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NBT-Classic 5.0 Alpha is ready
« on: January 02, 2016, 01:34:46 PM »
...Just about. What I need are a few volunteers to spread the word. Here's how it's going to go down:

I will only allow people to be CO's of a unit if they've played NBT-Classic before. Otherwise they'll have to be XOs.

This isn't a big deal as there are only going to be 7 units available at the start. This Alpha is about testing game balance, rules, and coming up with new ideas for use in the new automation.

Right now the automation is the old one, but if we can test out all this stuff before Xavier finishes the new automation, we'll be able to get a full fledged Classic league off the ground much much sooner.

So please, if you'd like to help (and maybe form part of the new Dev team) post here.

Minor things left to do before we start:

-Scavenge up old rules from ancient forum
-Redesign the webpage with appropriate graphics
-Finish placing the mechs on the planets (90% done)
-Set up dedicated game servers
-Establish a player base
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Re: NBT-Classic 5.0 Alpha is ready
« Reply #1 on: January 05, 2016, 12:11:35 PM »
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Re: NBT-Classic 5.0 Alpha is ready
« Reply #2 on: January 09, 2016, 05:20:07 AM »
This isn't going to get finished without volunteers, and nobody is going to volunteer unless it is finished.

Why do I suddenly feel like flying a B-25?
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Re: NBT-Classic 5.0 Alpha is ready
« Reply #3 on: January 09, 2016, 09:34:54 AM »
It's been a long while since i've played lol. a little uncomfortable stepping into CO but nothing's perfect i guess.

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Re: NBT-Classic 5.0 Alpha is ready
« Reply #4 on: January 10, 2016, 07:42:28 AM »
It's not even that. I just need some people to help me finish unit setups.

This time I'm setting up the units so teams have the most even chances possible starting up.
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Re: NBT-Classic 5.0 Alpha is ready
« Reply #5 on: January 16, 2016, 01:58:49 PM »
i'll be honest, i wasn't the best at that lol

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Re: NBT-Classic 5.0 Alpha is ready
« Reply #6 on: January 16, 2016, 09:44:41 PM »
This is a bit different. All the mechs are placed on one planet, they just need to be moved via jumpship.
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Re: NBT-Classic 5.0 Alpha is ready
« Reply #7 on: January 23, 2016, 11:48:38 PM »
I'm not a former player but I am very interested if this is the Megamek version. =) Details!?
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Re: NBT-Classic 5.0 Alpha is ready
« Reply #8 on: January 25, 2016, 02:57:28 AM »
Yeah I suppose I should write something up and post it across the community.

A short summary would be:

This is an alpha Megamek league based on the NBT Automation. Right now it will be set in the Clan Homeworlds post-Reaving in 3085. This means only about 4-5 factions will be available to play as. The goal of this Alpha is to hammer out the rules and check the balance within the Megamek client for a league in NBT. Thus the only units being used will be Mechs, Tanks, BA, VTOLs, and Protomechs.

Eventually NBT-Classic will join its brother in using the new automation being developed by Xavier and company. I plan to add fighters, dropships, warships, space stations, and more as playable units to the game, as well as a much more in-depth (but simplified automation-wise) meta game.

This NBT-Classic 5 Alpha is, again, only meant to be a small scale test. We shouldn't need more than about 10 people or so, but more are welcome and encouraged.

So yes, this league will be using the old automation for now and a lot of the rules from the old NBT. What I need are a few volunteers to help me finish setting up the units by loading mechs and such on jumships and distributing them to the various garrisons across allied space. Once that's done the league may start.

If you are interested in helping finish the setup, please send me a PM and I can get you started.
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Re: NBT-Classic 5.0 Alpha is ready
« Reply #9 on: March 11, 2016, 09:49:37 PM »
I am a former CO and would like to jump in and help out. ;)

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Re: NBT-Classic 5.0 Alpha is ready
« Reply #10 on: March 11, 2016, 09:51:24 PM »
Interesting....in shows me as a cadet! lol Made only one post! I have made many post in the past! Forums rest I guess. ;)

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Re: NBT-Classic 5.0 Alpha is ready
« Reply #11 on: March 12, 2016, 06:24:27 PM »
Different forum
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Re: NBT-Classic 5.0 Alpha is ready
« Reply #12 on: July 22, 2016, 01:19:32 PM »
Well, I have been a former CO of many factions in NBT classic. Maybe Derv remember me, sure i remember him and a lot of our games. I will be glad to help testing 5.0 ;D

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Re: NBT-Classic 5.0 Alpha is ready
« Reply #13 on: July 28, 2016, 04:30:13 PM »
It's been 7 months since I made my attempt.

IDK, I don't think people are interested.
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Re: NBT-Classic 5.0 Alpha is ready
« Reply #14 on: July 31, 2016, 06:19:55 AM »
Hi Derv
We're still awaiting the opportunity to use the old NBT planetary system for our 4 or 5 teams of MW4 players.
In our case as not to make things more complicated we are not using drop ships currently and are using a small system of 40 or so planets.   
Attackers contact defenders, schedule battles with tonnages and restrictions & report results. Unfortunately unless it's automated, unforeseeable RL issues come into play that prevent dependable and steady operation which in turn causes team & player frustration and loss.
I see that this is NBT Classic but I'm wondering if it would work for our purpose on a smaller scale.

Thanks