While I'd like to see Wasps, Stingers and Locusts in the game (but happy to let them go if it means avoiding the whole seen/unseen rigamarole), at this point in the timeline they might be the best starter mechs for Periphery factions. So... wasn't the Valkryie the standard Davion light mech at the time? Sure, it's the FedCom era, but really shouldn't we leave the Commandos to the Steiners? I'm thinking... whatever fits the lore the best ... like Jagermech is probably the Davion heavy?
Maybe different houses have different advantages... for example, one house may start out with a more basic mech, but with more opportunity for those players to trade up, whereas if another house starts out with a hotter mech, you may end up having to hold on to it longer.
Oh... and wouldn't the Kuritas have that PPC weilding Panther as a more house-specific light mech as well as the Jenner?
Edited by Joe Lean, 01 January 2012 - 04:13 PM.