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Dread Moores

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(Answered) Total Chaos Equipment Rating Confusion
« on: 15 July 2012, 21:46:21 »
This might belong in Rules Questions or Errata, but I'm honestly not sure which category it should go under there.

I'm following the first paragraph on pg 16 to find the Equipment Rating, and the math doesn't seem to add up. Using the example later on pg. 16, you have 6 Inner Sphere Standard Tech 'Mechs and 2 Clan Standard Tech 'Mechs out of a total of 12 'Mechs. That leaves you with total of 111.67 percent, which according to the rules, gains you 40 points towards your Equipment Rating. But the instructions then tell you to "allot 5 points for every 10 percent above 30 that unit possess in Inner Sphere Standard tech." This leaves the example unit squarely in the D category. That seems like an unnecessary step that drastically drops your Equipment Rating (and very similar to an issue that was changed as Errata in the original Chaos Campaign).

If you have a unit that has 12 'Mechs, all IS Standard tech, that leaves you with 150 percent, gaining 60 points towards your Equipment Rating, leaving this unit squarely in the C category. How is a unit which has nothing but fully upgraded designs, considering to have a C Technology Rating? Effectively, with this conversion from percentages to points, any IS unit must have a rather large amount of Clan technology to ever hope to achieve the 66 points necessary for B rating, let alone the 86 points necessary for an A rating.

The original Chaos Campaign had similar text (regarding the point allocation for everything over 30%), and it was eventually modified to the following:
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To calculate a force’s TR, determine the percentage of the force’s total number of combat units (excluding conventional infantry) that use advanced technologies. Units that use Clan technology are worth double their TR percentage value, so after computing the percentage of units that carry Clan-made advanced technologies, double that result, and add it to the percentage of non-Clan advanced technologies units to find the force’s overall Technology Rating.

This ties in perfectly with the Equipment Rating table on pg. 16, avoiding the unusual point allocation method which seems to generate some very strange results. Any direction here, or something that I'm missing? Or was this just some older text that slipped through?

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Re: Total Chaos Equipment Rating Confusion
« Reply #1 on: 25 July 2012, 15:10:00 »
Just a bump to see if there's any further information.



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Re: Total Chaos Equipment Rating Confusion
« Reply #4 on: 30 August 2012, 13:33:33 »
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Re: Total Chaos Equipment Rating Confusion
« Reply #5 on: 30 August 2012, 13:39:35 »

The original Chaos Campaign had similar text (regarding the point allocation for everything over 30%), and it was eventually modified to the following...
This ties in perfectly with the Equipment Rating table on pg. 16, avoiding the unusual point allocation method which seems to generate some very strange results. Any direction here, or something that I'm missing? Or was this just some older text that slipped through?

Looks like older text caught caught up in the update. Change the relevant text to:

To calculate a force’s TR, determine the percentage of the force’s total number of combat units (excluding conventional infantry) that use advanced technologies. Units that use Clan technology are worth double their TR percentage value, so after computing the percentage of units that carry Clan-made advanced technologies, double that result, and add it to the percentage of non-Clan advanced technologies units to find the force’s overall Technology Rating.
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Re: (Answered) Total Chaos Equipment Rating Confusion
« Reply #6 on: 31 August 2012, 00:47:11 »
Thanks! Should this get tossed over in the errata thread as well?

Edit: Looks like Xotl already took care of it. Nevermind!  :)