I am summing up all the changes for the upcoming patch:
1) New ranking system.
2) Weight system.
3) 3 mechs available after level 10.
4) All torso restrictions for equipment have been removed. Max equipment is now determined by the player's xp level. after level 12 a player can already use all equipment slots, assuming his mech wont be over weight.
5) Replacing item levels with tiers. Because of the weight system which makes most items in the game useful even at level 30 we realized that there is no need to keep levels in play. Also, players have always wanted to buy item boxes from levels they already passed. To solve all of these issues in one strike we've built the tier rating. Items from levels 1-6 are in tier 1, items in level 7-15 are in tier 2, and items in level 16-30 are in tier 3.
And now when a player wants to buy an item box, he selects one of three tiers (which get unlocked according to his XP level : 1, 7 and 16).
6) WE NEED YOUR HELP!
Please help us test all of those features so we can launch the new patch http://www.supermechs.com/bmmdev/
(and remember to clear temporary internet files to get the latest version)
7) We apologize in advance about having to restart the development site a lot of times. Its simply part of our development process.
Thank you all!