Major Tom, on 15 May 2012 - 07:56 PM, said:
I don't understand the need to resurrect those mechs. The reason they hold a special place for me (and I suspect anyone else old enough to remember the original box set) is the original artwork. Having a redrawn design doesn't make make MWO better, it just sullies the nostalgia of the old mechs. I for one would rather they be left behind than be radically altered to circumvent litigation. Besides there are so many other mechs that could really use a facelift, have you seen the Vulcan.
My major problem with this is that it leaves huge holes in the heavy 'Mech lineup, particularly between the 70 and 75 tonners. Nothing that isn't reseen can come close to matching the operating regimes that they can.
Zakatak, on 15 May 2012 - 08:01 PM, said:
I would still kind of like the Marauder with the centerline AC/5. Just me?
Not just you, but I'd be very okay with it being offset if it meant getting a 'Mech that no not-reseen mech can match for loadout.
Gigaton, on 15 May 2012 - 08:03 PM, said:
As William Petersen said, the original artwork (the unseen) are not legal, but the reseen are. The problem is that these things can change if Harmony and Catalyst do another round, which would affect MW:O too. So while they are legal now, I'm not sure I'd consider them entirely safe territory.
But barring that, I rather like some of the reseen. Like the Phoenix Hawk and the Marauder.
That wouldn't make much sense. The reseen have been around for years, have been on the covers of many, many publications, were used for Mechwarrior clickytech, and are currently purchasable through publications or minis. Furthermore, it is a reseen 'Mech that is the current 'iconic' 'Mech of BT, being plastered on the covers of two out of three of the main sourcebooks, as well as being the symbol of 'power user' in the official forums.
If there was a problem with the reseen, it would have surfaced by now.