alright, so there is a mech game out there called chromehounds, it has a persistant online war going on between 3 different countries, you pick your alliance, and you get to choose what parts you get for your mech depending on your choice.
its fun, and you can play in a squad with six people, again other people, or ai, all in an effort to capture territory for your country. so, with the discovery of a few people on Dtoid that play chrome hounds, I believe we need a Dtoid squad.
you can have more than six people in a squad, but they cant all be in a game at once... I think.
a squad is the best way to play a game, because you can have people specialize in different roles that would be unthinkable playing by yourself
one person can be a commander, which has a huge radar antenna on his mech, which weighs a ton, so your movement, and weapon options are limited
or you can be a scout, who finds the enemies base for destruction, or finds and kills the enemies commander, generally very fast and lightly armed, can also easily capture comba's and other tasks that require speed.
another class is the heavy gunner, a sitting duck by himself, but with the support of a team, easily the strongest team member you can have, able to take out an entire squad by himself, using long range powerful artillery, barely moves, and is usually too focused on weapons to have much armor.
the defender is large, and heavily armored, and can take a hit, heavy, and strong its a more armored version of the soldier, however, it has less firepower and speed.
the soldier is one of two classes that I would recommend being if you play the game by yourself, average speed, decent firepower, and decent armor, a good place to start out in the chrome hounds world
the other class that I recommend for solo use is the sniper, not as fast as the soldier, but its range and firepower more than make up for that, my personal favorite of the crew, snipers are essential in a team, useful both for taking enemies out at great distances, and as a backup in case the troops that charge in get wiped out. not great at close up attacks, but still packing enough punch that getting close is usually fatal, as it means its near impossible to miss.
the next thing to pick is your nation, the three to choose from are the democratic republic or tarakia, the kingdom of sal kar, or the republic of morskoj, each having different parts and territory under their control at the start of the war.
tarakia is essential the various nations of western europe in a coalition, with backing from the united states theyve got decent weapons and decent prices, they also start the war with the most territory
sal kar is a kingom of middle eastern, and north African countries, with expensive but awesome parts, they pack a dangerous punch, but they start the war with the smallest portion of the territory.
the republic or morskoj, its basically a union of the countries that are no longer under russian control. parts are similar in price to tarakia, and are usually more obscure and customized instead of basic.
there are more things in the game but going through them would make this post, which is longer than I wanted it to be already, ridiculously long.
I'm in college three days a week, and don't have a job, so I have more than enough free time to play some chrome hounds at a moments notice.
the game was made by from software, same people who make armored core, and was published by sega. You can pick it up for under 20 dollars at your nearest game store.
anyone interested in joining a Dtoid squad please let me know. voice chat is an absolute requirement, so if you don't have a mic, or don't like talking in games... then this is not a multiplayer game you will be interested in, without a mic how will the rest of your team know you got killed and that enemies are coming from x or y direction, or that we lost comba's e and f and that the enemy commander is in location 4a? see my point. so get a headset if you want to play this game online. its not your traditional competitive game where you scream obscenities and racial slurs at your opponents, in fact you don't even talk to your opponents.
since the cblogs are always getting clogged, here is the forum post.