Ok maybe I'm just dumb but, I've read through the rules and I don't get datacards!?!
I know a datacard is a physical item and that it holds the plans to build the items it's been loaded with.
I don't get:
1. How does someone get a blank datacard or any datacard, are factions with no specific items given any blank datacards? a faction that has 1 specific ship that they can build do they get 1 datacard with unlimited builds of this item?
2. Can you assign someone a datacard with a certain number of uses (I've seen sales of 5 builds of a particular ship etc.)
3. How do you get datapads(mentions in rules that you need them to copy a datacard)?
Can someone please give me a full rundown on how datards work, who hass them and how you get them etc.
Currently a lot of the datacard stuff is not fully done (ie copying datacards etc). However factions that have datacards listed in the rules have unlimited uses of them. I am unsure if they are actual physical entities, or simply like stocks and a 'virtual' item. However, factions can loan out uses of datacards to other factions. SO, there are no blank datacards around to copy others.
2. Yes, you can assign any number of uses if your faction has a datacard.
3. Not implemented yet.
They do essentially function as virtual items; you see them in your inventory and can assign them, but they have no physical location. That is about it. They cannot be stolen or copied or anything like that at this point in time.
I think this information shoulkd be taken and put into a sticky. Iv not known a LOT of this and My char's quite a bit old...Not to mention its said stuff about data card copying and blank cards since I was a new player...So this posted somewhere explaining it may be a good idea..
Just my 2 cents.
Matthew 'Kamikazi' Armada
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It is not asked enough in here to warrant a sticky, but you might post a Website Suggestion in the appropriate forum on the message centre to recommend the rules page be updated to reflect the current implementation of this feature.
OK another question about these, if a faction has the datacard of the YV-666 can they assign as many uses as they want to numerous different people/groups and can these people/groups then all build at the same time? or does the datacard only allow 1 build at a time?
Another question related to these. the rules say that the starting facilities that a faction get do not take the form of datacards and can't be made over, so a ship production faction gets a shipyard 4, does it also get a shipyard 4 datacard and is this the same for all the facilities/ships.items etc. listed on the faction creation page?