The Unifying Force
The Yuuzhan Vong use exclusively bio-engineered technology. Everything they use from their weapons to their armor to their computers and spaceships are all living organisms bred and designed to fill specific roles. As such, attempting to use either the Mechanics or Computers skill to interface with Yuuzhan Vong technology is ineffective – there’s just no similarity between the way New Republic and Yuuzhan Vong devices work. Similarly, Yuuzhan Vong do not understand how to use most mechanical devices (not do they want to).
To reflect this, a Yuuzhan Vong character uses the new skills"Biocomputers," “Shaping,” “Piloting (Living Ships),” “Living Weapons (Melee),” and “Living Weapons (Ranged).” These skills apply to all Yuuzhan Vong technology and do not assist in the use of mechanical objects. A Yuuzhan Vong may take ranks in Mechanics, Computers, or the standard combat skills only if the GM finds it appropriate that they do so.
Likewise non-Yuuzhan Vong characters may take ranks in “Biocomputers,” “Shaping,” “Piloting (Living Ships,” “Living Weapons (Melee),” and “Living Weapons (Ranged)” only if the GM finds it appropriate that they be allowed to do so. These will always count as non-career skills in either the case of a Yuuzhan Vong purchasing ranks standard technology skills or a non-Vong taking ranks in Living Technology skills.