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Even if the Super Melee section of the DOS SC2 Manual says that Orz Marines "receive training" in using the gravity whips, seeing as how the Orz are a single individual, such a statement is at least strange.

We'd better remove this controversial sentence — after all, seeing as how the named section had to describe the new ships without giving out anything about the races that build them, the (intentional) mistake in this sentence shouldn't come as a surprise. Valaggar 13:33, 20 April 2007 (CEST)

Even if the Orz are a single entity, we don't have any idea how autonomous the "fingers" are. We don't even have to go very far for an ample analogy. I'm a single entity, but I can train specific muscles to perform in certain ways, like training the tongue in order to learn a new language, or (more similar to the Orz possibility) training my hands and fingers to play the piano or type. Especially in the case of typing, my fingers have been "trained" to hit certain keys. So I don't think it's too much of a problem to say, even if the Orz is a one entity, that certain "fingers" of that entity have been trained to do certain things like Gravity Whips. The verbage does not necessarily contradict the "fingers" picture of the Orz. --Fyzixfighter 21:46, 20 April 2007 (CEST)
Of course, but "receive training" sounds like somebody elso trains them. Anyway, it's better that that odd sentence was replaced, since it was also plagiarized.
Also, OUR body parts need training since there are the muscles that must be trained, while with Orz things may be different. Anyway, as I said, it's very well that you changed that old version. Valaggar 08:01, 21 April 2007 (CEST)

How do I launch the marines? Pressing my secondary button doesn't do anything except let me turn the howitzer. - Frankie

Press the secondary button and the fire button together. --Fyzixfighter 05:52, 11 March 2008 (CET)

Marine kill minutia[edit]

Can someone double check this for me. I think that the average nine kills per marine is wrong. I just did some quick code to see if this was accurate and it does not match, in fact it says that 1 kill per marine is the most likely outcome. My code has a random number generator in a while loop. "kill" is initialized to 1. If the random number>=.5 then kill=kill+1, else kill=kill. If random number<0.0625 then end the while loop. It runs this multiple times and then kicks out a histogram with the results, and 9 is not the most common kill count. Like I said, can someone check this. --Fyzixfighter 21:14, 28 January 2012 (UTC)

Nevermind. I found my mistake. The histogram was giving me P(kill) when what I wanted was <kill>. Went back, changed the code and sure enough, <kill>=9. --Fyzixfighter 00:05, 29 January 2012 (UTC)