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Do pirates become Periphery after taking 5 planets?
« on: August 14, 2015, 04:15:54 PM »
Someone in my unit said this was the case and is potentially going to determine our unit selection.  Thanks.

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Re: Do pirates become Periphery after taking 5 planets?
« Reply #1 on: August 14, 2015, 05:03:27 PM »
As mentioned in the rules for unit start up, this is the case when pirates get 5 planets their status gets upgraded.

http://mwo.netbattletech.com/new_unit_setup.html#Unit%20Requirements

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Re: Do pirates become Periphery after taking 5 planets?
« Reply #2 on: August 14, 2015, 08:52:14 PM »
I vaguely remember that rule and if a pirate can accumulate 5 planets with the limited resources they have, then we are happy to upgrade them. ;) I think this rule may have been aimed at HJ...

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Re: Do pirates become Periphery after taking 5 planets?
« Reply #3 on: August 14, 2015, 09:21:33 PM »
How many clan mechs do they get to start?

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Re: Do pirates become Periphery after taking 5 planets?
« Reply #4 on: August 14, 2015, 09:30:55 PM »
We haven't given it a ton of thought because we will not have pirates at start, but if I recall from previous NBTs, it's 50-50, but there won't be a lot of first-tier mechs of either type in there (there will be some, just not a lot).

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Re: Do pirates become Periphery after taking 5 planets?
« Reply #5 on: August 14, 2015, 11:12:35 PM »
What unit types will be available at the start?

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Re: Do pirates become Periphery after taking 5 planets?
« Reply #6 on: August 14, 2015, 11:32:41 PM »
Virtually all except pirates (house military districts, IC clans, periphery kindgoms, mercenaries). We are not doing homeworld clans at start either, but may add them later if there is elevated interest after startup.

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Re: Do pirates become Periphery after taking 5 planets?
« Reply #7 on: August 14, 2015, 11:52:25 PM »
Virtually all except pirates (house military districts, IC clans, periphery kindgoms, mercenaries). We are not doing homeworld clans at start either, but may add them later if there is elevated interest after startup.

If we are a unit of around 25 people what would you recommend?

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Re: Do pirates become Periphery after taking 5 planets?
« Reply #8 on: August 15, 2015, 12:00:18 AM »
How many regularly active, and how many nights do you think you can have 8-10 on and ready to play for a few hours? And how long do you think your team will be able to maintain the pace you report? Also, which general geographic area is your team in? (i.e. North America, Europe, Asia/Australia)

(Note that mine is a general guideline question, for anyone who may be watching this thread and wondering the same thing, so I am generalizing my reply to the larger crowd)

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Re: Do pirates become Periphery after taking 5 planets?
« Reply #9 on: August 15, 2015, 12:09:45 AM »
We can probably have 8 - 10 guys on three nights a week.

We are North America. 

We have kept that pace for the last 3 months.  So a while.

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Re: Do pirates become Periphery after taking 5 planets?
« Reply #10 on: August 15, 2015, 12:15:50 AM »
I would consider one of the house districts then. If you want lots of action against stiff competition, the way it's shaking up, a district bordering the IC would be good. Otherwise, pick one that aligns most with your preferred roleplay (or apply for a clan if prefer). If you take a periphery kingdom your guys may likely end up somewhat bored (unless you are also playing in other leagues, in which case my advice in this post must be adjusted for the time you would allot for NBT play).

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Re: Do pirates become Periphery after taking 5 planets?
« Reply #11 on: August 15, 2015, 10:04:57 PM »
Can we apply for multiple options?

If we get bored can we be transferred?

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Re: Do pirates become Periphery after taking 5 planets?
« Reply #12 on: August 15, 2015, 10:10:31 PM »
You would want to apply for your preferred option, and then specify one or two alternates.

You are not locked into the slot you specify on your application, but we wouldn't really want units jumping around every month. ;)

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Re: Do pirates become Periphery after taking 5 planets?
« Reply #13 on: August 16, 2015, 11:15:55 AM »
You would want to apply for your preferred option, and then specify one or two alternates.

You are not locked into the slot you specify on your application, but we wouldn't really want units jumping around every month. ;)

We would only move once if we did it and found out the Periphery was boring. 

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Re: Do pirates become Periphery after taking 5 planets?
« Reply #14 on: August 17, 2015, 10:49:32 PM »
soooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo

My unit could start out as Pirates and then get upgraded to JàrnFòlk??