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Old 03-10-2012, 07:26 PM   #1
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Official Mechwarrior Online Thread



MechWarrior Online (also known as MWO) is an upcoming free to play massively multiplayer online, action simulation game under development by Piranha Games for the Microsoft Windows platform.

Many will be familiar with the Mechwarrior series as this has been a mainstay of computer gaming.

However, for the uninitiated, MWO is set in FASA's fictional Battletech universe - simply put this latest iteration of the series allows you to pilot big robots (mechs), plan loadouts (such as lasers, missiles, big guns) and shoot at other big robots.

Gameplay in MWO is team & role based - lances (squads) that have only the heaviest robots (assault mechs) will be easily and soundly defeated by a team of smaller and more agile mechs.

This allows for multiple play styles and player pace to exist within a single game & team. Older gamers like me don't want the fast paced gameplay required for a scout mech - but would fit in with the slower brawlers or support mechs (missile/sniper).

XP allows unlocking of mech upgrades but the improvement is just marginal so you do not really 'level-up' in the game. Emphasis is for the player to learn skills required 'in real life and real time'. This virtually removes the 'grind' associated with usual MMO gameplays - which is a big draw for me.

MWO is now in closed beta but you can join it right now if you purchase founders pack. Trust me that this is game is good. Since i've gotten access, my 'steam' account as been lonely as i have been playing this game non-stop.

System Requirements - officially the specs are not out yet.

We know that the game uses cry engine 3, so it would be a safe assumption to use the Crysis 2 system specs as a proxy.

* Minimum: 2GHz Core 2 Duo / A64 X2 CPU, 2GB RAM, 8800GT / HD3850, 512MB Video Memory, DX9.0c, Shader Model 3.0, Windows XP, 20fps @ 1024 x 768

* Recommended: 2.66GHz Core 2 Duo / A64 X2 CPU, 3GB RAM, GTX280 / HD4870, 1GB Video Memory, DX9.0, Shader Model 3.0/4.0, Windows XP, 30fps @ 1650 x 1080

* Highly Recommended: 3GHz Core i7 4GB RAM, GTX560Ti / HD4870 X2, 1.8GB Video Memory, DX11, Shader Model 3.0/4.0, Windows 7, 30fps @ 1920 x 1200

There are many die-hard fans that are setting up mech cockpits in anticipation for the game. This is one of the better ones that i've seen albeit single screen.

Finally, when you have gotten the hang of piloting a 4-storey sized robot packed with high tech weaponry -- it is battlefield tactics and good teamwork that determine whether a lance comes out on top or not.
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Old 27-10-2012, 02:45 AM   #2
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just to give you an idea of how cool it looks when running in surround



i also hooted a G940 to play the game, but of course mouse and keyboard will do quite nicely... in fact it is harder to play with full hotas
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**** man, tat so cool!

just to give you an idea of how cool it looks when running in surround



i also hooted a G940 to play the game, but of course mouse and keyboard will do quite nicely... in fact it is harder to play with full hotas



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The game is good. But the ping time from Singapore is quite bad. Anyway to improve it since we can't choose the server to play on.

Best is now no hackers yet. So the game is still quite enjoyable.
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try Hawken also..but it is still in close beta mode... closed beta weekend that is hehehe
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The game is good. But the ping time from Singapore is quite bad. Anyway to improve it since we can't choose the server to play on.

Best is now no hackers yet. So the game is still quite enjoyable.
developer is supposed to launch an asia side server soon...

current pings from Singapore is 260ms -- i still get very playable fps of 50-80 on single 1080p full settings...

if i do surround at full settings imma at 30fps / at custom settings (some non-essential like post processing off) i get 40+fps...

with my team (mostly aussies, malaysians, indonesians, filipinos, & some local singaporeans) we win games roughly 9 out of 10 times - even when facing US teams with 60ms pings... team tactics is a lot more important than pings... can you imagine what we could with 60ms pings?!

anyway just stay tuned for open beta so you can see for yourself -- should be coming out mid November... by then can F2P to see if you like or not...
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this game sure brings back a lot of memories. also eyefinity setup probably makes the most sense for this game. Somehow.. the borders around the monitors dont look bad because it appears like your in the cockpit of the mechwarrior ahaha.
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Open beta has been announced for October 29

www.mwomercs.com

in a few days everybody can pilot big stompy robots and pew pew lasers!!

this game sure brings back a lot of memories. also eyefinity setup probably makes the most sense for this game. Somehow.. the borders around the monitors dont look bad because it appears like your in the cockpit of the mechwarrior ahaha.
yup, played MW2, MW3, MW4, BT1, Mech Commander 1 & 2... literally grew up with the franchise and it sure brings back a lot of good memories...

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Hi! I have family coming over from overseas for the holidays... will be busy with them... thanks for asking!
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Is this the Mechwarrior previously from Activision?

I remembered playing the Activision's Mechwarrrior during the DOS era, no longer (able) play such fast pace game... sigh...
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Is this the Mechwarrior previously from Activision?

I remembered playing the Activision's Mechwarrrior during the DOS era, no longer (able) play such fast pace game... sigh...
yes this is the 5th installment of the beloved series dating back from the DOS days...

i would suggest to give it a try during open beta -- multiple play styles can exists in one team... i can't do fast play either so i stick with fire-support mechs or slow assault mechs...

the younger 'shooter' crowd would go for the fast light/medium mechs... and each has an important role within the team...

if it was just fast play then i wouldn't be able to do it as well..

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Hi, I played MW4 (offline, not online) years ago.

Got a few questions:
1. I played MW4 with keyboard and mouse like a FPS. Is it a problem in MWO?
2. MW4 online degenerated to a mess of pop-tarting. Does that still happen in MWO?
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Hi, I played MW4 (offline, not online) years ago.

Got a few questions:
1. I played MW4 with keyboard and mouse like a FPS. Is it a problem in MWO?
2. MW4 online degenerated to a mess of pop-tarting. Does that still happen in MWO?
kb+mouse = you get very good accuracy...

with joystick hotas = you can 'stay on target' easily...

still trying to learn joystick... so i switch back to mouse when the action gets too hot
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Hi, I played MW4 (offline, not online) years ago.

Got a few questions:
1. I played MW4 with keyboard and mouse like a FPS. Is it a problem in MWO?
2. MW4 online degenerated to a mess of pop-tarting. Does that still happen in MWO?

I also played mw4: vengence. First original game I bought for my P3 PC.
Campaign and online was fun...love using catapult , arm with full missle and annoying the heck out of people by chaining the missle. Mechwarrior 2 or 1 was quite good too ..not sure which version play while I was still in primary school in the 1990s on win 95.

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OMG>>>>>> I LOVE THIS GAME!!! Finally open beta.
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