Christopher Dayson, on 15 May 2012 - 03:05 AM, said:
... Why some people persist in thinking 2/3 movement is /EVER/ a good thing is just beyond me. Remove the AC 10, give it a Large Laser. Use saved weight to give it 6/9/6 movement with same armor and add a medium laser. Then it's become good, then it can actually flank people and be a credible threat.
How /anyone/ would let something as slow as a 2/3/2 get behind them is beyond me, infantile grasp of tactics.
I like how despite about 15 posts on the subject you can't understand how this works. In a city, with double blind, you can't see anything around corners.
That's the environment Urbanmechs were primarily designed to work in, though they can be made to work in extremely rocky terrain for similar reasons.
You can't avoid what you can't see until it's too late, basically.
Outside of that, I've had Urbanmechs in a number of Megamek matches and used them quite successfully as hidden vanguards for fragile stuff, like LRM Carriers. If something comes up to try to wreck them at close range, a crouching Urbie hidden AC/20 can make a world of difference, in particular since it's one of the few designs the AC/20 can flip arms on and hit in a 360 degree arc at all times.
Woodstock, on 15 May 2012 - 01:37 PM, said:
Versatile ...yes ... ugly? Also yes
Hate the madcat
I don't understand anyone who thinks the Mad Cat is ugly, but, that's subjective. My biggest problem with it is how overplayed it is.
That said, objectively a case cannot
be made for it's loadouts being bad. It's just too good at pretty much any kind of fighting you want, depending on the variant. There might be other 'mechs more optimized to your taste, but you are probably never going to laugh at a Mad Cat if you see one on the other guy's team.
If you see he's brought a lance of Dragons and Shadow Hawks, however, you're probably to at least tell them how sorry you are.
EDIT: PGI is going to have it's work cut out for it implementing the Mad Cat, as 99.9% of the Clan players will probably fight tooth and nail to get one.
Edited by Victor Morson, 15 May 2012 - 02:08 PM.