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...
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We have reviewed the recent MC and C-Bill release dates associated with the pre-order packages and have performed a restructuring of the MC and C-Bill release dates.
In all cases, the MC and C-bill Dates have been moved to an earlier date. Some recent pre-orders release dates, MC dates, and C-Bill dates had been left as TBD in the original FAQs due to the fact they were lining up too far in the future, as you can see from the chart below.
We will be updating the pre-order FAQ'a Today to reflect these changes.
Yesterday morning (PDT) we tightened the matchmaking rules for the Quick Play Solo Queue. With those changes, players are now currently only being matched against other players up to a maximum of one PSR Tier outside of their own (in both directions, when applicable). Whenever possible, the system will still attempt to match players within their specific Tier. It is only when wait times reach a certain duration that the system loosens up to check for players a single Tier beyond your own.
The new matching tolerances are listed below.
1, 2, 3
2, 3, 4
3, 4, 5
These tighter matchmaking restrictions will help to improve per-match balance, but this improvement comes at a cost; wait times, particularly outside of peak hours, may see an increase by up to a minute or more.
We would like to stress that this is not necessarily a permanent change. We realize the balance between wait times and match quality is a delicate one, and will be closely monitoring the matchmaking system and adjusting its rules as needed.
We'd also like to take this opportunity to reiterate that the Matchmaking Status window - shown when hovering over the Quick Play button - conveys the percentage of players currently in the Matchmaking Queue for each Weight Class. If you wish to expedite your potential wait times we recommend using a 'Mech from a Weight Class with the lowest percentage value in the Matchmaking Status panel.
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!