus: Centurion (Omni)
JadeHellbringer: Centurion (not-Omni)
Stinger: Legionnaire

- -

Current Schedule:
October ?? Centurion (standard) by JadeHellbringer
October ?? Centurion (Omni) by Empyrus

Back-up: Apollo by JadeHellbringer


Current requests: Brigand, Celerity, Centurion, Diomede, Battle Cobra (both IS/Clan), Storm Raider, Zeus-X, Razorback
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: JadeHellbringer on 28 September 2016, 14:00:55
Pencil my Centurion article in for either the 14th or 21st. I won't have much opportunity to work on it until then.

Kind of confused though. A lot of people have claimed designs to work on, but no one is actually chiming in to post them it seems. Folks, if you set aside a design to write about... write!
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: Empyrus on 28 September 2016, 14:33:28
That is one reason i suggested people chime in to re-confirm their reservations. That was some weeks ago.

I believe Jymset was the only one to confirm some things.

In the meantime, if someone wants to write about something reserved, PM those and ask if they're doing it or not.
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: JadeHellbringer on 28 September 2016, 14:36:16
That is one reason i suggested people chime in to re-confirm their reservations. That was some weeks ago.

I believe Jymset was the only one to confirm some things.

In the meantime, if someone wants to write about something reserved, PM those and ask if they're doing it or not.

Might have to bug Ivan about the T-Hawk. I always love talking about fun-but-flawed designs.  ^-^
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: jymset on 28 September 2016, 14:54:42
Just reconfirming. No set schedule, though. Hey, it only took me 5 years to write the Wolvie!

...what?
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: marauder648 on 28 September 2016, 16:06:58
I'm working on the Rifleman IIC if we need it for Friday.
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: Empyrus on 28 September 2016, 18:51:29
Good, good. Nice to read about mister Radar-Dish-Hat.
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: Stinger on 29 September 2016, 09:45:01
My Legionnaire article is almost ready, put me down for as soon as possible.  I ripped this one out really fast...
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: Empyrus on 29 September 2016, 09:48:29
My Legionnaire article is almost ready, put me down for as soon as possible.  I ripped this one out really fast...
Next week perhaps?
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: Stinger on 29 September 2016, 10:40:27
Next week perhaps?

Sounds good to me!  What day? This is my first official article after all...
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: Empyrus on 29 September 2016, 13:40:57
Sounds good to me!  What day? This is my first official article after all...
Well, articles are usually released on Friday, so 7th.
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: MoneyLovinOgre4Hire on 29 September 2016, 19:04:19
Has the Thor II ever gotten a MotW article?
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: Empyrus on 29 September 2016, 19:20:39
Has the Thor II ever gotten a MotW article?
Yes.
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: wantec on 30 September 2016, 08:50:41
Yes.
Here http://bg.battletech.com/forums/index.php/topic,44357.0.html
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: JadeHellbringer on 30 September 2016, 10:09:32
To find if an article has been done:

+Open Chanman's awesome index of past articles: http://bg.battletech.com/forums/index.php?topic=174.0 (http://bg.battletech.com/forums/index.php?topic=174.0)

+Whatever browser you're using, run a search for the unit's name. (So for example, if you want to find the Demolisher, run your search and type 'Demolisher', and click through the results of the search).

What he's got there is the single most valuable resource one could have when it comes to the fan article section (beyond the articles themselves, mind you). I strongly recommend using it.
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: Caedis Animus on 01 October 2016, 12:54:03
When was the last time the Huntsman got done? Or, has it ever been done?

If not, I'd love to work on it.
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: Empyrus on 01 October 2016, 13:13:33
When was the last time the Huntsman got done? Or, has it ever been done?

If not, I'd love to work on it.

It is on the article list with link, twice.. for some reason.
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: Caedis Animus on 01 October 2016, 13:43:17
Well, it is a four year old article, and is missing one of the new configs for it.
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: Empyrus on 01 October 2016, 13:50:28
Well, it is a four year old article, and is missing one of the new configs for it.

Well, you can always post your thoughts on the new config in the thread.

Personally, i wouldn't write about any 'Mechs in the list unless the existing article is really limited or flawed (having major mistakes or missing a lot of stuff). I'd just post in the thread.

That said, i think there's no rule against posting an article about a 'Mech that already has an article.
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: Caedis Animus on 01 October 2016, 13:51:29
Fair enough. And I read further, the F config is covered, just not on the initial post.

I'll wait and see.
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: Caedis Animus on 03 October 2016, 22:45:00
I haven't seen anyone do the Cygnus. I think I'll work on that, if anyone's okay with it.
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: Pa Weasley on 04 October 2016, 06:54:19
Fair enough. And I read further, the F config is covered, just not on the initial post.

I'll wait and see.
Again, there's absolutely nothing stopping you from opening in the existing Huntsman thread and posting your impressions. The more Huntsman talk the better I say. O0
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: JadeHellbringer on 04 October 2016, 08:33:04
I haven't seen anyone do the Cygnus. I think I'll work on that, if anyone's okay with it.

It was covered in 2009, but that's a long time ago. Go for it!
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: Caedis Animus on 04 October 2016, 17:36:09
Will do, I'll be typing up a Cygnus article.
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: wantec on 05 October 2016, 07:34:48
Don't forget about the Cygnus 4 in TRO3145.
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: JadeHellbringer on 05 October 2016, 08:08:48
Don't forget about the Cygnus 4 in TRO3145.

You only forget that thing exists once. ;)

Kinda wish we'd had one matching Bannson's personal ride instead of another twin-big-ballistics beast though.
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: JadeHellbringer on 12 October 2016, 13:26:32
Unless there's an article already on the docket (it's kind of hard to tell in this thread), I should have the Centurion (non-Omni) ready to go tomorrow evening/early Friday. There's a lot to cover, as you can imagine! It's just as possible to bump it a week or two back if other people have things ready to go.
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: Empyrus on 12 October 2016, 15:48:21
Right, i'll need to start writing the Omni version for the next week then.
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: Kit deSummersville on 12 October 2016, 15:49:29
If it was a true Omni article, you could just swap out a previous 'Mech and put in this one.  :))
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: Weirdo on 12 October 2016, 16:41:30
Would anyone be interested in doing a Kintaro article? I'm thinking of doing an ASMotW for it, and doing a matched set could be cool. To say nothing of giving me a hard deadline to motivate me to get the danged thing done...
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: marauder648 on 13 October 2016, 01:12:31
I can do one on the Kintaro if ya want :)
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: Empyrus on 13 October 2016, 13:51:52
So, yeah, Hellbie gives us Centurion this week, i write Omni-Centurion for next week, right?
Weirdo, Marauder, you want the week after? (To give Weirdo a deadline.)
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: marauder648 on 13 October 2016, 14:34:27
I'm up for it when needs be :)
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: Weirdo on 13 October 2016, 15:04:23
Next week sounds good. These usually go up on Fridays, right?
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: Empyrus on 13 October 2016, 15:06:24
Next week sounds good. These usually go up on Fridays, right?

The week after next week, ie 28th. I got 21st.  Dunno about ASMOTWs, but yeah, Fridays usually.
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: Weirdo on 13 October 2016, 15:14:12
That works.
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: JadeHellbringer on 14 October 2016, 09:53:27
Busy day at work, Centurion will have to wait until this evening/Saturday morning. Sorry guys.
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: marauder648 on 14 October 2016, 10:57:23
No worries Hellbie :) It happens mate! :)
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: jklantern on 14 October 2016, 19:40:32
Busy day at work, Centurion will have to wait until this evening/Saturday morning. Sorry guys.

How dare you not post an article about fictional robots for free.  You have ruined Christmas.  You monster.

 O0  Take your time, man!  It's all good.
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: Empyrus on 18 October 2016, 16:45:59
Right, have the Omni Centurion article written. I think. I'll check on it again on late Thursday to see if it seems workable (need read it when it is no longer fresh in my mind), and if it won't need any tweaking, i'll post it.

And now, to update the List for this page...

Since JadeHellbringer didn't write about Yen-lo-wang (as i suggested it might be covered in a separate article), i guess it is my next project. Though i'll be asking for Hellbie's opinions, i reckon. Sorta co-op project.
EDIT It would be nice to have Kai Allard-Liao character article to go with this. Would someone be willing to write that, or do we contact Grey and ask if he might do it?
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: Empyrus on 18 October 2016, 16:51:48
Updated for new page.

Current 'Mech Reservations (NOT schedule):

Reservations
Diplominator: Mortis
Fallen Raven: Penetrator
Geovanni Blasini: Chaffee, Diomede
Getz: Falconer
GreekFire: (Ostroc+Ostsol), Tessen
Ivan the Not-so-Terrible: Thunder Hawk
Nightgaun7: Guillotine
ScannerError: Shen Yi
Greyhind: Brigand
Jymset: Trebuchet, Blackjack, Hornet
marauder648: Rifleman IIC
The Eagle: Battle Cobra
Empyrus+Hellbie(?): Centurion Yen-lo-Wang


- -

Current Schedule:
October 21st Centurion (Omni) by Empyrus
October 28th Kintaro by marauder648, Alpha Strike version by Weirdo

Back-up: Apollo by JadeHellbringer


Current requests: Celerity, Storm Raider, Zeus-X, Razorback
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: Giovanni Blasini on 18 October 2016, 20:10:08
I'm game for the Diomede.
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: Empyrus on 18 October 2016, 20:53:19
I'm game for the Diomede.
OK, i'll add it to the List.
Gonna be interested in reading this one, quick look at the 'Mech made blink and stare at the screen.

EDIT Wait, have you written about Chaffee already? I can't recall if i've seen it or not...
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: Giovanni Blasini on 18 October 2016, 22:24:49
OK, i'll add it to the List.
Gonna be interested in reading this one, quick look at the 'Mech made blink and stare at the screen.

EDIT Wait, have you written about Chaffee already? I can't recall if i've seen it or not...

Not yet.  Did the Quasit first...I'm pretty much going to start doing all the IndustrialMechs, aren't I?
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: JadeHellbringer on 20 October 2016, 12:43:08

Since JadeHellbringer didn't write about Yen-lo-wang (as i suggested it might be covered in a separate article), i guess it is my next project. Though i'll be asking for Hellbie's opinions, i reckon. Sorta co-op project.
EDIT It would be nice to have Kai Allard-Liao character article to go with this. Would someone be willing to write that, or do we contact Grey and ask if he might do it?

I thought you meant you wanted it left out. I can certainly go back in and flesh that section out with a more in-depth review though if you'd prefer, not difficult at all. Sorry! Bad communication on my end, I guess! (Seems that article is going over poorly anyway  :-[ )
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: Empyrus on 20 October 2016, 13:43:03
I thought you meant you wanted it left out. I can certainly go back in and flesh that section out with a more in-depth review though if you'd prefer, not difficult at all. Sorry! Bad communication on my end, I guess! (Seems that article is going over poorly anyway  :-[ )

No no, i didn't say it had to be left out, i suggested it could have its own article. At least that was my intention. You never said anything to that (unless i somehow missed it?), that's why i said "Hellbie left it out" (or whatever i wrote on this page earlier). Poor communication from me too, i guess.
EDIT Looking at what i wrote, i definitively didn't think through what i was writing.
EDIT2 Yup, looks like i effectively laid a claim on Yen-lo-wang, when i should have formatted it as a question. So, yeah, bad communication on my part.

So, how about we leave Yen-lo-wang for another article, preferably so that we also get Kai Allard-Liao article at the same time?
EDIT For format, perhaps you could PM me your thoughts about Yen-lo-wang variants and i'll quote them in the article, or something like that? Or do you write and i share my thoughts or...?

Dunno why you say your article's going over poorly though.

Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: Arkansas Warrior on 20 October 2016, 13:50:14
Probably because it's so complete there's just not much left to say in the comments.   :)
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: Weirdo on 20 October 2016, 14:26:04
Oog blorg...work has been completely kicking my ass all this week, I haven't even had time to *think* about the Kintaro, much less write about it. Go ahead and put the regular article up if you want, but the AS one likely won't be until next week.

(For those that are curious, I live in the US, work for my county's elections office, and in my state, early voting starts on Monday.)
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: JadeHellbringer on 20 October 2016, 14:27:21
Oog blorg...work has been completely kicking my ass all this week, I haven't even had time to *think* about the Kintaro, much less write about it. Go ahead and put the regular article up if you want, but the AS one likely won't be until next week.

(For those that are curious, I live in the US, work for my county's elections office, and in my state, early voting starts on Monday.)

Yep, see you at Thanksgiving.  ;D
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: Empyrus on 20 October 2016, 14:32:09
Oog blorg...work has been completely kicking my ass all this week, I haven't even had time to *think* about the Kintaro, much less write about it. Go ahead and put the regular article up if you want, but the AS one likely won't be until next week.

(For those that are curious, I live in the US, work for my county's elections office, and in my state, early voting starts on Monday.)
Uh, you and Marauder were scheduled for the next week, Friday 28th. At least, that was the idea, since i'll be posting Omni Centurion, to follow on Hellbie's Centurion.


Speaking of that, the Omni Centurion will go up in a moment, somewhat early but i really need to get it done and out of my mind so that i can focus on finishing my companies and making a miniature order. Also food.
EDIT... And i'm day early anyway. Oh, well, i got stuff to do tomorrow, like finally fixing my PC. So the Omni Centurion will up in a moment.
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: Weirdo on 20 October 2016, 14:38:57
Yep, see you at Thanksgiving.  ;D

Hopeless optimist. Try mid-December.

Uh, you and Marauder were scheduled for the next week, Friday 28th. At least, that was the idea, since i'll be posting Omni Centurion, to follow on Hellbie's Centurion.

Praise Cat and pass the Camembert!
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: JadeHellbringer on 20 October 2016, 14:55:37
Remember also that I have the Apollo in the hopper in case of a problem, so if you find on a Thursday that your article isn't ready to go and you might not be able to do it, send me a PM and I can have that posted in minutes- it's on a USB drive on my work badge, so I've always got it on me.

Meanwhile, my note to Ivan The Not-So-Terrible was on 9/28, and still no reply. If I haven't heard from him in the next couple of weeks I may just take the Thunder Hawk and run with it for sometime late this year (specifically 12/9)
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: Giovanni Blasini on 21 October 2016, 01:14:35
With the exception of a paragraph from Jymset, the Chaffee article is finished and ready for posting, so feel free to put it down as needed on the schedule.
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: Empyrus on 24 October 2016, 11:27:07
Requesting: Bakeneko
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: marauder648 on 25 October 2016, 02:36:05
We need the Kintaro for Friday right?
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: Giovanni Blasini on 25 October 2016, 02:51:34
We need the Kintaro for Friday right?

That's what's on schedule currently, with the Apollo as a backup.

My Chaffee article is meow finished, and can go as a backup Friday if Hellfire isn't ready with the Apollo, or next week on November 4th if he is.
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: marauder648 on 25 October 2016, 03:10:06
Roger that, i'm smoking ribs on Friday but should have the Kinny finished for Thursday :)
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: Empyrus on 26 October 2016, 18:40:35
I'll add claim to Panther and Wight.

Also i'll get around updating the List, soonish.
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: Caedis Animus on 29 October 2016, 13:43:48
Hey, do we have anything for the Marauder IIC? If not I'd love to do that too. Just finished up the bulk of the Cygnus article.
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: Empyrus on 29 October 2016, 14:40:31
I'm pretty sure there are actually two Marauder IIC articles. Check the Fan Article Directory. Also, you may need to use search (topics only) to find the other, IF i remembered correctly and there are two articles.
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: Caedis Animus on 29 October 2016, 15:39:31
I'm not seeing any.
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: Empyrus on 29 October 2016, 16:04:54
Ah, yes, i recall what the problem was now. The link in the Fan Article Directory is wrong and links to Centaur Battle Armor....

A moment...

EDIT Here:
http://bg.battletech.com/forums/index.php?topic=41431.msg956334#msg956334

And here's "Tell me about" thread, which has some additional comments.
http://bg.battletech.com/forums/index.php?topic=47273.msg1090518#msg1090518

I may have mixed up this thing having to articles to Warhammer IIC... Gotta check now that i think of this. EDIT Only one article. I wonder what 'Mech i'm thinking off. Probably mixing things with "tell me about" threads.
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: Caedis Animus on 29 October 2016, 20:29:13
Problably. Considering we have so many units, I'm still gonna type it up-even if I'm not gonna do anything with it for now.
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: JadeHellbringer on 30 October 2016, 11:14:18
Still no word, so i'm taking the executive decision to take over the Thunder Hawk at this point- the guy who claimed it hasn't been around for a few months.

Mark me down for Dec. 9 for the T-Hawk (and it will not be a nice article ;) )
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: MoneyLovinOgre4Hire on 30 October 2016, 15:45:35
We're letting the Green Turkey fanboy write an article about the Thunder Hawk now?

Oh, this isn't going to be good. ;)
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: The Eagle on 30 October 2016, 17:46:55
Ehhhhh?  I can't imagine he'll give it anything other than a fair shake.  >=)
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: Giovanni Blasini on 31 October 2016, 00:17:46
So has anyone else got something in the works for Friday (Nov 4), or is it me with the Chaffee? ???
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: marauder648 on 31 October 2016, 01:25:23
I say Chaffee it up, I've not even heard of that Mech!
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: Empyrus on 31 October 2016, 08:41:46
Go ahead with the Chaffee. I'll update the List as soon as i have time... Which is "maybe tomorrow". Urgh.
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: JadeHellbringer on 31 October 2016, 08:55:03
Go ahead with the Chaffee. I'll update the List as soon as i have time... Which is "maybe tomorrow". Urgh.

If you need any help with it, let me know. I can edit your schedule post, after all, via vulgar abuse of admin powers.

 }:)
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: JadeHellbringer on 31 October 2016, 10:25:09
So has anyone else got something in the works for Friday (Nov 4), or is it me with the Chaffee? ???

Do it up! If you run out of time, don't sweat it, the Apollo 'emergency valve' is on-hand in case you need more time.
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: Giovanni Blasini on 31 October 2016, 13:48:41
Chaffee article has been finished for a week. We're good to go.
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: wantec on 31 October 2016, 14:59:27
BTW, I didn't intend the Halloween special MotW to steal the spot for this week, I just had something partially finished and the sudden motivation to finish it and toss it out there.
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: Giovanni Blasini on 31 October 2016, 15:39:25
BTW, I didn't intend the Halloween special MotW to steal the spot for this week, I just had something partially finished and the sudden motivation to finish it and toss it out there.

Halloween is its own thing. ;)
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: Caedis Animus on 01 November 2016, 18:57:18
I could also work on a small Kheper or Uraeusarticle if there's no objections to that.
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: Empyrus on 01 November 2016, 19:10:11
The Uraeus has a pretty good article, so i'd recommend throwing your opinions there. EDIT Here: http://bg.battletech.com/forums/index.php/topic,37284.0.html

 The Kheper doesn't have one at all, i think. EDIT: Checked, indeed no article.
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: Caedis Animus on 01 November 2016, 22:20:24
I really need to get my eyes checked. I'll work on the Kheper.
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: marauder648 on 02 November 2016, 06:32:50
I'll take the Phantom if you guys want.
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: wantec on 09 November 2016, 16:30:50
Boreas and Notos done (slow days at work). Just let me know when and I can toss them out either separately or together if need be.
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: The Eagle on 09 November 2016, 23:43:13
I finally started working on the Battle Cobra.  No idea on time frame yet, but it's in progress at least.
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: marauder648 on 10 November 2016, 00:54:01
Boreas I don't know if we've anything scheduled for tomorrow so you could put up the quadvee's then?
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: Empyrus on 10 November 2016, 10:27:34
I'll try to get around updating the list later this evening. Been busy before and now i've had a bad bout of flu for a week, though better now.

I don't think anyone had anything for this week previously, so i think Wantec posting the quadvees is good.
Hellbie has Apollo in reserve too, if things go wrong for some reason.
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: JadeHellbringer on 10 November 2016, 10:40:34
I also can bump the Thunder Hawk from Dec. 9 to earlier if needed, it's mostly done and can be ready as soon as Friday morning my time. (Sorry T-hawk fans, but this won't be a kindhearted look at it...)
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: marauder648 on 10 November 2016, 11:17:27
I'll have the Phantom for next week too :)
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: Caedis Animus on 10 November 2016, 11:53:32
Cygnus article is done. Just needs someone to check if I got the details right.
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: Maingunnery on 10 November 2016, 13:01:37
Boreas and Notos done (slow days at work). Just let me know when and I can toss them out either separately or together if need be.
Together would be very nice, it would really fit nicely.
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: marauder648 on 14 November 2016, 08:49:27
Great article about the quadvees :) I should have the Phantom ready for Friday unless anyone wants to fill in.
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: Rayneth on 15 November 2016, 00:44:31
How about a little retro purple love? I'd like to put up a request for the Hector, and Icarus.
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: The Eagle on 17 November 2016, 23:12:41
Ooo! Ooo!  I'll take that one.  It's going to take extra research and I'm not exactly quick about my articles, but I'd be more than willing to handle that request.
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: Empyrus on 22 November 2016, 17:14:31
Updated for new page.

Apologies for the service interruption.

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, Cossack, Thunder+Lao Hu, Galahad+Glass Spider
JadeHellbringer: Thunder Hawk, Commando
Caedis_Animus: Kheper
Stinger: Gallowglas
Kit deSummersville: Yeoman

- -

Current Schedule:
December 2nd: Cossack by Empyrus
December 9th: Thunder Hawk by Hellbie
December 16th: Yeoman by Kit deSummersville
December 23th: Yen-lo-wang by Empyrus
December 30th: Commando by Hellbie

Back-up: Apollo by JadeHellbringer


Current requests: Celerity, Storm Raider, Zeus-X, Razorback

SHAMEFUL ADMIN EDIT: Added myself for New Years doing the Commando
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: Empyrus on 22 November 2016, 17:17:22
Please confirm i got stuff right in the schedule.


I'll try to get Yen-lo-wang up this year but unsure when exactly. Not this or the next week certainly... Or, well, the next week is a possibility but let's no plan on that. Also need to contact Grey about Kai Allard-Liao CotW article...


So, who's got something for this week?


EDIT Right, forgot. I'll drop my request for Bakeneko (meaning, i won't add it to the list... not that we write about the requests that much anyway).
And also dropping my reservation on the Panther and Wight for now. Interesting 'Mechs but considering i have trouble updating this thing right now, i'd rather not keep stuff reserved for months. Just one request: In case someone's gonna write about the Wight, PM me, i might have some input.



Also, it occurred to me that i might try to get Yen-lo-wang up for Christmas or so, if Grey agrees to write about Kai (PM'd Grey about this). A special article duo about a famous person and his 'Mech would be nice for Christmas, no? That said, no promises.
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: Stinger on 22 November 2016, 23:05:04
Put me down for the Gallowglas.  Not sure when it will be done, but hopefully soon.
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: Giovanni Blasini on 22 November 2016, 23:54:19
Go ahead and put me down for the Hyena SalvageMech, too.
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: Caedis Animus on 23 November 2016, 00:38:25
Cygnus is ready to go.
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: marauder648 on 23 November 2016, 02:48:07
wanna put the Cygnus up this Friday?
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: JadeHellbringer on 23 November 2016, 09:32:12
If people are busy with the American holiday and can't get something done, I'm pretty much either at home painting or working this week, so I can put something together if no one else is able.

No idea WHAT, mind you, but something.  ;D
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: Empyrus on 23 November 2016, 10:12:48
Ok, so Cygnus this week, no?


Also, i may claim Razorback... once i get that Yen-lo-wang written anyway.
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: JadeHellbringer on 23 November 2016, 13:39:39
Oh- Empyrus, reminder, if you need help keeping the schedule post updated, let me know and I'm happy to help out- I can edit your posts with my admin-y might, so I'm just as able to keep it updated as you are.

(Mods and admins very rarely use that ability, mind you, so don't go thinking we're the thought police or anything- any edits we make are clearly marked at the bottom of a post as 'last edited by Jadehellbringer' with a timestamp. But here I'm happy to use it to help out if it would be useful.)
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: Empyrus on 23 November 2016, 13:55:40
No problem, i got it. Just had busy last weeks... a bad bout of flu does that. That said, if i manage to repeat this absence, go ahead and edit as necessary.
Or someone else can take over the schedule if necessary, just like i did since GreekFire has vanished.
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: marauder648 on 23 November 2016, 14:00:58
Go for the Cygnus this week :)
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: JadeHellbringer on 23 November 2016, 14:28:14
Added myself for Dec. 30th for the Commando. Probably will include the IIC.
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: Caedis Animus on 23 November 2016, 19:58:11
Cygnus is a go for when it needs to be up.
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: Kit deSummersville on 24 November 2016, 22:52:43
We should have a Jade Turkey (Falcon) 'Mech every Black Friday....
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: marauder648 on 25 November 2016, 00:53:48
Cygnus is a go for when it needs to be up.

Some time today would be great (Friday)
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: Caedis Animus on 25 November 2016, 01:42:31
Will do. It'll be up tomorrow morning, first thing (I do).
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: marauder648 on 25 November 2016, 04:40:11
Thank ya Caedis :) You're a star! (Or a Star Destroyer, your choice!)
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: Caedis Animus on 25 November 2016, 13:09:39
Article's up.
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: Empyrus on 27 November 2016, 11:03:36
Schedule update!

Yen-lo-wang is now slated for Friday 16th, and Grey will be posting Character of the Week Kai Allard-Liao that weekend.



Also, i'm claiming Thunder and Lao Hu for a double article; and Galahad and Glass Spider for another double article.

EDIT Two double articles... i'm insane but i'll get them done.
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: Empyrus on 29 November 2016, 13:24:33
So, i was inspired and wrote an article for the Cossack and scheduled it for 23th...

What are we getting this week?

Remember, Hellbie has an Apollo article stashed in case no one has anything, so no need to rush.

Alternatively, i can reschedule the Cossack but i need to re-write a line if i do.
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: Empyrus on 29 November 2016, 16:02:13
Aand Yen-Lo-Wang written.

I seem to be on fire, so maybe i'll start writing about Galahad too...
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: marauder648 on 29 November 2016, 16:13:19
Hellbie can you hit us with your Appolloololololol article please for this Friday :)
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: Empyrus on 29 November 2016, 16:16:14
I was thinking the same thing. Would like to read about Apollo and Apollo's Law in right context (not having been around when it was last talked about).

Of course, it is possible i'll get Galahad for Friday...
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: Kit deSummersville on 29 November 2016, 17:51:47
Heck, I'll come out of retirement and do something. Throw me in whenever.
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: Empyrus on 29 November 2016, 17:53:08
Heck, I'll come out of retirement and do something. Throw me in whenever.
Uh, what do you write about? Mystery 'Mechs?
Or do you need a deadline before you can decide or what?
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: Kit deSummersville on 29 November 2016, 18:19:26
The Yeoman was lacking some love. I'll give it to him.
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: Empyrus on 29 November 2016, 18:43:00
The Yeoman was lacking some love. I'll give it to him.

16th OK?
I'll reshuffle the schedule so that i post Cossack this week, next week we have Hellbie, then you, then me with Yen-Lo-Wang (Grey will post Character of the Week for Kai before that), then Hellbie with Commando.

EDIT Also, i'll do this shuffle even if it isn't OK for you, we'll just get something else for 16th then.
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: Kit deSummersville on 29 November 2016, 20:16:19
It will be done by the 16th.
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: Empyrus on 29 November 2016, 20:25:42
Great!


And we have managed to schedule MOTWs for an entire month!

Imaginary cookies for everyone! (Unless you have real cookies, eat one then.)
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: SD501st 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...  ^-^
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: JadeHellbringer 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.
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: Empyrus 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?

- -

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,
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: Empyrus 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.
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: JadeHellbringer 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.
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: Empyrus 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?
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: JadeHellbringer 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)
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: Empyrus 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.
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: Empyrus 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...
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: Kit deSummersville 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?  ;)
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: Empyrus 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.
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: Empyrus 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.
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: Scotty 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.
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: Empyrus 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...
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: Empyrus 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.
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: Scotty 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. :)
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: Empyrus 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...?
Title: Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
Post by: JadeHellbringer on 02 December 2016, 09:42:36
Working on it, stand by!