Aedris Nova, on 03 April 2012 - 01:31 PM, said:
Don't get me wrong, it's a really awesome render, but I hope it's not in the game. I found the panther to be a bit useless, I mean sure it has PPCs but for it's weapon load it's a really big target.
Well, the Panther should be a good city fighter, it has a good armor load for a light mech (more than many mediums) and jump jets, as well as that nasty cannon and SRMs. I believe it was designed as a fire support mech for light lances though, raining down PPC shots on enemies from afar while the rest of the lance maneuvers and uses their shorter range weaponry in closer, similar to what you'd use an LRM mech for, but without the ammo dependency at long range.
I like it because it's a native mech to the FRR, and because it's the littlest assault mech
Haven't had much time to play with my redesign lately though.