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    MechWarrior Online

    Finally released a teaser trailer for an Atlas drop....


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    Hoss Officer / WoW Zeyla's Avatar
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    I'm looking forward to this one too. I've played almost every BattleTech/MechWarrior game since 1988. I just looked up the first game I played, couldn't remember the name. It was called BattleTech: The Crescent Hawk's Inception. At the time it just blew me away. I had played the Battletech board game before that too.

    The BattleTech/MechWarrior games have been a bit of a mixed bag through the years. All the MechWarrior PC games were pretty decent, i thought at least. And the MechAssault games they did on the Xbox were pretty fun too. I hope this one turns out well.

    It is going to launch as a F2P game isn't it?

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    Ya, it is going to be F2P...


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    So you join factions that battle each other or is it more like guilds.

    Seems pretty cool I may check this one out a little, time allowing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Aindayen View Post
    So you join factions that battle each other or is it more like guilds.

    Seems pretty cool I may check this one out a little, time allowing.
    There will be 6 factions in the game...



    HOUSE KURITA (DRACONIS COMBINE)

    Empire Designation: Draconis Combine
    Ruling Noble: Coordinator Takashi Kurita
    Government: Autocracy (Japanese feudal stylings)
    Capital (City, World): Imperial City, Luthien
    Dominant Languages: Japanese (official), Arabic, English
    Founding Year: 3219
    The first full-scale interstellar military operation was launched in 2303, and it eventually led to the formation of the Draconis Combine in 2319. Unlike other Inner Sphere nations, which were formed through the union of already-established alliances of planets, the Draconis Combine owed its birth to one world and the indomitable will of one man: Shiro Kurita. Though Shiro used political wrangling when it suited him, he constructed the Combine mainly by the sword. Raised in strict adherence to the ancient Japanese code of bushido (the way of the warrior), Shiro spread this philosophy as he expanded his empire. Today, seven centuries after its foundation, the Draconis Combine bears a striking resemblance to Japan of the shogun era, where daimyos—lords—rule their worlds and military districts while their samurai—mostly MechWarriors—enforce their word as law. From highest to lowest, all act for the greater glory of the Draconis Combine and its ruling House Kurita.




    HOUSE DAVION (FEDERATED SUNS)

    Empire Designation: Federated Suns (half of the Federated Commonwealth)
    Ruling Noble: First Prince Hanse Davion
    Government: Constitutional Aristocracy (Western European feudal stylings)
    Capital (City, World): New Avalon City, New Avalon
    Dominant Languages: English (official), French, German
    Founding Year: 2317
    Formed with the signing of the Crucis Pact in 2317, the Federated Suns was intended to stand against the Terran Hegemony's unabashed expansion. However, the Federated Suns faced its first major challenges from the Capellan Confederation. Continued Capellan aggression, including interference in the Suns' disastrous twenty-sixth-century civil war, cemented a deep hatred that has burned between the two nations for centuries. Many Federated Suns citizens harbor similar animosity toward their other neighbor, the Draconis Combine, though this enmity stems from the more recent Kentares Massacre. The Federated Suns has been especially prominent in the thirty-first century. The political and economic marriage of the Suns to the economically powerful Lyran Commonwealth, which together formed the Federated Commonwealth, struck fear in the hearts of many—especially given Prince Hanse Davion's impressive territorial gains during the Fourth Succession War, which coincided with the Federated Commonwealth's inception.




    HOUSE LIAO (CAPELLAN CONFEDERATION)

    Empire Designation: Capellan Confederation
    Ruling Noble: Chancellor Romano Liao
    Government: Dictatorship (Chinese feudal stylings)
    Capital (City, World): Zi-jin Cheng (Forbidden City), Sian
    Dominant Languages: Chinese (Mandarin, official), Chinese (Cantonese), Russian, English, Hindi
    Founding Year: 2366
    The Capellan Confederation is a survivor, thanks to its greatest asset—its people. A Capellan citizen sees it as his or her duty to serve the nation first and himself second; individual rights are therefore subordinate to the needs of the state. Regarded as repressive by most other Successor States and smaller political entities, this simple trait has allowed the Capellan nation to survive and prosper even after the Federated Commonwealth broke its back in the Fourth Succession War. As always, adversity merely strengthens the Capellan Confederation. Despite what some realms regard as "repressive," individuals are encouraged to better themselves and may marry into a higher caste or qualify for one on their own merits. The only real bias in the Confederation is a favorable disposition toward those citizens who embrace their nation's rich cultural heritage. The Capellan legacy extends back centuries further than that of other Great Houses, having its roots in the ancient heritage of the Han (Chinese) people of Terra.




    HOUSE MARIK (FREE WORLDS LEAGUE)

    Empire Designation: Free Worlds League
    Ruling Noble: Captain-General Thomas Marik
    Government: Parliamentary Confederacy (operating under military rule)
    Capital (City, World): Atreus City, Atreus
    Dominant Languages: English (official), Spanish, Greek, Romanian, Urdu
    Founding Year: 2271
    Technically a federation rather than a true nation, the Free Worlds League has been plagued by divisive conflicts throughout its history. Until recently, this balkanization greatly limited the League's impact on external events. The current Captain-General, Thomas Marik, a war leader with dictatorial powers appointed "for the duration of the crisis," has done much to centralize power and bring out the nation's true strength. Citizens of the League value their right to express themselves freely—more so than almost any other realm—leading to a broad acceptance of differing cultures and values along with an appreciation for the arts and education. Business and the pursuit of material gain, including the recovery of technology, are central to League life. Ironically, though the League pioneered much of the medical technology used during the Star League era, social pressures have since led many to scorn bionics and other replacement technologies, particularly among the lower classes.




    HOUSE STEINER (LYRAN COMMONWEALTH)

    Empire Designation: Lyran Commonwealth (half of the Federated Commonwealth)
    Ruling Noble: Archon Melissa Steiner Davion
    Government: Constitutional Monarchy (with German Feudal stylings)
    Capital (City, World): Tharkad City, Tharkad
    Dominant Languages: English and German (official), Scottish Gaelic, Italian, French
    Founding Year: 2341
    The Lyran Commonwealth has never been regarded as a military power, but it remains a political and economic force to be reckoned with. Though governed by a feudal system like most of the other Successor States, the Commonwealth maintains loose control over member worlds and business interests while actively encouraging a thriving capitalist economy. This, along with the fact that its territory includes some of the Inner Sphere's richest and most heavily industrialized worlds, made the Lyran realm an economic superpower almost since its inception. Work, trade and profit are the central concerns of most Lyrans, who have grown accustomed to high standards of living. The life of luxury even extends to the Lyran military, where power, privilege and prestige are derived from rank—earned as often as not by whom one knows, rather than what one knows or has done.




    FREE RASALHAGUE REPUBLIC

    Empire Designation: Free Rasalhague Republic
    Ruling Noble: Elected Prince Haakon Magnusson
    Government: Representative Parliament
    Capital (City, World): Reykjavik, Rasalhague
    Dominant Languages: Swedish (official), English, Japanese, Swedenese, German
    Founding Year: 3034
    In the mid-twenty-third century, citizens of the Federal Republics of Norway, Sweden and Finland emigrated to Rasalhague. Though conquered by the expanding Draconis Combine and ruled by that realm for centuries, the fiercely independent Rasalhagians rebelled at every opportunity. In 3034, Haakon Magnusson declared the formation of the Free Rasalhague Republic. The Lyran Commonwealth and Draconis Combine acknowledged the Republic and gave up control of ancestral Rasalhague worlds within their own borders. Some Combine soldiers opposed their leaders' actions and attacked the newborn Republic in what became known as the Ronin Wars; the Combine declared them traitors and helped the small Republic army defend its nation. Several mercenary units hired during this period took advantage of poorly written contracts or stopped fighting because of them, which fueled strong anti-mercenary sentiment that persists to this day.

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    Man, I've been talking to Jordan Weissman for a few years about making a MW MMO. I really wish I could get some traction on it. I think it could be awesome. Hopefully this game opens the door to that kind of project.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Elidroth View Post
    Man, I've been talking to Jordan Weissman for a few years about making a MW MMO. I really wish I could get some traction on it. I think it could be awesome. Hopefully this game opens the door to that kind of project.
    Elid, are you still with SoE? I can't recall.

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    Yep. I'm a Sr Designer on EQ. Almost 5 years now on this game. I'm ready for something new for sure, but I like the money I make on EQ thanks to royalties and a yearly launch bonus. Plus the team I work with absolutely kicks ass. We've got ZERO personality conflicts on the team right now, which is very rare.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Elidroth View Post
    Yep. I'm a Sr Designer on EQ. Almost 5 years now on this game. I'm ready for something new for sure, but I like the money I make on EQ thanks to royalties and a yearly launch bonus. Plus the team I work with absolutely kicks ass. We've got ZERO personality conflicts on the team right now, which is very rare.
    I'm struggling to find my old eq information. Anyway to fast track this?

    I'm curious about logging in again! PM me if possible skirt.

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    Mechwarrior Tactics is being released as a sidecar product with Mechwarrior Online. Here's a link to an article with a vid, it reminds me of the tabletop.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Valdis View Post
    Mechwarrior Tactics is being released as a sidecar product with Mechwarrior Online. Here's a link to an article with a vid, it reminds me of the tabletop.
    Damn, that looks pretty sweet! Will be checking that one out for sure!

    The official site: http://www.mwtactics.com

    Brief preview http://pc.ign.com/articles/122/1220336p1.html

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    Coming along pretty well so far I think

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    Looks fun!

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    Wresh, here's your next big purchase buddy.

    http://www.joystiq.com/2012/06/09/ch...otype-and-oth/

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    Three words. $80? FUCK THAT!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lonskils View Post
    Three words. $80? FUCK THAT!
    Ya, the game itself it F2P, but to make some $$ monthly they are using the in-game real cash BS in games that I honestly don't like.

    The Dev's have said in the past that if you are good at controlling your Mech you shouldn't need to use real $$ for anything....We'll see if that holds up.

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    As much as I love Mechwarrior... im still upset I paid 150 for swtor ce and I don't feel like getting burned again.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Valthonis View Post
    As much as I love Mechwarrior... im still upset I paid 150 for swtor ce and I don't feel like getting burned again.

    x5

    Which is why I didn't buy Diablo as well.
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