The Revenge of Giant Robot Games
By Dwip July 31, 2003, 3:49 pm Comments (3) RSS Feed for this post

So I arrive at the store last night to play some MW:DA, and everybody’s like “You do know about the $15 entry fee tonight, right?”

No, not really.

“Yeah. The prize is the dropship. And apparently there’s lots more cool stuff, too.”

Oh, really.

BANK_ACCOUNT == BANK_ACCOUNT – 15;

So, to make a long story short, I pretty much dominate my first game, despite playing Dragon’s Fury for some unknown reason, then proceed to get dominated my second and third games, though I was doing ok in my third until I started totally sucking.

But I got fellowship. Which resulted in my picking up some good mechs from each faction. And Rema outright gave me a DF Crimson Hawk and a couple DF Kanazuchis. That rocked. Then this guy is like “I’ll give you this super-rare massive Mad Cat Mk II for your Republic Cougar!” Uh, ok. And then the horde of Spirit Cat guys that was another prize went unclaimed, and I’m like “Anybody want this? No? Ok then. *snag*

So then we played another one for kicks. Teams. Freaking Mr. “I am the God of Davion Mechs” sat there, ate my VTOLs, ate my mechs after I missed my 7 damage alpha strike by A FREAKING ONE, and I had to result to mega vehicular ramming action. Which failed. And we lost. Muchly. But it was fun.

And I got a bigger box, too. I love this game.


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Comments on The Revenge of Giant Robot Games
avatar Comment by Whir #1
August 1, 2003 at 2:24 am

Bah. Tim wouldn’t even bring his stuff in. He said it’s like Battletech for n00bs. But hey, if you don’t need to think a lot, it’s probably my sort of game. We all know how good I am with BT strategies after all.

avatar Comment by Whir #2
August 3, 2003 at 12:24 am

Tim says you can’t do alpha strikes in DA. Explain.

avatar Comment by Dwip #3
August 3, 2003 at 10:03 am

Has to do with the way damage works. You normally do X, where X is whatever the number for your primary or secondary damage is showing on your damage dial at the time. But actually you CAN do alpha strikes, just your mech needs the special for it. In that case you do (damage value on dial) + (number of clicks on heat dial left to shutdown). Then you shutdown. I’ve got, I dunno, 3 or 4 mechs with the ability.

As for being BT 4 N00bz… Sorta. Once you get past the fact that BT is in all ways but time investment a better game, and that MW:DA doesn’t make a lot of sense really, but is completely faster, you do a lot better. There’s still strategy, and they’re really completely different strategies and such, so it’s still fun.