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Join Date: Jun 2012
Posts: 461
# 15
02-09-2013, 12:05 PM
Borticuscryptic: that sounds like an good and lasting solution, and would also make the power more intuitive, given that STO's ranged attacks have expanded to include all of those, with the introduction of Tholians.

Technobabble solution: Dampening field drains the energy from the attacker's guns, diminishing their effectiveness at shooting people.

Rhetorical question: How do you "dampen" antiprotons, plasma, or relativistic pulses of subatomic particles (polaron, tetryon)? So far as I know, only phaser and disruptor actually fire a phase-locked wave that could be "dampened" using an inverse waveform, yet Trek's dampening fields reliably disable weapons that, from their names, should be powered by pure brute force.