Talk:BattleTech (Video Game)


Wow. The name couldn't be any more ambiguous. We really need a disambiguation tag in this article and some sort of disambiguation page. Perhaps a computer game portal? Frabby (talk) 00:32, 30 September 2015 (PDT)

At a minimum adding 2017, akin to MechWarrior (1989 Video Game), would be the first suggestion.Cyc (talk) 04:06, 30 September 2015 (PDT)


Over on another forum, somebody quoted the Canonicity section from this page and stated that the even though it is intended to be canon, it is automatically non-canon because it is a videogame. Even though what they quoted is more or less saying the exact opposite, that this game IS canon.

I think just to be safe, we should mark this entire page and all of its Subpages as Non-Canon. We should also remove the Apocryphal tag from the wiki and put all of that stuff down as Non-Canon as well. ~Amaroq Starwind~ (talk) 19:49, 2 May 2018 (EDT)

Apocryphal essentially means "Canon if nothing already declared as canon contradicts it" so depending on the exact context they where using it. A good example is the planetary write-ups. Most of the planets in the game have no real details on their biome, so until CGL writes up something the game description is actually canon. Just a "lesser" canon.--Dmon (talk) 02:57, 3 May 2018 (EDT)
The people over on Space Battles would disagree with this game being canon, in between an undiscovered land that, being in the year 3025, would have drastically altered Inner Sphere History, and some insane KF-daisy-chaining technology I keep hearing about...
Okay, I will admit... I am actually really frustrated with certain groups of people, and am trying to clarify things as much as I can in a way that doesn't vandalize the wiki but still appeases those small but extremely loud portions of the BattleTech fan base who practically try to [verbally, I must clarify] murder/assassinate anyone who disagrees with them.
Some people can just be so impossible to deal with... All I wanted to do was write a short fan-story relating to BattleTech, but apparently even fan-fic writers have to obey the elitist Canon Police. ~Amaroq Starwind~ (talk) 03:46, 3 May 2018 (EDT)
Best advice I can give for dealing with people like the people you mentioned is remember that it is a fictional universe designed for people to have fun in. As a player or fiction writer, as long as you enjoy yourself that means all is well. If you want to write fan fiction then just do it and list it as AU-BattleTech fan fiction. ("Alternative Universe"), that way nobody can read it and give you trouble because it is clearly stated up front.--Dmon (talk) 04:01, 3 May 2018 (EDT)

Apocryphal information sources on Canon articles[edit]

Despite this not being declared a Canon source, the statistics for some of the weapons on Sarna show signs of having been nerfed, (for instance, the Small Pulse Laser now does the exact same damage as a regular Small Laser), and this game is being cited as a source on those pages. Given how the rules for Pulse Lasers were supposedly changed in the video game (which I still haven't played), I can only assume that somebody mistook this as a canon information source. ~Amaroq Starwind~ (talk) 15:46, 18 August 2018 (EDT)

Are you sure the stats for weapons have been nerfed? Looking at the Small Pulse Laser page I am the only person to alter the article this year and all I did is add in the SCI brand as "I do not do stats" as they do not interest me at all.--Dmon (talk) 16:14, 18 August 2018 (EDT)


HBS have announced that they are adding roughly 50 new systems to the game in Update 1.6 by moving the top edge of the in game map "north" pushing deeper into the Inner Sphere. This move is not entierly unexpected but it does raise some questions on how we should handle the list of worlds featured in the game as it could eventually be half of the Sphere.--Dmon (talk) 04:42, 13 May 2019 (EDT)

At some arbitrary point, I reckon the list of worlds is so big that it isn't meaningful anymore. My personal main concern is wether HBS will add new worlds, new information for existing worlds, and/or include more anachronisms and "problematic" data. Maybe we'll end up with a list of system/planetary data where HBS diverge from mainline CGL canon. Frabby (talk) 04:54, 13 May 2019 (EDT)
I have finally had the time to sit down and cross-reference the map in the UW pre-view video, the current in game map and believe that the map will be increasing both "north" and to the "west". On the Fed Suns end it has moved up from Lindsay to the Pleiades Cluster and looks to be all canon planets. FWL end I am struggling to pin down specifics but it might extend as far West" as Vakarel and "north" as Andurien.
My first instinct is to split off the planets into Planets in BattleTech Video Game the same way I have done with the 'Mechs in order to prevent VG data making its way into the mainline 'Mech articles but unlike the 'Mech articles a good few of the planet articles in question are essentially blank slates and could do with some content. new information is both good and bad for the planets project.--Dmon (talk) 20:15, 15 May 2019 (EDT)