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Wasn't sure you'd stick it out, but it seems like you're going to. Glad to have you aboard. Don't mind Revanche's big-arse welcome, from what I've seen it seems you know what you're doing. :-P --Xoid 08:17, 23 December 2006 (CST)


Thanks for jump-starting the contributions again Scaletail. It kind of died off for a few weeks. You've encouraged me to start contributing on some of my projects again :) Nicjansma 11:44, 26 March 2007 (CDT)


Hey, Welcome to the BattleMechs team. I have done alot of these myself and I really appreciate having sone else on board actively atsrting articles because as im sure you have noticed it is much harder to start an article then it is to edit one. Thanks. CJKeys 21:06, 17 April 2007 (CDT)

Inner Sphere Mechs are Done[edit]

After working on this for around seven months I am proud to announce that all of the mainstream Inner Sphere 'Mechs that have a TRO entry are finished. I know as the game goes on this will be a continuing process but now we are oficially ahead of the curve on the Inner Sphere 'Mechs and Im sure the Clan 'Mechs wont take too long. The Solaris VII 'Mechs are a creature unto themselves and once I actually buy Map Pack Solaris VII I will start working on those as I have already scanned images for them. I would like to congratulate the whole team. Without everyone here we woudlnt have ever gotten this far. So dont be suprised if you also get this on each of your discussion pages.CJKeys 00:57, 19 May 2007 (CDT)

Timeline confirmation[edit]

Hi, here in the federated suns page [[1]], in the "Rulers" section, the present ruler of the federated suns is caleb davion, starting from 3135 - PRESENT. There are other sources in the wiki, but i thought i better use your article as a reference, does this point out that the current "Mechwarrior: Dark Age" timeline by wizkids is canon? and despite leaning more to previous era's, the Battletech Wiki Community is still treating the year 3135 onwards as the official PRESENT-time? Does that mean that PRESENT-time articles are merged with historical/old era's articles?

ex : in the Atlas mech page, while other mechs like the Mad Cat, actually had a lot of Evolutions in the form of its mark II,III,IV variations, the Atlas has always been portrayed as the same Atlas with no portrayal of it ever being revamped and evlolving it into a nex-gen mech of the same type(like the mad cat variations), BUT, loadouts and specifications of the new atlas in the MWDA by wizkids are somewhat different the the original Atlas. Sh ould a contributer just merely create ANOTHER Atlas mech article to portray its current form OR just merged it with the curren article by the team, as a sort of addition to the already written information?

sorry for asking wayyyyy to many questions, i wanna make sure aout some stuff before actually doing something on the wiki, dont want to step on anybody's toes. Agus101186 03:33, 2 August 2007 (CDT)

I think it's a great point. I'm not sure that, given the depth of BTech material, we should use the term "present". It may just be a stylistic thing, but for some players "present" means 3026, others 3056 and still others 3135. It's a pretty disingenuous term and I think even WP shies away from it. Thoughts? Bdevoe 08:13, 2 August 2007 (CDT)
If I had known it said "present" and actually thought about it, I would have changed it. It should look something like "Caleb Davion (r. 3135- )". This indicates that he is the ruler in the most advanced storyline, without explicitly saying so. After all, "present" is really 2007. As both Federated Suns and Draconis Combine can attest to, I'm trying to expand the sections out of their CBT time frame and into MW:AoD time because it is the same storyline.
As for 'Mechs, I would say to create another section under the 'Mech's article entitled "MechWarrior: Dark Age variants" or something like that. In my mind, they do deserve to be separate because the MW game uses different rules than CBT does. In addition, I'm not sure if DA variants are CBT tournament-legal. In this way, the Atlas (BattleMech) (for example) article could be as complete as possible, while simultaneously noting the differentiations. As for the Mad Cat versions, the Mk. II is a different 'Mech from the original Mad Cat (and so on with the various iterations), so each of those is need of their own article. You may want to bring this up at the WikiProject BattleMechs talk page So that all members can have a say.Scaletail 09:06, 2 August 2007 (CDT)
Thanks for clearing that up for me. Agus101186 21:52, 5 August 2007 (CDT)

Maximum Tech image[edit]

Hey Scaletail. Thanks for adding that image. I had no real way to get that scanned, so I appreciate it. :) Bdevoe 11:58, 10 August 2007 (CDT)

If I had a scanner, I would scan my copy of it, but I don't, so that version is the best I can do. Scaletail 09:06, 11 August 2007 (CDT)

Blue Diamond/Menkent[edit]

Hey Scaletail. I've noticed you've been working diligently to change references from Blue Diamond to Menkent. I'm not sure what the rationale for that is. Are there duplicate references to Blue Diamond, one of which is Menkent? Just making sure. Thanks! Bdevoe 13:45, 18 August 2007 (CDT)

I was checking on Menkent and Blue Diamond in the House Steiner (1987) book. Menkent is shown in the map at the back of the book to be in the Tamar Pact, while Blue Diamond is in the Isle of Skye (near Terra). Just checking to see why the change, especially for the planets around Terra. :) Bdevoe 13:55, 18 August 2007 (CDT)
Apparently they decided they wanted to switch them. I have no idea why, but a map I have as late as 3064 shows them in their original locations, but a different version of that same map has them flipped (to where they are now). The interactive map on Wizkids' website [2] shows Menkent within the boundaries of the Republic of the Sphere's Prefecture VIII, and Handbook: House Steiner has apparently ret-conned the maps to reflect the change. I know nothing about the histories of these two planets, so I have no idea if such a change was necessary, or if the old maps where changed to reflect an error on the interactive map, or any other number of unfathomable reasons why this change would be made, but it was. --Scaletail 15:59, 18 August 2007 (CDT)
One thing I forgot to mention is that all of the images are wrong for this - they're based on the House Steiner book's references, not later ones. That means that if you look at Lyons, you'll see that Blue Diamond is displayed in the image, but it shows Menkent in the table. Do you have any plans to make those adjustments or would those require a change on the ISCS folks (or whomever)? Just checking. :) Bdevoe 16:54, 23 August 2007 (CDT)
I think those images were auto-generated along with the pages. I have no way of fixing them. --Scaletail 11:20, 24 August 2007 (CDT)

Tagged articles[edit]

Hi Scaletail - what do you mean by 'tagged' articles? I noticed that you have a large number of them listed, but I'm just not sure what the definition is. :) Thanks! Bdevoe 17:46, 18 August 2007 (CDT)

Articles with the Wikipedia template on them Scaletail 19:21, 18 August 2007 (CDT)
Gotcha. Thanks. :) 20:06, 18 August 2007 (CDT)

Random vandalism[edit]

What's up with the random vandalism - is it something you guys have coped with before or is it a new thing? :) I've been doing what I can, when I can, to clean that stuff up. I'm just wondering if I need to be a lot more attentive to those things. Thanks! Bdevoe 16:14, 7 September 2007 (CDT)

Yeah, there's always been vandalism. Usually Nic or I cleans it up. I'm just confused about somebody posting a random news report on talk page repeatedly. --Scaletail 18:08, 7 September 2007 (CDT)
Threw me for a loop too. :) Bdevoe 18:34, 7 September 2007 (CDT)