J Echo, on 16 November 2011 - 04:54 AM, said:
It's physically possible to build a pilotable robot with real guns but no crazy long-range targeting system. You're all missing my entire point. This discussion is ridiculous.
If you are building a machine that is supposed to be the end all of ground combat, and these targeting computers exist, why wouldn't you want to put the best targeting system in it, aside from cost reasons. It would be stupid. The before mentioned Abrams tank isn't a sophisticated, state of the art vehicle, it is pretty much the workhorse of our Calvary and is 30 years old, so surely it's targeting system in no "crazy long-range"
I don't think you got my point. You keep complaining about how everyone is missing your point, I don't think you saw my point. I would imagine the targeting computer already does a lot of that on a 'mech, the adjusting for temperature, range, all that jazz, then aims your shot properly. The part I was trying to say that realistically, which is what you want, you should be able to hit targets with long ranged weapons way over the 400 meter limit that most Battletech/Mechwarrior weapons have, hand held RPGs in the real world have affective ranges of 800+ meters, making the 400ish meter so called "long-range" missile seem rather short. I just don't think the game would be as fun if that realism came into play, where in open environments exchanges of fire would be done from kilometers apart, I want to get in the thick of it, even if i am in a long ranged exchange I still want to be able to see my target rock back as a volley of LRMs hits.
This is just how I feel about the whole "as realistic as it can get" feeling. I don't want an arcade game, but I don't want a game that gets so realist it is boring. I used to play a lot of flight simulators, and they were great, but at one point someone got me F-14 Fleet defender, that game was very realistic, to the point that you would fly for two hours, have to refuel mid air, and fly for another hour and a half before you got to your mission, just to have a 10 minute dog fight, and turn around, fly 3 or four hours back to base. I did not enjoy it.
Edited by Demetri, 16 November 2011 - 01:37 PM.