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This is a bit unrealistic don't you think. Decimating a planet with a star ship shake

Just finished my first game, First Re con. This is my only quibble so far, with what I feel will be a most enjoyable experience for many years to come. A very deep, high quality game. Can't see anyone even remotely moved by Star Trek not enjoying this one.

As for my little gripe, well no points lost there at all. I can understand a playable game had to be made.
Well anyhow, I'll just think that it could be possible by some stretch

This game makes me wish I didn't give away my old Starfleet command PC game. Not sure why that game didn't grab me. But I see there is a download of Starfleet command III at the retro gaming site, The ISO Zone.

http://www.theisozone.com/downloads/pc/windows-games/star-tr...
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Got it!. Neutralize planet. Don't think that word would have made me quibble
 
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I take it you are not familiar with the many times a starship decimated a planet in Star Trek TV episodes, including federation starships doing that.

For example: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XGcAbI-4_io

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rbelikov wrote:
I take it you are not familiar with the many times a starship decimated a planet in Star Trek TV episodes, including federation starships doing that.

For example: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XGcAbI-4_io

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No. I was only ever into the original star trek. Didn't really watch that much next gen stuff. Thought it was all to much costume and make up centric. But a great video though. First time I have seen that captain in action as well. Yeah, he's not bad.

OK. Decimate is no longer a dirty wordmodest
Maybe they decimated planets in the original as well. Don't really remember.whistle
 
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rbelikov wrote:
I take it you are not familiar with the many times a starship decimated a planet in Star Trek TV episodes, including federation starships doing that.

For example: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XGcAbI-4_io

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Wow, you guys ar good. I have never been able to accurately determine the damage to a planet in any of the Star Trek episodes or movies unless it gets completely destroyed. How are you guys able to guesstimate the amount of DEVASTATION close enough to 10% to call it DECIMATED?

Or am I the only person left on what is left of this planet to know these are two different terms?whistle
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It's been thousands of years (before the English language even existed) since the word "decimate" had much to do with 10%.
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DaviddesJ wrote:
It's been thousands of years (before the English language even existed) since the word "decimate" had much to do with 10%.
Actually it has only been a few years.whistle
 
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I thought, what on earth are Martimer and David raving on aboutwow

So, for the very first time in my existence, I decide to look up decimate in the dictionary.

Decimate - to destroy tenth or large proportion of.

But that's not rightshake One tenth ain't a large proportion. Seven tenths plus would be a large proportionlaugh

So, for the very first time in my existence, I decide to look up annihilate.

Annihilate - Blot out of existence.

And so there's the rub!

I have either been hoodwinked into thinking decimate and annihilate mean the same thing. Or I have hoodwinked myself into thinking they mean the same thing.
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Phil Goodroll wrote:
Decimate - to destroy tenth or large proportion of.

But that's not rightshake One tenth ain't a large proportion. Seven tenths plus would be a large proportionlaugh


Perhaps not in general, but if you are referring to extreme outcomes such as destroying something or killing people, then 10% is indeed a large proportion.
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Ten percent was enough to "increase the morale" of battle-hardened Roman soldiers.

Like my father-in-law likes to say: "The beatings will continue until morale improves!" based on his time in the corporate workplace.

Annihilate and devastate are much better and more descriptive terms. Decimate does have a very distinct meaning and I do not know why its misuse is such a "trigger". Mustn't let anyone be wrong on the internet!!!whistle

As for what David and I are talking about - He does not agree with very many things I say and vice versa. I have never met him in person and I do not look forward to doing so. I do wish him a happy life and bear no ill will.
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Phil Goodroll wrote:
I have either been hoodwinked into thinking decimate and annihilate mean the same thing. Or I have hoodwinked myself into thinking they mean the same thing.


Neither. "Kill, destroy, or remove a large percentage or part of" is now the primary meaning of "decimate", and "destroy one tenth of" is a historical, dated usage.
 
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