Originally Posted by white_bear_84
Interesting to hear how ice will affect larger mechs ability to slow down.. ..be cool if it caused light mechs that were too fast or turned to fast to stack it lol
don't know about movement penalties or effects, but climate has always had an sizable impact on heat build-up, which is a crucial mechanic in the BattleTech universe. the colder temps (and other things like standing in water) can significantly mitigate heat build-up, granting advantages to those mechs that can spam their energy weapons...the HBK-4P Hunchback - BattleTechWiki
with it's 8 medium lasers is a great example of a chassis that can take advantage on this map.