Originally posted by L.A.Dolts
I had looked at that for my hhLB too. The way I read it was, that when moving near HIS top speed, he'd get the bonus. Which seems nice not having to build a 150+ speed LB to get the big collisions.
Originally posted by Altech
Never thought about it like that, but I bet (no idea really) the bonus from HH is smaller than the bonus from a big collision.
Imagine just doing an 80 speed LB, it would be hard not to get the bonus.
I should probably read it again before spouting off too much
Thing is that while the SA will fire at the dot's speed level (whatever that may be)... therefore, yes, you would get the bonus, but then you're counting on the bonus to make up for the other parts of the equation. I'd have to go digging in my links and notes but, off the top of my head, I seem to remember that Fumbles are as much SA's and VA's as it is speed and mass at the time of the collision. My memories are of old discussions about HH LB's on ST's to cause fumbles and that Bort said (no quotes here because it's my old memory) that the weight of the dot making the hit vs the weight of the dot getting hit... plus the speed of the tackling dot combined with the speed of the dot being tackled (which is why head on collisions produce more fumbles than any other)... was an important part of the whole 'tackle/fumble equation'. So you might not want to build a slow dot just to get the bonus. 150 sounds just about right as a lower level speed for a LB, IMO.