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that makes sense in a way.
but the ares convention was set aside during the reunification war and completely renounced before the first succession war.
at best they are used as guidelines not as any hard and fast rule.

Right, but I was thinking along the line of "manufacturers were building things to these specs intentionally" rather than "they're too stupid to build kilometer-range weapons".
 

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i like this reasoning...

...mostly because Pirates and border worlds would throw caution to the wind and cease tactical advantages by aftermarket upgrades to whichever weapons they could. It would be nice to see outlier systems and Pirates proactively ceasing whatever advantage they could find. : )
 

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And once more I wind up browsing TV Tropes for some things, and realize the game has its own page getting built up separate from the basic "BattleTech" page. But of note, they put up their own characters page for the Backer pilots and so forth...

It needs more love if anyone feels like doing it :) I would, but I have other writing work on my desk. (And a second Career to contemplate starting later this year.)