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# 37
03-21-2013, 05:12 PM
A martial artist can take a certain stance to increase the damage they do with their fists, feet, elbows, knees, etc - with weapons they might be wielding.

A martial artist can shout a kiai to also increase the above damage.

Give the martial artist a beaker full of acid...and...neither their stance nor any shout is going to increase the damage of that acid.

A sniper can take up a certain position to increase their chance of landing a more damaging shot.

A sniper can regulate their breathing to increase their chance of landing a more damaging shot.

No matter how the sniper positions themselves nor how they regulate their breathing...will they increase the acidity of the acid in a beaker if you give it to them.

A tank commander can inspire his crew...
A tank commander cannot inspire the acid in a beaker...

Everybody is aware of how fragile Tacs are because of their extraordinary egos and the need to feel special compared to everybody else...but it's a far cry from saying that they need to be nerfed doing XYZ which they should be doing and saying that...well, it's acid in a beaker - like WTF?

edit: Now if that martial artist had a degree in chemistry...that would definitely be cool to see what he or she could do.
Rear Admiral Geist, Klingon Science Officer
V.S.S. Oracle, D'Kyr-class Science Vessel

Last edited by virusdancer; 03-21-2013 at 05:46 PM.