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#1 THE Leo

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Posted 05 June 2012 - 03:47 PM

When you think about it, why the hell has no one ever tried creating a Mech over a 100 tons? It would mean more firepower, more space, and more awesomeness. Of course that would also mean even less maneuverability, even less speed, and even less response time.

Imagine feeling like a badass in your atlas thinking 'oh yeah i am a freaking boss' and then BAM! you come up to this Mech that makes you feel like crawling into bed and hiding beneath the blankets (like we all know that helps, ha!)

So a 100+ ton Mech huh?...... hmmmm... earthquake possibilities anyone??

#2 Kazzamo

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Posted 05 June 2012 - 03:50 PM

There is mech heavier than 100 tons. It's classed as a "colossal" mech, but it's not made for about another hundred years.


Edited by Kazzamo, 05 June 2012 - 03:50 PM.


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Posted 05 June 2012 - 03:51 PM

http://www.sarna.net...28BattleMech%29

135 tons :P

would not want to see any mech over 100 t in the game ;)

Edited by Joe3142, 05 June 2012 - 04:09 PM.


#4 pursang

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Posted 05 June 2012 - 03:52 PM

No thanks.

#5 Tramalhas

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Posted 05 June 2012 - 03:52 PM

They have.
http://www.sarna.net...es_(BattleMech)


Not sure how Canon it is, but it seems to be pretty canon as far as i can tell. Maybe some of the more knowledgeable members can help out.

EDIT: Ninjad by three people.... Im losing touch.

Edited by Tramalhas, 05 June 2012 - 03:53 PM.


#6 CaveMan

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Posted 05 June 2012 - 03:53 PM

Over 100 ton 'Mechs?

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#7 Dark Severance

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Posted 05 June 2012 - 03:54 PM

View PostTHE Leo, on 05 June 2012 - 03:47 PM, said:

When you think about it, why the hell has no one ever tried creating a Mech over a 100 tons?
Until XL Engines, there wasn't an Engine big enough or powerful enough to power and move it. Until Endo Steel there wasn't a mech chassis that could even begin to hold the strain and weight of that much tonnage. Until advantacements in Myomer fibers there weren't muscles strong enough to actually move the joints of the mech.

I see your 135 ton mech and raise you a dropship. Anything larger than 100 tons is what Dropships are for. :P

#8 UncleKulikov

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Posted 05 June 2012 - 03:56 PM

Shhhh.....no tears now, only the rustling of jimmies.

#9 CaptianViolence

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Posted 05 June 2012 - 03:57 PM

siege mechs used to be made but lostech like most [color="#000000"]Specialty mechs they went gonzers. is ok they were really just bunker busters anyhow[/color]

#10 Cerlin

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Posted 05 June 2012 - 03:58 PM

Oh. God. Please. No.

#11 Deathz Jester

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Posted 05 June 2012 - 04:00 PM

Pilot a dropship if you want that kind of firepower lol

#12 Carl Wrede

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Posted 05 June 2012 - 04:01 PM

No, nay, never.... no, nay. never no more!!!!


Everything went to pieces that late in the storyline and anything from it is crap!

Edited by Carl Wrede, 05 June 2012 - 04:05 PM.


#13 Hollister

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Posted 05 June 2012 - 04:02 PM

Like a few others have said already.. NO..

#14 Birddog FAC

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Posted 05 June 2012 - 04:04 PM

To put it simply this game is based off a game from the 80s dont rock the boat some of the stuff on sarnanet is user created in an attempt to keep the game going as fasa was having issues. so leave it to the basics what is the point off a mech over 100 tons it the ground itself would not be able to support it efficently and the mech would fall all the time as rock crumbled under 13 tons per square foot of presure

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Posted 05 June 2012 - 04:05 PM

View PostPraetorians, on 05 June 2012 - 04:04 PM, said:

To put it simply this game is based off a game from the 80s dont rock the boat some of the stuff on sarnanet is user created in an attempt to keep the game going as fasa was having issues. so leave it to the basics what is the point off a mech over 100 tons it the ground itself would not be able to support it efficently and the mech would fall all the time as rock crumbled under 13 tons per square foot of presure

there ya brining physics into it silly. we all know physics is just a suggestion in btech

#16 Gendou

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Posted 05 June 2012 - 04:10 PM

I guess you haven't seen the Omega, a 150 ton Word of Blake Design from the Jihad.

#17 THE Leo

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Posted 05 June 2012 - 04:11 PM

View PostPraetorians, on 05 June 2012 - 04:04 PM, said:

To put it simply this game is based off a game from the 80s dont rock the boat some of the stuff on sarnanet is user created in an attempt to keep the game going as fasa was having issues. so leave it to the basics what is the point off a mech over 100 tons it the ground itself would not be able to support it efficently and the mech would fall all the time as rock crumbled under 13 tons per square foot of presure


What if there were multiple legs to spread the weight around?

#18 TheMadTypist

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Posted 05 June 2012 - 04:12 PM

In the era MWO is set in, they can't build a reliable battlemech any bigger than 100 tons. The technology just isn't there yet- and won't be for another hundred-ish years. Hell, we won't have Omnimech tech till next year. Even gauss rifles aren't common again yet.

Plus, the devs are trying really hard to get away from the idea of "Bigger=Better" which would be kind of undercut by adding yet another class even higher on the scale, AND they're sticking to canon designs for our 'mech selection, which means <100 tons for everybody.

#19 THE Leo

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Posted 05 June 2012 - 04:15 PM

View PostGendou, on 05 June 2012 - 04:10 PM, said:

I guess you haven't seen the Omega, a 150 ton Word of Blake Design from the Jihad.


:P

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Posted 05 June 2012 - 04:19 PM

View PostTheMadTypist, on 05 June 2012 - 04:12 PM, said:

In the era MWO is set in, they can't build a reliable battlemech any bigger than 100 tons. The technology just isn't there yet- and won't be for another hundred-ish years. Hell, we won't have Omnimech tech till next year. Even gauss rifles aren't common again yet.

Plus, the devs are trying really hard to get away from the idea of "Bigger=Better" which would be kind of undercut by adding yet another class even higher on the scale, AND they're sticking to canon designs for our 'mech selection, which means <100 tons for everybody.


Not quite 100 years, they show up in the WoB arsenal on Terra, so nearly 30ish years.





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