How do you set your mech up? Joystick alone, with a mouse or keyboard? What do you mean weapon groupings? I'm guess you don't mean something like:
#1 - Blaster
#2 - Shotgun
If you could go into abit more detail I would appreciate it alot. Like I said, I am completly new to this style of game, but massive robots have always been cool to me!
Thanks for your time!
Weapon groupings are multiple weapons you want to fire at once. The selection depends on a few things:
- Range to target. Self-explanatory - you don't want to fire short range weapons at a target far away
- Your current heat situation - you would want to fire just low heat weapons when you're overheating
- Weapon type. Missiles generally go into separate group as they require lock, mixing lasers (that have instant projectile travel time) with other weapons (that have slower projevtile travel time) makes it impossible to properly lead the target at long range.
- Depending on the loadout, you might also want a separate group for alpha-strike (fire everything at once).
In most cases you will end up with at least 3 groups.
Now, regarding the joystick setup, I used Logitech Extreme 3D Pro fro MW4 (I'm too cheap to get full HOTAS setup lol). Stick forward/back = lean forwards/backwards. Stick left/right = turn. Stick twist = torso twist. Throttle = move forward/reverse and speed. Hat = look around. Buttons on the stick = weapon groups and zoom window. Buttons on the base = target nearest enemy, target next enemy, toggle jump jets, override shutdown, flush coolant, toggle radar active/pasive. The rest of controls were on the keyboard (target friendlies / object under reticle, toggle radar/map, crouch, etc. - don't remember all of them).