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This suggestion would have an effect on that change, but is not dependent on it. A clear reading of it divorces it from those changes. Players might have other reasons for deciding to do optional Squad Tech research, and some of them are prohibitively costly. (see above)
This suggestion will not reach the end of it's discussion and voting for a minimum of two weeks. If the changes don't seem to be coming to live, the user doesn't have to request a poll, and even during a poll, the requester can withdraw it if it seems unnecessary. The discussion is valuable for understanding where we stand if the changes do come to live, to get the quickest response.