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.
BattleTech: Campaign Operations ($39.99USD) Forge your forces and prepare to fight any battle across the Inner Sphere! Campaign Operations completes the core rulebook series begun in Total Warfare. While previous rulebooks detailed game play at various levels—from a single MechWarrior, to a BattleMech company, to entire armies—this final volume focuses on the forces a player will build and run through any level of play.
Campaign Operations contains rules for creating and running forces, whether a down-on-their-luck mercenary battalion, or a fully-supplied House regiment. The volume also contains complete rules for devising solar systems, allowing players to recreate existing star systems or craft all-new worlds to challenge each other. The final sections of the book bring several options to the table for campaign play. Building off of previous sections in Total Warfare and Strategic Operations, the Narrative Campaign, Map-Based Campaign and Chaos Campaign rules allow players to build exciting, fun campaigns of almost any stripe for their newly-minted forces!
The Bushwacker has arrived, and is now en-route to the MechBays of eligible MechWarriors. The Bushwacker is a classic 55 ton Inner Sphere Medium with a distinctive history, and we're really excited to see its presence and impact on the battlefields of the Inner Sphere.
With development currently focused toward the release of the new Skill Tree, the Incursion Game Mode, and additional Faction Play improvements, January is a relatively light month in terms of patch content. Of particular note are a number of gameplay and balance changes, including a change to Clan XL Cooling Efficiency and Quirk adjustments for 13 'Mech chassis, a total of 105 'Mech-related fixes and improvements, and an array of other fixes and items.
A brand new launcher and patcher system for the standalone MechWarrior Online client is releasing as part of this patch, to replace the existing launcher and patcher. The primary goal of this launcher is to provide a central method for accessing different builds of MechWarrior Online; specifically the standard MWO client and the MWO Public Test client. The new launcher also brings with it greater stability and performance when installing or updating the client, and provides a more streamlined ‘launchpad’ for accessing MechWarrior Online standalone clients. Full details and download link for this new launcher will be provided this Monday, prior to the patch on Tuesday.
If you'd like a look at what's coming for MechWarrior Online in the coming months, head over the Roadmap for January, February, and Beyond. In addition to the marquee items outlined there, 2017 is shaping up to include more waves of quality-of-life improvements and refinements, along with additional features and items currently in the planning and design phase; so stay tuned.
In the meantime, read on for all the details of our January patch, and we'll see you on the battlefield!
Next Friday (01.20.17), I will be clearing our website guild roster of AWOL folks. That is defined as not logging into the website in >6 months.
Please kindly tell folks on TS and in game to make sure they login into the SR website over the next week so as not to get deleted from our roster.
p.s. 01.20.17 - The AWOL check has been completed...72 'Mechwarriors removed from our Roster as AWOL for not logging into the websoite for >6 months. We still stand very strong at 342 Members in the SR as of today :)
As The Zipper walked into the briefing room, it looked great. The troops were in their dress blues. It was quiet. Just like it should be. "Officer on DECK! Atten-SHUN!" was clearly heard throught the hall. The Zipper then said " At ease." Everybody sat.
Jonas Fenmore, Promoted to Sen.SGM.
The following MechWarriors are to be moved to 4th Skye Reserves: Baxtdren Soulkeeper Roper Band Centure Morrals ModPodge Skabs Carlyle Junior
And then The Zipper said " Thank you...Dis-Missed!" The Zipper then walked out, shaking his head.
In Service, Lt. Gen. The Zipper Temp RCOM 4th Regiment Brigade Quartermaster
Concurrent with this honor, Canefire (since he already had the GPM and McH medals) has been given an additional annual bonus of 1,000 SR Points for use in the Summer Palace Marketplace. His name will also be prominently highlighted on all of our Regiment Rosters for the entire month.
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!