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Re: 'Mech of the Week: TDR-* Thunderbolt
« Reply #120 on: 30 August 2021, 05:44:49 »
And pretty sure canon designs are not required to conform to WYSIWYG either. The show-case units in RG series are WYSIWYG but they do occasionally have new variants that aren't.
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Re: 'Mech of the Week: TDR-* Thunderbolt
« Reply #121 on: 30 August 2021, 14:37:50 »
New player recognition of the Mech's mini, while consulting a record sheet mid-game, is probably aided by being WYSIWYG.  Those of us who have been at this a while sometimes take for granted our encyclopedic ability to recognize most units on sight.
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Re: 'Mech of the Week: TDR-* Thunderbolt
« Reply #122 on: 01 September 2021, 05:06:08 »
The mechs that are getting WYSIWYG are either one off units from the Kickstarter like the Thug, or various variants of the Unseen/Ommi configurations.  It's both a design challenge, ease of recognition/effective variant builds for new and old players who want to throw down in the IlClan or Dark Age eras  without purchasing a ton of minis, and consolidating the product line.  I'm sure we'll see the same happen to other era units if the Recguides and kickstarters continue to be profitable.  As for the T-bolt, it still continues to be the yardstick for heavy trooper mechs.

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Re: 'Mech of the Week: TDR-* Thunderbolt
« Reply #123 on: 01 September 2021, 18:54:20 »
With all the weapon port/barrels on a T-Bolt, I feel like it might be an interesting challenge to see what you can do to make them all usable.
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Re: 'Mech of the Week: TDR-* Thunderbolt
« Reply #124 on: 01 September 2021, 22:11:48 »
It does have a lot . . . lol start a design thread and let's see the craziest stuff.
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Re: 'Mech of the Week: TDR-* Thunderbolt
« Reply #125 on: 01 September 2021, 23:12:52 »
That thread is here

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Re: 'Mech of the Week: TDR-* Thunderbolt
« Reply #126 on: 21 September 2021, 04:08:32 »
Personally I kind of like bringing WYSIWYG in, while it doesn't actually address any of BT's problems with the firehose of designs, it is something of an improvement in that area.

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Re: 'Mech of the Week: TDR-* Thunderbolt
« Reply #127 on: 22 September 2021, 04:30:24 »
All I see WYSIWIG doing is preventing people from playing with new units that either lack a mini, have no affordable mini, or no assembly-possible mini. Not my cup of tea at all. Yes, I've seen proxy abuse, but the same people doing that would cheat other ways.
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Re: 'Mech of the Week: TDR-* Thunderbolt
« Reply #128 on: 22 September 2021, 05:35:12 »
There's no WYSIWYG rule in BT, all that's WYSIWYG is that the newest featured variants in Recognition Guide series are made to match minis.
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Re: 'Mech of the Week: TDR-* Thunderbolt
« Reply #129 on: 22 September 2021, 16:18:32 »
Proxy abuse is solvable by requiring a written note on the sheet as to which mini it matches.

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Re: 'Mech of the Week: TDR-* Thunderbolt
« Reply #130 on: 22 September 2021, 18:08:56 »
The game has always been proxy friendly, most variants are not wysiwyg so I have no idea why so many are making a bid deal out of it.

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