The 0.8 is so fresh, i can feel the paint smelling when spawned
1. I really like how a damaged Owens is now able to make a RTB
Even to make a rush (non damaged OFC) thorough a cordon of blood-thirsty opponents, as tripping over slight rocks doesn't induce emergency stalling into a sitting duck, and make it to base in one piece.
Owens, AS IS, makes a lot more sense now, C3 without a ECM "umbrella" makes a lot more sense to "print money" - whoever doubts it :
You try "shining light" of C3 with active radar on a pair of catapults or vultures...
2. The Buy menu is alone worth the upgrade price (
) as it makes lot more sense and takes quite less time to discern the 'menu' and take a pick
The cammo menu, OTOH, takes quite a while to get used to, for the sheer amount of new (long missed and welcome) options there.
I would disagree the Color-cammos to tone down - no, contrary, let them shine!
My guess is: Solaris arena, right?
Maybe add even some more half-toned cammos?
3. The HUD:
10 out of 10: Top chef's deed
I like the organization, The united paperdoll, the finer retic(u)le (sorry @Kentax) and overall it's a step forward.
BA have compass now (finally) and some further improvements, which I find to like.
4. shipped config
Action maps: a step forward, but i still kept my own ones for my odd keyboard (no right crtl :/ )
The autoexec.cfg and the out_of_box game made my "water surfaces" opaque: I used back my original autoexec.cfg and got about FPS with water "C-tru"TM.
5. Free retic(u)le (sorry @you_konw_who_you_are
makes a lot more sense now, Star, You where right :^], all more usable now (I use lalt and "F" to cycle through all modes)
Makes a lot more sense IMO
How about make asset-prices modified by rank: an rank1 Owens 41150 c-bills; an rank5 Owens: 55200 c-bills?
makes any sense?
7. Rank progression:
a. Starter rank c-bills: okay
b. progression from R1 -> R2 comparably slow versus any other rank_to_rank progression
We need a R1modofier to allow "frog leap" to R2 and therefrom "crawl" upwards?
8. Player count:
The game has been tested with far less players than is being used by now.
Heck we even wade among servers
Play-days are all-days, not just weekends
, we roll around the clock again!!!
9. Uziel (excellent) C
Will this be the next Cougar F of the 0.7.1 ?
I like this asset a lot (that is bad for other sub 55000 c-b mechs)
The AC10 should have some sort of a more massive pod - the bare barrel looks a bit sarcastic?
The free ammo ton would better serve (me) if used for heat sinks, as I RTB more often for armor than for ammo.
But I brawl rather than snipe momentarily, but this could change?
All in all:
overall progression is good (except the 1st steep step)
let the servers spawn more TS3 advertisements
("stuck on loosing team? try Teamspeak3 <url>")
Maybe make a TS3 launcher icon with link to mwmaster TS server? for next release? no?
Lots to test yet...