My preferred mech is a Dragon DRG-1N loaded with either a gauss rifle and 4 tons of ammo or an AC/2, LL, AMS, SSRM2 and 4 SHS. Fire support all the way. Also quick enough to high-tail it back to base and block disengaged scout forces from capping when there's 1 second left on the cap timer. Ooh fun times.
And what program is used to coordinate lances? I've seen mumble, teamspeak and this random C3 voip thing...
Also if Ohmwrecker's modules sheet is to be believed, the modules they have planned are going to make these battles VERY interesting.
One bit of meta-gaming that annoys the **** out of me is when a clan drops lances on both sides of a battle, one declares and the other stays silent, you fight them well, oblivious to the premade lance on your side, and the OpFor is obviously losing, and then their leader says 'good game, lemming lance, go' and immediately 2/3rds your remaining forces DELIBERATELY OUT-OF-BOUNDS SUICIDE AND HAND THE ENEMY VICTORY
THIS FORUM DOES NOT HAVE ENOUGH SMILIES TO ADEQUATELY EXPRESS MY RAGE. There are very few things I will hold a grudge for, but **** like this is enough for me to want to shank these rats even if they're on my team.