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Off Topic / Re: Hi, how ya DUNE? (Spoilers! Beware!)
« Last post by elf25s on Today at 07:56:26 »
issue is majority compare this to 1984 dune(btw the fan edit does a great job) followed by tv adaptation of dune and dune children.
as i see it visually it draws you in a lot of charachters are turning out to be more shallow and few character changes just dont mesh well with the story
but not glaringly so...
and the design of ornithopters were outstanding... and actually seeing paracompas and sand compactor were just bonus
all on all this one is standning on its own
BattleMechs / Re: Recognition Guide Challenge
« Last post by Empyrus on Today at 07:55:57 »
Figured it possible to keep Stealth and VSPLs while removing the XXL engine. Composite structure stays though. Threw TSM there after i removed the supercharger, and it only costs 100 BV. Triggering the TSM optimally may not be the easiest task but in this case, it is cheap enough it ain't a big deal.

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Exterminator EXT-RG

Mass: 65 tons
Tech Base: Inner Sphere
Chassis Config: Biped
Rules Level: Experimental Tech
Era: Dark Ages
Tech Rating/Era Availability: E/X-X-E-D
Production Year: 3145
Dry Cost: 17 590 210 C-Bills
Total Cost: 17 592 210 C-Bills
Battle Value: 1 613

Chassis: Unknown Composite Structure
Power Plant: Unknown 325 Fusion XL Engine
Walking Speed: 54,0 km/h (64,8 km/h)
Maximum Speed: 86,4 km/h (97,2 km/h)
Jump Jets: Unknown
    Jump Capacity: 150 meters
Armor: Unknown Stealth Armor
    4  Medium VSPLs
    1  Small VSPL
    1  Rocket Launcher 10
    1  Guardian ECM Suite
    1  Anti-Missile System
Manufacturer: Unknown
    Primary Factory: Unknown
Communications System: Unknown
Targeting and Tracking System: Unknown

Equipment           Type                         Rating                   Mass 
Internal Structure: Composite Structure          104 points                3,50
Engine:             XL Fusion Engine             325                      12,00
    Walking MP: 5 (6)
    Running MP: 8 (9)
    Jumping MP: 5 Standard
    Jump Jet Locations: 1 CT, 2 LT, 2 RT                                   5,00
Heat Sinks:         Double Heat Sink             13(26)                    3,00
Gyro:               Standard                                               4,00
Cockpit:            Standard                                               3,00
    Actuators:      L: SH+UA+LA+H    R: SH+UA+LA+H
    TSM Locations: 2 LT, 2 LA, 2 RA
Armor:              Stealth Armor                AV - 208                 13,00
    Armor Locations: 2 LT, 2 RT, 2 LA, 2 RA, 2 LL, 2 RL

                                                      Internal       Armor     
                                                      Structure      Factor     
                                                Head     3            9         
                                        Center Torso     21           31       
                                 Center Torso (rear)                  10       
                                           L/R Torso     15           22       
                                    L/R Torso (rear)                  8         
                                             L/R Arm     10           20       
                                             L/R Leg     15           29       

Equipment                                 Location    Heat    Critical    Mass 
2 Medium VSPLs                               RA        14        4         8,00
2 Medium VSPLs                               LA        14        4         8,00
Guardian ECM Suite                           RT        0         2         1,50
Anti-Missile System                          RT        1         1         0,50
Rocket Launcher 10                           LT        3         1         0,50
Small VSPL                                   HD        3         1         2,00
@Anti-Missile System (12)                    RT        -         1         1,00
                                            Free Critical Slots: 4

BattleForce Statistics
MV      S (+0)  M (+2)  L (+4)  E (+6)   Wt.   Ov   Armor:      7    Points: 16
5j         3       2       1       0      3     2   Structure:  1
Special Abilities: TSM, ECM, STL, AMS, SRCH, ES, SEAL, SOA

MechWarrior Hall / Re: Word Association 32: What Say You?
« Last post by Agathos on Today at 07:54:07 »
BattleMechs / Re: Recognition Guide Challenge
« Last post by Empyrus on Today at 07:48:58 »
Weird take on the Exterminator, but I think it could work...
Interesting. I'll note that Null-Sig and CLPS aren't BMM-equipment though, which is mostly a requirement in this challenge.
However, this is very doable with Stealth Armor, though at least i found it necessary to sacrifice a heat sink. Then again, there's ever so slightly less heat generated.

But 4x LPPCs is kinda pitiful firepower for a 65-ton heavy 'Mech. Works as a skirmisher though.
I'll grant that my 4xMPL Exterminator earlier doesn't have much more firepower, but it makes for a better brawler due to lack of minimums and extra accuracy.
Have to say that despite the heat and fragility issues the official 7X has, i do appreciate the MVPSLs giving it good punch up close.
RIP in pieces is right:
Megasaurs can be dangerous.
Off Topic / Re: Hi, how ya DUNE? (Spoilers! Beware!)
« Last post by Triptych on Today at 07:33:52 »
Watching it now but we stopped the streaming because the pizza finally arrived.

I read the book at 12, so I am a fan.

My first impression: why is it filmed so dark? Heck even Arrakis is filmed too dark!
Fan Articles / Re: MotW: Hermes II
« Last post by Empyrus on Today at 07:33:27 »
Why do these 6/9 40-tonners always start out with AC/5s instead Large Lasers?
It frankly boggles my mind.
Cheaper, easier to maintain, more common, less heat generation (matters for introductory level) especially when combined with secondary weapons (and jump jets if applicable), and finally autocannons have this coolness factor large lasers may not have (brrrt).

Also suspect whoever played/tested the game at FASA and whoever wrote stuff didn't interact, and that the latter called the shots.
Off Topic / Re: NFL 2021 2022
« Last post by Triptych on Today at 07:32:21 »
Part of that is the fact he's playing with the Lions.  I'm not sure even Tom Brady could do well there with their dysfunction.
I wouldnt be too sure... Tampa Bay was going nowhere until he came along. It seems everything Brady touches turns to gold.
Of course, noting is stopping you from taking an X-acto knife to it and customizing to your heart's content...  ^-^
Or use a sledgehammer...  :D
The new Eris 3R has 20 rocket launcher 10s and a couple of medium lasers, so it can put out 210 damage. This does force a shutdown for a couple of turns but glory has its price...

Granted, the average damage in this case is closer to 120-130 or so.
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