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I'm going to go ahead and open this thread to centralize further discussion of the game itself. This will be a spoilerful thread.

Technical discussion including hardware, Kickstarter issues, keys, preloading, etc. should be discussed here:

https://bg.battletech.com/forums/index.php?topic=60713.0
« Last Edit: 23 April 2018, 19:18:04 by Bedwyr »
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Re: HBS Battletech Discussion Thread (there may be spoilers)
« Reply #1 on: 23 April 2018, 19:43:28 »
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Re: HBS Battletech Discussion Thread (there may be spoilers)
« Reply #2 on: 23 April 2018, 19:53:08 »
Did we ever get a full list of which 'Mechs are available?
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Re: HBS Battletech Discussion Thread (there may be spoilers)
« Reply #3 on: 23 April 2018, 19:56:51 »
Did we ever get a full list of which 'Mechs are available?

Someone compile a comparative list (showing hard points etc):

https://forum.paradoxplaza.com/forum/index.php?threads/one-chart-to-rule-them-all-comparing-all-mechs-hardpoints-speed-usable-tonnage-melee-etc.1088884/

i think it's all inclusive, but I could be wrong
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Re: HBS Battletech Discussion Thread (there may be spoilers)
« Reply #4 on: 23 April 2018, 20:04:08 »
Just one more day....

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Re: HBS Battletech Discussion Thread (there may be spoilers)
« Reply #5 on: 23 April 2018, 20:05:55 »
Someone compile a comparative list (showing hard points etc):

https://forum.paradoxplaza.com/forum/index.php?threads/one-chart-to-rule-them-all-comparing-all-mechs-hardpoints-speed-usable-tonnage-melee-etc.1088884/

i think it's all inclusive, but I could be wrong

Sweet, the Urbie made the list. :)
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« Reply #6 on: 23 April 2018, 20:08:50 »
Sweet, the Urbie made the list. :)

The Urbie is a MAN among boys. No one can top the unstoppable power of the mighty trash can.
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« Reply #7 on: 23 April 2018, 20:15:04 »
The Urbie is a MAN among boys. No one can top the unstoppable power of the mighty trash can.

My Urbie is pretty much all I play in the rare occasions I'm on MWO these days (specifically, the UM-K9. Because Light Bars).  I'm glad to see it made it into the new Battletech game. :)
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Re: HBS Battletech Discussion Thread (there may be spoilers)
« Reply #8 on: 23 April 2018, 20:51:37 »
The game drops tomorrow and the wife is going to be out of town until Sunday.

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Re: HBS Battletech Discussion Thread (there may be spoilers)
« Reply #9 on: 23 April 2018, 21:08:29 »
The game drops tomorrow and the wife is going to be out of town until Sunday.

heh...My wife is in South Korea for 2 weeks
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Re: HBS Battletech Discussion Thread (there may be spoilers)
« Reply #10 on: 23 April 2018, 21:13:28 »
The game drops tomorrow and the wife is going to be out of town until Sunday.
and you will be in your underwear (maybe socks?). :D My wife already knows that unless the house is burning down, i am mentally AFK for a while...

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« Reply #11 on: 23 April 2018, 21:23:10 »
and you will be in your underwear (maybe socks?). :D My wife already knows that unless the house is burning down, i am mentally AFK for a while...
So Comcast just contacted us to update our modem and when we took the offer they shut our internet down...fortunately, it seems to have come back on.

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« Reply #12 on: 23 April 2018, 21:24:58 »
Tagging to follow.

I wonder if I can get time off work this week...
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Re: HBS Battletech Discussion Thread (there may be spoilers)
« Reply #13 on: 23 April 2018, 23:49:54 »
Just a few more hours... and unfortunately I'm on a business trip starting tomorrow until Friday.  Curses...

I will have to amuse myself by watching this trailer over and over again and getting goosebumps...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PAGY4UMScyU&t=0s&list=LL4-pTwmnfEop800rg2_3Puw&index=2

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Re: HBS Battletech Discussion Thread (there may be spoilers)
« Reply #14 on: 24 April 2018, 00:07:21 »
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Can. Not. Wait! Just looking through the pics on Steam - didn’t realise there was such a RP component to it! Plus, getting to customise your unit name, camo and insignia.
Hurry the hell up and get on my computer!


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« Reply #15 on: 24 April 2018, 01:09:40 »
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Can. Not. Wait! Just looking through the pics on Steam - didn’t realise there was such a RP component to it! Plus, getting to customise your unit name, camo and insignia.
Hurry the hell up and get on my computer!

the Art Book alone...Holy Page Count Batman! 454 pages of goodness, but I stopped at page 371...because that page...IN BRIGHT RED/ORANGE is labeled SPOILER WARNING, so 83 pages I won't even look at yet :(
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« Reply #16 on: 24 April 2018, 02:39:52 »
the Art Book alone...Holy Page Count Batman! 454 pages of goodness, but I stopped at page 371...because that page...IN BRIGHT RED/ORANGE is labeled SPOILER WARNING, so 83 pages I won't even look at yet :(

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Re: HBS Battletech Discussion Thread (there may be spoilers)
« Reply #17 on: 24 April 2018, 08:25:33 »
Sweet. finally being able to play.  I have finally download it tonight.  Irl Delays for me.
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« Reply #18 on: 24 April 2018, 12:11:08 »
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« Reply #19 on: 24 April 2018, 12:25:36 »
the Art Book alone...Holy Page Count Batman! 454 pages of goodness, but I stopped at page 371...because that page...IN BRIGHT RED/ORANGE is labeled SPOILER WARNING, so 83 pages I won't even look at yet :(

Going through it right now, looking at all of Mr. Loose's re-imaginings of his original vehicles...my god, they're so beautiful...(TRO: 3026 has always been my favorite artwork.)


EDIT: Holy Cow!!! A Galleon!!!!

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Re: HBS Battletech Discussion Thread (there may be spoilers)
« Reply #20 on: 24 April 2018, 15:54:52 »
Well that was annoying. After an hour of it starting then my system freezing (which stopped after flashing my laptop's bios: for some reason Battletech and FFXIV when I run full screen made my GPU run really hot until I flashed and patched things), I did the first mission. No spoilers in it, but I got through to nearly the end, only for the last 'Mech, with almost nothing left, managed a TAC to destroy one of my 'Mechs, thus failing the mission, as the objective required no losses. And now I have to start it over. It's going to be one of those days.

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« Reply #21 on: 24 April 2018, 17:03:50 »
Some days you're the pigeon. Some days you're the statue.


I've gotten through the first two missions fine and really like it! There's some minor gankiness in the presentation (like half expecting the animated crew members to move their lips when talking), but the rest is good.

A few questions since I only popped open the beta once and otherwise left it alone:
- What's the orange counter below heat? Unbalanced-ness?
- Does intervening forest have an effect?
- Do all line-of-sight calculations happen directly or board-game style? I assume direct given how prominent the red lines are.
- Is the dotted line-of-sight indicator "he can see me but I can't see him"?
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Re: HBS Battletech Discussion Thread (there may be spoilers)
« Reply #22 on: 24 April 2018, 17:03:58 »
Anyone have any info on the .json files for modding yet?

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« Reply #23 on: 24 April 2018, 17:42:06 »
Some days you're the pigeon. Some days you're the statue.


I've gotten through the first two missions fine and really like it! There's some minor gankiness in the presentation (like half expecting the animated crew members to move their lips when talking), but the rest is good.

A few questions since I only popped open the beta once and otherwise left it alone:
- What's the orange counter below heat? Unbalanced-ness?
- Does intervening forest have an effect?
- Do all line-of-sight calculations happen directly or board-game style? I assume direct given how prominent the red lines are.
- Is the dotted line-of-sight indicator "he can see me but I can't see him"?

From what I remember ORANGE is the stability, the fuller it is, the easier to knock you on your Keister. Note Energy weapons (save the PPC I think) have Zero Effect on Stability, and Missiles have the most effect.

I believe intervening forest has an effect

The last two items...I cannot remember.
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Re: HBS Battletech Discussion Thread (there may be spoilers)
« Reply #24 on: 24 April 2018, 18:05:43 »
I'm wondering... is there any way to support the Directorate out of the box?  Or are we all loyal peons to continued aristocracy?

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Re: HBS Battletech Discussion Thread (there may be spoilers)
« Reply #25 on: 24 April 2018, 18:46:55 »
Initial thoughts in general:

Repair time seems a bit excessive and got borked thanks to not being able to put out a full lance for a mission I really needed to win or go bankrupt.

I do kind of wish your character's origin had a little more impact, like Combine you get a Kintaro, Stiener a Griffen, Liao a Vindicator, and FWL could be a Shadow Hawk.

The hard point system is there for mech customization which I do kind of understand.

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Re: HBS Battletech Discussion Thread (there may be spoilers)
« Reply #26 on: 24 April 2018, 19:03:57 »
Initial thoughts in general:

Repair time seems a bit excessive and got borked thanks to not being able to put out a full lance for a mission I really needed to win or go bankrupt.

I do kind of wish your character's origin had a little more impact, like Combine you get a Kintaro, Stiener a Griffen, Liao a Vindicator, and FWL could be a Shadow Hawk.

The hard point system is there for mech customization which I do kind of understand.

What do you start with?

(Probably won't be buying this until next paycheck)
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Re: HBS Battletech Discussion Thread (there may be spoilers)
« Reply #27 on: 24 April 2018, 19:08:46 »
I got a Blackjack with a Canopian Freelancer background... Not that I've actually been able to play yet...

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Re: HBS Battletech Discussion Thread (there may be spoilers)
« Reply #28 on: 24 April 2018, 19:12:40 »
Looks like a Blackjack to start.  Mines a Marik background.

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Re: HBS Battletech Discussion Thread (there may be spoilers)
« Reply #29 on: 24 April 2018, 19:20:31 »
Initial thoughts in general:

Repair time seems a bit excessive and got borked thanks to not being able to put out a full lance for a mission I really needed to win or go bankrupt.

I do kind of wish your character's origin had a little more impact, like Combine you get a Kintaro, Stiener a Griffen, Liao a Vindicator, and FWL could be a Shadow Hawk.

The hard point system is there for mech customization which I do kind of understand.
I'm having to reload a save to try and keep a mech up and running through a mission while the Vindicator is being repair.  39 days to get that thing up and running.  That's a mite bit excessive.
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