It was pretty naive of me to not expect this thread to end up being a reactionary backlash, but it's nice to see that there is a good suggestion. My only concern is that if a "hero" variant can't change anything, why get it in the first place?
My thought process assumes that premium 'Mechs are not automatically better than standard 'Mechs (except for maybe the starters). I just assumed they were different. So suppose an UrbanMech UM-R60 and UM-R60L are available to be bought with C-bills, but the UM-R63 is available as a premium-exclusive (according to this thread, there seems to be nothing premium-exclusive). So while being only marginally better/worse than its UrbanMech siblings, it still isn't overpowered on the battlefield by any standards.
As I've mentioned before, if you paid for a 'Mech, don't expect to win outright. And if any haters are anti-premium 'Mech just out of principle, then we don't need any of you either.
sabotssnake, on 17 May 2012 - 07:59 PM, said:
If PGI plan to offer these unique mech designs for cash they then begin to contradict themselves with regard to previous stances on unique entities ie: locking players out from owning and running canon named unique Mercenary Units.
Great post! I hadn't thought about the reasoning 'til I read your post. Perhaps instead of "Yen-lo-wang" it could be "Yen-lo-wang-skinned and armed Centurion". I'd imagine that there would be plenty of imitators in the universe, anyway.
Edited by Samuel Maxwell, 17 May 2012 - 08:04 PM.