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Future plans for BA?
« on: September 03, 2012, 09:29:31 AM »
Are there any future plans to expand the BA element(al)s of the game?

I ask because it's a pretty rich vein to mine in terms of both variety and pure tech.  I'm guessing to start with you could stick with the same animations etc for all of them, and just have different capabilities, like varying strength of jump jets or lack thereof, armor, speed,  Basic BA is still free but like the weapons the upgrades would cost accordingly.  I could well see a BA / single weapon combo that would exceed spawn cash at the lower ranks.  Maybe on the clan side you could choose elemental and gain like 2x endurance and speed etc but for 40kCbills or something.

http://www.sarna.net/wiki/Category:Inner_Sphere_Battle_Armor
http://www.sarna.net/wiki/Category:Clan_Battle_Armor

Since Clan and IS BA differ wildly it would be another way to work on asymmetric balance.

Just a thought.  I'm more wondering if there are any future plans for it really, and if so what the devs could tell us of their thoughts on it.

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Re: Future plans for BA?
« Reply #1 on: September 03, 2012, 09:47:00 AM »
Short story: yes, BAs are planned to be improved and expanded, but it's likely not coming very soon.

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Re: Future plans for BA?
« Reply #2 on: September 03, 2012, 11:00:15 AM »
Heavy BA and assault BA are planned. Also BA Lt.Gauss Is planned and there might even be a Micro X-Pulse laser. Other weapons planned are Claw and possibly BA_Small and BA_Medium Beam laser as well as BA_Pulse lasers. Not sure about BA electronics, but LAP would be cool. Also I think they will also get camouflage.

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Re: Future plans for BA?
« Reply #3 on: September 03, 2012, 06:58:37 PM »
I just want a second level of zoom and maybe some Inferno SRMs.
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Re: Future plans for BA?
« Reply #4 on: September 03, 2012, 07:04:06 PM »
And maybe a cool animation of a BA dying in the fire from his own activated inferno grenade after I sever its arm from body habitus.
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Re: Future plans for BA?
« Reply #5 on: September 04, 2012, 12:51:30 AM »
Two BAs using a rope to stop mechs. Hoth style.
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Re: Future plans for BA?
« Reply #6 on: September 04, 2012, 04:14:29 AM »
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Re: Future plans for BA?
« Reply #7 on: September 04, 2012, 04:20:57 AM »
Add Protomechs.

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Re: Future plans for BA?
« Reply #8 on: September 12, 2012, 06:37:23 AM »
It will be interesting for new ba suits and options..just as long as their is a balance of ANTI-BA PODS (que sinister squirrel music :P)

basicly it is 2 tons or so of claymore explosives on mechs legs, ready to kill too close pesky ba leg huggers :D
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Re: Future plans for BA?
« Reply #9 on: September 13, 2012, 03:26:47 AM »
It will be interesting for new ba suits and options..just as long as their is a balance of ANTI-BA PODS (que sinister squirrel music :P)

basicly it is 2 tons or so of claymore explosives on mechs legs, ready to kill too close pesky ba leg huggers :D

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Anti-Personel pods would make in-your-face tactics with BA pretty pointless. Next thing we know it we'll have assault BA sitting on hills with LRM packs or ER MPPPCs, because it's pointless to use close-range weapons as BA.
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Re: Future plans for BA?
« Reply #10 on: September 13, 2012, 07:02:10 AM »
the thought of adding ba-pods to your mech would be optional equipment,

IF your mech has spare tonnage and you also dont mind having a ton less ammo for each missle/projectile weapon.

and each ba pod shot would be triggered by the pilot of the pod equipped mech, so the pilot would have to use a best guess where the ba are to get a kill

you could fake out a pilot using missles or a laser then fly over the enemy mech and the pod shot   ???   from the mechs legs would miss...erm

anyhoo :D  just a balanceing idea. it will be cool to try out diffrent types of ba armor (just a extra 4-10 feet distance ba thruster plz)  :P

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Re: Future plans for BA?
« Reply #11 on: September 13, 2012, 07:33:48 AM »

anyhoo :D  just a balanceing idea. it will be cool to try out diffrent types of ba armor (just a extra 4-10 feet distance ba thruster plz)  :P

I really like the idea of various BA armor packages, and each one affecting jj performance, or even ba or loadouts that're too heavy to carry jjs with.

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Re: Future plans for BA?
« Reply #12 on: September 13, 2012, 08:07:04 AM »
I'm only OK with anti-BA pods if they can be separately targeted, they activate when they're destroyed, and if they can damage nearby mechs. Free BA kills aren't free if I can use them against your team.
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Re: Future plans for BA?
« Reply #13 on: September 13, 2012, 08:10:28 AM »
That would be an awesome way to leg a heavy or assault mech!

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Re: Future plans for BA?
« Reply #14 on: September 13, 2012, 11:52:31 AM »
the thought of adding ba-pods to your mech would be optional equipment,

IF your mech has spare tonnage and you also dont mind having a ton less ammo for each missle/projectile weapon.

and each ba pod shot would be triggered by the pilot of the pod equipped mech, so the pilot would have to use a best guess where the ba are to get a kill

you could fake out a pilot using missles or a laser then fly over the enemy mech and the pod shot   ???   from the mechs legs would miss...erm

anyhoo :D  just a balanceing idea. it will be cool to try out diffrent types of ba armor (just a extra 4-10 feet distance ba thruster plz)  :P

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If they ever get implemented, this is almost spot on as to how they should be devised.

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