OOC - Started May 2014.   Posted by Kitten.Group: 0
Anastasia Karkoff
 player, 498 posts
 Rank 4: Force commander
 Dragon, Ld4, G4+,P6+
Mon 2 Jun 2014
at 17:04
Re: Overdrive Question
kurt and hassan are really asking for trouble... o.0

yo guys... do those ever hurt?
Regina Arlington
 Alt, 291 posts
 R0 - Mechwarrior
 Callsign - 'Reggie'
Mon 2 Jun 2014
at 17:08
Re: Overdrive Question
Only if you fall down.
Anastasia Karkoff
 player, 501 posts
 Rank 4: Force commander
 Dragon, Ld4, G4+,P6+
Mon 2 Jun 2014
at 17:11
Re: Overdrive Question
Oh i was talking about those balls... so huge they're dragging along the ground o.0
Regina Arlington
 Alt, 292 posts
 R0 - Mechwarrior
 Callsign - 'Reggie'
Mon 2 Jun 2014
at 17:15
Re: Overdrive Question
In reply to Regina Arlington (msg # 212):

o.O

Falling down would still hurt more... imho.
Anastasia Karkoff
 player, 502 posts
 Rank 4: Force commander
 Dragon, Ld4, G4+,P6+
Mon 2 Jun 2014
at 17:17
Re: Overdrive Question
haha oww... yeah... i suppose it would *covers crotch*
Hassan al-Nasir
 player, 10 posts
 R0 (Mechwarrior)
 Callsign: Scorpion
Mon 2 Jun 2014
at 17:36
Re: Overdrive Question
In reply to Kitten (msg # 210):

Legs?  I'm hoping I still have a pressurized cockpit!  :P

<--- This guy is wearing a funeral shroud instead of a pressure suit.
Anastasia Karkoff
 player, 509 posts
 Rank 4: Force commander
 Dragon, Ld4, G4+,P6+
Mon 2 Jun 2014
at 18:05
Re: Overdrive Question
It's OVER TEN THOUSAAAAAAND!

Grats kitten *scratches ears*

-

man if decompression rules weren't in effect, I wouldn't even flinch at walking out there  in front of 5 lrm 5's, they're ONLY scary to me cause of that 10+ to fuck up a location.
Donovan O'Brien
 player, 307 posts
 Whitworth
 Callsign: Lucky
Mon 2 Jun 2014
at 18:44
Bios
Player observation

It would be helpful if players were to list in their bios exactly the mechs they are piloting...that would help, at least from a glance, each of us to understand the capabilities of the lancer members...

We should develop a system, where we can look at bios and go...ok, there's a jenner, it's movement is this... then skills...

Something.....

Honestly, I don't care about anyone's rank or title. I need to know...your call-sign, your mech and it's movement...if we're smart enough, I can imagine we develop a system to explain the weapons (or at least the damage) at different ranges.

If we were really smart...our names would include our callsign...that would free up more space in the bios.
Anastasia Karkoff
 player, 517 posts
 Rank 4: Force commander
 Dragon, Ld4, G4+,P6+
Mon 2 Jun 2014
at 19:15
Re: Bios
I'm in a power loader... which are kinda like tiny omni mechs... so yeah...

and the stuff  i have there  is so *I* remember it, cause i'm forgetfull like...

ohhh bunny

This message was last edited by the player at 19:15, Mon 02 June 2014.

Kurt Steiner
 player, 395 posts
 R4 - Capt.
 Call Sign - Odin
Mon 2 Jun 2014
at 19:25
Re: Bios
Donovan O'Brien:
Player observation

It would be helpful if players were to list in their bios exactly the mechs they are piloting...that would help, at least from a glance, each of us to understand the capabilities of the lancer members...

We should develop a system, where we can look at bios and go...ok, there's a jenner, it's movement is this... then skills...

Something.....

Honestly, I don't care about anyone's rank or title. I need to know...your call-sign, your mech and it's movement...if we're smart enough, I can imagine we develop a system to explain the weapons (or at least the damage) at different ranges.

If we were really smart...our names would include our callsign...that would free up more space in the bios.

Donovan,

Isn't that what the thread Mission 8 - Unit Stats is for:

link to a message in this game

That's what I use it for.
Helia Quinn
 player, 117 posts
Mon 2 Jun 2014
at 19:38
Re: Bios
That is pretty helpful, though I do wish that it included what actual model of mech they were piloting.

It makes it a little easier if I can just look at an entry and read "Jenner" rather than having to read through the whole thing and go "Ok, so he's fast, has four medium lasers, and not a whole lot of armor..."
Lucius McMurphy
 player, 812 posts
 O3 - 1st Lieutenant
 Callsign - 'Burner'
Mon 2 Jun 2014
at 19:48
Re: Bios
Except there are very few people that have 'stock' versions that have been around for longer than one contract.

Then there are, as Ana mentioned, those with Power Loaders that are the Mister and Missus Potatohead's of the Battletech Universe where you just don't know what they are running with and how fast they move.
Helia Quinn
 player, 118 posts
Mon 2 Jun 2014
at 20:11
Re: Bios
True, I would still like to know the base model, if for no other reason than it helps me visualize what's going on. :P
Lucius McMurphy
 player, 814 posts
 O3 - 1st Lieutenant
 Callsign - 'Burner'
Mon 2 Jun 2014
at 20:14
Re: Bios
*laughs*

Luc is in a X-3a Power Loader, only non-Edenite to be running with one.  Currently I've got dual ML's in my torsos, an SRM6 in one hand and a sword in the other.

:P

Maybe if we are really nice to Kitten she'll alter the Unit thread just a little by adding the Mech designation above the picture that often has the pilot name/callsign below it.  Then you don't have to read the specs to know the model.
Anastasia Karkoff
 player, 519 posts
 Rank 4: Force commander
 Dragon, Ld4, G4+,P6+
Mon 2 Jun 2014
at 20:27
Re: Bios
how much mass would downgrading engine from 6/9 to 5/8 on a 30t mech free up?

just wondering.
Lucius McMurphy
 player, 815 posts
 O3 - 1st Lieutenant
 Callsign - 'Burner'
Mon 2 Jun 2014
at 20:31
Re: Bios
1.5 tons

Javelin goes 6/9 with its engine and its 7 tons; Valkyrie goes 5/8 with its engine and it's 5.5 tons.
Kitten
 GM, 2975 posts
Mon 2 Jun 2014
at 21:20
Re: Bios
changing engines is an expensive under taking... and not recommended.

Players know what theyre piloting...

Mech Commanders presumably know who's in their lance, (except for Ziro/Malcolm)

Players that have been playing a while know what people have won in auction.

Really if you want a list like that be my guest to collect it and post it... I've really done enough of that sort of bookkeeping.

I have your information in my head, but i'm not going to spend the time work yet another list up that i consider redundant.

This message was last edited by the GM at 21:23, Mon 02 June 2014.

Malcolm Strauss
 player, 18 posts
Mon 2 Jun 2014
at 21:22
Re: Bios
procedural question:  With partial initiative should I post any firing I want to do with my movement or can I wait until the player firing phase to take my shots?  just curious, it wont change my target, but I can get a decent shot on the Thorn this round and I don't want to miss my chance to take it because I didn't understand the turn order...
Kitten
 GM, 2976 posts
Mon 2 Jun 2014
at 21:25
Re: Bios
In reply to Malcolm Strauss (msg # 228):

You should not... if you really want to ... fire at op force mechs that have moved, but the command lance has not gone, if you shoot now and something better comes along you wont be allowed to take shots later.

If you want to take shots at the thorn, which has moved, i will accept it, but you wont be allowed to take shots later after the command lance has moved, which may or may not present better targets.

You're also tipping me tactical information on how effective your weapon fire was... if the thorn is going to be fine... or in need of a command lance mech in the area to help shore up a damaged mech... so...really for your own good you should hold your fire.

This message was last edited by the GM at 21:26, Mon 02 June 2014.

Kitten
 GM, 2977 posts
Mon 2 Jun 2014
at 21:27
Re: Bios
Waiting on Hina now, who's in a different time zone so i dont expect to see anything from her till tonight/tomorrow.
Lucius McMurphy
 player, 816 posts
 O3 - 1st Lieutenant
 Callsign - 'Burner'
Mon 2 Jun 2014
at 21:27
Re: Bios
Changing an Engine is all but impossible unless you're in a lighter mech that moves quite slow and you have dumped a lot of points into Mental and have taken Tinker.

If you were to take that 30 ton mech and yank it's 7 ton engine to make it go 5/8 instead of 6/9 you need to bump your modification cap through the roof.  30 tons will let you mod 3 tons natively (aka 10%).  If you take a 4 in mental then you'll be able to pull the engine (a 7 ton modification) toss in the 5.5 ton engine and have 1.5 tons worth of stuff you can add.  That doesn't let you yank any other weapons systems to take advantage of the extra tonnage either...that would take even more Mental or multiple levels of Tinker to be capable of doing.

The difficulties just go on and on...

Not to mention how expensive an engine is ;)
Helia Quinn
 player, 119 posts
Mon 2 Jun 2014
at 21:32
Re: Bios
It's actually even worse on the Power Loaders, since the mod limit on those is only equal to your levels in tinker, due to their already high moddability.
Kitten
 GM, 2978 posts
Mon 2 Jun 2014
at 21:34
Re: Bios
*sniffles and dries a few tears*

My gosh i think they've got it... or at least... some of them...
Lucius McMurphy
 player, 817 posts
 O3 - 1st Lieutenant
 Callsign - 'Burner'
Mon 2 Jun 2014
at 21:39
Re: Bios
*laughs*

It's nice when the tikes show that they are learning, isn't it?
Anastasia Karkoff
 player, 520 posts
 Rank 4: Force commander
 Dragon, Ld4, G4+,P6+
Mon 2 Jun 2014
at 21:42
Re: Bios
However... the rules DO cover the concept of downgrading/upgrading wher eyou only 'pay' for the difference with your modding capacity...

I'd say if anything falls under the purview of that, it'd be the engine ;)