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#4424551 - 06/04/18 05:36 PM Your favorite mech and loadout?  
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I was just thinking, what's your favorite mech(s) and weapons loadout? My current staple is my Atlas and my King Crab, simply because they're tough buggers and can take a beating! I need to be careful not to expose one for too long though otherwise I'd get so many LRM hits that despite being safe inside the mech, the pilot suffers from so many knockdowns he still becomes out of commission for a good while afterwards.


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The Highlander is my sniper mech and almost always comes along in every mission, then the BattleMaster or Awesome becomes the scout mech for sensor-locking targets. The trick seems to be limited aggro so that my guys aren't swamped by enemy mechs all the time. I guess compared to the TT where players field a specific number of mechs, specific tonnage, or battle rating so the fights are somewhat even, the game can sometimes throw better or worse odds at the player.

Another interesting thing about the game is the pilot injury mechanic and the knockdown mechanic. I don't think I've utilized this tactic on TT games and salvage was done differently but because of how the game works, it's best to load up on weapons that do stability damage in order to aid in salvage operations. I'm not much of an LRM/SRM fan on TT; I prefer lasers and PPCs, but in this game, I find myself loading up on LRMs/SRMs and looking for more "unique" weapons as I go along.


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#4424605 - 06/04/18 10:54 PM Re: Your favorite mech and loadout? [Re: - Ice]  
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Highlander 733P with PPC and 3 SRM 6. very blasty. will try to post a build shot later.

Catapult with 2 LRM15++ makes for a nice suppression / knockdown support mech

twin AC20 King Crab - secondary weapons almost don't matter. aim for CT, dead or crippled mech

Just got Awesome 8T - looking to outfit as LRM/LLas support but have not built it yet


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#4424656 - 06/05/18 10:19 AM Re: Your favorite mech and loadout? [Re: - Ice]  
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My personal ride is a Highlander, and has been since I got it.


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I am also all in on the LRM support as of now. Here's my main one:


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Speaking of LRM support, I now enjoy the convoy intercept missions. I run: My Highlander, A "Scout" in a Kintaro with a PPC/LRM, another fast medium with a couple of LRM's and, the Stalker that makes the sky light up and fall down on your head! skyisfalling

Oh, and Lasers SUCK. The only one I have is a Small ++ on my Brawler. Just my opinion of course.




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#4424659 - 06/05/18 10:30 AM Re: Your favorite mech and loadout? [Re: - Ice]  
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Yeah, I can use the King Crab to take out a leg if I want a quick knockdown. I'd love to bring the Catapult along but 1) I've not found more LRMs with stability damage improvements and I'm hesitant to take those weapons out of the mechs they're already in and 2) with Assault mechs in the lance, the Catapult just seems too fragile compared to others.


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#4424660 - 06/05/18 10:32 AM Re: Your favorite mech and loadout? [Re: Nixer]  
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Originally Posted by Nixer
Oh, and Lasers SUCK. The only one I have is a Small ++ on my Brawler. Just my opinion of course.

I feel the same way regarding lasers which is a pity really. In TT, I like to run lasers as I seem to be really luck in getting ammo explosions. It also seems that the game uses different rules for ammo crits and explosions; in TT, one ton of MG ammo cooking off can be really dangerous!


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#4425495 - 06/11/18 01:18 AM Re: Your favorite mech and loadout? [Re: - Ice]  
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Is there no gauss or LBX in the game?


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#4425496 - 06/11/18 01:34 AM Re: Your favorite mech and loadout? [Re: - Ice]  
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The Gauss is here, I got it gifted by her Highness "Bad Fit" in a mech after a story mission.

Replacements and more ammo is another story. Nobody I have heard off has seen either.

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#4425501 - 06/11/18 02:03 AM Re: Your favorite mech and loadout? [Re: - Ice]  
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Originally Posted by - Ice
Originally Posted by Nixer
Oh, and Lasers SUCK. The only one I have is a Small ++ on my Brawler. Just my opinion of course.

I feel the same way regarding lasers which is a pity really. In TT, I like to run lasers as I seem to be really luck in getting ammo explosions. It also seems that the game uses different rules for ammo crits and explosions; in TT, one ton of MG ammo cooking off can be really dangerous!


they do spread a lot of damage. mid/late game one of my workhorses was a battlemaster with 6ML and LRM20. seemed to get the job done. aimed shots with 6ML were nothing to scoff at.


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#4425508 - 06/11/18 02:43 AM Re: Your favorite mech and loadout? [Re: - Ice]  
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I guess I just love the combo AC/PPC hit when the fail cascade starts: Lost Evasion, LA lost, LT lost, Nads lost middle leg CRIT, OMG the WHOLE FREAKIN MECH just popped!

They Blow up REAL GOOD!




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#4425512 - 06/11/18 03:43 AM Re: Your favorite mech and loadout? [Re: - Ice]  
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I use a good number of lasers. One of my Stalkers has 4 LL, 2 ML. An alpha with a called torso shot...not much withstands it, and if it does it can usually get taken out with a normal shot of LRM’s with a few hitting CT.


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#4425575 - 06/11/18 03:17 PM Re: Your favorite mech and loadout? [Re: - Ice]  
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I could be totally wrong here, but this is my point: why use lasers when they deal damage and give off heat? Ballistic weapons do the same (damage and less heat) but also do stability damage. Missiles are the same. The only energy-based weapon I'd consider is the PPC and even the ER PPC seems to generate too much heat to be worthwhile. I think they upped the stability factor just too much to the point that lasers can't compete.

Of course if the idea is just to core a mech and kill it, anything goes, even lasers, but even then, I'm thinking why core a mech when you can salvage it for more money?


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#4425606 - 06/11/18 04:33 PM Re: Your favorite mech and loadout? [Re: - Ice]  
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I'm not really worried about money anymore, or really even salvage.
If I *am* loaded for bear and wanting to salvage a mech I want, I do it with primarily LRM knockdowns, 3-4 until the pilot is too injured to go on. That leaves the mech in tact. PPC's and AC's destroy torsos, so that can be counter-productive.
In the meantime, I still need to take out all of the other mechs and lasers are more accurate IMO. No recoil and I find that MUCH more often I can do pinpoint damage with lasers. Plus, you can carry a lot more of them than you can AC's or PPC's, so if one misses, the others likely won't, so I don't waste precision shots nearly as much. Less heat than PPC's, just about as much damage, less weight and I have a lot of the same weapons with bonuses so I don't care much if one gets taken out.
I still have AC's and PPC's, but my favorite are LRM's and energy. Earlier in the game an AC20 and PPC's were my main killers, just not as much now.

I'm starting to move back towards the heavies with an assault backup, it's a little more fun, so I've got some K2's with PPC's ready to go.


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#4425617 - 06/11/18 05:17 PM Re: Your favorite mech and loadout? [Re: - Ice]  
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Well, if money and salvage are not a concern and the main point is just to kill, why not? smile

One more thing -- is it just me or are the ranges a bit more fudged in the game compared to TT? I used to appreciate being able to stand off from the enemy but it seems like this isn't as much of a concern in the game.


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#4425730 - 06/12/18 07:01 AM Re: Your favorite mech and loadout? [Re: - Ice]  
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Dekker, all 10 scout in his Grasshopper with a center torso LL+++ is my most dangerous mechwarrior. Last 11 battles 13 headshot kills, (when I started counting), with that large laser, without using precision shot on almost undamaged mechs every time. Collected plenty of Assaults that way. My favorite hero jumping around the battle field, sensor locking and popping cockpits like popcorn left and right.

Glitch on the other hand, all 10 sniper in a 3 PPC Awsome with energy TTS, has scored 2 none-lethal headshots so far, using precision shots, (she’s good at legging though).

I may have a look at exchanging those PPC for LLs and see what happens. Range would however be an issue then.


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Glitch, at least mine, is "glitched".

Seems to wildly miss easy kill shots at times, then mutters something about "needing more time in the simulator. I have relegated her to LRM support where she does real well.



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#4425806 - 06/12/18 07:49 PM Re: Your favorite mech and loadout? [Re: - Ice]  
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What is a non-lethal headshot?


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#4425839 - 06/12/18 10:04 PM Re: Your favorite mech and loadout? [Re: - Ice]  
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Originally Posted by - Ice
What is a non-lethal headshot?


Dekker destroys the head, incapacitating the pilot, Glitch just damages the cockpit only injuring the pilot.


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I see! smile Slow day for me biggrin


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