I took another long break from the game (before the new tech), but I recently picked up Descent Overload and that brought me right back into thinking about MWO. I'm curious how the game has fared, in particular how are all of the new weapons. I have a TON of questions, which I've probably asked before the tech came out, but now people have actual answers! So...there's a lot of tech, which means I have a lot of questions. Feel free to only answer specific questions as this is a long list! Have any of the weapons that already existed in MWO been changed in a significant way? Do IS UACs have the same penalty as Clan UACs, or can you just fire a 40 pinpoint alpha with an IS UAC? How do rotary ACs work, and how do they compare to regular ACs or ultra ACs? What are ATMs and how do they work? What are the uses for rockets? (I can see either ridiculous alpha builds, to use missile slots on lights, or to use missile slots on energy builds) MRMs, to me, seem to be a missile version of lasers, what with their duration and spread. Are they basically long-range SRMs? Are they more useful for stripping armor or getting kills? How useful are micro lasers? What is the purpose of a C-Heavy Laser over pulse or ER lasers? What is the use of heavy gauss/light gauss? What is the difference between light/medium/heavy machine gun? How would you decide which PPC to use on a Mech? Has the addition of IS SSRM4 and IS SSRM6 been noticed? How does L-AMS compare to AMS? Do you find you use TAG or LIGHT-TAG more? Same for CAP vs. CLAP How do the IS TCs compare to Clan TCs? What is stealth armor "stealth mode"? How has the addition of Light engines changed IS mechs? Is there any new tech I missed? Do you have any advice for specific weapons that wasn't asked above? What kinds of weapons tend to go together into certain types of builds? i.e. which new weapons are useful in the brawl, direct fire support, skirmish, light-hunting, etc. Okay, that's a lot of questions, and I'm sorry to ask. I'd just like to have some orientation before jumping back in!