>Western Mecha or non-Japan mecha general.
Post your favs, well known mechs, underrated mechs, most practical mechs, just whatever western mecha that's on your mind.
And to start, I shall ask:
>why do they all suck?
Does anyone actually underrate the Black Knight?
Not quite a mech, but I love the little guard bots from Doom 3. The way they chirp and look at you with their little flashlight is pretty dang cute.
No idea what this is but thanks for your contribution
Poor bayformers Prime. I actually do like his design.
That was... in the last century. Fuck.
>tfw all good western shows of this genre were back in the last century
>tfw old western animations like night hood and carmen san diego were from the last century
>why do they all suck?
I thought that Battletech was sucky at first, but then the silly designs grew on me and now I love them. Except for the Reseen, fuck the artists who did most of them. They aren't good looking like the copycat designs, they aren't lovably silly like the BT originals; they're just butt ugly.
Definitions and usual /m/ semantics aside, it'd be a tad troublesome to try and fit a pilot into one of those little sentry bots.
Halo's Mantis could have been the greatest western mech design to ever be publicized but instead decided to go with typical bipedal firearms for whatever reason
I dunno man, I love the Atlas the most. Just that cute little optics turret head right in the upper chest. It even looks cute
when it looks at me while it's tearing me out of my own titan and throwing me into a concrete wall
the upper body always reminds me of Zugzwangs
"These aren't your GRANPAS mechs" - Joel Emslie
>look like fisher-price toys
You mean like this?
That at least has an iconic look to it. Just about anyone can look at that and say "Oh that's the Gundam!" but with western walking tanks there's barely any way to tell them apart.
meh, the same can be said of a lot of mecha designs. Doesn't stop me from lovin em all
I'm a fan of the Reseen Crud.
It looks so big, y'know?
more like lame mech with a baby soul lol
scout is dope
yis operation Walking Tank is go
I don't really like western mecha. Especially power armor.
They just don't have that appeal that a lot of other mecha share with old-timey tanks and planes. I can see some eccentric military hobbyist commuting in his Zaku but not in this ugly thing: >>12431717
Granted, Hawken has some pretty cool stuff. I like the TV looking thing you start out in a lot.
Not gonna be one of those faggots who says you have objectively shit taste, I just don't like it.
Look like someone stapled part of a fight jet to the lower half of an ostrich and loaded it with missiles and a tank gun.
>Look like someone stapled part of a fight jet to the lower half of an ostrich and loaded it with missiles and a tank gun.
that sounds awesome though
Dude, what are you talking about? I don't like battletech stuff, but it doesn't take an artist to see that it looks more like a natural extension of tanks and planes than a fucking Zaku is.
>natural extension of tanks and planes
Western power armor does tend to look shit
Nothing says Western like a copy of a Votom like the King Cobra heavy gear
Or even better, the Dragonstriker.
With it's massive penis
Most of the time
mech piloted by Gato the nightmare of Solomon during the final couple of episodes of 0083 Gundam: Stardust Memory.
Sorry for off topic mech but this poor soul needs to be educated.
Why does every mech/power armor designer have seams everywhere and those pointless overlapping jagged plates? It's impractical AND ugly. Shit, even in the 21st century we have better welding and milling technology than that so why is a suit from the future so much worse? There's no cameras or anything so how does the wearer see?
Not fictional but DARPA is developping a legit exoskeleton for the US military, release is for 2020
most important question, do the goggles do a scopedog twist?
Overlapping plates is an old armorer's trick. It allows you a degree of flexibility without exposing the joints.
The jagged edges came out of the US skunkworks of all places. It's a feature for reducing the radar signature of seams.
It's about time someone posted the Fiddler
Best western mech design, bar-none
Because transforming fighter jets are fucking radical.
almost everything in Destiny is so fucking well-designed, goddamn
Nigga, I must protest. The gameplay is solid as fuck. I dare you to find a game with more satisfying gunplay, etc.
The downside is mostly the hidden nature of 80% of the lore, and also the fact that
House of Wolves is taking so fucking long
I'm quite fond of the technician's chassis. It's like a BT7 on legs
Well, I'll post it if everyone else is too shy...
Goddamn hatchetman baby.
I though you both might be interested by this
>he hasn't played Destiny
Not him but other than The Last Word, every Halo weapon is more satisfying than its Destiny counterpart
The sound and sheer power of the DMR in Reach feels much better than Scout rifles, for example
Not to mention the weapon variety in halo games. There's no such thing as a needler in destiny and even the heavy weapons feel underwhelming when compared to the spartan laser, a well-timed grenade launcher, plasma launcher or the M-fucking gravity hammer.
No comparison man. Destiny's hand c
Hubba hubba! How 'bout us city defenders go paint the town red together, my squat, lethal, and equally-unappreciated cannon with legs!
Still the best
I've been playing Hawken a lot lately. the new devs are doing some good work with it so far. They're working on networking and other issues first and foremost, and seem to have plans for new mechs and maps eventually.
They did change out the starting mech from the CRT to the Assault. Part of reason being, that the TV-looking mech was, at best, aesthetically abrasive to most people.
They also give you the assault fully loaded with stuff that increases survivability a bit so new players have more time to learn what's killing them.
Lot of people were worried when the game got picked up by Reloaded but they've been treating it well so far.
The robots in Elysium were cool, to bad they were underused.
Damned, I planned to reread it and I discover that now.
Living is suffering.