Vernius Ix, on 26 February 2012 - 11:45 AM, said:
I disagree completely. I like the fact that at launch I can choose any mech I want to start in. Its the first MMO style game that doesn't make a grind of starting out.
You are certainly entitled to an opinion, and if this was a single player game I would agree with you. But as a team based game, jumping into any Assault class 'mech and not having any idea of how to pilot it or knowing the map you're on or anything else that helps your team is doing a great disservice to your fellow team members. They are counting on the Assaults to hold the line while they can do their jobs. If an Assault pilot is inexperienced or just to selfish to care, it turns a fun game into an unpleasant experience for everybody.
I agree with you though that grinding isn't fun. However some limited amount to let a new player become familiarized with the game would be fair and appropriate IMO.
WoT allows the brand new player to buy a teir 8 tank without a single second of grinding, hense my whole previous post. So if MWO did the same, they wouldn't be the first to do it. They would be the first to do it for free.
Maybe everyone just has to start in a Chameleon for the first 25-50 games as part of ”training" THEN they can choose whichever 'mech they want. I'd be OK with that as well.