The Charger is underrated. It has some devastating combat variants and even it's infamous 5 small laser one is very cheap for the BV and a great kick machine.
My vote? Hands down, the one that is the least used tournament 'mech which has the worst damage of it's entire weight class: The Dragon. Worse yet there's an hilarious version with an AC/2 instead of a 5; you also can't forget one of it's otherwise somewhat redeeming medium lasers fires backwards. It's a terrible 'mech.
You've obviously never seen one used effectively. In a city environment (hence their name) being able to round the corner with a 360-degree firing AC/20 can make it absolutely devastating. In the T2 category, the Urbanmech that sports a RAC/5 is brutal in the city and rocky terrain as well.
Urbanmechs are very powerful without even considering mods. They really only are terrible if you're using an AC/2 or 5 model, or are trying to fight in open environments where they can't close. That said, on a BV for BV price, a company of urbies is worth about a lance of assaults or less and they can almost always close in and win. Urbanmechs are good at what they do, but they don't do everything.
As a side note, the Charger has some devastating variants that don't even use XL. The CGR-SB (4 Large Lasers and 1 Medium) is one of the best assault 'mechs in 3025.
Despite his disclaimer he's obviously trolling. Nobody could justify the Madcat being low tier, let alone bottom tier.
Really the Shadow Hawk and Dragon should be on the poll. The Shadow Hawk is just horrendous, barring a few later-day variants, too.
I have seen a Urbie used effctively.....till someone decides to stop humoring the player and just destroy him. I have gone against the Urbie in tabletop and in video games and that thing is just bad. Like someone said once "You cant polish a **** or a Urbie"
Edited by JzT Dolomite, 06 June 2012 - 06:32 AM.