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[BATTLETECH/MechWarrior] Play MWO on Dec-27, get free stuff!

NipsNips Luxuriating in existential crisis.Registered User regular
edited December 15 in Games and Technology
MWO Holiday Gift!
https://mwomercs.com/news/2018/12/2182-holiday-bonus-2018

Play 1 match, earn 50 score. Get 6.5 mil c-bills, 1,250 mc, 7 days premium time, 25 "stocking stuffer clicks" and then a Warhammer IIC Hero mech and a Corsair Hero mech (+mechbays) in February and March.

GLHF!
Welcome to the combined BATTLETECH/MechWarrior superthread! It is here that we appreciate only the finest in stompy bot action.

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"In the brutal conflict of the Succession Wars, the only thing that matters is getting paid."

BATTLETECH (www.battletechgame.com) is a new entry into the long line of BattleTech and MechWarrior products. Bringing the PC game line back to its roots, BATTLETECH is a tactical and strategic simulator, where your decisions on the battlefield and on the dropship will determine if your mercenary unit makes out like bandits, or dies bleeding out on some backwater planet.



In BATTLETECH you command a mercenary unit embarked upon the Argo, a lost-to-the-ages Jumpship design. Outfit with all of the essentials required to run a mercenary unit, you chart the course for the Argo across the Aurigan Reach, right between the Magistracy of Canopus, the Capellan Confederation and the Taurian Concordat.

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Using a full roster of 'Mechs, pilots, and equipment, you will command your units across a vast number of star systems and planets, making bank and taking names, to achieve glory and notoriety beyond the Reach.

'Mechs Confirmed for the launch product:
Light:

Locust
Commando
Spider
Firestarter
Jenner
Panther
UrbanMech
Raven

Medium:

Cicada
Blackjack
Vindicator
Centurion
Enforcer
Hunchback
Trebuchet
Griffin
Kintaro
Shadowhawk
Wolverine

Heavy:

Dragon
Quickdraw
Catapult
JagerMech
Thunderbolt
Grasshopper
Orion
Marauder
Warhammer
Cataphract

Assault:

Awesome
Victor
Zeus
Battlemaster
Stalker
Highlander
Banshee
King Crab
Atlas

The game was originally Kickstarted in 2016., and is being published by Paradox Interactive (yes, those fine gents!). The game launched on April 24, 2018! It's out now!


FOR THOSE OF YOU JOINING US FROM THE TABLETOP BATTLETECH GAME, HERE ARE SOME THINGS YOU NEED TO UNDERSTAND!!!
Jacobkosh wrote: »
Mostly it's invisible stuff. To-hit rolls and location rolls are calculated differently. Missiles roll for hits and damage individually instead of in tranches of five. Some weapon ranges and damage/heat values have been tweaked (generally with the idea of bringing in the statistical extremes closer to the middle), and since the game uses different numeric scales than the tabletop, there would be no way to know this sort of thing unless you sat there actually mathing it out, or literally counting pixels on the landscape to figure out that the AC/5 is going ten meters further or something.

The most visible actual change is the initiative system. It has five phases, counting down from 5 to 1. Lights go on phase 4, mediums on phase 3, and so forth. Some characters will have skills letting them act one phase sooner than normal (so the rarely-used phase 5 is for pilots with that ability in light mechs). Mechs can reserve their initiative to act in a later phase, so lights can do stuff like reserve till phase 1, dart out from cover, attack, and then immediately go again at the top of the next round to dart back into cover before anyone can retaliate.

Pilots have four skills - Gunnery, Pilots, Tactics, and Guts - which confer different passive bonuses - gunnery and piloting are obvious; guts increases survivability as well as brawny stuff like reducing recoil penalties from AC shots, and tactics covers indirect fireand doing tricks with the initiative system. Each skill also grants two special active abilities (one at rank 4 in a skill, the other at rank 8). Pilots only have three skill slots, though, so even a veteran pilot with max ranks in all abilities will only ever have three active powers (the first three they qualified for), leading to a lot of different possible specializations.

Heat doesn't degrade performance; instead, when it's over a certain point (like 75%, but varies depending on pilot skills) it deals direct damage to internal structure.

Mechs have a stability meter, whose length is affected by the pilot's Guts score. Different weapon attacks suffered by the mech fill the meter to different degrees (AC20 or melee fills it a lot, lasers not at all). When it's halfway filled, the mech can no longer benefit from certain kinds of defense and movement bonuses. When it's full, the mech falls over.

Falling over or being shut down from heat are what let enemy pilots make called shots to specific areas. A called shot doesn't guarantee a hit to that area, but weights the shot distribution.

Mechs have three main kinds of defense: evasion, cover, and guarded stance.

Evasion is usually granted by moving quickly, or using jump jets. It gives your mech a number (1-5) of little evasion chevrons depending on how much they moved. Each chevron imposes a stacking penalty on incoming fire. A Locust at full sprint is almost impossible to hit. However, each salvo fired at the mech strips away an evasion chevron, so that Locust is vulnerable if several enemies focus it down. Being hit in melee also immediately removes all chevrons.

Cover gives a flat damage reduction, usually something like 25%.

Guarded stance is an state a Mech can attain by taking the Brace action in lieu of attacking, or is granted by certain powers or in certain circumstances. It reduces damage and stability damage from incoming fire by 50%, but only on the front and sides. Bracing also completely drains the Stability bar, so the mech is in less danger of being knocked down.

In the Mechlab, Mechs use a hardpoint system similar to but different from MWO. Along with ballistic, missile, and laser weapon types, there's a fourth hardpoint type, called "support weapons," which covers machine guns, flamers, and small lasers. Support weapons fire automatically when you make a melee attack.

Weapons have different manufacturers with different bonuses (it's always a straight bonus, though, rather than some kind of tradeoff). Some weapons are of exceptional quality and are denoted as + or ++ weapons (so like an LRM20++). These pluses can mean different things based on the manufacturer but they're always significant bonuses.

Want more beginner tips?
Inquisitor wrote:
First video in Party Elite's Battletech Basics video series, good for more visual learners who want a breakdown of UI elements and basic gameplay ideas:

Christopher Eck's Eckcellent Primer to BattletEck Combat Systems (OpNote: I don't condone the excessive branding, but the content is good!)
https://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=1365402907


Want to know all the stats, for all the things? There's a spreadsheet for that!
https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1fnaqQv8nnYpy9gtQm75-D6fmYfNJ5u3OALSIe8ckOuo/htmlview?usp=sharing&sle=true


More tips, locally-sourced from SE++
So. A few short notes on various types of weapons in Battletech:

LRMs:
The LRM5, LRM15 and LRM20 are roughly equivalent. It might not seem so (due to weight differences etc), but it's basicly like this.
1. All LRMs take up 1 slot per 5 missiles.
2. LRM20s and LRM15s are heavier than LRM5s per missiles fired (LRM20 more so than LRM15), but that's because they have built in Heatsinks. Actually slightly better than normal heatsinks because it's better to not generate heat in the first place. Try it yourself by building a 60 missile salvo and then heatbalancing the various builds. Also, bigger launchers means fewer hardpoints used.
3. LRM10s suck. 1 LRM10 has 100% more missiles, generate 100% more heat but it weighs 150% more. Yeah. It sucks. Don't use it.
Conclusion: Avoid LRM10s. Smaller mechs (where total heat is less of an issue) should generally use LRM5s, singly or in pairs, since it has the best damage/ton. Once you're generating 30+ heat with all your weapons in the long rangeband LRM15s and LRM20s are roughly equivalent, with LRM15s having an advantage in cold regions and LRM20s an advantage in hot regions.
SRMs
While all SRM launchers are equal in terms of weight they're not equivalent in heat. SRM2s generate 3 heat per missile, while SRM4s only generate 2 heat per missile. SRM6s are basically a mashed together SRM4 and SRM2. SRM6s do have the advantage that it's the maximum amount of missiles per hardpoint.
The loadout principle for SRMs should be:
1. Fill out your hardpoints with SRM4s
2. Add sufficient ammo (6-15 full salvos is generally ideal. Closer to 15 the more you rely on SRMs to deal your damage for you).
3. Do you still have heat/weight left for more missiles. Replace SRM4s with SRM6s until satisfied.
Support weapons:
So Small laser or MG? Well, basically it depends on what you're going to use them for, and how many. Small lasers generate more damage per ton, but fire only one shot and generate heat. MGs fire 5 shots, have a bonus to crit (so they're amazing critseekers) but require ammo. And this heat vs ammo thing is really important. 1 ton of ammo for a ½ ton weapon is WAY overkill, and you'll basicly need to use 4+ MGs to even hope to make a dent in your ammo supply. On the other hand Small lasers start to generate significant amounts of heat once you have 3 or 4 of them. At the same time you have to take the heat from the rest of your arsenal into account, because once you need heatsinks a small laser basicly needs two heatsinks to compensate for the heat generated. Not so efficient.
My rule of thumb:
1. If you have a single Support weapon hardpoint, always use Small lasers. It has the best damage per ton of any weapon and 5 heat is piddly.
2. At 2 hardpoints you have to ask yourself, am I running a very cool or a very hot mech? Am I even going to use my small lasers outside melee? The hotter your mech is the more it favors using MGs.
3. At 4+ hardpoints you should probably use MGs. The Firestarter for example will use its support hardpoints mainly for short ranged damage, and since it runs very hot with its huge array of energy weapons it should probably use MGs. A Grasshopper should probably also use MGs, since it will probably use 6 of them. A shadowhawk on the other hand should probably use Small Lasers.
ACs:
The useful ACs seem to be AC/20 and AC/5.
The AC/5 is like a slightly heavier but much cooler PPC, and an ideal weapon for long range sniping. Especially if you're going to mount two of them since 2xPPCs is like rolling in molten lava.
The AC/2 and AC/10 on the other hand seem to have very pathetic advantages over the AC/5 at a huge cost in damage/ton. Comparing the AC/2 and AC/5...The AC/5 is 33% more weight for almost 100% more damage? Sign me up, because 540 meters is plenty of range. The more ammo per ton isn't really significant between the AC/2 and AC/5.
The AC/20 is another huge leap in damage over the AC/10, this at a very small extra cost in terms of tonnage. Also, the intimidation factor of the AC/20 is significant

Want to edit the Oosik Irregulars logo into the game? Say no more!
So I had a hell of a time guessing the right settings to modify the emblems to get the Oosik logo into the game. Dunno if anyone else has done it, but here is a download link you can copy right into:
Steam/steamapps/common/BATTLETECH/BattleTech_Data/StreamingAssets/emblems/player

It will replace the Paradox Logo and you can switch to it in your Quarters on the Argo in game.

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1G64xeFrOxCFTnaYTWARo-7eJHmzUW87x/view?usp=sharing

Simple!


Looking for some further background fiction? Look no further than these recommendations!

There's over a hundred books in the Battletech universe, so you're going to get a lot of opinions. Here's some decent ones, with the Grey Death Legion trilogy and Wolves on the Border probably my top picks from these. This list is in rough chronological order for their events in the Battletech universe as well.


Decision at Thunder Rift - Keith - Grey Death Legion #1
Mercenary’s Star - Keith - Grey Death Legion #2
The Price of Glory - Keith - Grey Death Legion #3

Warrior: En Guarde - Stackpole - Warrior Trilogy #1
Warrior: Riposte - Stackpole - Warrior Trilogy #2
Warrior: Coupe - Stackpole - Warrior Trilogy #3

Wolves on the Border - Charrette
Heir to the Dragon - Charrette

Lethal Heritage - Stackpole - Kerensky Trilogy #1
Blood Legacy - Stackpole - Kerensky Trilogy #2
Lost Destiny - Stackpole - Kerensky Trilogy #3

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  • NipsNips Luxuriating in existential crisis.Registered User regular
    edited October 31

    See the most amazing announcement in Oosik Irregulars history here, by the lead developer of CGL! The Oosiks are canon!

    Reactor...online. Sensors...online. Weapons...online. All systems nominal.

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    Greetings potential pilot, and welcome to the Mark 4.2 Mechwarrior Online OP, now with 200% more WubWub and 5000% more hyphens and commas!
    It has been reorganized, and in some spots rewritten, to provide more relevant and concise information for our growing roster of pilots.
    If you have anything you would like to see added to the OP, or notice any errors, please contact @Nips and I'll do my best to update the post.

    Remember pilots, this is Battletech. Around these parts, common sense is Lostech.


    What is Mechwarrior Online?
    Mechwarrior Online is a free-to-play, PC-based, online shooter produced by Piranha Games Interactive. MWO places you in the command seat of a heavily armed and armored walking battle machine that you pilot in team-based matches against other Mechwarriors. Your mech is very customizable and able to field a huge assortment of energy, ballistic, and missile weapons along with an array of modules and other utility items. At the end of each match you earn C-Bills, the in-game currency used to buy more items and mechs, and experience that is used to enhance the piloting abilities of your war machines. Between matches, you can customize your mech with a variety of engines, weapons, subsystem modules, and chassis enhancements until you have your chosen chassis tailored to your liking.

    There are currently six game modes:
    • In Skirmish, your team is pitted directly against the enemy team in a battle to the death! The team with the last mech standing wins.
    • In Assault, you and your team attempt to capture the enemy team's base without losing your own, or eliminate the enemy team.
    • For Incursion, which is similar to Assault, each team controls a base with fixed and destructible defenses (turrets, walls, etc.). Three command vehicles in each team's base must be destroyed for total victory.
    • Conquest is a traditional domination mode where you and your team are attempting to control resource nodes that generate victory points. The first team to reach 750 victory points, or that eliminates the opposing force, wins.
    • Domination focuses on controlling a central zone on a map, with tertiary objectives to destroy. If a team is uncontested in the zone, their timer decrements until victory; destroying the tertiary objectives adds time back to the timer.
    • Escort pits one team as the Defenders, escorting a (hilariously over-armored) VIP Atlas across the map. Meanwhile, the opposing Attackers attempt to destroy the VIP.
    Also, Faction Play pits player-based Mercenary Corps and PGI operated Houses against each other for control of entire planets and territory throughout the Inner Sphere; see the following post for more information!

    Sounds good, where do I start?
    1.) Download the client at http://www.mwomercs.com, or download it from Steam and install it.
    2.) Once logged into the game, go through the Training Academy tutorials. This game has a bit of a learning curve to it and while it's not super-steep, it's definitely not just a jump-in-and-click-things-until-you-win sort of game. Be sure to watch the Weapon Grouping video as it'll do the most to help keep you alive. Chain fire is your friend, learn to use it.
    2a.) Penny Arcade also did some Pilot Safety Posters and while they're humorous, they do have some good information in them.
    3.) When you start the game you will have access to a number of trial mechs that rotate out for new mechs every month or so. These are non-customizable mechs, designed by PGI and the community for ease-of-entry into learning the game (except for the Stalker; that thing's a newbie death trap). Select a mech, and use the in-game Tutorial and Training Grounds to get a feel for how the game controls. Move around. Shoot your guns. Try overheating, then remember that overheating is bad.
    4.) Jump into real matches! After each match you will earn some C-Bills, Mech XP, and General XP. C-Bills are the in-game currency used to buy everything except cosmetic items. At the end of each of your first twenty-five matches, you'll earn a Cadet C-bill bonus that you can save up to purchase your first mech. You'll also earn Mech XP, which is specific to the mech you earned it on and is used to buy piloting enhancements like faster torso rotation or better heat mitigation. You'll also also earn General XP that can be used on any mech, and can also be used to unlock modules and module improvements.
    5.) Mech Credits (MC) are the in-game currency that you purchase with real money in order to shortcut your way to a new mechs and equipment. MC is also used to purchase premium account status and cosmetic items for your mech like new paint jobs, and items to put in your cockpit like bobblehead dolls.
    6.) Need more advice? There's a solid Reddit thread here for new or returning players.

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    Twitter: https://twitter.com/TheOosiks
    Our anthem.

    We play on the Penny Arcade Ventrilo server; it's dangerous to go alone, so be sure to take this!
    http://www.ventrilo.com/download.php
    Host: vent15.gameservers.com
    Port: 4384
    Password: Ask one of the thread regulars!

    Our man @Gnome-Interruptus has also set us up with a MWO/BT specific Discord channel, for those so inclined:
    https://discord.gg/dpbeXd2
    Thanks Gnome!

    Interested in other Voice Comms/Team-Up Opportunities? Check the next post about Community Warfare!

    The Origins of the Oosik Irregulars
    The Oosik Irregulars formed when the 2nd Oosik Regulars, while deploying to protect a critical steelworks on Twycross, "mis-calculated" a set of jump coordinates and arrived instead in orbit of Talisker IV. Apparently not realizing the mistake, the Oosiks took up defensive positions--which would later prove fortunate, as the planet was subject to a surprise attack by a combined-arms force of 'mechs and infantry in an attempt to take control of its HPG uplink. In the ensuing battle, the HPG uplink was swiftly destroyed (allegedly due to friendly fire), but the Oosiks--now out of contact with their command structure--elected to remain on Talisker IV. They dug in around the capital city--incidentally home of the sector's only Class 3 brewery--and prepared to fight an extended siege. In the following weeks, the Oosiks earned a reputation as one of the most obdurate and immovable companies in the Inner Sphere. According to contemporary accounts, they could be dislodged neither by any quantity of enemy fire nor by the direct, angrily-shouted orders of their superiors.
    In the aftermath of the conflict, the Oosik Irregulars became a mercenary unit, claiming Talisker IV as their base of operations henceforth.

    Who are the Oosik Irregulars?
    We are a very loosely organized (and by loosely we mean not at all) mercenary corp that is open to anyone who wants to join. The Penny Arcade community frequently makes loose groups for new games just to make it easier to find people to play with, and while this started out as just another one of those it has grown into so much more. We formed under the banner of The Oosik Irregulars as a way to honor the great forumer @A Flock Of Walrus who brought us closed beta footage at the expense of his access to the game, and have since become a tightly-knit group of very active players.

    We don't care about player skill levels or general MWO experience. Our primary goal is to have fun and help each other out, including brand new players. If this is your first time launching the game we'll happily drop alongside you. We have a lot of experienced community members more than willing to help you out and I can't think of a single person that would refuse to let you roll in a lance with them. If you're an experienced pilot already then you'll also find players looking to push themselves as hard as possible in this game, and who are constantly working to improve their game. There is something for everyone in the Oosiks Irregulars!

    How do I join the Oosik Irregulars?
    The good news is you already have! There is no application, no interview, no skill level check, or anything else involved. Just show up, start playing, and don't be shy in the thread. We mostly don't bite.

    Do you guys stream matches at all?
    Several fine gentlemen in the Oosiks have thrown a stream party or two. Keep your eyes and ears on the thread! You just never know when.

    Where can I get a sig from!?
    PM @Nips, @TOGSolid, or @Kashaar

    What the hell is a Targeting Computer? Or a Command Console? Why should I care?
    You generally shouldn't care, but if you're interested (and not in-game, when you're doing your theorycrafting, follow this link to an image that details what these pieces of equipment do!
    Command Console and Target Computer Stats

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    1.) Flanking is god.
    If there is a primary battle line and you're not in a mech that needs to be holding that line then circle around and pounce the stragglers/high value targets like LRM boats. Jumping the LRM boats is an especially game-changing thing to do because once those LRMs stop flying PUG players get really emboldened and ballsy. Even if you die you will still be the big god-damn hero. Learning the maps is a huge part of this; use the terrain to your advantage to successfully jump and annihilate packs of targets.

    2.) Learn your range bands and proper positioning.
    If you are a brawler then that doesn't necessarily mean you need to get in ASAP. Allow the fight to evolve a bit and wait for targets of opportunity. Go off to the sides and see if you have open lines to approach on to catch your enemies unaware. Conversely, if you are sniper and can still freely shoot things then why move in if you don't have to? Obviously, if you need to reposition to take advantage of the changing battle lines then do so but moving in just to move in? Nah, don't do this. This also kinda applies to brawlers since this is how you end up with a giant clusterfuck of people all at 10 meters trying to get hits in.

    3.) Learn your mech.
    Trying to get into a hill humping contest with a Stalker while you're in an Atlas? Bad idea. Your guns are low slung and you have to expose yourself a lot to use them. Doing it in a Jager? Brilliant. That mech's hardpoints are tailor-made for this sort of thing. This also means using these hardpoints to your advantage and putting appropriate weaponry in them. For instance, don't put your big guns in the lowest slung points on your mech. Keep em high and you'll be able to take advantage of any hills. Of course, this depends on your mech but this goes back to playing your chosen variant correctly. Don't use the Cataphract CTF-4X as a hill-humper because all the big guns are super low slung. DO use it to keep people suppressed when you can and as a heavy fire support mech. Similarly, don't try to use a Victor as a frontline mech. You hit hard but don't have Atlas grade armor to absorb hits with. DO use an Atlas for that because it's a purpose-built party crasher.

    4.) Play medium mechs a lot, even though the meta would make you think they're bad.
    Yes, really. The better armor and firepower of a heavy or assault Mech is no replacement for good situational awareness and positioning. Pick a mech with a specific role to flesh out your skills in that area, i.e. if you want to be a better brawler then run a HBK-4G. You will die a lot, you will get your ass kicked, and it will make you a better pilot.

    5.) Patience can help a lot.
    There are just as many times when hanging back and waiting for the right moment is just as advantageous as crashing the gates and going nuts. This is especially true in the current meta where a lot of stuff out there that can vaporize you if you get too ballsy.
    That said, there is a time and a place for coordinated, balls-out gate crashing. Going in with your buddies all at once can do amazing things to break the enemy's lines but it has to be done carefully and at the right time, which goes back to that whole fickle patience thing.

    6.) Let the pubbies go first.
    They tend to follow anyone that looks even remotely competent. Seeing as how we tend to love flanking maneuvers and speed we end up with a tendency to have the pubbies follow us when we're counting on them to blob to their usual locations. Wait a little bit at the start of the match before you strike out to do horrible things to the enemy's butts.

    7.) Want some great fundamentals training? Don't be shy about taking your mech onto the training grounds and just cruising around checking out the maps to learn it.
    While you're doing that keep moving at high speeds as you shoot up the dummy mechs to learn to move and shoot fluidly. Circle around them while keeping your crosshair on the target via torso twisting until you don't have to think about it. Practice popping up behind a hill, acquiring your target, firing, and hiding as fast as possible until it becomes second nature. The more skills you commit to muscle memory, the better a pilot you'll be. Remember, you fight like you train so train like you fight.

    8.) Want some great aim training?
    Pick up a copy of Unreal Tournament 2004 and setup a bot deathmatch with lightning guns only and the game speed mutator set to 150% speed. From here, practice getting headshots on the move in the training grounds. It's a hard target to hit in most mechs and it will help you fine tune your aim with MWO's weapons.

    9.) Call your targets to aid in focus firing and for Kerensky's sake, press R to lock on to your targets!
    With 12 vs 12 and the recent UI upgrades, we have more phonetic alphabet letters to learn to aid in target calling! For your reference here's the full list:
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    10.) Skill Trees and YOU, the Prospective MechWarrior
    With PGI's launch of the new Skill Tree system in June 2017, many pilots have been left wondering "WTF do I do with this thing?" Fortunately, your friend and mine @Gnome-Interruptus has provided a great shortcut to give you a jumpstart to your skill tree selections:
    Here is a pretty good all purpose Skill Tree build:
    https://tarogato-mwo.github.io/mwo_skill_planner/?4e0857e8-57c6-11e7-ae4c-ed0750ce1880

    This maxes out your:
    Weapons - Cooldown, Range, Heat Generation
    Operations - Cool Running, Heat Containment, Hill Climbing, Screen Shake Reduction
    Survival - Focused on armor & structure quirks, wasting as few points as possible on the rest
    Mobility - focused on Acceleration / Deceleration and Turning

    Tweak your remaining Weapons / Mobility / Survival trees to taste.

    Thanks Gnome!

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    0.) When in doubt, use Steam to install/load MWO. This way, you don't need to monkey around with the stand-alone launcher PGI originally released, that is rapidly approaching end-of-life.
    1.) A lot of times when emailing support they will have you run the official MWO repair tool. The repair tool is built into the launcher, select the gear icon in the upper right corner of the window, then select "Start the MWO repair tool". Try this before going any more in depth with trying to fix things!
    2.) A reinstall can do wonders if you're having problems with the bootstrap launcher (the patcher thing that pops up before you get the login window). Sometimes the uninstall goes wrong (because of course), so go here if it won't reinstall.
    3.) Try manually deleting the shader cache (MWO should do this automatically, but sometimes fails and it gets corrupted). The post in the link also gives steps to set up a batch script to force the deletion each time MWO loads.
    4.) This is a weird fix, but some people found that moving the install directory to another physical drive solves crashes. Literally cut/paste the directory and update shortcuts manually. Not sure if moving to another partition on the same drive helps.
    5.) Force your video card to stop power-save throttling and disable ambient occlusion.
    6.) Force multi-threading, in case the game isn't using all available cores.
    Tips from @Cabezone!
    7.) I recommend people run the repair tool even with a new installation. I've had crashing after a fresh install fixed by the tool.
    8.) Setting my PC to high performance also fixed an issue I was having where Mechwarrior was set to some low powered mode and the video card wasn't able to run full out.

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    GOOD HUNTING, MECHWARRIORS.
    A big thanks to @TOGSolid‌ for the last OP, upon which this one is heavily based. Thanks Tog!

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  • NipsNips Luxuriating in existential crisis.Registered User regular
    edited October 31
    Faction Play (Community Warfare) and You, the aspiring MechWarrior

    With the close of 2014, the Faction Play (Community Warfare) game mode launched in MWO. CW (as we colloquially call it) has a unique set of rules from the pub games you are accustomed to, and you should be aware of the following things before getting in.

    1. Faction Play is a faction-on-faction battle for control of planetary territories.
    Once logged into the game, click on the Faction tab. You will see the ongoing struggle of the player-supported factions in MWO, represented by a map of the Inner Sphere.

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    2. You must be associated with a Faction to participate in Faction Play matches.
    Play a lot of MWO, but not aligned to a Faction? Reading this post? Congratulations, you're an Oosik! This entitles you to admittance to our entirely-undiscriminating Units in MWO, which will align you with one of the great Factions on offer! We have two Units for your Stompy Robot convenience:
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    The Oosik Irregulars (Inner Sphere side - Free Rasalhague Republic aligned)

    The original bastion of stompy bot goodness, you'll want to join this Unit if you enjoy carousing, alcoholism, Space Vikings, and old-school Inner Sphere Mechs. Simply ask any current member for a Unit invite, and you'll be in on the ground floor of our one-story operation.
    Note that you will need to have a proper complement of Inner Sphere Mechs to participate in CW with the Irregulars; see more below!
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    The Iron Oosiks (Clan side - Clan Ghost Bear aligned)

    The newest hotness in the Inner Sphere, you'll want to join this unit if you enjoy whales, alcoholism, tribal ceremonies, and the newest and sleekest Clan 'Mech rides.
    Note that you will need to have a proper complement of Clan Mechs to participate in CW with the Iron Oosiks; see more below!

    You don't need to be in a Unit to participate in CW, but it's one of the most expedient ways to accomplish getting drops.


    3. You must have a proper drop deck of Mechs ready to participate in CW matches.
    A drop deck is a set of four valid mechs (no more, no less), weighing between 160 and 250 (Clan) or 265 (IS) total tons (NOTE: This changes with some regularity). Each 'Mech in your drop deck must be faction appropriate; at this time, this means IS 'Mechs for an IS faction, and Clan 'Mechs for a Clan faction.

    To reiterate: There is NO cross-faction availability of chassis for the initial launch of CW. If you are in an IS unit, you may only use IS 'Mechs. If you are in a Clan unit, you may only use Clan 'Mechs. This is why the Oosiks are offering two different units to join, to fit your desired playstyle.


    4. The Queueing system for CW matches is, bluntly put, hard to grok.
    To help players understand how the matchmaker works in CW, and to detail recent (Jan-2015) changes to the system, PGI has posted an infographic-studded explanation on their forums. Read through it, and group up for great justice!

    To help this a bit though....


    5. The Looking For Group Window

    At the bottom of the Client UI, you'll see a small button labeled LFG. When you click this button, a small prompt will open up saying "Looking for Public Queue Matches" or "Looking for Community Warfare Matches"; select the latter. This will signal to drop commanders that are forming teams in-game that you are available. It also allows you to see if a team has sent you an invite.



    How in the heck are the maps determined for a Faction Warfare match?

    Courtesy of my friend and yours, @Gnome-Interruptus:
    When you queue for Faction Warfare, as soon as the system decides which segment of a planet you are fighting over, it will put a crosshairs on it. There are six Faction Warefare maps, and 13 segments.

    So as soon as you have a 12 man team formed and are waiting for the opposition team to form, you will know which map you are on, and if you are attacking or defending.

    If you are the second team to form, as soon as the countdown timer in the top right starts, it will also tell you which game mode and map you are on.

    As a note, once you know which map you are dropping on, there is no way to back out and cancel AFAIK; otherwise it would be too ripe for abuse.

    For the image-inclined:

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    Want to play some CW, but can't find enough Oosiks to properly group? The Free Rasalhague Republic faction maintains a public Teamspeak server through which to coordinate team-ups! You can find more info at https://www.reddit.com/r/OutreachHPG/comments/6efbs6/frrkurita_hub_teamspeak_address_change_to/

    Teamspeak Server Address: frrhub.isengrim.org
    Teamspeak Server Password: Dragon

    Several Oosik Irregulars have vetted this team-up and voice option, and found it to be valuable!



    Want to see a super-cool time-lapse image of the state of holdings in the Inner Sphere during Beta 1? Click Here! (OP is old, but check later in the thread for more fun images.



    Helpful Tips from your Oosik Buddies
    • Except in unusual circumstances, you will want to maximize the weight of your drop deck. This means using the full 240 tons available to you, which across four mechs averages to approximately 60 tons per mech. If you choose not to drop with any Assault class mechs, this means your deck will consist of heavier Medium and lighter Heavy mechs. Plan accordingly!
    • The speed of the mechs in your deck can be important. Particularly slow Assault mechs may have difficulty repositioning when a firing line changes shape. Stay aware of your positioning, and be ready to shift locations as the battle moves around.
    • Energy weapon-based builds are your lifeblood. Ammo issues are far more pronounced in Invasion matches than in random Assault/Skirmish/Conquest (ASC) drops. There are some exceptions, but overall you'll want to gravitate toward more energy-heavy setups in order to stay relevant in the long game.
    • Counterpoint: Ammunition-based weapons have an advantage over energy weapons in that they run cooler, and mechs with ballistics and missiles can sustain short-term fire longer than energy boats can. This is great against the tanky Clan mechs you will face. Running out of ammo is a solvable problem: if you are on Offense, you're probably not going to live long enough to spend all your ammo except in attrition-based standoffs, and on Defense running out of ammo means your team is probably up on kills. In the latter case, you can then afford to send your dry mech outside the gates to scout and disrupt.
    • On Sulfurous Rift, defending as the IS, you want to fight outside of the gates; Clan mech speed and durability means you want to fight with as much depth to your defensive line/area as possible.
    • XL Engines are a gamble as an IS player, but this is no different than in ASC drops. If you are comfortable with rolling your torsos to spread damage, and proficient at using cover while taking shots, the weight freed up by an XL engine will help put your loadout on a closer footing to those used by the Clans.
    • Stay in cover and group up with friendly mechs as much as possible. The Clans like to use their superior range, and leverage the speed of their Medium and Heavy mechs. As an IS mech pilot, you want to find good corners and cover to force them into your optimal range. Going Leeroy Jenkins is rarely productive, nor is sitting 800 meters away from the fight trying to utilize the maximum range of all of your weapons.

    Thanks to @Kaboodles_The_Assassin, @Gnome-Interruptus, and @Konphujun for some of these helpful tips!

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  • BetsuniBetsuni Insert Disk 4 and Press Any Key to Continue Registered User regular
    Ahh that new Dropship smell.

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  • NipsNips Luxuriating in existential crisis.Registered User regular
    Ok, so now that I did the thing I said I'd do for the last thread, and updated the BATTLETECH OP with some suggested information, it's all probably out of date, isn't it?

    If something looks egregiously wrong, someone poke me and I'll fix/excise it.

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  • Styrofoam SammichStyrofoam Sammich WANT. 5386-8443-8937Registered User regular
    Betsuni wrote: »
    Ahh that new Dropship smell.

    Only 500 years old, fresh out of the depot

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  • NobodyNobody Registered User regular
    Not sure how useful that Metamechs post is for the tier listings since most of them are over a year old.

  • FiendishrabbitFiendishrabbit Registered User regular
    Nobody wrote: »
    Not sure how useful that Metamechs post is for the tier listings since most of them are over a year old.

    Not very useful at all considering how the battlemaster is hardly top tier anymore and the Dragon 5N has jumped quite a bit in the rankings.

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  • Gnome-InterruptusGnome-Interruptus Registered User regular
    Nobody wrote: »
    I took the free Hellspawn and made it into this. So far I've only died in one game today and even in that one we won.

    I'm using it to protect the assaults and LRM boats from lights, and to just generally support them with spotting and the AMS. At the end when hunting down the last stragglers the BAP helps out with spotting them and a pair of Streak-6's to the back is not a picnic. It's dumb, but it's working in Tier 4 so whatever. I tried running 4xStreak-4s but staggering fire for ghost heat meant that sometimes the lights were able to duck behind buildings before the second wave could hit.

    To avoid ghost heat you can run 3x SSRM6 and then 2x SSRM2 as the 2's aren't in the same ghost heat group as the 6's.

    That is what I load on my Kintaro, and I vaporize Fleas, Locust, and Piranha. And slow Urbie with defensive quirks just cry.

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  • NipsNips Luxuriating in existential crisis.Registered User regular
    Nobody wrote: »
    Not sure how useful that Metamechs post is for the tier listings since most of them are over a year old.

    Not very useful at all considering how the battlemaster is hardly top tier anymore and the Dragon 5N has jumped quite a bit in the rankings.

    Cut the link. I'm a little sad, MetaMechs was pretty useful when I was fully active. Has anything stepped in to take its place with up-to-date information?

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  • BetsuniBetsuni Insert Disk 4 and Press Any Key to Continue Registered User regular
    Nips wrote: »
    Nobody wrote: »
    Not sure how useful that Metamechs post is for the tier listings since most of them are over a year old.

    Not very useful at all considering how the battlemaster is hardly top tier anymore and the Dragon 5N has jumped quite a bit in the rankings.

    Cut the link. I'm a little sad, MetaMechs was pretty useful when I was fully active. Has anything stepped in to take its place with up-to-date information?

    I personally have not found anything other than random forums. So now I just build what I like and see how well it does.

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  • FiendishrabbitFiendishrabbit Registered User regular
    Clearly we need a forum compiler
    "Oosik approved builds and mechs" and "The list of actually good builds" :)

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  • chasmchasm Ill-tempered Texan Registered User regular
    I can come up with some of them. Mechspecs has some pretty great threads.

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  • FiendishrabbitFiendishrabbit Registered User regular
    Here is my contribution at least.
    Tough Commando
    This build isn't the fastest light, it's not the most heavily armed light, but it's an incredibly tough light. It's one of the first mech I built, and it's still one of my favorites, adopted from the Champion build for more firepower.
    The highlights of this mech are that its hard to hit, it's tough and it packs a ton of firepower in the central torso. So as long as you have two legs and the remains of a torso you're fit for fighting.

    Prequisite skills: Shielding, Strafing.
    When running in combat it's extremely important to: a. Shield your back. Especially that rear center torso. b. Shield your right arm. This contains a fair amount of firepower. On the up-side your entire left side is pure shielding. So twist that torso. c. Ankle-bite (get close and avoid their torso twisting) or go for fast strafing attacks. Do not ever get tied down.

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  • FiendishrabbitFiendishrabbit Registered User regular
    chasm wrote: »
    I can come up with some of them. Mechspecs has some pretty great threads.

    Personally I tend to look at mechspecs to get a few ideas and check if the MoltenMetal (Baradul) youtube channel has done a video on that particular mech. Most of his builds are fun and you can see what a really good player does with that particular build (even if his more nuanced stuff goes right over your head).

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  • Redspo0nRedspo0n Registered User regular
    I've been trying to make the nova work for me. It does not.

    Ok, once it worked because an Arctic Wolf with a pile of streak2s wanted to just stand there and let me core him while the AMSs rattled away, but otherwise, it does not.

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  • FiendishrabbitFiendishrabbit Registered User regular
    Redspo0n wrote: »
    I've been trying to make the nova work for me. It does not.

    Ok, once it worked because an Arctic Wolf with a pile of streak2s wanted to just stand there and let me core him while the AMSs rattled away, but otherwise, it does not.

    This build used to work for me (but it was too similar to my crab and I liked my crab more and I needed the money).
    2xLL/6xERSL/2xAMS Nova
    It has AMS, it has a way of poking at long range and a "BEAMU LASUR" right arm for self-defense.

    P.S: Note that the Nova has some really fun arms. For example, if you swap in the Nova B right arm you get -20% UAC jam chance. No need to put the gun in that arm though, but it opens up for a nice UAC10 build.

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  • Styrofoam SammichStyrofoam Sammich WANT. 5386-8443-8937Registered User regular
    Hmm are people interested in doing faction play for our thursday outing? Its the event. Would need 4 clan mechs.

  • ErlkönigErlkönig Registered User regular
    Hmm are people interested in doing faction play for our thursday outing? Its the event. Would need 4 clan mechs.

    Did somebody say "Clan mechs"?

    *cracks knuckles*

    I might have a couple sitting around somewhere...

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  • Styrofoam SammichStyrofoam Sammich WANT. 5386-8443-8937Registered User regular
    If anyone hasn't done it, its 3 lance teams where each player has a drop deck of 4 mechs with a total tonnage limit precluding 4 assault mechs. You play either familiar or new game modes on a mix of the regular maps plus a couple pretty cool ones just for the format.

    Its different factions all month, right now Jade Falcon v Wolf.

  • NoughtNought Registered User regular
    edited November 1
    Just had a game with Rabbit. Domination on a jungle/swamp map.
    I was the last mech standing after having spent a good deal of time at the start launching LRMs into hillsides. Glorious 2/12 defeat. Good times.

    Am I the only one that can't get the suggested skill map link in the OP to work?

    Also I refit my MDD-RV to have four small pulse lasers, exchanged the LRM10 to 15s and added two tons of LRM ammo.
    Feels a bit more my speed, but does run hot.

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    Island. Being on fire.
  • chasmchasm Ill-tempered Texan Registered User regular
    I could never match my play style to LRMs. People who've played with me have seen what I mean. :biggrin:

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  • NobodyNobody Registered User regular
    Nobody wrote: »
    Not sure how useful that Metamechs post is for the tier listings since most of them are over a year old.

    Not very useful at all considering how the battlemaster is hardly top tier anymore and the Dragon 5N has jumped quite a bit in the rankings.

    Dragon 5N hmm? The one that's on sale?

    /Looks up Baradul's video.

    Oops, I made a purchase.

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  • chasmchasm Ill-tempered Texan Registered User regular
    Nobody wrote: »
    Nobody wrote: »
    Not sure how useful that Metamechs post is for the tier listings since most of them are over a year old.

    Not very useful at all considering how the battlemaster is hardly top tier anymore and the Dragon 5N has jumped quite a bit in the rankings.

    Dragon 5N hmm? The one that's on sale?

    /Looks up Baradul's video.

    Oops, I made a purchase.

    I'm kinda considering that one, too. The triple-UAC2 build on it is NASTY.

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  • chasmchasm Ill-tempered Texan Registered User regular
    Teehee
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  • BetsuniBetsuni Insert Disk 4 and Press Any Key to Continue Registered User regular
    Good grief! Is that in the Dragon?

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  • chasmchasm Ill-tempered Texan Registered User regular
    Nah...my Annihilator 2A build. I actually ran out of ammo and got pasted after taking out a Kodiak with my last little bit of AC2 ammo. I'll post the footage in a bit, but it's got the audio from Majestic's stream going in the background.

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  • FiendishrabbitFiendishrabbit Registered User regular
    Nobody wrote: »
    Nobody wrote: »
    Not sure how useful that Metamechs post is for the tier listings since most of them are over a year old.

    Not very useful at all considering how the battlemaster is hardly top tier anymore and the Dragon 5N has jumped quite a bit in the rankings.

    Dragon 5N hmm? The one that's on sale?

    /Looks up Baradul's video.

    Oops, I made a purchase.

    Note that the 3xUAC2 build is slightly better. The increased rate of fire, single type of ammo and coordinated dakka makes up for the lower speed.

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  • NobodyNobody Registered User regular
    Nobody wrote: »
    Nobody wrote: »
    Not sure how useful that Metamechs post is for the tier listings since most of them are over a year old.

    Not very useful at all considering how the battlemaster is hardly top tier anymore and the Dragon 5N has jumped quite a bit in the rankings.

    Dragon 5N hmm? The one that's on sale?

    /Looks up Baradul's video.

    Oops, I made a purchase.

    Note that the 3xUAC2 build is slightly better. The increased rate of fire, single type of ammo and coordinated dakka makes up for the lower speed.

    I think that's the one I looked at from him. His build is using a slightly slower engine, I need to save up for the LFE, but I threw in a 280 xl that I had sitting around. Not as tanky (especially without the skills yet), but so far it's fun.

  • chasmchasm Ill-tempered Texan Registered User regular
    I think you're kinda alright running an XL in that one. I mean, if you lose your right arm, you're dead in the water anyway.

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  • chasmchasm Ill-tempered Texan Registered User regular
    Apologies in advance for the audio:

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  • Redspo0nRedspo0n Registered User regular
    edited November 1
    *scrolling through the store sale page, thinking I'mma spend down some MC since i'm probably not gonna make it to the free mech.. Gasps aloud*
    *PIR-1 is get!*

    Dakka? Me thinks it counts.

    Thank you for the build, Rabbit - working much better for me, and still unskilled!

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  • NobodyNobody Registered User regular
    edited November 1
    Apparently if you're observing the last person standing, you get the survivor achievement as well. Who knew?

    EDIT: Misread, it's Pyrrhic Victory and everybody from your team gets it.

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  • NoughtNought Registered User regular
    Nobody wrote: »
    Apparently if you're observing the last person standing, you get the survivor achievement as well. Who knew?

    EDIT: Misread, it's Pyrrhic Victory and everybody from your team gets it.

    Yep on the edit. I got mine from a Supernova that was being pounded by three medium/heavies at the end, giving us a Domination victory with the othe team 4 points behind at the end.

    On fire
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    Island. Being on fire.
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  • McGibsMcGibs TorontoRegistered User regular
    edited November 1
    I picked up the Crab and Wolfhound that were on sale for some lasery goodness. Hopefully the Wolfhound 1A with 5x MPL will help to round out my stable of lights, which is currently nothing but trash package/prize mechs and my trusty Sniper Raven.
    The crab just looks cool, and I hear it does good as a tanky laser brawler?

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  • NobodyNobody Registered User regular
    edited November 1
    Don’t really have a clan dropdeck (hell, I don’t even have a proper IS one either) so I can’t join you guys yet.

    I’ll just keep plugging away at the skills on my DRG.

    Speaking of which, kinda surprised they never put in an energy hardpoint chassis option for the DRG series. Can kinda guess why not have the name

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  • BetsuniBetsuni Insert Disk 4 and Press Any Key to Continue Registered User regular
    edited November 1
    Redspo0n wrote: »
    *scrolling through the store sale page, thinking I'mma spend down some MC since i'm probably not gonna make it to the free mech.. Gasps aloud*
    *PIR-1 is get!*

    Dakka? Me thinks it counts.

    Thank you for the build, Rabbit - working much better for me, and still unskilled!

    Oh you'll love the PIR-1. It is my favorite when I'm in an evil mood. But mine is completely nuts with the full compliment of MGs and a Heavy Medium Laser for the laughs. Compared to the "meta" where they run ERSLs or micros.

    Edit: So tonight's Oosik drop is going to be for the FW event? Well since I'm loyal to the FRR and to the Oosiks I will have to pass then.

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  • AridholAridhol Registered User regular
    I want to learn my missiles.
    What's the best heavy chassis to load out a "support" missile boat.
    I'm thinking something in the 5-700m engagement range.
    Preferably with a snub ppc for when I run out of ammo.

    bonus points for being on "sale"

  • Redspo0nRedspo0n Registered User regular
    Where does Steam-MWO dump screenshots?

    "Hey, want a Skull Servent? He's Evil."
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  • Gnome-InterruptusGnome-Interruptus Registered User regular
    Redspo0n wrote: »
    Where does Steam-MWO dump screenshots?

    Steam user directory iirc

    Though last time I had a issue where they didn't appear until after I closed mwo.

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  • Styrofoam SammichStyrofoam Sammich WANT. 5386-8443-8937Registered User regular
    Aridhol wrote: »
    I want to learn my missiles.
    What's the best heavy chassis to load out a "support" missile boat.
    I'm thinking something in the 5-700m engagement range.
    Preferably with a snub ppc for when I run out of ammo.

    bonus points for being on "sale"

    Mad Dog is a pretty premier missile chassis. Usually LRM/ATM but I've seen srm builds do work as well. I think the Solaris 7 pack is still on sale and that includes the Mad Dog Revenant.

    Archer is also good. Sun Spider has a variant with all missile hard points that's fun. Timberwolf can do basically anything. Catapult is solid and cheap, though probably a bit outclassed.

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