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underaneonhalo
post Jul 17 2006, 10:17 PM
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So for a mere 63K and 6 capacity I can take one of my cybereyes for a cruise around the neighborhood, surefire chick getter. Now barring some majorly awesome eyeware in Augmentation why would this be much better than a Lonestar I-Ball? And more importantly what happens to my poor Occular Drone when someone stomps on it? Do I have to spend another 63K + the cyber eye and it's other ware or do I buy a tweaked I-ball with better capacity?

I just don't think it's worth anything near what they're asking unless you have a housecat.
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post Jul 17 2006, 10:26 PM
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:rotfl: I would buy a cat just to make the drone worth it!!!
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post Jul 17 2006, 10:26 PM
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It's 3K¥.
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post Jul 17 2006, 10:31 PM
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I believe there's a typo involved in that price. 3,000 :nuyen: is what I believe the general consensus is for the ocular drone.

I love the cat idea :)
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post Jul 17 2006, 10:34 PM
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One of my player's had a private detective character (or should I say private eye :dead: ) that had one of these and put it to great use.
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post Jul 17 2006, 10:34 PM
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*groan* :grinbig:
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post Jul 17 2006, 11:00 PM
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QUOTE (Protagonist)
One of my player's had a private detective character (or should I say private eye :dead: ) that had one of these and put it to great use.

Ha! Love it :rollin:
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post Jul 17 2006, 11:27 PM
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QUOTE (Shrike30)
I believe there's a typo involved in that price. 3,000 :nuyen: is what I believe the general consensus is for the ocular drone.

i can see why given that there is no availability number.
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post Jul 17 2006, 11:33 PM
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While it is implied that you can't use the version of the I-Ball that has the flash packs, it doesn't explicitly state that. So you could potentially have an eye with a smoke bomb and flash pack in it...
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post Jul 17 2006, 11:35 PM
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See, i might allow that if they were actually the same piece of equipment. But they're not :P
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post Jul 17 2006, 11:50 PM
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And the same sized, the I-Balls are stated to be about Softball sized.

o_O <- My occular drone
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post Jul 18 2006, 12:09 AM
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they are said to be similar in function of a iball, not the same device.
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post Jul 18 2006, 03:26 AM
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Yeah after I thought about it I figured they might have added an extra 0 on that price, ¥3,000 is much more reasonable. I hope augmentation has something like an ocular Shiawase Kanmushi, nothing creepier than an eyeball crawling across the ceiling.
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post Jul 18 2006, 08:13 AM
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So, is there a hover version of the I-Ball? Basically something that is about the size of a softball that would hover behind/around you and be an extra eye. Like the drone on page 41 of the BBB, but about half the size? Then you could just load it up with a bunch of sensors and have it scope out an area before you need to go in. You could even add the smoke/flash-pak to it and really make it good.
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post Jul 18 2006, 08:24 AM
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So, how many ocular drones can a character get installed in his body at one time?

If it is anything like the Disrobe of Eyes then it might be worth trying.
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