BTA Calling

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The following is a brief summary and an explanation of what requirements you need to meet in order to get the event to fire. Further details are provided but they contain spoilers. Don't read them unless you really want to know exactly what happens in the event.

Summary:

A ComStar acolyte offers you an opportunity to test your skills.

Event Trigger Requirements:

  • The in-game date is 3063 February 14 (3063-2-14)
  • The Argo is not currently traveling to a new system
  • The Argo is not currently at Merchant's Rest

Event Details:


WARNING: SPOILERS

You can't help but feel a little nervous seeing the ancient ComStar Vincent Mk. 42 floating just beyond the shuttle bay doors. Farah notices you fidgeting and tries to reassure you.

"Commander, we're just lucky the communications grid was still under warranty. These Level II repair/recovery teams take their jobs very seriously; they don't care if you get along with their bosses or not, as long as you pay your bills on time."

The ComStar Acolyte waves you over, "Greetings Commander, I am Acolyte Coles commanding RepRec Bravo-Tango-Alpha. Please show us to the communications grid."

After some time inspecting the faulty unit, Acolyte Coles gives you the bad news; you may need to wait some time for the replacement parts to come in by courier.

"In the meantime Commander, we would certainly relish the chance to test our skill in battle against a hardened mercenary outfit such as your own. The reputation of the ComGuards is such that the mere threat of battle brings our delinquent clients to heel more often than not. We will of course reimburse you for any damages incurred to your own units."

"By the way, if any of us bear a resemblance to any of your crew, I trust you know enough about ComStar not to ask too many questions, hmm?"



SERIOUSLY, MASSIVE SPOILERS AHEAD. CLICK HERE FOR FULL BREAKDOWN OF EVENT OPTIONS

Option A - "Pass on the contract.":

"Apologies, Acolyte Coles. I don't think we can handle the BTA team. Your power is over 9000, and I don't want to risk any of my pilots being injured."

"A pity", replies the Acolyte, "but I do understand. A machine may be repaired or replaced forever, but the only certainty of flesh is death."

Result:

  • No change


Option B - "Accept the contract.":

"We would be honored to do battle against the best that ComStar has to offer, Acolyte."

"Excellent news Commander! We shall see each other on the battlefield! Should you be victorious, we will leave you with one of our BattleMechs. We do so love the process of acquiring and customizing a new chassis, and this would be a perfect excuse."

A unique contract named BTA's Challenge has been added to the Command Center.

Result:

  • BTA's Challenge contract added to the Command Center

Notes:

  • Defeating the contract rewards you with one of the BTA Team 'mechs:
  • All BTA Team enemy pilots have max stats (10/10/10/10) with the following abilities as well as their special quirks:
    • Aether (Recon): Sure Movement/Ace Pilot/Lightfoot/Sensor Lock
    • bloodydoves (Lancer): Battlelord/Ballistc Master/Stone Cold/Bulwark
    • Revostae (Vanguard): Ta1get Prediction/Master Tactician/Eagle Eye/Bulwark
    • Scorch (Brawler): Bulwark/Brawler/Defensive Formation/Sure Movement
    • Shade (Lancer): Multi-Target/Energy Master/Stone Cold/Bulwark
    • t-bone (Skirmisher): Multi-Target/Ballistic Master/Stone Cold/Phantom
    • TaintedLoki (Gladiator): Bulwark/Coolant Vent/Defensive Formation/Multi-Target
    • Turtrus (Recon): Sure Movement/Invisible Target/Lightfoot/Sensor Lock