Moved informational thread to the Academy. Study up, cadets!
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And it is a cool power, now. When the game launched, it was crazily underpowered. Everyone called it either "Orbital tickle" because it didn't do any damage, or "Orbital Flashlight" because it was a big bright light and nothing else.