Agreed there. People wanting to do intricate aerobatics or martial arts moves while in flight and such should probably go find themselves a game more akin to Gundam MS. There you can get all that, together with *cough* slightly *cough* metrosexual characters, and a generally more anime-like design. Jump jets in BT/MW were never meant for things like that. Let me quote Sarna.Net here:
"[...]A far cry from flight, jump jets nevertheless allow a 'Mech to make short leaps sufficient enough to outmaneuver 'Mechs not similarly equipped or bypass obstacles and unfavorable terrain[...]"
And I personally don't care if somone now comes into the thread with a good old swagger, rambunctiously proclaiming that canon etc. doesn't matter. For some of us it does, as opposed to some random console dweeb, and if BT/MW canon were that irrelevant, people could just go and join up with "Hello Kitty Online" and pester the devs there to implement mecha, right? (Truth be told, I have no idea if that game might not actually have some already. That might explain where some of the posters that appear on these forums came from.)
Not good enough, sorry. (For me, that is. YMMV) If only ""more difficult [...] to poptart" is all that is achieved, I'll pass on that attempt. I am well aware that the screwy MW4 managed to **** up that one as well as many other things, but unless there's a semantic misconception here, no thanks. I can't really support in good faith a technique that exploited the quite mediocre game design of MW4 to create the "Mad Poptarting Disease".
I'd like to have the successful in-flight shots to be as rare as in the TT, and not like in the sub-standard MW4 game (which for me is still by far the worst of the whole series). And by "poptarting" you imply it would be useable on a regular basis still, just with increased difficulty. That's an outlook that would probably make me quit MWO pretty fast if it happens, and I'm confident I'm not the only one. Poptarting ruined MW4 multiplayer for quite a few people (among other shortcomings) who then turned their back on it for good and thus PGI would be well advised to curbstomp any attempt to make it viable again.