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Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
« Reply #90 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.)
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Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
« Reply #91 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.

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Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
« Reply #92 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
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Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
« Reply #93 on: 23 April 2011, 11:33:11 »
I could pick it up as well.  Its been a bit since I've flexed my muscles.
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Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
« Reply #94 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?

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Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
« Reply #95 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.
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Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
« Reply #96 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.
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Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
« Reply #97 on: 25 April 2011, 11:13:44 »
Outstanding request filed on the Dire Wolf and the Morrigan on the schedule.

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Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
« Reply #98 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.
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Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
« Reply #99 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.

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Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
« Reply #100 on: 13 May 2011, 12:32:47 »
I can get the Spector article done in 2-3 weeks.

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Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
« Reply #101 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.
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Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
« Reply #102 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?
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Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
« Reply #103 on: 13 May 2011, 18:08:30 »
Let me know if you want an editor or just someone to bounce ideas off of.

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Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
« Reply #104 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.

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Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
« Reply #105 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.

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Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
« Reply #106 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.
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Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
« Reply #107 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.
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Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
« Reply #108 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.

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Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
« Reply #109 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... ;)

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Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
« Reply #110 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. :)
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Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
« Reply #111 on: 28 May 2011, 18:53:59 »
Well the Tsunami is ready... So pencil me in for the 17th of June.

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Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
« Reply #112 on: 28 May 2011, 19:16:41 »
Well the Tsunami is ready... So pencil me in for the 17th of June.

Done.

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Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
« Reply #113 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).

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Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
« Reply #114 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 it's in development.
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Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
« Reply #115 on: 08 June 2011, 20:24:27 »
Well, Herb does say 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?

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Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
« Reply #116 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.
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Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
« Reply #117 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.
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Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
« Reply #118 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?

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Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
« Reply #119 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.

 

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