daneiel varna, on 26 February 2012 - 08:54 AM, said:
Lets face it that mech is build to fight with the enemy not run from them like most of its weight class , it has good firepower , not bad armor and when comes to fight in urban areas where the speed is not a factor but manuvarability that mech is beast
Before the Clan Invasion Mechs were handed down from generation to generation. Pilots who lost their Mechs became Disposssessed
. The Inner Sphere do have factories that are producing Mechs. These belonged to the Great Houses. If you lost your Mech you may get lucky and have it replaced if you proved yourself worthy. Or, you may get lucky and be assined to a Mech that the House owns.
I do not feel many Urban
Mechs were handed down. Most probably belonged to House units assighned to protect vital cities.
(I once saw an Urban Mech painted to look like an apartment building. Talk about a Camo job.)
Karel Spaten, on 04 April 2012 - 06:23 AM, said:
Part of it is perversity.
In a culture where everybody moans about how they want mech x in the game in defiance of canon, or how mech y is overpowered; the "give me a break" response is "I like the Urbie!". The Urbie fan rejects aesthetics, optimisation, anything people love to have an argument over; in exchange for the Urbie's "little engine that could" heart. As the cartoon indicates, it's the underdog design that wins through once in a while.
For me, there's a whole lot of verisimiltude to it as well. Here's a mech built for a role. It does that role pretty well and it does it for a fraction of the price of something more flashy. It's the sort of thing military procurers buy because it does the job it's meant to. If I were to use a modern example, it's the F-104 Starfighter (or F-5 Tiger) of the battlemech world. It's a long way from the cutting edge but it does the job - that's why so many armed forces used them for so long.
I would rather compare it to an A-10
Warthog. Its ugly and does the job it built to better than others.