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    gojira01
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    Some good news the Alpha Strike box set is supposed to hit retail on November 16. https://icv2.com/articles/news/view/52598/battletech-alpha-strike-boxed-set-storms-retail-stores

     

    The new kickstarter is to start during adeptiocon. https://bg.battletech.com/category/news/news-and-announcements/

     

    Some unfortunate controversy.  The Rommel tank has been apparently “squatted”  When the new Patton tank was previewed

    people asked about the sister tank design the Rommel they were told that it would never be seen again.  When people asked about the reason.  They were told that it wasn’t going to be discussed due to rule number 4 of the forum.  Which caused people to start talking to each other.  At which point   a moderator posted and I am paraphrasing (That since people were to dumb to take a hint any further discussion about it would recieve an offical warning)   started to issue threats.

    https://bg.battletech.com/forums/general-discussion/recognition-guide-ilclan-discussion-part-6-new-kickstarter-new-volumes/msg1878880/#msg1878880

     

    Having read more of the forum page it is  worse than  I originally thought

    #1788396

    gojira01
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    Just going to cut and paste some moderator reply unless they disappear.

    ++MODERATOR NOTICE++

    Quote from: Adrian Gideon on 31 October 2022, 22:06:24
    It should be obvious. No, I won’t discuss any of it, here or elsewhere, and it’s rule 4 here so that’s pretty much the end of it.

     

    Since nobody seems to have taken the hint, let me be less subtle: This particular topic will not be brought up on these forums in any way shape or form. Period.

    This is your final warning before actual Warnings get thrown around.

     

    Colonel

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    You interrupted me reading TROs for this?

    Re: Recognition Guide: ilClan Discussion Part 6 – New Kickstarter, New Volumes?
    « Reply #173 on: 03 November 2022, 10:02:45 »

    MODERATOR NOTICE

    Despite my colleague’s rather explicit directions to drop the subject some of you are apparently under the illusion this is an invitation to ask questions or get some sort of pithy remark in or comment on expanding to other things.  I’m not clear how you would come to that conclusion considering Weirdo made it explicit people are receiving Warnings, but let me assure you that line of conversation will not continue in here.

    That can be because people get a clue or it can be because my colleagues and I keep disappearing posts and handing out warnings.  Your choice, people.  Choose wisely.

    On a related note, please do not drag in drama from other sites.  (No, this is not random.)
    « Last Edit: 04 November 2022, 10:24:00 by Moonsword »

     

     

    In my opinion very hostile and unwaranted.

     

    #1788472

    kiranamida
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    I don’t follow Battletech but I am confused. People can’t discuss the company removing products from the line because of the rule *looks up the rule page on the forum* “4. No politics or religion”?
    How does that work?

    Or is this about dropping the use of the name and it’s associations? A re-branding if you will.

    Does seem a little harsh of a response, considering my brief scan of that thread showed people asking if they’ll be getting the same things on the table under a new guise or not.

    #1788482

    sundancer
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    I guess it because the tank in Question is the Rommel. So potentially a discussion on Nazi/Wehrmacht adjacent machines?

    #1788495

    soulman
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    Crazy world….thank god there is no “Biden” tank design, that be gone in couple of years replaced by the “T***p” design..giggles..

    But a big thank you for the news on the starter set… been driving me nuts nobody knowing the release date..Really like to buy into alpha strike and of course simple to paint too….

    #1788496

    sundancer
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    Is it a starter as such? I guess if you “only” play Alpha Strike. Or am I missing something here?

    #1788524

    gojira01
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    Its kind of a starter box and kind of not.  It is more like the main game of armoure combat box.  It has the basic alpha strike rules but not most of the optional rules you would find in the Alpha Strike Commanders Edition rulebook. So basic rule but not just bare bones minium introductory rules.

    #1788555

    onlyonepinman
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    @soulman They actually made a prototype of the Trump MBT but it was scrapped.  It very rarely did what the operators wanted, it just made a lot of noise.  The Biden tank was even worse; during operational trials it would randomly just shutdown for a few minutes before starting up again as if nothing had happened.  Truly the age of legends has LONG since ended

    #1788569

    soulman
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    Unlike tanks mechs can climb stairs.. 🙂 Just starting to play mechwarrior 5 on the xbox to get a feel for the IP…

    #1789668

    tacticalgenius
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    interesting, even Patton was controversial, i.e. slapping soldier with PTSD, wanting to continue aggression vs Soviets, even a movie or two on attempted assassination of Patton….if that is not controversial, what is….same as Rommel , less but still controversial.

     

    #1789726

    frankelee
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    Message board moderators having the least authority of anyone with authority in the universe, naturally let it go to their heads more than anyone else as well. It’s a rather rude way to treat the ten people who actually hang out on that board, but this is simply the way of the world.

    #1790750

    gojira01
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    Well I just downloaded the newest identification guide and all is WOW.  This is either an epic case of moderator ego and  incompetence.  On the other hand it could be the biggest case of back pedaling due to fan backlash in years.

    The lore reason that is given on that would not have caused  a backlash at all.  It wouldn’t have been popular but people would have shrugged and carried on. I qoute from the Patton section of Ilclan Recogniton guide 27 “Defiance’s marketing department long ago realized that producing two visually similar tanks with nearly
    identical roles teetered on the brink of madness.”

     

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