gregsolidus, on 20 June 2012 - 08:54 PM, said:
People were against the mechlab because they thought it would unbalance the game.I'm sure it will be fine.
Well, that wasn't everyone's reason. I'm against mechlab because I feel people min-max their way around the quirkiness of certain mechs. A Charger isn't a Charger when you strip off the lasers, drop the engine down and turn it into a PPC boat. It's just a Warhammer with an ugly face. With cross tech it turns into a Timber Wolf with an ugly face.
I feel part of the joy of BT and the wonder of certain pilots to be special, is their ability to maximize a sub-optimal setup. Cross tech makes this even worse.
It just turns mechs into vanity avatars. It's a fine line between that, and loadouts in Modern Warfare. It's also why most MMOs don't allow costumes to show up in PvP, because WYSIWYG. While hardpoints helps that somewhat, it's not fully there (IMO).
Take that, horse corpse!
Edited by Wraeththix Constantine, 20 June 2012 - 09:01 PM.