God Hand, on 19 April 2012 - 12:06 AM, said:
I dunno, Since when is a giant electronic beast been fully submersible, would it or would it not affect your ammunition, your laser weapons, your missile pods, your jet packs, electronic warfare, countermeasures and so on? Honestly I think knee deep should be the max depth for a mech.
Well just speaking of canon, 'mechs are fully sealed to (as others have said) fight in vacuums, let alone under the water. There's been actual missions in past games such as Ghost Bear Legacy entirely underwater.
both water and vacuum fighting are terrible ideas with huge counterpoints not represented in past games. ANY armor breach in an area that's currently in the water will be immediately flooded - something I'd love to see in MWO. Sure standing in water with heat sinks in your legs cools you down - but if your armor gets blown off that leg, say goodbye to it!
Vacuum fighting would be harder to represent in MWO due to the lack of pilot death / total 'mech destruction, since it's biggest risk is getting damage to the cockpit. The pilot inside, due to needing to wear typical MechWarrior clothing, isn't exactly in a space suit and is subject to getting all his or her oxygen blasted out / extreme cold blasted in.
Edited by Victor Morson, 19 April 2012 - 10:12 AM.