PirateNixon, on 06 June 2012 - 06:52 AM, said:
Welp... guess I'm not getting a Catapult for my founder's mech then...
This make me happy.
1) A disproportionate number of people said they were going to use the Catapult over any other. LRM spam is bad, mmkay?
2) LRMs are not and should not be 'destroyer' weapons. I just played a couple quick games with Megamek, and the experience is the same - LRMs can do a lot of damage to a mech, but aren't good at actually destroying it, because they spread damage around and all over the place. A fire support mech's lethality should be limited, because nobody likes a game where a guy half the map away is behind a hillside, waiting for a reticule to turn red, and pushing one button to win.
The fire support of the Catapult should be merited because it's fire support
. That you can deal this damage from so far away, and the enemy can do little to stop it is what the virtue of LRMs are.
FYI: I played two Catapults against two Centurions, and the Catapults toasted both Centurions, but not before expending almost all of their LRM ammo. I wouldn't expect anything less (only hit with lasers like three times).
Edited by Frostiken, 06 June 2012 - 09:34 AM.