So it’s finally coming.
After being launched without many of the features it was touted to have, including the ever illusive Community Warfare, the Clan Invasion is coming to Mechwarrior Online. The original plan for the Clan involvement was this: Have a form of persistent universe with factions relentlessly fighting one another. After a year of this, the community would be shaken up thanks to the invasion. The clans would consist of elite factions who were few in number, but with superior skills and mechs which could outgun anything the Houses could throw at them. The idea this was coming excited many people, even despite the relentless delays, and for some it was a sign of hope despite the title’s many problems.
Due to the sheer difference in power between the old mechs and new additions, how they were to be included had to be thought out carefully. Unfortunately, the Clan Invasion has been implemented in the worst way imaginable.