In the darkness of twilight, they say the Fan Creations sub-forum is haunted.
It's time to go bump in the night, and show how Mechs can be undead!
Zombie Centurions, Phranken...
We are proud to announce the re-introduction of global payment options to our purchase systems.
Which options are available depends on your country of residence:
Please stand by for an incoming hot-fix!
The goal of this hot-fix is to resolve three issues:
Repeal the soft Game Mode Voting system and restore hard restrictions previously...
We are proud to announce the first stage in a shuffling to our matchmaking system:
Moving forward, all Game Mode selections will be treated as preferences rather than exclusive...
The Skye Rangers Brigade has a long tradition of service and loyalty to House Steiner through four long and grueling Succession Wars spanning hundreds of years. Once again civil war threatens the Great Houses of the Inner Sphere. Our Mechwarriors have been called home, allies will be chosen, enemies vanquished, and battles fought on distant worlds under far off suns...the Federation of Skye will now decide its destiny...
Welcome to the Home Base of the Skye Rangers, located on the dark and beautiful planet Summer, within the Federation of Skye.
The much anticipated Inner Sphere pack has arrived, code named Resistance.
Players will immediately notice the high value comparable to the Phoenix program where packages range from 20 to 80 dollars. This is primarily based as always on the C-bill to MC ratio which describes the difference between IS and Clan package pricing.
Fans may wonder what our process was for selecting the Zeus and Grasshopper after the forum poll results. In both cases voting was close enough to 50/50 that we felt we could go either way. In the end we felt these 4 ‘Mechs in particular seemed to fit very well together, with other, future packages seeming to be better fits for inclusion of the Black Knight and Cyclops..
Since it is unclear in the graphic: Panther, Enforcer, Grasshopper, Zeus
This package will go on sale Wednesday Oct 22nd at 4PM PDT
Full variant details will be provided on Wednesday when the package is made available for purchase.
*Special Note: We do not yet have mock-ups for the Inner Sphere faction skins/content, we will work hard to supply these images as soon as possible, with a commitment to have all of those details view able before the Dec 16th delivery of the King Crab. Any purchase decisions in the meantime will need to be based off of past content.
The world posed some remarkable challenges for the first settlers trying
to colonize the world. The local lifeforms are virulent and dangerous,
and those plants and animals imported from off world were quickly
consumed, killed by disease or otherwise destroyed by the local flora
and fauna. It took years for scientists on the planet to find an opening
that would allow imported lifeforms to survive, and by the thirty-first
century the imported species had managed to gain a foothold on New
New Kyoto was largely settled by Japanese expatriates, and the world
became a major center of the Buddhist religion in the Lyran
Commonwealth. It possesses the largest statue to Amidha Buddha in the
Inner Sphere: The statue is over 110 meters tall.
The industrial base on New Kyoto was initially only capable of
supporting light industries, but during the era of the Star League New
Kyoto was one of numerous worlds which saw increasingly large factory
complexes appearing on the planet as a result of the Commonwealth's
industrial base expanding.
During the First Succession War the Bolson Shipyards in orbit above New
Kyoto were the target of a massive assault that in February 2787
destroyed what had been a major naval production facility during the
Star League era.
A ban on exporting native New Kyoto lifeforms off world remained firmly
in place as late as 3025, and while New Kyoto was reasonably free of the
larger hostile life forms such as Armor Bears and Ki-rians by this
point, visitors would have to have been extremely foolish to travel into
any of the wild areas of the planet alone or unarmed. As late as
3067 thousands of deaths a year on New Kyoto were attributed to just
those two species, despite the armor bear being limited largely to the
remaining woodlands on Asharu and the Ki-rian being subject to
massive hunting campaigns all over Kalaska as the local population tried
to contain the species.
The Endo family of New Kyoto was responsible for leading the Rahneshire
region of the Federation of Skye during the Succession Wars, and
embodied the ferocious corporate spirit and warriors for which the
Rahneshire was famous throughout the Commonwealth.
By 3025 several spaceports were being built on New Kyoto to boost trade
with the Free Worlds League and a number of major industries had been
constructed along the coastlines of the four continents dotted around
New Kyoto. New Kyoto was a centre of the Pure Land Sect Buddhist
tradition within the Commonwealth as well as being the centre of group
of planets with a population largely descended from ethnically Japanese
settlers. The Toshodai-ji temple on New Kyoto housed the largest
sculpture of the Amida Buddha known to exist. The distinctive
Japanese influence on the culture of New Kyoto is such that visitors to
the planet have frequently questioned whether New Kyoto was actually the
subject of an extended occupation by the Draconis Combine at some
By 3067 the Kyoto College located outside the city of Yonei on Kalasaka
was at the forefront of research into myomer technologies used for both
medical and military applications. Discoveries made by those studying or
working at the College had led to a host of improvements and
developments in a host of areas ranging from BattleMech and
IndustrialMech design through to myomer-based personal armor for civil,
military and governmental agencies. The College also offered a wide
portfolio of programs in engineering and medicine that allowed for work
experience and internships with technology and firms and hospitals
throughout the Isle of Skye.
In response to the recent raids and assaults on worlds within the Word
of Blake Protectorate, the Blakists launch raiding parties against
various worlds around the Protectorate border in early September 3076.
Making use of weapons of mass destruction to augment the damage
inflicting, the raiding parties - few of which were larger than a single
Level III struck at the worlds of Algorab, Alnasi, Amity, Bordon,
Connaught, Hunan, Kessel, New Hessen, New Kyoto, Ronel, St. Andre, Styk,
Tsitsang and Wei. Of the worlds hit, the Capellan Confederation took
the brunt of the fighting.
Starts: FRIDAY OCTOBER 17th 10:00:00 AM (PDT) Ends: MONDAY OCTOBER 20th 10:00:00 AM (PDT)
This weekend your primary objective is to drive down the MC and C-Bill price of the Stormcrow and Shadowhawk chassis' as well as for Mechbays. The participation of the entire MWO community will help decide the value of these items during a 4-day sale event starting October 21st when the event ends. There is no need to opt in, just play in solo or group queues and focus on completing the primary objective.
As you play, each match adds points to the Primary Objective score total, using the following values:
Primary Objective: Capture the enemy base - 20 points (per match).
Secondary Objective: Destroy the enemy team - 10 points.
Draw - 5 points.
Primary Objective: Acquire the maximum resource points - 20 points.
Secondary Objective: Destroy the enemy team - 10 points.
Draw - 5 points.
Primary Objective: Destroy the enemy team - 15 points.
Draw - 5 points.
No opt-in required, all players automatically qualify to participate.
The event will begin at 10AM PDT / 1PM EDT / 5PM UTC on Friday, October 17th and will last until Monday, October 20th at 10AM PDT / 1PM EDT / 5PM UTC.
You may play with any and all 'Mechs to collect points.
Both solo and group queue matches will be counted.
Private matches DO NOT count.
The sale will begin at 10AM PDT / 1PM EDT / 5PM UTC on Tuesday, October 21st and will last until Friday, October 24th at 10AM PDT / 1PM EDT / 5PM UTC.
In an effort to promote some of our more recently active folks and to find better Positions which better "fit" their particular talents, the following changes have been unanimously approved by Brigade Command:
- Hrunting to TAC:A & Greyfoxx to TAC
- Leif to DSR & Waeo to MaA
- Hercu to OIA (currently vacant) & Zeece to IO
I also threw in a couple of promotions for deserving promotees...
It is my pleasure to again recommend the following members for promotion and medals.
007mither007 - Commonwealth medal of Honor and promotion to LCOM
ELITE Venom - promotion to Staff Sergeant
Nootreeno - promotion to LCOM and Leutnant
StealthR6 -promotion to Senior Corporal
Z88Mar - promotion to Senior Corporal
Congratulations and thanks for everything guys. Keep up the good work.
As a side note, Merciless531 tells me he qualifies for Royal
Benefactor's wreath for donating to the TS but I have no way of
confirming this. Also ELITE Venom tells me that he used to have an
alliance star but lost it along the way.
*HPG Update* Please disregard the last two msgs. I have been asked to follow the PGI timeline instead of Canon timeline for the invasion: So I am pressing the RESET button and starting fresh with the next one.