Thread to discuss changes to current variants.
(haarp edit: please describe the current loadout of variants you want changed, not everybody knows all of them by heart)
I'll start off with some ideas of my own:
Daishi B (Widowmaker): Replace PPCs with ATM12HE. Leftover tonnes go to armour and heat sinks.
The Widowmaker can't ever use the PPCs because of its lack of heat sinks. Swapping them out for an ATM12HE would not only increase firepower but also make it more heat efficient.
Warhammer B: Replace Large Pulse Laser with PPC or (if the tonnage allows it) an AC10.
Having three screenshake-heavy direct-fire weapons with more or less the same range is neat.
Mk2 D: Replace Standard ATM with HE ATM.
I've heard multiple complaints that anything the Mk2 D can do, the Mad Cat E can do better and cooler. Replacing the Standards with HEs would make it the only asset in the game with two ATM12HE, and with Mk2 speed and jump jets it can bring those to bear quite well.
Vulture F: Replace LB5X and PPC with two ER Medium Lasers. Spare tonnes go to armour and heat sinks.
Let's be real, those backup weapons are kinda shite. Medium lasers are always good, and they're gonna help with heat efficiency so much.
Atlas D (Old Daddy): Take off the AMS, upgrade Medium Lasers to ER Medium Lasers, spare tonnage goes to heat sinks.
While this does unfortunately sacrifice the super aesthetic price that lets you buy it and full ammo at 105k and have 0 cbills left, the Atlas goes so slow that I feel it really benefits from the added 100 metres of reach the ER lasers would provide.
Bushwacker F: Replace ER PPC and LB5X with ER Large Laser and AC5, respectively. If the spare tonnage allows, upgrade ER Small Lasers to Medium Lasers, if not, spare tonnage goes to heat sinks and armour.
Having a PPC on an LRM asset is always annoying because so much of your firepower can't be used if the target is narced. Switching the LB5X for an AC5 keeps the range synergy of the two direct-fire weapons.
Rifleman A & G: Revert them back to how they were before 0.9.0
Atlas F: I've never been a big fan of the Atlas F, and I rarely see it used. I propose changing it entirely. 2 Large Pulse Lasers split between the arms, a Heavy PPC in the right torso and 2 SRM6s in the missile racks could be neat. Give it GECM to make it easier for it to get in range.
These are just my ideas and opinions, if any of you have any complaints or suggestions go ahead and post them below.