I’ve been thinking of a possible way to balance CBMs and this is what I came up with.
Instead of using power storage for CBMs we instead use a for arguments sake let’s say a Biomass reactor* to power CBMs. It would work like this Biomass reactor has X energy output and CBMs A,B,C,D… ect require X amount of energy output to run. You cannot install further CBMs if it exceeds max output and a number of passive CBMs can not be turned off**. Active CBMs like the Mini Flamethrower would have their own internal Power storage system lets say 200 it would cost 25 per use*** and would require X amount of output to recharge its power storage over time so you wouldn’t get unlimited uses and make using such active CBMs more strategic.
This is what I have thought up so far It’s obviously very rough and my apologies for being a bit all over the place but what do you guys think?
*Biomass reactor is just an example
**The logic behind this is lets say for the wired reflexes CBM (not sure if this best example but just to give you an idea as I assume it replaces some portion of your nervous system to enhance your reflexes) you cannot shut it off because a number of your biological connections have be replaced by the CBM so powering it down would paralyze you because the natural connections no longer exist however if you get the CBM removed the autodoc restores your natural system. Also this would prevent just installing a bunch of CBMs and just cycling a number of them on and off.
***these numbers are just made up to explain idea not that I think it Should be these numbers.