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The Skye Rangers Brigade has a long tradition of service and loyalty to House Steiner through four long and grueling Succession Wars spanning hundreds of years. Once again civil war threatens the Great Houses of the Inner Sphere. Our Mechwarriors have been called home, allies will be chosen, enemies vanquished, and battles fought on distant worlds under far off suns...the Federation of Skye will now decide its destiny...
Welcome to the Home Base of the Skye Rangers, located on the dark and beautiful planet Summer, within the Federation of Skye.
Lords and Ladies, esteemed guests, members of the 10th, ladies and gentlemen. We are gathered here today to recognise some of the many extraordinary contributions of the members of the 10th Skye Rangers Regiment.
It is with a special pride and honor and an overwhelming respect and gratitude that I take a moment and acknowledge some of the Senior Officers of the 10th Skye Rangers. Given the nature of the 10th, in that I am both a senior Command officer and the XO of the Skye Rangers, I am going to take a little license with normal maximum promotion protocols.
Masterflash, is a seasoned warrior and leader of the Skye Rangers. If he were in any other regiment, he would have been promoted to RCOM by now. It may be a little bit selfish but I adore having him in the 10th. He is an excellent tactical commander and a pilot without equal. He served with distinction in the MWO world Championships as a member of SRoT Jaegers. It is a long overdue honor that I hereby promote him to the rank of Colonel. In addition, Masterflash is hereby promoted to Senior BCOM and Executive Officer of the 10th Skye Rangers.
Parduke, has long served the Skye Rangers and the 10th. He also represented the Skye Rangers with distinction as one of the members of SRoT Team BBQ in the MWO World Championships. I look to him for his counsel and evaluations. I hereby promote Col. Parduke to the rank of Leutnant-General and BCOM to the 10th SR.
Yerdead, is a long serving and steadfast warrior and battlefield commander. His exuberance for destruction of his enemies is only equaled by his good will towards his fellow rangers. It is an honor to promote him to the rank of Hauptmann-Kommandant.
Chopy, has long been the mechwarrior that goes bump in the night. He leads by example and has helped to train some of the best new light pilots in the Skye Rangers. He is an asset to the 10th and the Skye Rangers organization. He served with distinction in the MWO World championships team SRoT BBQ. It is with a special delight that I promote him to the rank of Kommandant.
Supernobody, is one of those special gems. A silent warrior who can rush headlong into and engagement and find himself the last man standing when the dust settles. He is the type of pilot you want by your side, and his merit as a pilot is great, his merit as a leader is even greater in my opinion. He served with distinction in the MWO world Championships as a member or SRoT Jaegers. It is with pride that I hereby promote him to the rank of Hauptmann and CCOM of the 10th Skye Rangers.
As luck would have it, after promoting my entire junior officer corp to senior officer positions I have the luck and good fortune to promote some very deserving NCO’s to the Officer corp of the 10th.
Garthamatic, is a steadfast warrior and has been a capable leader and officer in all but name only. It is with pleasure that I fix that oversight and promote him to the rank of First Leutnant and LCOM of the 10th Skye Rangers.
Nemesis357, has been a service to the 10th and the Skye Rangers for a long time. He served in the MWO World championships with distinction, team SRoT BBQ and it is altogether fitting that I now promote him to the rank of Leutnant and LCOM of the 10th Skye Rangers.
Wafflr, is a loudmouth and unruly and rebellious. He is also a great pilot, and a cheerleader and champion of the 10th and the Skye Rangers. He served with distinction during the MWO world championships, team SRoT BBQ and he made sure the enemy knew they were fighting the mighty bacon warriors of team SRoT BBQ. It is with a smile and without hesitation that I promote him to the rank of Leutnant and LCOM of the 10th Skye Rangers.
Now, time for some very overdue NCO promotions.
Mithrall and GuyFleegman are senior NCO’s and have had a long standing service in the Skye Rangers, they are assets to the 10th and they are hereby promoted to the rank of Staff Sergeant Major.
Mannabis is hereby promoted to the rank of Sergeant Major
Codynyc is hereby promoted to the rank of Sergeant
Jexvrok and norc, are hereby promoted to the rank of Senior Corporal.
FlyingMonkey is hereby promoted to the rank of Corporal.
The following 10th Rangers are hereby awarded or restored their Ground Pounders Medal: Jexvrok, Wolfone, Codynyc, Wafflr, Jellybean, Greeknight,
The following 10th Rangers are hereby awarded or restored their Order of Tamar Tigers: Wolfone, Codynyc, Wafflr, Jellybean, Greeknight, Garthamatic, Geekdad.
The following 10th Rangers are hereby awarded or restored their The Honor of Skye: Wolfone, Wafflr,
The following 10th Rangersare hereby awarded their Tournament Qualified badge: Jexvrok, Jellybean, Greeknight.
The following 10th Ranger is hereby awarded their Senior Qualified badge: Codynyc
The following 10th Rangers are hereby awarded or restored their Master Qualified badge: Wolfone, Garthamatic, Wafflr,
Finally, we come to the end of this awards ceremony and it is an extreme honor and privilege to recognise all these fine Mechwarriors. That being said it is time for a little special recognition. For tonight we have two mechwarriors among us that have exceeded the normal bonds of marksmanship, pilot skill and dedication.
Wolfone was the first pilot I ever awarded the Commonwealth Medal of Honor to. He earned in in an exciting and death defying performance of skill and guile. I hereby restore to him his Commonwealth Medal of Honor.
Masterflash is one of the deadliest pilots in this game. His ability to deal damage and rack up kills is impressive. His performance as a pilot is nothing less than spectacular. It is my special privilege to award him his second Commonwealth Medal of Honor.
Please note that due to compression differences the Steam patch size may be larger than the standalone client patch size.
• Terra Therma Update
• 2016 Customer Appreciation 'Mechs
• New Cockpit Items, Titles, and Badges
• 'Mech Pattern Retrofits
• Other Fixes and Changes
• Patch Files (Direct Download)
The Huntsman has arrived, and is now en-route to the MechBays of eligible MechWarriors. While the Huntsman traveled a circuitous route to creation, it has amply filled the original vision that inspired its design. Its excellent balance of speed, armor, and firepower has made the Huntsman a highly-regarded and extremely potent Medium OmniMech, prized for its flexibility against a wide range of opponents and battlefield conditions.
Terra Therma is the latest map to undergo a design and beautification pass. The changes to Terra Therma are significant; while the name remains, Terra Therma is almost entirely a new map and experience.
The content featured as part of the 2016 Appreciation Program is releasing in this patch to all eligible MechWarriors! We greatly appreciate your support over the last year, and we very much hope you'll enjoy this bonus content.
The Art team continues their work on Pattern retrofits for the remaining 'Mechs without full Pattern Support. In this patch all variants of the Blackjack, Firestarter, Highlander, JagerMech, Quickdraw, and Victor 'Mechs now have full Pattern support.
Rounding out the patch we have a comprehensive optimization pass for connecting, loading, and performing actions within MechLab, an array of new Cockpit Items for purchase, a set of 23 new Decals with which to customize your 'Mechs, and much more.
As a final note, when compared against our previous patches over the last year this October patch features relatively fewer fixes and changes for 'Mechs and Maps. For these patch notes we have opted to collect the majority of fixes and changes into the single 'Other Fixes and Changes' section.
Looking ahead to December the team continues to work on bringing you the long-awaited revamp of the Assault Game Mode, a brand new Quick Play game mode, new features for Faction Play, a ground-up rework of the Skill Tree system, and more. We look forward to revealing more about these and other items at Mech_Con on December 3rd!
Read on for all the details of this October patch, and we'll see you on the battlefield!
First Succession War ($49.99) In 2784, the departure of General Alexsandr Kerensky and the remnants of the SLDF from known space leaves the Inner Sphere balanced on a knife-edge. With no Star League to keep the House Lords in check, greed, ambition and old grudges come to the fore once more, propelling the five remaining Great Houses into a war that threatens human civilization itself: The First Succession War.
The First Succession War describes the most devastating conflict ever fought by mankind as the five Great Houses battle for supremacy in the ruins of the Star League. Covering the collapse of the Star League, the militarization of the Inner Sphere and the horrors that ensued, this volume provides a detailed look at the major actions of the war, the motivations of its participants, and the deadly consequences of their decisions.
LT-COL Sevronis leaned back in his office chair, scanning over the numerous pilot reports from within the regiment. He gave each one a slight nod upon reading through them. "Not a bad month I'd say. Pretty good performance from all these guys," he muttered to himself then glanced at his desk clock and reach over towards the intercom.
"<All pilots assemble in the briefing room. No, belay that, it's under renovations. Everyone to the mess hall! Wait, is it still a mess from the weekend? Nevermind. Just come to the RCOM office>," his voice boomed then trailed over the loudspeakers. Each pilot glanced at each other with a shrug, some gave facepalms, others shouted 'make up your mind!' in unison as they made their way through the halls. About fifteen minutes later, personnel came trickling into Sevronis' office until mostly everyone arrived. It was a tight fight and a few had to peek their heads in from outside the door.
"Everyone here?", he asked before collective grumbling gave his answer. "Good. Meeting time everybody. First on the agenda is we're outta rum again. One of you will have some shopping to do," Sevronis proclaimed with a smirk followed by numerous complaints from the rest of the crew. "Secondly, you've all done well in the last month. Requests are up and those glorious C-Bills are rollin' in. I have a few more missions to assign a bunch of you later tonight once I receive the details," he added, completely ignoring everyone's reaction to his first announcement. "Lastly, I've a few promotions to hand out. ZeWolfie and DFA are going up to Senior Corporal. Comedian, Sergeant is yours...finally. Kurbeks, Araevin, and Fester - you three are now Staff Sergeants. Nicely done. Lastly, 'The Man', has moved up to Sergeant Major. Someone is about to have his work cut out for him." There was some light cheering and back slapping going around for those mentioned. "Also, I'd like to add some special recognition to one of our own BCOMs, Blue. All his time with us is finally paying off and he's got a recommendation for the Order of Tamar Tigers." More cheering followed. "As you all may know, Araevin, has been spending some time abroad with the expeditionary force and I received his exploits this morning. He'll be awarded both the Order of Tamar Tigers and the Ground Pounders! Way to represent us out there."
After the remaining cheers and chatter died down, the room fell to a murmur. "That's all I have today. You're all dismissed!" Sevronis exclaimed with a jerk of his head towards the door. Everyone gave a half-assed salute and crowded out the doorway. "And someone get that mess hall cleaned up!"
PGI has announed a new upcoming event starting this Saturday - Mektoberfest! To get the maximum rewards, simply play a little MWO every day for 17 days. The total rewards per player go up to 400 MC, 4 Standing Cockpit Items, and over 8,000,000 C-Bills!
Also, it has been reported that Clan Heroes are approaching the battlefield! Do not be tempted to switch sides and aid the invading Clans!
won't get model shots until the count down, unless they do a twitter feed thing, like with the Viper, my thoughts on it are meh, it's not a crusader, but i'll throw money at it, for the bonuses, I can cancel if it turns into a turkey later