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.
PGI has announed a new upcoming event starting this Saturday - Mektoberfest! To get the maximum rewards, simply play a little MWO every day for 17 days. The total rewards per player go up to 400 MC, 4 Standing Cockpit Items, and over 8,000,000 C-Bills!
Also, it has been reported that Clan Heroes are approaching the battlefield! Do not be tempted to switch sides and aid the invading Clans!
As recommended by our illustrious SFC:A, KM-GEN Cipher a couple months back, I am honored to announce the following awards (Note: I have copied most of Cipher's email as I cannot add to his glowing recommendations for these fine officers):
"So this is pretty hard to figure out, because many of our command staff already have very high rank. But right now I know that these pilots deserve promotions:
Greyfoxx KM-GEN - Basically our best pilot, best leader, best DC- and does a TON of work prepping and getting everything/everyone in line for our tournament play. We would have a seriously hard time doing this without him.
Poptart81 COL- Always has good input, puts in a lot of time helping us in tournaments.
M4sterFl4sh HPT-KM - He's not in Brigade command, but he's one of the leaders in the Rangers for sure and I'd just like to see him promoted. Probably our best DC after Greyfoxx., always around, great player, vital to our tournament team.
Basically everyone here put a lot of time into the unit, are great players, good natured, and are VITAL to our tournament play success. They deserve to be recognized for their dedication, time, and effort."
Without further adieu and per Cipher's recommendations, the following awards are announced and posted:
Steiner forces were pinned down while defending a fortification in Sector 9 on Tetersen. The Falcons were relentless in their assault, having already taken out three quarters of the defenders while only losing half of their own. The situation looked grim as expected defeat flooded the comms until reports of destroyed Clan mechs taking fire from their left flank increased the kill count numerously. Smoke had settled in the distance to reveal the Grey Death Legion's dropship, Phobos.
"<Assaults, push towards them! Fire support, spread out and cover the assaults!>", yelled LT-COL Sevronis over the comms as a company of GDL battlemechs flooded into the base and battered at the enemy with an unending barrage. The Steiner soldiers finally had their chance to push back and rallied from their frontal position to pepper the Falcons in a crossfire of depleted uranium and burning energy. The tide appeared to have finally turned thanks to the impeccable timing of unexpected reinforcements. Both the Steiners and GDL closed in towards their opponents for the final blow. That was until the tell-tale smoke plume of artillery bellowed in front of the charging mixture of Blue and Grey. "<Strike incoming! Clear out!>", shouted one of the Steiner mechs over the comms. The warning came a little too late as a Long Tom shell blasted into the forward mass of the charge, and engulfed the surrounding area with blinding smoke and debris. When visibility cleared up, all the remaining Steiner mechs had been either completely destroyed or severely crippled beyond continuing the fight. The Legion's mechs did not emerge unscathed either, with only five that remained in operational fighting condition.
"<You have no chance of victory, Freebirths. Surrender yourselves to Clan Jade Falcon, and you shall survive this day as bondsmen.>" announced the voice of the Falcon commander over the broadcast channel. There were seven Clan mechs that remained with apparent minimal damage and two more with moderate damage. "<Neg>," replied Sevronis calmly. "<Once was enough for me. Or is it you're afraid to actually fight us any longer?>" His BL-6-KNT was actually the 6th one to remain up, but it would not have mattered - the left arm had blown off, the actuators in the left leg were damaged, and torso was heavily damaged down to the internals, but luckily the engine had not received any critical damage. He was a walking fish in a barrel. "<Such arrogance! You shall all be destroyed! KILL TH- >", the Falcon commander shouted back being interrupted by PPC fire to his cockpit of his Timber Wolf from Sevronis' mech, killing him. One down. "<Well bargained, and done>," Sevronis replied sarcastically at the remaining Clanners, goading them into further rage. "<You boys pull this off and I'll make sure you get a bonus for it. You know what to do.>" He added as Clan laser fire burned into his exposed engine casing and went critical, ejecting himself before it blew outto parachute safely towards Phobos.
The remaining GDL pilots moved into action towards the Clanners. Trat fired an alpha strike from his Atlas into the side of a nearby Ebon Jaguar's remaining right torso, destroying it in the process. That was two down. He pulled the heavy machine around to face an approaching Dire Wolf, which had suddenly toppled forward and lifeless from an explosion to its rear caused by Kurbeks in a SRM Griffin. Three down. ZeWolfie, piloting a Jenner, zipped, in and out between a pair of Timberwolves, a Summoner, and two Hellbringers, keeping them distracted. Meanwhile, Wild Dog in an Orion and Trat in the Atlas pushed forward, focusing on the legs of a nearby Stormcrow until it fell over. Four down. The Orion and Atlas trudged over to the remaining Clan mechs, weapons firing in continuous barrage. ZeWolfie's distraction did not last long as his left leg received a massive hit from a Summoner's large autocannon, but not before blasting an alpha strike into the damaged left torso of the Summoner, destroying part of the engine as well as half of its arsenal. it wasn't enough as the Jenner got its other leg destroyed and triggering the eject sequence. Aerei had kept a moderate distance from the fight, keeping up a steady barrage of large laser fire from his Pheonix Hawk, using its speed to avoid incoming damage. His laser ripped accross the rear armor of the Summoner, managing to hit a critical location and disabled the mech. Only four remained for the Clanners. With the light distraction gone, Trat's Atlas became the focus. Despite being able to put out respectable damage, the combined Clan weapons upon his slow mech was too much as the heavy armor in the center torso melted like butter and was finished off with a critical engine strike, ejecting its pilot. Wild Dog kept up how own barrage, managing to destroy the left torso of a Timberwolf and heavily damaging the other before his own mech was taken out of the fight and ejected. With Aerei acting as support, Kurbeks ran his Griffin straight into the center of the four remaining Clanners, delivering a constant onslaught of SRMS before being ultimately defeated during a midair jump and ejected to safety as well. However, in his departure he left a present of red smoke in the center of them. An aerospace bomber shrieked overhead and blanketed the Clanners in a trail of heavy explosions, destroying another Stormcrow and severely crippling the rest. Aerei quickly scanned his opponents for damaged, noticing the majority of their armor had been blasted away. Aerei skirted around the enemy, burning his large lasers into the exposed engines of each opponent in turn, taking out one of the Hellbringers completely and the right torso of the other. His Pheonix hawk by now had lost its left arm and taken moderate damage to the torsos and legs, but operation performance was holding. He positioned himself in the rear arc of the remaining Hellbringer, blazing an alpha into the rear of the left torso and down another Clanner. The Timberwolf missing its left torso charged towards the nimble medium mech destroying the right leg of the Pheonix Hawk in exhange for its own operation when Aerei's large lasers burned the exposed center torso engine. Only one Clanner remained and both mechs were vulnerable. Aerei's remaining lasers burned desperately into the approaching mech's exposed torso structure. The engine of the Pheonix Hawk was exposed as well by now. The Timberwolf fired one final alpha strike at Aerei, overheating in the process. It did not hit home after Aerei engaged his remaining jump jets in time to avoid the incoming fire, burning his lasers into the exposed engine of the shut down Timberwolf as he landed. The cockpit of the enemy mech blew open as it creaked loudly in its fall to the ground. A bonus was due after all.
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!