A) Are the micro transactions only cosmetics?
B ) If they aren't cosmetics, are the starting weapons on an even playing field vs purchased weapons/add ons?
C) Do you get all the mechs from the start, or are some mechs exclusive to purcharse/excessive play?
D) Is there an experience system? does the experience increase your chances of winning?
I'm pretty concerned about the founder mechs. Exclusive mechs seems like a questionable decision. Are they purely cosmetic? Do hit box sizes change etc? even minor changes in gameplay are a huge turn off for me, I played tribes and i found the free 2 play model in that game unacceptable. Dota 2 has a free 2 play model that i would consider acceptable and favorable because it's purely cosmetic. I didn't like League of legends model because the heroes were not free 2 play. however, Leauge had an acceptable free 2 play model.
Sorry if this question seems redundant, the forum won't let me search "free 2 play" or "free to play". There isn't really a FAQ either. I quickly skimmed through the blogs , but there's a lot of information and it is not organized. To be honest i'm a bit turned off because this information isn't easy to find. The mech warrior child in me wants to love this game, but I'm not sure. If someone could answer my questions with some detail, that would help me make a decision to be a founder or not, I appreciate any help in advanced.
Edited by Audio7, 16 September 2012 - 01:31 AM.