$500 Gold Mechs For Sale in MechWarrior Online
MechWarrior Online has already come under fire from its diehard fanbase, in part for putting monetization before new content. Given that fact, developer Piranha Games’ latest edition to the MWO Store could easily be interpreted as a middle finger salute to dissenters. It’s a set of $500 gold-plated mechs.
To clarify, there are eight different gold-plated mechs in the set, and each is $500.
PCGamesN directs us to the odd-looking mechs, while also noting the response to them on the MechWarrior Online forums, responses like: “SO, apparently ‘Pimp my Mech’ was precursor of hip hoppity things to come. Gold Plated Omni mechs? Because, after all that talk of ‘adjusting weapons to make them fit the mythos,’ gold plating Omnis really fits.”
“The gold mechs are a good idea. They will be the main target for the whole opposing team. Maybe even teammates will shoot them (oops, sorry, just testing my weapon groups).”
“The thing is, gold plated mechs… It’s… It’s the first truely indefensible thing they’ve done. I mean, really, could it have it any more crass? Gold plated? Really PGI? Really?”
Personally, I don’t begrudge Piranha for selling high-priced rare items in its F2P game, but I’m with the last commenter. A $500 gold mech is completely tactless, especially given the state of the core MechWarrior Online experience.