2012-09-27, 08:48 PM (ISO 8601)
Eldritch Horror in the Playground
Re: Orks (40k) vs. Zerg (Starcraft)
Though those bolters would shoot nails, not bolt shells, unless the latest version of the Orks changed how WAAAUGH power acts radically. As I always understood it, Orks believing something works or is true can become so by collective psychic power if enough Orks believe this is true, but that has its limitations. For example, guns need bullets, and what you put into the gun is what comes out when you shoot it - every Ork knows these simple things. One Ork might think that he can load nails and shoot explosive bullets, but his reality is going to lose against the reality of the rest of his species. WAAAAUGH power is one of those things that tends to be exaggerated beyond what canon actually depicts it as; Ork machinery does work, it's just extremely crude and tends to explode/malfunction/backfire for any non-Ork by simple virtue of the Ork's faith that it will work properly.
Originally Posted by Tvtyrant
An Ork's gun won't jam, though, because Orks don't consider the possibility that'll happen, and their bullets will hit faster and harder than they should, or explode disproportionately to their payload, again because that's what Orks believe bullets will do. A particularly massive WAAAAUGH might get shootas that fire more bullets than they're actually loaded with, as long as they are being reloaded - the Ork knows his gun needs bullets and that he does have to put more in every so often, but can't be bothered to count how many he's actually dumping into the ammo hopper.
This, too. The Zerg don't need to actually win the battle, they just need to spread Creep out over the battlefield after they win or lose. Unless the Orks happen to have a brainstorm and use flamers to beat back the Creep (and roast their own dead in the process), anything left on the field will get re-absorbed and re-purposed.
Originally Posted by Kitten Champion
Last edited by The Glyphstone; 2012-09-27 at 08:53 PM.
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