I know it's not as old as NWN, but I started playing battletech again this weekend, and I'm totally sucked back into it.I cracked open my GOG account, and of all things, I'm replaying Neverwinter Nights. There's some jank brought on by 15 years of technological advancement, but it really has its hooks in me again.
Still, the farther I get into it, the more my enthusiasm wanes, because I know how much the ending sucks.
Yeah. Me too. I even bought all the DLC during the steam sale just to play through it again. I started playing it again after I got the DLC and started playing through MW5 again.I know it's not as old as NWN, but I started playing battletech again this weekend, and I'm totally sucked back into it.
I should probably try it again. There was some reason I didn't like it last time I played but now I can't remember whyPeriodically I still do go check back into Mechwarrior Online, it's still fun (and better than MW5 IMO) and free (though I did spend a few bucks on it for paint jobs).
The recent Weapons Update did a lot to make the game more balanced and, IMO, much more fun. For instance, SRMs are positively brutal (like they should be) and Laser AMS is actually worth using now. More builds are viable, so it's not just the same weapons always on top.Periodically I still do go check back into Mechwarrior Online, it's still fun (and better than MW5 IMO) and free (though I did spend a few bucks on it for paint jobs).
Damn, 1200+ damage from SRMs only is pretty sweet.The recent Weapons Update did a lot to make the game more balanced and, IMO, much more fun. For instance, SRMs are positively brutal (like they should be) and Laser AMS is actually worth using now. More builds are viable, so it's not just the same weapons always on top.
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If I had to guess, maybe using whatever the free mechs of the week are until you can afford to buy your own? That was a little bit of a bummer at first... but I pretty quickly saved up enough to buy a Cicada 3M and customize it to my playstyle. Once I got it tricked out how I liked, it earned me enough c-bills to get a variety of other mechs, including the Catapult that is now my primary workhorse, in addition to my King Crab, Atlas, and several other stupid expensive mechs.I should probably try it again. There was some reason I didn't like it last time I played but now I can't remember why
See, this is weird to me because in MWO and Battletech, you DO share targeting data. If your lancemate has sensor data, so do you and if they have a lock, it makes your lock-on faster. This is the entire point of some mechs like the Kitfox: you stealth with ECM and TAG/NARC enemies for bombardment. It's the entire point of Beagle and Command consoles. Hell, sometimes just hitting an enemy at range will give you sensor data too.Funny you all talking about MWO, my friend convinced me to give MW5 a try again since they added that terribly overpriced DLC.
MW5 still sucks. The radar being less than visual range is embarrassing since visual range is so limited too. What's the point of having missiles that have range on enemies? You don't share radar with your lance, so there's no scout/long-range support dynamic. Enemies still spawn directly out of your line of sight, sometimes within it. It's just poor.
Well, to be fair, even in MWO ECM doesn't "stop" missile locks, it just makes them take a lot longer to lock.Dude, you can't even click a spot on the map to send a lancemate to a location, you must literally line of sight direct them.
It's a bad, feature light mess of a game.
I don't even know what ECM does other than make the HUD wiggle a bit. It doesn't stop missile locks.
Man, I hate being scolded for burying axes in priests. Just let me have my fun.I am taken aback at how brazenly cleansed it is. The first time I buried my axe in the back of a fleeing priest and got warned that if I kept doing it it's game over I had to stop playing for a while.
I remember the whole family sitting around the apple 2 playing this when I was like in..junior high."What are you playing?"
I can barely believe it myself, but...
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I had no idea back in the day how grindy this game was. And how much ridiculous non-information there was. Talking to NPCs, I usually get such oddness as
"My name is Jane. I'm on a diet."
"I'm John. I know more about Ultima than you."
"My kid doesn't study at all."
"I am Catharine. I cannot speak English well." Whuh... what do you speak then?
I mean, it's not even in character!
Story of my sex life...I'm the guy you bring in to get the job done. Not the guy you keep.I think I'm making really good progress. I didn't save up all the money I needed, but I found the gold and silver picks (thanks in no small part to Terrik's excellent thievery skills), and using those I was able to dig up sets of mystic armor and weapons for every character. Tin cut a swath of destruction through the level 1 monster population, reaching level 5 much faster than I thought he would take.