We have had a recent influx of questions about a November preorder Mech and questions surrounding what Mech would be shipping in January. We thought it would be a good idea to share...
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.
<<Exerpt from award presentation. To read the entire presentation follow the link at the bottom>>
Planet Skye, June 3051
This Brigade, has fought and served with distinction and valor. I have fought alongside many of you in battle and I would stand with any of you, to jump into that terrible crucible that is the war we find ourselves in. All that have served have done exemplary and served the commonwealth well. Some have served with such distinction that their accomplishments set them apart and they are to be recognized.
14 members of 414 Skye Rangers have earned the Commonwealth Medal of Honor, our highest and most revered award. The acts that are necessary to receive this award are great. Of those 14 members 2 have received this award twice, and upon them we have bestowed the Silver Bars denoting they have earned this medal twice.
Never; however, in my entire service of the Skye Rangers has someone earned this medal three times, until today.
Kommandant Poptart earned his first Medal of Honor for his heroic actions against 5-1 odds while piloting a Raven. His second Medal of Honor with Silver Bars is hereby presented for attaining 10,000 kills in Mech combat…
AND his third Medal of Honor with Gold Oakleaf Clusters is hereby awarded for attaining over 15,000 kills in mighty metallic destruction. A Herculean feat to say the least.
Commonwealth/Alliance Medal of Honor (MoH) - The highest award the Alliance government can give an individual. It recognizes actions of uncommon valor and self-sacrifice, gaining a victory for the Alliance irrespective of the cost. The few recipients who survive the act for which they are decorated are inducted into the Knights of Donegal.
It honors any soldier in the LAAF who, by his or her actions, snatches victory from the jaws of defeat. The medal is a large silver disk with a single gold star upon it. It hangs from a gold bar made of three pieces, each symbolizing one of the three allied domains comprising the Old Commonwealth. The Medal of Honor has three grades: Silver Bars, Gold Oak Leaf Clusters, and Diamond Clusters.
In the Skye Rangers, this award can be given to any Skye Ranger Mechwarrior who has been victorious in an online combat against 5 to 1 or higher odds. It can also be awarded if a Mechwarrior achieves 10,000 confirmed online kills. Additional kill awards are granted as follows: Silver Bars (15,000 kills), Gold Oak Leaf Clusters (25,000 kills) and Diamond Clusters (50,000 kills).
When this award is earned, the 'Mechwarrior is granted a one-time award of 10,000,000 C-Bills (10,000 SR Points). When the Silver Bars MoH award is earned, the 'Mechwarrior is granted a one-time award of 15,000,000 C-Bills (15,000 SR Points). When the Gold Oak Leaf Clusters MoH award is earned, the 'Mechwarrior is granted a one-time award of 25,000,000 C-Bills (25,000 SR Points). When the Diamond Clusters MoH award is earned, the 'Mechwarrior is granted a one-time award of 50,000,000 C-Bills (50,000 SR Points).
All 4 grades of the MoH have now been integrated fully into our website CMS via the addition of 3 new tags [MoH - Silver Bars (MoH2), MoH - Gold Clusters (MoH2) and MoH - Diamond Clusters (MoH3)]...if anyone sees any problems or bugs, please let me know ASAP...
---------------------------------------------------------------------- STARTS: FRIDAY JUNE 26th AT 10:00 AM PDT (17:00 UTC) ENDS: TUESDAY JUNE 30th AT 10:00 AM PDT (17:00 UTC) ♪ Enemy is on the hill, I call them out His left torso's red, I'll take him out Teammate is taking hits, I hear him shout We are being flanked, there is no doubtThere goes my hero Watch me as I own There goes my hero He saved your bacon ♪ Finishing off the HeroEvent trilogy, our "There Goes My Hero" event spotlights thefinal group of Hero 'Mechs with competitive Leaderboards and a Hero sale!So bring out your Heroes or grab one on sale. Premium Timebooster packs are also being discounted during this event, so don't forget to activateor snag some Premium Time to stack your bonuses! We're boosting the following Hero 'Mech C-Bill bonuses from30% to 50% for the duration of this event!Spider Hero: SDR-A "ANANSI" Locust Hero: LCT-PB "PIRATES' BANE" Vindicator Hero: VND-1SIB "ST. IVES' BLUES" Griffin Hero: GRF-1E "SPARKY" Shadow Hawk Hero: SHD-GD "THE GRAY DEATH" Catapult Hero: CPLT-J "JESTER" Quickdraw Hero: QKD-IV4 "IV-FOUR" Atlas Hero: AS7-BH "THE BOAR'S HEAD" Banshee Hero: BNC-LM " LA MALINCHE" Battlemaster Hero: BLR-1GHE "HELLSLINGER" Combining the boosted Hero 'Mechs with active Premium Timewill double your C-Bill income for the duration of the event!Check out the Tournament page for an example of the potential C-Bill earnings There Goes My Hero Leaderboards:You must play the specific Hero 'Mech to participate in the "There Goes My Hero" Leaderboard Challenge Only your best 10 matches over the course of the event will be counted toward the Leaderboard Solo and Group Queue matches will be counted for these game modes: Assault, Skirmish, and Conquest Private matches and Community Warfare matches DO NOT count!Score Formula:(Solo Kill x 30) + (Kill Most Damage x 20) + (Killing Blow x 10) + ( Kill Assist x 10) + (Win × 10) + (Loss × 5) + (Survive × 10) + (Dead × 5) + ((Damage done - Team Damage) ÷ 15)
1st Tie-Breaker: Number of Matches Played (Fewer is better) 2nd Tie-Breaker: Team Damage (Less is better) All Leaderboard prizes are awarded at the end of the event!
Head over to the Tournament page to follow the Leaderboards and check out the rewards! ----------------------------------------------------------------------
The topic can be found here: http://mwomercs.com/forums/topic/202388-there-goes-my-hero-leaderboard-event/unread/
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!