I'm -really- sorry fellow forum dwellers. I attempted to check the forums to see if my answers were already set on stone somewhere else, but the search function wasn't, well, functioning. So here it goes:
Melee combat: So, unless a weapon has a bayonet -or- it's a pistol, a gun can't be used at all in melee? And the point blank range would be at least one meter of distance then, right? Since a character who is standing adjacent to an enemy is automatically in melee with it unless said enemy is surprised/helpless/etc.
Achievement points… are they really necessary? I know they I mean, it's another thing to keep in mind (xp points, upkeeps, etc) and what if the players fail one of the points of the endeavour? They compensate with other parts? Again, I'm rather inexperienced in being a Game Master in Rogue Trader, just seeking to understand the system and it's nuances. They -seem- to be simply replaceable by a good story-telling and a good administration of the story points.
Acquisition points: They -never- go down unless the players are victims of misfortunes? I mean, aren't they spent? Losing one or two points of acquisition would be indeed weird if one tried to buy a simple gun, but what if the player is trying to buy a ship, or a wealthy villa in a paradise planet? Shouldn't their Acquisition points go down a bit?
(Again, I need to stress this, I'm not saying how the game should be played, or what should be right! I just wanna know how or why it works.)
Also, still on the subject of Acquisitions. How should they be roleplayed? For example, Explorer X (cool name) Is talking with a mechanicus arms dealer Y (Not so cool name) about the purchase of a twin-linked heavy bolter with LAZORS-sight. As part of the social dance, X starts by attempting a commerce skill roll to improve his Acquisition rating, so he starts talking about other vendors, other places to sell cheaper, etc.
Then he rolls his Acquisition test annnd. Fails.
What happened? Did Y suddenly realised he doesn't have the said weapon? He doesn't want to sell it no matter how many rivers of money are tossed into his direction? The emperor frowned onto their transaction and vaporized the very weapon before the duo with his awesome fury-vision?