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#4361741 - 06/03/17 12:49 PM Re: Battletech TBS [Re: Raw Kryptonite]  
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i did a skirmish last night, the game (at least this portion of it) seems to be in pretty good shape. Frankly I've played releases with more issues. The gameplay was solid, and I had no trouble learning the basics of how to move, fire, etc. It's early but I think this will be a winner!


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#4361744 - 06/03/17 01:40 PM Re: Battletech TBS [Re: Raw Kryptonite]  
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Yeah it's pretty natural to operate. I get an odd camera angle here and there, during an action when you can't con it.
Haven't won one yet! The AI pilots seem to have more advanced skills.


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#4361752 - 06/03/17 02:22 PM Re: Battletech TBS [Re: Raw Kryptonite]  
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Won my first game, but the mechanics needs some getting used to. Then again, I was playing WITHOUT having to read the manual.... the MANLY way! Hahaha!!


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#4361778 - 06/03/17 04:59 PM Re: Battletech TBS [Re: Raw Kryptonite]  
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There are some nuances to be learned but it looks like it's going to be more strategy and tactics, which I like. I haven't won yet either, I've been impressed with the way the AI uses its units - esp ranged vs brawlers. Funny, the discussion on the Dev forum seems to be saying the AI is weak, so maybe I'm just awful so far!!


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#4361788 - 06/03/17 05:56 PM Re: Battletech TBS [Re: Raw Kryptonite]  
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Yeah, finding the right range, and using your strengths is tough. I'm just too much of a brawler to keep my LRM-boats out of short range. biggrin

#4361885 - 06/04/17 06:16 AM Re: Battletech TBS [Re: Raw Kryptonite]  
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I'm loving the 3ppc Awesome, and the cents are tough as hell and the laser boat hunchie is a tonnage bargain.
Getting better, but still tough! Nice that water works for cooling, unlike MWO. Really effective with that Awesome.
Only complaint so far...need bigger maps. Would like to see current tonnage on screen where picking mechs and pilot side by side comparison. Will send that on the next survey.


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#4361921 - 06/04/17 01:17 PM Re: Battletech TBS [Re: Raw Kryptonite]  
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It also seems to get brawly pretty quickly. Had a great match last night where I drew in a couple enemy mechs to a crossfire between some big rock formations. My mechs weren't visible until they walked past them, so I was able to get some rear shots in with one of those 3 PPC cannon Awesomes you mentioned and dropped one ppretty quickly. I wound up taking the first two bad guys down without much damage to my mechs and finished off a med and light without much trouble.

The thing is, all the AI mechs seem to like to close to melee range engage that way rather fire weapons. A 30t light has no business walking up to 3 med/heavy mechs to melee. Hopefully that gets tweaked during the course of the beta.


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#4364819 - 06/19/17 03:56 PM Re: Battletech TBS [Re: Raw Kryptonite]  
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#4364884 - 06/19/17 08:06 PM Re: Battletech TBS [Re: Raw Kryptonite]  
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I've enjoyed several rounds. There's only so many times you can play 4v4 on just a few maps, but that's a beta for you. I bet the campaign will be amazing.





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#4364898 - 06/19/17 09:20 PM Re: Battletech TBS [Re: Raw Kryptonite]  
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Yep. The beta is just there for us to have a look at how the game plays out, and so far, I love how it works. AI may be wonky, sure, but all AI have faults. This game will shine in human vs. human fights.


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#4393216 - 12/04/17 07:02 PM Re: Battletech TBS [Re: Raw Kryptonite]  
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Didn't want to hijack the Mechwarrior 5 thread.
Campaign mission from the game dropped last month.
I get a distinct feel of Mech Commander from the comms.




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#4393419 - 12/06/17 03:45 AM Re: Battletech TBS [Re: Raw Kryptonite]  
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Just got done watching the video from a link on the Harebrained twitter feed. Looks good. Really looking forward to this one.


Stumbled across another game that looks similar, still in development:

Phantom Brigade : ( not Battletech but still stompy robots )

http://tetragonworks.com/





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#4393425 - 12/06/17 05:24 AM Re: Battletech TBS [Re: Raw Kryptonite]  
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Having some fun in War Thunder Ground Ground Forces...
I’ll put up some videos on my youtube channel of gameplay.
Company welcome!


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