and yet the same rules that call for that to happen, when applied to a real live hitbox, mean you can send several consecutive gauss slugs right through the searchlight, somehow destroying the entire torso, damaging the xl engine, and making that arm fall off.
also how the hell does that loki hold ammo for that srm 6, those rounds are the size of arrow 4s, jeez. you'd need the entire torso just to pack all 90 reloads into it.
and what the hell is going on with that hip joint?
anyway, like i keep saying, it's not about realism. REALISTICALLY, the first explosive anything that bypasses the armor on a mech is probably more than powerful enough to shred lord knows how many important systems to pieces. Imagine every crit that happens not only being confirmed but a triple crit, if you want to be realistic.
if you want damage to be realistic
-the pelvis would be it's own damage zone and penetrating shots are liable to mess with torso twisting
-any shots penetrating either leg, high up the thigh or hip is almost guaranteed to cut all power to the rest of the leg.
-if a weapon is in an arm and it's ammo is 2 torso locations away, you should model the actual ammo feed and risk having it get damaged in the locations it passes through
-you wouldn't be using mechs
it's about gameplay
does it make for good gameplay if simply popping a side torso, which in every MW game to date, gets popped with ridiculous frequency, and is often the first thing to go, becomes the ultimate goal of every single combat? Mind you the only reason they don't get popped faster is because people have been mostly hitting it in their attempt to hit the CT. If you want an example of just how fast side torsos last when players concentrate on one, see the MWLL hollander. aka i coulda sworn i had that torso a second ago.
less armor than a CT, less armor than legs, just as easy to hit as CT, takes arm out with it, sometimes has ammo in it, sometimes has an engine in it.
where is the incentive to shoot ANYTHING else.
forget about power cables, ammo feeds, joints, support structure. Would it play well!? I don't think so. you'll just get a new generation of whiners saying "DUDE DON'T SIDE TORSO ME, AGAINST SERVER RULES!"
If you wish to rip off the arm, you should have to rip off the arm the hard way..
Edited by VYCanis, 10 February 2012 - 09:23 PM.