09/21/17 04:10 PM
Just wanted to bring up MechWarrior: Living Legends here, as it seems there hasn't been much of a proper update within the BT community as to its status.
MWLL, for those that don't know, is a total conversion mod for the Crysis Wars game, featuring multiplayer-only combined-arms combat similar to what you find in games like BattleField. MWLL offers a first-person experience of piloting mechs, tanks, hovercraft, VTOLs, aerospace fighters, and even battle armor. It won Mod of the Year and Multiplayer Mod of the Year awards in 2009.
The mod has become a standalone "total conversion game" now, only requiring the Crysis Wars demo to run, which comes integrated into the installation. Although development was stopped by Wandering Samurai Studios back in 2013, it has been resumed since 2016, by its own community.
Since then, the mod has not only became a standalone game, but it's picked up a couple new assets, fixed numerous bugs and gameplay issues, and even got its own server browsing service (whereas before MWLL had to rely on third party providers). Furthermore, you don't need to worry about CD keys to connect to servers, as the installer includes a CD key generator (and servers shouldn't be asking for them anyway).
More new content and features are planned to arrive in future updates, including MOAR mechs, vehicles, and maybe even new battle armor!
Although our community is small, it is very passionate about both MWLL and BattleTech, and we're always looking to expand. A server exclusively for players (new and experienced alike) to test assets or equipment is set up. Weekends always have a Chaos March event running, in which factions compete over planets. Sometimes an additional unit-hosted event takes place as well.
I can't post links yet, apparently, but I'll update this post with relevant content/links when I can.
We look forward to seeing you on the field of battle!