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post Feb 16 2010, 07:43 AM
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How do you determine the Signal, Response and Firewall values of Drones?? Do you have to buy them all separately as if it was a commlink or what?
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post Feb 16 2010, 08:55 AM
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It's somewhere in the BBB
Standarddrones have a Rating of 3
Security Drones a Rating of 4
and Military Drones a Rating of 5
This is default. You can Upgrade the Matrix Attributes individually,but it takes Time & Money

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post Feb 16 2010, 08:58 AM
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Thanks.

New question: BBB?
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post Feb 16 2010, 09:00 AM
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post Feb 16 2010, 11:12 AM
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Somewhat trickier: how do you determine the Sensor rating of a drone?
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post Feb 16 2010, 12:40 PM
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Look at the sensor entry in the vehicle table? (IMG:style_emoticons/default/wink.gif)

In case the sensors are modded it's the average of all sensors, unless you are using only one or several specific sensor(s) (like the geiger counter but not the microphone).
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post Feb 16 2010, 02:19 PM
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QUOTE (Sengir @ Feb 16 2010, 01:40 PM) *
Look at the sensor entry in the vehicle table? (IMG:style_emoticons/default/wink.gif)

In case the sensors are modded it's the average of all sensors, unless you are using only one or several specific sensor(s) (like the geiger counter but not the microphone).


Well, Arsenal just says that "if you improve all the sensors" you'd improve the sensor rating. This raises some problems;

- Some sensor types don't have ratings
- What if you add sensors? Does it suddenly become harder to improve overall Sensor rating because you added more sensors?
- How is the base Sensor rating determined, other than fiat?
- How to small drones with capacity for only [3] sensors even manage to move about coherently, when a car needs a lot more than that?
- What if you improve half of the sensors enormously?
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post Feb 16 2010, 02:21 PM
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QUOTE (Medicineman @ Feb 16 2010, 02:55 AM) *
It's somewhere in the BBB


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post Feb 16 2010, 05:15 PM
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QUOTE (Ascalaphus @ Feb 16 2010, 03:19 PM) *
- How is the base Sensor rating determined, other than fiat?

The stats for each vehicle include a base sensor rating. Seriously, look it up, it's right there (IMG:style_emoticons/default/wink.gif)

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- How to small drones with capacity for only [3] sensors even manage to move about coherently, when a car needs a lot more than that?

I'd say the car does still drive without the radar or atmosphere sensor, just like ABS or electronic stability are not required to move a car off the spot.

All other questions should be answered by the errata'd "Individual Sensors and Sensor Tests" section from Arsenal, clicky linky
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post Feb 17 2010, 01:23 AM
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QUOTE (Sengir @ Feb 16 2010, 06:15 PM) *
I'd say the car does still drive without the radar or atmosphere sensor, just like ABS or electronic stability are not required to move a car off the spot.

All other questions should be answered by the errata'd "Individual Sensors and Sensor Tests" section from Arsenal, clicky linky


Those errata are interesting. They clear up a couple of questions, but leave some others;

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This rating represents the fact that only a combined array of 4 or more sensors can provide effective multidirectional maneuvering, tactical solutions, and spatial awareness to a vehicle.


So how about those microdrones with [3] sensor slots?

And rephrasing the rest of the blah about improving sensors: effectively a drone has a Sensor attribute equal to the lowest rating of those sensors that have a rating. Okay, that's simple enough, once you decipher the rather arcane description.
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post Feb 18 2010, 02:48 AM
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From my understanding, which may be wrong, any drone with a weapon mount is a security drone, and otherwise it's a standard drone.

Unless it's a military drone, which are clearly marked.
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