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.
PGI have announed this year's Trick or Treat event! Check it out here.
There are 150 prizes to be won per player, plus extras for those who have pre-ordered. Most importantly, if you get all 150, you automatically win a special 'Mech (either a Hunchback or Stormcrow) with pattern and 30% C-bill bonus!
So let's see you all in Teamspeak over the next week for both Quick Play and Faction Play!
Speaking which... Faction Play for the next week will be Clan vs Clan and Inner Sphere vs Inner Sphere! Let's show House Davion what we're made of!
It is my privilege to report that the 17th has been performing above expectations on the faction battlefield during their weekly sorties. Responding well to commands, being eager to learn, and having great attitudes while winning their matches, and even while losing the odd one. I am happy to recommend the following Rangers for promotion.
Thunderw to CP WaffleIron to SCP Ellaria81 to SCP Allan Noble to SCP Werekoala to SCP DuckGoose to SCP BurkeNichols to SCP Hunter56 to SG Aishka to SG Doomfist to SG WizDresden to SSG
The October 17 patch was originally scheduled to release at 2PM Pacific to ensure some final-hour changes were properly implemented and tested, but during the subsequent testing phase we identified an End of Round bug we were not willing to release as-is. As a result of this issue, we have decided to delay the patch until Wednesday, October 18th at 2PM Pacific.
We apologize sincerely for any inconvenience this delay may cause; particularly if you were looking forward to getting into your Escalation 'Mechs tonight.
Special Note: To help compensate somewhat for the delay, all accounts that have logged in within the last 60 Days will receive 2 Days of Banked Premium Time.
Additionally, Escalation pack owners of any pack or tier will also receive 1 free MechBay (to a max of 1).
These bonuses will arrive with the patch.
We will do our best to make the patch downtime tomorrow as quick as possible. Thank you for your patience, MechWarriors.
Due to some final-hour changes to the Nightstar arm orientation and the partial rollback of previously planned Laser changes, the expected downtime for this patch will run from 2 to 4 PM Pacific, rather than our usual time of 10AM.
Apologies for any inconvenience; once the patch downtime begins 2PM we'll do our best to make it as quick as possible!
You can check out the details of our Laser change rollback through our devpost here, and the results of our Nightstar arm angle adjustment here.
The Civil War: Escalation 'Mechs have arrived, and are now en-route to the MechBays of eligible MechWarriors!
This patch contains a large number of gameplay-related fixes, adjustments, and improvements, including a Quirk pass on 9 'Mechs, balance adjustments for an array of weapons, a fix for MRM firing rates, the restoration of persistent, friendly UAV markers, a number of community-requested feature improvements, and more.
The Special Events system is receiving a few key improvements in this patch, including the ability to toggle visibility of Faction Play Objectives for which you are specifically eligible, along with a potential fix for the issue that prevented the Event Browser from populating for certain players. If you continue to encounter this issue after applying the patch, please contact Support services at email@example.com.
Rounding out the patch we have the release of three new Halloween Cockpit Items, the delivery of three additional Warhorns for WC 2017 Tournament Supporter Pack owners, and an array of miscellaneous improvements and fixes.
In other news, our three 2017 MechWarrior Online World Championship Finalists have been decided! The forces of EmpyreaL, EON Synergy, and 228th Black Watch will meet on-site and in person at Mech_Con 2017 on December 9th in Vancouver, BC to determine who among them will be crowned the 2017 MechWarrior Online World Champions. If you can't make it in person be sure to tune into the Mech_Con 2017 livestream to catch all the action!
In the meantime, read on for all the details of the October patch and we'll see you on the battlefield!
It is my pleasure to highlight the actions of one of our own today, and recognise the skill, poise, and teamwork needed to pull victory from the jaws of defeat. Skyshroud, a member of the 10th Regiment recently demonstrated all three of these abilitys.
On Crimson Strait, Skyshroud was one of two surviving mechs in an assault match where a half dozen enemys were still on the field. Using good positioning and teamwork, Skyshroud and fellow Ranger Aliencreature were able to set up an ambush that allowed them to take the enemy completely by suprise. When the smoke cleared Skyshroud and Aliencreature had not only survived, but had wiped the entire enemy team off the map.
Skyshroud finished the match with 7 kills to his credit!
For this outstanding act of teamwork and tactics, I hereby award him the McKennsy Ground Pounders Medal for valorous action on the battlefield.
Congratulations Skyshroud, you are a credit and inspiration to all the Skye Rangers!
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!