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Project Phoenix Mechs vs Standard Variants Art Leaked

Project Phoenix Mech Models and Textures Revealed

Over at Google+, some crafty community members found what seems like the Project Phoenix Mechs geometries. The four Project Phoenix Hero Mechs will have unique geometry and textures, as well, as a bonus to c-bills earned and loyalty points (which probably have something to do with the community warfare, but no details are known, yet). It remains to be seen if these textures are official, but at the moment, there is no evidence to indicate otherwise.

Also notice the small icons on the textures. Some of the say the corresponding Project Phoenix package name. If you are still unsure wether to buy the Project Phoenix package or not, check out this comprehensive MC calculation. You might also click through some of the links at the bottom of this post.

Until then, enjoy the sneak peak images. Click the images to view in high quality.

Locust Standard variant vs Locust Hero Mech

The Locust will be the smallest Mech of the project and the lightest Mech in all of Mechwarrior Online to date. It weighs only 20 tons and comes with multiple ballistic slots.

Project Phoenix Locust Hero Mech vs regular variant

Shadow Hawk Standard variant vs Shadow Hawk Hero Mech

The Shadow Hawk weighs 55 tons and features up to 3 ballistic slots combined with jump jets.

 

 

Project Phoenix Shadow Hawk Hero Mech vs regular variant

 

 

Thunderbolt Standard variant vs Thunderbolt Hero Mech

Thunderbolt is the heavy Mech of the package with 65 tons. The Mech has multiple ballistic, energy and missile hardpoints but no jump jets.

Project Phoenix Thunderbolt Hawk Hero Mech vs regular variant

 

Battlemaster Standard variant vs Battlemaster Hero Mech

The assault slot is filled by the Battlemaster. 85 tons of pure death. It lacks jump jets but has multiple hardpoints in each category making it a fearsome opponent.

 

Project Phoenix Battlemaster Hero Mech vs regular variant

 

Links to check out

Project Phoenix MC calculations – Click here to see if Project Phoenix is worth your hard earned money.

Official MWO Project Phoenix web page - Go here to buy your Project Phoenix package today.

Official MWO Project Phoenix forum post - Click here to join the discussion and hype in the official forums.


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MWO Project Phoenix – MC Comparison – Is it worth it?

MWO Project Phoenix

MWO Project Phoenix Mechs

What is MWO Project Phoenix?

Project Phoenix is a special offer for our beloved F2P game, Mechwarrior Online. The bundle includes Hero Mechs, regular variants, Mech bay slots for all of those, special cockpit items, a ton of premium time and a special forum avatar (similar to the current founders’ avatars).

What will it cost?

MWO Project Phoenix comes in 4 different sizes:

  • Talon – Tier 1 – 20$
  • Storm – Tier 2 – 40$
  • Guardian – Tier 3 – 60$
  • Overlord – Tier 4 – 80$

Is that actually worth to get Project Phoenix?

tl/dr: Project Phoenix’s game content is worth more than equivalent stuff bought with regular mc. If you get the Overlord (80$) package, the value is more than double.

Total MC equivalent of all packages and their value:

  1. Talon ~6,100Mechwarrior Credits: 122% value
  2. Storm ~14,625Mechwarrior Credits: 146% value
  3. Guardian ~28,000Mechwarrior Credits: 186% value
  4. Overlord ~46,275Mechwarrior Credits: 231% value

From a purely economical perspective, it is very worthwhile to get one of the packages, the bigger the better. One possible downside is, that you probably don´t want to spend mc on chassis you could regularly get for just a bunch of c-bills. On the other hand, you will get multiple things which you can only get for mc and some only in this package: the Hero Phoenix Mechs will no longer be available at some point. The forum avatar is something to show off your dedication to Mechwarrior.

The above calculation was based on the following assumptions:

  • Unique Phoenix Variants cost the same as current Hero Mechs.
  • Regular Variants are average values based on current prices.
  • Premium time is valued as if purchased in the most economical way possible.
  • Medallions and Mech Bay slots prices according to the current cost in the game.
  • You preorder before July 25th in order to receive +30 days premium time.

MWO Project Phoenix Overview

Official MWO Project Phoenix Link

Official Project Phoenix FAQ

Detailed Calculation Google Spreadsheet


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