Dear developers, The last we heard you were planning on providing new factional abilities for MAX units in the update and had decided on giving the NC a shield and the TR a lockdown ability which sounded like they would function similarly to the way they did in planetside. When it came to the topic of the VS max the response was "we're not sure, we don't want to give them jumpjets like ps1" Probably because it would impose on the LA's ability to be the only class that can fly. If you have not come to a decision for an ability yet I have one I would like to suggest to you. Working title: "Disco party" (the name is a joke, but everything else is serious) In keeping with the factional theme of long range and low recoil (and light shows) I believe the VS max should be able to enter a "supercharged" state whereupon its weapons fire at their normal rate but have a greatly reduced (or possibly none, I think it would work best with none) cone of fire and increase the projectile speed greatlly. A 100% increase (double normal values) would put their anti-infantry weapons at 800 or 900 speed (depending on weapon). We know the engine can handle these speeds because of the new lancer. If you allow the TR lockdown ability to buff the rate of fire of their AA and AV weapons then you should also consider allowing this ability to increase the projectile speed of the same weapons. (comets are horribly slow and extremely visible, this is a bad combination) I suggest that this effect should have an accompanying drawback, after all, TR will have to root themselves to get their benefit and NC's will only have a short duration. My proposed drawback is visibility. Engaging or turning this ability on should produce a glow around the max (similar to HA's) with small electrical arcs jumping around within it like a small electrical field, this would be visual only, no actual damage done from this. Additionally the weapons themselves should produce a tracer effect similar to the lancer's, smaller and with less duration, but similar. Optionally, a small mechanical assembly on the back of the max (backpack size when folded) that unfolds like wings (butterfly, not bird) and exposes radiators or solar panels or some other such sci-fi gadgets. This would provide the VS with an ability that is both functional, and useful; reinforce their faction traits of low recoil and long range (and light shows) and would finally give the VS max a role to fill.