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bblaney

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Equipment Ratings help please
« on: 19 July 2018, 21:29:23 »
If I want to buy say a Stunstick with the following ratings, C/A-A-A/B, what does the C/A mean? I know it is supposed to be tech rating, but why the split value? Same thing for Legality.

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guardiandashi

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Re: Equipment Ratings help please
« Reply #1 on: 19 July 2018, 23:27:17 »
If I want to buy say a Stunstick with the following ratings, C/A-A-A/B, what does the C/A mean? I know it is supposed to be tech rating, but why the split value? Same thing for Legality.

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You are mis reading the ratings.

In your example its actually C / ( A - A - A ) / B
What i mean is that its tech rating C
Availability A in era 1, A in era 2, and A in era 3
Legality B

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Re: Equipment Ratings help please
« Reply #2 on: 19 July 2018, 23:55:55 »
also, the tech rating shows you (roughly) how complicated it is to manufacture the item (A being simply technology, F being bleeding edge IS or simple Clan.)


the era selections, now stated as four positions, is to represent Star League/Succession Wars/Clan Invasion/Dark Age eras, in terms of general availability. the last letter, I didn't know what it meant. where is the table reference for legality located?

Siden Pryde

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Re: Equipment Ratings help please
« Reply #3 on: 20 July 2018, 00:39:17 »
the last letter, I didn't know what it meant. where is the table reference for legality located?
A Time of War page 255 has the tables explaining what all the equipment ratings mean.  As for Legality, A means it is unrestricted, B has some legal requirements (like no criminal background), C requires a license, D is a "controlled" item (police, government, military only), E is illegal for most people except those with the right clearance, F is Top Secret materials/technology.