Durant Carlyle, on 14 April 2013 - 08:29 PM, said:
All of the 'Mechs in the game are different enough from the original artwork that they could be classified as different 'Mechs. The so-called Unseens will be in the game ... they'll just be based on the Project Phoenix artwork instead of the original designs.
But if they are going to change the artwork that much.. why even bother as i am sure you can find the same harpoint layout in other mechs... Also IIRC the devs said NO to the unseen/reseen as i guess they felt it was better to focus on the designs that FASA owned full and clear.
So let's look at a few "unseen" candidates
Take the flea and you are done.
: Spider.. will not be carrying a gunpod but else pretty close after you leave a few ton open.
: Take a commando and leave 5 tons open on it
: Currently lacking good alternative
: No exact match at this point, closest match is a treb with 5 ton open but you have to pick between jumpjest or machine-guns.
: A Jagermech pretty much works as a replacement for this
: Spider works very well.
: Use a dragon. drop the balistic
Lacks good match
: Lacking a mech in the proper weightclass with missile HP
: Lacking a mech at it's weightpoint.
: no matching hardpoitn layout at this point.
Jaegermech, skim some ton of the top.
: Lack a mech in the proper tonnage
: See above
: See above
: Jaegermech work for some versions.
: Lacking proper hardpoint setup
: Cataphract - a few ton
: Underweight Commando
: I think it will be unlikley to see a mech with 14 B HP
: Still no 55 ton mech
: Lacking mech in proper tonnage
: No mathing hardpoints at this time.
So while you can not make all the unseen a good chunk fo themc an be made with the current offering and since the argument is thsat the looks does not matter... Get cracking you crazy kids.
Edited by AlexEss, 14 April 2013 - 11:06 PM.