The helm core has allready been found for some time now... the dark age of the inner sphere is over.
Things like gauss rifles are back in (relative) mass production, just as mechs are. Heck there are entirely new designs being produced.
The IS currently is almost done regaining alot of the technology that it had lost, not only military but also civil and health technology made a huge leap after the helm core was found.
Only one or two more years and the grey death legion will start producing their own battle armor.
The IS is NOT in a state of regress anymore. Futhermore the core planets of each house where not bombed into med evil times and retained alot of its high tech status. Only the planets that could not be considered core or heavily populated regressed alot.. and they still had things like hovertanks for example.
The real reason there was no progress for so long? Lazy writers. And no.. comstar cant capture every last scientist in the entire galaxy that comes up with a good idea... the inner sphere is simply to big for that.
Mechs like the devastator and nightstar made their big come back allready. We have Beagle probes and guardian ECM systems... MASC and Narcs
All that stuff wasnt available but now is back into mass production, the old mechs are being phased out of the military to make place for brand new ones in a slow and steady pace.
Admittedly we are not back to the days where the IS could make space battleships but claiming that we are still in an age where mechs are seen as unreplacable mystical machines? No.. not anymore.
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