Cephalon Cordylon 17

Originally posted on 27 Oct 2015.


Scout890 asks: Is it possible to open a Corpus-designed container without breaking it into small chunks?
Corpus storage containers, lockers and transport capsules are designed to keep goods contained and non-authorised personnel from access. Complex locking mechanisms, voice-recognition, and other tools are used to keep valuable resources from falling into the wrong hands.

While it’s entirely possible for a Tenno to spend time breaking into a single lock, these commercial containers are rarely linked into a network and therefore must be accessed manually. Although there is some risk to the material inside, breaking the container to access contents within is much more time-efficient. There have also been reports of increased satisfaction from field agents who need an additional outlet for the stress of their work.

An interesting note: since the re-awakening of the Tenno, many major shipping businesses within the Corpus have reported regular financial loss, with exception to one. Material Packing Solutions has seen a significant increase in profit over time. Sources cite the success of MPS to an impeccable Goods & Services Replacement Contract, and a near-monopoly on small- to mid-sized industrial shipping containers.

Mercer08 asks: We’ve seen cloning labs after dealing with Tyl Regor, but why haven’t we attacked them before? We sabotage Grineer Galleon reactors all the time, but why not sabotage a reactor inside a cloning facility or weapons factory?
Fresh clones are the lifeblood of the Grineer Empire, so it should be no surprise that such a valuable resource is guarded with utmost care. While the Lotus does have knowledge of several cloning facilities, each mission is deemed necessary based on not only the value of the target, but on the potential risk to Tenno welfare.

Tyl Regor’s research was a closely guarded secret, but it may have been Regor’s own ambition that unravelled the location of his labs. In keeping his research private both from the Grineer’s enemies and any Grineer command that would compete for the favour of the Queens, he chose to isolate his work under the sea.

Should another such opportunity arise it is quite likely the Lotus will capitalise on such weakness. Only time and vigilance will tell.

Lukap00 asks: What are the tactical advantages of bringing four Grakatas, forsaking a melee weapon, into a mission?
A single Grakata is capable of devastating results against a wide range of opponents, and while many Tenno have reported an extensive number of favoured weapons, the Grakata holds a high rating of ‘Satisfactory’ among polled users.

The Twin Grakata’s innovative ‘dual-palm technology’ was initially discovered by a Grineer named Clem, but since his official defection from the Queens such technology has been widely embraced by Tenno across the System. Since then, many have tried to push the weapon’s deadly capabilities as far as possible, resulting in a wide range of unsuccessful inspirations. One technician had even experimented with a cluster-bomb designed to release smaller versions of the Grineer weapon – a method of long-range attack that proved to be as unpredictable as it was financially unwise.

The advantages to bringing additional Grakatas into battle are quite limited, and a tactical review indicates Tenno would only truly benefit from a reduction in reload time. Firing a weapon til its magazine has been expended only to cast it aside may not be resource-effective; however it does save time should you require to release four Grakatas’ worth of ammunition over a short period.


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