In Response To: Re: MJOLNIR Implants For Sale, Cheap (Cheerful)
I think most of the power-ups where designed for the network mode of the game. Bungie rarely put them in the actual solo play levels, generally they only appear in a secret and tend to be really useful only for the situation you come into in the next room. The chips in M1 are designed to be picked up and used and you can actually get more than 1 at a time, however in M2 and infinity you can only get 1 at a time unless there of a different sort (like the sp'hit card key). Which suggests either Bungie was panning on us only having 1 chip at a time in M2 or the space for the object "chips" was used by something else in the engine. The chips where used in levels as a "hey monkey carry that thing here for me where I can't teleport it" and where usually annoying as all hell to move. What is even stranger is that some levels seem to have chip receivers but no chips. So there is a lot of mysteries still to be answered on the "chips" and possibly the "dips".