IPB

Welcome Guest ( Log In | Register )

 
Reply to this topicStart new topic
> Drone Rigger who's not a Rigger, Rigging from the Matrix
Seville
post Oct 24 2003, 04:09 AM
Post #1


Target
*

Group: Members
Posts: 73
Joined: 18-October 03
Member No.: 5,737



Has here anyone ever made drone rigger/decker without a VCR (or even a rigger without a VCR, just a datajack). There are, of course, many disadvantages (one of the biggest being a complete reliance on drone pilot ratings) but can you help brainstorm some others, and interesting solutions? I'm a thousand miles from my books so I can't do any research on my own, but if I see a copy of Rigger 3 Revised I think I'll pick it up.

Any ideas on how this can be done?
Go to the top of the page
 
+Quote Post
Siege
post Oct 24 2003, 04:12 AM
Post #2


Dragon
********

Group: Members
Posts: 4,065
Joined: 16-January 03
From: Fayetteville, NC
Member No.: 3,916



A drone rigger who's not a rigger...is a decker?

-Siege
Go to the top of the page
 
+Quote Post
mfb
post Oct 24 2003, 04:14 AM
Post #3


Immortal Elf
**********

Group: Members
Posts: 11,410
Joined: 1-October 03
From: Pittsburgh
Member No.: 5,670



sure, just slap a rigger emulation module on your deck. you'll really suck, but it'll get the job done.
Go to the top of the page
 
+Quote Post
Seville
post Oct 24 2003, 04:38 AM
Post #4


Target
*

Group: Members
Posts: 73
Joined: 18-October 03
Member No.: 5,737



Yeah I should have been more specific. I'm talking about using an REM in place of a VCR, and only using drones (no jumping into vehicles). Now, I'll admit I never tried it, and I'm not sure of the abilities of an REM, I just wonder how it works
Go to the top of the page
 
+Quote Post
TinkerGnome
post Oct 24 2003, 12:29 PM
Post #5


Dragon
********

Group: Members
Posts: 4,138
Joined: 10-June 03
From: Tennessee
Member No.: 4,706



Not too well, I'd wager. Of course, I'm not a big fan of captain's chair mode, anyway. Ordering drones around from there is like herding cats, only less likely to succeed.
Go to the top of the page
 
+Quote Post
Lantzer
post Oct 24 2003, 05:19 PM
Post #6


Moving Target
**

Group: Members
Posts: 693
Joined: 26-March 03
Member No.: 4,335



I like the idea. I've played around with 'captain's chair riggers' before.

Why do it:

1) You can't always take your truck with you. Vehicle riggers tend to become
"the guy who drives the van" and can get left out of the action. True, often it's the kind of 'action' that you'd _want_ to be left out of, but it's a player-fun issue.

2) You can't afford to stop and take a quick nap to jump into a drone. If you want a rigger who stays with his team, he's got to keep up. A jumped-in rigger's basically paralysed - not a good situation to be in during a run.

3) You have more than one drone. Remember that when you jump into a drone, you lose track of the rest of the network. You have better control of that one drone, but the rest of the network is on its own. At least in captain's chair you have active control over every drone. If you are going to be a 'Drone swarm' rigger anyway, the VCR is just a big expensive essence hole that won't be used when things get busy.

How to do it:

1) Computer programming skill - This helps those dog-brained drones figure out what you want.

2) Preprogrammed commands - You'd be suprised how often similiar situations crop up. These are great for when it hits the fan. Multiple drones can be controlled in an intricate dance if you have planned well.

3) A big computer at home, and lots of memory for your deck. For more than just commands, the extra memory is useful for storing and manipulating surveilance data.
Go to the top of the page
 
+Quote Post

Reply to this topicStart new topic

 



RSS Lo-Fi Version Time is now: 17th April 2024 - 10:04 PM

Topps, Inc has sole ownership of the names, logo, artwork, marks, photographs, sounds, audio, video and/or any proprietary material used in connection with the game Shadowrun. Topps, Inc has granted permission to the Dumpshock Forums to use such names, logos, artwork, marks and/or any proprietary materials for promotional and informational purposes on its website but does not endorse, and is not affiliated with the Dumpshock Forums in any official capacity whatsoever.