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Old April 15 2013, 02:46 AM   #3
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Re: Phaser Settings - When did they use one option over other?

If you stun your enemy, great, they're temporary unconscious. If you have the personnel, you can now watch them, or carry them to a detention location.

Otherwise when they wake up, they are able to oppose you again. If your on a fast raid this would make little difference. But in a protracted war, if you merely stun your enemy, you screwing yourself over.

Add to this the psychological factor, if a enemy truly believes that the worst that will happen to them is that they will be stunned, there will be no hesitation in charging your position, or your raiding party.

A dead enemy can't keep coming at you. When Starfleet uses phasers and torpedoes on a enemy ship, they are killing people by the hundreds, and in a major fleet engagement by the tens of thousands.

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