I’m sorry to again bring up a topic that is probably already all over the forum, but I feel that this needs to be discussed yet again.
I am a heat build player, and it is now becoming quite painful to play this game. Heat weapons are completely useless at higher ranks due to the widespread availability of, and easily obtainable heat/energy engines, and any player being able to pack this on thick. This is not the same for HP Platinum plates, which of course renders heat builds useless against physical builds with over 300 heat and decent cooling. By the time you heat up a mech with even 300 heat, you’ve already lost 80-90% of your HP, its just a totally moot exercise in most cases.
Then there’s energy builds. These are obviously favoured by, and most likely used by the SM team, and they have overpowered them, whilst giving the middle finger to heat. Physical, by the nature of their build, most often don’t care about energy, but heat mechs need it for the vast majority of the readily obtainable (generic) weapons. And on top of the ridiculous OP energy weapons, they go and create that curse-to-mechkind Face Shocker!
In all seriousness, this situation cannot be denied. Even if I pack on 350 energy, and 2000 HP, I get the heat kicked out of me by any decent energy build.
If this doesn’t change soon then you’re going to effectively kill off heat mech players. As it is they are the scarcest mechs around in levels 6-3, and not very popular beyond that. The only heat users in the 1-2 rank range most definitely have HP plates, which are an absolute must given the ridiculous weakness of the weapons.
Then you laugh behind our backs whilst giving us the new nerf gun called Vandal Rage. And I know you put a lot of though into the name, cause that is the real life effect of using that weapon on your heat mech - You go into a rage from getting trounced on, and then vandalise and wreck the stuff around you.
Seriously SM, if you want to put the challenge and fun back into this game for everyone, and not just yourselves, then you need to fix this bias mess. At the moment Heat can only generally play against Heat. Where’s the fun in that?
Any HONEST player will agree with the above, Yes, you may have lost to heat a few times, but you are trashing us the most. Admit it please.
P.S. Just to add, I have played many ‘premium heat weapon’ builds just today. I trashed them just with Desolation and Supreme Cannon and a Mercy. Yes, my heat was higher than theirs, but those other weapons just can’t cope. All nerf guns! After a while, all the heat players had disappeared. All getting decimated in the arena no doubt. Very sad!
Let’s see what public opinion holds…
- Heat is terrible.
- Heat is balanced. Leave it as it is.
- Heat is overpowered.