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MechWarrior 4 Zeus
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Published: July 29, 2009
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Another re-design for Mercenaries.
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EvilCleric's avatar
I was hoping the Steiner scout mech would make it on here.
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Marcos-VOMHobbyist General Artist
mechwarrior is my favorite game of mechas!
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SlingBlade87Professional Writer
I love this thing, it always looks like it can punch through anything. Want to break through the lines, bring a Zeus.
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Mecha-ZoneProfessional General Artist
the zeus is a timeless design. I was really worried that I would mess it up :/
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SlingBlade87Professional Writer
I think you did it a great justice. I personally love the more realistic look that the the MW4 games took on the designs and the Zeus was and is a favorite among them.
Norsehound's avatar
You were spot on for the Zeus. Pity it couldn't have the winglets from the Zeu-X from the cover of Maximum Tech. Maybe that would have been too much?
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Mecha-ZoneProfessional General Artist
those fins didn't fit in with the more "realistic" military feel we were going for.
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Mecha-ZoneProfessional General Artist
thank you!
MechaGOD111's avatar
most impressive.....one of my fav battlemechs
Takua770's avatar
This just makes me wonder why did MechCommader 2 added three fin extensions to each shoulder, sure they looked cool, but they were so impractical.
kazukatsu's avatar
Well
now I wish they made a mech commander 4
I remember this mech from the second one it was pretty awsome
hey try drawing a BloodAsp ( good idea)
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Mecha-ZoneProfessional General Artist
I'll keep it in mind.
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Cross-KaiserHobbyist Digital Artist
I'm not a fan of IS mechs, however the Zeus is a good mech that fits well for pretty much anything you want.

I made one with full armor, 3 Large Lasers, 1 Gauss, 1 Artemis LRM 20 (these missiles are available in Mektek's expansion for Mechwarrior 4 Mercenaries version 3.02b) And I say it does a good job for any place, at any time (except super hot maps like Solar Desert)

Btw Awesome design. I like the huge shoulders.
Zanslev's avatar
Ah, the Zeus, my very first mini...
Anastas2002's avatar
Nicely done. I'm a BattleTech fan from way back. Good to see an old standby get a facelift. :)
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Mecha-ZoneProfessional General Artist
Hi. That's a relief! A lot of people get angry when the old designs are tweaked, revamped, or touched in any way. Their wrath can be terrible :(
Anastas2002's avatar
Then you show them Dana Knutson's artwork and ask them if they'd really like to keep that.
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Mecha-ZoneProfessional General Artist
LOL. I had to look up Dana. that stuff was done a long time ago so it is pretty dated now.
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Oh, it was awful even then, considering the art was following up on Duane Loose's stuff from the 3025 and 3026 Tech Readouts.
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Sokil-SuHobbyist Digital Artist
We are not so angry! =) New design has its bright sides and they are quite strong and motivated. Redesign is well-thought and has its solid style. But I assume it is no wonder that someone liked the original style more. Anyway, all conservative classic BT fans can forgive any redesign now, as the new Mechwarrior game is about to bring back the very original designs.
Good job anyway!
May I ask something? Do you continue with the designs like this? Shall we see more of these soon? I mean not the MW4 concepts.
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Mecha-ZoneProfessional General Artist
Hi. I have all sorts of mechs to post when I have the time. Some of them need to be formatted or retrieved from backup disk so it takes some time to gather them.

I know not all BT fans are psycho :stab:, but I have had too many encounters with angry BT people so I am weary as a precaution.
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Sokil-SuHobbyist Digital Artist
That's a good news! When you find time to post it, I believe, many people (including me) will be happy! ;)
As for angry BT fans and angry people in general - I feel for you, we have nothing else left, but ignore them and enjoy art with those who can evaluate different artistic vision properly)))
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