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I am a Jenner pilot. A good one. The kind that will swing matches and bring down many 'mechs even after they fix the netcode and put collisions back in.
Why? Because MWO has made the Jenner an amazing 'mech to play. It's fast. It's deadly. It's well-armed, and the armor really isn't too shabby. My preferred ride is the F, but the D is an excellent choice.
Honestly, I think it's a very well balanced 'mech (or will be once netcode gets better and collisions return - right now it's a bit much). It's truly deadly in the hands of an expert, and a novice can get themselves killed very easily.
If you're like me, then you recognize the Jenner is plenty good as-is. It's better - objectively - than every other light 'mech in the game.
You've seen that ECM is coming, and you may have some idea of how good it's going to be.
How good? It makes you immune to LRMs. And SSRMs. And keeps you off radar so that nobody will know where you are.
As a Jenner pilot, I'm taking a stand and saying that the Jenner does not need this. The Jenner will still be every bit as amazing of a 'mech without this feature, and it's high time that the other light chassis got something to distinguish themselves.
I want a reason to take a Raven over a Jenner. I want a reason to take a Commando over a Jenner. If you give this awesome technology to the Jenner as well, then that reason will simply not exist - and I question whether it ever will. We're at the end of the technology tree here. If a Jenner-D can mount the same electronic warfare suite as the Raven, then there's no point to the Raven - and I'm happy to say this as a Jenner pilot. The Jenner should not 'have it all', and this must be the line drawn in the sand of making other 'mechs worthy of consideration.
So vote. Make your voices heard. Let us urge PGI to give the Raven the ECM it richly deserves. Give it to the Commando because they need love too. Give it to some other variants like the Centurion if you like. But we Jenners are already richly blessed and well loved, and no Jenner variant needs more than we've already got.
I made the poll option for Jenner pilots specifically so that we can get opinions from people who already pilot this 'mech. I'm sure some will opt for it because they'd love to go over the top in terms of power, but it is my hope that most will see the merits of my argument and agree that ECM does not belong to us.
Edited by Comassion, 28 November 2012 - 01:10 PM.