History YMMV / MechWarrior

31st Mar '16 2:25:51 PM Dallenson
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* PortingDisaster: The ''Titanium Collection'' of the ''[=MechWarrior=] 2'' trilogy is poorly received due to some bugs, the weird additions to the graphics and most particular, ''the inability to overheat'' (yes, even with heat management turned on), despite the fact it introduced Windows '95 compatibility. It's just preferable to get the original games and run them in UsefulNotes/DOSBox instead.

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* PortingDisaster: The ''Titanium Collection'' of the ''[=MechWarrior=] 2'' trilogy is poorly received due to some bugs, the weird additions to the graphics and most particular, ''the inability to overheat'' (yes, even with heat management turned on), despite the fact it introduced Windows '95 compatibility. It's compatibility, (though that means it's hard to run natively on modern Windows meaning) it's just preferable to get the original games and run them in UsefulNotes/DOSBox instead.
19th Mar '16 3:05:31 PM Dallenson
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* PortingDisaster: The ''Titanium Collection'' of the ''[=MechWarrior=] 2'' trilogy is poorly received due to some bugs, the weird additions to the graphics and most particular, ''the inability to overheat'' (yes, even with heat management turned on), despite the fact it introduced Windows '95 compatibility. It's just preferable to get the original games and run them in UsefulNotes/DOSBox instead.
2nd Jan '16 10:36:30 AM nombretomado
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** PGI's moderation has become increasingly heavy-handed, leading to users being ''banned for talking bad about the game on ''other'' [[http://www.reddit.com/r/mwo/comments/26mxqg/apparently_we_are_all_banned_and_an_echo_chamber/chsttxs forums]]'', leading to members fleeing PGI controlled forums wholesale. PGI Community Managers attempted to seize control of the ''Transverse'' Reddit (their "upcoming" space game) and ended up getting themselves permabanned from Reddit. In an angry sticky post on the MWO forums, PGI's chief community manager [[http://themittani.com/features/mwo-pgi-community-manager-ignites-reddit-controversy blames]] SomethingAwful for the entire debacle. [[AwakenTheSleepingGiant Oops]]. A 60+ page threadnaught of hatred for PGI follows, with almost zero sympathy.

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** PGI's moderation has become increasingly heavy-handed, leading to users being ''banned for talking bad about the game on ''other'' [[http://www.reddit.com/r/mwo/comments/26mxqg/apparently_we_are_all_banned_and_an_echo_chamber/chsttxs forums]]'', leading to members fleeing PGI controlled forums wholesale. PGI Community Managers attempted to seize control of the ''Transverse'' Reddit (their "upcoming" space game) and ended up getting themselves permabanned from Reddit. In an angry sticky post on the MWO forums, PGI's chief community manager [[http://themittani.com/features/mwo-pgi-community-manager-ignites-reddit-controversy blames]] SomethingAwful Website/SomethingAwful for the entire debacle. [[AwakenTheSleepingGiant Oops]]. A 60+ page threadnaught of hatred for PGI follows, with almost zero sympathy.
6th Nov '15 9:48:25 AM HighCrate
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*** The Atlas's armor was massively beefed up to restore it to its [[MightyGlacier proper place]], its armaments were pumped up, and after three years of waiting, players can finally drive classic the [=AS7-D=] loadout.

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*** The Atlas's armor was massively beefed up to restore it to its [[MightyGlacier [[SuperToughness proper place]], its armaments were pumped up, and after three years of waiting, players can finally drive classic the [=AS7-D=] loadout.
3rd Nov '15 4:24:38 PM SuperLlama
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** The final mission of Ghost Bear's Legacy starts with the player having to jump jet into a tiny hole blown in an orbital platform before getting into a scuffle with four other mechs in a cramped room and then one more fight with a Stone Rhino. Good luck accomplishing that first part without slamming into everything and taking lots of unnecessary damage before the fight even starts.
24th Aug '15 9:38:39 AM Night
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* OneSceneWonder: Shepard, who serves as a guide in one mission of ''4: Vengeance'', is a Resistance Swiftwind driver. Her reaction to you and the mission events captures a little of what it must be like to witness 'Mech combat from a small vehicle or on foot, and just how small and helpless those people likely feel.
15th Jul '15 12:56:53 PM rabinho
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* {{Scrub}}: Legging (destroy a mech's leg) is a major taboo in all games, after the train-wreck balance that was MechWarrior 3. To elaborate, in MechWarrior 3, if you destroyed a player's leg, he would instantly be killed; much faster than blasting out their torso (to be fair, legging held the best chances to salvage a 'Mech and most of its equipment short of a [[BoomHeadshot headshot]] in Single Player mode in ''Mech3''). Later MW games nerfed legging, hard. In MechWarrior 4, destroying a leg only slowed down a player; you had to pump huge amounts of ammo into their leg to kill them after "destroying" the leg. In ''Living Legends'', destroying a mech causes it to ragdoll; but the player still can aim the torso, and use jumpjets to flail around. Many servers outright baned legging in ''Living Legends'' until leg armor was buffed, and in other servers (or in [=MW4=]), doing it elsewhere will cause people to call you a "****ing legger". In ''Online'' it is mildly more acceptable (destroying a leg limits the 'Mech to half speed or 40 kph, whichever is slower; destroying ''both'' legs kills the 'Mech), especially where Light 'Mechs are concerned, since it may be the only way for a Heavy team to prevent a Light from capturing the base and winning the match singlehandedly. Still, it is considered bad form to "leg" a 'Mech out in the middle of an open space, where they cannot find cover.

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* {{Scrub}}: Legging (destroy a mech's leg) is a major taboo in all games, after the train-wreck balance that was MechWarrior 3. To elaborate, in MechWarrior 3, if you destroyed a player's leg, he would instantly be killed; much faster than blasting out their torso (to be fair, legging held the best chances to salvage a 'Mech and most of its equipment short of a [[BoomHeadshot headshot]] in Single Player mode in ''Mech3''). Later MW games nerfed legging, hard. In MechWarrior 4, destroying a leg only slowed down a player; you had to pump huge amounts of ammo into their leg to kill them after "destroying" the leg. In ''Living Legends'', destroying a mech causes it to ragdoll; but the player still can aim the torso, and use jumpjets to flail around. Many servers outright baned legging in ''Living Legends'' until leg armor was buffed, and in other servers (or in [=MW4=]), doing it elsewhere will cause people to call you a "****ing legger".
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In ''Online'' it is mildly a lot more acceptable (destroying a leg limits the 'Mech to half speed or 40 kph, whichever is slower; destroying ''both'' legs kills the 'Mech), especially where Light 'Mechs are concerned, concerned since it may Lights are so quick and nimble that their torsos are very hard to take out. Lights themselves often go for the legs on very large Assault 'Mechs (i.e. Stalker, Banshee, Atlas, Dire Wolf) as chewing through their massively armored torsos can take forever with the Lights' limited firepower, the legs are easy targets that can be fired at from any angle and tend to be the only way for a Heavy team first place Assault pilots strip their armor off. They also often keep ammo in there, leading to prevent juicy ammo explosions. Having a Light from capturing slow Dire Wolf limited to 27 kph also takes a lot of the base sting out of him, as he basically becomes a half-immobile turret. Competetive teams will often just forgo torsos altogether and winning the match singlehandedly. Still, it is focus fire entirely on legs. It's still considered bad form somewhat rude to "leg" leave a 'Mech out player stranded with one leg in the middle of an open space, where they cannot find cover.nowhere but people will almost never call you out for going for legs.
7th Jul '15 4:54:26 AM SNobleJr
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** In ''Online'', the Ebon Jaguar / Cauldron-Born used to start [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MWiwAbcf-GE breakdancing]] upon death. Sadly, this has been patched out.
20th Jun '15 8:49:29 PM Akamia
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** The mission designers for ''Mechwarrior 4: Vengeance'' seemed to be inordinately fond of the Uziel, given how many of them you run into. Their InterfaceScrew-inducing PPCs, long range, and surprising durability, combined with the fact you tend to encounter more than one in every single mission, will eventually drive pilots mad. The ''Black Knight'' expansion [[DemonicSpiders one-ups this]] with the even more annoying, even more powerful, even tougher to kill Mad Cat Mk. II - You will see more of these [[FridgeLogic Clan mechs used by your Inner Sphere enemies]] in the last op alone than you will see in Clan use ever in ''Mercenaries''.

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** The mission designers for ''Mechwarrior 4: Vengeance'' seemed to be inordinately fond of the Uziel, Uziel[[note]]The 'mech you see on the game's cover; essentially the MascotMook.[[/note]], given how many of them you run into. Their InterfaceScrew-inducing PPCs, long range, and surprising durability, combined with the fact you tend to encounter more than one in every single mission, will eventually drive pilots mad. The ''Black Knight'' expansion [[DemonicSpiders one-ups this]] with the even more annoying, even more powerful, even tougher to kill Mad Cat Mk. II - You will see more of these [[FridgeLogic Clan mechs used by your Inner Sphere enemies]] in the last op alone than you will see in Clan use ever in ''Mercenaries''.
18th May '15 11:39:37 PM Andrew_Maltani
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** One mission in ''Ghost Bear's Legacy'' requires you to defend a dropship from enemy attack, which isn't so bad...until they start siccing kamikaze Elementals (mechs at least half the size of the smallest playable mech in the game, and thus a huge pain in the ass to hit) rigged with lots of explosives on you.

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** One mission in ''Ghost Bear's Legacy'' requires you to defend a dropship from enemy attack, which isn't so bad...until they start siccing kamikaze Elementals Battle Armor units (mechs at least half the size of the smallest playable mech in the game, and thus a huge pain in the ass to hit) rigged with lots of explosives on you.you. Thankfully, they can be easily one-hit killed by [[spoiler: Flamers or one of any Missile.]]
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