Spleenslitta, on 11 July 2012 - 10:27 AM, said:
A 30 ton light mech can mount a single AC 5 and two tons of ammo plus a medium laser and still have 5 tons of std armor plus a speed of 97Kph.
A 35 tonner could mount a few more weapons and maybe some more speed and armor....Doesn't sound useless to me.
Besides this is about the lights being cut off from 1/3 of all the weapons available in the game. That's a huge problem for light pilots.
This config actually only produces 6 heat from firing all of it's weapons and gets 10 cooling from it's basic single heatsinks that you get for free with the engine.
Just making a point here.
Astarot, on 11 July 2012 - 10:47 AM, said:
I actually do find that useless when fighting a bigger mech which has 45 to 60 tons of weapons system, modular equipment, heavier armor.... Plus how much ammo is given to you with two tons of ammo? 120 shots per ton right? with a cycle time of .20 seconds, so that means you shoot how many shots a second? 5 times a second right? So that means, if you have 240 ammo....So you will have roughly 48 seconds worth of ammo, now, lets assume you hit every shot, so that means you have the potentate to do 480 over all damage. Now lets assume that the mech you are shooting at has anti-ballistic armor, so that means your damage is now cut by 50 to 75 percent. Also in a real world even the likelyness of you hitting every shot while moving 97kph+ is very very low. So that means every shot you miss, you lose some of your damage, you will be finding yourself going from 480 potentate damage, to 300 then to 200, then it continues for every miss shot, or wasted shot. So then you have to slow to optimize your hit percentages, but then that brings in the problem being a light mech, the slower you go, the increase likelyness that a heavy pounder going to come by and one shot you.
Final question, so you plan on just filling your super fast light mech with a big Ballistic gun, and a super high heat producing (for a light) weapon? And not save any weight for heat sinks, pilot mods, and ectra?
See above point please.
Astarot, on 11 July 2012 - 08:35 PM, said:
I agree with on something Spleen you deserve the right to do what ever the hell you want with your battlemecha, however, I don't see anywhere in there that they are NOT going to give light mechs ballistics.
I gathered all the posts that seemed to lead to this display of vulgarity you showed in your post #44 for your convinience.
1st - I just want to say that there is no need for the vulgarity you showed in your post #44 here.
2nd- In your post #20 on the first page i felt downright viciously verbaly attacked by you towards it's end.
That feeling of being verbaly attacked came to me when you chose to put words into my mouth by saying that i was mounting a big ballistic gun and super high heat producing weapon in a light mech.
An AC 5 and a single medium laser in a light mech doesn't produce much heat and ain't too much for it with basic heatsinks to handle.
Only 6 heat towards the 10 cooling points given by the basic 10x single heatsinks that come with the engine for free.
You were clearly using sarcasm at the end.
Have i done something to offend you Astarot? If i have then i sincerely apologise....
I leave the ball in your part of the court Astarot. What you chose to do with it is your choice.
Please report whatever offence i have made to you to a moderator and i will graciously accept that moderators judgement.
I have typed this post as politely as i could. English is my second language so i may have left some flaws here and there.
Since you have opened my eyes to the fact that my original post didn't contain enough information i will clarify things further.
I will do this by editing it with some information that i gleaned from the Q&A threads that some might have missed.
Why didn't i include this information in my first post when i started the thread? Because i didn't know about it at the time.
I'm only human afterall and i make mistakes just like everyone else.
Edited by Spleenslitta, 12 July 2012 - 08:13 AM.