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Posted: Dec 29th 2011 5:03PM (Unverified) said

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this one's a beaut. will definitely drive it

Posted: Dec 29th 2011 5:08PM edgecrusherO0 said

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This is a walking pile of death metal

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UgnEU77kcA8

Posted: Dec 29th 2011 5:13PM Warsyde said

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Wait, 26th century? That doesn't sound right . . .

Posted: Dec 29th 2011 5:16PM johnflenaly said

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@Warsyde

Sure it does, most of the mech designs in the MWO time frame are actually hundreds of years old.
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Posted: Dec 29th 2011 5:39PM nimzy said

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Correction for the editor:
The game is taking place in 3049. The 'Mech (in-universe) was originally introduced hundreds of years earlier, and thus should be available for all factions (the Terran Hegemony has been gone for several hundred years now). It's a fire-support heavy (those two missile racks on the shoulders should make that obvious) that's too slow to run if it gets cornered.

Posted: Dec 29th 2011 5:54PM (Unverified) said

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@nimzy

The confusion comes with the home page releasing a fake 'news release' that happened in the 26th century when this version of the Catapult came out for the Terran Hegemony.

Game current time will be 3049 and all House factions will have this iconic mech since over those centuries it was spread across the Galaxy.
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Posted: Dec 29th 2011 7:09PM Rheem said

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Coming soon to BBC America, Mech Gear.

Posted: Dec 29th 2011 7:18PM Beau Hindman said

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Oh SWEET. Nice art, but I am also confident that they will be able to make it look that good in game. Just hope the aging PC can run it without another re-do! lol

Beau

Posted: Dec 29th 2011 8:27PM Borick said

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@Beau Hindman I may have to search the attic for my old Steel Batallion control board.
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Posted: Dec 29th 2011 10:02PM MechMarine said

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I am loving the mech redesigns. If anyone's been around Battletech for awhile, you'll know how atrocious the original designs were. This now looks like a real war machine, with just the right amount of curves and edges.

Posted: Dec 30th 2011 1:28AM Celtar said

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My second favorite mech, nice to see that it will be around. :) LRM"s for distance, lasers for close up and jump capable.

Posted: Dec 30th 2011 3:36AM (Unverified) said

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So will this be a open world sandbox?

Posted: Dec 30th 2011 8:51AM avidlurker said

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Re availability:
Availability could still be limited due to availability of production facilities.
Being legacy Star League tech, they will probably have survived in non-homogenous distribution in the Inner Shere.

While being certainly one of then nice designs, still nothing beats the Marauder and equally the Madcat imho.
I played the Battletech desk top before the design controversies, is the Marauder still in the canon?

Posted: Dec 30th 2011 3:12PM ScottishViking said

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@avidlurker

Sort of. It's one of the "lost" designs...technically part of the lore but de facto forbidden for further use or development.
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Posted: Jan 3rd 2012 10:08AM Gasaraki said

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@ScottishViking

The issues should have be resolved now. However we don't know if they will use the forbitten mechs.
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Posted: Jan 3rd 2012 10:14AM Gasaraki said

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@avidlurker

The Timberwolf (aka MadCat by the Inner Sphere) is a clan mech. At the current time, the clan invasion has not begun yet. The Inner Sphere has not seen the Timberwolf yet and totally outclasses the Catapult in all areas. It's heavier, more heavily armored, faster, has more weapons, and has better weapons.

The Inner Sphere called it the MadCat because it looks like a mix between a Marauder and a Catapult.
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Posted: Dec 30th 2011 3:11PM ScottishViking said

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Love the Catapult. Was one of my regular picks on tabletop.

Posted: Dec 30th 2011 5:04PM PaterFrog said

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Where's the donut? And what are you going to do if that takes an arrow to the knee?

Posted: Dec 30th 2011 5:07PM PaterFrog said

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@PaterFrog All joking aside, I'm seriously interested in this game.

I remember playing some Mech Warrior over ten years back on my grandfather's computer, when we went there to visit him once or twice a year. I was only eight years old or sth? Five hours in a car, just to play Mech Warrior. :D
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