This may be stupid to some but I would like a mode where you hawks have to fly or they have to be mechs. This would make me feel that building walls is worth it. I think its supper cool that they can transform. It just feels that every match i play there is 4 mechs camping the spawn. It forces me to build air defense rather than doing anything else in the match. TDM feels like first to camp a base wins. CTF feels like first to camp a base wins. Zones feels ok since there is enough objectives to keep people from zerging bases.
Dogfight is the answer to your first suggestion.
I'd think the second suggestion would be unfeasible or unwanted because mechs aren't all that good if they stay on the ground for too long. Maybe if they were given the ability to boost up in the air like jetpacks, i'd welcome that and i think it should've been implemented since the start.
I agree with mechs are to slow to just use them. Maybe in mech only mode speed is increased. Dog fights due help but when you have a full team camped in your base your not gonna be able to get into a hawk to shoot them down. I just feel its way to easy to camp a base in game modes other than zones, and it feels its due to hawks. Its just wierd you can build a wall but really its useless.
Give the mech too many abilities and you'll end up with a predicament similar to the hover base ravages of Warhawk.
Hawks are meant to be air vehicles, despite Lightbox's best efforts to invalidate the fun and enjoyment of dogfighting.
Don't like the enemy fortifications? Tear them down.
Blow sXXt up. Real simple, and you earn points for it.
I've always thought it would be cool if the Mechs could move around quickly like gundams.. but yeah like Pentex said, Mechs are slow. It wouldn't be much fun to use them.
I actually have been thinking of something like this... i think that the Hawks should be able to hover in this game as well but only in mech form. I thought of it when i was playing in a space map earlier... Why am I falling with no gravity? So what if to land on the ground you hve to swoop in close to land. Like the Hawks has magnets in this legs for a space map or something. Pertaining to the actual hover you could do it almost exactly as in WH. OR like a sustaining jetpack with the back triggers L2/R2 to adjust height. Get too close to the ground and you touch down.
i support the idea of having a mode where Hawks can only fly off the launch pad...
I think it would be interesting to separate ground vehicles and the air vehicle...
Dog fights due help but when you have a full team camped in your base your not gonna be able to get into a hawk to shoot them down.
Unless the meaning of a dogfight has been changed since warhawk im pretty sure you spawn already in a hawk, so im not really sure how you can "camp" in a dogfight server.