Unit Rename Brainstorm: Vehicles

Unit Rename Brainstorm: Vehicles

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luckywaldo7
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Unit Rename Brainstorm: Vehicles

Post by luckywaldo7 » 01 Jan 2011, 22:37

So Zero-K has replaces all of the models and changed many of the roles, most of the units still retain the same names. In an effort for a bit more originality and a bit more consistency in by-factory naming in the new factory line-ups, this thread is for brainstorming replacement names.

In particular interest is the consistency between labs, similar to how artwork has been kept mostly consistent inside factories. A good example of renaming is the shield bot factory, which has names like outlaw, bandit, rogue, thug, etc, all fitting into the same theme.

Anyway, vehicle line-up below:
  • Unit: Mason
    Role: Construction Vehicle
    Characteristics: It's a con.
    Name Status: Good (No one cares, its a con anyway.)

    Unit: Weasel
    Role: Raider/Scout
    Characteristics: Its a motorcycle.
    Name Status: Bad
    Name Suggestions: Lowrider, Tracker, Initiator

    Unit: Slasher
    Role: Ranged Support/AA
    Characteristics: Must stop to fire.
    Name Status: Bad
    Name Suggestions: Shanker

    Unit: Scorcher
    Role: Raider
    Characteristics: Heatray weapon
    Name Status: Good

    Unit: Wolverine
    Role: Minelayer Artillery
    Characteristics: It lays mines.
    Name Status: Bad
    Name Suggestions: Ranger, Trapper, Barrager

    Unit: Leveler
    Role: Riot
    Characteristics: Basically same as its OTA counterpart.
    Name Status: Bad
    Name Suggestions: Crusher

    Unit: Ravager
    Role: Assault
    Characteristics: Basically same as its OTA counterpart (raider).
    Name Status: Good

    Unit: Merl
    Role: Mobile Cruise Missile Launcher
    Characteristics: Basically the OTA diplomat with the Merl name instead (don't ask).
    Name Status: Bad
    Name Suggestions: Longbow, Longranger

    Unit: Dreamweaver
    Role: Capture
    Characteristics: Uses RA style capture.
    Name Status: Good
Probably a good place to try to brainstorm around is the "Ravager" and "Scorcher" names, so maybe something like violent agent nouns.
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Re: Unit Rename Brainstorm: Vehicles

Post by Kenku » 02 Jan 2011, 00:41

Weasel->Lowrider?
Slasher->Ballista(unless one of the big units are using that)
In my opinion Leveler is ok. Thats what the shots do after all
Wolverine->Trapper?
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Re: Unit Rename Brainstorm: Vehicles

Post by oksnoop2 » 02 Jan 2011, 03:37

Slasher-> Jack Rabbit
Wolverine-> Booby Trapper
Leveler-> Disperse-a-tron...?
Merl-> Longbow
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Re: Unit Rename Brainstorm: Vehicles

Post by Pxtl » 02 Jan 2011, 04:23

Ballista implies ballistic. That unit shoots straight. Archer. Spitter. Something like that. Maybe pike?

Leveler = Spanker.

Merl = Vertigo

Wolverine = Horneytoad - a reptile that lays eggs and spits blood.

I second Lowrider for weasels. Or something cute and harmless, like punky, or skipper, or doombuggy.
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Re: Unit Rename Brainstorm: Vehicles

Post by MidKnight » 02 Jan 2011, 05:51

Pxtl wrote:Ballista implies ballistic.
'Ballistic' implies an arc?
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Re: Unit Rename Brainstorm: Vehicles

Post by aegis » 02 Jan 2011, 06:01

projectile weapons, due to physics, must either shoot in an arc or at a very short distance

also ballista ~= archer
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Re: Unit Rename Brainstorm: Vehicles

Post by MidKnight » 02 Jan 2011, 07:11

What about low-G environments? :regret:
sorry, couldn't resist
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Re: Unit Rename Brainstorm: Vehicles

Post by FireStorm_ » 02 Jan 2011, 10:47

Weasel -> Tracker
Slasher -> MC Hammer (Mobile Combat Hammer)

Wolverine -> Trapper
(should read other peoples post more carefully before I waist time coming up with it independently, I other words: I endorse this name.

Leveler... depends on what side of the riot its on. :-)
As a Rioter -> Leveller
As an anti Rioter -> Oppressor

I also I second Merl -> longbow
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Re: Unit Rename Brainstorm: Vehicles

Post by Wombat » 02 Jan 2011, 11:31

weasel - rat

slasher - archer

wolverine - barrager

leveler - crusher

merl - also think longbow is cool

not original but i think it tells a lot what unit is supposed to do
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Re: Unit Rename Brainstorm: Vehicles

Post by Gota » 02 Jan 2011, 12:25

Pxtl wrote: Leveler = Spanker.

haha thats awesome.Guess CORE have a sense of humor.
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Re: Unit Rename Brainstorm: Vehicles

Post by pintle » 02 Jan 2011, 16:19

If you dont have a ship called "Ranger", Wolverine could be called that. Its role is pretty analagous to a traditional RPG ranger (minus the overpowered dual wielding and animal companion).

Looking up "instigate" in a thesaurus for Wezel name replacements... Initiator?

I like Longbow for the Merl
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Re: Unit Rename Brainstorm: Vehicles

Post by Aether_0001 » 02 Jan 2011, 20:19

Wolverine - Limiter
Weasel - Demon
Slasher - Shanker


I lol'd at spanker, think it would be a great name.

I like longbow too.
Hmm, if I had to give my own suggestion for Merl..

I guess I'd call it reaction or echo.


Probably all of my names are used by some other unit, eh?
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Re: Unit Rename Brainstorm: Vehicles

Post by Gota » 02 Jan 2011, 22:45

kubic for weazel
pini for jeffy
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Re: Unit Rename Brainstorm: Vehicles

Post by KingRaptor » 03 Jan 2011, 05:22

Merl -> Javelin
Weasel -> Fennec (a fox)
Leveler: keep as-is
Slasher -> Chu-ke Nu? might be too big a mouthful
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Re: Unit Rename Brainstorm: Vehicles

Post by PicassoCT » 03 Jan 2011, 15:15

  • Unit: Mason
    Role: Construction Vehicle
    Characteristics: It's a con.
    Name Status: Good (No one cares, its a con anyway.)

    Unit: Dart
    Role: Raider/Scout
    Characteristics: Its a motorcycle.
    Name Status: Bad

    Unit: Aerospears
    Role: Ranged Support/AA
    Characteristics: Must stop to fire.
    Name Status: Bad

    Unit: Scorcher
    Role: Raider
    Characteristics: Heatray weapon
    Name Status: Good

    Unit: Stepfurther
    Role: Minelayer Artillery
    Characteristics: It lays mines.
    Name Status: Bad

    Unit: Yardscraper
    Role: Riot
    Characteristics: Basically same as its OTA counterpart.
    Name Status: Bad

    Unit: Ravager
    Role: Assault
    Characteristics: Basically same as its OTA counterpart (raider).
    Name Status: Good

    Unit: LongRanger
    Role: Mobile Cruise Missile Launcher
    Characteristics: Basically the OTA diplomat with the Merl name instead (don't ask).
    Name Status: Bad

    Unit: Dreamweaver
    Role: Capture
    Characteristics: Uses RA style capture.
    Name Status: Good
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Re: Unit Rename Brainstorm: Vehicles

Post by luckywaldo7 » 04 Jan 2011, 02:18

Some good suggestions here. I updated my first post with all the ones I thought fit the general theme pretty well. Feel free to keep posting if you guys have more suggestions or thoughts and opinions on my choices.
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Re: Unit Rename Brainstorm: Vehicles

Post by Neddie » 04 Jan 2011, 02:26

Mason
Tracker
Falconer
Hunter
Archer
Skinner
Butcher
Minstrel
Weaver
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Re: Unit Rename Brainstorm: Vehicles

Post by Wombat » 04 Jan 2011, 02:28

butcher is cool :D
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Re: Unit Rename Brainstorm: Vehicles

Post by Pxtl » 04 Jan 2011, 17:25

Yeah, but the only Veh I'd want to see named Butcher is the Ravager, and it's already got a good non-TA name, and I don't think they want to re-open old names (if so, Glaive is first on my list to change).

@luckywaldo7

I take it that we're sticking to Very Serious Names for a Very Serious Game?

Because otherwise I still think Spanker would be a great name for the Leveler. And I always loved how OTA's units often had funny names like the Peewee and the Can.
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Re: Unit Rename Brainstorm: Vehicles

Post by Saktoth » 07 Jan 2011, 22:46

Neddie wrote:Mason
Tracker
Falconer
Hunter
Archer
Skinner
Butcher
Minstrel
Weaver
Prettymuch the only good suggestions thus far.

Honestly, if we are sticking to the violent agent nouns, we can keep leveler, slasher, etc, call it homage. Weasel doesnt fit the theme though.
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