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Re: NEWS: Catalyst Game Labs Announces New BattleTech Line Developer
« Reply #30 on: 14 September 2019, 14:01:09 »
Good news indeed!

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Re: NEWS: Catalyst Game Labs Announces New BattleTech Line Developer
« Reply #31 on: 14 September 2019, 15:54:08 »


Yet again...for the 3rd time...congrats bud! May the universe thrive under your demented reign!
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Re: NEWS: Catalyst Game Labs Announces New BattleTech Line Developer
« Reply #32 on: 14 September 2019, 20:39:55 »
Congrats on the job moves folks! 

This is an exciting time for Battletech.  While there's been plenty of great products the last 15 years, I'd say that this appears to be a sort of renaissance being kicked off (KS+new fiction+POD+games+etc), and I've been very excited at the new products - keep it up!  Especially the new fiction! 


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Re: NEWS: Catalyst Game Labs Announces New BattleTech Line Developer
« Reply #33 on: 14 September 2019, 22:53:57 »
So Ray, now you are BT Line Developer does that mean Sartris can now be officially nominated to be BT Assistant Line Developer JG  ;D

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Re: NEWS: Catalyst Game Labs Announces New BattleTech Line Developer
« Reply #34 on: 14 September 2019, 23:06:06 »
congrats Ray :thumbsup:

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Re: NEWS: Catalyst Game Labs Announces New BattleTech Line Developer
« Reply #35 on: 14 September 2019, 23:08:10 »
So Ray, now you are BT Line Developer does that mean Sartris can now be officially nominated to be BT Assistant Line Developer JG  ;D

i can think of few tasks i would be less well suited for. unless your goal was to bankrupt the entire IP

ideally you stick me in some kind of enclosure with food and water and hopefully every six months or so i come up with an idea someone else can execute

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Re: NEWS: Catalyst Game Labs Announces New BattleTech Line Developer
« Reply #36 on: 14 September 2019, 23:16:27 »
How would they execute the ideas?  Firing squad?

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Re: NEWS: Catalyst Game Labs Announces New BattleTech Line Developer
« Reply #38 on: 15 September 2019, 08:40:27 »
Congratulations to Ray and everybody else at CGL. :)
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Re: NEWS: Catalyst Game Labs Announces New BattleTech Line Developer
« Reply #39 on: 15 September 2019, 18:53:02 »
Cubby, when are they going to start paying you for your outstanding work?  ???

They are. We're good.
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Re: NEWS: Catalyst Game Labs Announces New BattleTech Line Developer
« Reply #40 on: 15 September 2019, 19:23:09 »
Awesome, congrats!  :thumbsup:

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Re: NEWS: Catalyst Game Labs Announces New BattleTech Line Developer
« Reply #41 on: 16 September 2019, 01:17:12 »
Fantastic news! Congratulations to John, Ray, and Bryn. Brent can go back to staring at pretty pictures full-time now!

John obviously has lots to do with all the Kickstarter fiction that was promised as well as work that was planned before the kick-pocalypse, but how much is Ray going to be devoted to Kickstarter land? As line dev, is he now the one shepherding all the KS work forward sine it is technically a BT Kickstarter? Is there room for anything else in the next 12 months, or is the KS pretty much sucking all the air out of the proverbial room? While I would like to see IlClan get back on track, I wouldn’t at all be surprised to hear that it will be delayed even more.

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Re: NEWS: Catalyst Game Labs Announces New BattleTech Line Developer
« Reply #42 on: 16 September 2019, 09:44:47 »
The KS will not all be dumped on Ray. The scope of the project and its importance to CGL as a company will continue to be a combined lift between BT-specific people (including Ray) and management.
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Re: NEWS: Catalyst Game Labs Announces New BattleTech Line Developer
« Reply #43 on: 16 September 2019, 14:56:28 »
I’m not contradicting Cubby, but to clarify: there are specific products we have lined up for release in the next six months or so—that includes everything in the KS—and for the next few months those will have to be my focus. This does not include ilClan.
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Re: NEWS: Catalyst Game Labs Announces New BattleTech Line Developer
« Reply #44 on: 16 September 2019, 17:25:44 »
Late to the party but Congrats Ray!


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Re: NEWS: Catalyst Game Labs Announces New BattleTech Line Developer
« Reply #45 on: 18 September 2019, 02:24:04 »
where did that Commando art come from?  Is that a VTOL attacking it with green-tinged explosions?
:o
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Should we read some great news into that?
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Re: NEWS: Catalyst Game Labs Announces New BattleTech Line Developer
« Reply #46 on: 18 September 2019, 08:11:29 »
:o
That's the cover of one of the German novels! Erster Kontrakt
Should we read some great news into that?
More German novel covers in the MW:Destiny preview. The plot thickens...

Personally, I'm of the opinion that Catalyst is using them because the US playerbase generally is unaware of the look of the German novel line, aka we've never seen the covers before, unless we deep-dive Sarna. This is also in line with their recent reuse of older art on reprinted core rulebooks (Total Warfare, TechManual, etc.).
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Re: NEWS: Catalyst Game Labs Announces New BattleTech Line Developer
« Reply #47 on: 18 September 2019, 08:51:45 »
Depends on the rights to the images. Both images are from Ulisses era novels. If Ulisses' contract stipulates that Topps or CGL become owners of the cover art then you may be right. If not, the question is how CGL got the images and why they obtained the rights.
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Re: NEWS: Catalyst Game Labs Announces New BattleTech Line Developer
« Reply #49 on: 18 September 2019, 09:49:13 »
:o
That's the cover of one of the German novels! Erster Kontrakt
Should we read some great news into that?
More German novel covers in the MW:Destiny preview. The plot thickens...
There's nothing to read into.

Personally, I'm of the opinion that Catalyst is using them because the US playerbase generally is unaware of the look of the German novel line, aka we've never seen the covers before, unless we deep-dive Sarna. This is also in line with their recent reuse of older art on reprinted core rulebooks (Total Warfare, TechManual, etc.).
It's that simple I'm afraid.
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Re: NEWS: Catalyst Game Labs Announces New BattleTech Line Developer
« Reply #50 on: 18 September 2019, 09:56:56 »
Leviathans?

Leviathans!!!!


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Re: NEWS: Catalyst Game Labs Announces New BattleTech Line Developer
« Reply #51 on: 18 September 2019, 11:19:56 »
Leviathans?

Leviathans!!!!

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Re: NEWS: Catalyst Game Labs Announces New BattleTech Line Developer
« Reply #52 on: 18 September 2019, 15:58:57 »
I’m not contradicting Cubby, but to clarify: there are specific products we have lined up for release in the next six months or so—that includes everything in the KS—and for the next few months those will have to be my focus. This does not include ilClan.

Thanks for the info. I find myself at a loss for the right word to describe my sense of both excitement and disappointment all at the same time. However, I can at least say that, proportionally speaking, the excitement is a much higher percentage than the disappointment! Put another way, I believe all the KS stuff is more than capable of filling the IlClan-shaped hole in my heart  :)

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Re: NEWS: Catalyst Game Labs Announces New BattleTech Line Developer
« Reply #53 on: 18 September 2019, 16:07:22 »
I’m not contradicting Cubby, but to clarify: there are specific products we have lined up for release in the next six months or so—that includes everything in the KS—and for the next few months those will have to be my focus. This does not include ilClan.
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Re: NEWS: Catalyst Game Labs Announces New BattleTech Line Developer
« Reply #54 on: 18 September 2019, 16:57:31 »
Well, the KS has a March 2020 delivery goal . . . not sure how that is really surprising news, especially since that still gives you 4 or 5 months to Origins/GenCon which is typically when they like to demo big books like ilClan.

Besides, I support having more fiction come out to drive the universe then just signposting sourcebooks along the way- and we are getting more fiction with the KS.
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Re: NEWS: Catalyst Game Labs Announces New BattleTech Line Developer
« Reply #55 on: 20 September 2019, 04:05:38 »
Have a great war! :)

Oh, I plan to.

The question is, are there any photos of the games at Gencon?

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Re: NEWS: Catalyst Game Labs Announces New BattleTech Line Developer
« Reply #56 on: 20 September 2019, 05:31:03 »
Oh, I plan to.

The question is, are there any photos of the games at Gencon?

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Re: NEWS: Catalyst Game Labs Announces New BattleTech Line Developer
« Reply #57 on: 20 September 2019, 07:07:52 »
There's nothing to read into.
It's that simple I'm afraid.

Wow. Talk about shooting in the dark...
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Re: NEWS: Catalyst Game Labs Announces New BattleTech Line Developer
« Reply #58 on: 20 September 2019, 08:26:20 »
There's no forum on there yet, but.... https://monstersinthesky.com

Indeed, which is where I found out that games had taken place at Gencon.

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