Hawken medic mech class stomps out today

You call yourself a mech fan yet what do you do when you clamber up inside your robosuit? You blast other mechs to pieces! You monster. No, the true appreciator dedicates themself to maintaining and restoring mechs as they stomp around. For these noble people, free-to-play mech FPS Hawken today introduces a medic class of mech, the Technician, in a new patch.

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You call yourself a mech fan yet what do you do when you clamber up inside your robosuit? You blast other mechs to pieces! You monster. No, the true appreciator dedicates themself to maintaining and restoring mechs as they stomp around. For these noble people, free-to-play mech FPS Hawken today introduces a medic class of mech, the Technician, in a new patch.

"We always attempt to reward players for positively contributing to the team, and the Technician is no different," producer Jason Hughes explained. "We award XP for repairing teammates and performing other supportive acts, and I can tell you that we have some excellent Technician players here at the studio who can top the TDM scoreboard without having the highest number of kills."

Today's patch also brings back one of Hawken's alpha maps, Valkyrie, back under the name Front Line for all four modes. "This large-scale map has wide-open areas destined to become the sites of epic battles, plus plenty of alleys, tunnels, and narrow passageways perfect for launching sneak attacks or lying low between firefights," according to Adhesive's description.

Hit the changelog for a description of the Technician's healing and offensive abilities, plus everything else the patch brings, including oodles of balance tweaks.

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    April 18, 2013 6:45 AM

    Alice O'Connor posted a new article, Hawken medic mech class stomps out today.

    You call yourself a mech fan yet what do you do when you clamber up inside your robosuit? You blast other mechs to pieces! You monster. No, the true appreciator dedicates themself to maintaining and restoring mechs as they stomp around. For these noble people, free-to-play mech FPS Hawken today introduces a medic class of mech, the Technician, in a new patch.

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      April 18, 2013 7:31 AM

      It's a real shame Hawken and Mechwarrior are coming out at the same time. Hawken is a good game, it just doesn't have near the depth that Mechwarrior has. I fear thats going to hurt Hawken.

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        April 18, 2013 7:32 AM

        Hawken is an extremely good game, but it is one that feels like something I have played before.

        Mechwarrior Online feels very different to anything I've played before.

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      April 18, 2013 8:40 AM

      It seems highly silly to add a Medic class given the speed and style of the fights leaving no real time or way to heal before you are under heavy attack.

      It works in other games where there is large open areas where few people would rush across but the maps are small with enough cover to block los for a second or two enough time to get in close but never enough to stop and heal.

      Its going to need long range and stupidly fast repair speed other wise its 100% useless as it will never be in range or have time to heal any one.

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