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Posted by RamenBoss

I miss these games!

Posted by theimmortalbum

I miss the old Mechwarriors!

Edited by Nicholas

Cool. I'm looking forward to this.

EDIT: Nevermind.

Posted by Hace

Well now, authentic mecs!

Posted by big_jon

This actually looks cool.

Edited by Maginnovision

I hate lasers. Go PPC and some LRM or LRM and some AC. I kind of wish they'd make a new mercenaries, or some other non online version but I'll still play this.

Posted by leejunfan83

@Maginnovision: I have a dishwasher

Posted by lead_farmer

Can't wait for this.

Posted by Veektarius

Loved the trailer except for one thing - that didn't look like a Centurion?

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Posted by MAD_JIHAD

Hmmm

Edited by Sweetz

Pfft. Inner Sphere mechs are lame. Clan mechs foreva-eva! :D

Posted by Ashler

I may have to change my underwear....

Posted by Dark_Lord_Spam

I love robutts.

Also, is the mix off for anyone else? I can barely hear what this guy is saying.

Posted by thehuntsmen5434

I hope they leave in the button that shoots all your weapons at once. It was fun to load up your mech with a lot of heavy weapons that made you overheat fast, then use them all at once causing you to explode :)

Posted by IcarusFoundYou

I understood some of those words!

Posted by Grimhild

Where's my Daishi, g'damnit? Hope this turns out well. Also:

@Maginnovision said:

I hate lasers. Go PPC and some LRM or LRM and some AC. I kind of wish they'd make a new mercenaries, or some other non online version but I'll still play this.

Posted by Marz

@thehuntsmen5434: alpha strike is in

Posted by Jeremy_x

I understood everything that dude was talking about, which kinda says a lot about me. Also:

@Maginnovision said:

I hate lasers. Go PPC and some LRM or LRM and some AC. I kind of wish they'd make a new mercenaries, or some other non online version but I'll still play this.

Posted by TheHT

i hope my torso can still get stuck facing a different direction than my legs. that was always fun, in a "OH MY GOD I'M FUCKED" sort of way.

Posted by MisterMollusk

How stoked am I you say?

Super stoked.

Posted by AngriGhandi

I hope we've finally reached the point of graphical fidelity where you can tell the mechs are supposed to be really, really big.

As opposed to all the hills, roads, and buildings just seeming really small.

Posted by Phog_of_War
Posted by huser

Oh HELL YEAH! Can't wait to be rocking in my 75 ton Black Knight, though not a fan of the Mech4 version.

Edited by Tennmuerti

I highly encourage anyone who loves the Mechwarrior series to go to the devs website and checkout all their videos and screenshots. There are a TON of videos up, it's actually surprising how few GB put up.

The game is surprisingly more hardcore then the previous Mechwarrior games! They are actually using the mech equip system from the tabletop/pnp game. This means that you have to slot heat sinks, ammo, etc not just account for weight; there are slots for the engine, gyros, hands; and the devs have confirmed that all of that will affect area specific damage, as in ammo can explode and heatsinks disabled for example.

@Grimhild: @Sweetz: The game is set before the clan invasion, so no clan cheese or arms race to clan weapon tech. It also means oldschool missles, not that full lock on easy to use stuff, but NARC/TAG systems are promised to be in.

@thehuntsmen5434: Button configs and weapon groupings are all in just like before.

@TheHT: Absofuckinglutely

Posted by Extortion

@Tennmuerti: Wow, as someone who played alot of Mechwarrior 2 and Mechwarrior 2: Mercenaries but hasn't been following the development of this game much, this is EXACTLY what I want from a new Mechwarrior game. You sir, have made my day. Hopefully I can still pilot my 50 ton Nova and link all the M Lasers to fire at once...

Posted by ThatPrimeGuy

This and Borderlands 2 are my most anticipated, I can tell you MWO is going to be amazing.

Posted by Sputty

@Grimhild said:

Where's my Daishi, g'damnit? Hope this turns out well. Also:

@Maginnovision said:

I hate lasers. Go PPC and some LRM or LRM and some AC. I kind of wish they'd make a new mercenaries, or some other non online version but I'll still play this.

The game takes place a year before the clan invasions. The clan invasions will probably be the first major expansion

Posted by ShadowSkill11

FAP, FAP, FAP....

Posted by AxleBro

so much more excited for hawken tbh. it just looks so much more rough than this. THESE MECHS ARE TOO CLEAN!

obviously ill play both... (with that crazy hawken controller)

Posted by Chibithor

@Phog_of_War: Might want to edit that into www.mektek.net

I was really confused for a moment there until I decided to google Mektek.

Posted by Frumpa

Oh Alex, who are you kidding? - you know exactly what he was talking about! You're just as nerdy as the rest of us methinks.

Edited by Mercer

@Maginnovision: Lasers do suck, all this overheating bullshit and i never can equip enough sinks.

Fuck it projectiles 100% baby!

EDIT: Oh but PPCs are still sexy mmmm

Posted by selbie

My pants went PEW PEW!

Posted by Tennmuerti

@AngriGhandi: The one thing that is bugging me concerning size ratios is that the weight classes are now much closer together in terms of size visually. On one hand it's weird coming from the Mechwarrior games of old, on the other hand it's kind of more realistic.

@AxleFGK: To be honest Hawken and MWO are quite a bit different. Hawken is much faster paced and is way closer to a traditional shooter with all that that entails both good and bad. MWO is on the other hand much slower paced, things take longer to die, movement is slower, it's a lot about teamwork, a lot of points are given out for helping your lance out, and fights are much more tactical, in terms of positioning, weapon ranges/usage/ammo/heat/los, location based damage rewarding better players, etc. Likewise i'll obviously play both :)

Posted by Aristides

I want to be a Mechwarrior online!

Posted by MeatSim

Another free-to-play Mech game? I am cool with that.

Posted by chilipeppersman

@MeatSim: looking forward to this!

Posted by thehuntsmen5434

@Marz: awesome, can't wait to equip like 40 machine guns and spam that key over and over without overheating. That was always my strategy in Mechwarrior 3 and it worked out well lol.

Posted by Marz

@thehuntsmen5434 said:

@Marz: awesome, can't wait to equip like 40 machine guns and spam that key over and over without overheating. That was always my strategy in Mechwarrior 3 and it worked out well lol.

think one problem with this idea is that there is a hardpoint system in this game. meaning each mech variant has a specific number of hardpoints whether they are ballistic, missle, or energy. So 1 ballistic hardpoint means you can put a gauss rifle in that hardpoint or 1 machine gun... most would go for the stronger weapon in the limited hardpoint slots. I haven't seen a variant with more than 3 ballistic hardpoints on any of the mechs so far so the machine gun idea probably isn't possible.

Posted by Lind_L_Taylor

This sounds like some good shit.

Edited by vinsanityv22

Will the Giantbomb Flight Crew be the ones to Quick Look this when it comes out? And more importantly, if this is so hardcore, will it take 40 minutes to start up a mech? :D

Personally, I'm more of a Mechassault guy, but Reign of Thunder AND Hawken are coming out, so I'm not too broken up about it. This looks awesome too. It's a good year for mech combat.