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Re: HBS Expansion Thread- its time for II (a bug!)
« Reply #120 on: 11 January 2019, 11:30:26 »
something I noticed: One of the unique mechs (I wont say which for spoilers) causes you to not be able to sell equipment if its stored (You could sell MECHS but not weapons or equipment). IDK if the bug extends to just having the mech ON-HAND in a mech bay slot but it certainly occurs when it is NOT. Not a huge issue but one if your going for a challenge and need to sell excessive items for C-bills and can't...


it also doesn't react well to prepping for use from being stored (it disappeared during cue)
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Re: HBS Expansion Thread- its time for II (spoilers)
« Reply #121 on: 11 January 2019, 13:16:23 »
The only one i'm kinda looking forward to is the Cyclops.  The base hardpoints on the Crab and Hatchetman are a bit limiting.  Plus I have a soft spot for the Cyclops, being the only miniature of my original collection to survive the Oakland Hills fire.

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Re: HBS Expansion Thread- its time for II (spoilers)
« Reply #122 on: 11 January 2019, 14:49:14 »
Hardpoints limit on the Crab?  Its a flashbulb!  Lasers in the arms and then run at folks.
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Re: HBS Expansion Thread- its time for II (spoilers)
« Reply #123 on: 11 January 2019, 20:53:51 »
Hardpoints limit on the Crab?  Its a flashbulb!  Lasers in the arms and then run at folks.
Hell, mine's running around with 2xLL and 2xML.

And Jump jets. Because a third of my pilots have the coolant flush.
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Re: HBS Expansion Thread- its time for II (spoilers)
« Reply #124 on: 11 January 2019, 20:56:04 »
That's nearly the stock load out... where did you scrape up the extra half ton?  Armor?

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Re: HBS Expansion Thread- its time for II (spoilers)
« Reply #125 on: 11 January 2019, 21:49:46 »
Just noticed that the event where a mechwarrior is going stir crazy changes a bit if you're character is injured.  Cool to see.
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Re: HBS Expansion Thread- its time for II (spoilers)
« Reply #126 on: 11 January 2019, 22:49:59 »
Give the commander a Cyclops!   ;D


I'm actually disappointed that Career Mode's 5 starting mechs are static and not potentially random... the starting systems are kind of random (5-6 choices)...

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Re: HBS Expansion Thread- its time for II (spoilers)
« Reply #127 on: 11 January 2019, 23:05:02 »
The base hardpoints on the Crab and Hatchetman are a bit limiting.

My only issue with the crab Crab is that it's slower than it's supposed to be.

The hardpoints on the Hatchetman really get me though, it's already a hard to use design but the fact it's limited to just 2 lasers and 1 ballistic is kind of cruel.

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Re: HBS Expansion Thread- its time for II (spoilers)
« Reply #128 on: 11 January 2019, 23:14:39 »
The hardpoints on the Hatchetman really get me though, it's already a hard to use design but the fact it's limited to just 2 lasers and 1 ballistic is kind of cruel.

I'd love to be able to give the Hatchetman some support weapons, flamers & MGs perhaps.

I've got two in my current career. One has stripped out the AC and one medium laser for a PPC and extra armour. The other, which I've only just got, replaces everything with two large lasers and a bit more armour. So far I've done OK by rushing them forward and firing to the edge of overheat then laying in with the Hatchet while they cool down. It's probably not the most efficient way to play (they spend a lot of time in the mechbay for repairs) but it's fun when between the two of them they take both arms and then both legs off a Black Knight in two turns of melee. I even got an achievement for it!  ;D ;D
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Re: HBS Expansion Thread- its time for II (spoilers)
« Reply #129 on: 11 January 2019, 23:52:46 »
"I'll bite your kneecaps off!" or something similar, I'd hope...  :D

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Re: HBS Expansion Thread- its time for II (spoilers)
« Reply #130 on: 12 January 2019, 12:05:37 »
"I'll bite your kneecaps off!" or something similar, I'd hope...  :D

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Re: HBS Expansion Thread- its time for II (spoilers)
« Reply #131 on: 12 January 2019, 12:09:31 »
Nice!  :thumbsup:

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Re: HBS Expansion Thread- its time for II (spoilers)
« Reply #132 on: 12 January 2019, 12:17:18 »
If the flashpoint mechs were accessible as .json files I'd have added anti-personnel mounts for sure.  Probably add missile hardpoints to the hatchetman and make a mobile claymore too.

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Re: HBS Expansion Thread- its time for II (spoilers)
« Reply #133 on: 12 January 2019, 19:07:39 »
"I'll bite your kneecaps off!" or something similar, I'd hope...  :D

I scrolled back through the rest of the achievments and there's a whole set of them.

I wonder if you get a bonus if you do it to a Black Knight... >:D
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Re: HBS Expansion Thread- its time for II (spoilers)
« Reply #134 on: 12 January 2019, 19:09:41 »
That's hilarious... glad to see they put so much thought it into the achievements!  :thumbsup:

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Re: HBS Expansion Thread- its time for II (spoilers)
« Reply #135 on: 12 January 2019, 20:25:22 »
Well, I think I got that on my second mission when I got the game.   Yeah, my luck is bad.

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Re: HBS Expansion Thread- its time for II (spoilers)
« Reply #136 on: 12 January 2019, 22:45:52 »

Regular stores, faction stores or black markets?

I found a ton of Gauss ammo in the regular store on New Vandenberg.  It was rumored to be in the game before Flashpoint.  I found mine right around its release and just can't remember whether it before or after.  Any store that has Star League, Manufacturing, and Black Market I believe has a chance to spawn it as RNG.  The more traits the better its chance of appearing.  It is an extremely low chance though.

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Re: HBS Expansion Thread- its time for II (spoilers)
« Reply #137 on: 13 January 2019, 02:17:29 »
I'm onto my second flashpoint now, working for Liao. The first two missions weren't too difficult but now Yang opened a door that he wasn't meant to   and I've got to decide whether to steal the Star League-era Griffin or pretend I never saw it. My reputatiion with Liao is poor already but I don;t know if I want to try to patch it up or just go for "most hated" status.
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Re: HBS Expansion Thread- its time for II (spoilers)
« Reply #138 on: 13 January 2019, 02:29:29 »
You're not stealing it, it's not part of the contract.

You're salvaging it.  ^-^
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Re: HBS Expansion Thread- its time for II (spoilers)
« Reply #139 on: 13 January 2019, 04:53:23 »
I'm onto my second flashpoint now, working for Liao. The first two missions weren't too difficult but now Yang opened a door that he wasn't meant to   and I've got to decide whether to steal the Star League-era Griffin or pretend I never saw it. My reputatiion with Liao is poor already but I don;t know if I want to try to patch it up or just go for "most hated" status.
Take the Griffon, obviously. You don't get Star League 55 tonners every day.
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Re: HBS Expansion Thread- its time for II (spoilers)
« Reply #140 on: 13 January 2019, 16:23:05 »
Even if you don't like Griffins, strip it for it's ER PPC and four double heat sinks.

I did!   :thumbsup:
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Re: HBS Expansion Thread- its time for II (spoilers)
« Reply #141 on: 13 January 2019, 17:03:20 »
I took it, stripped it, and used the DHS to let me mount 4 large lasers on a Catapult K2 :-)

I also have a new favourite set of mission goals:
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Re: HBS Expansion Thread- its time for II (spoilers)
« Reply #142 on: 14 January 2019, 15:00:47 »
Even if you don't like Griffins, strip it for it's ER PPC and four double heat sinks.

I did!   :thumbsup:

It also has 5 extra tons of free space compared to the other 55 ton designs in the game, which makes it the best medium you can field and better than the Dragon/Quickdraw (which arguably aren't much better or are worse if you intended to use jump jets than the normal mediums). Of course if you've moved up to heavies/assaults already that's not much of a selling point.

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Re: HBS Expansion Thread- its time for II (spoilers)
« Reply #143 on: 14 January 2019, 15:44:17 »
You can use it when going through lighter-difficulty areas or use it as a backstabber if they start really focusing on one of your assaults. IIRC Mediums also require less upkeep cost, and a smaller jumpy one with long-range weapons can probably keep up so long as the assaults don't kick the bucket.
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Re: HBS Expansion Thread- its time for II (spoilers)
« Reply #144 on: 19 January 2019, 19:00:39 »
Right now I'm using it as my scout and backstabber, with near max armour and 4xSRM6 with enhanced damage. I took the DHS out for my 4x LL catapult.
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Re: HBS Expansion Thread- its time for II (spoilers)
« Reply #145 on: 19 January 2019, 19:01:52 »
Has anyone else had this show up before?

And what's the best way to send it to the devs?
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Re: HBS Expansion Thread- its time for II (spoilers)
« Reply #146 on: 19 January 2019, 21:41:00 »
File a bug report in the official forums.
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Re: HBS Expansion Thread- its time for II (spoilers)
« Reply #147 on: 20 January 2019, 10:38:18 »
Looks like  need to go sign up on the official forum  :)
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Re: HBS Expansion Thread- its time for II (spoilers)
« Reply #148 on: 20 January 2019, 13:42:47 »
That's nearly the stock load out... where did you scrape up the extra half ton?  Armor?
A single heat sink.
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I prefer the term "Aggressive remodeling".

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Re: HBS Expansion Thread- its time for II (spoilers)
« Reply #149 on: 20 January 2019, 16:10:58 »
Makes sense... Heat works sufficiently different that it's not so bad.

 

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