The Catapult’s finest use is in a ritual of the organization called MechCorps. MechCorps is a place where we can sit in giant pods/cockpits and basically play competitive MechWarrior 4. Anyway, every time somebody’s birthday comes around, we put them in a Catapult while every other pod is filled with a real Mech. Then All those real Mechs move to the birthday person’s spawn location and kill them as quickly as possible, trying to double (or sometimes triple) their age in kill count. The average life of a Catapult in this situation is roughly less than two seconds.
Anyway, as much as I hate on the Catapult, I’m glad to see it back. I’m glad to see anything about MechWarrior Online rolling out, period. Enjoy!