Why are they so lame? Like in game they aren’t the “indestructible machines outside of time” but rather “Weirdo robots that do a funny dance and shoot pretty lasers” like... why would the vex not just use giant robots all the time? Why bother with shittier versions of stuff that is already boss. I get specialists but why not make generalists better since they’re eusocial robots.
The vex we often fight are more or less basic units. Think of them as keys for a keyboard on a computer, or a pixel of data on a screen. The big beefy vex are the main processing units for the computer, or the hand that types. It’s expensive and resource exhausting to build types that are large, not to mention they would need or be tailored for a specific situation. So the vex we fight are more or less jack of all trades, their primary goals first and foremost: Construction. Combat is often regarded as a secondary function, which makes me believe that the forces in Sol are nothing more than just research units, not conquerers.