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Offline Xavier

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NBT-MWO Signups Begin July 18th
« on: July 10, 2017, 11:10:24 AM »
(also posted in MWO forums)

Faction signups for the NetBattleTech MWO league will open on July 18th (with the Civil War patch) and continue at least through the August patch.

I had originally planned to have the league running on the 18th, but due to the nature of setting up a faction in NBT and the strong likelihood of a significant set of balance changes to the new Civil War weapons and mechs in the August patch, I decided that it would be better if teams did not spend a ton of time setting up their factions and getting the league underway, only to have to reset a month into the league.

So what will happen on July 18th? Representatives for teams interested in joining the league will be able to register with the NBT automaton on that day, and indicate the faction(s) in which they are interested. Note that this is not a first-come-first-served proposition -- we will be spending much more time considering faction assignment this time than we did in the "alpha", in the interests of map, competitive and geographic balance. This is an additional reason we want a month to allow signups. Understand, though, that you won't have to wait a month to hear anything -- the map setup will be dynamic during the signup period and as teams express interest in the league and in particular factions, we may juggle things around and this will require regular contact between NBT Admins and the applicants.

It is important to understand that factions will be filled in a certain order; it is imperative that we have reliable teams in the Major House and Major Clan factions prior to start; no other factions will be filled until this happens. The reason for this is that the foundation of any successful NBT league lies in these factions being fully active at all times. Therefore we will not be filling applications for Minor Clans, Mercenaries, Pirates or Periphery Kingdoms until these major factions are filled and active.

Currently, the only specifics about the league itself are expressed in the draft ruleset we would like to start with. Those rules are posted (in rough form, in terms of presentation) on the NBT website:

http://www.netbattletech.com

Between now and the 18th, I will be adding additional data, such as the starting map (it will be a 3062 timeline, with potential slight customizations and deviations from canon as needed to fit the applicant pool) and rules corrections/clarifications.

Any questions anyone may have about anything NBT-related, please post on the NBT Forums (preferred) or here in this thread (may experience a delay in response time).

Thank you for your consideration, and may your victories be many!

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Re: NBT-MWO Signups Begin July 18th
« Reply #1 on: July 10, 2017, 03:43:54 PM »
The Kell Hounds are very interested. Thanks for all the work Xavier
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Re: NBT-MWO Signups Begin July 18th
« Reply #2 on: July 11, 2017, 04:15:43 PM »
Hi I've joined the site as my unit could possibly be interested in joining this system and I've been sent to find out more.

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Re: NBT-MWO Signups Begin July 18th
« Reply #3 on: July 11, 2017, 04:22:35 PM »
Welcome, Ravensblast!

One good place to start is the current rules draft here: http://www.netbattletech.com/rules/rules.shtml

If you have any specific questions about NBT, feel free to ask! :)

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Re: NBT-MWO Signups Begin July 18th
« Reply #4 on: July 14, 2017, 06:36:37 AM »
Wolf's Aces will try to sign up im not holding my breath lol

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Re: NBT-MWO Signups Begin July 18th
« Reply #5 on: July 14, 2017, 09:52:59 PM »
TheX (aka Harlock Raiders) are definitely interested.  If we did play before, and had a faction, does that give us a leg up during singups?   
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Re: NBT-MWO Signups Begin July 18th
« Reply #6 on: July 14, 2017, 10:11:39 PM »
You certainly will want to mention any NBT history in the comments section when you apply for your faction. ;)

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Re: NBT-MWO Signups Begin July 18th
« Reply #7 on: July 16, 2017, 09:46:30 PM »
Will it be a link, a forum thread etc for the sign up?

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Re: NBT-MWO Signups Begin July 18th
« Reply #8 on: July 16, 2017, 09:59:44 PM »
I will make a forum post (here and MWO), and the same URL will be used, it will just be updated with additional functionality.