The workhorse medium mech
Posted 03 August 2012 - 08:30 AM
This is my first post, looking forward to joing a UK lance if there is one going..
Something troubles me in regard to the mechs available, in BT lore a medium mech would be the workhorse of an army, due to its cost and upkeep.
But what would be the advatage to a player of mechwarrior online to field a Hunchback over an Atlas?? It isnt too much faster - not enough to get to the back of its adversary, and would be out armoured and outgunned...
Mechs I would like to see - Warhammer and later - Thor
Posted 03 August 2012 - 08:35 AM
Posted 03 August 2012 - 08:47 AM
That is about all i can figure for that mech. THe spped is the main thing that i can see. If the Hunchback had jump jets there would be a bigger reason to field this mech because of increased mobility. Personally i would field the Atlas because of its imposing power and strength.
I would love to have the Uziel but we have to wait. Patience will allow us to see the greater return of the medium mech warhorse.
Posted 03 August 2012 - 08:58 AM
And yet, they've released equal numbers of all mech weight classes, rather than emphasizing mediums and lights as the fiction supports. Also, take a look at the mediums that have been released:
Centurion: The only medium released that could be considered a workhorse, but relatively slow.
Hunchback: A specialized AC20 carrier.
Cicada: An over-grown light mech.
Trebuchet: Another specialized cavalry/fire support mech.
You could argue that because the devs are allowing more liberal customization in the mechlab, any of these could be fitted to fill the role of a workhorse. However, that doesn't fly for folks that like to use only canon variants.
I'd rather see more mediums and lights released: Clint, Vulcan, Whitworth, Blackjack, Phoenix Hawk, Enforcer, and the classic three Shadow Hawk, Griffin, and Wolverine. I'd be happy if all of these mediums and a few lights were released before any more heavies or assaults.
Edited by Another Pawn, 03 August 2012 - 09:00 AM.
Posted 03 August 2012 - 09:25 AM
They're also a lot cheaper to buy! Maintenance costs are an unknown factor, but they are certainly cheaper to initially purchase.
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