[QUOTE]Originally posted by rosary
[B]But I'd also be o.k. if the stealth skill had a geometric decline in effectivness dependant upon the weight class of the Titan.
Sure. However, weight class is already a factor, in a small way, in the situations modified by the recon skill:
In WS the recon skill reduces movement time when running through woods (woods only, any woods), grants additional protection from weapons fire and increases the hiding factor of titans in any type of cover.
Now, shaving off a couple of seconds in 14 secs is a lot more significant than the same amount in 32 secs. Also, the target's height attack penalty is higher for recons than for assaults. Finally, the base HD factor is dependent on a titan's height.
About the stealth designation, of those 3 situations only one (HD) relates to stealth - keep in mind that in ToS the defensive modifier has nothing to do with a titan being hidden, they're separate things. They all relate in some way to recon/scouting though - navigation, protection, hiding.
This is why I think [scout/light & recon] or [recon/light & scouting] is the best approach.
I favor the first for the simple fact that even though scouting and recon are the same thing, scouting is more associated with the "old", "on foot" type of reconnoitering, whereas recon can easily be transposed to satellite imaging, spy drones, intel from operatives on the field, whatever.
I do admit it would be easier and less disrupting to go for the second option though.