MCE stands for Modern Combat Environment and is the brain child of Aeon Voom, the genius behind Amok Dynamics. After years of designing the best modern combat vehicles in SL, the builder began to design a combat system that would allow combatants to have a complete experience.
Integrated into AMOK’s updated products is the new MCE system, which allows for combatants to have several weapons, medical and repair kits, and any other specialized equipment designed in the MCE system. A complicated system allows for more accurate damage (so a pistol can’t knock out a tank), as well as defining eras for sims that want to specialize in period combat. Electronic Warfare, countermeasures, safe zones, anti-cheating, spawning, reloading (no more unlimited ammo 🙂 ), and transport are all worked into the system.
At the moment only a few manufacturers are creating products with the incredible system, but that’s OK too. The ease of VICE scripts and its oversimplification led to problems in combat, (like when a sniper rifle can sink a ship) and a lack of guidelines. MCE will not have those problems, and more guidelines mean that products will work well with the detailed system.
Aeon hasn’t talked about it, but all of this integration and detail also allows for more role-play as well, which can only enhance the combat experience.
What Aeon has talked about is continual development of the system so that it can include resupply and more integration. His latest effort, a drivable aircraft carrier includes advanced landing for AMOK vehicles and a remarkable new feature, the Global Mode feature, which will let users use the vehicle without the HUD.
Already in use, this system will only get better as Aeon continues to put out products. News is hard to come by from the private genius, but we will post on Waterbank News when we can.
The best place to see Amok products is at Honah Lee Field (link at right), or you can see some at Fletcher Airfield (right).
A free HUD is available at Marketplace
Aeon’s a very busy guy, so he doesn’t update these often:
Marketplace (Aeon is an outspoken critic of the site, so this won’t be updated often)