BAR - unit/faction name suggestions

BAR - unit/faction name suggestions

Balanced Annihilation with remade Units

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Regret
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BAR - unit/faction name suggestions

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eat shit
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And "Screamer" is Core's T2 AA turret (non OTA too)... :P
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Question: do you have any vague skeleton of a plot in mind? That would suggest names. Earth vs. Colonies? Man vs. Machines? Liberals vs. Conservatives? Good vs. Evil?
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Core > Gator
Arm > Flash
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JohannesH
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Name units after famous players.

HLT -> Bobbel
Peewee -> Zerox
Atlas -> Regret
Warrior -> Sheep
Triton -> Triton
Wombat -> Jaz

And so on...
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I suggested LEG and PIT in 2008

http://trac.caspring.org/discussion/1/85

or HAND and NUCLEUS
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Since you've no interest in a plot for this game, I'd just keep it simple and just say "good" vs "evil".
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Core -> Hardcore
Arm -> Handicap


...And to preserve the same size of word:
CORE -> HARD
ARM -> HAN
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Pxtl wrote:Since you've no interest in a plot for this game, I'd just keep it simple and just say "good" vs "evil".
So true, except now who are the good guys?
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Sucky_Lord wrote:I vote the whole mod persecutes porcers.
Why not persecute on all shitty players then, regardless of playstyle... Why all the hate for 1 playstyle, I never really understood this
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core -> good
arm -> evil

or vice versa, dont know
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core -> good
arm -> evil
You've got it the wrong way round. The colour of their buildpics say that arm is good and core is evil. (hasn't wc1&2 taught you anything?)
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JohannesH wrote:
Sucky_Lord wrote:I vote the whole mod persecutes porcers.
Why not persecute on all shitty players then, regardless of playstyle... Why all the hate for 1 playstyle, I never really understood this
You can teach someone who is too aggressive and feeds the enemy metal to play more conservatively, and you can teach someone who has fail micro to micro better, but Porcers are almost always completely impervious to suggestions for improvement.
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d_b wrote:
Google_Frog wrote:
core -> good
arm -> evil
You've got it the wrong way round. The colour of their buildpics say that arm is good and core is evil. (hasn't wc1&2 taught you anything?)
noob! core are innocent civilians and arm are the asshole bionic troll rebels who disrupt the peace. And if you didnt think arm was evil look at the arm com's hat. HE IS THE POPE.
From TA Core are patterned brains.

This pope claim is serious but I have not noticed it myself. Please post an image with the pope and arm commander side by side so that I can compare.
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1v0ry_k1ng wrote:arm-->leg
core--> shell

there, I win
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Google_Frog wrote:
core -> good
arm -> evil
You've got it the wrong way round. The colour of their buildpics say that arm is good and core is evil. (hasn't wc1&2 taught you anything?)
But... Dune 1? In Dune 1, the Atreides are red, the Harkonnen are blue.
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And Ordos in dune2 is green. Does that make them good or evil?

core -> CORP
arm -> INC.
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Re: BAR - unit/faction name suggestions

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Ok, for serious now:

I think one of the best things you can do for naming is to get rid of "silly" sounding names. For example, what mech pilot in his right mind would want to pilot a "Peewee"? Or "Jeffy". Even names like "Rocko" or "Thud" are overly descriptive and sound silly.

"Stumpy". Really?!?!

Whatever the units end up being called, it needs to reflect the unit's role and most importantly, sound like something a soldier would be proud of.

Names like "Hawk", "Panther", or "Reaper" do sound a little cliche, but they also sound like something a fighting man would be proud to pilot.

Wind Generator sounds like a giant fan, BTW.

Some ideas:
Animal names: the most used in present day.

Tool names: saw, hammer, jackhammer, etc sound good IMO.

Transports should be named for large things. Atlas is beautiful IMO. In real life, I think "Starlifter" is one of my favorites.

Ships are supposed to be "noble" units. IRL they are named after Knights, Queens, Presidents, etc. Crusader? That's a good name that sounds noble.
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Mav wrote:Wind Generator sounds like a giant fan, BTW.
1. Thats because it is a giant fan
Mav wrote:Tool names: saw, hammer, jackhammer, etc sound good IMO.
2. We already have hammer, and jackhammer is just an extension on an already shit unit name
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Mav wrote:Ok, for serious now:

I think one of the best things you can do for naming is to get rid of "silly" sounding names. For example, what mech pilot in his right mind would want to pilot a "Peewee"? Or "Jeffy". Even names like "Rocko" or "Thud" are overly descriptive and sound silly.
No way, the cutesy names (especially when limited to the earlier tier units) give a huge amount of character. It also makes getting real behemoths like the Goliath or the Juggernaut that much more epic.
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