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Join Date: Jun 2012
Posts: 3,604
... because it is not a tractor beam at all.

It simply shuts down the target's drives. Easily seeable when you drop a Gravity Well on a ship, let it fly just out of it, and then grab it with a "tractor beam": It will fall back into the Well, even if that means falling away from you and your tractor beam.

Renaming Tractor Beam might open it up to make real tractor beams, without wasting all the balancing work that went into the current power.

Promote what you love, instead of bashing what you hate.