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Old 02 Feb 2005, 00:45   #1 (permalink)
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what's the difference between a hard-wired multi-tracker and a multi-tracker?
 
Old 02 Feb 2005, 00:50   #2 (permalink)
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hard-wired = implant, like in your skull
hard point = mandatorily filled hardware options for suits

They have sort of the same function, but hard-wiring is limited to characters and unit upgrade types. Hrdwired options are picked off the Armory list (for Shas'ui, Shas'vre, etc.) while hard point slots are filled from right there in the suit options at those costs.

In terms of Crisis suits, the multi-tracker is the same taken as a hard-point option or as a hard-wired option. Vehicular multi-trackers are totally different.
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Man that was confusing. :P
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Make sure you get a good price when you upgrade, too.* The points costs vary between the hard-wired and mounted version.* Try to optimize it to save a few points.
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Old 02 Feb 2005, 01:57   #5 (permalink)
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lol...probalby so...

I've been arguing long and hard in another thread and musta forgot to take my "over explain it" hat off.

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Multi-trackers have the same function if they are hard-wired or taken in a hard point, except that there's also a vehicle mounted one.

I think the question is a bit muddled, and that what they might actually need to know is the difference between hard-wired bits and hard point bits. Know what I mean?
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Okay, here is the breakdown.

multi-tracker:* this may be taken by any Crisis or Broadside battlesuit.* Cheap.* Allows you to fire two weapons per turn.

Hard-wired multi-tracker:* this many only be taken by squad leaders, HQ choices, and bodyguards.* Does the exact same thing as the regular version, but costs twice as much.* Only advantage comes when you wanted to twin-link one of your weapons and also fire a third.* Otherwise, use the regular version and get something else hard-wired.

vehicle-mounted multi-tracker:* Completely different.* Allows the vehicle to move as if it was Fast.* Essentially, any vehicle equipped with it can fire all of its weapons no matter how far they move.


Note that the hard-wired multi-tracker may technically be taken by Fire Warrior or Pathfinder Shas'ui, although it would be useless.* The hard-wired target lock can be more useful (when combined with a markerlight).
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You know, I find it very ironic that the Tau get the option to use hard-wired equipment to the extent that we do. I mean, we see all these pictures of Imperials walking around with shop-vacs strapped to their faces, and what have they to show for it?
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Thanks, K. I'm a little bleary after the Brace debate. :P

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