As some of you may know, upon purchasing the new Community Edition MechWarrior 5: Mercenaries Pre-Order, you get access to an exclusive Discord Server where "Ask-Me-Anything"...
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.
Here is the newest update for the Kell hounds promote SJstorm to Bcom, move Rad to Ccom
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The Bman: Accrued Medical Leave (grin)I will be gone for 2 months Raudulfr: to ccom away for real life issues SJStorm: Promote to bcom HPT-KM (based on 32 mos) Posidon67: Promote to HPT-KM (based on 31 mos) Jud583: Promote to LT (based on 31 mos) Morrow: Promote to CP (based on 60 days)
Art. I will be away for a 2 months at the VA and Radaulfr has to take care of real life issues so Sjstorm will be taking over in the interm. If you want him to move to rcom because of my extended absence I am okay with that if that is what you want to do.
We'd like to thank everyone again for all your support and amazing feedback during the MechLab PTS this month!
We're excited to show you the changes we've made and the feedback we've integrated since the MechLab PTS ended. We think you'll like the changes we've made to the Warehouse in particular....
NGNG will be running through a sneak-peek of the release build of the new MechLab during this weekend's Weekend Update!
If you don't have a chance to catch that peek this weekend, you won't have to wait much longer...we're releasing the new MechLab overhaul onto the Live servers in the June 2nd patch!
The new MechLab is a huge improvement over the current system, and we will continue to make additional improvements and refinements moving forward. As promised, we are still going to provide a rundown on the feedback we received during the MechLab PTS, to let you know what we've already integrated and what might be integrated in the future.
The Public Test Forums have now been closed. With the new MechLab releasing in Tuesday's Patch, further discussions regarding the MechLab can be held elsewhere on the forums.
We have great plans to use the Public Test Server in the near future, so stay tuned!
Starts: FRIDAY MAY 29th 10:00:00 AM (PDT) (17:00 UTC)
Ends: TUESDAY JUNE 02nd 10:00:00 AM (PDT) (17:00 UTC)
Viva la Resistance! The Founder, Phoenix, Clan, and Gold pilots have earned their glory; now it's time for the Inner Sphere Resistance pilots to show their metal.
Between Friday and Tuesday we're running another Personal Challenge for all players, along with aResistance 'Mech Leaderboard Event just for Resistance 1 [R] Variant owners. If they can rack up enough kills in their Resistance [R] Variant 'Mechs during this Event, we will run a poll for them to determine which of the Resistance 1 'Mechs will be the first to receive a Champion Variant!
Anyone can participate in this Personal Challenge, and there are no 'Mech restrictions!
Simply earn a minimum Match Score of 30 in Assault, Skirmish, or Conquest to earn 1 Personal Challenge Point.
Rack up enough points and unlock these prizes:
5 points = x5 C-Bill Consumable Packs
10 points = 1000 GXP (In addition to this standard Prize, Resistance owners who reach this tier will also receive an 8-bit Sunglasses Hanging Item)
15 points = 2,000,000 C-Bills (In addition to this standard Prize, Resistance owners who reach this tier will also receive an MWO Standing Mug)
20 points = Kickers Warhorn! (In addition to this standard Prize, Resistance owners who reach this tier will also receive a Cameron Star Warhorn)
All Personal Challenge prizes are awarded as the points are achieved!
Resistance owners do not need to pilot Resistance 'Mechs in order to qualify for their unique Personal Challenge bonuses.
So I think everyone would agree we gave more than fair warning that you should not cheat or use 3rd party programs in MWO.
Ban wave happening right now. Official posts coming soon.
Will say the good news is that we were extremely thorough and the number of cheat users was far far lower than we had feared so that's good
Other than that I will just say that although some of those caught will deny it.
We use a combination of methods to ensure that the conclusion we reach is the correct one. We made 100% sure before this wave happened
To @H4RDC0R3_G4M3R I hate seeing some accounts with large amounts of money spent get lost, I wish they would have not gone down that road
To @russ_bullock @H4RDC0R3_G4M3R Anyway to post the names on the MWO site like how punkbuster has a official archive on theirs for the public?
To @smokejaguars @H4RDC0R3_G4M3R Yes look to the official posts later
p.s. GEN Arturus 05.27.15 7:44 PM:
All, as many of you have already noted, be advised that 007Mither007 is on this PGI ban list
Article I of our Bylaws specifically prohibits cheating: http://skye-rangers.net/bylaws ... That being said, our Bylaws also allow for a member to receive one warning prior to expulsion...and Mither has no previous warnings that I can recall or find in our disciplinary command forums.
Considering all the reported methods PGI used to determine who was hacking/heating, it is difficult for our command staff to refute same to doubt the ban by PGI. However, game companies are by no means paragons of perfection and details...So I have asked for Mither's side of the story. He is generally well liked in the SR, and I feel it only fair he get to relate his side of the story...and a simple "I didn't do it" will not be accepted...
I have therefore asked his RCOM (Greyfoxx) to speak with him, evaluate the situation as his RCOM and friend, and relate back to me his side of the story before I make any decisions.
Be reminded that alleged cheating by one of our members is a very serious issue and reflects very badly on the guild as a whole. But unlike PGI, we have the luxury of speaking with the accused and coming to our own decision.
I will therefore give 007Mither007 and Greyfoxx 24 hours before I act...if no response is received from either Mither (or Greyfoxx as his RCOM), then I will have no other choice than to act to preserve the reputation of the SR.
As always, anyone with any questions or concerns can certainly shoot me and/or Hrunting an email privately.
p.p.s. GEN Arturus 05.28.15 9:49 PM Skye Time
Based on all information supplied by the Command Staff over the past 24 hours, 007Mither007 has been stripped of all SR related rank, medals, awards and other tags and removed/banned/IP banned from this website. We are sorry to see him go, but PGI's evidence seems pretty final and damning from what I can see. We/I will not sully our guild's good reputation any further...
In the interests of the SR and so we can all move on, I made the decision based on the evidence presented and Mither's response transmitted through Greyfoxx.
Any SR member can feel free to shoot me an email with any questions/concerns.
MWOWC EU-Team: today seems to be the last opportunity to grab em prices for participation in the MWOWC. So in case you CAN attend tonight, it would be appreciated highly! I want at least one EON-component as a hanging cockpit item!
You kids with your newfangled toys! Back in my day, we had to push the AC grenades into the enemy armor by mech-hand! Our cockpits never went below 40° Celsius and our lasers went PEEEWW instead of pewpewpewpewpew!
Also important thing for those who didn't know. After this patch you can now take any mech from mechbay into training grounds with unsaved loadout. Bascially allowing you to try out different builds/skills without spending cbills/xp.
Hey William! Nice to have ye back! Can you invite Gri3f3r and CrashSteel into the academy please so they have a bigger bunch of ppl to play with? Pretty nice folks from what I have seen until now. Thx!
Tonight (EU-Time): Team Bravo does MWOWC18 drops to get the games needed for prices! Show up + participate, so we can spread PGI's blessings between as many Rangers as possible. Check the thread in TacCom-Subforum, contact via PM or show up on TS!