I’m finding the game to be somewhat challenging. Sending my lance of three medium mechs and one light one against double the number of medium+heavies ends up with too many mechs and pilots out of commission for the next mission.
Agree. I'm not the person who needs to win on uber difficulty. I think it has gotten a little easier as pilots improve their skills, you get improved weapons, and better 'Mechs.
I loved the Spider I had at the beginning in my lance but 2 medium lasers just didn't cut it. Now I have 45, 50, 50, 55 in the lance and looking to go bigger if possible. When you one-shot a light mech in a barrage it's pretty fun.
If there is an insanely bad result like ammo blowout from one missile that costs you an arm and a torso, I just reload. I still have times when pilots took concussions and I'm killing time between missions.
Also the difficulty of the missions is questionable. I took a 1.5 difficulty "milk run" to destroy a lance. Was able to handle that but they got reinforced by 4 more. I was only given partial money for withdrawing after destroying the first lance. My 'Mechs all had internal damage so there would have been severe losses if I had fought to the end.