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Old 2004-07-18, 03:09 AM   [Ignore Me] #1
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I read this in a magazine. Apparently it hasn't been announced so I've taken the liberty of posting a snapshot of it. If the link dies don't be surprised as I've placed a bandwidth cap on it.

http://www.phloored.org/mechs.jpg

Enjoy.

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Old 2004-07-18, 03:17 AM   [Ignore Me] #2
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!!

What the hell? Fake?

Edit: No, not fake. Remember the one-year ask the devs? The vehicles that were "unlike anything we've seen before"? This must be it. Wow.
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Old 2004-07-18, 03:19 AM   [Ignore Me] #3
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It was published in the September issue of Computer Gaming World which I just received in the mail this afternoon. If it's fake I'm sure SOE will be rolling some heads...
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Old 2004-07-18, 03:21 AM   [Ignore Me] #4
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Yeah, I believe you. This is incredible.

/me watches Core Combat sales soar in August.
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Old 2004-07-18, 03:26 AM   [Ignore Me] #5
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seriously those are from front mission 4 or something similar methinks, but hell those look rape.
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Old 2004-07-18, 03:30 AM   [Ignore Me] #6
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I like the VS one a lot... looks like it has wings on it's back or something. Does definitely look Macrossy, I agree.
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Old 2004-07-18, 03:33 AM   [Ignore Me] #7
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I like the sound of the TR one best, I always like when the clusters of dozens of missles launch in the animes.

The customization thing sounds sick. A bunch of questions come to mind. Where do you get one? how do other players board it? How will video lag be prevented? Can they walk inside of base walls?
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Old 2004-07-18, 03:36 AM   [Ignore Me] #8
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Maybe finally a reason to buy Core Combat? Ah, probably not...

*actually likes CC but thought he'd say it before someone else does*
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Old 2004-07-18, 04:02 AM   [Ignore Me] #9
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Translation from Image:

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NEW TECHNOLOGY PUSHES INTERSTELLAR ARMS RACE
Amerish, Emerald Server -Earlier today giant robots were sighted all over Auraxis. "as oon as that, that thing came up over the hill near Kyoi, I knew that we were in a world of trouble. We hadn't gone up against anything like this before." said one member of the Terran Republic whho wished to remain anonymous.
For more than a year now, the war-torn world has been rocked by three factions -the New Conglomerate, Terran Republic, and Vanu Sovreignty- vying for control in that time, the arms race has escalated with new ground and air vehicles (through regular content updates). the discovery of alien technology (in the Core Combat expansion), and now three different types of BFRs (battleframes or, we assume, Big F -king Robots) entering the fight
MUTUALLY ASSURED DESTRUCTION
This next stage of the war is a logical one, according to David Georgeson, lead designer of Planetside. "I've worked on a bunch of these giant robot games (such as Activision's Heavy Gear) Here we went with smaller scale robots that are like heavy tanks -only better."
Standing about 20 meters tall, these BFRs will be able to turn the tide in battles and, according to Georgeson, "will finally help the game feel even more like sci-fi than some near-future combat game." Each faction gets a unique chassis that can be customized. Attach the immolation cannon and then drive while a gunner makes with the devastation. Yank out the gunner's seat and you've got yourself a nimble fighter with jump jets. All told, there will be five pilot-controlled weapons, two to three gunner-controlled heavy weapons, and a slew of upcoming enhancement pods. Each chassis is yours to tweak as you see fit, and you can save different loadouts for different combat occasions. For instance, there are NTU siphons, and we hear that a cloaking device is in development.
The New conglomerate Peregrine model will resemble, as Georgeson calls it, a chicken walker. (For all you nerds out there, think AT-ST from Star Wars). These mechs sport plenty of firepower.
True to the Terran Republic credo, their Colossus BFR is a squat terror. Among its heavy weapons will be rocket pods that behave like those you see in anime movies, with dozen of rockets sprouting out and spiraling toward targets.
The Vanu's Aphelion battleframe is the only one that looks humanoid -and it might remind you of Macross robots. Relying on the plasma immolation cannon and a contiuous beam laser, this is probably the one to watch out for.
NEW TACTICS REQUIRED
One think that all the robots will have in common is shielding. That's right, these monstrosities are nearly unstoppable. The generators on their backs mean they can sustain multible blows without a scratch. But get this -the shields can't repel small-weapons fire. Which means that while these things are imposing, a well-aimed sniper shot can take down a battleframe's shields
What's it gonna take to play? well, you'll need three certification points for the skill and a copy of Core Combat. "We wanted to give the players who invest in the expansion a feeling like they are really getting their money's worth," says Georgeson. The only snag is one we cited when reviewing Core Combat the first time around: You need to pay extra money to be able to use this new gear. But you can still be on the recieving end of a BFR attack even if you don't pay for the expansion. So be on the lookout for these iron giants this August.
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Okay here's my one and a half cents. One. My eyes hurt now, so after this post I'm going to rest my eyes.

Can we get another scan froms omeone to confirm this? I just wans some confirmation that this really is legit and not a doctored photo (no offense to the poster intended).

But wow, if there is going to be giant mechs, I take back what I said about mechs in a previous post. Apparently Sony has found a way to balance it.

Yeknow to be honest, I have my doubts that this will work. Think about it, all we need is a platoon of these babies, send em off to a continent, and watch the enemy fall. THe damage put out by these mechs would be far great than the damage they would take in.

BFRs would make having TS a must.
I can't wait to see how the Vanu BFR will get across mountains.
Why does a magezine know about this before its own fanbase?
How will lag be prevented?
Tell me about customization.
How fast will they go?
How susecptible will they be to enemy fire once the shield goes down?
Will I have to wait for answers till August?

I can't wait to see armies of these babies engage each other in a mech on mech battle royal!

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Old 2004-07-18, 04:03 AM   [Ignore Me] #10
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Wait, the SEPTEMBER issue?
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Old 2004-07-18, 04:24 AM   [Ignore Me] #11
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It's not odd for people to recieve their magezine subscriptions one, maybe even two months in advance.
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Old 2004-07-18, 04:34 AM   [Ignore Me] #12
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Holy poo! ^-^
Better me getting CC too...
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Old 2004-07-18, 04:52 AM   [Ignore Me] #13
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sweet
so core combat wasnt a waste of 30 bucks :P
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Old 2004-07-18, 05:04 AM   [Ignore Me] #14
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umm... ok i guess aslong as one random grunt can take out the sheilds and then itll have like asmuch armor as a lightning or something. IE. shoot generator thingy in the back with two or three (gauss/cycler/pulsar/punisher) rnds then after sheild drops two reaver rocket pods or 4 decis can take it down. just my 1.5 cents. It would allow it to be useful in combat aslong as it has infantry support so it dosnt go down like a rock.
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Old 2004-07-18, 08:39 AM   [Ignore Me] #15
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urm I need a diaper change
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