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Posted By: Raw Kryptonite

Battletech TBS - 02/16/17 01:04 AM

Who all backed this?
https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/webeharebrained/battletech?ref=user_menu

I did the $25 level, but may up it to the $50 to get in the beta they say starts next month.
It's really sounding good. Latest update:

Posted By: Behemoth

Re: Battletech TBS - 02/16/17 02:26 AM

I backed it at the $50 level, looking forward to finally seeing something.
Posted By: JohnnyChemo

Re: Battletech TBS - 02/17/17 08:15 PM

I backed it as a "reinforcement" after the first alpha gameplay video came out.
Posted By: - Ice

Re: Battletech TBS - 02/17/17 10:26 PM

Backed it to some level where I got some goodies smile Looking forward to the beta!!

Posted By: Behemoth

Re: Battletech TBS - 02/18/17 12:38 AM

Nice! I was very tempted to get the Stein, but I didn't have money to burn. those goodies look pretty... good.
Posted By: kludger

Re: Battletech TBS - 02/18/17 04:12 AM

$50 backer here too, really looking forward to the beta thumbsup
Posted By: Clydewinder

Re: Battletech TBS - 02/18/17 04:45 AM

the question is, Mechxit - how many players will bail from MWO when it's not the only Battletech game on the shelf anymore?
Posted By: EAF331 MadDog

Re: Battletech TBS - 02/18/17 07:48 PM

Originally Posted By: Clydewinder
the question is, Mechxit - how many players will bail from MWO when it's not the only Battletech game on the shelf anymore?


utterly different type of games - both will have their fans.

I'll probably love this game, but I can't care about MWO. I want something that mimics the boardgame, not a FPS.
Posted By: - Ice

Re: Battletech TBS - 02/18/17 08:10 PM

Originally Posted By: EAF331 MadDog
I'll probably love this game, but I can't care about MWO. I want something that mimics the boardgame, not a FPS.


+1 to this. I backed out of MWO and MWT when I found out how they were going to implement their games. I think I backed both games at the 60-80 level, but luckily I was able to get my money back before the game was released. For some reason, I can't stand MW as a FPS, even though I played MechWarrior 2 and 3 back in the day. MWO is just too fast for me, maybe? I do alright on War Thunder and World of Tanks....
Posted By: Raw Kryptonite

Re: Battletech TBS - 03/01/17 08:32 PM

Upgraded my account. Email them through their site and they'll respond and send a paypal invoice for the difference. Not sure if they forgot or just aren't charging that extra $10 they mentioned before.
Beta is expected 3/15.
Posted By: Raw Kryptonite

Re: Battletech TBS - 05/26/17 04:05 PM

Important Backer Beta Info
Posted by Harebrained Schemes LLC (Creator)
Hey everyone,


Thanks for all the kind words about our last Kickstarter Update and gameplay video - seeing your reactions and excitement means the world to us, especially when we're in the thick of things.

The whole team here is really excited to get the Backer Beta into your hands on June 1st. Unfortunately, in the last few weeks, we've been working through some significant multiplayer connectivity issues and as of yesterday, we don't believe multiplayer will be stable enough for release by June 1st. Therefore, the June 1st release will contain single-player Skirmish mode ONLY, and we will update the Beta with PvP multiplayer as soon as it's ready. No time estimate on that yet but we'll keep you posted.

We're bummed that we’re not releasing multiplayer simultaneously with single-player Skirmish (especially since we've been having so much fun competing with each other at the office, and telling you guys all about it!) but sometimes the soup just needs a little more time on the stove. As always, we’ll continue to keep you informed, and we still can't wait for you to be able to go hands-on against the AI in Skirmish mode on the 1st.

Expect another Kickstarter update next week with more specific information about how to get your Beta key. In the meantime, since we’re getting down to the wire, we thought we’d proactively answer a bunch of your questions in advance of the Backer Beta release with this FAQ.

Thanks and happy hunting!
Mitch
Backer Beta FAQ
What’s in the Backer Beta at launch?
The Backer Beta contains Single Player Skirmish versus the AI. You’ll be able to choose one of five deathmatch maps, set weather conditions, select your lance of ‘Mechs from 32 avaialable ‘Mech variants, assign MechWarriors to each, and choose the enemy forces you’ll fight.

What will be in the Backer Beta when it’s updated?
In addition to bugfixes, the update to the Backer Beta will add 1v1 multiplayer with all of the same content (maps, ‘Mechs, MechWarriors) that's available in single-player Skirmish. Hosts will be able to set the C-bills level of the match, choose the time limit for each turn, and more.

Can we expect more updates for the Backer Beta after that?
We’ll update the Beta as needed to fix high-impact and game-breaking bugs but we have no plans to update the Backer Beta with additional features or content beyond the scope of the Beta Kickstarter reward. This is a targeted Beta to get data on BattleTech combat with our Backers, not an Early Access game release.

How long will the Beta last?
At least a month after the multiplayer update is released. You should expect the Beta to “go dark” at some point during the run up to the launch of the game so we focus on the shipping version without the need to maintain the beta version.

Can I customize my ‘Mechs in the beta?
No. MechLab and the ability to choose colors, paintschemes, etc. are not part of the beta.

I heard you were doing a livestreamed “Backer Beta Bash” on 6/2. Is that still on? The livestreamed Backer Beta Bash on twitch.tv/hyperrpg has been postponed to coincide with the release of the Second Backer Beta Release containing multiplayer. We’re disappointed we won’t be able to celebrate with you but we’ve got work to do and need to stay focused.

What platforms is the Beta on? What about the final release?
The Kickstarter Backer Beta will be downloadable from Steam for Windows and Mac. The full version of the final game will be available on Steam, GOG, and Humble for Windows, Mac, and Linux.

Can I pre-download the Beta the day before so I’m ready to go on June 1st?
No, you will not be able to pre-load the Beta, but the download isn’t massive so you’ll be up and running pretty quickly!

How do I give you feedback?
Each time you finish playing, you’ll be prompted to fill out a short survey. The survey is different each time, so please check it out after each game you complete. In addition, we’re setting up a series of Beta sub-forums on battletechgame.com for folks to discuss what they like and could use improvements. The team regularly reads the forums and the discussions players have there are very helpful to us.

How do I report bugs?
If you encounter an uncommon bug (one you think won’t be found with standard testing), consult the Backer Beta Manual (available on June 1) for further instructions.

Can we stream and share our Beta experience?
You bet! Feel free to stream your gameplay, post on Youtube, share screenshots, blog about your experience, etc.

I backed below the Reward Level containing beta access. Can I still get into the Beta?
Yes! If you are already a Backer and would like to upgrade your pledge, email us. Since this is a manual process, we’ll need to send you specific instructions.

Can my friends still get in the beta?
Yes, just tell them to go here: https://battletech.backerkit.com/hosted_preorders

Will BATTLETECH be released on Steam Early Access after the Beta but before Release?
No. The only thing between Beta and final release is a lot of hard work.

Can I get into the Beta after it launches?
Yes, but we will stop taking Backer Beta Tier pledges and upgrades two weeks prior to the close of Beta (which we’ll announce ahead of time.)

What are the system requirements for the Beta?
We’ve done our best to ensure a wide audience can play the Backer Beta but won’t have final system specs until much closer to the release of the full game.

Here are the minimum and recommended specs for this Beta release.

WINDOWS MINIMUM:
OS: Windows 7 or Higher
Processor: Intel Pentium Core i3 3210 3.20GHz or AMD FX 4300 3.8GHz
Memory: 8 GB RAM Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce 630 GT or AMD Radeon HD 6670 DirectX: Version 11
Network: Broadband Internet connection Storage: 11 GB available space
Sound Card: DirectX 9 sound device

WINDOWS RECOMMENDED:
OS: Windows 7 or Higher
Processor: Intel Pentium Core i5 3450 3.10GHz or AMD FX 6300 3.5GHz
Memory: 16 GB RAM
Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 750ti or AMD Radeon HD 7900 Series
DirectX: Version 11
Network: Broadband Internet connection
Storage: 15 GB available space
Sound Card: DirectX 9 sound device

MAC MINIMUM:
OS: OS X Mavericks
Processor: Intel 2.5 Ghz Mid 2011
Graphics: Radeon HD 6970M
Memory: 8 GB RAM
Network: Broadband Internet connection
Storage: 11 GB available space
Sound Card: On Board Audio

MAC RECOMMENDED:
OS: OS X El Capitan
Processor: Intel 2.9GHz Late 2013
Graphics: Nvidia GeForce GTX 775M
Memory: 16 GB RAM
Network: Broadband Internet connection
Storage: 15 GB available space
Sound Card: On Board Audio
Posted By: - Ice

Re: Battletech TBS - 05/27/17 12:15 AM

Super hyped about this!! biggrin
Posted By: EAF331 MadDog

Re: Battletech TBS - 06/01/17 06:51 PM

Waiting on the email for my backer beta key...

The wait! The wait!
Posted By: - Ice

Re: Battletech TBS - 06/01/17 07:34 PM

Me too... smile
Posted By: EAF331 MadDog

Re: Battletech TBS - 06/01/17 07:49 PM

Downloading my copy now.

It appeared in my backer thingiebob even if I haven't gotten an email.
Posted By: - Ice

Re: Battletech TBS - 06/01/17 08:07 PM

Where? Not on my BackerKit info as far as I can tell... frown
Posted By: Raw Kryptonite

Re: Battletech TBS - 06/01/17 08:56 PM

Can't get into my backer account, says no record of my email account. Hope this isn't going to be a nightmare.

----------------------------------------------------------------


With swirling heads, sweaty palms, and soaring hearts, we are pleased to announce that the BATTLETECH Kickstarter Backer Beta is ready, and keys will start arriving later today!



Distributing 25,000 Steam keys into BackerKit accounts will take hours, so please be patient! WHEN YOUR BETA KEY LANDS IN YOUR ACCOUNT, YOU WILL GET A NOTIFICATION EMAIL DIRECTLY FROM BACKERKIT.

As noted in our last update (which included a Beta FAQ), today’s release contains single-player Skirmish mode ONLY. We will automatically update the Beta with PvP multiplayer as soon as it's ready and let you know with another Kickstarter update.
So How Do I Get Started?!

Instructions for getting your Steam Key from your BackerKit account, downloading the game, and how to play the game are located in your Backer Beta PDF Manual (which you can start studying up on while you’re waiting for your notification email from BackerKit to arrive!) Since this isn’t the finished game, our Backer Beta does not include an in-game tutorial. You’ll likely have way more fun and be able to give us better feedback if you understand how things work, so it’s highly recommended that you review the PDF Manual before your first game.

BTW, you can also view the manual in-game at any time by clicking the “Help” button on the Main Menu.
What We Need From You

We hope you enjoy this first taste of our BATTLETECH game and we want to learn from your experiences playing it. So what do we need? MEASURABLE DATA! After EACH battle, you’ll get the opportunity to give us your feedback in a short 1-page survey on a variety of topics - controls, audio, AI, maps, tactics, and more - so be sure to take as many surveys as possible.

And plan to fill out the same survey more than once! We fully expect your answers to change over time (that’s an important part of the feedback process) so don’t skip a survey because you’ve seen the questions before. This is the best, most helpful way to positively impact the project and help us make the game better for everyone. (Yes, it’s even more helpful than reporting bugs.)

The other way to get us your feedback is to join the BATTLETECH Forum. The Backer Beta Discussion sub-forum is the place where you can expand on your experiences playing the game and share your constructive criticism with others. While the dev team won’t respond to feedback or engage in debates, we’ll definitely be reading and learning from your conversations.

Have fun! Melt armor! Kick myomer!
--Klimecky
Posted By: EAF331 MadDog

Re: Battletech TBS - 06/01/17 09:00 PM

Beta is only for backers who backed $50 or more I believe.
Posted By: Raw Kryptonite

Re: Battletech TBS - 06/01/17 09:23 PM

I did.
Couldn't login from my saved bookmark, but from the email it was fine. Go figure. Downloading now.
Posted By: - Ice

Re: Battletech TBS - 06/01/17 09:50 PM

NVM, found it!! Whoohoo!!

1.9GB...
Posted By: JohnnyChemo

Re: Battletech TBS - 06/03/17 12:49 PM

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!
Posted By: Raw Kryptonite

Re: Battletech TBS - 06/03/17 01:40 PM

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.
Posted By: - Ice

Re: Battletech TBS - 06/03/17 02:22 PM

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!!
Posted By: JohnnyChemo

Re: Battletech TBS - 06/03/17 04:59 PM

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!!
Posted By: EAF331 MadDog

Re: Battletech TBS - 06/03/17 05:56 PM

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
Posted By: Raw Kryptonite

Re: Battletech TBS - 06/04/17 06:16 AM

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.
Posted By: JohnnyChemo

Re: Battletech TBS - 06/04/17 01:17 PM

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.
Posted By: sinner6

Re: Battletech TBS - 06/19/17 03:56 PM

How we looking two weeks later?
Posted By: Raw Kryptonite

Re: Battletech TBS - 06/19/17 08:06 PM

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.



Posted By: - Ice

Re: Battletech TBS - 06/19/17 09:20 PM

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.
Posted By: Raw Kryptonite

Re: Battletech TBS - 12/04/17 07:02 PM

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.


Posted By: Clydewinder

Re: Battletech TBS - 12/06/17 03:45 AM

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/



Posted By: Raw Kryptonite

Re: Battletech TBS - 12/06/17 05:24 AM

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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