by [EmP] heimdelight
Before I touch on all patch note subjects, I'd like to open by saying that majority of patches in MWO have no balance changes to 'Mechs and Weapons. They do very little at a time, and solve one problem while causing two. Currently, we are awaiting any communication about further balance pass changes, as the first Public Test was a complete mess for PGI with mostly negative feedback.
Other than that, let's rifle through the notes and quick opinions of each subject.
Some notes I'll get into more than others, some I may not even mention.
You can read my in-depth New Caustic Valley analysis here.