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11th Dec '17 8:12:26 PM Kafkesque
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** The Clans end up being a [[DeconstructedTrope deconstruction]] of this trope, first because it turns out that behind all the CulturalPosturing, they're every bit as prone to political bickering and infighting as the Inner Sphere, and second because their hidebound adherence to [[LetsFightLikeGentlemen a heavily ritualized form of warfare]] makes it easy for a clever strategist to manipulate them into giving themselves crippling handicaps.
2nd Dec '17 11:16:39 PM glasswalker
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** Historically, the Terran Hegemony could be considered "the Anglo-American alliance IN SPACE!"



** The Free Worlds League, which has an elected parliament whose power can be ignored more-or-less at will by the Director-General, an office that is almost always held by a member of the Marik family.

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** The Free Worlds League, which has an elected parliament whose power can be ignored more-or-less at will by the Director-General, Captain-General, an office that is almost always held by a member of the Marik family.
24th Nov '17 10:55:26 PM Sabrewing
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* ''Videogame/{{MechAssault}}'' - A third-person mech action series for the [[UsefulNotes/Xbox original Xbox]]. While set in the ''[=BattleTech=]'' universe, it is a much more simple, fast paced action game compared to the ''Mechwarrior'' games.

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* ''Videogame/{{MechAssault}}'' - A third-person mech action series for the [[UsefulNotes/Xbox [[UsefulNotes/{{Xbox}} original Xbox]]. While set in the ''[=BattleTech=]'' universe, it is a much more simple, fast paced action game compared to the ''Mechwarrior'' games.
24th Nov '17 6:47:12 PM PatPayne
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Unfortunately, the redesigns might not have been distinct enough. In March 2017, Harmony Gold filed a complaint against Catalyst, as well as Piranha Games and Harebrained Schemes (makers of current BattleTech computer games, using original artwork adapted from the tabletop game) for infringement. Catalyst failed to defend itself at all, causing a judge to rule in Harmony Gold's favor by default, with strange results so far - the miniatures based on Macross Unseen vanished once again, but books containing their artwork are still available for purchase. Complaints against Piranha and Harebrained are more curious, as filed documents are claiming that the models being used by both companies too closely resemble Macross robots, despite being plainly based on other sources entirely (cited examples include the ''Atlas,'' based on an original [=BattleTech=] design, and the ''Shadow Hawk,'' inspired by a ''completely different anime franchise''). A jury trial is set for September 2018, but given the questionable nature of these accusations, doubts about whether Harmony Gold can even lay claim to Macross images to begin with, and the rapid dismissal of a similar case against Hasbro a few years earlier, it's unlikely to get that far. A more probable result is either the removal of a half-dozen Macross-inspired mechs from the computer games, or outright dismissal, but this remains to be seen. Recent (late September 2017) chnages that Harmony Gold may be losings is license to Macross Designs further complicates the issue.

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Unfortunately, the redesigns might not have been distinct enough. In March 2017, Harmony Gold filed a complaint against Catalyst, as well as Piranha Games and Harebrained Schemes (makers of current BattleTech computer games, using original artwork adapted from the tabletop game) for infringement. Catalyst failed to defend itself at all, causing a judge to rule in Harmony Gold's favor by default, with strange results so far - the miniatures based on Macross Unseen vanished once again, but books containing their artwork are still available for purchase. Complaints against Piranha and Harebrained are more curious, as filed documents are claiming that the models being used by both companies too closely resemble Macross robots, despite being plainly based on other sources entirely (cited examples include the ''Atlas,'' based on an original [=BattleTech=] design, and the ''Shadow Hawk,'' inspired by a ''completely different anime franchise''). A jury trial is set for September 2018, but given the questionable nature of these accusations, doubts about whether Harmony Gold can even lay claim to Macross images to begin with, and the rapid dismissal of a similar case against Hasbro a few years earlier, it's unlikely to get that far. A more probable result is either the removal of a half-dozen Macross-inspired mechs from the computer games, or outright dismissal, but this remains to be seen. Recent (late September 2017) chnages that Harmony Gold may be losings is license to Macross Designs further complicates the issue.
issue. As of November 23, 2017, PGI has filed a motion to dismiss the case with prejudice, on the grounds that Harmony Gold has no standing to sue as they do not actually own the rights in question, a motion, that if granted would effectively kill the case once and for all.
21st Oct '17 1:05:15 PM Yalsaris63
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* HellishHorse: The iconography of Clan Hell's Horses, whose name was based on a genetically altered equine species that happened to be carnivorous.
21st Oct '17 1:00:42 PM Yalsaris63
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* KlingonScientistsGetNoRespect: Despite Clan dogma which emphasizes the virtues of all five castes, the warrior caste in most Clans only ''very'' grudgingly respect scientists and technicians, and have no respect for merchants and laborers. Even the most open-minded Clans see the civilians as a support system for the warriors, with the only notable exception being the Diamond Sharks (who consider their merchants to be a more subtle form of warrior), and the Ghost Bears (whose emphasis on the strength of family results in higher regard for all the castes).

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* KlingonScientistsGetNoRespect: Despite Clan dogma which emphasizes the virtues of all five castes, the warrior caste in most Clans only ''very'' grudgingly respect scientists and technicians, and have no respect for merchants and laborers. Even the most open-minded Clans see the civilians as a support system for the warriors, with the only notable exception being the Diamond Sharks (who consider their merchants to be a more subtle form of warrior), the Hell's Horses (who place more emphasis on combined arms strategies and less on politics that interfere with their own castes), and the Ghost Bears (whose emphasis on the strength of family results in higher regard for all the castes).
24th Sep '17 9:19:27 AM nombretomado
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* MultipleChoicePast: The official explanation for any contradictions in the BattleTechExpandedUniverse - [=ComStar=] deliberately altering or hiding historical records.

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* MultipleChoicePast: The official explanation for any contradictions in the BattleTechExpandedUniverse Franchise/BattleTechExpandedUniverse - [=ComStar=] deliberately altering or hiding historical records.
23rd Sep '17 10:06:22 AM Saber15
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* ''Videogame/{{MechAssault}}'' - A third-person mech action series for Xbox. While set in the ''[=BattleTech=]'' universe, it diverges greatly in terms of gameplay.

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* ''Videogame/{{MechAssault}}'' - A third-person mech action series for Xbox. the [[UsefulNotes/Xbox original Xbox]]. While set in the ''[=BattleTech=]'' universe, it diverges greatly in terms of gameplay.is a much more simple, fast paced action game compared to the ''Mechwarrior'' games.
21st Sep '17 12:14:41 PM ScrewySqrl
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Unfortunately, the redesigns might not have been distinct enough. In March 2017, Harmony Gold filed a complaint against Catalyst, as well as Piranha Games and Harebrained Schemes (makers of current BattleTech computer games, using original artwork adapted from the tabletop game) for infringement. Catalyst failed to defend itself at all, causing a judge to rule in Harmony Gold's favor by default, with strange results so far - the miniatures based on Macross Unseen vanished once again, but books containing their artwork are still available for purchase. Complaints against Piranha and Harebrained are more curious, as filed documents are claiming that the models being used by both companies too closely resemble Macross robots, despite being plainly based on other sources entirely (cited examples include the ''Atlas,'' based on an original [=BattleTech=] design, and the ''Shadow Hawk,'' inspired by a ''completely different anime franchise''). A jury trial is set for September 2018, but given the questionable nature of these accusations, doubts about whether Harmony Gold can even lay claim to Macross images to begin with, and the rapid dismissal of a similar case against Hasbro a few years earlier, it's unlikely to get that far. A more probable result is either the removal of a half-dozen Macross-inspired mechs from the computer games, or outright dismissal, but this remains to be seen.

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Unfortunately, the redesigns might not have been distinct enough. In March 2017, Harmony Gold filed a complaint against Catalyst, as well as Piranha Games and Harebrained Schemes (makers of current BattleTech computer games, using original artwork adapted from the tabletop game) for infringement. Catalyst failed to defend itself at all, causing a judge to rule in Harmony Gold's favor by default, with strange results so far - the miniatures based on Macross Unseen vanished once again, but books containing their artwork are still available for purchase. Complaints against Piranha and Harebrained are more curious, as filed documents are claiming that the models being used by both companies too closely resemble Macross robots, despite being plainly based on other sources entirely (cited examples include the ''Atlas,'' based on an original [=BattleTech=] design, and the ''Shadow Hawk,'' inspired by a ''completely different anime franchise''). A jury trial is set for September 2018, but given the questionable nature of these accusations, doubts about whether Harmony Gold can even lay claim to Macross images to begin with, and the rapid dismissal of a similar case against Hasbro a few years earlier, it's unlikely to get that far. A more probable result is either the removal of a half-dozen Macross-inspired mechs from the computer games, or outright dismissal, but this remains to be seen.
seen. Recent (late September 2017) chnages that Harmony Gold may be losings is license to Macross Designs further complicates the issue.
15th Sep '17 1:52:42 PM Yalsaris63
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** Clan Ghost Bear and Hell's Horses clashed with each other more than once, but both consider the other as [[Worthy Opponent Worthy Opponents]].

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** Clan Ghost Bear and Hell's Horses clashed with each other more than once, but both consider the other as [[Worthy Opponent [[WorthyOpponent Worthy Opponents]].
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