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#4418275 - 04/29/18 02:18 AM Re: Battletech released [Re: Raw Kryptonite]  
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game is outstanding so far. running two shadowhawks, wolverine, vindicator unless escort and i'll swap one out for a firestarter

best tip I can offer so far: be sure you are applying all of your pilot XP in between drops. a couple of points of gunnery make a HUGE difference. the PPC vindicator is a long range surgeon when it comes to dismembering enemy mechs

also, most of the mechs i have seen are NOT stock with full armor. strip off a heat sink or jump jet to save tonnage and boost that armor.


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#4418277 - 04/29/18 03:52 AM Re: Battletech released [Re: Raw Kryptonite]  
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Lots of garage tome fun to be had.
An old school, straight forward, awesome game, not dependent on weird game play mechanics.
I haven’t been this hooked on a TBS game since 1989 playing the same thing on an Amiga with hex maps.


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#4418401 - 04/30/18 02:37 AM Re: Battletech released [Re: Raw Kryptonite]  
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Brutal! Just barely survived one of the story missions. Lost 3 out of 4 mechs, best pilot killed, last one made a rush to the objective ( stepped on a Panther's head on the way ) and somehow pulled it off.

payout was good but other 2 pilots are recuperating in the medical bay for the next 92 days... time to hire some scrubs to fill in on some milk run missions for a while. probably take half that long to get my shadow hawk, vindicator, and wolverine get put back together.

what a cool game. i'm totally sucked in at this point.


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#4418404 - 04/30/18 03:30 AM Re: Battletech released [Re: Raw Kryptonite]  
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Very cool.

I just now FINALLY finished that first story mission, the derelict ship. Lots of repairs and two pilots out of action for a few weeks but we staggered into that derelict with 4 mechs!


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#4418411 - 04/30/18 03:57 AM Re: Battletech released [Re: Raw Kryptonite]  
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I’ve held off on te second mission, the first they call you in for until I could get my pilots leveled up some. The skills really make a huge difference.
I ran around on my own looking in new regions finding some good contracts. Can’t wait to get into the heavies and assaults!
Very fresh game, combat is so different from MWO.


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#4418462 - 04/30/18 02:59 PM Re: Battletech released [Re: Raw Kryptonite]  
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Might want to put some spoiler tags there guys! smile

I cheat in this game. A lot. If I don't like the outcome, I re-do the mission. I don't like having guys injured or mechs lost. Reload savepoint. Having said that, it would be cool to play this game in Ironman mode with only one savepoint allowed and auto-saves every turn.


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#4418476 - 04/30/18 05:46 PM Re: Battletech released [Re: Raw Kryptonite]  
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I've done it too, once because I lost a pilot and wasn't going to have it and another time just to replay a good mission.
I'm not above it! I've got a time investment in these pilots to protect. LOL I'll play FTL if I want perma-death.


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#4418495 - 04/30/18 09:06 PM Re: Battletech released [Re: Raw Kryptonite]  
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I do enjoy squashing those little tracked and wheeled bugs a lot. biggrin


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#4418508 - 04/30/18 10:37 PM Re: Battletech released [Re: Nixer]  
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Originally Posted by Nixer
I do enjoy squashing those little tracked and wheeled bugs a lot. biggrin


indeed. there is something very cathartic about stepping on and destroying a tank.


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#4418509 - 04/30/18 10:40 PM Re: Battletech released [Re: Raw Kryptonite]  
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Until you run up on an unknown vehicle and you see it's an SRM carrier and your guy stopped just a few moves from it and it goes next turn...

#%&*$# srm carriers lol.


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#4418512 - 04/30/18 11:02 PM Re: Battletech released [Re: Raw Kryptonite]  
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#4418529 - 05/01/18 01:03 AM Re: Battletech released [Re: Raw Kryptonite]  
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Yeah... just met one of those SRM guys today.

I wonder if DFA has the same penalty squashing little armored vehicles as mechs??

Tons of fun today...I should be studying for exams. No fun the next couple of days.


"I have but one lamp by which my feet are guided, and that is the lamp of experience. I know no way of judging of the future but by the past."
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I personally believe in the tooth fairy, Santa Claus and that deficit spending is sustainable forever. We really do need more Admirals in the Navy than ships and that millions of more poor immigrants will jump start the economy.

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#4418549 - 05/01/18 07:02 AM Re: Battletech released [Re: Raw Kryptonite]  
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Interesting little tidbit I discovered last night. I was trying to do a mission that had my forces outnumbered and although I "won" the mission, I lost a mech and had two pilots on 2 hits out of 4 so I replayed it and let the days pass and re-did the mission with tougher mechs thinking it'll be easier considering the forces I went up against --- mostly light mechs, Commandos, Firestarters, Jenners. With my heavier lance, I was surprised to face down 2 laser Hunchbacks, an AC/20 Hunchback, and I think a Kintaro? I was outgunned! Re-did the mission again with one mech different but with my other mech on a different loadout and to my suprise, I was up against only a couple of light mechs and vehicles which made the mission a cake walk! Considering the mission rewards were the same in terms of C-Bills, I wasn't going to complain!

I'm not sure what's going on exactly. At first, I thought the game would scale the OpFor to roughly match what the player would field, but this doesn't seem to be the case? Maybe the game then tones down the difficulty level if it sees the player struggling?


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#4418560 - 05/01/18 09:43 AM Re: Battletech released [Re: Raw Kryptonite]  
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I had a good paying "defend this place" mission where the bad guys just milled around out of range and never fired a shot!


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#4418579 - 05/01/18 11:22 AM Re: Battletech released [Re: Raw Kryptonite]  
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I need a couple of things explaining....

Is it better to be in forests and stationary?
What bonuses/penalties does being stationary give you? Moving about gives penalties to those who shoot at you but I'm not sure about penalties to my own shooting modifiers for moving.
Seems like the amount of forests do not block LOS no matter how thick it is, unlike on tabletop rules?

I liked figuring out how/where to move or not move or jump on the tabletop game so that I ended up with a lower to-hit target number than my opponent. Or stopping just beyond his medium range for a more difficult time to hit. This game seems to take a bit of liberties with the rules and I'm not very competent at grasping which is which.


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#4418592 - 05/01/18 12:23 PM Re: Battletech released [Re: - Ice]  
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Found this helpful:


Link

edit; oops, fixed link. Sorry about that.

Last edited by Nixer; 05/01/18 12:50 PM.

"I have but one lamp by which my feet are guided, and that is the lamp of experience. I know no way of judging of the future but by the past."
Patrick Henry 1775

I personally believe in the tooth fairy, Santa Claus and that deficit spending is sustainable forever. We really do need more Admirals in the Navy than ships and that millions of more poor immigrants will jump start the economy.

"There's a sucker born every minute."
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#4418601 - 05/01/18 01:07 PM Re: Battletech released [Re: Raw Kryptonite]  
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WHAT?!?!!?! A guide? That I have to READ??!!?!! NNNNNOOOOOOOO!!!!
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#4418625 - 05/01/18 04:17 PM Re: Battletech released [Re: Raw Kryptonite]  
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The two missions I re-ran earlier changed one of the mechs, a firestarter became yet another jenner or something like that. Yesterday I replayed the second story mission and nothing changed. I’m guessing that the missions have a set tonnage % to match what you bring, or maybe it’s strictly associated with the difficulty rating? Could be ranndom mechs that fit in that weight limit.

I’m curious too, about benefits of being in forest or whatever, not moving, and getting a bonus. I know there is a skill that gives you a passive ability if stationary, but otherwise, is it necessary to move before attacking to get a defense bonus or do you get one for being hard to see due to being still?


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#4418647 - 05/01/18 07:12 PM Re: Battletech released [Re: Raw Kryptonite]  
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I think I played the derelict jumpship mission a few times and always had the same enemy troops so I was under the impression that the OpFor composition was static, but then maybe this is only the case for story missions and random contract missions can be more varied in OpFor composition?


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#4418649 - 05/01/18 07:29 PM Re: Battletech released [Re: Nixer]  
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Originally Posted by Nixer
Found this helpful:

Well, finished reading and it didn't really give me any new info or any specifics on anything. It felt more like a general guide for non-BT players.


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