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#3669497 - 10/25/12 09:33 PM Mechwarrior Online update  
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A nice one today! Haven't gotten to dl it yet, but should be a good one.

MechWarrior Online BETA Update


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Build Version 1.0.134 (That's right.. Version 1.0!!!)

Patch Date - Thursday Oct. 25th @ 10AM 1:30PM PDT

UPDATE

Another push towards Open Beta and weve been very busy.

Not only are there numerous fixes and improvements on existing systems, weve also added the Cicada (CDA) to the BattleMech lineup as well as 3 more variants of existing Mechs. On top of all of that, weve added new upgrades. Ferro Fibrous armor, Endo-Steel Internal Structure and Double Heat Sinks are now in the game!

Ferro Fibrous armor is going to give you a bit more survivability on the battlefield; it is a little lighter, but at the cost of critical space. Endo-Steel Internal Structure frees up tonnage on your Mech at the cost of critical space. This is an advantage for the heavier Mechs in the Mech line-up. Double Heat Sinks will double the heat dissipation at the same tonnage cost, but take up 3 times the amount of critical space.

To accommodate these new additions in MechLab, there is a new flow that has been introduced in terms of interface. Check out the new tabs just under the MechLab tab when you enter. While youre here, you may also want to check in on your PilotLab Modules. Theres a new module there that will give you a new aiming system to play with. Just remember, you press V to activate it.

We've also made changes to the economy of the game. Firstly, we standardized MC to C-Bill pricing. Secondly, we've lowered engine prices and item prices have been increased. This all adds up to, Mech costs being the sum of it's parts. While it doesn't follow the canon pricing, it is close.



Graph of Mech Prices, from Light to Assault

As you can see, the average MC cost now (green line), is much lower than previous (dashed red line). Now, you get more value for your MC, as an Atlas AS7-D, for example, is not the same cost as an Atlas AS7-K. This helps reflect the fact that many variants have more sophisticated equipment, and thus are worth more. So to sum up: Average MC cost for Mechs is much lower, and there are spikes in MC cost for Mechs with advanced equipment.

The rest of the changes are in the patch notes below and we hope to see you take advantage of the new features in combat. Now get out there and pop a Jenner!

P.S. Those of you who have purchased the December issue of PC Gamer will now have your Mech Skin and Coconut Monkey Bobblehead!
Change Log


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GENERAL

User Data:

We will be resetting:

BattleMech Inventory
Item Inventory
C-Bills AND MechWarrior Credits (MC)
Premium Account Time
Mech XP and all Mech Trees (Efficiencies)
Pilot Trees (Modules)

We then credit:
Founders Packages
MC Purchases
75% of your C-Bills earned since Sept 18,2012
Mech XP earned since Sept 18,2012

We won't be resetting:
User accounts, friends lists

NEW BATTLEMECHS:
Jenner JR7-K
Raven RVN-3L
Cicada CDA-2A
Cicada CDA-2B
Cicada CDA-3C
Cicada CDA-3M
Awesome AWS-9M
NOTE: The Centurion CN9-D will be appearing on November 6th. We understand that you will not be able to elite the Centurion line until then. We apologize for the delay as the CN9-D is reliant on the Artemis guidance system.

FRONT END

New flow in MechLab:
Configure button is now removed. Configuration is now done through the section tabs
The section tabs (Loadout, Modules, etc.) are now directly accessible after selection of your Mech
The section tabs can now only be accessed one at a time (you must save or cancel to go to another tab)

Engine heat sinks
Engines with a rating of 275 or greater can contain one or more heat sinks inside of them without taking up critical slots.
There is now a mechanism to add/remove these heat sinks (previously these heat sinks were fixed within the engine). The number of spots available and the number of spots taken are shown in the equipped engine
When removing an engine, any heat sinks within the engine are also removed
The number of heat sinks the engine is capable of holding is the same regardless of whether the Mech uses single or double heat sinks

New Upgrades tab - upgrades are options that affect the Mech as a whole, there are currently three upgrade types to choose from:
Armor (currently selectable are Standard and Ferro-Fibrous)
Changing your armor type automatically replaces all of your armor with the new type
Cost of the upgrade is a fixed price for the conversion (based on max tonnage of the Mech) plus the cost of whatever armor of the new type you need to buy. Having an amount of armor of the proper type in your inventory will therefore reduce the cost of the upgrade
Armor types other than Standard take up critical slots (14 for Ferro-Fibrous). These slots will be floating (see below)

Structure (currently selectable are Standard and Endo-Steel)
Cost of the upgrade is a fixed price based on max tonnage of the Mech
Structure affects tonnage of the Mech (Endo-Steel is lighter)
Armor types other than Standard take up critical slots (14 for Endo-Steel). These slots will be floating (see below)

Heat sinks (select between single and double)
Selects whether your Mech may use single or double heat sinks. Only one type of heat sink may be used on a Mech at a time
Cost of the upgrade is a fixed price
Engines are also automatically upgraded to double the heat sink capability
When heat sink type is changed, all heat sinks are removed from the Mech and new heat sinks of the proper type must be installed (and bought if necessary)

Floating slots
Some upgrades take up critical slots. These slots are auto-flowed into available empty slots
If a floating slot appears in white, other items can be dragged on to it and it will be moved to an available slot somewhere else on the Mech
If a floating slot appears in yellow, then there is no open empty slot that it can be moved to and so can not be used for other items
Floating slots are ignored in the critical hit system

GAMEPLAY
Running into another Mech will no longer knock it down. sigh
Line of sight check now higher on Mech so targeting can occur when only 25% of the mech is visible over a hill instead of 50%
Explosions explode on the surface of the water and spawn water explosion effects
AC/Gauss/PPC type weapons now pass through water and deal a reduced amount of damage depending on depth of the hit
Laser water hit effects spawn at the correct location on the surface of the water and deal a reduced amount of damage depending on depth of the hit
Added Picture in Picture Zoom module. (Default mapped key for advanced zoom is 'V')
Added Current active Vision mode status in HUD
Extend range finder to 2500m( was 1500m )
Cockpit light will now flicker after taking hard hits

MOVEMENT IMPROVEMENTS:
Animation shaking under various circumstances
smoother jump jetting behavior
Weapon hit detection more in-line with where you see the mech on your screen (dont have to shoot infront of your mech so much) especially at lower frame rates were the problem was the worst.

BUG FIXES
Two AMS on a Mech (AS7-K) now correctly destroy double the missiles
PPCs will no longer cross at extreme ranges
Players are no longer able to zoom or change vision modes when a Mech is shut down
Zoom and Vision modes are tuned off when a Mech shuts down
Target hit indication for missiles now correctly only goes off when explosion damage is dealt
Users can no longer specify an FOV less than 60.0 degrees in the user.cfg

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We thank you for your patience and we look forward to seeing you on the battlefield!

- The MechWarrior Online Team


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#3669505 - 10/25/12 09:48 PM Re: Mechwarrior Online update [Re: Raw Kryptonite]  
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Yup, this looks like a good one.

Downloading now, will be on later tonight.

Are you guys generally logging into the SimHQ TS3 to join up, or are you still going onto the MWO Beta TS3?

Either way, I will look around for any fellow SimHQ'rs tonight.

Cheers!

#3669630 - 10/26/12 02:15 AM Re: Mechwarrior Online update [Re: Raw Kryptonite]  
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I've still got to reinstall C3 and TS.
I did the FOV tweak earlier, pretty cool! Pulls your view back into the pilot seat area so you see more cockpit. I think after I rebuild an Awesome with it's nice open cockpit it should be especially nice.


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#3669799 - 10/26/12 12:03 PM Re: Mechwarrior Online update [Re: Raw Kryptonite]  
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Just be careful when you start fiddling with ferrofibrous armour, endo steel frames and double heat sinks. The way the mechlab is set up you can end up heavily out of pocket just experimenting with different builds if you aren't paying attention. For instance, its really expensive to switch to double heat sinks and if you don't like the result of the experiment it will cost you to go back to std.

Cheers,
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#3670008 - 10/26/12 05:48 PM Re: Mechwarrior Online update [Re: Raw Kryptonite]  
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Also found out last night that for Double Heat Sinks. When you switch to these, only additional heat sinks (above the engine integrated ones) count as doubles. So you have to add additional DHS's to critical slots in order to benefit from them.

Found this out the hard way in my Dragon smile

#3670011 - 10/26/12 05:53 PM Re: Mechwarrior Online update [Re: Raw Kryptonite]  
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I put some doubles in my engine, or so it said it was working. What sucks is when you forget to put any in there in the first place. LOL
Put the DH's and fiber armor on my atlas and it's one tough bastid now.


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#3670025 - 10/26/12 06:34 PM Re: Mechwarrior Online update [Re: Raw Kryptonite]  
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Any idea of the size of the update gents

It turns out size does matter

#3670043 - 10/26/12 07:14 PM Re: Mechwarrior Online update [Re: Raw Kryptonite]  
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It actually did show some files sizes when updating.

Missed some, but the two (of 7) I saw were 54MB and 107MB (?). I don't think it was too big file size, considering the amount of change and new content.

#3670044 - 10/26/12 07:21 PM Re: Mechwarrior Online update [Re: Raw Kryptonite]  
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Yeah, not big from what I saw. I didn't add them up though.


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#3670077 - 10/26/12 08:33 PM Re: Mechwarrior Online update [Re: Raw Kryptonite]  
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Okay thanks that sounds good, rathe small then

#3670140 - 10/26/12 10:30 PM Re: Mechwarrior Online update [Re: Raw Kryptonite]  
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Just got an email saying Open Beta is monday, cool I think things are much more stable than they were a couple of weeks ago, I still think they need to improve the matchmaker but hopefully new people will give it a good chance.


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#3670162 - 10/26/12 11:22 PM Re: Mechwarrior Online update [Re: Raw Kryptonite]  
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I think eventually they'll set up for groups vs groups and other rooms for randoms. I think they mentioned smaller group + randoms as an option too, or something to that effect.


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#3672220 - 10/30/12 05:58 PM Re: Mechwarrior Online update [Re: Raw Kryptonite]  
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Joined the Open Beta last night and jumped right in with both feet. Only had time for 1 mission and that mission lasted all of 3 or 4 minutes before my team was SMOKED. I think I did pretty well (~350 damage done) but had no kills, no one on my team did. I had a lot of fun but I must say I HAD NO IDEA WHAT THE HELL WAS GOING ON!

I tried to stay with a group but every time I turn around there was another enemy ... where are all my FRIENDLIES.

Ill have to try and track down some folks to help out on comms.

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#3677421 - 11/07/12 06:58 PM Re: Mechwarrior Online update [Re: Raw Kryptonite]  
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We got a snow version of the mountain map, few differences, I think I just saw one path blocked on the western base. Also the bases we defend finally sprouted and grew to decent size. FOV got reset too, but I think you can put it back in with a separate config file.





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