Can we get a thread about western mecha going?
>>20807094PsyOps meta post and challenge accepted.
>>20807094Is that a madcat? Looks great
I've still never gotten a good idea of how fast and agile a Crisis Suit is supposed to be, considering they're supposed to be rapid-response heavy weapons units. They just look too bulky and top-heavy to be anything but lumbering Boston Dynamics-type robots just awkwardly swinging around weapons.
>>20807094>>20807099if we're going that way...https://www.pixiv.net/en/tags/%E3%83%90%E3%83%88%E3%83%AB%E3%83%A1%E3%83%83%E3%82%AF/artworkshere's the battlemech tag on pixiv. take a look and bring back a design you like!i'll start. this is probably my favorite atlas design out of everything i've seen
>>20807087>Western "mecha"not a thing
>>20807293sorry, big robot
>Crash & Burn
There's already a thread if you would like.>>20784749
>>20807288Capitan_06 is great, shame we lost him to the world of gacha, his only recent posted mech art was the Hatchetman redraw and accompanying bara HCT redraw. I wish I had some of his old BattleTech doujins.
>>20807420bara ver. >>20807404I love when threads get filtered due to dumb meme words. Like I wouldn't have posted in this thread if I had known that one was up, but I would never know that thread was up because the OP couldn't use proper English. Anyway, last post and polite sage for duplicate threads.
>>20807420>>20807440neat, are these from his twitter? i'm pretty bad at keeping up with the birdsite stuff sadlythough i checked in on it real quick and found this other cool design for a hatchetman. wish i could get a better pic of it...
>>20807506i mean they might be europeans
>>20807524Are you saying they would purposely let it build up in the cockpit?
>>20807094Specifically, that is a Mad Cat mk IIHeavier and much more armor, as well as a pair of goose riflesIt's too expensive to warrant fielding very many of them, but you will probably only ever need a couple of themhttps://www.sarna.net/wiki/Mad_Cat_Mk_II
if this is western /m/ then where are all the friggin cowboys
>>20809930unironically in getter robo for whatever reason
D E S E R T P O W E Rhttps://youtu.be/p_88SsIe5lI
>>20807087Still need to play the game but I always liked this guy.
>>20812272Huh, those are quite charming, especially the middle one
>>20811514Moon cricket spotted.
Opinions on the upcoming Ninjago mech number 623124?
>>20821725>>20821728this looks rad
Wait, isn't this just Gurren Lagann with Optimus Prime's head?
State of War.
>>20807087I blame this show and SEED for causing me to be a mecha autist
>>20807293Just drop the "a". It's mech
>>20830094Every time I replay FO4 I just download every PA mod and make my own Tony Stark hangar, I can't help it
I fucking love these bros
>>20833737SC2 had some awesome designs, a shame Blizz abandoned the franchise. The coop mode is still awesome, love me some mecha zerg
>>20807495What are these from and who is the artist?Really has the classic 70s look to the art. Incredible attention to detail.
>>20816758Those devs had a serious hard on for giant bio mecha. I swear just about every enemy Slave unit had tits.
>>20833853Given Blizzard nowadays being nothing but a shell of it's former self, I'm glad SC2 got left out. Sure, I've have liked the Valkyries back and more of those cool skins sets, buuuuut Blizz is shit now. Maybe Microsoft will do something cool with it. Hopefully.
>>20807087Hercules fought a mech once.
>>20812272HARKONNEN POWER IS SUPREME!
>>20807296that game is barely a robot game
>>20844240you enjoy a bastardize cod clone with giant super powered humans
MW5 dlc got announced a little while ago, adds melee weapons as well as the hatchetman
>>20833866pics are from this guy who runs battletech meetups in japan https://twitter.com/HCT3F_Hachetman/status/1512650928578768897not really sure who did the hatchetman art though, i'd tell you if i knew
>>20830129Then you are playing correctly. This also reminds me that I need to learn how to rip files from F76 and port them to 4 so I can do that to all the cash shop power armors.
>>20847361Cant w8 for a claymore build
>>20847484I was looking through the new melee focused mech variants they were adding and saw a banshee 3p. I’m hoping it is another periphery model like the 2p with a supercharger installed, that plus an assault sized claymore sounds amazing
>>20847167yes retards enjoy titan fall
>>20821725>>20821728>>20823876Cmon bros at least pay homage to the og's
>>20847554luv this one
>>20847473Pretty sure most have already been ported and can be found in the nexus. Most are fuck ugly though
"WHO GOES?"Bonus points for one of the heroes tossing out the pilot and hijacking it.
>>20847554>the ogBITCHES LEAVE
>>20847121Man, I miss Syd Mead...still, he definitely had a hell of a run and a full life, so that's good at least.
>>20858176Man, those are some vintage bots.
>>20811514>I don't understand jokes or watch mecha
>>20845493>giant super powered humans>esl dares to imply
>>20847431>OsakaDamnit I need to find someone in Kyushu
>>20860535IS this like a T-1 prototype? looks sick
The west is incapable of making anything that isnt a tank on legs
>>20809930Boy do I have the comic for you
>>20807109Looks more like a Mad Cat MK. II. Because someone wasn't content with the base Mad Cat and decided to beef it to Assault Mech levels.
>>20842002Best part? The SC2 one outperforms the Viking.
we're not getting any updates this year are we?
>>20862169>Doug TenNapelIt's a shame his stuff gets overshadowed all the fucking time by a game series he quit on decades ago.
>>20866199For sure. His graphic novels are really good
>>20807306See you in hell! :D
>>20830129power armor was the only thing that game did better than the other bethesdashit fallouts, but it wasn't enough.
>>20866225It mishandled the player getting power armor, throwing it at you straight away instead of making it an achievement to get.
>>20833866>What are these from and who is the artist?>Really has the classic 70s look to the art. Incredible attention to detail.The standees in the foreground and the upper left Marauder are all art by Shoji Kawamori, from when Studio Nue did the production art for the JP version of the BattleTech boardgame. It's nice to compare it to the work he was doing for Armored Core in the same time period. Pure Studio Nue kenophobia.The Hatchetman standee art is possibly by Capitan_06 as he made special note of it. >>20807420 has his twitter and pixiv
>>20866335And Capitan_06 has done a lot (a lot) of standees.
>>20868297>>20868301wtf is this
>>20868308An Arkondian combat robot obviously, also, rotund. And:Perry Rhodan is a weekly German Science Fiction Pulp Magazine series that has run uninterrupted since 1961, with over two thousand five hundred issues.
the mecha from space lords
>>20865296dunno, one of devs started streaming actively latelyI hope game will stop become cursed as fuck
>>20868308Like >>20869098 said. I only know it from blueprints they published. But still enough who read it. Kinda Germanys Star Trek but with less serialised media.
>>20871703i love her breasts
>>20807404>>20807440You're aware that thread was specifically about robots from western superhero comics right? Not western media in general.
>>20807087i thought the memes about muh realistic robot were real, then i found the aeldari titans. now these are some cool looking western mechas (inspired by jap ones)
>>20879143and yet you post the ugliest and oldest one, it needs an update badly
>>20879162you don't like hoplite robots? what are you, gay?
>>20879175I like them alright, but the proportions are super fucked and it has zero level of detail, just big flat pieces. The worst offender is the bobblehead of a helmet it has, it should be like half that size
>>20879222>just big flat pieceshow's it an issue? don't tell me you like overdetailed shit like those infinitism redesignsalso the head is supposed to be that big, it wasn't uncommon to have designs with those proportions back then, look at stuff like bratz dolls, it was simply a different time
>>20879374That's why I said it needs an update, i don't want my titan to look like a bratz doll
>>20879404come on it was just an example, bionicles too had similar proportions
>>20879413Either way, it looks out of place compared to the modern eldar range
>>20879067Thank you for replying to week old posts by two separate people, really cleared up that dead conversation. More JP mecha appropriated by the west then reseen by the JP again. The BattleTech meta concept inception loop.
>>20879420Reminds me of EoE
>>20879374>infinitism redesignsWhat does this mean?
>>20879521Guessing he doesn't like Infinity
>>2088385020879521 here, I was assuming "infinitism" is that cheap style of adding hexagonal panel lining ad nauseum into every possible facet of a design.I was so happy thinking there's a name for that cheap psuedo-intricate style of designing those dirty Nihons love so much.
>>20830129My favorite places to build are always Sanctuary Hills, the drive in, Egret Tours marina, and the island. Sanctuary Hills in particular is just so cozy once you get a couple levels built up on the house rooftops. >>20847473I like how they managed to do both the F4 and F3 versions of the X01 in 76.
>>20860984Because tank-like mechs are objectively superior to flying acrobatic mechs. Those might as well be iron-man armors.
>>20830129Are you me?
>>20886509Yeah there's nothing impressive about being able to fill the negative space with panel lines. Less is more, andI wish this style would die forever.But I guess those spergs in japan need jobs too.
>>20886281>>20886509oh so like picrel
>>20894918Yes. Even it's done with masterful craftsmanship once or twice, it's a dangerous style that which is easy to derive from and capitalizes how creatively bankrupt the nips are.
>>20821725I swear this sentai-looking show just keeps on going baka
I like sentinels.
>>20898551I love them too
>>20807306Ffs this one is the one that got me hooked at 7years oldWell this and being handed the entire Macross series on vhs by one of my fathers employees as a gift the next year.
>>20838274So did Odysseus, people forget about these.Talos was such a badass.. he even had a molten bronze vascular system and eye lasers (which don’t get used in the odyssey but he has them.)https://youtu.be/U42z7aamdeg
>>20900702Dont forget the Colchis Bull!
>>20900880is that the one some lady built so she could sit inside it and get fucked by bulls?
>>20900889No it was a giant mechazord in the shape of a bull obviously.>go find some pussy to fuck, yer minds in the gutter
>>20900660Steam engines brought such cool concepts of automatons.Did you know there is a story about a Chinese emperor who had a robotic bartender. Think it was the first or second dynasty eras.
>>20824197I dig Heavy Gear's designs.Too bad the tabletop game has apparently burned out it's fanbase and is basically dead, even in Canada, and we don't talk about Assault.
>>20903857you'd never be able to tell the game was made in montreal with all the us flags on the boxes
>>20891740As opposed to tank like mechs, which might as well be tanks.
Fortnite has mechs
>>20807640That's just Jap art for a normal Mad Cat. The Mk. II didn't go into production till 3060-something and the cover right there says 3050.
>>20903858well, it says made in USA in that pic
>>20905078I loved it, Epic just went full Platinum
>>20871688>>20871678I sure wish the game was better than it is.
>>20860984>Metropolis>The Day The Earth Stood Still>Fucking Robocop
>>20807087Kinda bummed that this setting was wasted on a YA novel series.
>>20903857People keep trying to make it a thing at my FLGS,the problem is that the rules need make any kind of competitive game more toxic than average
>>20847529You are rarted
>>20911704>>20911707>>20911711Looks a lot like scythe/iron harvest
>>20807306I thought the green laser was a "secret weapon"?!?
>>20912182>BT vs Jet Alone, featuring Noel from Genshin ImpactThe fuck?
>>20912201love this, looks like if Syd Mead designed a bionicle
>>20912478It's a Ruin Guard, inspired by the robots from Miyazaki's Laputa.
>>20912594Oh, thought it was picrel
>>20807087I feel like even though Tau is supposed to be the mecha faction appealing to weebs, every other faction has cooler mechs.
>>20912997You clearly have shit taste, other factions have garbage like this
>>20807087The best Western Mecha /tg/ is Heavy Gear. Which I typoed "Heavy Gar" appropriate XD.Unfortunately, Dream Pod 9 the company that makes it is not long for this world. They have been dying a slow death of neglect, mismanagement, creative flight and being CONSISTENTLY fucked over by their Licensors at every turn.I do recommend downloading Heavy Gear 2nd edition books from DriveThruRPG while you still can. IMHO, it's the best Mecha RPG. It has consistent mechanics between personal and mecha scale combat and is way faster and more fluid than Battletech.
>>20913804When I say screwed consistently, I mean CONSISTENTLY. It's uncanny.They had a good run with Activision releasing two very good FPS/Mech-sim Hybrids in Heavy Gear and Heavy Gear 2, but then everything started to go wrong.First, Sony approached them about making a 3d animated Cartoon series. The original plan was to start the show with Mecha combat sports, then pivot to a plot about fighting Invaders from Earth. DP9's creative team were promised creative collaboration by the studio.First half of the series went fine, but when it was time for the show to pivot from Mecha Combat sports to a war drama, suddenly Sony's executives got cold feet. The scripts for the remaining episodes were scrapped, DP9 staff were locked out of the studio and the rest of the season had to be filled in with rushed scripts.To this day Sony have the Heavy Gear IP in a death grip.Most recently, DP9 licensed their world to Stompy Bot productions who Kickstarted a new Heavy Gear PC game called Heavy Gear Assault. The Kickstarter was a success, so guess what?SBP took the money and ran. They started a Crypto-Mining company, lost all of their funding and disappeared up the Corporate ladder.
This is a CORE boardARM fucks can fuck off
>>20898547Always have a soft spot for chicken walkers.
>>20879143I love these too. The FW Eldar mechs fucking rock.
>>20912997I have always felt the same way, frankly. I was attracted to Tau initially for that exact reason, having never watched any anime, only to watch mecha anime later and to look back at the Tau and feel like I'd been duped.>>20913411Using what has been agreed upon to be one of the worst machines of an already contentious faction while ignoring numerous other actually interesting designs, like Killa Kanz or Deff Dreads or the various flavors of Dreadnought or the kajillion Imperial Knight variants seems kind of disingenuous, even though, in the first place, you're "no u"ing an opinion.
>>20913804Every couple of weeks I re-watch the opening cinematic of the first Heavy Gear game. I love the bulbous and shaky armor pieces, and the medium-speed chugging of the guns. And the cockpit interior has that classic 80-90's look that you see common in things like Starcraft and Ma.K.
>>20917534Dreads are "ok" until you realize they have no knees so they must waddle across the battlefield, and every game cheats and changes them to have knees. And don't even get me started on the new Primaris Fischer-Price vehicles
>>20917634No, actually, the games just caught a detail you missed.
>>20917655They have like a 10 degree range of motion after all the armor plates are on, it can't walk
>>20917663All the armor plates? It's literally one giant U-shaped plate mounted on the front of the leg, ornate if you're going with some dread patterns. Better tellall the folks who've modeled Dreadnoughts using these proportions, legs, and joints for the past couple years, in or out of video games, that apparently most movement is impossible.Anyway, I would also like to address the "Fisher Price" thing, since I didn't think much of it initially as it falls on the same lines as everything you've said. again, you're entitled to your opinion. Actually, I agree with you and dislike Primaris in many ways, among other things about modern 40k, but the truth of the matter is that "Fisher Price" is more of a return to form for 40k than anything else.
Perhaps it's telling in this conversation that I actually find old 40k stuff quite charming compared to a lot of the newer.
>>20917694is it though?
Don't ask how thee guys turn
>>20917812orks are the faction meant to be the comic relief, it's supposed to be limited to just them (inb4 some rogue trader era dancing marines, that hasn't been a thing for 90% of the game's lifespan)
>>20917835You're trying to use faction aesthetics to detract from the broader point: early 40k was always super bright, chunky, and ridiculous to the max, or "Fischer Price", apparently. Again, nuHammer is just returning to 40k's roots aesthetically speaking.
>>20917812While i like goofy 40k.Fourth edition is almost 20 years old.The 'well back in 1-3 it use to be like' argument is wearing thin.>>20917835But also the 'orks are comic relief' is a poor argument because it was the overall design aesthetic than 'just the orks were goofy'
>>20917868Justify this thing. Especially the roll cage instead of armor, or the fact that this same chassis when used as a dreadnought apparently kills the pilots, but when an entire marine is sitting in there it's fine
>>20917869Not particularly. The point I've been making this whole time, since this conversation has gone on so long I must repeat it, is that 40k has ridiculous: the game and that one's opinion on what something is or isn't in that context ought to be just that. The post that prompted this was a milquetoast statement of opinion, someone else attacking that opinion for nothing, and then the veering between me saying that it's a little disingenuous to use a cherrypicked example of a something you don't like to argue someone else's opinion is invalid and that 40k has always been weird.>>20917883Literally proving my point here. I'm not saying that that machine is not ridiculous and literally said in my own post that what you're posting can trace its inherent silliness right back through its ancestry. I even went so far as to tell you I thought it poor in comparison to older stuff. Is there something I've missed, here?
>>20917868>40k's roots aestheticallyNot him but which roots exactly? Because you keep using stuff from across editions.It's also literally just the primaris getting the Fischer Price designs. Even the new Horus Hersey line isn't following it.>>20917889You legitimately just rambled that entire post attacking the two of us.The bottom line is that the primaris as a whole do not fit within the current aesthetic or even the one they are actively building. Trying to justify it just because 'lol 40k is krazy bro' isn't going to work. We are almost 6 years into them at this point and they still look terrible and don't fit in anywhere. It's not about it being a silly design. It's about it being a bad design.
>>20917899Primaris marines are definitely one of the designs of all time
>>20917899>Because you keep using stuff from across editions.Yes, because the "roots" are 40k itself. That is the point of material being used from across the editions: 40k has always had chunky and ridiculous designs from its inception through to today. I also would not quite agree with it "just" being Primaris, or else people wouldn't have been mocking things like the SoB baby carriers. I did not exactly try to attack you either, I never said anything negative about any of what you've said, only argued against it, nor did I attack the other guy, save for in my post about dreadnought legs. I don't really get what the problem is with any of my argumentation here. 40k always being krazy has always been true at some level.
>>20915214Fuck you AI bitch. Eat my peewees
>>20917921Morhen Vall’s baby carrier looks good though, the others I can’t defend
>>20807257I've always assumed they flit around like late-series Armored Cores.
>>20879143>inspired by jap onespeople keep saying this but i just dont see it are there any proofs or you people just assume that mecha was invented by japan
>>20918742They're pretty cool, although there's really no way to pilot them without amputating both of your legs. Which, depending on who you ask, is pretty hot.
>220+ posts in>No MegasSHAMEFUR DISPRAY
>>20906613Damn, the old care bear stare has gotten serious!
>>20814482Glad I'm not the only one who remembers Robotomy
>>20816758Somehow Slave Zero is getting a prequel called Slave Zero X, and it's a fucking sidescroller.I did not see this coming.https://store.steampowered.com/app/1903910/Slave_Zero_X/
>>20928158What the fuck? This has to be the weirdest resurrection of an IP yet.
>>20929447Shit's incredibly random in every regard.It's not like it's a well known IP, but to then do a prequel and in a different genre is fucking weird.
>>20866199Eh...I'd say he's been overshadowed by something worse
Would you join the Word of Blake?
>>20931906TUKAYYID PROVED NOTHING! FIGHT ME! I'LL FIGHT YOU RIGHT NOW!
>>20807087I find your lack of auxiliaries disturbing.
>>20931906I would join them.
I like speed and violence
>>20944899Don't shoot me.
>>20891740>Because tank-like mechs are objectively superiorNot against sharks.
>251 posts>Image limit reached>No Command and Conquer mechshttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yytbDZrw1jc