||02-03-2010 11:58 AM
Originally Posted by claydermunch
You are under the false impression that the thread op asked some form of valid question that deserves an answer.
He was saying that it is un-trek like that his phaser cannot instantly melt an target that has no shields and that close combat weapons do more (aka to much) damage than a ranged weapon (that by trek-style should instantly kill a target).
He obviously has ignored the fact that this is a game.
"It's a game" doesn't justify blatant holes in the game's logic. It breaks the suspension of disbelief.
It's not just that flailing your arms around does damage comparable to an energy weapon from the 25th century, they do almost twice as much damage. I fear the day that someone in the game figures out that if you grab a pointy stick, you can do FAR more damage than simply punching someone. Clearly, this devastating technology must be kept secret.
Since fists are twice as powerful as phasers in STO, maybe we'll see the secret prototype ship USS Chuck Norris that's just one giant metal fist with an engine?