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packhntr

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Light PPC Grasshopper
« on: 28 July 2022, 10:02:32 »
So, I wanted to see if I could make a viable version of the Grasshopper I use in MWO.  SURPISE I can.  Weapon loadout is simple.  SEVEN Lite PPCs.  That's it.  What ya all think? 

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BattleMech Technical Readout
                     Custom* Weapons

Type/Model:    Grasshopper GHR-7LPPC
Tech:          Inner Sphere / 3067
Config:        Biped BattleMech
Rules:         Level 3, Standard design

Mass:          70 tons
Chassis:       Mingh z33/7 Standard
Power Plant:   280 VOX Light Fusion
Walking Speed: 43.2 km/h
Maximum Speed: 64.8 km/h
Jump Jets:     4 Lexington Lifters Standard Jump Jets
Jump Capacity: 120 meters
Armor Type:    Durallex Heavy Standard
Armament:     
  7 Light PPCs*
Manufacturer:  Lantren Corporation
  Location:    (Unknown)
Communications System:  Allet-C308
Targeting & Tracking System:  Allet-T11

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Type/Model:    Grasshopper GHR-7LPPC
Mass:          70 tons

Equipment:                                 Crits    Mass
Int. Struct.:  107 pts Standard              0      7.00
Engine:        280 Light Fusion             10     12.00
   Walking MP:   4
   Running MP:   6
   Jumping MP:   4
Heat Sinks:     18 Double [36]              21      8.00
 (Heat Sink Loc: 1 LA, 2 RA, 2 LT, 2 RT)
Gyro:                                        4      3.00
Cockpit, Life Supt., Sensors:                5      3.00
Actuators: L: Sh+UA+LA+H    R: Sh+UA+LA+H   16       .00
Armor Factor:  192 pts Standard              0     12.00

                          Internal    Armor
                          Structure   Value
   Head:                      3          9     
   Center Torso:             22         28     
   Center Torso (Rear):                  9     
   L/R Side Torso:           15      20/20     
   L/R Side Torso (Rear):              7/7     
   L/R Arm:                  11      19/19     
   L/R Leg:                  15      27/27     

Weapons and Equipment    Loc  Heat  Ammo   Crits    Mass
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1 Light PPC*             RA      5           2      3.00
1 Light PPC*             LA      5           2      3.00
2 Light PPCs*            RT     10           4      6.00
2 Light PPCs*            LT     10           4      6.00
1 Light PPC*             CT      5           2      3.00
4 Standard Jump Jets:                        4      4.00
 (Jump Jet Loc: 2 LL, 2 RL)
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TOTALS:                         35          74     70.00
Crits & Tons Left:                           4       .00

Calculated Factors:
Total Cost:        11,834,040 C-Bills
Battle Value:      1,637
Cost per BV:       7,229.1
Weapon Value:      2,337 / 2,337 (Ratio = 1.43 / 1.43)
Damage Factors:    SRDmg = 21;  MRDmg = 22;  LRDmg = 8
BattleForce2:      MP: 4J,  Armor/Structure: 5/4
                   Damage PB/M/L: 4/4/4,  Overheat: 0
                   Class: MH;  Point Value: 16
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Dakkath

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Re: Light PPC Grasshopper
« Reply #1 on: 28 July 2022, 13:31:26 »
heck yeah fellow wubhopper!
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Re: Light PPC Grasshopper
« Reply #2 on: 28 July 2022, 18:23:30 »
That thing needs a disco ball!  :D

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Re: Light PPC Grasshopper
« Reply #3 on: 28 July 2022, 18:49:33 »
This is what you get when you mix a good tech and a good discount on a crate of a specific weapon.
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Re: Light PPC Grasshopper
« Reply #4 on: 28 July 2022, 19:59:23 »
Its different for sure.  Probably rocks in MWO.

As for using it in CBT.....
For 4 tons I'm not a fan of the Light-SFE.
I'm hating the Minimum range LPPC on a mech I like to brawl with.

On the other hand, 7 LPPCs seems like it would make for a great Marauder load out.
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packhntr

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Re: Light PPC Grasshopper
« Reply #5 on: 29 July 2022, 17:28:00 »
Its different for sure.  Probably rocks in MWO.

As for using it in CBT.....
For 4 tons I'm not a fan of the Light-SFE.
I'm hating the Minimum range LPPC on a mech I like to brawl with.

On the other hand, 7 LPPCs seems like it would make for a great Marauder load out.

To be honest, it does very little damage in MWO... but it is good for shock and awe as the victim gets splashed with the PPCs. And the heat penalties with the seven suck.  I'm not keen on the minimums myself, but with the maneuverability, you should be able to maintain the ranges.
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Re: Light PPC Grasshopper
« Reply #6 on: 30 July 2022, 05:41:34 »
a few capacitors would be nice

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Re: Light PPC Grasshopper
« Reply #7 on: 30 July 2022, 08:23:09 »
6 LPPCs and three of those capacitored would be interesting.
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Re: Light PPC Grasshopper
« Reply #8 on: 31 July 2022, 10:50:16 »
Gotta agree.  Get some capacitors in there so you can punch some holes when you have opportunity to charge them.  Sticking to the 4/6/4 movement curve with a LFE and reduced armor also hits a sour note for my own tastes.  I have a feeling that the lack of any 'wow' gun might get a player to ignore it longer than is strictly wise, though.

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Re: Light PPC Grasshopper
« Reply #9 on: 31 July 2022, 11:21:10 »
The head game counts for something...  8)

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Re: Light PPC Grasshopper
« Reply #10 on: 31 July 2022, 18:17:48 »
Since I designed this to replicate what I use in MWO, CAPS are not available.  As for the armor, it is damn near maxxed out... Without going to an XL engine that is.
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Re: Light PPC Grasshopper
« Reply #11 on: 31 July 2022, 18:59:00 »
It's not egregious by any standard - you're hovering around 90% max armor, after all.  A Wolf Trap it ain't.  ;)

 

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