Talk:Hoverbike (Apocalypse)

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The official entry says "The Hoverbike can be a valuable means of transport for the Agent on investigative missions where speed of response is essential." Is there ever such a situation though? It seems waiting another minute for the Valkyrie to arrive with 8-12 agents is usually more practical, unless you are roleplaying.

The hoverbike can be useful if you want to send an agent or two to stun raid the slums for psiclone though. --Captain Foo 09:13, 1 September 2008 (PDT)

Well it's just fluff text, but I always kinda assumed it referred to the stripped out VIP part of the game, where speed&stealth (tracker gun) might have been more important than squad size? J'ordos 09:41, 1 September 2008 (PDT)

There was a VIP part of the game? Also, what is the tracker gun? It sounds like a cool idea, though too bad it didn't actually get implemented. --Captain Foo 10:26, 1 September 2008 (PDT)

The tracker gun shoots a transmitter, that can be used to tell where a person stuck with the tracking beacon is. But unless you want to follow a certain Cult of Sirius security officer around, there aren't many useful targets. VIP's meeting with aliens or something would have been interesting.

-Karp 21:53, 1 September 2008 (PDT)

Lightweight bonus

It says in the article that Hoverbikes get +4 to engine speed if total weight is under 350. Here's the thing, though; I don't see any way the Hoverbike can weigh *more* than 350. The chassis weighs 100, the heaviest weapon that will fit (Lineage) weighs 95, the heaviest engine that will fit (SD Sports) weighs 140, and the only module that will fit (Light Weapons Control) weighs 5 - totalling 340. So should we just say that it gets +4 to engine speed and leave it at that? Magic9mushroom (talk) 16:16, 31 July 2018 (CEST)