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2018 Vehicle / ProtoMech / Mech Scale Fighter Poll

Pixiu Heavy Tank
24 (13.1%)
Zibler Fast Strike Tank
28 (15.3%)
Tribune Mobile Tactical Command HQ
24 (13.1%)
Narukami NK-1C
17 (9.3%)
Swallow Attack WiGe
19 (10.4%)
Hippogriff Protomech
28 (15.3%)
Centurion Mech Scale Fighter
20 (10.9%)
Hellcat Mech Scale Fighter
23 (12.6%)

Total Members Voted: 95

Voting closed: 17 November 2018, 11:25:44

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2018 Vehicle / ProtoMech / Mech Scale Fighter Poll
« on: 27 October 2018, 11:25:44 »
This is the poll to determine the top three Vehicle / ProtoMech / Mech Scale Fighter that will get threads opened to be financed. You have two votes per user (since only 8 options) and you can change your vote. The poll will be open for 21 days.

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Re: 2018 Vehicle / ProtoMech / Mech Scale Fighter Poll
« Reply #1 on: 27 October 2018, 12:17:26 »
nevermimd I can't read thread titles apparently

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Re: 2018 Vehicle / ProtoMech / Mech Scale Fighter Poll
« Reply #2 on: 28 October 2018, 22:21:22 »
This poll is a tight race.

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Re: 2018 Vehicle / ProtoMech / Mech Scale Fighter Poll
« Reply #3 on: 30 October 2018, 11:34:41 »
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« Reply #4 on: 30 October 2018, 11:35:18 »
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Re: 2018 Vehicle / ProtoMech / Mech Scale Fighter Poll
« Reply #5 on: 31 October 2018, 03:01:32 »
Wow, the Tribune not getting anywhere near the votes I would have guessed.  :'(
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Re: 2018 Vehicle / ProtoMech / Mech Scale Fighter Poll
« Reply #6 on: 31 October 2018, 12:18:51 »
Wow, the Tribune not getting anywhere near the votes I would have guessed.  :'(

No kidding. Just like the Mech poll, the boring direct combat stuff is winning.

Oh well. At least it means i don't have to set any money aside for this. Maybe next year.
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Re: 2018 Vehicle / ProtoMech / Mech Scale Fighter Poll
« Reply #7 on: 31 October 2018, 12:55:21 »
I am hoping for the Pixiu Heavy Tank, as it will go very well with the Raven II and Crusader 8L that I am planning on buying.
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Re: 2018 Vehicle / ProtoMech / Mech Scale Fighter Poll
« Reply #8 on: 31 October 2018, 13:36:16 »
Next year, I'm gonna suggest the Moray.
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Re: 2018 Vehicle / ProtoMech / Mech Scale Fighter Poll
« Reply #9 on: 01 November 2018, 16:37:52 »
I was really hoping we would have gotten the Defender as a choice. We need a warship on occasion don't we?  :D

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Re: 2018 Vehicle / ProtoMech / Mech Scale Fighter Poll
« Reply #10 on: 02 November 2018, 10:49:40 »
Wow, the Tribune not getting anywhere near the votes I would have guessed.  :'(

Same...  ???

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Re: 2018 Vehicle / ProtoMech / Mech Scale Fighter Poll
« Reply #11 on: 04 November 2018, 16:34:35 »
Tribune

Swallow

These two are not feeling the love I thought they would as someone above already stated.  :(
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Re: 2018 Vehicle / ProtoMech / Mech Scale Fighter Poll
« Reply #12 on: 04 November 2018, 16:52:50 »
I'm morally obligated to vote for the Hippogrif since Protomechs need more love. But the Tribune gets second place for being something unusual and full of possibilities.
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Re: 2018 Vehicle / ProtoMech / Mech Scale Fighter Poll
« Reply #13 on: 04 November 2018, 18:23:27 »
If I was to vote on looks alone, I'd likely have voted for the Tribune.  As it stands though I had to vote with what I'd likely use on the table and I doubt I'd ever get around to using the Tribune.

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Re: 2018 Vehicle / ProtoMech / Mech Scale Fighter Poll
« Reply #14 on: 04 November 2018, 19:40:43 »
I was really hoping we would have gotten the Defender as a choice. We need a warship on occasion don't we?  :D

We might do something for Warships coming soon :)

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Re: 2018 Vehicle / ProtoMech / Mech Scale Fighter Poll
« Reply #15 on: 05 November 2018, 18:12:08 »
If I was to vote on looks alone, I'd likely have voted for the Tribune.  As it stands though I had to vote with what I'd likely use on the table and I doubt I'd ever get around to using the Tribune.

Yeah, a guy in my home group brought that up. When playing a campaign we see them more often...but almost never in our little pick-up games.
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Re: 2018 Vehicle / ProtoMech / Mech Scale Fighter Poll
« Reply #16 on: 05 November 2018, 18:21:36 »
Really? Nobody can think of a use for an initiative bonus?
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Re: 2018 Vehicle / ProtoMech / Mech Scale Fighter Poll
« Reply #17 on: 05 November 2018, 18:59:24 »
This poll is a tight race.

the fact that the Zibler and Hippoigrif have been trading top spots in the poll has made me question what universe we are in.

also I am REALLY lamenting the fact the R10 ICV didn't even get a Nod to get this far.  what is wrong with us?
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Re: 2018 Vehicle / ProtoMech / Mech Scale Fighter Poll
« Reply #18 on: 06 November 2018, 02:06:12 »
Really? Nobody can think of a use for an initiative bonus?
I can think of use for it, but again, I'd have to have a game I would be allowed to get full benefits out of it.  That doesn't come up that often unless I'm running the game.

the fact that the Zibler and Hippoigrif have been trading top spots in the poll has made me question what universe we are in.

also I am REALLY lamenting the fact the R10 ICV didn't even get a Nod to get this far.  what is wrong with us?
I'm surprise the Hippogriff has as many votes as it does simply based on the fact that the reputation of protomechs isn't held highly by many players.  I'm not all that surprised about the Zibler though since it is decent omni hover that I'd have figured would have had a mini already.

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Re: 2018 Vehicle / ProtoMech / Mech Scale Fighter Poll
« Reply #19 on: 06 November 2018, 07:02:47 »
That's why I'll never vote for a unit like that in these polls. A unit like the Zibler is pretty much guaranteed to get a mini made eventually simply because it's such a vanilla basic combat unit. For me, Fan Funding is about getting units made that otherwise might not EVER get a mini.
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Re: 2018 Vehicle / ProtoMech / Mech Scale Fighter Poll
« Reply #20 on: 06 November 2018, 08:37:54 »
That's why I'll never vote for a unit like that in these polls. A unit like the Zibler is pretty much guaranteed to get a mini made eventually simply because it's such a vanilla basic combat unit. For me, Fan Funding is about getting units made that otherwise might not EVER get a mini.

Currently the only way vehicles are being done is through Fan Funding. They simply do not sell enough (like mechs do) to do as a Distro release. Same for all of the none mech units. So Fan Funding is what allows them to be created so that players can use actual miniatures of them in games.

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Re: 2018 Vehicle / ProtoMech / Mech Scale Fighter Poll
« Reply #21 on: 06 November 2018, 09:22:30 »
I knew all the interesting stuff had been moved to online-only, but I didn't know they also relied solely on Fan Funding. That's the most depressing thing I've read thus far today...and I've already checked the news.
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Re: 2018 Vehicle / ProtoMech / Mech Scale Fighter Poll
« Reply #22 on: 06 November 2018, 11:00:03 »
3067 was the last TRO to get full vee support on the minis side. 3075 under half (12/29), 3085 just over half (18/34). Prototypes saw three minis (Aithon, Nuberu, Rommel Howitzer). 3145/50 is currently at 12 of 56.

if one wants "interesting" units, one will probably have to forward the entire funding amount independently ($500 for vees?)

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Re: 2018 Vehicle / ProtoMech / Mech Scale Fighter Poll
« Reply #23 on: 06 November 2018, 14:06:41 »
That's why I'll never vote for a unit like that in these polls. A unit like the Zibler is pretty much guaranteed to get a mini made eventually simply because it's such a vanilla basic combat unit. For me, Fan Funding is about getting units made that otherwise might not EVER get a mini.

I'd try to help you, but I can't vote for the Zibler less than I already am, nor can I vote for the Tribune more.
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Re: 2018 Vehicle / ProtoMech / Mech Scale Fighter Poll
« Reply #24 on: 06 November 2018, 16:23:53 »
Currently the only way vehicles are being done is through Fan Funding. They simply do not sell enough (like mechs do) to do as a Distro release. Same for all of the none mech units. So Fan Funding is what allows them to be created so that players can use actual miniatures of them in games.

That is most unfortunate.  I love using vehicles, battlesuits, conventional infantry, aerospace, etc. in my games.  Pretty much in every game, even given the fact that we now play with an entirely revised version of battletech rules.  I also enjoy the actual minis themselves as they are usually more unique in design than many of the mechs.  As such I was looking forward to and expecting more broad releases of the non-mech units not yet given shape from the most recent TROs.

I guess the majority of players don't play with them since the almighty sales figures never lie.    Oh well. 
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Re: 2018 Vehicle / ProtoMech / Mech Scale Fighter Poll
« Reply #25 on: 06 November 2018, 17:37:14 »
We might do something for Warships coming soon :)

Oh that's good to hear!

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Re: 2018 Vehicle / ProtoMech / Mech Scale Fighter Poll
« Reply #26 on: 12 November 2018, 22:47:14 »
I just want more mech scale fighters. There are so many cool aerofighters out there, and the centurion and the Hellcat especially would be a start (let alone all the cool 3145 fighters that haven't made any lists). Looking at the pole results i'm not super hopeful though  :-[
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Re: 2018 Vehicle / ProtoMech / Mech Scale Fighter Poll
« Reply #27 on: 13 November 2018, 09:27:46 »
I just want more mech scale fighters. There are so many cool aerofighters out there, and the centurion and the Hellcat especially would be a start (let alone all the cool 3145 fighters that haven't made any lists). Looking at the pole results i'm not super hopeful though  :-[

Add the conventional fighters from TRO3039 and i agree.  ;)

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Re: 2018 Vehicle / ProtoMech / Mech Scale Fighter Poll
« Reply #28 on: 03 December 2018, 00:36:28 »
I need to be on top of these posts. I am too late, and I appreciate that you put this up to vote. Thank you for keeping fan financing going.

 

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