Gremlich Johns, on 28 April 2012 - 07:51 AM, said:
@ Willim Peterson, you are just another troll yourself, I have read your drivel. You flame without rationale. Just because you can.
And I yours. You really seem to either really hate or really love for that dungram fang of the suns show, and I can't tell which.
I guess since giant walking robots with weapons were around long before BattleTech, then the whole concept is just anime and shouldn't be included, right?
Your position, which you have made plainly clear is this:
Since Quads were in this anime show before they were in BattleTech, the BattleTech quads are obviously just a rip off appeal to those anime fans and should be ignored.
Or, in simpler form. Since 'source' = anime, subject = irrelevant; should not be included. So let's just forego the whole game/universe since it's obviously just a rip off of anime.
This new 'argument' that contribution to the storyline and events of the canon is equally as novel. Why bother including any individual chassis that didn't make significant contributions to major engagements of the canon, too? After all, they're clearly canonically insignificant and don't matter. I'm sure we won't be missing out on anything by excluding them.
Furthermore, I like how you gravitate to an extremely narrow description of "BattleMech" brought from Sarna (made by BattleTech fans for BattleTech fans). You know how I (or most people I know) describe BattleTech to laymen? "It's a game about walking tanks."
Is it covered in armour? Yes. Is it covered in weapons? Yes. Is it mobile? Yes. Congratulations, that's what most people consider a "tank" if it's on land. In fact, that very description "walking tanks" shift quads distinctly more towards "BattleMechs," since, y'know, they walk
Lastly, if you want to get really
technical, "quads" pre-date the humanoid mecha by about 70 years. Sure, it didn't have weapons, but it was A) quadrupedal, B) piloted, and C) mechanical.
I do believe I have, point-by-point, poked each of your objections to Quads. Feel free to pull a LordDeathStrike and ignore everything I've said and continue the Anti-Quad Jihad, or just keep up the ad hominem.