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Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
« Reply #960 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!

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Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
« Reply #961 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.
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Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
« Reply #962 on: 23 November 2015, 18:37:48 »
I posted the Hammer article already, Greek Fire, you can take it off the "Coming Attractions" list.
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Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
« Reply #963 on: 23 November 2015, 19:23:45 »
Oh, pff. Thanks.
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Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
« Reply #964 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 :)
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Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
« Reply #965 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?
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Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
« Reply #966 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.
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Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
« Reply #967 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.
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Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
« Reply #968 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.
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Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
« Reply #969 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 :)
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Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
« Reply #970 on: 28 November 2015, 12:20:04 »
Adding another batch of requests, this time for the Mortis, Hatchetman, Axeman, and Mjolnir

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Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
« Reply #971 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.
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Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
« Reply #972 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.
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Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
« Reply #973 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.
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Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
« Reply #974 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.

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Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
« Reply #975 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.
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Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
« Reply #976 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.

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Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
« Reply #977 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.

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Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
« Reply #978 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.
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Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
« Reply #979 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?
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Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
« Reply #980 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
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Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
« Reply #981 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...
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Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
« Reply #982 on: 06 December 2015, 01:32:05 »
The 1A5 kicks ass.

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Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
« Reply #983 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?
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Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
« Reply #984 on: 07 December 2015, 08:14:24 »
Most of the articles come out on Friday so there's no mad rush :)
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Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
« Reply #985 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?
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Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
« Reply #986 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.
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Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
« Reply #987 on: 10 December 2015, 11:26:47 »
18th, no problem!  I work better with a deadline anyway.
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Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
« Reply #988 on: 10 December 2015, 11:38:52 »
Roger that :) I'll throw the Black Knight at the board tomorrow then :)
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Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
« Reply #989 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?
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