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MechWarrior Tactics | Open Beta or Whatever, Game's Still Shit I Guess

TychoCelchuuuTychoCelchuuu PIGEONIndiaRegistered User regular
edited August 2013 in Games and Technology
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What is MechWarrior Tactics?
MechWarrior Tactics is a turn based strategy game set in the MechWarrior universe. It will be an online free to play game. Each player commands a lance of MechWarriors in tactical battles in the style of the classic BattleTech game. Turns can be time limited if you're looking for a quick fight, or they can be more leisurely if you want to play over a period of days or weeks or whatever. You can have multiple games going on at once, and although each player starts out with a basic set of 'Mechs, you can use either in-game currency earned from playing or out-of-game currency earned from selling yourself on the street to buy different 'Mechs and so on to customize your strategic loadout.

You even get to watch the battles back after you finish, so you can see all your pretty little 'Mechs blowing the crap out of the enemy.

There is no release date yet. It runs on the Unity engine, which means you should be able to run it in your browser, even if you're on a Macintosh.

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What toys can I play with?

Confirmed 'Mechs include:
Atlas
Awesome
Catapult
Dragon
Grasshopper
Hunchback
Jenner
Orion
Spider
Stalker
Trebuchet

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  • EshEsh Tending bar. FFXIV. Motorcycles. Portland, ORRegistered User regular
    Is this PC only? I mean, I can dual-boot, but I prefer not to.

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  • TychoCelchuuuTychoCelchuuu PIGEON IndiaRegistered User regular
    edited May 2012
    Whoops, good question. It will work on Macs too. It will run in-browser with the Unity engine.

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  • mrt144mrt144 King of the Numbernames Registered User regular
    Esh wrote: »
    Is this PC only? I mean, I can dual-boot, but I prefer not to.

    Fucking man up and spend 400 dollars on a PC. Fucking fuck.

  • TychoCelchuuuTychoCelchuuu PIGEON IndiaRegistered User regular
    mrt144 wrote: »
    Esh wrote: »
    Is this PC only? I mean, I can dual-boot, but I prefer not to.

    Fucking man up and spend 400 dollars on a PC. Fucking fuck.
    Eh if he's got a Mac that can dual boot there's not much reason to. Plus it doesn't matter for this game. It's ambi-platformous. Works on anything that can run a browser than can run Unity that can run MechWarrior Tactics.

  • shalmeloshalmelo sees no evil Registered User regular
    Thanks for the heads-up. Registered for the forums and crossing my fingers...

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  • TychoCelchuuuTychoCelchuuu PIGEON IndiaRegistered User regular
    shalmelo wrote: »
    Thanks for the heads-up. Registered for the forums and crossing my fingers...
    Interestingly enough the wording makes it sound like maybe anyone who is registered gets into the beta but we'll see. It's ambiguous. "We're sending keys to people registered on the forums!" Does that mean everyone? Someone? 4 people?

  • TOGSolidTOGSolid Chief Mixologist of the Shatterdome Tiki Bar Seattle, WashingtonRegistered User regular
    edited May 2012
    Oh hey guys, fancy meeting you all up in here.
    shalmelo wrote: »
    Thanks for the heads-up. Registered for the forums and crossing my fingers...
    Interestingly enough the wording makes it sound like maybe anyone who is registered gets into the beta but we'll see. It's ambiguous. "We're sending keys to people registered on the forums!" Does that mean everyone? Someone? 4 people?

    Yeah, that's exactly what they made it sound like but they're calling it Friends and Family so..uhh..wut?

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  • VaregaVarega Registered User regular
    I'm a friend and technically I have family. I would also like to play this here game.

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  • LanrutconLanrutcon Registered User regular
    I wouldn't mind giving this a whirl. They're probably going to cash shop up the full version something fierce tho.

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  • ExtreaminatusExtreaminatus Registered User regular
    edited May 2012
    This game is relevant to my interests. These 'forums' are going to be 'registered' so 'hard'.

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  • IoloIolo iolo Registered User regular
    Can Tactics players be Assjammers too?

  • TOGSolidTOGSolid Chief Mixologist of the Shatterdome Tiki Bar Seattle, WashingtonRegistered User regular
    I'm sure tactical assjamming could be arranged.

  • BizazedoBizazedo Registered User regular
    Hnnnnnnnnnnnnnngh......!

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  • POKÉMON MASTER WT SHERMANPOKÉMON MASTER WT SHERMAN i can make this march and i will make georgia howlRegistered User regular
    Commander Turd ready to make mechwar

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  • HydroSqueegeeHydroSqueegee ULTRACAT!!!™®© Registered User regular
    OMG OMG OMG! its my wildest wet dreams come true!

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  • TOGSolidTOGSolid Chief Mixologist of the Shatterdome Tiki Bar Seattle, WashingtonRegistered User regular
    edited May 2012
    Commander Turd ready to make mechwar

    Your name and avatar have left me with "You turn the page, you wash your hands, you turn the page, you wash your hands. Then you turn the page, and then you wash your hands" looping in my head.

    Noticed the Orion was a listed mech. I always did have a soft spot for that guy, mostly because he's the first heavy you can get your hands on in MW3 and that was the first MW game that got me into the series.

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  • GaslightGaslight Registered User regular
    TOGSolid wrote: »
    Noticed the Orion was a listed mech. I always did have a soft spot for that guy, mostly because he's the first heavy you can get your hands on in MW3 and that was the first MW game that got me into the series.

    Really hope that old beast is in MWO as well.

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  • mrt144mrt144 King of the Numbernames Registered User regular
  • TeeManTeeMan BrainSpoon Registered User regular
    If this is due to launch around the same time as MWO, all this FTP business is making a mockery of my NYE resolution of not buying any more games to work through my backlog.

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  • ElbasunuElbasunu Registered User regular
    TeeMan wrote: »
    If this is due to launch around the same time as MWO, all this FTP business is making a mockery of my NYE resolution of not buying any more games to work through my backlog.

    This is what has ruined me this year on backlog, too. Super Monday Night Combat alone...UGH!

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  • DarkewolfeDarkewolfe Registered User regular
    Man, this is horrible to people hyped for this, but I really hope this comes out much later this year. Between Guild Wars 2 and MW:O I won't have any game-time to spare, and I want to love all these little babies equally.

    What is this I don't even.
  • Al BaronAl Baron Registered User regular
    Is this thing going to require a Facebook account? I couldn't find anything on the site saying one way or another.

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  • TOGSolidTOGSolid Chief Mixologist of the Shatterdome Tiki Bar Seattle, WashingtonRegistered User regular
    Darkewolfe wrote: »
    Man, this is horrible to people hyped for this, but I really hope this comes out much later this year. Between Guild Wars 2 and MW:O I won't have any game-time to spare, and I want to love all these little babies equally.

    That's the nice thing about this game is that it plays out like Frozen Synapse so you can just start a match without worrying about having to just sit there for the whole thing.

  • DarkewolfeDarkewolfe Registered User regular
    TOGSolid wrote: »
    Darkewolfe wrote: »
    Man, this is horrible to people hyped for this, but I really hope this comes out much later this year. Between Guild Wars 2 and MW:O I won't have any game-time to spare, and I want to love all these little babies equally.

    That's the nice thing about this game is that it plays out like Frozen Synapse so you can just start a match without worrying about having to just sit there for the whole thing.

    What now? Please explain.

    What is this I don't even.
  • SkabSkab Registered User regular
    Al Baron wrote: »
    Is this thing going to require a Facebook account? I couldn't find anything on the site saying one way or another.

    What makes you think it would?
    Darkewolfe wrote: »
    TOGSolid wrote: »
    Darkewolfe wrote: »
    Man, this is horrible to people hyped for this, but I really hope this comes out much later this year. Between Guild Wars 2 and MW:O I won't have any game-time to spare, and I want to love all these little babies equally.

    That's the nice thing about this game is that it plays out like Frozen Synapse so you can just start a match without worrying about having to just sit there for the whole thing.

    What now? Please explain.

    You should really go play Frozen Synapse, since its amazing.

    But to actually answer your question, its simultaneously turn based. So no action plays out until both players have input their moves, and the other player doesn't have to be there for me to take my turn.

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  • DarkewolfeDarkewolfe Registered User regular
    Skab wrote: »
    Al Baron wrote: »
    Is this thing going to require a Facebook account? I couldn't find anything on the site saying one way or another.

    What makes you think it would?
    Darkewolfe wrote: »
    TOGSolid wrote: »
    Darkewolfe wrote: »
    Man, this is horrible to people hyped for this, but I really hope this comes out much later this year. Between Guild Wars 2 and MW:O I won't have any game-time to spare, and I want to love all these little babies equally.

    That's the nice thing about this game is that it plays out like Frozen Synapse so you can just start a match without worrying about having to just sit there for the whole thing.

    What now? Please explain.

    You should really go play Frozen Synapse, since its amazing.

    But to actually answer your question, its simultaneously turn based. So no action plays out until both players have input their moves, and the other player doesn't have to be there for me to take my turn.

    Hmm. So games are often going to take days to play out as one person only occasionally checks in?

    What is this I don't even.
  • SkabSkab Registered User regular
    Darkewolfe wrote: »
    Skab wrote: »
    Al Baron wrote: »
    Is this thing going to require a Facebook account? I couldn't find anything on the site saying one way or another.

    What makes you think it would?
    Darkewolfe wrote: »
    TOGSolid wrote: »
    Darkewolfe wrote: »
    Man, this is horrible to people hyped for this, but I really hope this comes out much later this year. Between Guild Wars 2 and MW:O I won't have any game-time to spare, and I want to love all these little babies equally.

    That's the nice thing about this game is that it plays out like Frozen Synapse so you can just start a match without worrying about having to just sit there for the whole thing.

    What now? Please explain.

    You should really go play Frozen Synapse, since its amazing.

    But to actually answer your question, its simultaneously turn based. So no action plays out until both players have input their moves, and the other player doesn't have to be there for me to take my turn.

    Hmm. So games are often going to take days to play out as one person only occasionally checks in?

    They could, yes. But, at least what was usually the case in FS, once started it would usually play out. Though the plus side of the system is that you can have more than one game going at once. So, even if you were really deep into a close game and you and the other person are taking a long time to plot out your moves and strategy, you could still bounce out to another game to keep playing while waiting. The fact that you could really take your time and be strategic with it made it very satisfying.

    But, this is all based on another game, as I obviously haven't played MW Tactics, and don't know just how similar the systems will be between the two.

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  • TeeManTeeMan BrainSpoon Registered User regular
    edited May 2012
    Some new pics have been released
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    Looks fantastic for a Unity engine game, but they're certainly taking some liberties in terms of mech design. The Hunchback doesn't even look close

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  • MechMantisMechMantis Registered User regular
    Other than the AC20 not being an AC20, and it being on the wrong shoulder it looks fairly close to me.

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  • TeeManTeeMan BrainSpoon Registered User regular
    edited May 2012
    There're a bunch of differences. The cockpit in this one is lower and set more forward in the chassis, the chassis itself is much more squat than humanoid, it has large pieces of shoulder armour where there wasn't any before
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  • mrt144mrt144 King of the Numbernames Registered User regular
    TeeMan wrote: »
    There're a bunch of differences. The cockpit in this one is lower and set more forward in the chassis, the chassis itself is much more squat than humanoid, it has large pieces of shoulder armour where there wasn't any before
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    That looks terrible.

  • TeeManTeeMan BrainSpoon Registered User regular
    Battletechwiki drawings are unanimously terrible

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  • CabezoneCabezone Registered User regular
    mrt144 wrote: »
    TeeMan wrote: »
    There're a bunch of differences. The cockpit in this one is lower and set more forward in the chassis, the chassis itself is much more squat than humanoid, it has large pieces of shoulder armour where there wasn't any before
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    That looks terrible.

    All of the original drawing look terrible. It's best they all get tuneups.

  • GaslightGaslight Registered User regular
    That Hunchback is terrible.

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  • mrt144mrt144 King of the Numbernames Registered User regular
    I'm definitely on the side of aesthetics over fluff.

  • TeeManTeeMan BrainSpoon Registered User regular
    edited May 2012
    Here's Mechwarrior Onlines' take on the Hunchback.
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    Gotta say I prefer that to the new MW:T design

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  • GaslightGaslight Registered User regular
    edited May 2012
    The MWO is a great sprucing up of the original design. The MWT one is barely recognizable.

    Actually it sort of looks like a Hellspawn.

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  • see317see317 Registered User regular
    Gaslight wrote: »
    The MWO is a great sprucing up of the original design. The MWT one is barely recognizable.

    Actually it sort of looks like a Hellspawn.
    I like the Hunchback design, but if it wasn't labeled as a Hunchback, I would not have tagged it as one.
    I mean, the big gun is on the wrong shoulder, and it's glowy. I've never associated glowy with the autocannon. A PPC maybe, or possibly a gauss rifle, sure. But not an AC/20.

    To be honest I was really confused initially, thought I had clicked on the other Battletech thread.
    Do you realize how cool it is to me that we have two battletech threads in the games forum? Man, I'm nerd, but this makes me a happy nerd.

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    Well except what see317 said. That guy's always wrong.
  • DarkewolfeDarkewolfe Registered User regular
    Look, we all know that the toy line based on the cartoon is the canon appearance.

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  • Hahnsoo1Hahnsoo1 Make Ready. We Hunt.Registered User regular
    It could very well be that the graphic designer simply mirrored the still photo because he thought it "looked better". We'd have to see it in-game to confirm whether the AC/20 is on the wrong shoulder. :D

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