Cool. Thanks all. Sorry for delay of reply. I work security and it is the time of the year when the desperate become thugs and thieves to which create heavy work loads for me. But not complaining, job security for me.
Now as for mechwarrior, I played it alot. Love the games but I was in the military at the time and was not able to access them from time to time. I believe I have nearly all the books printed for mechwarrior/battletech (both are the same save one is about the pilot and the other is about the mech) on pdf files on my computer. I am going to recreate a mechpilot that was in a game long ago of which died without warning. It was called 'Innersphere Rangers'. Just gonna have to alter his attitude since the clans have yet to enter the picture. Will make my character based on the latest printing of the mechwarrior handbook. Also, will you be allowing the Mercs handbook? Lots of good stuff in there even for pre-clan invasion.
Also, my favorite mechs are the Pheonixhawk, Warhammer, and Timberwolf/Mad Cat. But since it looks as if we are going innersphere due to the fact the clanners are mierly test tube babies so things like love, sex, and natural reproduction is foriegn to them, I will be having a hard choice between the warhammer and pheonixhawk. So help me out, folks.....which is needed more?
Here is a bit of clerification on why mechs have tonnage limits. Simply put, the chasis is rated for a certain tonage. Therefor, a 20 ton mech's chasis can only withstand a maximum of 20 tons before the stress of the weight crushes it, causing the mech to topple. In game terms, it helps keep the game balanced. Not like that wanna be anime rip off known as Robotech.