Mahtamori, you may well have made some of the most intelligent remarks I've ever encountered in the forum. I was reviewing the rules myself for this purpose and your description is well thought out and spoken. I agree, with the Zone of Control being not much larger than the nanopulser range, it does nullify most of its application as a stealth weapon, as one would need the stealth attribute to use it effectively. This seems like sound reasoning. A screaming victim is cause for alarm, but goes nowhere toward spotting your enemy's firing position or "sniffing the poo" as the marines say. I wrote this question up in the forum for that very reason, for while it seems a weapon dynamic with enormous potential- it only works for a narrow set of very-avoidable circumstances, making it your opponent's fault for providing such a wide opening. I'm glad to see I'm not alone in this notion. Nothing so tires me as naysayers who refuse to even consider both sides. I recognize the rules in their current form don't 'support' the idea, but that doesn't make it an invalid thing to consider, particularly when you weigh ColBrook's observation that the weapon predates the 'silence' attribute, and may just sit among the tiny fixes Corvus & Co. have yet to catch and make.