I love the look of the new map, but strategically it looks like garbage from a sniper/LRMer perspective just owning those canyons long clear firing lanes.
I'm inclined slightly to agree from the preview, but we'll have to wait for the map release to be sure.
Correct. Per canon, all forests are two levels tall, roughly as tall as a BattleMech. Hooray, standardization!
Also, it's not unprecedented for some trees to be effing huge.
Two levels tall is only 10 meters though. That's about a little over 3 stories tall, which isn't actually all that crazy. Battlemechs are big and stompy, but they're actually not that tall(especially when compared to most mecha).
Ever since Mechwarrior 3 none of the designers have been able to resist making 'Mechs like four or five stories tall instead of the canonical 2. Tiny, tiny little cars and tanks because stomp stomp stomp.
Yet at the same time... 15 story high trees.
Ya. But still, 30 story trees are a thing in the real world.
And in MWO, they're a thing on every world, everywhere.
Oh my god so frustratiiing
So you're in a match where you are supposed to shoot down medium tanks, pillboxes, and airfield/base buildings. Well, if all you have is a fighter with 7mm guns, you can't do any of that. You're a complete waste.
So you try to dogfight. You're a british fighter, you're supposed to be good at dogifghting right? NOPE! Even in a spitfire, the best and most agile of the british fighters, you get outurned, outfought, and outshot by a crappy little russian biplane.
I just left the match. What is there to do as a fighter? That's four british losses in a row. My russians pretty much always win first try. I can't believe how crappy british bombers are. The 'upgrade' to the blenheim, the beaufort, has no nose guns and carries the exact same (tiny) bomb load.
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