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I just noticed this in the road map for the next patch:

Removed legging stun lock - a mech will still drop to 15 kph when legged but will no longer continue to drop down as it takes damage, it will climb to its new top speed and remain there.

This is a great thing. It used to be that if you took any damage when legged, you'd drop to 15kph for a couple seconds. This meant, once legged, you were pretty much done, and baring extreme luck you'd never make it to cover or what have you.

Now, you'll drop to 15, then accelerate back to 40 and actually stay there. . This is an important change. 
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TBH it happened to me too, not on the first variant but the next. I simply forgot to armor up for the first few matches.
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And here's Dev Log 12.

I'm really, REALLY happy with how River City is looking.  It's gorgeous, so much more detail, so much more city.  
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i think thier old idea of having these 3 lanes was crap from the start with assault mentality rather than conquest or skirmish in mind ... led to some bad design - not the only culprit but one of them
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From the Town Hall, re: hit reg/HSR

+Elan Stein 

Did you catch this?  Russ says currently, HSR doesn't rewind the mech bone positioning HSR was rewinding the Mech's position but not the positioning of the parts of the mech - so legs, torso twist, etc, where not rewound.  Thus, HSR could cause a hit that looked like a hit actually be a miss because the part of the mech you thought you where hitting wasn't being hit.  

That's been updated, and now the system is going to be rewinding actual bone positioning as well.  

A couple other bugfixes; he says HSR should be far better now, and allow MUCH better hit registration upwards of 400ms ping.  This would have the biggest effect vs. smaller, fast moving mechs, where the positioning of the legs and angle of the torso is critically important.
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I have been meaning to try them again actually but I have been in love with my hunchback too much :P

But the quirk issue I guess is tricky when more hard coded benefits come in on the clan side ... But the iic models are really going to be tough to balance well ... I think the laser heavy IICs will be the hardest as clan heat sinks without restriction and amazing laser vomit will be hard to beat 
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The Executioner:

I just can't make this work.  I do great in Warhawks and Direwolves, as well as a wide variety of IS assaults, but the Executioner?  I struggle to hit 200 damage.

I've been trying a variety of builds - full on laser vomit, ballistcs(Gauss/AC10/AC5/even AC2)+lasers, I just can NOT make the mech work. 

Despite the fact that I love MASC, and really dig it's ability to crank up the Executioners acceleration curves and increase mobility. 

Yeah, i just can't do anything with it at all.  I'm seriously better in a Jenner.  
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I got absolutely rekt by one the other night. He was right on top of me, facehugging me, before I even noticed him on my seismic. I alpha'd, but he had me dead before all of my weapons had even fired. I was like WTF just happened?!
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So, I wanted to try +McDonald's new McLobster sandwich.

I had realistic expectations.  I don't expect deliciousness or great quality from McDonald's, but I did want... more than this.  Given the cost, in particular.  

This is what I received.

Sadness.
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My inner conspiracy theorist says this is a case of "if we screw it up badly enough, we won't be asked to do it ever again". My wife thinks I do this, but in reality, I'm just not very good at handyman stuff.
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Bye, bye, trees and lamp posts! 
“Gary Ginn (Developer Support) pilots the Atlas through the new River City streets at night!”
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To be fair, I wouldn't mind if they put the same content on all of their options - excluding something that more people visit - however infrequently, is ill-conceived.
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Wait, what? King's Quest? Zomg! 
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Digital only?
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And the IIC pack is up!
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Replaceable engines > omnipods. I can't wait to use some of my favourite mechs clan side (highlander, hunchback) 
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Sony Z3 Tablet Compact LTE battery life.

After a couple weeks of use, and being laden down with apps and whatnot, without using Stamina mode to extend battery life.... At just shy of 6 hours usage? Still have 35% battery remaining.

That's just awesome. Most phones won't do 6 hours of screen on usage time period.

I'm very happy with this device. 
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"Even I..." LOL!
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Today's news: CSJx disqualified from MajorLeagueMechwarrior tournament. 
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That said, I actually might be interested in watching if they added Solaris to the game, as long as it was as consistent with the lore version as possible.
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Got Wasteland 2 - It's on sale on GOG for $16, half the current Steam Sale price.  I'm still playing through The Witcher 3, so this is a Bad Thing really, but Wasteland 2 looks awesome in a similar manner to Pillars of Eternity.

And... It is.  It's NOT an easy game, even on the easier difficulty levels there's a fair bit of challenge.  Mostly, because healing (at least thus far appears to be) entirely resource based.  That is, you use medkits and the like and that's it.

And there are NOT a lot of them around, so supply limits are definitely a thing.

It IS a fun game, a lot of fun.  I can't imagine playing it on the more hardcore difficulty levels, though. 
Wasteland 2 - Welcome. Wasteland 2 is the direct sequel to 1988's Wasteland, the first-ever post-apocalyptic computer RPG and the inspiration behind the Fallout series. Until Wasteland, no other CRPG had ever allowed players to control and command individual party members for tactical purposes ...
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lol!
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Heavy/Assault Mechs  - 
 
Initial thoughts on the EBJ and EXE:

The EXE is a lot of fun, but using MASC takes some getting used to.  

EBJ is about what I expected, awesome, though the maneuverability loss from 375 to 325 engine + no pilot skills is rough :)
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Left Alt is the default key.  Useful for sudden bursts of acceleration or decelerating quickly, or changing direction from forward to backwards in a heartbeat.
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