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Published Jul 21, 2017
Greetings MechWarriors, We will be rolling out a hot-fix, currently scheduled for Thursday, July 20th at 5:00 PM PDT (Midnight UTC), to issue a number of fixes. Additional issues have been identified...
Published Jul 20, 2017
Upcoming Patch - Tuesday, July 18th @ 10AM – 1PM PDT Patch Number: 1.4.126 Standalone Client Patch Size: ~1GB Steam Client Patch Size: ~1.4GB Please note that due to compression differences...
Published Jul 15, 2017
Countdown to Civil War Mech Release July 18th Pre-Order the Civil War Packs here! CIVIL WAR CIVIL WAR MECHS AND TECH MECH LAB PREVIEW LIVESTREAM YouTube Archive CIVIL...
Published Jul 11, 2017
Greetings MechWarriors, Over 30 Teams have thrown down the gauntlet and made it onto the Competitive Play Leaderboards during the ongoing Qualifying Phase of the 2017 MechWarrior Online World Championship....
Published Jul 11, 2017
CONCLUSION OF CIVIL WAR: NEW TECH PUBLIC TEST SESSION  – JULY 5 - 4 PM PDT - Greetings MechWarriors! We are concluding our PTS session for the upcoming Civil War technology and equipment update...
Published Jul 5, 2017
You asked for it! PREMIUM TIME IS BACK! Civil War Packs and Civil War: Escalation Packs!  Civil War and  Civil War: Escalation All Standard Mech Packs All Collectors...
Published Jul 4, 2017
EVENT PAGE IS HERE!!! Starts: Sunday July 2nd at 5 PM PDT (July 3rd 12 AM UTC) Ends: Monday July 17th at 5 PM PDT (July 18th 12 AM UTC)   Greetings MechWarriors, Welcome...
Published Jul 2, 2017
New PTS changes as of 1 PM PDT Friday, June 30th   Ballistic UAC/10 Fixed ammo tuning to appropriate amount, 40 shots per ton, 20 per half ton Heat reduced to 3 (from 4)  ...
Published Jul 1, 2017
Greetings MechWarriors, We will be rolling out a hot-change, currently scheduled for Thursday, June 29th at 3:00 PM PDT (10 PM UTC), to issue the following changes: -Rewards enabled in Comp Play mode -Comp...
Published Jun 29, 2017
Skye March Tactical Feed
by Matt Newman in [ Announcements ] on, Jul 11, 2017 10:30 PM UTC 271  comments
 
Countdown to Civil War Mech Release July 18th
 
[KM-GEN] Hercu1 a http://www.sarna.net/wiki/Federation_of_Skye#The_Rebellion_of_3056
[COL] Sevronis And actually now that I think about it, didn't the Fedcom Civil War also have the Skye Rangers mentioned as the Sky...
[COL] Sevronis Well, we've always been a Steiner unit so.. I'd say we'll be Steiners.

On the planet Qanatir, Periphery March, Steiner Territory
June 29th, 3053
Time: 15:30

It was a frozen wasteland, the only sign of any former civilization was the abandoned city with its building encased in tombs of ice and snow. And yet the Lyrans had constructed a lone base for mining and geological study full with a staff of civilians, mainly scientists and miners, and with military personnel that rotated every six months. During this rotation period, the civilians would typically be mostly left unguarded, with little more than the bare minimum to monitor security of the sector. Unfortunately, this left little towards the defense of the base should it become under attack. Most had felt the need for much security and defense on such a backwater planet near the periphery was unwarranted. Surely, no one ever desired to bother with such a desolate place. That was until the first raid came from a small group of pirates from the periphery, stealing much of the ores that had been excavated. The Grey Death Legion had been contracted to lend support towards the defense of the base until the replacement guard had arrived. One attack was enough, but the civilians left nothing else to chance. Five battlemechs from the GDL with a lance worth of local security personnel in their own 'mechs seemed enough.
.“<The scouts report a possible pirate installation on the other side of the abandoned city>”, COL Sevronis stated over the comm in his BL-P-KNT. “<Depending on how big this base is, we don't know what kind of number these pirates may bring, so keep yours eyes peeled.>”
“<Speak of the devil>”, crackled Aerei's voice through the speaker. “<I see about a lance of unidentified 'mechs across the valley.>”
“<Alright, let's push on across and close distance>”, Sevronis ordered, taking the lead across the valley. “<Shuben, stay with me. Bakka, keep to the rear and provide cover fire. Aerei and Theman flank outwards and catch them at the sides when we start the fight. The local security 'mechs can stay behind if any bandits try to rush the base.>”
“<Roger>”, came the reply from Bakka and Theman.
“<Oh man, I got a bad feeling about this>”, answered Shuben, keeping pace with Sevronis in his own BL-P-KNT.
“<The first kill is mine!>”, exclaimed Aerei rather excitedly from an ENF-4R.
“<Contact made, let's say hello Shuben!>”, Sevronis shouted as the two Black Knights came around the corner, getting the attention of the nearest enemy 'mech with a managed continuous barrage of firepower.
Aerei and Theman came in from the sides, doing hit and run maneuvers against the target engaged with Sevronis. A final barrage of laser fire from Aerei's Enforcer secured the first enemy destruction.
“<Called it!>”, shouted Aerei, just as a few more red blips appeared on the sensors. “<Uh, we got a problem. There's another enemy lance headed our way.>”
“<This is base security!>”, came another voice over the comms in Sevronis' cockpit. “<We have a lance of 'mechs pushing in on the base! We'll try to hold them off as best we can!>”
“<Damn it! They got us surrounded!>”, Sevronis responded in surprise, finishing off the second enemy 'mech nearby. “<Let's finish these guys quickly!>”

The battle continued on, eventually leading to Bakka's BJ-3 being put out of commission, followed by Shuben's Black Knight next, with the ENF-4R not far behind, much to Aerei's frustration . The security lance managed to down five of the enemy 'mechs when a couple enemy reinforcements arrived from the battle across the valley. Sevronis' Black Knight was just about at its limit, having only a couple weapons left, but still trying to do whatever possible. There were seven enemy 'mechs left, so the possible looked pretty dim. “Theman, you're the only one left and I won't last much longer”, Sevronis voice uttered from the comm in Theman's UM-R60L. “<Most of these guys are really banged up as well. Get in the base and get help from the turrets!>”

An Urbanmech wasn't the most spectacular Light 'mech around, but Theman's UM-R60L wasn't the slow-walking turret you would expect. A rather odd loadout of an Autocannon 2 and a quartet of medium lasers with the largest XL engine the chassis could carry, was what the young pilot had to win this with. “<I got this>”, Theman replied with an air of confidence. He took potshots with his AC2 as he jumped over the nearest base wall. The enemy forces were all desperately trying to shoot at the small battlemech, chasing after him into the base. Upon entry, the turrets that were still standing removed two opponents with ease before being destroyed themselves. Three enemy 'mechs remained. It was to Theman's fortune that all three were not able to run as fast. The continuous plinking of the AC2 upon metal seemed as a BB rifle hitting the side of a barn, but Theman kept the trigger pulled. To manage his heat, the four medium laser were set to chain fire. Soon the first enemy was down, sights set to the second, and plinking away. At this point the AC2 ammo reserves ran out, leaving only the lasers. Again and again they cut into the armor of the second opponent until, it too, fell over in defeat. The final 'mech seemed to visibly shake, unable to fathom this untold ferocity of such a feeble 'mech. Like a carnivore toying with its prey, Theman burned into one of the legs to disable it, preventing the 'mech from escaping. Next, what was left of the arms, then side torsos before finally being cored out. With no other attackers, all that was left was to disable the enemy base and secure the area. He ran, as fast as his Urbanmech legs could move, he ran. As soon as he entered the enemy base, he set upon the destruction of important structures. It wasn't long however, that the base fully surrendered and turrets went offline.

“<Theman, I'm not sure how you pulled that off, but you did. And in an Urbanmech of all things>”, Sevronis' voice came back over the comm. Theman merely pulled out a pair of sunglasses, sliding them over his eyes and replied with a simple “<Deal with it.>”

Sevronis and the others had been retrieved and safely back inside Phobos near the base. The COL held the communicator and was only speechless before quietly setting it back down and looked at the report in his hand regarding the performances of other GDL pilots, most notably Naseldrip by also pulling a win out of his ass during another assignment. He would have to read that glowing recommendation later, he needed a drink now.
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TL;DR version (Sorry! Got carried away again!)

Promotions

Theman265 - to SSGM
Obberon - to SCP
Shuben - to SCP

Medals

Theman265 - HoS (winning a match against 3 to 1 odds)
Naseldrip - MoH (winning a match against 5 to 1 odds)
Kurbeks - HoS (5000+ kills); and RLOC (25+ favors)

Again I wish to extend a congrats to Theman for being MW of the Month for July! This was the story that lead to it (some exaggeration may have been embelished). Congrats to everyone! Strength through unity!

[COL] Sevronis I appreciate the accolades on my writing guys.
[SG] Jexvrok congrats GDL. sevronis, i love reading your monthly reports and promotions.
[LT] MrKvola Congrats! Also, nice story!

The following promotions have been awarded for dedication and excellence in battle:

MrKvola - Leutnant (LT)
Nemesis357 - Leutnant (LT)
Geekdad - Senior Sergeant Major (SenSGM)
Bjorn Bekker - Sergeant (SG)
Jex - Sergeant (SG)
PappyHawk - Senior Corporal (SCP)
Cubiccube - Corporal (CP)

[KM-GEN] Cipher a Jex also received Order of Tamar Tigers (OTT) and The Honor of Skye (HoS) medals for achieving 5000 confirmed kills!
[SG] Jexvrok sure, i could always afford pants. but it doesn't mean i am going to wear them in my mech, it's feels great to...
[HPT-KM] Deathshade Woohoo. Party time. Raises all around. We know who is buying the beer.

Fellow 'Mechwarriors,

It is the Command Brigade's distinct pleasure to announce the selection of SGM Theman265, 'Mechwarrior in the attached Gray Death Legion (GDL) Regiment, as the July 'Mechwarrior of the Month!

Concurrent with this honor, Theman265 has been awarded the McKennsy Ground Pounders Medal (GPM) and his name will be highlighted on all of our Rosters for the month.

Congrats and thanks for the hard work for the Brigade!

.../Salute & Brigade Up!

[LT1] Canefire Way to go TheMan! You make us proud.
[LT] MrKvola Congrats!
[LT-COL] Naseldrip Salute, Theman

The following promotions have been awarded for dedication and excellence in battle:

CadoAzazel - SG
ToneLoc - SG
SlaterHater - SG

[HPT-KM] Deathshade Congrats and Welcome. Great game tonight too btw. &lt;S&gt;
[HPT] Chopy Way to go, Snords!
[SCP] Michael Archer Thank you for the invite and promotion. Hopefully I will contribute to the raiding, looting, and general chaos.

PTS new Tech test

[KM-GEN] Hercu1 a posted Jun 30, 17

On the MWO Public Test Servers, anyone who wishes can have early look at the new Inner Sphere and Clan equipment currently scheduled for release with the July 18 patch.  Rotary autocannons, Snub-nose PPCs, etc, etc.  Too many goodies to go into here.  I did notice within the PTS, all quick play matches were 4v4.

Details Link : https://mwomercs.com/news/2017/06/1841-civil-war-new-tech-public-test-session

Just a reminder:  Skye Cup team rosters must be in by the end of the day on Friday, June 23.  Rosters can be changed up until the first drop is started.  The matches will be 6v6 with a team roster cap of 8.  If you are looking for a team then please post here: http://www.skye-rangers.net/forum/m/3241960/viewthread/30250604-skye-cup-2017-looking-for-team-thread

Some teams still need players to fill out their roster.  There will be mech pack prizes to each member of the winning team.

[HPTGEN] Greyfoxx The Skye Cup has begun and extends until July 18th. The rules for this year have been posted
[HPT-KM] Deathshade We got a last minute add! :dead:
[LT] SuperNobody Did I miss a post, when is the Skye Cup taking place?
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Welcome to 3 new Medium pilots: TyroneShoelaces, Diawa & Allan Noble !
... unless Ill get arrested, I should be able to do some CW
Im back (again) and after long overdue laptop maintance behind me...
There is a list of recent recruits visible on the main page. Just follow this column, you should be able to find it a bit below.
Hey Art. I had one of my buddies sign up. Do we have a list of all signups?
It doesn't have to be tomorrow. Whatever works for most people. I'll start a discussion thread and see what we can get going.
i like your idea, assuming i am not stuck at work
What do people think about having a faction warfare night to celebrate the release of the Civil War Patch?
Is the 17th dead?
Welcome back Killarney !
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