LAM (Land-Air Mech)
Posted 27 January 2012 - 11:10 PM
Regardless: would i pay $5.99 for it, yes. would it be pay-to-win, no.
Posted 27 January 2012 - 11:13 PM
Posted 27 January 2012 - 11:28 PM
Posted 28 January 2012 - 12:00 AM
And i like the LAM
Its not likely we will see them.
The reason is map size, In aerospace fighter mode these units move whole hex boards rather than hex's. Also the depth of the in game board need only be as deep as the tallest building and or highest jump of a chassis. add aerospace and we need to raise that ceiling and then some.
You would need very very wide and deep maps to accomodate them
Posted 28 January 2012 - 12:01 AM
Posted 28 January 2012 - 12:02 AM
Posted 28 January 2012 - 12:12 AM
That Warhammer has such a happy-go-lucky smile.
Posted 28 January 2012 - 12:55 AM
That said, you never know what will happen a couple of years down the line....
Posted 28 January 2012 - 02:36 AM
I want to make a Javelin LAM where in mech mode the SRM6s look like rocket pods that come over the shoulders with pointy fronts like what jets use and when it goes into aerospace mode it looks like a MiG-21 with the SRM6s under the wings. More likely a Sukhoi Su-17 since they actually had folding wings.
Posted 28 January 2012 - 02:49 AM
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Posted 28 January 2012 - 06:42 AM
.... and you would most likely be Primary in most engagements thus causing you to sit on the sidelines a lot with both your mech and your laughter.
I tend to agree that, while awesome in concept, the LAM will simply not make it in to game. The rarity of these machines alone would preclude them from coming in to the hands of a general player and in order to make them a viable game piece they would have to suffer the wrath of the nerf bat in a huge way (reduced movement speed or huge repair costs or something to balance it out).
Unseen / Legal issues aside I could see something like this being used as a tournmanet reward or something from the Devs to the
Posted 28 January 2012 - 08:42 AM
Mechanics aside, they're also just straight macross/robotech ripoffs. Battletech has matured far past a lot of the crazy 70's/80's flying robot craze (they don't even have rockets in their feet anymore!). LAM's would just be regressing. Besides that, they don't really serve a firm purpose. It would be like a tank sprouting wings and flying. There is no real combat role that it would be effective in :/
Posted 28 January 2012 - 11:43 AM
Highlander. No Wings, but it can fly - at least enough to bury another Mech.
And those things have one hell of a combat role.
Posted 28 January 2012 - 11:46 AM
I would however like to see them in a new Robotech game or better yet real life.
Edited by Fiachdubh, 28 January 2012 - 11:48 AM.
Posted 28 January 2012 - 12:23 PM
You would need very very wide and deep maps to accommodate them
I remember Falcon all those years ago but that was a null serial cable two player mode where one could dogfight the guy on the other side of the table. To take MW:O and add air (and if that, when why not infantry, small and sea/water vehicles as well?) seems to be a "MW:O 2.0" dream. And the cpu power one would need not to have opponents blinking around the board would restrict it to the high end sim crowd (barring a break thru game engine, of course). And with AVs the board "height" could go as far as near planet orbit due to the inter-atmospheric capabilities.
It's happening (starting to happen?) in other FPS games but let's let the dev team get the land element right before we start looking skyward, eh. Then I'll be right there with a pitchfork and torch beating on PGI's gates with all the rest of you.
Before my reply goes TL:DR I'll post the rest of it here - Combined Arms Combat
Edited by Morashtak, 28 January 2012 - 12:26 PM.
Posted 28 January 2012 - 01:11 PM
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