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  • NipsNips Luxuriating in existential crisis.Registered User regular
    H3Knuckles wrote: »
    What's that Armored Core-looking quad spidertaur on the right? Is that a Dark Age era mech?

    Yes. Though I'm not sure it has stats, being an industrialmech.

    I love everything about that cover.

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  • see317see317 Registered User regular
    H3Knuckles wrote: »
    What's that Armored Core-looking quad spidertaur on the right? Is that a Dark Age era mech?

    I found a couple of nearish matches looking at Sarna, based on the upright mech torso on a quad platform with gun arms (seems a rarer combination then I would have thought).
    http://www.sarna.net/wiki/Lich
    http://www.sarna.net/wiki/Revenant

    The Revenant seems the closest to that one that I can find.

    Ringo wrote: »
    Well except what see317 said. That guy's always wrong.
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  • H3KnucklesH3Knuckles Jack of all interests... ...master of noneRegistered User regular
    edited August 9
    That style of quad (the only style available in the Armored Core games I played) was pretty much my favorite leg type because of how they worked. Always be strafing (quads in AC get great speed to weight ratios, and don't have to crouch to fire high recoil weapons) and firing your best weapon for the target type.

    Leg types in AC (from memory)
    • Humanoid: run the gamut of lightweight runners to painfully slow super heavies, don't recall them having any special features, so pretty much the default against which the others are balanced
    • Avian: Only seemed to come in super light to middle-weight designs, may have had a bonus to acceleration or jumping? Didn't use them much
    • Quad: absurdly good weight cap vs speed ratios, didn't have to crouch for high recoil weapons (prefer shooting over missiles). The main downside is they had a large footprint that made some maps kind of tricky to navigate, and melee weapons didn't reach very far past your collision-detection (and in early AC melee was the only infinite-ammo attack; energy weapons had ammo limits, you just didn't have to pay to resupply). Also they peak out around the AC equivalent of 65 tons in Battletech weight classes.
    • Hover Skirts: were added in Master of Arena or AC2, IIRC. I never really played around with them so I don't know what their deal was, besides being a lighter counterpart to...
    • Treads: slow, unresponsive, can't use the jump-jet slot (have shitty built-in models, terrible for maps with a lot of verticality), but have ultra heavy weight capacity & armor, and also ignore recoil. Would offer a smaller target profile, but AC had a kind of auto-targeting/aim assist (you had a box you needed to keep your target within, and your FCS would do the actual aiming and leading; different FCS changed the effectiveness of said auto-targeting, lock-on time, lock-on range, and the proportions of your aim box). Most tread bases are long, narrow, and low to the ground, which makes melee really awkward.

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  • NipsNips Luxuriating in existential crisis.Registered User regular
    see317 wrote: »
    H3Knuckles wrote: »
    What's that Armored Core-looking quad spidertaur on the right? Is that a Dark Age era mech?

    I found a couple of nearish matches looking at Sarna, based on the upright mech torso on a quad platform with gun arms (seems a rarer combination then I would have thought).
    http://www.sarna.net/wiki/Lich
    http://www.sarna.net/wiki/Revenant

    The Revenant seems the closest to that one that I can find.

    It's definitely not either of those. I think it's a CherryPicker, or another quad IM (though the art for those in Sarna aren't quite right. But, y'know, art.

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  • DaMoonRulzDaMoonRulz Mare ImbriumRegistered User regular

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  • NipsNips Luxuriating in existential crisis.Registered User regular
    edited August 13
    Speaking of new sculpts! Our intrepid adventurer @DaMoonRulz successfully navigated the sanity-damaging locale that was the Gen Con Vendor Floor, and returned with treasures in hand!

    And now they're in my hands! And assembled!

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    The new Classic Valkyrie and Wasp sculpts are really good! They're a bit chunky for a 20 tonner and a 30 tonner, but regardless I love them.

    I'm hoping that these models are prototype or first-run casts though; there's some molding issues on both, mostly in the crotch-al region. It's not enough to detract from the overall look, but it makes the hip-thigh joints look a bit rough. Also, the Valk has a really pain-in-the-butt joint between the torso and hips, because the top of the right thigh impinges on the space the torso wants to sit on. The arms are also a little bit odd, in that you really only have a couple of reasonable poses, so both of my models have the "running man" look. :P On the plus side, the shoulder joints on both models are pretty good; no pins were required on the Valk (though a bit of trimming and drilling was required), and I only pinned the Wasp arms because I have a mania about such things.

    I do think it's funny that both have a RA-mounted ML, and yet the Valk's looks like it could be a PPC. Which is fine, because I think one of the later models actually mounts an LPPC instead of the ML. :shrug:

    Even with all that, 10 out of 10, would buy again. Now on to the paint booth! Thanks again, DaMoon!

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  • BetsuniBetsuni Insert Disk 4 and Press Any Key to Continue Registered User regular
    Awesome!!! Thanks for sharing the pics of them assembled. Yeah I agree that they are a bit chunky for lights, but at least they look good.

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  • InquisitorInquisitor Registered User regular
    We don't have a release date for the new beginner box set stuff yet do we?

  • NipsNips Luxuriating in existential crisis.Registered User regular
    edited August 18
    Inquisitor wrote: »
    We don't have a release date for the new beginner box set stuff yet do we?

    From what I've heard, it's looking like an October release for the box sets. Haven't seen a hard date yet.

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  • InquisitorInquisitor Registered User regular
    Being patient sucks! (But it will be worth the wait.)

    It was pretty funny, I was at my local GW chatting with the manager about how excited I am about Adeptus Titanicus, and how I love giant robots. And he gave me a little smile. Working at GW he's not really allowed to talk about other systems on the clock but he said, "I've loved giant robots since 3025." And gave me a knowing nod.

    :D

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