Is it done yet?
The naughty producer blog.
Hi everyone my name is Matt Newman and I am the producer on MechWarrior Online. You may remember me from the Developer QnA as the guy who joked around a bit. (<-Understatement)
Well I am here today to make up some plausible excuses and give you a peace offering.
First off though let me just say I love MechWarrior and I love my job. The first computer I bought, with my hard earned Tim Hortonâ€™s donut money, was a Pentium2 133 loaded with a Matrox Mystique and an enhanced version of MechWarrior 2. I played that game so much that the first serious and live in girlfriend dumped me....true story....look at me now Shelly!
On to the plausible excuses!
Fumble # 1 â€“ â€œHow about Hula girls? You like Hula girls right?â€
Ok so the community seemed to respond to this very well, but man, I am taking the heat here at work! â€œYou realize now they expect us to make Hula girls right?â€ says Garth â€œI donâ€™t think Hula girls are in the canonâ€ complains another. Long sigh from a programmer then he grumbles something about â€œReal hula girl physics! Yeah right.â€ Sorry guys my bad! This was a call back to the original trailer and if you havenâ€™t seen the Hula girl in the trailer well then you havenâ€™t watched it enough. Go watch it again and while you are there subscribe to the YouTube channel.
Fumble # 2 â€“ â€œI canâ€™t hear you over the sound of my Hunchbackâ€™s AC-10!â€
That one was my fault. I cared more about the joke than the fact that the Hunchback actually has an AC-20. AC-20s are much louder than an AC-10s, No wonder I couldnâ€™t hear you. Some people were offended by my error and for that I apologize but what I liked were the people coming to my defence. Also this post is awesome: http://mwomercs.com/forums/topic/315-repainted-concept-art/page__st__40__p__22427#entry22427 In fact that whole thread is awesome. http://mwomercs.com/forums/topic/315-repainted-concept-art/
Fumble # 3 - â€œI remember that trailer and I donâ€™t think there was a Warhammer in there... I think it was an Urban Mech. Man I love those trash cans.â€
I have to admit I knew it was a Warhammer and it was my way to dodge the question about the Unseen. The answer about the Unseen is in the FAQ here. I went on to answer another question about the unseen regarding the art style â€œIf we are going to make any `Mech, it is going to go through Alexâ€™s treatment.â€ I also want to give a shout out to the guys who canâ€™t stop talking about the UrbanMech. Go and sign the petition here! http://mwomercs.com/forums/topic/128-petition-for-urbanmech/
So there you have it. Totally realistic plausible excuses! And here is my peace offering.
Your Humble Producer
P.S. Paul has banned me from future QnAâ€™s.