Kanatta Jing, on 31 May 2012 - 07:00 PM, said:
So how would you define rare? The word rare precludes the many from obtaining them. So who do you think should get to cram their Mechs full of LosTech and who will find it impossible?
Anyone who can afford the price tag. The stuff rediscovered in 3035 has had 14 years to get back into production and circulation, it shouldn't be rare.
Squigles, on 31 May 2012 - 07:06 PM, said:
I'm probably just talking out my rear, and I'm sure it's not set up, nor will it be set up like this, but...
I'd like to see the "rare" techs going to the top 5% of the ranked pilots in a faction, but the top 10 or 15% for the faction that canonically rediscovered them 1st, give the factions a bit of flavor on the field of battle. If you dropped back below the ranking threshold, you couldn't buy any new ones, although you should most likely still have the use of any previously procured "rare" tech.
No, no locking it behind "ratings" or rankings or anything like that. If you have the credits you can buy it, if you've earned a lot of loyalty points with a House that specializes in that weapon you get a discount.
Chunkymonkey, on 31 May 2012 - 07:34 PM, said:
Have you read the books?
Also, on the page it does say rediscover so not nessacerily even distributed yet.
Kai Allard-Liao got a gauss rifle AFTER the clan invasion but that was only because he was ELITE and gave victor a DIRE WOLF OMNIMECH. His mom and dad were also very inportant FedCom people
Yes and the Gauss rifle was only rediscovered in 3040 meaning it's only had 9 years for them to work on new factories and work out the kinks in it. It is also a significantly more complex weapon than the others which means it would likely take even longer to get into production.
Simply have the Gauss Rifle be really expensive, after all the sheer number of players that are going to be playing this game already gives lie to the belief that BattleMechs are extremely rare and usually inherited. Allowing people to have access to the Gauss Rifle especially if it is quite expensive is just another acceptable gameplay change to make it more fun even if it is not 100% accurate. Adding the Heavy Gauss Rifle or Light Gauss Rifle would be unacceptable though, at least not until they've been developed.
Also out of curiosity was that a IS Gauss or a Clan Gauss that Kai got?