NefariousRaven, on 30 March 2012 - 06:51 PM, said:
So it existed, therefore it can be in the game. They aren't following the canon to exact letter, or we wouldn't be allowed to free fight over certain planets, would we? They aren't going to either, because it would make for a boring game. They will, I guarantee, mess with the canon a bit for the sake of balance, gameplay, and bringing people mechs they want and the events they want.
Existed as in a few in CDS. SO IF you were in CDS you might be able to test the prototype. Anybody else wouldn't have them.
Prior to the clan invasion the IS was still in a state of war. Invading planets, raids, etc.
So allowing people to fight over territory is very true of cannon. It isnt' until the clan invasion that they stop fighting eachother. I would have to argue that if the clans hadn't come then CC would NEVER have recovered since the FC would have kept up the pressure on them and Victor being the military mind he was... wouldn't have had the clans as his prime focus, but the DC/CC/FWL.
For balance they would need to tone down the clan weapons.
Lets take the clan ER PPC vs IS PPC
Clan, 15 damage, 6 tons, 2 cit spots
IS, 10 damage, 7 tons, 3 crit spots
Heat and ranges are the same.
So the clan weapon is smaller, lighter and does 50% more damage. Think that isn't overpowered? The messing with cannon for balance is going to be adjusting weapons to make it more even or some limiter on clan tech.
Mad Cat Mk II is a waste or resources from the clan perspective. They have 100 ton battlemechs that are better and then it isn't' an Omni so it is a second line mech.
Personally I think the Mad Cat Mk II is an ugly mech. The Timber Wolf just seems sleek and effective, the MC II is just... wide and ugly.
Good looking mech. The Warhawk, a Warhawk shouldn't have any trouble with a MC II if the pilot knows how to use it. Dump that LRM ammo and zero in with those C ER PPCs and Targeting computer.