TriggerhappySOB, on 27 July 2012 - 06:25 PM, said:
^Not an official MWO 'mech, just some fan art, but remove the melee capability of this 'mech, and Its no longer effective for what it was designed for.
Just some fan art indeed sir. Indeed. The Axman actually isn't totally useless without it's axe as the 1N is an oversized Hunchback while the 2N has it's LRMs... of course at that point you're completely lacking the charm of smashing faces in. There's charm to that.
Vlad Ward, on 27 July 2012 - 06:34 PM, said:
This was actually addressed directly by Brian at the Mech Madness event at Nvidia HQ today. I'm assuming since it was a livestream that anything said there is part of the public domain, so please don't ban me for talking about game mechanics kthx.
According to Brian, they're going to be implementing a collision damage system at launch for last-ditch ramming attacks and to prevent mech-hugging while they work on a proper, more robust melee attack system to implement later post-release.
They've also suggested this before. Not that they were for sure working on melee but that they would add it if they could get it right. I don't honestly think a punch/swing would be hard to handle, lots of games have melee of some type but you do want to get that CRUNCH sound out of it and it's of course not usually a one hit kill so there's that but I think it could be done. Kicking could be harder...still possible though. Pushing might be a hard one to balance without some sort of pilot skill check mini test or something... but still making it not annoying might be challenging.
PlzBanMe, on 27 July 2012 - 06:41 PM, said:
I don't know much about this mech warrior thing but it is really dumb for a melee weapon to be added. If it sticks with your mech no matter what you have equipped sure why not.
Funny thing about it being "really dumb" is that it's been "really dumb" since the FASA days as the Hatchetman was one of the originals (its just never been in a video game). We aren't talking you're normal melee combat though, more like cavemen clubbing each other. Which if you don't like that there's no shortage of other mechs so no biggie. I doubt they would let you mount Hatchets on just any mech anyway, no need if most could punch anyway.
Edited by Karyudo ds, 27 July 2012 - 10:13 PM.