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The reasoning behind Bobby Ray[message #365710] Fri, 01 September 2023 18:50 Go to next message
lenti is currently offline lenti
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Hey guys,

I usually pick up JA2 once every year or so for another playthrough. This time however I forgot a crucial detail that I come to rely on.

I did not check to make sure Bobby Ray's inventory was fully stocked from the get-go. In my mind it made sense that the website would be stocked. Which is why I meditated on any plausible reason why Bobby Ray would only periodically update his stock with more high-tech gear. This is a post on the best explanation I could conjure up.

Most equipment acquisition for AIM personnel was usually done through backchannels or smuggling attempts. This caused issues such as a backstabbing vendor, deportation, torture, death, fines, etc... Here comes in Bobby Ray at the dawn of the internet. Bobby Ray had a wonderful idea to make the obtainment of hardware headache and death free. It also had to be extremely simple to use and navigate. This is when Bobby Ray started his new company. The starting inventory is basic and is enough to provide AIM personnel with the necessary equipment to navigate the initial part of their mission. The inventory grows as time passes because Bobby Ray's company is now becoming more popular and careful decision making is paramount in order to satisfy the customer's needs. Another reason for the low inventory is because the majority of the initial funding went into a warehouse that respects safety protocols, the necessary permits for shipping internationally, lawyer retainer fees, transportation among other things. Thus, why the selection at the start sucks.

It would've been nicer if Bobby Ray was a well-established company prior to the mission but better late than never.

This explanation will have to do for me. What do y'all think?

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Re: The reasoning behind Bobby Ray[message #365713 is a reply to message #365710] Sat, 02 September 2023 01:58 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Mravac Kid is currently offline Mravac Kid

 
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Another possible explanation is that Bobby Ray gets his inventory from captured equipment, so he only gets more and better stuff once the conflict(s) get expanded and more stuff is captured.


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Re: The reasoning behind Bobby Ray[message #365714 is a reply to message #365713] Sat, 02 September 2023 02:21 Go to previous message
lenti is currently offline lenti
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I thought about something similar but that wouldn't explain why he ships it by air. Unless the conflict is going on outside the game map as well. Good point of view though I can dig it.

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