"Spring" imminent?

"Spring" imminent?

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jouninkomiko
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"Spring" imminent?

Post by jouninkomiko » 02 Nov 2004, 20:54

Okay guys, we need your help a bit. We are thinking of changing the name of Spring to something official. There's a thread I started up where you all can post ideas and if we like any of them, we'll either choose or ask you to choose from a list of what we like. In addition to that, I am working on the client as of right now. It looks kind of bland, not having any graphics and all to use, so I have a favor to ask. Anyone willing to make logos, buttons (like x buttons) and stuff I can embed into the client, do so! I know there's no official name right now, so maybe you might want to avoid any "Spring" logos until one's made official. There's the submit files section on the website now.
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Allrighty...

Post by Pxtl » 02 Nov 2004, 21:13

Thinking so far - TA's strength isn't the plot, or the effects, but the total feeling of control. As such, I've always thought the ultimate name for a TA-like game is "Army of Me" - but that's already a Bjork song. How about something simple? Like "Maestro" - I've always felt that commanding aircraft over the symphonic background reminded me of conducting. Along those lines, how about "Steel Orchestra" or "Symphony of Destruction". Or following the "metal" theme, call it "metal tide".

Alternately, a variant of the TA name would do: "Complete Destruction" or something. Or simply something to show the absolute, core, capital nature of TA as the greatest RTS ever: "War One", or "RTS: Core"

Or alternately, how about a reference to the polished, new nature of the game? "TA: Chrome Complete" or something.

Or the obvious GNU-like names. SINTA (Spring Is Not Total Annihilation).
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Post by Stealth870 » 02 Nov 2004, 21:59

Aww...I like TA Spring...

I mean, spring, start of the seasons, new TA, everyone waits for both of em for the beauty of stuff.

IF not stuff like TA Resurrected, TA 1.9, TA Spanked, TA Advanced...

I'll get to work on some buttons :D
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Post by ephillips » 02 Nov 2004, 22:00

How about 'The Pattern Conflict' or 'Pattern wars' as a take on the original story.

or perhaps: Total Indignation

I like TA Spring best though
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Post by Tangaroa » 02 Nov 2004, 22:02

I like TA Spring too, or just Spring.

At any rate, I might have a shot at making some buttons.
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Post by ┬┐┬º├¢├¥h├©├▒? » 02 Nov 2004, 22:55

Total Annihilation: Rebellion
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Post by Coydog » 02 Nov 2004, 23:18

I especially like "steel orchestra" but there is already a UT2k4 mod called "red orchestra" (not that that means you can't use it, but something more original might be nice)

I would avoid any direct references to TA or the original TA plotline. After all, we are naming the engine (right?) not the TA+ that will run on it.

I like the unsaid permutation of pxtl's ideas: Steel Symphony (ooh alliteration)

I don't know Swedish, but I bet there's a word that sounds cool in Swedish that we could use...
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Post by jouninkomiko » 02 Nov 2004, 23:25

yea, there definitely shouldn't be any reference to TA at all. If anything, just Spring instead of TA: Spring, and so on.
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Post by High Caliber » 02 Nov 2004, 23:58

TA Spring seems good to me.
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Post by Phantom16 » 03 Nov 2004, 00:34

"Total Annihilation: Reborn" mabye?
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Post by Guest » 03 Nov 2004, 01:25

I am almost positive that there are no games with these names.

Reckoning

The Consciousness War

Shards

After Life: Armageddon
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Post by Guest » 03 Nov 2004, 02:20

"steel orchestra" sounds great if you ask me. While the name is close to "red orchestra", it doesnt really have much to do with it...

Besides, it sounds really cool!
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Post by jouninkomiko » 03 Nov 2004, 03:14

let me reiterate... TA or Total Annihilation cannot be in the name! We don't want to get sued, you know :)
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Post by TAW_aRKoN » 03 Nov 2004, 04:07

what about metal platoon or sum shat like that. or metal command :?:
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Post by Guest » 03 Nov 2004, 04:10

how about something with TRON on the end? that would be cool, "KILLATRON"... "STABATRON"... "TRONATRON"... "LESBATRON"... oh that's it... call this off, i think we have a name.[/quote]
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Post by Guest » 03 Nov 2004, 06:03

I believe you should stick with just Spring
you should put something relating the engine to TA though
without TA the idea of the engine would not have even arisen
people that have been in the TA community would at least recognize Spring to be realated to TA
If you change the name to something completely different it just wouldnt be the same thing anymore
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Post by Guest » 03 Nov 2004, 06:26

Im gonna use my right to vote and vote for Spring!..

I've grown accustome to that name :D I'd prefer to leave it as it is, but jouninkomiko is right to avoid legal issues TA shouldnt be in the name, but Im sure there will be enough reference to TA within the game that ppl wil know it.




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Post by ┬┐┬º├¢├¥h├©├▒? » 03 Nov 2004, 07:08

Metal Wars
Metal Rebels
Metal Dawn
The Culling of Steel
Steel Spring
Steel Prophicies
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Post by ┬┐┬º├¢├¥h├©├▒? » 03 Nov 2004, 08:16

Total Wars
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Post by Pius II. » 03 Nov 2004, 09:17

I like the sound of "The Spring Project". It's got "Spring", sounds a bit like a generic operation, and it's totally meaningless.
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