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8. Re: Tribes Ascend Q&A: Tribes Universe On Hold; Other Starsiege Games Planned Jan 5, 2012, 09:34 space captain
Jerykk wrote on Jan 5, 2012, 02:34:
The issue is one of implementation more than concept. Presumably, mechs would be significantly tougher and more lethal than infantry, so only a few players would actually be able to use mechs per team while everyone else focuses on taking down the enemy mechs. It would be insanely hard to balance. That and inserting giant robots into a fast-paced CTF game with infantry doesn't work very well. Tribes requires steep and hilly terrain in order to accommodate skiing and that kind of terrain doesn't work well with mechs.

While Tribes with mechs sounds cool in theory, I don't see how it could work without sacrificing everything that makes Tribes so great.

doesnt sound like you are playing this game... because the beowulf tank is exactly all the things you are describing here: really tough, really lethal, somewhat slowish... actually it moves quick enough to really be a pain in the ass to kill, IMHO it can change direction too fast and needs a bit of balancing

but anyways, it could look like a mech and be exactly the same thing.., the tank has a bit of trouble on hills and mountains, but mechs would have less trouble, especially with jump jets

they would probly need to add a 3rd weapon for each class that is "mech-focused"... but it could work, and i agree it would be awesome
Go forth, and kill!
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