My thoughts on the current BV of assets based on this proposal:
Argus B 5->6
HPPC This mech is exceptionally tanky and delivers a lot of damage really quickly making it a very powerful shoot&twist brawler, along with midrange fire support. It’s definitely a “low” 6, but it seems too good to be put in the 5 bracket.
Catapult Prime is probably okay at 4, but I’d watch it. If the LRM40 overpreforms, maybe raise to a 5?
Chevaliers should be no less than 3 for the sheer survivability of the 35 tons of armor. Even if their gunload is kinda meh in CM, they’re in a similar boat as Argus’ where they take way more firepower to bring down than their weight would suggest.
Cougar E 6->5. It’s a strong asset no doubt, but 6 BV is a lot for such a feast or famine asset. It either does reasonably well (but almost never carries a game on its own), or just dies. To me, that’s indicative that it doesn’t really belong in the 6+ range.
Fafnir D 9->8. To be honest, I don’t think any of the Fafnirs warrant being a 10. They simply face too many challenges in terms of chasis shape to warrant a “This unit is a god of the battlefield” tag. Especially the UAC20+Flamer variant which I feel is one of the weaker ones overall. You have to maneuver a slow, easily spotted, fat block of armor to get within range and then stare at your target while your UACs/Flamers do their thing. Requires a ton of support to make that happen, and you could argue that the (cheaper BV) UAC Atlas does it better by virtue of its hitboxes.
Madcat F Fine as it is. While it’s weaker than the G in its brawler role. This thing is still way too powerful as a whole to entertain dropping to 5. The reason it doesn’t see as much play is because the G is generally a straight upgrade. If anything, keep G on the watchlist.
MKII-B Fine as it is. Remember, it’s a down-armor variant and directly competing with the A. Many players (myself included) think the B is bad because the A exists and does functionally the same thing with more armor, but I respect it does have its fans. Raising the BV of this will just cause a resurgence of As until it’s also raised to bring them back into parity. Redundant variant syndrome at its finest, similar to the Madcat F/G situation.
Morrigu C Fine as is. The lower BV Morrigus definitely need a BV increase, but the 3 PPC one is not only extremely expensive, but it’s also very specialized with long range, high heat and somewhat low overall DPS compared to the others. It’s a strong asset for sure, but by no means a 9BV asset.
Vulture A Fine as is. It’s strong, but it feels well priced right now. Not overpreforming, and not lacking. A strong asset with plenty of counterplay and a prohibitive enough BV to keep it from being spammed. I’m of the opinion that a 9 or 10 BV should be reserved for assets that when you see them in play, you more or less have to drop what you’re doing and focus it immediately or you stand a strong chance of losing. The Vulture A doesn’t quite fit that bill. With that being said…
Thor E 9->8. The 9BV on this asset is a relic of an older gauss/PPC meta. In the current format (especially with the addition of HAGs and buffs to HVACs, outranging its arsenal) there’s a lot more counterplay. The Thor E is an extremely strong piece of equipment for sure, but I feel its effectiveness is comparable to assets like the Madcat A/B which are 8 BV as well.
Novacat C 4->6. This thing is comparable in power with the Madcat D after .90 and should be treated as such.
Solitare E 5->4. In light of the Solitare’s armor redistribution, it’s significantly easier to shoot out their rears as they escape, making it harder for it to consistently kite enemies away without getting its engine shot out.
Daishi F “Beehive” 10->9. Still extremely strong, but the nerfs to ATM lock times give a larger window to poke the Daishi before it can effectively respond.
It’s also worth noting that I don’t think increasing the BV of the LT solves the problem people have with it, but given the threat the asset commands, I think making them an 8 across the board is still a good move. I’ll make a detailed writeup on that asset some other time since it’s a bit more indepth than just a regular BV adjustment.