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Offline NGTM-1R

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I have a fondness for the Hauptmann because of its MW4 appearance; triple CERPPCs and a Gauss rifle, it was my standard Solaris assault and fought through most of the campaign with it. I frequently fielded an identical lance of them for my first lance. (Unfortunately, the AI knows who you are anyways...probably because it can detect your superb pathfinding compared to Mercs, which was oddly bad.)

As for the others wait classes, if we're not being solely inclusive of 'Mechs that have appeared in the MW Franchise, I sort of built my own ones.
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Hornet, Uziel, Marauder/Timber Wolf and Marauder 2. Yeah, MechPaks are teh awesome.
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whats everyone's opinion of best all purpose mechs
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Well, for Solaris i use mostly the Mechs mentioned above, for actual missions i choose soemtimes other mechs.

My all purpose list ( MW2-4 )

light:

Cougar
Jenner
Firefly  ;7   ( some times i use this nasty little thingeven in later ( attack ) missions of MW3 vs much heavier mechs, not in escort missions,  though. With the right weapon loadout this can be a real heavy class killer )


medium:

Uziel
Nova
Centurion ( Yen Lo Wang FTW )

heavy:

Mad Cat
Thor
Black Knight
Orion
Marauder

assault:

Victor
Templar
Gladiator
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Well, for Solaris i use mostly the Mechs mentioned above, for actual missions i choose soemtimes other mechs.

My all purpose list ( MW2-4 )

light:

Cougar
Jenner
Firefly  ;7   ( some times i use this nasty little thingeven in later ( attack ) missions of MW3 vs much heavier mechs, not in escort missions,  though. With the right weapon loadout this can be a real heavy class killer )


medium:

Uziel
Nova (oddly enough, you got this one right)
Centurion ( Yen Lo Wang FTW )

heavy:

Mad Cat Timberwolf
Thor Summoner
Black Knight
Orion
Marauder

assault:

Victor
Templar
Gladiator Executioner


Figured I would fix this up since most of the choices are mine as well.

 

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whats everyone's opinion of best all purpose mechs

Personally

Light
Osiris

Medium
Uziel

Heavy
Loki

Assault
Mauler

I'd put Thor above Loki for heavy, and for assault, I think I'd put something like the Sunder or Hauptmann above the Mauler.

 

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I'd put Thor Summoner above Loki Hellbringer for heavy, and for assault, I think I'd put something like the Sunder or Hauptmann above the Mauler.

 

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For Solaris I use heavily modified versions of:

Light:
Adder

Medium:
Uziel
Bushwacker
Stormcrow
Shadowcat
Hellhound

Heavy:
Summoner
Timber Wolf
Hellbringer
Black Knight
Thanatos

Assault:
Fafnir
Templar
Dire Wolf
Hauptmann

In missions, I normally reserve three for my personal use, a Hellhound, Timber Wolf and a Dire Wolf, and sometimes a Mad Cat Mk II. The Hellhound I replace the ER Large Lasers with ER Mediums, making it run cooler and freeing up tonnage for extra ammo. For my Timber Wolf I drop the MG arrays, empty one arm, and place a ER-PPC in the other, then use the dud arm as a shield, with extra armor on it to boot. The Dire Wolf carries twin Ultra AC-20 (100 rounds each), four ER Smalls, and a LRM-15/SSRM6 rack. The Mk II is usually stock.

For all purpose ... I'd say the Puma for light. She has three slot spaces in bother arms, which are Omni racks to boot, letting her really switch her load out. She's not normally fast, but tonnage to engines solves that, while she can't jump, she makes up for it in her wide array of available weaponry.

Medium, I agree with you on the Uziel. Fast, versatile, can jump, respectable turn speed. I just dislike its reliance on energy weapons. I'd put the Shadow Cat here with it. Plenty of space for weapons, and the Cat can still move, though it is more fragile.

On the heavy front, I think the three Clan ones, the Summoner, Hellbringer and the Timber Wolf, are evenly matched, though the Summoner pulls up slightly ahead in its ability to jump.

As for the big boys ... I think the Hauptmann wins. It moves faster than the Dire Wolf, for marginally less protection, and can generally equal it for guns. My favorite variant has a Heavy Gauss and ER-PPCs, backed up by a trio of ER Small Lasers and a Streak 6.
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whats everyone's opinion of best all purpose mechs

Personally

Light
Osiris

Medium
Uziel

Heavy
Loki

Assault
Mauler

I'd put Thor above Loki for heavy, and for assault, I think I'd put something like the Sunder or Hauptmann above the Mauler.

for the I mauler strip out all the weapons, replace with 4/6 Ultra ACs 2 and 5 with 4 ERMDL, 2 headsinks, FF armour and LAMS knocking down the engine by one level for assault/defence, escort i keep the engine but stripping out the AC5s and increasing the heatsinks and ammo count
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I think a pair of the odder urban combat configurations I tried out were

Thanatos armed with the Long Tom Artillery cannon that I used in CQB, you needed to be careful of the splash damage but boy did it pack a wallop.

An extremely cheap asshat configuration of loading a Timber Wolf to the gunwales with Clan Flame Throwers, heat sinks and a single laser. I'd charge up to a target roast him till he shut down and then slowly pick away with the laser, when he started to come back online I'd cook him into submission again and keep lasering him rinse, wash and repeat.  Bonus points for choosing the most garish camo scheme possible.

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I tried only once a Thanatos with a Long Tom in Black Knight, in the mission were you have to wait for an enemy convoy on a higher position. It was nice, until my Lance mates decided it's time to leave this world under friendly fire.

In MW3 and 4, the AI has the stupid behaviour, to fight the enemy always in close quarter combat, even if only armed with long range missiles ( Longbow, for LR support customized Vulture ), which isn't always a good idea, especially if the enemy mech has 30 tons more and a devastating short range firepower ( Hauptmann, Gladiator ).
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Rotary ACs in pairs take down enemies quickly when backed up by other weapons for when they jam
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I personally enjoyed the UACs.  Quick rate of fire, but they also don't jam near as much.

I put four of them (UAC2s) on a Dire Wolf and took it to Solaris.  I kicked Solaris' ass.

EDIT:  Wow, how long is this thread going to go?

 

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Till the game comes out and everyone has sated their thirst for the blood of DCAF DCMS mechwarriors?


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There can't be any Shivans in the Inner Sphere. Clan Mongoose makes sure of that.
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Warrior House Battuta wishes the Capellans were in the game.

The Clan of Angelic Warriors hails the honorable Warrior House Battuta and hopes that this wish comes true, for the sake of the entire Inner Sphere.
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MechWarrior Scotty of the Jade Falcons too laments being excluded from the game.