Talk:Light PPC

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Legality and Viability on ProtoMechs, or the Lack Thereof[edit]

Since the Light PPC has no Clan equivalent, it is not available for use on ProtoMechs (excluding Mixed Tech rules). Even if the player chooses to disregard this limitation, it is still not a viable alternative to the ER Medium Laser or ER Large Laser due to its minimum range, high heat requirements and low damage, its ineffectiveness against mechs equipped with the Blue Shield Particle Field Dampener, and the inability for ProtoMechs to mount the PPC Capacitor.~Amaroq Starwind~ (talk) 15:38, 23 March 2018 (EDT)

Per page 341 of the TechManual, the Light PPC may not be mounted on ProtoMechs. Although the equipment listed in TechManual is divided into Inner Sphere and Clan tech bases, both tables include a column for ProtoMechs. Therefore, even if using the rules for Mixed Tech, the Light PPC can't be mounted on a ProtoMech because it legally can't be mounted on that platform. BrokenMnemonic (talk) 19:43, 23 March 2018 (EDT)