"Venom" ION Mech
After intensive play with BA2.0, I see some more fixed builds in Meta, the megahover ION mech is surely one of them. Although the concept is too ugly to use, but the idea to use hover as backup movement is a useful option, since plasma drones are now a very common Meta build and even 3 legs mech are fragile to plasma bombing from low CPU bot.
The draw back of hover sprinter hybrid is that if the carry limit of hovers lower than the whole bot weight, the top speed will be reduced,in this case lots of cpu needs to be spent on enough hovers.
To over come this , 4mega hovers is an obvious choice; but there is another way: a back side propeller to give enough push power to force bot go faster.
The top speed of this mech is 160+ compare to normal sprinter 170+, which is acceptable for me. Three hovers cost 84 cpu is also a good trade to have a secondary movement when legs down.
A escape pod has been installed in this bot, which increase its survivability.
ps: there is also a prototype: Robo139 , which you can see in my youtube channel, which has upward propeller to help jump.
Total health 1,549,856
Total mass 10,562
Weapon energy 12,417
Robot cpu 1,619
In CRF search author: ed209mk2
pps: the vid has some trouble, will reupload when youtube back to normal.