Early Fall Battletech Tournament


Well, we could try to move it a bit earlier.


Man, you all love your standard Mechs!

I was going to have so much fun with the Mercenary Level, where everyone must put together their lance and pilots, and every couple of rounds, you could update you mechs.

The best laid plans. I do understand wanting to shy away from the max min of custom mechs, and even standard mechs MP can be a lot of fun.


While I love customizing mechs, I just wanted to get a feel for this tournament thing first. The next time could certainly be Mercenary Level.


If there’s sufficient interest, I suppose we could always do a Mercenary format tournament after the Peasant format tourney.


Sure. I like completeness. After being humiliated in stock mechs, I would love to be humiliated in mechs I design myself. :)


I’m ok with picking our Lance and see if we can win


This is how I feel too. I’m in for any tournament!


I’m going to go with the one with the most votes, so it looks like Peasant Tournament so far.

Format idea so far - Everyone will be in one of 4 groups and you will play everyone in each group. If we can get 16 players, that will be 3 games each.

The top two of every group will advance. Victory will be determined by the number of wins, but any ties will be resolved by the number of surviving mechs.

In the second round will be elimination, where every 1st place spot will go up against a 2nd place spot of competing group. That should bring it from 8 players to 4 players. Another game will be played, bringing it down to 2 players, were the top two will play for 1st and 2nd, and the both 2 will play for 3rd and 4th.

In the end, everyone will play 3 games, the top 8 players will play at least 5 games, the top 4 will play 6 games.

I think that roughly follows the World Cup format.


I fired up Battletech and tried setting up a lance using stock mechs and I just couldn’t do it. The stock mechs are so inefficient and just don’t suit my playstyle. I tried, but man, I am too min/max OCD to do it.

So I’m out on the Peasant tournament. If we have a Mercenary Tournament, I’ll join.


Oh, I only just realised the peasant format is creating a lance using any stock mechs. I thought we were going to go uber-peasant and only pick from stock lances!


Maybe Harebrained Schemes will create a multiplayer version of their game in the future? Not sure if enough demand for such a game exists, though. (Outside of certain discussion forums I mean.)


For a real Battletech experience everyone should let me pick all the lances. I will be handing out Vindicators, Blackjacks, and Commandos like mad.


No - for a real Battletech experience everyone should let me OUTFIT their lances! Hello Locusts with no armor and a single machine gun!


Crazy idea in the spirit of the last two posts:

If we have a handful of players who love lance design, we could let them design as many lances as we need and then randomly assign them to players?


Mech design? You just bolt on as many SRMs as you can, right?


How about the worst Mech design possible?

You design a lance and then the other player has to use it. If you win, you advance.

There would have to be some rules, like all tonnage must be used, and maybe, a max ammo per missile weapon or something just to keep mechs from being walking bombs.


I love the idea…

My opponent is going to get a set of really nice large laser boats with no armour or heat sinks.


No, you really need to get armor. Ablative armor. That is to say, 40 tons of AC 20 ammo. :D


Nope, mine is still better :p


Is it as good as multiple AC 20s, with one ton of ammo?