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New Mech Preview: Raider


New Mech Preview: Raider

Like the pirates of old, the new Raider mech excels at closing fast on targets and dealing damage in an up-close and personal manner. These repurposed "armed merchantmen" combine medium mech armor and versatility with excellent burst damage, and surprising speed.



Don't get caught flat-footed when the Raider boosts onto the scene. Watch for full mech specs as soon as we can liberate them from Sentium R&D.



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121 Comments

Can't wait わくわく
I want it! I don't even know what it is armed with, and I want it!

Interrobang
Mar 01 2013 01:39 PM
Let the speculation commence.

If you look closely, it is clearly holding a battle axe in its right hand. And in the left is a soup can dispenser.
The Raider was a tank that grew arms and legs so that it may crush the puny humans.

Wooooo :D
Special ability : increased boost speed?
Weapon: melee?

Hunter_Killer
Mar 01 2013 01:42 PM
give it to me ..... now !!!




please
Well, I never had a close-range before...
This one seems to be perfect.

KaszaWspraju
Mar 01 2013 01:46 PM

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.. and surprising speed.

Ability: temporarily more speed?
I want it!

Hope I will maxed out my assault by the time the raider comes out. :)

View PostInterrobang, on March 01 2013 - 01:39 PM, said:

Let the speculation commence.

If you look closely, it is clearly holding a battle axe in its right hand. And in the left is a soup can dispenser.

The soup can dispenser is a deadly weapon in the correct arms...or when attached to a mech designed to kill...

PlagueDoctor
Mar 01 2013 02:03 PM
GIVE THEM THE CLAAAAAAAAMPS
WELL WELL WELL!!!!

since i like to get up close and personal with my assault and vulcan equipped (use cooldown ability) this is a step up. i say if it does have a melee weapon, uptown and that one small map (always forget the name) will be its hunting ground.

imagine this: optimized for increased walk speed and armor coming around a corner not being picked up by the standard radar, you dont stand a chance if it quickly invades your personal space and slashes or pound you armor to dust only to use your charge to quickly recover some armor and move on to its next victim.

does it have a weakness? yes.... THE SCOUT

Conquistador
Mar 01 2013 02:15 PM

View PostTakoera, on March 01 2013 - 02:07 PM, said:


does it have a weakness? yes.... THE SCOUT

But previous sightings of wild packs of raiders have indicated that the raider is much faster than its preferred prey, the scout.

This would be like a cheetah that has amazing sprinting speed over short distances pursuing a gazelle which is much more of a long distance runner.

pjfontillas
Mar 01 2013 02:15 PM
lulz when right hand is a giant magnet.
IT FIRES POTATOES!!!! AND LOTS OF THEM

View Postpjfontillas, on March 01 2013 - 02:15 PM, said:

lulz when right hand is a giant magnet.

Well they did say close range! Can't wait!!
Here's to hoping it's available for test drive right off the bat.

View PostFrouste, on March 01 2013 - 02:30 PM, said:

Here's to hoping it's available for test drive right off the bat.

Chances are it'll be like the Reaper, the last to join in the test drive, lol.

View PostConquistador, on March 01 2013 - 02:15 PM, said:

View PostTakoera, on March 01 2013 - 02:07 PM, said:

does it have a weakness? yes.... THE SCOUT

But previous sightings of wild packs of raiders have indicated that the raider is much faster than its preferred prey, the scout.

This would be like a cheetah that has amazing sprinting speed over short distances pursuing a gazelle which is much more of a long distance runner.

uhm... fuel regeneration ability. the scout can escape or dodge untill all hope is lost. if the raider's ability is to increase forward boost for like 5 seconds it could catch up or boost forward faster than the scout could dodge out. so your cheeta vs gazelle theory seems more accurate because, its still a A-class VS a B-class. standard 500hp vs like 650hp. but you kinda have to aim down alot. the scout is the smallest A-class. (i thought it was the reaper at first)

Interrobang, on March 01 2013 - 01:39 PM, said:

Let the speculation commence.

If you look closely, it is clearly holding a battle axe in its right hand. And in the left is a soup can dispenser.

The right side, to me, looks more like twin staplers. Ya know, for melee! :D
Looks like it has a new primary AND special weapon. I wonder if whatever that is on it's right arm will be given to any of the other existing mechs so we finally have something to break up the TOW/GL monotony?
Guys!  Guys!  It's a club!  You're gonna run around and hit things on the head with it.

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View PostSylhiri, on March 01 2013 - 02:33 PM, said:

View PostFrouste, on March 01 2013 - 02:30 PM, said:

Here's to hoping it's available for test drive right off the bat.

Chances are it'll be like the Reaper, the last to join in the test drive, lol.
start saving up now LOL and i just bought a vulcan turret :( now have to start over from 41 creds

View PostTakoera, on March 01 2013 - 02:39 PM, said:

View PostSylhiri, on March 01 2013 - 02:33 PM, said:

View PostFrouste, on March 01 2013 - 02:30 PM, said:

Here's to hoping it's available for test drive right off the bat.

Chances are it'll be like the Reaper, the last to join in the test drive, lol.
start saving up now LOL and i just bought a vulcan turret :( now have to start over from 41 creds

40 min+ siege matches it is!!!!! :)

Conquistador
Mar 01 2013 02:41 PM

View PostSylhiri, on March 01 2013 - 02:33 PM, said:

View PostFrouste, on March 01 2013 - 02:30 PM, said:

Here's to hoping it's available for test drive right off the bat.

Chances are it'll be like the Reaper, the last to join in the test drive, lol.

It makes sense from a business standpoint to allow free test drives on older, less popular models that aren't provided the benefit of the short-lived popularity a hyped release provides.

There are good odds you'll have to pay to ride this wild Beastie.