Some of those roles are crap, though. Sometimes you need something to fill a round hole (hee hee) and your faction is scattered with units that...
Awkward. Yeah, this is something that could use a more clear rules focus from CB.
This thread isn't proving anything. "People on the forum say so" isn't really a valid source. Different units are more optimal than others for a...
I think the ladder needs to be wide enough for a 40mm (or 55 mm) remote base. Most ladders are just for S1/2.
Local meta, maybe. Play style, nah. Jank is jank, no matter who runs it. I disagree with your statement.
Sure, but if they make a list with some jank in it, and it doesn't work, they shouldn't pretend the jank is good. Not all unit choices are equal.
Some people are objectively wrong about these things though. It's not all subjective.
I know because the 3 MO players at my shop would have been over the moon at that. You don't represent all of PanO.
Only because having an Engineer in a HI fireteam is amazing. If they could have a Machinist in the team nobody would have been asking for that.
"Toughness" isn't something that an Engineer needs, considering there are already more durable specialists.
Yup. That tells you something.
No, but keeping the current points system ensures that the phenomenon will persist.
That basically already happens, though. The Riot Grrl...
Because you have other units with only the overcosted components that are simply overcosted.
I don't have a problem with my opponents doing that. And that's not pushing it, by Infinity's standards. Symbiomates are pushing it. Posthumans...
Yup, this is the sad truth of it - Nomads have some of the best and definitely the most optimized HI, with the main exception of Mobile Brigada....
Even in a vacuum, SMGs are undercosted.
It's either that or they have no idea what they're doing. I mean, they're not omnicompetent, CB makes mistakes, but they know what they're doing...
That isn't true, though.
Unlikely. It's pretty clear that they use Automedkit to make certain profiles more expensive with questionable benefit. That would defeat the purpose.