Saturday, 28 September 2013

New Roles and a New Life

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It is my sincere honour to announce that my Freelancing days are now over. I am now an official member of the wonderful Advent Cafe! What I plan to be doing is delivering news/rumours on anything game, movie and series related. In addition, if they allow me, I might hack into their Youtube channel and start posting my MechWarrior: Online games there.
Consisting of Scarlet, Kuricino, Nekochii, AutumnRush and Sgt. (Varro) Thaddeus, Advent Cafe is a group of rough and ready friends from Australia!
- Advent Cage (About)
Check out our Facebook page [Here] and remember to like to support us! We also have a store [Here].

In addition I am also a member of MechWarrior Mercenary Corps A.C.E.S. The very same Merc. Corps that the NGNG crew are part of.

Image courtesy of A.C.E.S.
Armored Combat Escalation Service, better known by our acronym A.C.E.S, is a mercenary company which focuses mainly on the game MechWarrior Online, but we also play MechWarrior: Living Legends and plan on playing MechWarrior: Tactics.

A.C.E.S mercenary company is built around a community focusing on having fun while playing competitive MechWarrior and we are always looking for players who share the same mindset of having fun, begin friendly, playing as a team, and able to complete objectives given to them in a competitive and also non-competitive setting.

A.C.E.S was founded in 2011 with the announcement of MechWarrior: Online by Colonel Phil “Sean Lang” and currently operated by Captain Brandon “Cattra Kell” and Captain “Adam ODochartaigh.”  This does not make us a new group though and many of our officers have been playing together in various video games for a long time but do not let this discourage you though; we are very open to everyone interested in joining the A.C.E.S deck of cards.

- A.C.E.S. (Welcome Message)
If you ever want to join me in a game, or just pop in to say "Hai!" come join NGNG's TeamSpeak, or check out the A.C.E.S. website [Here].

Friday, 27 September 2013

MechWarrior: Online - Hunchback HBK-4P Build (Upgraded Swayback)

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I never knew how much fun Hunchbacks could be till I piloted the HBK-4P for the first time. There's something thrilling about slicing limbs off BattleMechs whilst cooking yourself alive... Ok that doesn't sound very thrilling, but acting like a 50 Ton Plasma Cutter is!
I reject the current Meta and substitute... errr... something else!! Now check out this build!!

Wednesday, 25 September 2013

MechWarrior: Online - Atlas HeroMech Revealed

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Everyone believed that the Founder's Mechs (Jenner, Hunchback, Catapult and Atlas) would never have a HeroMech released. How wrong we were. It would seem we are now definitely getting HeroMechs for the Jenner, Hunchback, Catapult and Atlas; the first of which is the Atlas, dubbed "Boar's Head".

I have a feeling, this Atlas HeroMech will be released next week. I'm betting I'll be right XD

Friday, 20 September 2013

MechWarrior: Online - Centurion; 'To XL Engine, or to not XL Engine, that is the question'

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Many people reckon XL Engines are usually best on the lighter Mechs more so then heavier ones. This is mainly due to the extra weight saved so that it can grant these Mechs the much needed firepower they normally lack. In addition, depending on the XL Engine chosen, they can usually achieve much higher speeds giving them extra survivability!!

However Centurions are the most survivable Mech, especially more so without an XL Engine! They're known for being Zombies for a reason!

So the question is, are XL Engines on Centurions worth it?

Wednesday, 18 September 2013

MechWarrior: Online - Official Release and Thoughts

MechWarrior: Online has officially been released today! Well technically the 17th of September, but for me, it's the 18th!

Unfortunately, this is one super underwhelming release. I understand not everything can be released at this time... but it's still not a full game whatsoever. U.I. 2.0 hasn't been released yet, Community Warfare isn't released yet either. How can MW:O be released when the major functionality haven't been completed or implemented?

There's no "Launch" party either. Or at least, a proper Launch party for the fans. I'm not entitled to anything mind you, but I was expecting something super AWESOME!! Like massive sales for 24 Hours only! That would at least hide the fact their releasing a game that isn't remotely near completed.

Friday, 13 September 2013

Update: MechWarrior: Online - Kintaro KTO-18 Build

Update 1 (17/09/2013 19:30): This is no longer a Theory Build. These builds have now been tried and tested by me, and work very surprisingly well. The last build however with 5 LRM 5s is still just a Troll Build...

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Well, the Kintaro is a very surprisingly powerful Medium Mech. It still suffers from Center Torso issues, but it isn't as bad as it once was. From what I can gather (by fighting them), their Rear Center Torso is pretty easy to hit; most (if not all) my AC/10 Damage went straight the the Rear Center Torso. But then, the pilot should've noticed me approaching.

Anyway, I'm now very tempted to buy the Kintaro KTO-18. Especially more-so now, that I've seen my team utilise a team of these. They really pull of the Striker role fantastically.
I reject the current Meta and substitute... errr... something else!! Now check out this build!!

Friday, 6 September 2013

MechWarrior: Online - Stalker 5M Build (Gordos)

Image courtesy of the MechWarrior: Online Wiki

I take it people would be expecting a Beginner MechBuilds: Part 2, Heavy BattleMechs this week. However I'm still writing and judging the current Heavy Mechs to determine their worth to a new player. I find that the best Heavy Mechs for beginners is the Cataphract, Jagermech and to some degree, the Catapult (however I personally dislike the Catapult).

Instead, this week, I shall be posting a build that works quite surprisingly well. I'm not generally an Assault Mech pilot as I absolutely hate their slow speed. After all, the role I fill is a Striker or Suppressor. But when I do pilot an Assault Mech, I make sure to bring the hurt!
I reject the current Meta and substitute... errr... something else!! Now check out this build!!

Wednesday, 4 September 2013

MechWarrior: Online - Orion HeroMech Released, Variants Revealed and Thoughts!!

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The long awaited Orion BattleMech has finally been released!! This BattleMech was supposed to have been released about 2 or so months ago. But instead we got one of the worst Mechs the Quickdraw (aka Quickderp as many players call it).

But wait no more! We finally can get our hands on the first of the 75 Ton Heavy BattleMechs!! Well, if you buy the HeroMech, you no longer have to wait. The rest of us may have to wait 2 weeks before we can pilot the Orion.

The Orion HeroMech is called Protector (ON1-P). We know nothing about the story of this Mech (PGI should really release some cool short stories to go with each HeroMech). However, if one is observant enough, one would realise that the ON1-P is actually in fact the ON1-K (aka Kerensky); the very same Orion piloted by the famous Aleksandr Kerensky. The Protector shares the exact same weaponry, armour and stats as the Kerensky.
"ON1-K Kerensky - The personal BattleMech of SLDF commanding general Aleksandr Kerensky during the against the Usurper. Designers removed the LRM-20 and LB-X Autocannon/10 to make for other equipment. The other equipment is a snub-nose PPC in the left torso and an Artemis IV Fire Control System for SRMs. The right torso has a Gauss Rifle in the former location of the LB-X Autocannon/10. The medium lasers from the original model are retained. Finally, ferro-fibrous armor is used for added protection. BV (2.0) = 1,821"

- Orion Custom Variants from
 Anyway, lets take a look at the Orions shall we?

Sunday, 1 September 2013

Series 'of the Month'

'of the Month' is a new segment where I basically spotlight 'Something Awesome'. This will happen on the 1st of each month.

So what is 'Something Awesome'? Well 'Something Awesome' can range from Artists, Music, Movies, Games and anything else that is worth mentioning! If you know 'Something Awesome' that should be mentioned on my Blog, then just share it in the comments!

'Something Awesome' this month is: