OOC - 12/16.   Posted by Kitten.Group: 0
Lucius McMurphy
 player, 1510 posts
 O3 - 1st Lieutenant
 Callsign - 'Burner'
Fri 19 Dec 2014
at 02:00
Re: OOC - 12/16
Technicalities :P

You know me Kitten, I like to buy stuff that really I have no use for or don't use for mechanical aspects but use them as RP...if I bought Penny's Suit I'd have her sign it and I'd stick it in a case.
Kitten
 GM, 5013 posts
Fri 19 Dec 2014
at 02:03
Re: OOC - 12/16
heh, that's pretty funny, oooook ay, wary from looking at numbers all night, i'm off to bed.

Pussycat Character sheets have been updated, including Regina since she was part of their unit the last time around, that just leaves the lancers to work out.

Get bids in on the auction, i'm going to probably finish bookkeeping tomorrow and end the auctions sunday so i can get on with other things i need done.  (like availability rolls)

cant do that till after the auction to see who wins the availability auctions.
Michel Dubois
 player, 4 posts
Fri 19 Dec 2014
at 04:08
Re: OOC - 12/16
What are the equivalent titles for nobility, ie, rank 0 noble, rank 1 noble, rank 2 noble.

Also, the Well-Equipped option, it says its benefit is +1 level to equipment availability.  What exactly does that mean?  Is it a +1 per level to availability rolls or does it open up more equipment that others might not have access to.

AND another question (thanks for your patience lol) does Close Assault Tactics also cover physical attacks like kicking, punching, or hatchets?

This message was last edited by the player at 05:33, Fri 19 Dec 2014.

Akarian Euclid
 player, 205 posts
Fri 19 Dec 2014
at 04:47
Re: OOC - 12/16
Does the Beta Actuator Enhancement System (Arms) modification also apply its physical attack bonus to kicks? Given it says All I assume so, but then legs, spell out kick explicitly, so I want to make sure its not some exception.
Kitten
 GM, 5015 posts
Fri 19 Dec 2014
at 13:18
Re: OOC - 12/16
Michel Dubois:
What are the equivalent titles for nobility, ie, rank 0 noble, rank 1 noble, rank 2 noble.

Also, the Well-Equipped option, it says its benefit is +1 level to equipment availability.  What exactly does that mean?  Is it a +1 per level to availability rolls or does it open up more equipment that others might not have access to.

AND another question (thanks for your patience lol) does Close Assault Tactics also cover physical attacks like kicking, punching, or hatchets?



Varies, even in Mechwarriors they dont have exact titles, you can be a knight on a major world or Count on a no name world in the periphery or you dont need a title, Penny's Nobility is a reflection of her popularity and stardom on Solaris as a media personality.

It's open to interpretation, within reason.  As long as youre not making yourself a name in a major house or something, I'm pretty open to letting you work it out yourself.

It should also be noted that this is 'recognized' nobility, so you can start it out as a zero or one, and then when you increase it to nobility two or something, it means someone died and you moved up in noble caste system... etc.. etc... really... open to interpretation, just nothing god mongerish and we'll be fine.
Kitten
 GM, 5016 posts
Fri 19 Dec 2014
at 13:20
Re: OOC - 12/16
Akarian Euclid:
Does the Beta Actuator Enhancement System (Arms) modification also apply its physical attack bonus to kicks? Given it says All I assume so, but then legs, spell out kick explicitly, so I want to make sure its not some exception.



BAES Arms, affects punches, melee weapons, and weapons with the arm in question  (Installs in one arm, affects one arm, not both)

BAES Legs, affects kicks, and pilot checks.  (Installs in both legs)
Kitten
 GM, 5017 posts
Fri 19 Dec 2014
at 13:21
Re: OOC - 12/16
I may need to go back and rework the xmas bonus a little, maybe BAES as a generic gift was not the best idea... >.>
Kitten
 GM, 5018 posts
Fri 19 Dec 2014
at 13:28
Re: OOC - 12/16
Oh... Right... Added two new players to the game and should have a lurker soon that may or may not join after he finds some time.

Reyvak Kellosti is in a whitworth.

Damien Cole is working on a character.

Michel Dubois, still working on chracter,

Really all you need to place in a unit at the moment is the desire to play, name, and mech.

So Reyvak may seek placement.   Cole and Dubois just need to settle on a mech then they can seek a unit to join too.




Regarding unit over head...   Currently they are...

Ironswords ~ 78 480cb / 6 members ~>  about 13k cb per mission  (It can only go down from here)

Pussycats ~ 9 840cb / 3 members ~> about 3k cb per mission, (expected to adjust down)

Lancers ~ 2 380cb / 4 members ~> <1k cb per mission, (no expectations on trend)

Freelancer Pool ~ 0cb ~> Zero overhead, but youre fending for youselves and you're floating around between merc units.  Not a bad thing if you dont mind having the backing of a merc unit to help you when things go south.
Kitten
 GM, 5019 posts
Fri 19 Dec 2014
at 13:30
Re: OOC - 12/16
By... popular request, will add two promotion auctions, for characters that have no rank.  One for officers, and one for non-officers.
Hassan al-Nasir
 player, 141 posts
 R0 (Mechwarrior)
 Callsign: Scorpion
Fri 19 Dec 2014
at 13:37
Re: OOC - 12/16
Kitten:
By... popular request, will add two promotion auctions, for characters that have no rank.  One for officers, and one for non-officers.


Dang... should have taken leadership or noble option so I could get in on that officer auction.. <kicks the dirt>

Grand Caliph Hassan has a nice ring to it!
Lucius McMurphy
 player, 1511 posts
 O3 - 1st Lieutenant
 Callsign - 'Burner'
Fri 19 Dec 2014
at 13:39
Re: OOC - 12/16
Hahaha

I totally would have loved dealing with that in my unit ;)
Kitten
 GM, 5020 posts
Fri 19 Dec 2014
at 13:41
Re: OOC - 12/16
Hassan al-Nasir:
Kitten:
By... popular request, will add two promotion auctions, for characters that have no rank.  One for officers, and one for non-officers.


Dang... should have taken leadership or noble option so I could get in on that officer auction.. <kicks the dirt>

Grand Caliph Hassan has a nice ring to it!



Bid on the NCO one you dope.
Regina Arlington
 Alt, 483 posts
 R0 - Mechwarrior
 Callsign - 'Siren'
Fri 19 Dec 2014
at 13:42
Re: OOC - 12/16
Lucius McMurphy:
Hahaha

I totally would have loved dealing with that in my unit ;)


Have what?
Lucius McMurphy
 player, 1512 posts
 O3 - 1st Lieutenant
 Callsign - 'Burner'
Fri 19 Dec 2014
at 13:43
Re: OOC - 12/16
Have loved dealing with you my dear :)

How's the reading coming?
Regina Arlington
 Alt, 484 posts
 R0 - Mechwarrior
 Callsign - 'Siren'
Fri 19 Dec 2014
at 13:56
Re: OOC - 12/16
Enlightening!

Blake was Brilliant!
Lucius McMurphy
 player, 1514 posts
 O3 - 1st Lieutenant
 Callsign - 'Burner'
Fri 19 Dec 2014
at 14:02
Re: OOC - 12/16
That was the hope.  Glad you enjoyed it :)
Kitten
 GM, 5022 posts
Fri 19 Dec 2014
at 14:08
Re: OOC - 12/16
Okay Contract Four updated.

Character sheets should be accurate.

Repaired Pax's Engine and Gyro hit,and it's noted on the sheet.

Repaired Dano's Engine and Gyro hit,even with the xmas bonus, he's in the red, but his mech is whole (merry xmas).  Now he just needs to make some loot to get in the black again.

That means there really is no reason to delay auctions.

They're up now all day.  AUCTIONS resolve TOMORROW.  Newbies can bid on them, if they're quick.  (hint: you really want to look at consider bidding on the promotions...)


New Players need a name and a mech to bid on the auctions, we can take the bids out of the auction as you figure out your character, but the auctions close TOMORROW...

Auctions only come around at the end of the contract, which is after three or four mission, which is around three or four months to wait for, so players usually wait and wait and wait to bid their money on something, so if youre a newbie, i'll give you a hint, the promotions are a good auction to consider bidding on.  A rank is cool, and the 25xp is very worthwhile.

Right... that's it... mm...

Did i mention Auctions end tomorrow?  No bitching if you dont get your bids in.
Greyson Strauss
 player, 31 posts
 MechWarrior
 Striker
Fri 19 Dec 2014
at 14:19
Re: OOC - 12/16
either im being a derp or im missing something...how do i enter the auction cause i keep looking at the auction house and only see posts...unless the bids are invisible...
Kitten
 GM, 5025 posts
Fri 19 Dec 2014
at 14:22
Re: OOC - 12/16
Greyson Strauss:
either im being a derp or im missing something...how do i enter the auction cause i keep looking at the auction house and only see posts...unless the bids are invisible...


Right... newbies...

Bids are secret.  YOu make a secret bid with a private message tag to GM.

Then when the bids over, everyone gets to see the bids and groan if they over bid, or laugh if they bid too low.

First auction house bids are a little strange to most players till they've suffered it once or twice, then they get to laugh at the fumblings of the next batch of newbies...

(hugs)

think of it as hell week.  Go ask your local unit commanders (if you have one) for help.
Greyson Strauss
 player, 32 posts
 MechWarrior
 Striker
Fri 19 Dec 2014
at 14:24
Re: OOC - 12/16
sorry for being a newb kitten, and ill make sure to bug Luc instead
Kitten
 GM, 5028 posts
Fri 19 Dec 2014
at 14:26
Re: OOC - 12/16
In reply to Greyson Strauss (msg # 149):

Naw, everyone was new once.  This time next year you'll get to see a new batch of peeps fumble through the system.

It's really easier/simplier than it looks at first glance.
Akarian Euclid
 player, 206 posts
Fri 19 Dec 2014
at 14:28
Re: OOC - 12/16
Are you still updating sheets Kitten? Mine doesn't seem to be updated at all. (Also I technically don't seem to exist in the book keeping unit rosters anymore either.)

Its not a giant deal since I can just add up CB/Exp from the master book keeping bit, just it sounded like things were done.
Kitten
 GM, 5029 posts
Fri 19 Dec 2014
at 14:32
Re: OOC - 12/16
In reply to Akarian Euclid (msg # 151):

My bad, you feel between the cracks, you were part of the Legion, and then part of the Lancers, and you fell between the cracks, updating you now, should be done in five or ten minutes from this post. now.

This message was last edited by the GM at 14:35, Fri 19 Dec 2014.

Greyson Strauss
 player, 33 posts
 MechWarrior
 Striker
Fri 19 Dec 2014
at 14:36
Re: OOC - 12/16
not sure if my sheet needs to be updated as well...given the repair bay stuff I have listed... but you dont have to rush for me kitten, its mostly so i know how much cash i have to work with during the auction's to come.
Kitten
 GM, 5031 posts
Fri 19 Dec 2014
at 14:37
Re: OOC - 12/16
Repair bay stuff doesnt get looked at till after the auction.  Auctions will have an impact on what happens on repair bay request, so that stuff isnt looked at currently.