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Battletech's best machine: Timberwolf
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>>22624003
>I spelled Incubus wrong
Foreshame, anon. Would have accepted the Pums or Kodiak as an alternative.
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>>22624404
Nope, I'm right, you are wrong.
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Weird way of spelling Orion
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>>22624404
Kill yourself spit.
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I'm more of a Centurion type of mechwarrior
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>>22624428
I love the Orion. Looks like a stack of VHS players on some legs with gun arms
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>>22624496
Ave
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There needs to be a modern MechWarrior/BattleTech anime imo
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I really like the Cougar and have since MechAssault
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snib snab :D
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>>22624003
Whenever I see it, I instantly go to youtube to rewatch the intro sequences of Mechwarrior 2. Just pure Nostalgia for me. So sad that the Clan invasions are not in MW5 (mods are shit)

What I always wanted to know, since I just recently started playing Mw5, is there any tierlist for the mechs(Including YAML)? I can't find none too reliably. Just want to see what the community thinks.
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>>22624003
Normie ass pick
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>>22625180
Because it's the best.
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>>22624003
I can get four Fireball-XFs for the same BV as a single Timber Wolf. Enjoy getting hit by four 30+ hex charges vat-boy.
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The only original design above a 7/10 to come from battletech is the king crab.
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>>22624003
The timberwolf isn't even the best Mad Cat. It's not even the second best Mad Cat.
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>>22627941
I was under the impression that a lot of people hate the savage wolf.
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I've never liked the Mad Cat
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>>22628199
But you do like the Timberwolf.
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I donwloaded the other day mechwarrior 2 , i dig the low poly vibesm, and the soundtrack hits the spot ( trials of the wolf 3 ) but its a real pain in the ass to try and learn all the controls or bind the keys to a modern joystick... if anyone knows an easy way to rebind it im listening...
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>>22627949
Those people are hosers who don't understand how good ferro-lammelor actually plays. That or some neo-bug mech tried to jump behind it and ate a pair of SRM-6s for their trouble.
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>>22629135
I haven't played 2 but for MW4 I went kb+m:
>Mouselook for torso.
>W-S for Throttle up/down.
>A-D to turn legs left/right
>Mousewheel for next/previous weapon group
>Tab for next Nav point
>Q to previous enemy
>E to next enemy
>Space for jump jets
>LMB to fire
>LMB for zoom
>R for sensors
>T to toggle between weapon groups and individual weapons
>F for coolant
>X to crouch
>C to shut down/ start up
I didn't mess with the rest of buttons and that worked well enough for me.
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>>22629316
Ferro-lamellor is great, but XXLs not so much. The Savage Wolf is just an expensive sidegrade to the Timber ultimately.
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>>22630102
>but XXLs not so much
tough talk for somebody within 40 hexes
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>>22629135
So back in those halcyon days of sci fi vehicle sim gaming, since software came in big box packages one of the many things they'd cram in is a reference card for keyboard commands that you'd usually have on hand so as to not need to thumb through a manual that itself is chock full of information and often flavored like it's some kind of in-universe document.
I vividly remember that the Mechwarrior 2 era has some really solid tutorials that give you the rundown of all the necessary fundamentals to play at the baseline level with just a keyboard, though. Hell, I think I've had more trouble trying to understand Earthsiege's way of doing things compared to MW2 where it's like there's only 10 keys that ever matter.
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>>22624003
But it’s not, it’s the Maraude- oh, right..
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>>22630959
It's neat, but it's no Timberwolf.
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So the Timberwolf is the most iconic Clan mech, what is the most iconic Inner Sphere mech?
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>>22630973
Tie between the Atlas and the Catapult. The Hunchback, Urbanmech and the Argus are also up there.
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>>22630973
Atlas
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>>22625180
Can you blame them, it's pretty unique and captures the ethos
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>>22624003
Cat mechs > wolf mechs
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>>22631320
wolf mechs > cat mechs
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>>22631332
Never
Cat mechs > wolf mechs
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>>22627903
Correct. It's still a bit too greebly with the legs though, a JP twitter artist needs to redesign it and squeeze some more juice out of it. But the core of a truly great design is there
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>>22631341
It's the truth
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>>22631364
That wolf mechs > cat mechs
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>>22631367
Wolf mechs are white women taste

Cat mechs are always better
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>>22631378
Wolf mechs are everyone's taste. They are the best.
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>>22631409
The best version of the best wolf mech (timberwolf) isn't even a wolf mech, it's a cat mech (mad cat) and it's not even the best cat mech
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>>22625157
There’s a clan expansion launching this year my guy
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>>22631420
No, it's still a wolf.
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I love this stupid thing
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Clan Wolf always gets the best stuff.
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>>22635987
>They get Katherine Steiner-Davion thrown at them like a hot potato.
Not always.
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>>22624003
That's not how you spell Stormcrow; or Ryoken for that matter.
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where is the Fafnir? or that mech that has 2 big ass rail cannons?
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>>22644032
"Gauss" rifles. Rail guns use the lorentz force, gauss guns use a different mechanism, but that's irrelevant because gauss guns in battletech are actually coil guns. Sorry about my 'tism.
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>>22631332
>>22631341
>>22631364
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>>22631378
>>22631409
>>22631420
>>22631639

I think the Cats AND Wolves are cool. Let's all get along...
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>>22631332
You dare imply the inferiority of bird mechs? I am MechWarrior Anon of Clan Jade Falcon, piloting the lone Gyrfalcon. I hereby invoke the ritual of zellbrigen and challenge the wolf and cat anons to a duel of shitposters. In this solemn matter let no one interfere!

>>22645469
Backing down in the face of a challenge is unclanlike, rat.
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>>22645257
You can smell the America off of this.
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>>22647317
I like the Raven
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>>22647343
It's the Davion Guards, so literally 0% American.
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>>22647559
>engaging with the idiot
Stop that.
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>>22624496
Unironically a solid choice, one of the most effective mechs when the clans invaded, old but reliable, has a fuck ton of variants with every role you can think of, etc etc.
The fact you can just strap on an AC20 and go nuts is just icing on the cake.
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>>22648519
Dang it, dropped my pic
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>>22624428
The new Orion variant from Solaris Showdown is extremely fun when you give it an arena supercharger and 3 PPC-X and then invest everything on improved rate of fire so you can make alpha strikes with a walking PPC autoshotgun.
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>>22630973
It's a tie between atlas hardasses and urbanmech shitposters.
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>>22624003
it looks too much like Mickey Mouse
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>>22649747
I'd also say the Marauder and Warhammer are runner ups, I swear I never hear anyone badmouth either
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>>22650089
I dislike both of them, because I am at my heart a contrarian
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They all manage to look cool yet the book covers made them look fucking stupid
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>>22651174
I don't disagree, the really old art is definitely an acquired taste.

I do like the Pillager though, it's a cool mech.
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12 year old me was not ready for the front loaded underage incest.
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>>22654939
Ah, hellbringer my love.
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>>22656937
I got my first Ace of Spades in a Hellbringer.
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>>22624421
I remember when shimming sword used to frequent /tg/
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>>22660544
Come on, really? The Battlemaster? I'm not saying it's a bad mech, and you can make some cracked builds on the MW tabletop, but it's pretty underwhelming for its weight class. Hardly what I'd call 'the best mech'.
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>>22655297
Yeah they were channeling Brave New World pretty damn hard with this one, I love how hard some of the early Battletech books went.
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>>22652738
Just want to chime in my appreciation for another Pillager liker, it doesn't get brought up often enough. I only discovered it myself after coming up with my ideal mech configuration and then realising it basically already existed.

The regular version is fierce enough, but the stealth models are demons from the blackest pit.
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>>22624003
Okay, but what about all of the unsung "good enough" machines? Not everybody gets to e a main character after all.
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>>22662527
my brother
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>>22660969
>Come on, really?
Yes
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>>22662589
i like the sentinel
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>>22624003
It gunna be a real nice pile of scrap when I'm done with it.
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Asking this here since no one /btg/ humors lore-related questions these days:

Something I wondered with Houses McKenna and Cameron: had James McKenna made his sister Katherine or his nephew Uston (not sure if Uston is Katherine's son), how much would have changed had James chose either one of them as successors as Director-General of the Terran Hegemony?

I ask because would the BattleMech and the Star League have been created or not since those inventions were after James chose Michael Cameron as his successor (making House Cameron the ruling dynasty of the Hegemony) and that the McKenna bloodline lived on through Stephen McKenna, the founder of Clan Snow Raven and the progenitor of the McKenna Bloodname.
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>>22672638
Why would that effect the development of the mech? It would just mean that the historical blurbs about the mackie start with "dveloped in the Hegemony under Director-General JimBob McKenna." instead of whatever Cameron is on the article now. The only real difference would be slightly less Scottish-British gentry theme and more American (the continent) flavor to the old Hegemony.
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>>22674886

Ah. But would a McKenna have devised Star League like Ian Cameron did?
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>>22676182
Who knows and who cares? It's not like that era matters in anyway to the game. It's a fictional point of information so far in the game's past as to be irrelevant. It would be like asking "What if Minkovsky was born on Side 1 instead of Side 3?" in Gundam. It makes no difference to anything, it's just background filler.
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>>22624003
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>>22676711
Sounds like some anon is living in your head for free.
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>>22676728
Yeah, you're totally not obsessed.
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>>22676728
I was there and (paraphrased) "I wish I could run into anons like you at my flgs to see if you'd beak like this face to face" is not a threat to beat you up irl and your overreaction to it is pretty fucking gay.
That you're still obsessed with it like, months later, says anon stepped on exactly the right nerve.
You're a pussy that only has balls behind a keyboard.
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>>22676743
>babbles about how he's proud of his "national socialist heritage"
>says nobody would talk like that in person
>tell him to meet me at adepticon
>says he doesn't want to buy a ticket to "beat the piss out of an Internet stranger"
He's a toddler who melted down when it was pointed out his "red baron" garbage was just the antarctic nazi larp.
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>>22676766
>"beat the piss out of an Internet stranger"
You're imagining things, that was never said by anyone but you.
You're childish and emotional, making absurd claims and inventing false narratives.
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>>22676766
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3PXzgXBRM_k
Seethe, racist.
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>>22676771
Lmao. Are you him? Also, stop bumping the thread when you post like this. It's impolite to the rest of the board.
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>>22676787
What you don't want the board seeing you chimp out and being obsessed over an anon?
Notice how you aren't posting the archive link to conveniently hide all your lies.
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>>22676477

I see. Thanks.
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>>22676795

Something not necessarily in backstory: for those in state militaries who become a Mechwarrior after 3-6 years in a military academy, are they assigned to a light mech first or can they chose a mech upon becoming a Mechwarrior?
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>>22677481
Seriously, get a room.
You're dragging your paranoia in here from another board and being an asshole sperg about off-topic bullshit.
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>>22676182
I could see them trying, now actually succeeding? who knows.

Although the idea that a McKenna First Lord in place of Isn Cameron trying to "unite" (i.e. conquer) humanity and completely botching it to the point humanity civilization is completely fractured would be a hilarious AU setting.
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>>22676804
iirc it depends. Does your family have a mech? You pilot that. Otherwise you pilot whatever mech they give you, vast majority of MechWarriors don't have much of a say in what they're running.
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>>22624003
>The Charger
ftfy
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>>22624003
No mech is safe when an AC20 with legs rounds the corner. You don't like AC20s? That's cool, there are enough other variants that something will tickle your pickle (or you could stop being gay). You a filthy clanner? Hey, we got a hell of a variant for you!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gv9tgyAwuVk
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>>22682567
I always liked the twin LB20X Hunchie IICA in MWO
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>>22682654
*IIC, not sure where that A came from
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>>22682567
I always thought of the Hunchback as the A-10 Warthog of battlemechs - a mech designed around a cannon.
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>>22682683
There are multiple mechs like that, though Hunchback is a popular one yeah. A funny one that stands out is the Hollander, which is basically just a gauss rifle on legs.
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>>22682737
I kind of want one desu
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>>22685606
>Can I also interest you in the Blitzkrieg?
>A mech inspired by the Hollander, it too is a big gun on legs.
>It's a full class higher as a medium mech
>capable of a top running speed of 118 km/h
>And best of all, its big gun is the very sexy Ultra Autocannon 20 for all your Assault class killing needs.
>What year did it come out? uh well 3061-
>Where are you going?
>There's more to Battletech than the Succession Wars and Clan Invasion!
>Come back here!
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>>22685749
Would rather have a Hunchback IIC with TWO UAC20s.
>can't see target due to muzzle flash
>where we're going we won't need eyes!
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>>22685782
>two UAC/20's
Make way for the king, baby
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>>22631080
Pretty sad when even Smoked Jaguar has the capacity to fix broken Macross designs.
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>>22685814
Okay but those barrels aren't immediately flanking the cockpit. You won't get blinded by the muzzle flash! What's the point????
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>>22686584
the point is crab, it was always crab
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>>22685749
FCCW is acceptable, it's jihad onward that is fanfiction trash that literally no one asked for.



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