well i can tell you this, the balance is non existent.
Yeah after the first 3 weeks the energy mechs ruled, they still are strong.
Only problem they have, is they have to guard themselfs against heat/energy/phis.
That means, high heat cap/decent cooling, high energy cap/ decent-high regen, high res/life ... ant those can't be achived in the same mech.
They didnt nerf anything...yet.
But like i said it more times then i can remember, the starting position makes or breaks your battle.
Heat build just need high heat/cooldown, and some decent energy... cause once they get to overheat you... you are dead. You either drain them fast, or they fack you up @ToxicDoll, your high dmg shotgun, isnt enough to beat a 360-400 energy mech, with 2 flamers, you lack the range breacking and drain is kinda of low.
They are spending, yeah they want to spend... because these are the guys that were left behind in the Legacy version.
Why did i spend? well i wanted to see what this update was about, the full of it... like i said i did my calculations, in the review, and ended up with 200 dollars needed to fully fuse 3 mechs, without the OP wepons, none of my builds have them, because i learned 2 weeks befor the update that searching boxes for certain wepons/modules is just a waste(200 dollars spent on hunting the ultracooling module... that got me none... was a scame...wrote aboute it with calculations and statistic, only 30% chance not in inventory was a lie... 124 of those boxes opened... not a single ultracooling module).
So i focused on the wepons that are free... they are decent... but they are no real match for what the OP are.Altho i have some Platinum plates(5... that were obtained in the first week thru endless and mindless grinding of bigboy), i dont use them, i find them extremly oscene in terms of hp gain, and simply they give a winning advantage no matter what wepons you face... phis mech that exceeds 3200 hp.I wanted to test my theory...and i was right.
Now the game is no fun for me, and altho some haters will say i can't, or that i build specific...well haters will hate...i don't care one bit for medals or rank. I stay in the game for my friends that are in the clan, if they want me to fight i can fight. if they want to take the top, i will take the top... but i have no desire whatsoever to do so.
@Mordulec i am working on a new calculation for grinding and transform based on the new bigboy nerf... it is beyound whatever logic a game should have...you will get it.Also as promised i will give the comparison of also 5 torsos, fully fused mythical, and 5 legs fully fused mythicals, and 5 wepons,modules,utility items, and drones.Bytheway they changed the name last few days of that energy drone, it is now called windforge.