Since I'm again torn between two mechs, I put the question to you, the reader: Which mech should I pilot in December for highlighting in January?
• On the one hand, there's the Blackjack. I own the BJ-1DC, the BJ-1X, and the BJ-2. This chassis bears some similarities with the Hunchback, with a relatively low engine cap and each variant's focus on a different class of weapon, but it's five tons lighter and has some of those hardpoints pushed off to high, spacious arms. Those arms mean that, despite the weight difference, there's actually build options that the Blackjack can pull off that the Hunchback can't.
• The other option is the Wolfhound. I own all four of the current Wolfhound variants, though I'd focus my time and attention on the WLF-1, WLF-1a, and WLF-2. The Wolfhound is an energy-based light mech, which sets it well apart from anything I've highlighted previously. The only light mech I've mastered prior to now is the Adder, and the Adder is less a light mech and more a medium mech with an eating disorder. The Wolfhound would be my first fast light mech, so if you want to force me to learn an all new playstyle, then this would be the choice for you.
I'm going to master and likely highlight both of these chassis eventually, but the one that you don't choose is going to have a thick layer of dust on it by the time it comes round again. As before, I welcome input from everyone, whether they play MWO or not. If you're nostalgic for one of those chassis, then that's reason enough to vote for it. If you think one of the mechs will make me suffer and my salty, salty tears are what keep you going from one day to the next, then that's reason enough to vote for that mech. If you're an MWO player who finds my build threads helpful or inspiring and you want my thoughts on one of those chassis specifically, then....then you're probably a little crazy and should vote for the other mech before seeking professional help.
Votes will be tallied in three weeks
Blackjack OR Wolfhound