Thats kinda bullshit, I use bacta stuff all the time when door frames get me low on HP and last thing I want is to stab myself unconscious with drugs because some idiot would sell drugs as bacta, we all know people will try to pull that off. There should be some way I can say which is which.
If you want to guarantee you have proper medical items, contact a reputable medical faction. Otherwise, that was the whole point of the drug items was to allow people to buy cheap ryll items and sell them as the expensive bacta ones.
There is no reason why they can't masquerade as real medical items and be sold the same while still being detectable as drugs when using some kind of testing unit. Hal, don't be daft. That is application and not testing, which would be the point before application.
As it stands the current inability to test drug items makes as much sense as it would if game admin allowed starships to have customs of other starship types (e.g. cloakshape having a star destroyer custom). It would appear to be a star destroyer until scanned, owned, or assigned. It's unrealistic and luckily those would be appropriate and existent ways to determine the actual ship were this an actual possibility. I'm wondering why admin feels that this is an appropriate feature to implement with no way to test the item for validity?
If I'm not mistaken Interdictor Cruisers had their gravity wells disabled since there was no way to counter their effects. At a minimum we don't have the ability to break into facilities/starships because there is no way to defend against it. Similarly there should be a way to counter and combat the trafficking of drugs on the combine. Do we expect the security forces in the galaxy to test medical items on themselves to find smugglers? Clarr, you say it adds depth to the feature. I say it would add more depth and activity in the combine to include an item that allows the testing of medical items to find drugs. Example: medical factions hire independent and reliable individuals to test their stocks of medical supplies.
I'm also interested in the admin's canon source for supposedly undetectable drugs in the SW universe. If they exist then by all means show them, if not then I encourage a more realistic, and dare I say, logical implementation of this feature.
Funny that you are complaining now, since from the time medical and drug items were introduced its been said time and time again that any way to differentiate between them is a bug. So why is this now coming as a suprise? Obviously you have been breaking the Golden Rule and using various methods to detect the difference.
So everybody that owns any amount of drugs and medicine was breaking the rules just by clicking at Items in Inventory? Seriously Ellias...
Some form of detection, like item or something would be enough. I am pretty sure in RL people do tests to find out what certain stuff are drugs, beside taking a needle and stabbing themselves, like Hal would do.
I am not saying make them obvious they are drugs, but hell, we have billions of credits of medical equipment in the galaxy but are not able to tell if we are holding a needle full of bacta or ryll.
“I am pretty sure in RL people do tests to find out what certain stuff are drugs, beside taking a needle and stabbing themselves, like Hal would do.”
Actually I'd buy from the medical faction (RL pharmacy), but that's beside the point.
In RL, if you want to find out which/what drugs, then you take a certain amount, approximately your typical dose of such drug, and perform chemical tests upon it. Once these processes are complete... you won't be wanting to take said drugs - or medication - for the original intended purposes, I guarantee you.
So if we implement testing, it would in turn destroy the item that you just tested. So while this might help if you got a full crate/batch from somewhere, if you buy 50 "medical" items from Joe Bloggs, there's no way for you to know that one is Bacta, and the one next to it is Ryll. Unless you test each one... and then you're left with none at the end.
If you want to buy from resellers, then you take your chances. Which, actually, is rather like real life. You can buy vicodin from the guy on the street corner, but you've no idea how good it is, whether it's been laced with something, or if he's actually just selling you a tablet that looks the same.
And if you test it... well, again, you just lost your sample.
"May the Grace of Ara go with you, and His Vengeance be wrought upon your enemies."
It started off as a question to admins, so technically you shouldn't have even answered it, since you are not one. Now please stop flaming in my threads.
I'd rather not take risks with my life Clarr when I want to heal myself. And no, of course not, in combat I'd know what I'll be going into, I'll the risk and I'll know how to protect myself. Which this, I hardly can, since only way as you pointed out is to just use the item and hope it really is bacta.
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