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Quad Manipulators
« on: 21 July 2020, 14:43:19 »

I encountered a possible issue concerning manipulators.

In TechManual (pg 245) it says about regular/simple Manipulators:
"’Mechs don’t use these devices, as any intended for manipulating objects can easily be built with hand and arm actuators for the job"
However this in-universe argument doesn't cover Quads (both Quad Mechs and Quad BA), as these don't have arms, but could still have a need for something extremely basic/fluff piece.

Now I do understand the need to prevent quads from accessing combat or specialized manipulators as these give flavor to regular 'Mechs and BA. But the noted regular manipulators can't be used in combat, nor do they infringe on specialized manipulators. The current situation is that we have now groups of units that have no access to any manipulator of any kind, while this tech is quite common in the BT universe.

Shouldn't the sentence be more like?: "units with arms don’t use these devices, as any intended for manipulating objects can easily be built with hand and arm actuators for the job".
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