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« Thread started on: Nov 30th, 2008, 11:51pm »

OK Mech Warriors...
In case you haven't heard anything about this,

Mektek is finally about to finish the new Mercenaries patch "MP4". And its looking to fix all the problems MP3b has suffered from... I'm really excited about this.. so much so that when it comes out, I'll turn the MP3b Dining Room server into a MP4 server (Server name TBA)! This is looking to be AWESOME! This isn't some MWLL patch stuff thats patching a game your PC might not even be able to run. NO! this is plain ol simple Mercenaries with a patch! IT IS FREE! And if your computer can run Vengeance and Mercenaries then it can play this game! This is fantastic news and is EXACTLY what I've been looking and hoping for. Due to computer limitations (and a lack of funds) we (buns and jack) are unable to get Crysis and play the patch MWLL. And I can hold my breath for Mech Warrior 5 but I think 2012 will be here sooner than that... So THIS is the game of the future. Now don't get me wrong, I'm still gonna boot up ol Venge every week and or every other day! But THIS ... THIS is amazing.. It will truely turn Mercenaries into a Simulation rather than an arcade style game that mercs mp3b ended up turning into. It will no longer be about "who can have the biggest mech and the biggest gun and slap some jump jets on that puppy and get the uber score" nooooo That will be IMPOSSIBLE in this game... With out further adieu... lets take a look at some of this..




So here we go!

First up, just some screen shots and I'll try to elaborate on what what your looking at.

First of all, you got a whole lot more to look at on your screen now.. and I mean a whole lot. But in a good way!

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You'll notice you now have your electronics indicators sitting above your damage read out. They no longer just get equipped and forgotten. You can actually see them work.. and activate them when you want.. Mwahahahahha



Number 1 on that list is MASC. Something I've not seen since Mech Warrior 2
That "M" bar is indeed for MASC and it depletes quite quickly. Basically good for 33% speed boosts for a few seconds and it takes a while to recharge back to full duration. If you leave the MASC on too long and it goes to red the Mech will fall over and start limping like it was legged.

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Notice the speed is 218!

If MASC is overused in CBT the leg actuators take damage, crippling the 'mech for the most part and burning out MASC. I'd say the MekTek devs have it about right here

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DUTdif5WIeE





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Forget the red circle around the mech here, Just showing that there are now 2 heading indicators. One for your torso and one for your legs! This makes running for the flag in ctf MUCH more easy. I can't tell you how many times I've ran towards what I thought was the nav center or flag but then noticed that my torso was twisted and I was getting a false reading. Never again! I like this!




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Just showing that Palace Gates are indeed in the game! Mwahhahahaha




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Long tom style weapons now have an arc and targeting indicator on your map and radar to show where that puppy will land! This is teh awesome. *claps*






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PPCS NOW DO MORE THAN HURT AND FRY YOUR VISION! PPCs now seem to damage ECM, BAP, LAMS and possibly even jump jets! Want to knock out someones electronics? Slap them with some ppcs!





Take a look at this...

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Hmmm its dark..


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Zoom in... still dark though..


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UBER zoom in..... dang... still dark though..


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There we go, Infrared vision! Too bad you could never zoom though..

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WAIT HOLD THE PHONE! YOU GET THERMAL IMAGERY ZOOM IN INFRARED??

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ZOMG! YOU MEAN IT GETS BIGGER!? OH YEA IT DOES!





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Pretty screen... which brings me to my next video. Remember in Mech Warrior 2 you could use your jump jets and turn? Change direction? Stop? No? You never played Mech 2? Man, you missed out.. Ahh well! Never fear! Mektek has brought it to us! You can now do all that! And more...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bxw35jRJr3E
If you notice this wasp mech (a light 25 ton mech) besides turning in the air.. never touches the ground.. This is because of the new weight system. See, now flying mechs actually make sense! Light mechs can fly farther and longer! This is because they don't weigh a lot! Now the 100 ton behemoths... They can now barely get off the ground.. Mwahhahaha! This effectively STOPS the evil "mah mechs bigger and has 90 tons of guns!" jump sniping problem that plagued MP3b! No more super jumping snipers of doom!




Lastly for now..


Whats that in the sky? Kill that bird! But I'm too lazy to move my torso!
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Welcome to a new optional targeting system! This is a bit like Mech Warrior 3s targeting system where you can move the target reticule wherever you would like! This has more uses that I think I have space to list.. So I think I'll just post a video..

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v6w_UicWA1w




Oh yea...Theres a new one player campaign too.. Nice..
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« Reply #1 on: Dec 1st, 2008, 01:44am »

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« Reply #2 on: Dec 24th, 2008, 9:46pm »

So,when is the offical release date? I can hardly wait!
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« Reply #3 on: Dec 24th, 2008, 10:04pm »

So..just got back from mektek and found this great pic! They said the game will be "coming soon"...no offical release date yet...grrrrrrr.....


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« Reply #4 on: Feb 1st, 2009, 10:20pm »

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« Reply #5 on: Mar 19th, 2009, 11:26pm »

... Ok, srsly. Where the heck is this thing? I thought it was going to come out at around Christmas time... January went by, I said nothing.. now its almost April!? Anyone know the poop on this deal?
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