PTS Mech Re-balance Phase 2

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New information about the Rebalancing

Post by Hardin4188 on Wed Oct 14, 2015 1:53 pm

Have you guys seen the new proposals on the PTS? http://mwomercs.com/forums/topic/211796-mech-re-balance-pts-phase-2/

ECM is getting a nerf: "1) The radius of ECM protection has been decreased from 180m to 90m.
2) ECM no longer prevents target-lock altogether; it simply delays the time it takes for an enemy to achieve target-lock on a 'Mech within ECM radius."

Also IS heat sinks are getting a buff while clan heat sinks are getting a nerf. Inner Sphere Single Heat Sinks

   Chassis-equipped Single Heat Sink cooling rate increased to 1.1 (up from 1).
   Engine-equipped Single Heat Sink cooling rate increased to 1.1 (up from 1).
   Chassis-equipped Single Heat Sink heat capacity increased to 1.1 (up from 1).
   Chassis-equipped Double Heat Sink heat capacity increased to 1.5 (up from 1.4).
   Chassis-equipped Clan Double Heat Sink cooling rate increased to 0.15 (up from 0.14).
   Chassis-equipped Clan Double Heat Sink heat capacity decreased to 1.2 (down from 1.4)

In addition to a 40% maximum range reduction in clan lasers!

I know we are an IS unit, but I am not happy about this. Steiner is holding up fine now in CW. We are starting to get large groups again. If these changes go through to the main client it will kill the clans. Now the ecm changes I do like, it will make lrms relevant again and each weight class has a different sensor range so light mech scouting is important again.

Also take a look at this:
The targeting reticle will no longer flash when a hit is detected on a ‘Mech that is not target-locked.
Lasers will not do full damage when striking a ‘Mech that is not target-locked from a range greater than 60% of the Laser’s Maximum Range.
Suspect Suspect What is going on here?
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PTS Mech Re-balance Phase 2

Post by Jzaltheral on Wed Oct 14, 2015 1:56 pm

Alex announced Phase 2 of the public test of the mech rebalance.

MECH RE-BALANCE PTS PHASE 2

Some interesting features announced in this rebalance.

  • ECM is no longer an all or nothing affair. It simply deplays targeting, it doesn't stop you from getting a target lock altogether.
  • ECM range is reduced to 90m.
  • They have twiddled with the heat sink values.  IS mechs will run slightly cooler than they do now, while Clan mechs will run slightly hotter yet.
  • Clan max laser ranges are reduced 40%
  • Targeting mechanics are changing - these should encourage target locks.


It would be worth reading the full post.

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Re: PTS Mech Re-balance Phase 2

Post by Hardin4188 on Wed Oct 14, 2015 7:20 pm

Ooh Jazz, beat you by three minutes Laughing
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Re: PTS Mech Re-balance Phase 2

Post by Demogogue on Wed Oct 14, 2015 8:20 pm

I've interesting to see how it pans out.

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Re: PTS Mech Re-balance Phase 2

Post by Hardin4188 on Wed Oct 14, 2015 8:29 pm

Demogogue wrote:I've interesting to see how it pans out.

Well the impending lermpocalypse will be fun to see. I do like the emphasis of targeting again. I have been saying for a long time people should bring bap regardless of their builds. This will help validate my reasoning. The clan laser max ranges are very startling however. I never understood why pgi chose 3049 instead of 3025 because they never showed much care for the clans. They wont do 10 vs. 12. They say it's a matchmaking limitation so they have to nerf the clans as much as possible to be fair to us is pilots. I'm glad I'm not with wolf anymore because I know my former colleagues are QQing at the moment.
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Re: PTS Mech Re-balance Phase 2

Post by Demogogue on Wed Oct 14, 2015 8:48 pm

Yeah i would have thought miss-matching the team numbers would have been an ideal solution. Or try to replicate the Clan bidding system.

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Re: PTS Mech Re-balance Phase 2

Post by Hardin4188 on Wed Oct 14, 2015 9:37 pm

I've accepted it'll never happen now. I have to learn to move on.

Overall I am ok with these balance changes except for the clan laser maximum ranges. I think that is unnecessarily harsh.

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