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  • BetsuniBetsuni Insert Disk 4 and Press Any Key to Continue Registered User regular
    edited October 2018
    Elvenshae wrote: »
    I'll be grinding more bags tonight around 6:30 if anyone wants to join

    1830 Pacific?

    yeah

    You guys grouping up in Discord or Vent? I'm logging in for a few and am game grouping up if others want to.

    Edit: I logged into Discord. Just ping me if anybody wants to group up.

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  • Styrofoam SammichStyrofoam Sammich WANT. 5386-8443-8937Registered User regular
    RAC IS LOVE RAC IS LIFE

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  • FiendishrabbitFiendishrabbit regular Registered User regular
    RAC IS LOVE RAC IS LIFE

    To RAC your enemies. See them cored before you. And to hear the salt of their pilots.

    "The western world sips from a poisonous cocktail: Polarisation, populism, protectionism and post-truth"
    -Antje Jackelén, Archbishop of the Church of Sweden
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  • NobodyNobody regular Registered User regular
    edited October 2018
    Decided to reconfigure my BSW-X1 again. MRMs and LBX are in the same firegroup, LMGs are in group 2, and the MPL is in its own group (depending on the map, some maps I can get away with putting it in with the LMGs). It makes for a lovely surprise for mechs that don't see me coming or think that just because they outweigh me doesn't mean I can't core them with a salvo (like that poor Rifleman).

    I may tinker with the Hellspawn a bit to see if I can get it to work as a fast light LRM boat until I can afford something heavier. Considering something like this: HSN-8P

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  • chasmchasm Ill-tempered Texan Registered User regular
    Some decent games tonight. We ran about 50/50. I had this game while I was fighting computer issues:

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  • BetsuniBetsuni Insert Disk 4 and Press Any Key to Continue Registered User regular
    Hahahahaha I love you can see me die as you finish off that Fafnir.

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  • chasmchasm Ill-tempered Texan Registered User regular
    Had to avenge mah boi.

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  • Styrofoam SammichStyrofoam Sammich WANT. 5386-8443-8937Registered User regular
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  • McGibsMcGibs regular TorontoRegistered User regular
    chasm wrote: »
    Some decent games tonight. We ran about 50/50. I had this game while I was fighting computer issues:

    dakkadakkadakka

    That jackolantern warhorn is the singular best warhorn so far.

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  • ElvenshaeElvenshae regular Registered User regular
    While dakka is nice, the LLAS FIST Wolverine is good times, too.

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  • chasmchasm Ill-tempered Texan Registered User regular
    McGibs wrote: »
    chasm wrote: »
    Some decent games tonight. We ran about 50/50. I had this game while I was fighting computer issues:

    dakkadakkadakka

    That jackolantern warhorn is the singular best warhorn so far.

    Toss-up between it, the bagpipes, and the cauldron warhorn that spits out a Slayer riff.

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  • BetsuniBetsuni Insert Disk 4 and Press Any Key to Continue Registered User regular
    I personally love the Flea one. Beep Beep!

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  • NoughtNought regular Registered User regular
    I bought the Hellbringer yesterday before work and got one game ind. Turns out dual ER PPCs and three ER med lasers generate a lot of heat. So much in fact that I got to press1, 2, 1 and then my mech decided to take a nap. I seem to remember the map being hot, so that didn't help.

    Should I just Alpha and then GTFO until I'm cool, or maybe dump the streak-srm6 and MGs for some heatsinks? Maybe downgrade the PPCs to ER med lasers.

    I also found out the Heavy Drop pack is five heavy mechs of your own choosing. Originally I read it as an xp booster if you drop as a lance with your mates.

    I'm thinking about buying it and getting:

    Timberwolf
    Mad Dog
    Summoner
    Linebacker
    Ebon Jaguar

    All omnimechs, but is there a core that is better that the others with those five mechs?

    Also, I'm also planning on getting the Steam Hero Pack, and that comes with a Mad Dog Hero variant. Is it a waste to get a normal one too? Not sure if the Hero and normal types can swap omnipods.

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  • NamrokNamrok regular Registered User regular
    Man, I know you guys hated it, but I was cracking up when the team chat erupted in political arguments in response to a novelty account last night.

    It's like when you have two animals in two separate cages, and then you move them closer and closer until they are hissing and clawing at each other, but they can't actually reach. There is just something beautiful about watching random people who don't even know each other reacting like that in a non-political context. Like watching spontaneous crystallization.

    Also thanks for carrying my sorry ass through so many games! Got 44 loot bags left for my free mech so I'll definitely be on again today.

    Betsuni
  • ElvenshaeElvenshae regular Registered User regular
    @Nought

    Yes, Hero and normal variants of omnimechs can swap pods. In many cases, the Hero omnimech has great loadouts that are the only way to get certain things (e.g., 2 energy in the side torso, or jumpjets, etc.).

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  • chasmchasm Ill-tempered Texan Registered User regular
    Oh, the salt with RWTumbleweed and those guys reacting to an obvious troll account was hilarious. I'll be on tonight, too. I've got 26 left to go for the free mech.

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  • BetsuniBetsuni Insert Disk 4 and Press Any Key to Continue Registered User regular
    Darn you guys... making me want to play and try for the free mech. I'm so far behind though (90 bags left) so debating on just saying I'm glad that I got enough money to cover the donation I made to the coffers (and then some).

    @Nought in regards to your build. You should just use the ERPPCs for popping off shots at a distance and then let them cool off for close up battles (aka not use them unless you have a killing shot). Can also set a third button (if you have one) for chain firing when you need to fire weapons to get back under cover.

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  • FiendishrabbitFiendishrabbit regular Registered User regular
    Nought wrote: »
    I bought the Hellbringer yesterday before work and got one game ind. Turns out dual ER PPCs and three ER med lasers generate a lot of heat. So much in fact that I got to press1, 2, 1 and then my mech decided to take a nap. I seem to remember the map being hot, so that didn't help.

    Should I just Alpha and then GTFO until I'm cool, or maybe dump the streak-srm6 and MGs for some heatsinks? Maybe downgrade the PPCs to ER med lasers.

    I also found out the Heavy Drop pack is five heavy mechs of your own choosing. Originally I read it as an xp booster if you drop as a lance with your mates.

    I'm thinking about buying it and getting:

    Timberwolf
    Mad Dog
    Summoner
    Linebacker
    Ebon Jaguar

    All omnimechs, but is there a core that is better that the others with those five mechs?

    Also, I'm also planning on getting the Steam Hero Pack, and that comes with a Mad Dog Hero variant. Is it a waste to get a normal one too? Not sure if the Hero and normal types can swap omnipods.

    The Summoner is....pretty bad.

    Among the omnimechs the Sunspider is superior, and among the IS mechs the Warhammer 6R, Marauder 5D/5M and Cataphract 3D/0X are all better choices.

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    -Antje Jackelén, Archbishop of the Church of Sweden
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  • Styrofoam SammichStyrofoam Sammich WANT. 5386-8443-8937Registered User regular
    Multikill bagpipes are cancer and I love them

  • Styrofoam SammichStyrofoam Sammich WANT. 5386-8443-8937Registered User regular
    Basically the only reason to get the Summoner is if you liked the old games. All those other Omnis are good in varying degrees.

  • Gnome-InterruptusGnome-Interruptus regular Registered User regular
    Nought wrote: »
    I bought the Hellbringer yesterday before work and got one game ind. Turns out dual ER PPCs and three ER med lasers generate a lot of heat. So much in fact that I got to press1, 2, 1 and then my mech decided to take a nap. I seem to remember the map being hot, so that didn't help.

    Should I just Alpha and then GTFO until I'm cool, or maybe dump the streak-srm6 and MGs for some heatsinks? Maybe downgrade the PPCs to ER med lasers.

    I also found out the Heavy Drop pack is five heavy mechs of your own choosing. Originally I read it as an xp booster if you drop as a lance with your mates.

    I'm thinking about buying it and getting:

    Timberwolf
    Mad Dog
    Summoner
    Linebacker
    Ebon Jaguar

    All omnimechs, but is there a core that is better that the others with those five mechs?

    Also, I'm also planning on getting the Steam Hero Pack, and that comes with a Mad Dog Hero variant. Is it a waste to get a normal one too? Not sure if the Hero and normal types can swap omnipods.

    The Summoner is....pretty bad.

    Among the omnimechs the Sunspider is superior, and among the IS mechs the Warhammer 6R, Marauder 5D/5M and Cataphract 3D/0X are all better choices.

    Maybe swap the Summoner for an Orion IIC.

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  • chasmchasm Ill-tempered Texan Registered User regular
    Orion IIC-A can be hilarious with max mobility and armor skills, the biggest engine you can stuff in it, and the basic bitch brawl build.

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  • Styrofoam SammichStyrofoam Sammich WANT. 5386-8443-8937Registered User regular
    That thing runs MASC right?

  • Dark_SideDark_Side regular Registered User regular
    Man, I'm in a real rut right now with MWO. Lots of losses. And getting really triggered by Piranhas.

  • Styrofoam SammichStyrofoam Sammich WANT. 5386-8443-8937Registered User regular
    Dark_Side wrote: »
    Man, I'm in a real rut right now with MWO. Lots of losses. And getting really triggered by Piranhas.

    Buy yourself some SSRMs. There isn't any piranha chassis with ecm

    Elvenshae
  • Dark_SideDark_Side regular Registered User regular
    edited October 2018
    Dark_Side wrote: »
    Man, I'm in a real rut right now with MWO. Lots of losses. And getting really triggered by Piranhas.

    Buy yourself some SSRMs. There isn't any piranha chassis with ecm

    Inevitably that means I just pull games where the SSRM's get countered with a bunch of ECM. Though I'm lazy and hate having to fit an active probe.

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  • Styrofoam SammichStyrofoam Sammich WANT. 5386-8443-8937Registered User regular
    An ECM on counter instead of disrupt would do the trick too.

    Elvenshae
  • chasmchasm Ill-tempered Texan Registered User regular
    That thing runs MASC right?

    It doesn't, but maxed out, you're running Assault levels of armor at 87kph with a 68 point alpha.

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  • Styrofoam SammichStyrofoam Sammich WANT. 5386-8443-8937Registered User regular
    Against most piranha builds ECM shouldn't be that big a deal either as most of them run a bunch of machine guns. They need to stay exposed for longer than most poke and run lights.

    Lore-wise they're supposed to be throw-away mechs for disgraced clan warriors to regain some honor in before dying quickly.

  • BetsuniBetsuni Insert Disk 4 and Press Any Key to Continue Registered User regular
    Against most piranha builds ECM shouldn't be that big a deal either as most of them run a bunch of machine guns. They need to stay exposed for longer than most poke and run lights.

    Lore-wise they're supposed to be throw-away mechs for disgraced clan warriors to regain some honor in before dying quickly.

    Aka Iron Oosik standard issue.

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  • ErlkönigErlkönig regular Registered User regular
    Betsuni wrote: »
    Against most piranha builds ECM shouldn't be that big a deal either as most of them run a bunch of machine guns. They need to stay exposed for longer than most poke and run lights.

    Lore-wise they're supposed to be throw-away mechs for disgraced clan warriors to regain some honor in before dying quickly.

    Aka Iron Oosik standard issue.

    I'll have you know that my mechs are meant for the long haul! Never you mind the lack of heatsinks...or ammo in the CT...or carrying enough weapons to spike my heat up to 400% over critical.

    Yup! Totally not throw-away mechs!

    | Origin/R*SC/Steam: Ein7919 | Battle.net: Erlkonig#1448 | XBL: Lexicanum |
  • Handsome CostanzaHandsome Costanza RIP Iwata-san..... ...and thanks for the Switch, you magnificent bastard.Registered User regular
    edited October 2018
    All this talk of dakka got me to try it out. Ran dual RAC5's and dual AC/5's on the King Crab

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    I am now a disciple at the altar of dakka.

    (It also should be said that my team was about to lose before I swept in with glorious dakka as the last man alive and got 3 kills in quick succession to save the day! Took on all 3 at once!)


    Also I tried your setup with the Ani @chasm but it's freaking slow as hell. 38 kmph top speed. I dunno if I can handle that. Is there something you're doing to mitigate the slowness of the thing?

    edit: apparently you are since your top speed is 48. What engine are you using?

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  • chasmchasm Ill-tempered Texan Registered User regular
    300 LFE. Build code for it: Af8820a1|Vg|FO|FO|i^|i^p91|k?|k?q91|k?|k?|cOr41|j?|EO|bOs41|j?|EO|bOt91|FO|FOu91|FO|cOvB0|FOw;0;0;0

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  • Styrofoam SammichStyrofoam Sammich WANT. 5386-8443-8937Registered User regular
    King Crab isn't the mech I'd pick for....anything but RAC never loses.

  • AridholAridhol Daddliest Catch Registered User regular
    chasm wrote: »
    That thing runs MASC right?

    It doesn't, but maxed out, you're running Assault levels of armor at 87kph with a 68 point alpha.

    I would like to know more.

    :)

  • ErlkönigErlkönig regular Registered User regular
    King Crab isn't the mech I'd pick for....anything but RAC never loses.

    King Crab is where I go to get my bulletstorm on.

    2xAC2
    2xLB2X
    2xRAC2

    On paper, it looks like it really shouldn't work. In practice, though... well, I'll just put it like this: it's the build I bring out when I'm tired of losing matches.

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  • Styrofoam SammichStyrofoam Sammich WANT. 5386-8443-8937Registered User regular
    For rac builds I like a chassis where I can have minimal exposure. The Shadowhawk is great because its just that one shoulder etc. KGC requires full body exposure unless you start getting more finicky with weapon groups that I want to.

  • ErlkönigErlkönig regular Registered User regular
    For rac builds I like a chassis where I can have minimal exposure. The Shadowhawk is great because its just that one shoulder etc. KGC requires full body exposure unless you start getting more finicky with weapon groups that I want to.

    That's why you bring a K.Crab. It's going to take a little while to chew through 150+ armor (with max survivability quirks), all while you're dumping out ~25dps. Ain't nobody wants to facetank that.

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    Elvenshae
  • Styrofoam SammichStyrofoam Sammich WANT. 5386-8443-8937Registered User regular
    I think it also has kind of an Atlas problem where its profile makes it a target for people. Has that been your experience?

  • ErlkönigErlkönig regular Registered User regular
    I think it also has kind of an Atlas problem where its profile makes it a target for people. Has that been your experience?

    Not really. By the time the mech gets to where it can shoot (and be shot at), the battle is already engaged and the enemy team is already focused on other targets. Eventually, they'll notice the plink/booms of the pellets, but in the time it takes them to turn to look at me, their armor's been exfoliated.

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