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grffnhwk

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Microdrones
« on: (13:14:28/05-06-17) »
Is there another flyer micro drone other than the noizquito?  I really would like a cheap 500-1000n microflier for a sensor net swarm.  The 'squito works, but I don't like the rep it currently has. 

Regarding the 'squito, are the speakers locked at 160db, or can we use them like normal speakers and create subtle distractions? 
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Re: Microdrones
« Reply #1 on: (23:57:06/05-06-17) »
not really closest would be the MCT Fly-Spy Cyberspace Designs Dragonfly and the Horizon Flying Eye

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Re: Microdrones
« Reply #2 on: (17:11:26/05-15-17) »
Can you copy over a Rating 6 autosoft from your RCC to your Pilot 3 drone?  Will it dial back the Autosoft from 6 down to 3 or do you have to buy a separate R3 Autosoft for use in the drone?

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Re: Microdrones
« Reply #3 on: (03:12:14/05-16-17) »
depends you could run the swarm program and theoretically have a swarm of one which would use the highest of pilot or device rating whichever is higher which for 66k you can get the Vulcan Liegelord which has a dr of 5 so you could run a rating 5 auto soft or have it run it on the drone at rating 3

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Re: Microdrones
« Reply #4 on: (15:23:06/05-16-17) »
So is Swarm literally the only shared program you need to run and the swarm gets to do pretty much everything using your rcc's DR?

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Re: Microdrones
« Reply #5 on: (14:37:06/05-17-17) »
You can include as many drones in a swarm as your RCC
can slave (Device Rating x 3), or split them up among
several swarms (again, limited by your RCC’s slave limit).
To start a swarm, simply run the Swarm program on
your RCC, slave your drones, and command them to
join the swarm you designate for them.
Each swarm acts as a single drone with multiple, separate
“bodies.” Its Pilot rating is equal to the highest Pilot
rating of its member drones, or the Device Rating of
the RCC, whichever is higher. The swarm uses the highest-
rated of each autosoft running on any drone or the
RCC, and the highest Sensor rating. It uses the lowest of
the drones’ Handling, Speed, and Acceleration ratings.
When performing actions, the swarm gets a dice pool
and limit bonus equal to one less than the number of
drones in the swarm.

so ya

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Re: Microdrones
« Reply #6 on: (15:17:10/05-17-17) »
That is awrsome and a bit messed up.  So... I can:
Drones x3
Solo Drones
Upgrade Pilot (4) 9,600n
Clearsight (4) 8,000n 8dice
Targeting (4) 8,000n 8dice
Or
RCC sharing 2 program slots
Upgrade Pilot (4) 9,600n
Clearsight (6) on RCC 3,000n 10dice
Targeting (6) on RCC 3,000n 10 dice
Or
RCC sharing 1 program slot
Swarm 600n (Pilot 4 on Maersk Spider)
Clearsight (4) 2,000n 10 dice (Pilot 4 + Clearsight 4 + Swarm Bonus 2)
Targeting (4) 2,000n 10dice
Or
RCC sharing 3 program slots
Swarm 600n
Clearsight (6) 3,000n 12 dice
Targeting (6) 3,000n 12 dice

Or can you not load a higher rating autosoft on a drone even if you're swarming?  That still gives 9 dice if they're capped at the drone's native pilot rating of 3 for only 3,600n. And for an extra 3k and more program space, you get 3 more dice.

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Re: Microdrones
« Reply #7 on: (15:36:04/05-17-17) »
A Pilot program may not run an autosoft of a higher Rating than itself so at most buy a rating 5 auto soft and get a electronic warfare autosoft over a clear sight auto soft since its the same thing except electronic warfare does so much more
When you use the sensor array for Perception Tests, you may use
your Electronic Warfare skill in place of your Perception
skill, and you may use the sensor’s Rating as your limit

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Re: Microdrones
« Reply #8 on: (16:11:09/05-17-17) »
Ok... so wait... can I do the following?

Liegelord DR5
1: Swarm (Shared)
2: Ewar (Noizquito) 6 (Shared)

Sneakzquito x3 Pilot 3 (Swarmed)
1: Stealth 3 (Noizquito)
2: Maneuvering 3 (Noizquito)

My swarm gets:
Ewar 13 dice (5 pilot rcc DR + 6 rcc Ewar + 2 swarm)
Stealth 10 dice ( 5 pilot DR + 3 drone stealth + 2 swarm)
Maneuver 10 dice

Because the rules make it sound like you use the highest of either and not locked into getting g it from the RCC or drone like normal sharing.