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Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
« Reply #420 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...

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Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
« Reply #421 on: 07 January 2013, 19:01:58 »
I was actually considering the Dola, personally, but you can have it.

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Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
« Reply #422 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...

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Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
« Reply #423 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.

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Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
« Reply #424 on: 07 January 2013, 19:24:48 »
Or drop MadCap a line for the inside scoop.
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Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
« Reply #425 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.
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Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
« Reply #426 on: 08 January 2013, 19:45:02 »
I think I'll try my hand at one of these and attempt the Penetrator.
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Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
« Reply #427 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.

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Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
« Reply #428 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...

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Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
« Reply #429 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.
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Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
« Reply #430 on: 12 January 2013, 11:59:13 »
With the Stinger up this week, shall I do the Wasp for next week?
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« Reply #431 on: 12 January 2013, 12:03:19 »
If you can, it would definitely be appropriate.  Great to see you around again, Gio.

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Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
« Reply #432 on: 12 January 2013, 13:34:10 »
MWO hath rekindled my interest in all things 'Mech-y.

What day do you need it by?
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Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
« Reply #433 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.

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Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
« Reply #434 on: 15 January 2013, 21:46:35 »
I'll have the Night Gyr ready for the 25th


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Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
« Reply #435 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.

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Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
« Reply #436 on: 17 January 2013, 12:48:40 »
You're going into the next open slot on the schedule, then.

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Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
« Reply #437 on: 08 February 2013, 23:26:16 »
Never mind.  Ignore this post.  My schedule just changed.

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Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
« Reply #438 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


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Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
« Reply #439 on: 14 February 2013, 22:06:03 »
Burrock is up for this week, tell Uncle Amaris to stand down


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Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
« Reply #440 on: 04 March 2013, 14:37:56 »
Does anyone have anything they can post?

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Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
« Reply #441 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

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Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
« Reply #442 on: 20 March 2013, 09:17:35 »
Go for it! Any idea of when you'll be done with it?
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Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
« Reply #443 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

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Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
« Reply #444 on: 20 March 2013, 18:37:34 »
Since nothing in the original TRO3050 has C3, that's going to be a very short article.

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Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
« Reply #445 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...

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Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
« Reply #446 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

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Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
« Reply #447 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.
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Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
« Reply #448 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.

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Re: `Mech of the Week Schedule
« Reply #449 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)

 

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