Again, I still haven't reread but IIRC RMB never claims that so it would have been a FQ or a RUE change.Sambot wrote: ↑Wed Nov 08, 2023 6:33 pmZer0 Kay wrote: ↑Mon Nov 06, 2023 8:18 pm
Re: FQ having GB since always... I'll have to go back and read again.
Re: transponder codes... that isn't how they work. The interrogator in one unit sends out signals at 1030MHz requesting data from any transponders in range when a transponder acknowledges it responds at 1090MHz and they start communicate IRL this is how we get flight numbers (Mode A and B) and altitude (Mode C) on radar because a AN/GPN-27 only detects azimuth and range and with change in azimuth and range = speed. The military IFF system uses the same type of setup and the computers talk to each other the people never see anything other than some sort of acknowledgement that the targets transponder has responded as friend meaning the computer has received a code. If it doesn't receive a proper code it is identified as foe if it doesn't respond it is identified as unknown. You'd never see ASHGIWEN. I never claimed it reported if it is stolen who who is piloting/crewing or conditions so stop putting up strawmen. Oh thank gosh it is only possible in Rifts that a person could be under the influence of something, deserting or turned traitor. That'd suck if that could happen in the real world. Well in my game the CS aren't a bunch of morons and have both laser comms and repeaters and buried fiber optics both of which can't be intercepted without them noticing.
Radar is blocked by terrain. Interrogators and transponders are AGAIN radio systems. It isn't the radar that tells the interrogator to do its job the interrogator is always doing its job and normally reaches out to 200 miles the radar is limited to 60. You know what else is blocked by terrain? Uh the mark 1 eyeball that would be used to see the targets and whatever gun your using to target the Glitterboys unless it is artillery but even a missile first has to achieve lock unless it is a dumb rocket being used as artillery so in the case of an artillery unit with IFF but no radar lock depending on how they've updated the system in the Golden Age they'd at a minimum know if the unit is one of theirs, the altitude and "identity", probably callsign like they do now for military flights but for ground units. But if the CS has posted something like TACANs or in Rifts just TACN markers all around their territory the IFF may also give location based on TACN readings.
GBs were used to found FQ and gave rise the the GB Legends.
If what doesn't get a response? The radar or the IFF?Sambot wrote: ↑Wed Nov 08, 2023 6:33 pmIf it doesn't get a response, how's it know there's anything there?
I'm also not putting up strawmen. The radios sending the signals don't know if the one piloting it is a friend or foe, or a friend who's possessed or mind controlled. It also doesn't know if the codes are stolen or not. Just if it's the right code. Presuming it can even transmit and receive from that distance. The local radio stations here go bad when the sun goes down and while I'm in the mountains. If they can be blocked so can other radio signals. Laser Coms are only good if the laser can hit the target. And fiber opics? You're troops are tethered to a ground line? That would keep their communications, mostly, secure but it'd cause havoc with maneuverability. And how's your Mark I Eyeball supposed to know who's inside the GB and if they're on your side or not?
You are putting up strawmen the beginning of this line of argument was that a transponder wouldn't help the FQ not get shot at by the CS. Your string of fallacy (well they can't tell if they're possessed, they can't tell if they're defectors, they can't tell if they're REALLY friends or just clicked friends on facebook) has no point to the argument as YES IT DOES HELP since they can't know any of your strawmen with or without the use of a transponder the IFF HELPS by at least cutting the odds down. Sure, it may be mind controlled, it may be a traitor, it may be a defector but at least now the CS wouldn't shoot on sight. Thereby qualifying as helping FQ. Now a different question all together to ask would be why would the CS choose to use IFF because all your strawmen wouldn't be strawmen then HOWEVER, they would still be pointless. Why does the USA use IFF it doesn't tell us if the person is a traitor or a defector or if they liked my tweets. The U.S. uses it because it is better to not shoot down 100s of friendly aircraft because all you can see on a freaking radar is a blip unless the aircraft has IFF/SIF installed and in U.S. airspace it is required that all aircraft have a transponder in controlled flight areas so most aircraft carry two and because all nations adopted for the most part FAA regulations and because most nations fly commercial into the U.S. they all adopted the FAAs rules so we have aircraft giving civilian information all over the place and some places the transponders are asked for additional information and if they respond properly they're friendly if they respond incorrectly their enemies and if they just send the civilian stuff they get approached and escorted. IFF is used so your not killing everything it doesn't stop problems that may occur on the aircraft.
Where does it say the CS has traveled the world? They've only gone to Germany, over the Atlantic. I don't have to prove that they've only gone where the book says they have you have to prove they have gone where the book doesn't say they have.Sambot wrote: ↑Wed Nov 08, 2023 6:33 pmTrue, Japan and the SRR have their own issued but the CS has travelled the world. They could pick up their orders. And it isn't like there aren't ships and shipping companies that could be hired to do the job. Pirates need someone to attack and Mercs need something to guard.Zer0 Kay wrote: ↑Mon Nov 06, 2023 8:28 pm Triax can sell products in NA because of their high altitude super sonic transports that japan doesn't have and not knowing what is going on beyond they're borders and the demon sea why would they develop an SSC to check? Because they're full to the brim with funds and have tons of leisure time? SRR would have to go over all those hostile kingdoms, again... not likely. Everyone is busy in their little spheres of influence... intentionally.
BS per Japan Chromium can be painted over it just looses its resistance until the paint is gone but its superior MDC to weight ratio would outweigh the loss of the resistance and be excellent for light combat robots.
Agree on Titan Robotics but then your claiming that the CS and FQ would be looking out for Chromium when they apparently don't care about "wild" GBs in your world so why would they care about Titan Robotics using Chromium?
You said "It wouldn't fit with Shemarians" the only reason it couldn't "fit" would be its appearance, painting over it makes it so that isn't even a point. And in the case of the Shemarrians it doesn't freaking matter because the closest tidbit they'd get out of it was that the Shemarrians are NEMA tech and the worst would be that Chromium is alien tech brought by the Shemarrians. Shemarrians + Chromium = doesn't matter. You are correct with Titan and I didn't mean to infer Titan I was talking about Shemarrians as combat robots. I keep forgetting that Mecha aren't Mecha in Rifts they're giant robots.Sambot wrote: ↑Wed Nov 08, 2023 6:33 pm Who said anything about paint?
Titan Robotics using Chromium, that had been limited to GBs, would draw attention. It screams either, "WE FOUND LOST SECRETS!" or "WE STOLE FREE QUEBECK'S SECRETS!". Either way, they're screaming, "WE CAN MAKE GLITTER BOYS!" I don't think Archie-3 wants that kind of attention to his enterprises.