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Mecha good idea and bad idea

Post by Temjin » Sat Sep 16, 2006 4:10 am

Just for fun, we make a list of all the mecha related good ideas and bad ideas. It goes something like this.

Mecha with cockpit in the body, good idea.

Mecha with cockpit in the head, bad idea.


It's only based person option, so no right or wrong. :)

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Post by ax_maxwell » Sun Sep 17, 2006 8:37 pm

Mecha made of space metal, Good idea.

Mecha made of earth metal, Bad idea.

Hung

Post by Hung » Sun Sep 17, 2006 9:25 pm

Mecha with human legs : good idea

Mecha with birdlike legs : bad idea

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Post by Tachyon » Sun Sep 17, 2006 9:38 pm

Mecha with birdlike legs : bad idea
Why is that a bad idea. I've been scanning Orguss mecha images all morning and they have a lot of GERWALK mecha.
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Post by Kuruni » Mon Sep 18, 2006 5:49 am

Mecha with heavy armor : Good
Mecha with so heavy armor that it can bearly move : Bad :P
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Post by Nightmare of Solomon » Mon Sep 18, 2006 8:29 pm

Mecha w/ large, weight dispersing, footplates- Good (Gundam Patlabor)
Mecha w/ sharp pointy heels and toes- Bad (FSS BGC)

(Don't get me wrong, I love Mortar Headd, but as good as they look, MH would punch holes in what ever ground they walked on. All the speed and manaueverability in the world won't do you a lot of good when you're leg is stuck in the sewer up to it's knee)

Single form, Simple construction dedicated task Mecha- Good (Destroids)
Multi form, complex construction, transforming Mecha- Bad (MS-06Z, VF)

(Once again I have to rag on my preferred Mecha type- transforming mecha like variable fighters would simply be a waste of money- a much more complex RD process for a vehicle which would not be an efficient aircraft because of all the extra weight and transform servoes- wouldn't be durable- all those small hinges and pivots can only be so strong- and would never be able to fight- If a relatively simple aircraft like an A-10 is grounded for maintence 1 week in every 5- imagine how long a VF would be sitting in the hanger, waiting for that all important transforming cog)

If I think of anything else- I'll post later

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Post by Newton » Fri Sep 22, 2006 8:58 pm

Man, don't you know that buttkickium (aka biyesium) renders all your complaints about weight distribution and transforming equipment moot?

Of course, there's that little exploding problem... most mecha built from this magic alloy have a tendency to explode with one hit...^_^

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Post by Temjin » Fri Oct 13, 2006 12:50 am

mecha with rainbow color: good idea
Mecha with military camouflage: bad idea


Wait... it should be the other way around.

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Post by 2000YearsOldMan » Fri Oct 13, 2006 7:42 am

mecha with pretty female pilot: good idea.
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mecha with girly colors: BAD IDEA :cry:
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Post by Poseidal » Fri Oct 13, 2006 8:31 am

Mecha with birdlike legs : bad idea
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Post by Newton » Sat Oct 14, 2006 7:16 pm

So does ED209, and a great deal of the Zentraedi Army!

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Post by Newton » Sat Oct 14, 2006 7:17 pm

Oh, and 2000 Year Old Man,

I don't know - maybe the idea is to get the enemy pilots laughing with the lame pink color scheme. Distracted MS pilots are easier to hit...^_^

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Post by Kuruni » Sun Oct 15, 2006 2:57 am

Good idea: Have mecha with "cute" femine shape.
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Bad idea: Paint your ungirly mecha with pink to be femine...(please look at 2000 Year Old Man's post )
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Post by Falk » Sun Oct 15, 2006 9:47 am

I had a similar idea :

Mecha with subtle feminine shapes/idea (Med Mirage B4) : Good
Mecha with way to obvious feminine shapes/idea (Nobel Gundam) : Bad

But I must say I like the various Fei-yen so... :wink:
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Post by Hung » Mon Oct 16, 2006 5:39 am

Oh come on ,don't you guys see that if a mecha got hybrid legs, the first thing the enemies want is to shoot its legs. Most of the times it will work.

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