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Ever wondered if you should buy double heat sinks for one of your mechs, but didn´t want to spend so many millions just to try it and fail? Ever wondered how exactly the internal structure of the new mech you are saving for looks like? If it is at all possible to make that armament work? Wouldn´t it be nice to have an online tool that simulates the mechbay from Mechwarrior Online 1:1 and always have the most up-to-date patching data? Look no further, your prayers have been answered:
A guy named Smurfynet made a stats look-up site which automatically generates the data from the game files. In this way it is accurate at all times. However, the most excellent feature of the page is a mechbay simulator. It works exactly like the current mechbay in the game and allows you to plan and experiment with builds. If you register for the site you will also be allowed to store mech setups in your personal online mechbay.
The builds on this site will feature a link in the following style which you can simply click to view the setup on smurf-net:
Be sure to check out the thread in the official forums and drop him a like:
In case you haven´t found this thread I definitely recommend checking it out. A guy named Ohmwrecker put together all the cheatsheets a serious mech pilot needs. The thread includes easy to read sheets on the following:
Ohmwrecker received the community contributor award for his contributions. Check out all the sheets in the official thread and leave him a nice response: http://mwomercs.com/forums/topic/27065-ohms-quick-reference-sheets-for-all-mech-hardpoints-weapons-engines-pilot-lab-images-pdfs-excel-inside/ Be sure to check out his Youtube channel as well: http://www.youtube.com/maskedgamer
Endo Steel Structure is a Mech upgrade that you may purchase for roughly one million cbills on every mech (depending on mech size). It will provide you with a hand full more tons (5% of total weight) to play with but also occupy many critical slots (the lines where you put your equipment in).
Cost versus gain
Depending on your mech´s size the upgrade will roughly cost one million cbills. Beware that undoing the upgrade will cost you roughly half that amount again! In addition you will lose internal space to put items, called critical slots; 14 to be precise. In turn your mech´s structure will weigh only half and thus adding 5% more tonnage to play with. These 5% depend on your mech size and can be calculated as “Maximum tonnage times .05”. Example: for an Atlas you will have 100 tons and upgrading Endo Steel Structure will yield you 5 additional tons. A Hunchback weighing only 50 tons will get a bonus of 2.5 tons.
How does it work ingame: Dynamic Structure Slots
Once you´ve purchased the Endo Steel Structure upgrade, you will notice two new kinds of items appearing in your critical slots (the lines where you equip your stuff): Dynamic Structure Slot and Structure Slot. These mark the places where the Endo Steel Structure resides within your mech. However, they can be automatically moved to a certain extent: Dynamic Structure Slots can be treated like free slots. The Structure will be moved to another part of your mech (where ever some space is left) and you can mount your items in Dynamic Structure Slots like in any other free slot.
Once you no longer see Dynamic Structure Slots you are out of space. If you are out of space and still have some tons left, I´d recommend maxing out armor and see if you can upgrade a weapon to something heavier without using up (much) more space e.g. Medium Laser to Medium Pulse Laser.
When to purchase Endo Steel Structure
The following list will give you a rough idea on when to consider Endo Steel and when you should think of something else. However, certain situations and builds may contradict these guidelines.
This blog´s main (and probably sole purpose) will be to collect the best Mechwarrior Online builds in a central location. Through the various wordpress.com features you´ll be able to easily browse builds by mech, role, or class.
If you haven´t got the game yet note that the game is now in open beta. This means that the game is free to play for everyone. There will also be no more data wipes which means that every cbill and xp you gather will be saved even if the game reaches release.
Be sure to head over to http://mwomercs.com/ to create your free account right now and start downloading the game! See you on the battlefield!