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What is/are your favorite medium suit(s)? Why? (2 votes)

Afreet
0 (0%)
Amazon
2 (2.9%)
Angerona
1 (1.4%)
Asura
0 (0%)
Buraq
0 (0%)
Callisto
0 (0%)
Cavalier
2 (2.9%)
Clan (Medium) Battle Armor
0 (0%)
Elemental
21 (30.4%)
Fa Shih
6 (8.7%)
Gray Death Infiltrator
0 (0%)
Gray Death Standard
2 (2.9%)
Gray Death Strike
0 (0%)
Infiltrator II
9 (13%)
IS Standard
4 (5.8%)
Leonidas
4 (5.8%)
Longinus
4 (5.8%)
Oni
0 (0%)
Purifier
3 (4.3%)
Quirinus
1 (1.4%)
Raiden
0 (0%)
Rottweiler
1 (1.4%)
Salamander
4 (5.8%)
Se'irim
0 (0%)
Simian
0 (0%)
Tinstar
1 (1.4%)
Trinity
0 (0%)
Undine
0 (0%)
Void
1 (1.4%)
Water Elemental
0 (0%)
Wraith
0 (0%)
I just want to see the results (Non-participant)
3 (4.3%)

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What is/are your favorite medium suit(s)? Why? (2 votes)
« on: 29 February 2024, 17:50:36 »
 What is/are your favorite medium suit(s)? Why? Feel free to distinguish between your favorite, those you like using and those you may believe to be ultimately better. This is the single most prolific category by a good bit for suits, so I am allowing 2 votes.

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Re: What is/are your favorite medium suit(s)? Why? (2 votes)
« Reply #1 on: 01 March 2024, 14:13:47 »
Void mag shot variant.  Decent stealth general purpose suit.

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Re: What is/are your favorite medium suit(s)? Why? (2 votes)
« Reply #2 on: 03 March 2024, 00:55:56 »
This was a tough one. Specifically the second one, because the first vote was of course the Elemental and its various incarnations, still the absolute gold standard for medium suits. But the second vote took some thought. I think I'd have to go with the Salamander -- between the classic heatslinger and the monstrous beast the AI variant is when using swarm attacks, it just edges out the other contenders (the Buraq, Amazon and Purifier).


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Re: What is/are your favorite medium suit(s)? Why? (2 votes)
« Reply #3 on: 03 March 2024, 10:26:05 »
Elemental, no question, has to be the first selection. It set the standard.

For me, the second had to be thr closest the Inner Sphere ever got to that standard, the Longinus.

I also like the Grey Death suits.

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Re: What is/are your favorite medium suit(s)? Why? (2 votes)
« Reply #4 on: 03 March 2024, 15:41:29 »
Aside from the obvious choice of the Elemental, I chose the Infiltrator Mk II (Puma) for being the first attempt by an Inner Sphere faction to make a suit that was trying to be more than an Elemental knock-off (not counting the Sloth or the Mk I here since those were really prototypes).
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Re: What is/are your favorite medium suit(s)? Why? (2 votes)
« Reply #5 on: 07 March 2024, 10:18:10 »
 I am very glad that I added the second vote to this poll. Three might have been better yet. We have a clear first place and a fair second so far. I do not know if it is possible to make a good poll on medium armors as a whole. Perhaps it would be better in a future poll concerning this weight class to ask what suits people like and/or like using and allow unlimited votes. Asking what designs people dislike and why can yield good information, but it can also get a bit negative and even nasty.

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Re: What is/are your favorite medium suit(s)? Why? (2 votes)
« Reply #6 on: 07 March 2024, 12:07:36 »
Elemental was an easy choice. I also love Salamander BA as they have fire resistant armor. Meaning I can camp them out in woods without becoming marshmallows.

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Re: What is/are your favorite medium suit(s)? Why? (2 votes)
« Reply #7 on: 07 March 2024, 12:47:54 »
Given the small # of Clan Suits v/s IS flavors its not really a good poll IMHO.

Far too easy to split the votes just based on factional fans there, or by "power" v/s actual "favorite flavor"
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Re: What is/are your favorite medium suit(s)? Why? (2 votes)
« Reply #8 on: 07 March 2024, 19:17:21 »
I'm surprised by how well the Infiltrator Mk II is doing, given that it's both faction-specific and highly specialized.  The Elemental, well, there was no chance that it wouldn't win.  It's the original BA, it's the most versatile, and it really lacks any major flaws.
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Re: What is/are your favorite medium suit(s)? Why? (2 votes)
« Reply #9 on: 07 March 2024, 22:21:47 »
I'm surprised by how well the Infiltrator Mk II is doing, given that it's both faction-specific and highly specialized. 
It's the fact that while it is "specialized" it really is a well balanced/optimized suit for being so specialized.
The Mag-Clamp version in particular is one of the best models you can get, IMHO.

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Re: What is/are your favorite medium suit(s)? Why? (2 votes)
« Reply #10 on: 08 March 2024, 12:58:23 »
Pretty much what Hellraiser said.

The Infiltrator II is in many ways better at being a general purpose medium suit than most IS medium suits. Certainly when it was released it was noticeably better than the IS Standard and made an interesting comparison with the Longinus.

I have a pet theory that the reason that House Davion never bothered making a proper replacement for the Cavalier was that they already had the Infiltrator II in production.

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Re: What is/are your favorite medium suit(s)? Why? (2 votes)
« Reply #11 on: 08 March 2024, 16:01:32 »
When I don't want to have to deal with getting stuff to move BA with me, the Rotty has the speed I need.
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Re: What is/are your favorite medium suit(s)? Why? (2 votes)
« Reply #12 on: 08 March 2024, 17:08:38 »
I like the base Rotty, I just don't really like any of its weapon loadouts.
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Re: What is/are your favorite medium suit(s)? Why? (2 votes)
« Reply #13 on: 09 March 2024, 14:57:40 »
I went with what I play (IS) otherwise I would have voted Elemental for being the gold standard of Medium BA. I have played the IS Std the most so it go my first vote, followed by the Amazon for being IS standard done right.

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Re: What is/are your favorite medium suit(s)? Why? (2 votes)
« Reply #14 on: 09 March 2024, 15:30:37 »
Yeah, the Amazon is a good suit.  I just wish it was more widely available.
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Re: What is/are your favorite medium suit(s)? Why? (2 votes)
« Reply #15 on: 09 March 2024, 16:13:24 »
Yeah, the Amazon is a good suit.  I just wish it was more widely available.
I think that in the near future that it is important to the Capellans that it not be so.