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Re: AFFS High Command, Suns Transcendent!
« Reply #1200 on: 13 May 2018, 20:41:07 »
A PC game of a relevant genre has occupied all of my time recently.

What are you playing C-6 ?

The last year of my life has been mostly the occasional game of Starcraft-2, but I'm always curious to hear what others are doing.

My best friend just showed me something called Star Wars Galaxy of Heroes and app game for phone/tablets.

It looks interesting but also VERY addictive & time consuming.
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Re: AFFS High Command, Suns Transcendent!
« Reply #1201 on: 13 May 2018, 20:58:30 »
What are you playing C-6 ?

The last year of my life has been mostly the occasional game of Starcraft-2, but I'm always curious to hear what others are doing.

My best friend just showed me something called Star Wars Galaxy of Heroes and app game for phone/tablets.

It looks interesting but also VERY addictive & time consuming.
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Re: AFFS High Command, Suns Transcendent!
« Reply #1202 on: 13 May 2018, 21:22:16 »
For those random readers out there, the previous three posts where made by excellent fellows.  Many such have posted here previously.  It ought to happen more.A PC game of a relevant genre has occupied all of my time recently.
Hear hear!


I too, have returned from a bit of a hiatus.  Now if only some of the great and storied posters of old would again visit these benighted lands...
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Sunrise is Coming.

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Re: AFFS High Command, Suns Transcendent!
« Reply #1203 on: 13 May 2018, 22:07:40 »
For those random readers out there, the previous three posts where made by excellent fellows.

Lies and slander! I'll see you on the field of honor for this, you knave!
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Re: AFFS High Command, Suns Transcendent!
« Reply #1204 on: 14 May 2018, 04:38:15 »
Hear hear!


I too, have returned from a bit of a hiatus.  Now if only some of the great and storied posters of old would again visit these benighted lands...

I'm sure you meant beknighted. Shall we sally forth and smite our enemies.
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Re: AFFS High Command, Suns Transcendent!
« Reply #1205 on: 14 May 2018, 14:51:15 »
I'm still playing away at World of Warships
I do sometimes wonder quite why


Is the new BattleTech game like the board game?
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Re: AFFS High Command, Suns Transcendent!
« Reply #1206 on: 14 May 2018, 15:14:11 »
Close enough to say yes, enough differences to say no.
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Re: AFFS High Command, Suns Transcendent!
« Reply #1207 on: 14 May 2018, 15:16:07 »
Close enough to say yes, enough differences to say no.


Similar in terms of being turn-based and controlling from outside a lance of 'Mechs?
Different enough that you don't spend ages agonising over the maths and probabilities?
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« Reply #1208 on: 14 May 2018, 15:21:37 »
Basically, yeah.

Full disclaimer: I haven't played it yet.
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Re: AFFS High Command, Suns Transcendent!
« Reply #1209 on: 14 May 2018, 19:52:19 »
Similar in terms of being turn-based and controlling from outside a lance of 'Mechs?
Different enough that you don't spend ages agonising over the maths and probabilities?
Basically, yeah.

Full disclaimer: I haven't played it yet.
You gents are missing out.  It is a solid port with a few tweaks that make it better.  Lots of the fun.

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Re: AFFS High Command, Suns Transcendent!
« Reply #1210 on: 14 May 2018, 21:47:34 »
From watching the intro on line it seems like a bit of a cross between Mega Mech & Mech Commander & I must say looks pretty nice.

I have not purchased it yet but I think I will be.
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Re: AFFS High Command, Suns Transcendent!
« Reply #1211 on: 15 May 2018, 00:03:27 »
So it's not an FPS like the Mechwarrior series?  Interesting.
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Re: AFFS High Command, Suns Transcendent!
« Reply #1212 on: 15 May 2018, 02:31:02 »
You gents are missing out.  It is a solid port with a few tweaks that make it better.  Lots of the fun.


I'll get it soon
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« Reply #1213 on: 15 May 2018, 07:04:28 »
I've got it through the Kickstarter technically, I just haven't downloaded it yet because I need to first clean enough minis off my desk that I have decent keyboard access, and second find out if my computer will even run it.
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Re: AFFS High Command, Suns Transcendent!
« Reply #1214 on: 16 May 2018, 23:49:36 »
So, I turned 30 today.  Come to think of it, I think I've been a member of some iteration of this site for nearly half my life.  Geez, I'm old.
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Re: AFFS High Command, Suns Transcendent!
« Reply #1215 on: 17 May 2018, 00:34:03 »
The new game has its strengths.  I have ::lurked:: for a bit onsite for the last 7 years since passing the Mod torch, but this dang Battletech video came has awoken my latent interest again and has MADE me visit this site at least 4 days a week.  Evil I say! Next thing I will be painting again...

Now I must go kill Capellans to raise my Taurian rep again.... I mean burn the game.
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« Reply #1216 on: 17 May 2018, 02:08:33 »
So, I turned 30 today.  Come to think of it, I think I've been a member of some iteration of this site for nearly half my life.  Geez, I'm old.


Happy birthday
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Re: AFFS High Command, Suns Transcendent!
« Reply #1217 on: 17 May 2018, 16:50:08 »
So, I turned 30 today.  Come to think of it, I think I've been a member of some iteration of this site for nearly half my life.  Geez, I'm old.

Happy Birthday.  And as someone who passed the 51-year mile marker last month, shut up with the "geez, I'm old" crap...

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« Reply #1218 on: 17 May 2018, 20:10:29 »
So, I turned 30 today.  Come to think of it, I think I've been a member of some iteration of this site for nearly half my life.  Geez, I'm old.
Happy belated Birthday.

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Re: AFFS High Command, Suns Transcendent!
« Reply #1219 on: 18 May 2018, 01:54:39 »
So it's not an FPS like the Mechwarrior series?  Interesting.

Nope, check out some of the demos on Utube.

The best way I can describe it is a mix of MegaMech & MechCommander.

You move your units slowly 1 at a time by initiative like in MegaMech, but, they are live 3D & shooting graphics & such like in MechCommander.


I would compare it to that StarWars/Chess like game on the Falcon in the movies.

Your moving 3D images around & seeing them fight but using simplified versions of TW rules in the game engine.

Or something like that.
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Re: AFFS High Command, Suns Transcendent!
« Reply #1220 on: 18 May 2018, 03:18:19 »
Just bear in mind, right now there's a fair few improvements
in planning.  They're looking to broaden choice for mechs
early game, and extend campaign viability for medium mechs
too.  Both steps, are necessary. 

I'm on my second play through atm, at no point when they
were useful....did I get my hands on an Enforcer  ???  Which
made me sad.

Scaling wise, you do get to a point where you're desperate
for heavy mechs and then onwards the same with assaults.

It remains despite the things mentioned above, a great game
and a long overdue pleasure.  MWO was too grindy and too
removed from the actual system for my tastes.

AW, missed your birthday.  Sorry and belated best wishes.
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Re: AFFS High Command, Suns Transcendent!
« Reply #1221 on: 18 May 2018, 18:29:46 »
Oh yeah, and how bloody depressing is it.....

to realise we were all getting worked up about 3145, five years ago?

It makes me rather sad, as cliffhangers go this one is working into a
Duke Nukem Forever sort of scene. 
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« Reply #1222 on: 20 May 2018, 23:02:58 »
So, I turned 30 today.  Come to think of it, I think I've been a member of some iteration of this site for nearly half my life.  Geez, I'm old.

doh, totally missed the B-Day.  Happy belated Birthday.
I think I am really getting old as you are close to the same age as my kids...DANG!
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Re: AFFS High Command, Suns Transcendent!
« Reply #1223 on: 27 May 2018, 00:33:10 »
So I saw Last Jedi for the 2nd time recently, and ever since then I've been thinking............








That girl clearly went to the Davion Fleet Academy & dang if she didn't graduate with flying colors, because THAT is how you hyperjump to take out a Megawarship & 1/2 its Escorts!!!
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« Reply #1224 on: 27 May 2018, 00:36:34 »
All hail the pink-haired bringer of the apocalypse!
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Re: AFFS High Command, Suns Transcendent!
« Reply #1225 on: 29 May 2018, 03:28:44 »
FSS Kentares.  "God Save The Prince."

I have to admit reading it for the first time, I actually wept at that scene.
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« Reply #1226 on: 11 June 2018, 22:06:41 »
So last week, my youngest (4) announced that his Transformers: Robots in Disguise Menasor has a shadow. I said that most things have a shadow to which my oldest (6) responded, "except the Sun."


He followed that flash of brilliance with, "But ooh, the table has a shadow!"

I hope you all are well.

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« Reply #1227 on: 14 July 2018, 11:23:03 »
I wish they'd bloody well get a move on with the timeline.

That and bring down the current golden children of this universe,
down several notches.  It's been resurgent DC, CC and their Clan
shadows for what seems forever.  I'd like to see us and the Elsies,
get back towards where we belong. 

Whatever we've been hiding out in the dark side of the Periphery
March, needs to be unveiled and win us some respite.
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« Reply #1228 on: 14 July 2018, 12:04:18 »
I wish they'd bloody well get a move on with the timeline.

That and bring down the current golden children of this universe,
down several notches.  It's been resurgent DC, CC and their Clan
shadows for what seems forever.  I'd like to see us and the Elsies,
get back towards where we belong. 

Whatever we've been hiding out in the dark side of the Periphery
March, needs to be unveiled and win us some respite.


I think I got disconnected from the timeline at about the onset of the Jihad and never looked at the Dark Ages either

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Re: AFFS High Command, Suns Transcendent!
« Reply #1229 on: 14 July 2018, 20:33:19 »

I think I got disconnected from the timeline at about the onset of the Jihad and never looked at the Dark Ages either
I resemble this remark somewhat.  I honestly find more interest in the lead up to the 4th Succession War than anything afterwards.  I'd be perfectly happy with 3025 if battlearmor were a standard.

Less stick-in-the-mud-sounding, I agree with both Rorke's sentiments: Elsie/Davie rising and moving things along.