just a thought.... since I *AM* the undisputed best Battletech player in North America (I say that with arrogance and pride... smile) I was always wondering about a lil omission when viewing pics of various Mechs especially in combat.. Hang with me here a sec.... I n Battletech the overriding limiting factor against any mech is it's heat buildup... now to dissipate that excess heat all Mechs have complex heat sinks... Still with me...? When firing in salvo's ( such as here) or even in controlled placement shots those weapons should be throwing off that excess heat into those heatsinks... Almost done... so when showing combat or weapons fire there should some opaque or "shimmering" or some effect of the heatsinks ( and their placement which has ALWAYS been a mystery to me!) disapating that excess or even "normal" heat buildup..