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Code Cylinder Styles

Posted: Tue Oct 31, 2017 12:32 am
by Fi-8015
Hi, I have a question regarding the code cylinders.
Why are rod style cylinders only allowed for level 1?

I wanted to have some on the gunner but also on a possible future bridgecrew member and TIE reserve. Since I want to reach level 3 with the gunner I would need to buy dosimeter style cylinders for it and rod style for the others.

Re: Code Cylinder Styles

Posted: Tue Oct 31, 2017 5:40 am
by Drewid
We actually don't have any accuracy levels beyond basic for the gunner. If you see levels listed it's because the object is shared between detachments and the levels are inherited.

Re: Code Cylinder Styles

Posted: Tue Oct 31, 2017 2:47 pm
by Fi-8015
Thanks for your reply, just to make sure I got it right:
Even though the CRLs (found here: http://databank.501st.com/databank/Cost ... ial_gunner) state different levels of accuracy (blue and red) there actually aren't any besides basic (black)?
So it would not be possible to apply for a level 2 or 3 gunner anyway?
That would mean rod style code cylinders are as accurate as dosimeter style ones?

Thanks for your help

Re: Code Cylinder Styles

Posted: Tue Oct 31, 2017 3:54 pm
by CptCasey
Someone correct me if I'm wrong, but code cylinders are not necessary for approval on a gunner. They are an optional accessory. They are also an optional accessory for the bridgecrew and Tie Reserve. So you don't even have to buy code cylinders, but if you do, rod cylinders would work for Gunner, Bridgecrew, Tie Pilot, Tie Reserve, and Navy Trooper as well (they all share the same jumpsuit, belt, and boots).

Re: Code Cylinder Styles

Posted: Thu Nov 02, 2017 1:36 pm
by Fi-8015
Thank you for your reply.
Yes they are optional, but I think they really add to the costumes and I wanted to include them. But I also wanted to have them as accurate as possible, so I thought I would need dosimeter style for the gunner level 3. But now that I know, that there isn't a level 3, I think I will go with the rod style.

Re: Code Cylinder Styles

Posted: Mon Nov 06, 2017 4:58 pm
by samivorhees
So I have upgraded my gunner for.. nothing?! :lol:
Yeah sadly that's how it is around here.. maybe it's about time to make the accuracy levels a real thing..? :wink:

Re: Code Cylinder Styles

Posted: Tue Nov 07, 2017 12:25 am
by RaiderNick
You upgraded your gunner because you wanted to. I always felt that if you need accuracy levels to feel validation by others you are doing this for the wrong reason. I don't see a need for levels, if you want to make it the best you can it should be done because you want to do it for yourself, not to "show off" or show your superiority to others(this happens frequently on "certain" detachments), it's not what the 501st is about. At least that's how I feel about that issue.

Besides all that there is no exact definitive mix of gunner parts that is more accurate than another as they were all different. As drew said the levels are inherited from the IOC and I don't agree with how they went about it either, especially with the boots as I've discussed with drew in the past but there is nothing to be done about that.

Re: Code Cylinder Styles

Posted: Tue Nov 07, 2017 12:29 am
by Fi-8015
Okay, thanks for the clarification.

Re: Code Cylinder Styles

Posted: Tue Nov 07, 2017 12:38 am
by RaiderNick
And I'm sorry if I come off as blunt on this issue but it comes up all the time and I am fundamentally against accuracy levels as a tiered rewards system because of what it represents. The 501st is supposed to be a charity first organization and over the years that has been slowly slipping away in favor of "merch fever" and other things like reward systems. There are a couple detachments I won't name here that are seriously into that sort of thing and I really dislike them for that.