Firstly I have to grant credit to @cousin_joe for this idea as I saw it on one of his threads, but I wanted to give it its own poll to see how popular it is. I myself am actually on the fence on this but am curious to see what people have to say.
the major benefit seems to be that battles will become less luck based as you are less vulnerable to a bad pick. I’m unsure whether the new 3v3 would be like old school 3v3s where mech order was fixed or, probably more likely, you could still pick the order of your 3 mechs like with 2v2. However, I think players would be forced into less heavily targeted builds as they wouldn’t be able to totally ignore one type like they can now as they won’t be able to let one mech sit out when encountering a given type. This would make super high hp phys less common as they would have to deal with triple energy and triple heats. It would make pure Enti energy energies less viable as they may encounter a heat. And heats would have to consider any mechs they have without energy free weapons which have no energy modules. All together I’d say heat most benefits from this and physicals are most damaged which is what everyone likes to say should happen.
The major drawback for many would be that it would make those who lack premiums even more at a disadvantage as those good items they do have would be stretched over one more mech. Conversely those who have lots of premiums are given even more mechs to accumulate the advantages to durability and weapon set up this provides. In addition it could be argued that it won’t really change targeting mechs/lucky picks as people will just be prepared to lose some and luck out on others like they do now.
If anyone has more to add, I’d appreciate it. Still unsure personally. But, to the poll:
Would you like to see 3v3 for the top 3 ranks?