As much I am a supporter of this community, I have to be a bit negative here....I played mechassault a few times online, and....you have a LARGE learning curve if you have not played TRUE mechwarrior games online. I will say it again. LARGE. LEARNING. CURVE. I suggest you try to get into some MW : Living Legends games or fire up the free to play Mechwarrior 4 Mercs Mektek and try to get in with some of the community here, they can set you up......Now im not saying you cant adapt and be great mechwarriors, however...if you think Mechwarrior Online is going to be your arcade style shoot em up with mech skins...wow, you have another thing coming. If you fire up MWLL or Mektek 4 you will see, Learning to pilot a mech to a high degree of precision can be a challenge to the newer mechwarrior in a True mechwarrior game. Mechassault made piloting the battlemech easy, with the X-box controller and its dual analog sticks, one for movement, one for reticule control and torso twist, forward to go, back to reverse. One thing i didnt like about Mechassault was the fact that the mechs were more like an infantry soldier in the degree of "fine control" you had in turning while moving etc....different mechs have different levels of maneuverability AND in order to turn quickly, you have to slow down....you really didnt have to manage your heat in MA. too much heat you couldnt fire, thats it. Too much heat here and you will shutdown in the middle of combat or have an ammo explosion
Overall they are very different games. Im glad you guys are here and plan to be a part of the community, but this game is nothing like mechassault. Good luck guys, see you around the community.
Edited by Azantia, 12 March 2012 - 12:52 PM.