Weekly Review â€“ Dec. 21st
Wow, the year is almost over. Here comes 3050- I mean, 2013!
So we had one of our biggest patches ever, and it added a ton of stuff. (Then we hotfixed it, thanks for your patience!) Two new Dragon Hero Mechs, Fang and Flame, which Iâ€™ve seen quite a few of in my games. I really love the paint scheme â€“ particularly that awesome dragon mouth! Also, the new Stalker assault Mech, which is one of the most terrifying things to meet head-on in the game. Iâ€™ve seen a lot of people using this in game, and though I know that will flatten out over time, itâ€™s nice to see everyone treating the new guy so well. Then we added the River City Night map variant, and it sure is a new experience â€“ I have walked off so many ledges in the heat of combat â€“ and I highly recommend you swap frequently between Thermal Vision (H) and Night Vision (V)! We also have a brand new economy, with new rewards for playing and how well you do in matches; as well as a new Cadet system, where you get extra money for your first 25 games â€“ to a total of 7.9 million extra C-Bills! And if youâ€™ve already done 25 matches? Happy holidays â€“ hereâ€™s 7.9 million free!
We also had some announcement.. what was it.. oh yeah, we announced the Orion! A classic, classic Heavy Mech â€“ arguable the best Inner Sphere Mech for a hundred years, the Orion will be a real awesome addition to our Mech lineup. (And yes, I want that hero variant too.) You guys really seem to like it, and that makes us really happy to see. I could see Alex grinning away as he read the comment thread, so thank you!
I added a screenshot of the Fang (or was it Flame? Youâ€™ll have to see for yourself ;)) due to the sheer amount of â€œoh man, the skin on the Mech is awesome!â€ PMâ€™s and emails I got. So you wanted it highlighted and there it was!
Also, today at 2pm PST (yes, PST, the BEST ST) â€“ I will again be joining the No Guts No Galaxy guys in a twitch.tv streaming of our matches. Go easy on them, theyâ€™re desperately trying to keep me alive!
Thanks for tuning in everyone, and have an amazing holiday! Weâ€™ll see you in January â€“ and we hope to see you on the battlefield!
The MechWarrior Online Team