I actually prefer it to MWLL right now (heathen I know
a) quicker ... allot quicker matches, I don't need to fapp around with getting my first small mech then upgrade then upgrade further over 30-40 min borefest. Select ... go 10-15 min later im looking at selecting my mech again.
b) Maps, some people like the open space sniper range but the maps that are currently in are fairly well designed allowing for multiple approaches (not just in physical approach but tactical too)
c) No repair - No Rearm, my biggest gripe with MWLL (apart from the whole Battle armour inside a mech canopy and glowy weapons
) was the repair/rearm. If you are a proper mechwarrior fan you knew it took days if not weeks to repair a heavily damged mech so the whole 30seconds and your done never sat right with me.
d) Mechbay (need I say more?)
e) actually not having to wait around for a few hours for a server to be populated ...
f) Persistence, plenty of people I know will hate it but I find it a source of enjoyment that keeps me coming back to try and improve/buy the mechs. I was always the real nerd at the btech table trying to find the best loadout/config for the tonnage I had, it was part of the fun for me and now I get to do it online.
Since the c-bill adjustment rate I am getting around 100k per match (which means you can get around 15-20 matches before you can buy a lil commando). I have a energy based raven ( 3 med 1 large laser) and I can rip up unsupported assault mechs and give anything that is not as fast as me a real run for their money.
There are also countless things that are wrong right now though.
a) Not enough choice of mechs
b) Some of the mechs just don't look right in my eyes (can't be helped though eh?)
c) Collision is sort of shocking at some points (getting knocked over by a heavier/same weight mech then having constant 5+ collisions because the other douchebag always wants to run forward), also missile collision is shocking too - lrms/srms going through the floor once they have locked on they can sometime go through anything.
There are many other small niggles but im willing to put up with it because it's just an easy game to grab hold of and play for 20 minutes then go on to something else, I don't need to reserve a night to try and find a match then spend 60+ minutes playing it.