An overview of the most common enemy encountered in Paragon. Also, does anyone have a better name for it?
Posted by Squared55 on Mar 15th, 2013
Above: A combat mech darts out of cover to fire at an enemy
The standard combat mech was originally designed to replace human soldiers in high-risk combat situations. Typically serving on the front lines under a lone human commander, their sacrifice has saved countless human lives.
As they typically come under fire from multiple foes, often with stronger defenses and more powerful weaponry, they scan their surroundings for cover and positions that provide a tactical advantage. Advanced sensory equipment allows the mech to swiftly line up a burst of lethal plasma before quickly diving back behind cover.
However, the combat mech's weak defenses make it exceptionally vulnerable when caught out in the open. In addition, the mech is slow to adapt to unfamiliar environments. Skilled human fighters exploit these weaknesses by luring the mech into areas with little cover and tearing it to shreds with a barrage of plasma.
Below: Exploiting the mech's weak defenses
We're currently trying to figure out a better, more creative name for this enemy. Does anyone have any ideas?