The start of season 2 is upon us. Soon you will once again battle for supremacy in the universe of 3025 Battletech. League administration cannot wait to share this adventure with you again!
I wanted to put some information out so everyone can plan for the first few days of the season.
1. Rulebook: It’s almost ready. As you may have seen on the discord, Gray has been able to finish a ton of stuff in the last week. This combined with an unfortunate loss of information as we were finishing the book has lead to a delay in its publishing. It will be done before the league goes live, no later than this Saturday. I sincerely apologize for this delay, but we hope you enjoy the final product, and find it easier to navigate than the PDF. The best way to see what changed, is to check out the season 2 changelog text channel of the discord.
2. Day 1/2: The league officially starts on the 15th of July. The exact time will be somewhere between 8am and 11am server time (GMT+2). This is due to Gray getting on and injecting your funds and officially kicking things off. Do not try to build, buy, or move before this point! He will make an announcement when he is done and then you can start to build, buy, and move things around.
You will not be able to launch attacks until approximately 24 hours after the league starts. This gives everybody a fair chance at seeing their logistics and building their starting economy. You are allowed to move your own equipment during this time, but ships found above other factions territory will he deleted, no questions asked. Do not leave your’s factions space before Gray has lifted the ceasefire. You will be allowed to attack at will once the ceasefire has ended on Monday the 16th.
3. Starting Funds:
IS House Faction Lead: 2 million cbills
Periphery FL: 1.5 million cbills
Mercenary FL: 1 million cbills
House/Periph Unit: 250k cbills, 0 parts
Mercenary Unit: 1mil cbills, 0 parts
Sectors earn you 1600 cbills and 7 parts (up from last season).
Units will not start with ships like last season. You will have to build a ship from a planet with a factory on it. Each planet will provide 20 tickets for you to spend on ships. Prices are generally the same, the Leopard went down to 5 tickets.
4. New players / units
After we start, COs can add new users to their rosters and exceed the starting numbers that I set forth during signups. This should be done at each leaders discretion, as too many players means nobody is really getting any fights. If you add a new player, please let a mod know so we can change their group in discord. If you see a new player appear in discord, have them use the looking for unit channel to find a permanent home.
New units will not be added, unless they fill a gap in our current season 2 registration (OA and AC). I expect current members to come and go throughout the season. If we add new units in, it will probably be due to the rapid expansion of a faction, OR the major factions feel they all have enough members to break some users off and create another unit. I know how quickly adding new units changed things last time, so we will be very deliberate about adding new units in.
The first week of the season is always a little crazy, so we appreciate your patience over the next few days and during the start of Season 2. Thanks to everyone for giving your feedback during the downtime, and we sincerely hope you enjoy what we’ve created.
See you on the 15th!