You Can't Kill Me!
Having a hard time with a level that you can't beat? Want to be invincible? Well, I have a solution. Start a mission, go to the options menu, and click the invincibility box, and presto! You are invincible. If you take damage, and your picture in the corner of your screen is all the way red, or whatever color, don't worry. You are invincible.
Okay while smaller mechs go faster, the larger
mechs go slower but have better armor and can
take more hits from powerful weapons. And even if
you do have a better armored mech, still stay
away from large explosions, I remember one time I
stood right next to one of the dropships and
destroyed it, I came out with 4 destroyed
weapons, a destroyed leg and a hell of a lot of
damage to the rest of my mech.
Never, ever lose track of your lancemate(s). In
the fist couple of missions you can't control
them, but in the few levels following that you
can control them but they are invincible. After
those missions you can still control them, just
they can be destroyed.
When modifying your mech, get rid of the boosters, as they not only don't carry you very far, they often overheat your mech if you're not careful.
I found this out when when I playing some Instant
Action on the Wave setting. First you get a Mech
with a Jump Pack and have some long range lasers
or other long range weapons. Then jump on the
roof of a building doesn't matter how high. Then
just start picking off the enemy Mechs one at
time and they will never hit you. Warning:
doesn't work on humans on multiplayer. Hope this
helps someone out there.