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MechWarrior Online Forum » General Discussion » MWO Information and Press

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  Unlight

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OP  11/09/11 1:07:55 PM#1

Thought I'd start this up to give people an overview of MechWarrior Online.  I'll try to update it as more information becomes available and I come across it, but I'm a lazy b**ch, so no promises. 

Let me know if there are any bad links.

 

 

 

OFFICIAL LINKS

 

The Game:  http://mwomercs.com/

The Developer:  http://www.piranha-games.com/

The Publisher:  http://infinitegamepublishing.com/

 

 

MEDIA

 

HD Trailer (2009)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nJU4iA4TWIs&feature=channel_video_title

 

Images link to MWOMercs.com media page:

 

 

ARTICLES

 

PC Gamer (31-OCT-2011):  New MechWarrior game a PC-exclusive
http://www.pcgamer.com/2011/10/31/new-mechwarrior-game-a-pc-exclusive/

 

PC Gamer (31-OCT-2011):  Meet MechWarrior Online, Piranha’s free-to-play tactical Mech sim
http://www.pcgamer.com/2011/10/31/meet-mechwarrior-online-piranhas-free-to-play-tactical-mech-sim/

 

PC Gamer (31-OCT-2011):  Exclusive Interview: Piranha’s Bullock talks about the rocky road to rebooting MechWarrior
http://www.pcgamer.com/2011/10/31/exclusive-interview-piranhas-bullock-talks-about-the-rocky-road-to-rebooting-mechwarrior/

 

PC Gamer (31-OCT-2011):  MechWarrior Online developers share details, explain how MWO evolves the series
http://www.pcgamer.com/2011/10/31/mechwarrior-online-developers-share-details-explain-how-mwo-evolves-the-series/

 

Gamespot (01-NOV-2011):  Team-based mech simulation title to use free-to-play model; exclusively for PC
http://www.gamespot.com/pc/action/mech-warrior-online/news/6343416/mechwarrior-online-stomping-in-2012

 

Kotaku (01-NOV-2011):  The New MechWarrior Game is a PC Exclusive
http://kotaku.com/5855088/the-new-mechwarrior-game-is-a-pc-exclusive

 

Ten Ton Hammer (02-NOV-2011):  Infinite Game Publishing to Publish MechWarrior Online
http://www.tentonhammer.com/mechwarrior/news/infinite-game-publishing-to-publish-mechwarrior-online

 

Developer Blog (04-NOV-2011):  Why you want MechWarrior Online to be Free-To-Play
http://mwomercs.com/news/2011/11/15-you-want-mechwarrior-online-to-be-freetoplay

 

MWO (09-NOV-2011): Developer Interview 1 - Alex Iglesias (Concept Artist)
http://mwomercs.com/news/2011/11/17-developer-interview-1-alex-iglesias

 

The Escapist (05-JAN-2012): Mechwarrior Online: Information Warfare Explained
http://www.escapistmagazine.com/news/view/115070-Mechwarrior-Online-Information-Warfare-Explained

 

 

  Ichmen

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11/15/11 5:27:50 PM#2

is it me or does that atlas look alittle odd.. im not used to that style of design.. maybe my WH knowledge is failing now but i thought it was more menicing that doesnt look the same @_@

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  User Deleted
11/15/11 5:33:19 PM#3

I think my palate has been spoiled by Macross/Gundam overexposure. The current mech selection is just "blah" to me.

  VirusDancer

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11/15/11 6:12:27 PM#4
Originally posted by Ichmen

is it me or does that atlas look alittle odd.. im not used to that style of design.. maybe my WH knowledge is failing now but i thought it was more menicing that doesnt look the same @_@

The scaling in those images is pretty bad.  They basically settled on the title, background, and then tried to have the mech fill the blank space - blows the scale to crap.

I miss the MMORPG genre. Will a developer ever make one again?

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  Unlight

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Joined: 12/10/08
Posts: 2586

 
OP  1/05/12 2:28:53 PM#5

Added a brief article to the list from The Escapist, discussing information warfare.

  Thorqemada

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1/11/12 10:45:10 PM#6

Interesting Interview with 3 of the Key People of the MWO development:
http://mwomercs.com/forums/topic/3153-developer-interview-paul-inouye-david-bradley-bryan-ekman/

"Torquemada... do not implore him for compassion. Torquemada... do not beg him for forgiveness. Torquemada... do not ask him for mercy. Let's face it, you can't Torquemada anything!"

MWO Music Video - What does the Mech say: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FF6HYNqCDLI
MWO Machinima - Revival (Clan Invasion): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=saheVNMp7qQ

  neorandom

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Joined: 1/15/08
Posts: 1753

2/29/12 2:56:54 AM#7
Originally posted by Deleted User

I think my palate has been spoiled by Macross/Gundam overexposure. The current mech selection is just "blah" to me.

in macross and gundam 1 hero unit fires his mega beam gun and 1000 enemies evaporate, in mechwarrior lances of 5 units clash and sometimes everyone goes home to tell about it, although usually someone blows up the other team in the end.

 

mechs are walking tanks with multiple functions, some have superb sensors others have area jamming to cover the team, some are walking arsenels that are blind or easily seen without their sensor and jamming mates.  its far more of a team effort then sendin a jap kid named hiro out in a walking super weapon with a cannon that can blow a hole in a planet and telling him to blow off some anxt.

  Thorqemada

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8/15/12 6:11:25 PM#8

Interview: MechWarrior Online is Coming, Russ Bullock Talks About the Present and the Future
http://www.dualshockers.com/2012/08/15/interview-mechwarrior-online-is-coming-russ-bullock-talks-about-the-present-and-the-future/

"Torquemada... do not implore him for compassion. Torquemada... do not beg him for forgiveness. Torquemada... do not ask him for mercy. Let's face it, you can't Torquemada anything!"

MWO Music Video - What does the Mech say: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FF6HYNqCDLI
MWO Machinima - Revival (Clan Invasion): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=saheVNMp7qQ

  Thorqemada

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9/06/12 7:17:51 AM#9

An nice Article from GameSpy about MWO from July 31st (The journey from apprehension to excitement about MechWarrior Online):
http://pc.gamespy.com/pc/mech-warrior-project/1225607p1.html

"Where I used to see a slow-paced game, I now see a contemplative, complex multiplayer experience."

"Torquemada... do not implore him for compassion. Torquemada... do not beg him for forgiveness. Torquemada... do not ask him for mercy. Let's face it, you can't Torquemada anything!"

MWO Music Video - What does the Mech say: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FF6HYNqCDLI
MWO Machinima - Revival (Clan Invasion): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=saheVNMp7qQ

  Thorqemada

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Posts: 1197

10/15/12 2:27:01 PM#10

PGIs crowdfunding "Founder" programm made them over 5 Million...

Final Founders numbers:
http://mwomercs.com/forums/topic/60410-final-founders-numbers/

Type-----------Number------Value Per------Line Total
Legendary----26,470-------120--------------3,176,400
Elite------------26,400--------60---------------1,584,000
Veteran-------14,840--------30----------------445,200
-----------------------------------------------------------------
Total: 5,205,600

"Torquemada... do not implore him for compassion. Torquemada... do not beg him for forgiveness. Torquemada... do not ask him for mercy. Let's face it, you can't Torquemada anything!"

MWO Music Video - What does the Mech say: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FF6HYNqCDLI
MWO Machinima - Revival (Clan Invasion): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=saheVNMp7qQ

  Thorqemada

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10/25/12 9:02:28 AM#11

Gamespot playing the Closed Beta:
http://uk.gamespot.com/mechwarrior-online/videos/now-playing-mechwarrior-online-6398856/

Sadly they play it very bad, do almost not fight, do not assign weapon groups, do not lock on targets etc. but its showing 2 different maps while having some talk.

"Torquemada... do not implore him for compassion. Torquemada... do not beg him for forgiveness. Torquemada... do not ask him for mercy. Let's face it, you can't Torquemada anything!"

MWO Music Video - What does the Mech say: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FF6HYNqCDLI
MWO Machinima - Revival (Clan Invasion): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=saheVNMp7qQ

  Thorqemada

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10/26/12 2:11:07 AM#12

"Torquemada... do not implore him for compassion. Torquemada... do not beg him for forgiveness. Torquemada... do not ask him for mercy. Let's face it, you can't Torquemada anything!"

MWO Music Video - What does the Mech say: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FF6HYNqCDLI
MWO Machinima - Revival (Clan Invasion): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=saheVNMp7qQ

  Thorqemada

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11/01/12 2:02:44 AM#13

Russ Bullock "President of Piranha Games on what to expect from MechWarrior Online":
http://www.puresophistry.com/2012/10/30/you-can-put-years-into-mechwarrior-online-interview-with-president-of-piranha-games/

"Torquemada... do not implore him for compassion. Torquemada... do not beg him for forgiveness. Torquemada... do not ask him for mercy. Let's face it, you can't Torquemada anything!"

MWO Music Video - What does the Mech say: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FF6HYNqCDLI
MWO Machinima - Revival (Clan Invasion): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=saheVNMp7qQ