aglarang, on 02 May 2012 - 10:50 AM, said:
IMO, some of the redesigns are ok. I like the Phoenix Hawk and that is something since it holds a dear place in my heart from my early BTech and MW days. The marauder reseen is terrible. On the other hand, much of the work FD has done to this point with the MWO designs deviates enough from what is in the TRO's that I think he could do any of the unseens with enough deviation in the artwork do avoid legal entanglements. So, I really want the following: Marauder, Shadow Hawk, Battlemaster, and Phoenix Hawk.
Otherwise, let's see an Orion for mech 10. (Though I do think it will be a medium...so...Feds Suns turn?? Enforcer?)
Considering what we have now:
Commando - small but proportionately well-armed scout and ambusher
Jenner - very fast and agile recon 'mech and light striker
Raven - dedicated EW platform and target marker
Hunchback - tough but fairly slow brawler (with some fire support variants)
Centurion - all-rounder workhorse, fairly slow, balanced weapons profile (with some faster 3050 upgrades)
Dragon - fast skirmisher with decent long-range firepower
Catapult - agile direct and indirect fire support variants
Awesome - slow, heavily armored long-range direct fire platform (with some faster 3050 upgrades)
Atlas - slow but super-tough close range brawler (with some long-range 3050 upgrades)
We already have two fairly slow 50-tonners in the medium bracket... I'd rather see something faster and more agile in there, like a Phoenix Hawk, Chameleon, or Dervish.
For heavy, I'd agree with Orion or a Flashman for a tough all-rounder, or a Guillotine for a maneuverable brawler.
For assault, a Victor for an agile and fairly fast close-support 'mech, or Stalker for a heavily-armed, multi-range juggernaut. Or a Zeus, just because I've always like it.