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Re: BattleTech
« Reply #20 on: April 25, 2018, 07:15:00 AM »
I had to spend my evening backing up files, and clearing space on my computer so I could install it lol. 
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Re: BattleTech
« Reply #21 on: April 25, 2018, 04:28:38 PM »
Sounds like you could use a second hard drive, Squid :P ;)! I know the feeling though lol!
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Re: BattleTech
« Reply #22 on: April 25, 2018, 05:55:29 PM »
Well, your pilots still get injured if they even fart too hard in the cockpit so that hasn't changed since the beta.
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Re: BattleTech
« Reply #23 on: April 25, 2018, 08:25:21 PM »
Well, got the game installed, and it just crashes immediately. So probably not going to be playing it. Already tried reinstalling it a couple of times.
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Re: BattleTech
« Reply #24 on: April 25, 2018, 08:53:40 PM »
That sucks, Killersquid :-\. Do you happen to have an Nvidia Graphics Card? They just released drivers for Battletech later this morning. It might help to update your Graphics Card drivers, could solve your crashing issue if it's video related.

In fact it seems you're far from the only one with technical troubles with Battletech. Lots of people seemed to be plagued with the issue.
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Re: BattleTech
« Reply #25 on: April 26, 2018, 11:30:51 PM »
Hmmmm... beslubber it, I can do this week a little lean on the spare cash!

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Re: BattleTech
« Reply #26 on: April 27, 2018, 10:58:21 AM »
Got a "are you sure we're prepared for this?" prior to a mission. Well, the enemy lance consisted of a Firestarter, Locust, and a couple of vehicles. I think we can put on our big girl panties and have a go at them.  :)
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Re: BattleTech
« Reply #27 on: April 27, 2018, 05:16:52 PM »
I am intrigued by the gameplay.  The first mission where you have to escort what's-her-name to the drop ship with your mentor was nice and straight forward.  I didn't really see a need for any intricate tactics, just went in and beat face.  Although, the mentor did lose an arm, so I wound up playing him more conservatively for the last quarter of the mission.

I got about an hour before I am heading out to see the Avengers, so I think I might go Mech out!
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Re: BattleTech
« Reply #28 on: April 27, 2018, 10:22:05 PM »
For pure hilarity, you *have* to send a Locust to do a physical nasty upon another Locust. The animation is worth the price of this game more than anything else. *Headboink*
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Re: BattleTech
« Reply #29 on: May 1, 2018, 10:18:18 PM »
Couple of these generic missions have really kicked my arse. Then started to run out of money till I realised there were 70+ medium lasers sitting around looking for a good home.
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Re: BattleTech
« Reply #30 on: May 7, 2018, 10:12:12 PM »
Two weeks in and my appreciation for the game has improved. It can be annoying in the early stages when your four medium/light mechs get swarmed by vehicles and a lance of lights. There's a learning curve in there to suck your teeth and carry on.

Some of the missions are mislabled due to poor intelligence. You'll go in expecting two opponent lances and just have maybe a light and a heavy mech. Often times turrets but they're situationally avoidable. Many missions have "oh look, reinforcements" or "good place for an ambush" so here come more bad guys. Generally just fodder for your death machines though.

Just remember, you *only* ever have one lance of your own and maybe a guest star now and again who can't be relied upon to do much. Personally I still don't have anything heavier than a 65 tonne but them's the breaks when playing conservatively.
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Re: BattleTech
« Reply #31 on: May 8, 2018, 01:09:56 AM »
Finally got enough medium mechs that nobody is in a scout mech any more. One trick that I found useful is that if you're doing really well you can spend morale to make a called shot on a leg, then destroy the other leg while it's on the ground. It won't be able to stand back up and you'll be able to recover the whole mech as salvage (if you got space for 3 parts)
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Re: BattleTech
« Reply #32 on: May 8, 2018, 11:06:02 AM »
Just for amphetamine parrots and giggles I've got a pilot with maxed out gunnery in a Hunchback. A lovely wakeup call to the usual scout mechs that come out to play.
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Re: BattleTech
« Reply #33 on: May 8, 2018, 05:31:51 PM »
Just for amphetamine parrots and giggles I've got a pilot with maxed out gunnery in a Hunchback. A lovely wakeup call to the usual scout mechs that come out to play.

Does that allow you to deal with the high evasion? one of the things I've been doing is I have a pilot with level 4 gunnery in a scout mech with a lot of small guns. He runs forward, splits fire, and peels an evade token off of 2-3 enemy mechs so that my other guys can actually get some hits in.
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Re: BattleTech
« Reply #34 on: May 8, 2018, 05:49:20 PM »
I don't think so, high gunnery does more base damage and incremental accuracy with each weapon. To knock off high evasion targets I've been using a Shadow Hawk kitted out to run up and punch them one then add a flamer you're welcome.
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Re: BattleTech
« Reply #35 on: May 8, 2018, 10:30:21 PM »
After taking a amphetamine parrot kicking in one mission where I had to assault an enemy convoy, I've changed up my loadouts.  I lost three mechs in this battle (and three experienced mechwarriors) because the enemy was smacking the crap out of me with LRMs. 

So I figured if you can't beat them, join them.  I have my pilot in a Vindicator with an LRM 20, and then another pilot in a Centurion with an LRM20 + LRM10 + LRM5.  I've found that when you lace the amphetamine parrot out of an enemy with LRMs, their stability gets hit hard.  If the Centurion has a decent hit chance, then their stability is going up to 90%.  A solid hit by a PPC, and that mech is going over!
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Re: BattleTech
« Reply #36 on: May 9, 2018, 04:57:01 AM »
Knocking over an enemy mech is the best. Great feeling and you can get free called shots on it.
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Re: BattleTech
« Reply #37 on: May 9, 2018, 09:56:48 AM »
Managed to rework that centurion so it has an LRM20 and two LRM10s.

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Re: BattleTech
« Reply #38 on: May 9, 2018, 12:52:14 PM »
Don't think I've done that one yet. Been toddle pipping knocking off 2-3 skull missions as I don't think my people are up to the Star League base story mission.
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Re: BattleTech
« Reply #39 on: May 9, 2018, 04:20:07 PM »
I'm currently able to handle 2-skull missions but 2.5 skull missions still cause me trouble, and soemtimes I take hull damage on a 2 skull mission.

Currently running:

2 shadowhawks with midrange low-heat armament and jump jets
1 Dragon with a flamer up top
1 Hunchback with the awesome autocannon

sometimes it feels like i don't have enough staying power. The shadowhawks are great though because they can move around and get good angles, high evade, etc with jump jets
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