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5/2/2017 2:11:13 PMAUrankAdminGoogleFrog before revert after revert
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1 Unfortunately, we need another round of unit renames. Ideally this would be the last time so there may be a lot of them. In short, it looks bad that we have not put in the basic level of creative effort required to change the names since OTA. People may think that a game that doesn't put in this effort is a copy in many other, more important, ways. Quantum convinced me that this effect should be taken seriously. The cost is 'only' confusion, required wiki updates and some vocal annoyed players. In my experience, renames take, on average, a few months to take hold. A sufficiently good name is taken up near instantly (eg. Dagger) and poor names can take years to fully apply. Ideally we'll be able to make good renames with feedback. However, the only two options are good renames and bad renames. 1 Unfortunately, we need another round of unit renames. Ideally this would be the last time so there may be a lot of them. In short, it looks bad that we have not put in the basic level of creative effort required to change the names since OTA. People may think that a game that doesn't put in this effort is a copy in many other, more important, ways. Quantum convinced me that this effect should be taken seriously. The cost is 'only' confusion, required wiki updates and some vocal annoyed players. In my experience, renames take, on average, a few months to take hold. A sufficiently good name is taken up near instantly (eg. Dagger) and poor names can take years to fully apply. Ideally we'll be able to make good renames with feedback. However, the only two options are good renames and bad renames.
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3 These are the OTA names: 3 These are the OTA names:
4 * Roach 4 * Roach
5 * Rocko, Warrior, Zeus, Hammer, Eraser 5 * Rocko, Warrior, Zeus, Hammer, Eraser
6 * Slasher, Leveler 6 * Slasher, Leveler
7 * Hawk, Phoenix, Vulture 7 * Hawk, Phoenix, Vulture
8 * Brawler, Rapier, Valkyrie 8 * Brawler, Rapier, Valkyrie
9 * Penetrator 9 * Penetrator
10 * Flea, Infiltrator 10 * Flea, Infiltrator
11 * Pyro, Sumo 11 * Pyro, Sumo
12 * Panther, Reaper, Goliath, Copperhead 12 * Panther, Reaper, Goliath, Copperhead
13 * Defender, Annihilator, Doomsday Machine 13 * Defender, Annihilator, Doomsday Machine
14 * Cobra 14 * Cobra
15 * Protector, Big Bertha, Silencer 15 * Protector, Big Bertha, Silencer
16 Zeus, Pheonix, Flea, Pyro, Sumo and Big Bertha are deemed to be generic/appropriate enough to not require changing. 16 Zeus, Pheonix, Flea, Pyro, Sumo and Big Bertha are deemed to be generic/appropriate enough to not require changing.
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18 These are third party units, just for completeness, they don't need changing: 18 These are third party units, just for completeness, they don't need changing:
19 * Tick 19 * Tick
20 * Wolverine 20 * Wolverine
21 * Banshee, Blackdawn, Krow, Vindicator 21 * Banshee, Blackdawn, Krow, Vindicator
22 * Venom, Recluse, Crabe 22 * Venom, Recluse, Crabe
23 * Archangel 23 * Archangel
24 * Banisher, Tremor 24 * Banisher, Tremor
25 * Catapult, Bantha 25 * Catapult, Bantha
26 * Chainsaw, Screamer 26 * Chainsaw, Screamer
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28 Here are the proposed changes: 28 Here are the proposed changes:
29 * Roach -> Rat 29 * Roach -> Rat
30 * Rocko -> Imp (Hoko (or Moko) if we need to bribe @hokomoko for something) 30 * Rocko -> Imp (Hoko (or Moko) if we need to bribe @hokomoko for something)
31 * Warrior -> Ares 31 * Warrior -> Ares
32 * Hammer -> Apollo 32 * Hammer -> Apollo
33 * Eraser -> Witch (or Dolos?) 33 * Eraser -> Witch (or Dolos?)
34 * Slasher -> ??? 34 * Slasher -> ???
35 * Leveler -> ??? 35 * Leveler -> ???
36 * Hawk -> Falcon 36 * Hawk -> Falcon
37 * Vulture -> ??? (maybe keep) 37 * Vulture -> ??? (maybe keep)
38 * Brawler -> ??? 38 * Brawler -> ???
39 * Rapier -> Revenant 39 * Rapier -> Revenant
40 * Valkyrie -> Swallow 40 * Valkyrie -> Swallow
41 * Penetrator -> Lance 41 * Penetrator -> Lance
42 * Infiltrator -> Widow 42 * Infiltrator -> Widow
43 * Panther -> Basilisk 43 * Panther -> Basilisk
44 * Reaper -> Rhino 44 * Reaper -> Rhino
45 * Golliath -> Komodo 45 * Golliath -> Komodo
46 * Copperhead -> Taipan 46 * Copperhead -> Taipan
47 * Defender -> Hammer 47 * Defender -> Hammer
48 * Annihilator -> ??? 48 * Annihilator -> ???
49 * Doomsday Machine -> ??? 49 * Doomsday Machine -> ???
50 * Cobra -> Python 50 * Cobra -> Python
51 * Protector -> ??? 51 * Protector -> ???
52 * Silencer -> ??? 52 * Silencer -> ???
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54 Most of the ??? are easy to fill in with something generic so I've left them blank for now. I'm fairly happy with some of the renames. Others need a bit of work, for example we're leaning a bit heavily on the Greek gods. Alongside the required changes we can also make some changes to enhance their suitability. 54 Most of the ??? are easy to fill in with something generic so I've left them blank for now. I'm fairly happy with some of the renames. Others need a bit of work, for example we're leaning a bit heavily on the Greek gods. Alongside the required changes we can also make some changes to enhance their suitability.
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56 Animal themed Tanks: 56 Animal themed Tanks:
57 * Kodachi -> Salamander 57 * Kodachi -> Salamander
58 * Banisher -> Leopard 58 * Banisher -> Leopard
59 * Pillager -> Tiger 59 * Pillager -> Tiger
60 * Tremor -> Elefant 60 * Tremor -> Elefant
61 61
62 Here are some opportunistic renames that I'm in favour of: 62 Here are some opportunistic renames that I'm in favour of:
63 * Dominatrix -> Dominator (-o(e)r theme) 63 * Dominatrix -> Dominator (-o(e)r theme)
64 * Blastwing -> Moth (fits with Gnat, Moths and flames etc...) 64 * Blastwing -> Moth (fits with Gnat, Moths and flames etc...)
65 * Vindicator -> Albatross (fits with Swallow) 65 * Vindicator -> Albatross (fits with Swallow)
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68 ============ Current suggestion list ============ 68 ============ Current suggestion list ============
69 Suggestions are somewhat sorted with more popular suggestions towards the front of the list. Suggestions in bold seem to be either generally agreed upon or I think they are really good. 69 Suggestions are somewhat sorted with more popular suggestions towards the front of the list. Suggestions in bold seem to be either generally agreed upon or I think they are really good.
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71 Core: 70 Core:
72 * Roach -> Snitch, Rat, Pest, Termite, Banger 71 * Roach -> [b]Snitch[/b], Rat, Beetle, Termite, Bugmine, Pest, Banger
73 * Rocko -> Slinger, Winger, Column, Pillar, Grenadier, Imp, Arrowhead, Hoko 72 * Rocko -> Ronin, Slinger, Pilum, Duelist, Winger, Column, Pillar, Grenadier, Imp, Arrowhead, Hoko
74 * Warrior -> [b]Gladiator[/b], Centurion, Odin, Ares, Ghoul, Svarog, 73 * Warrior -> [b]Gladiator[/b], Champion, Centurion, Odin, Ghoul, Ares, Bane, Brute, Beast, Hulk, Bully, Gunner, Maniac, Frenzy, Ogre, Svarog
75 * Hammer -> Slinger, Cudgel, Apollo, Dropshot, Brick 74 * Hammer -> Pelter, Pummel, Chisel, Slinger, Stoneman, Cudgel, Sabot, Slingshot, Pebble, Rockwell, Apollo, Dropshot, Brick
76 * Eraser -> [b]Iris[/b], Mesmerist, Witch, Dolos, Shadowcaster, Blank, Secret, Absence, Concealer, Sneak, Deceiver, Deluder, 75 * Eraser -> [b]Iris[/b], Mesmerist, Witch, Blindspot, Dolos, Shadowcaster, Blank, Secret, Absence, Concealer, Sneak, Deceiver, Deluder,
77 * Slasher -> [b]Lasher[/b] 76 * Slasher -> [b]Lasher[/b], Anchor, Whip
78 * Leveler -> [b]Equalizer[/b], Cracker, Blaster, Rumbler 77 * Leveler -> [b]Equalizer[/b], Cracker, Blaster, Lasher, Rumbler
79 * Hawk -> Falcon 78 * Hawk -> Falcon, Raptor, Harrier, Peregrine
80 * Vulture -> [b]Owl[/b], Blackbird, Vigilant, Gull, Seagull 79 * Vulture -> [b]Owl[/b], Blackbird, Vigilant, Gull, Seagull
81 * Brawler -> Gnawer 80 * Brawler -> Gargoyle, Gnawer
82 * Rapier -> Gargoyle, Revenant, Ladybug 81 * Rapier -> Harpy, Gargoyle, Revenant, Butterfly, Viper, Ladybug
83 * Valkyrie -> Ladybug, Bee, Swallow, Skybus 82 * Valkyrie -> Bee, Ladybug, Aircab, Swallow, Skybus
84 * Penetrator -> [b]Lance[/b], Trephine 83 * Penetrator -> [b]Lance[/b], Lightbringer, Auger, Iluminator, Trephine, Flashray
85 * Infiltrator -> [b]Widow[/b], Karakurt 84 * Infiltrator -> [b]Widow[/b], Widowmaker, Karakurt
86 * Panther -> Basilisk, Sauvage, Raptor, Komodo 85 * Panther -> [b]Blitz[/b], Bolt, Basilisk, Sauvage, Stormseeker, Raptor, Cheetah, Thunderbolt, Komodo
87 * Reaper -> [b]Rhino[/b], Stegosaurus 86 * Reaper -> [b]Rhino[/b], Tiger, Bison, Linebreaker, Stegosaurus
88 * Golliath -> Komodo, Colossus, Rex, Magog 87 * Goliath -> Komodo, Despot, Basilisk, Gorgon, Colossus, Warhorse, Hardhead, Jotun, Juggernaught, Rex, Magog
89 * Copperhead -> Viper, Taipan, Cottonmouth 88 * Copperhead -> Viper, Taipan, Cottonmouth
90 * Defender -> Sentry, Tripod, Hammer, Loyalist, Caltrop 89 * Defender -> Picket, Cerberus, Chisel, Sentry, Spike, Watchdog, Tripod, Hedgehog, Mistletoe, Hammer, Loyalist, Caltrop
91 * Annihilator -> Cosmos, Ballista, Trephine 90 * Annihilator -> Paladin, Illuminator, Citadel, Cosmos, Longinus, Ballista, Trephine
92 * Doomsday Machine -> [b]Thresher[/b], Fortress, Citadel, Nemesis, Hellbringer, 91 * Doomsday Machine -> [b]Thresher[/b], Decreator, Fortress, Citadel, Nemesis, Hellbringer,
93 * Cobra -> Python 92 * Cobra -> Python
94 * Protector -> Saviour, Safeguard, Ward, Sunscreen, Shelter 93 * Protector -> Saviour, Safeguard, Ward, Sunscreen, Shelter
95 * Silencer -> Purifier, Scourge, Lucifer, Trinity, Minuteman, Disinfectant, Cleanser, Brimstone, Pacifier, Peacemaker, Finalizer, Lightbearer 94 * Silencer -> Purifier, Scourge, Lucifer, Trinity, Minuteman, Disinfectant, Cleanser, Brimstone, Pacifier, Peacemaker, Finalizer, Lightbearer
96 * Flea -> Flea, Mite 95 * Flea -> Flea, Mite
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98 Extras: 97 Extras:
99 * Kodachi -> Salamander, Fireball, Charmant, Skink 98 * Kodachi -> Blaze, Kodachi, Brand, Salamander, Fireball, Charmant, Skink
100 * Banisher -> Cougar, Leopard, Monitor 99 * Banisher -> Cougar, Banisher, Leopard, Monitor
101 * Pillager -> [b]Emissary[/b], Tiger, Brontosaurus 100 * Pillager -> [b]Emissary[/b], Tiger, Paladin, Brontosaurus
102 * Tremor -> Rainmaker, Hailstorm, Tremor, Elefant, Diplodocus 101 * Tremor -> Rainmaker, Tremor, Hailstorm, Stampede, Cloudseeder, Grindstone, Flurry, Oasis, Flatner, Earthshaker, Elefant, Diplodocus
103 * Blastwing -> Moth, Firefly 102 * Blastwing -> Moth, Firefly, Dragonfly
104 * Vindicator -> Albatross, Hornet 103 * Vindicator -> Albatross, Hornet
105 * Black Dawn -> Scarab 104 * Black Dawn -> Scarab, Blackwidow, Hellion
106
107 More dubious extras:
108 * Tick -> Wisp
109 * Dominatrix -> Dominator, Epsilon
110 * Scythe -> Licho, Redcap
111 * Zeus -> Perun, Jupiter
112 * Gremlin -> Veles
113 * Spectre -> Simo, Shrike
114 * Trident -> Dragonfly
115 * Racketeer -> Negand
116 105
117 Consider whether renaming is a requirement: Chainsaw, Screamer, Banshee, Black Dawn, Tremor, Banisher, Crabe, Krow. 106 Consider whether renaming is a requirement: Chainsaw, Screamer, Banshee, Black Dawn, Tremor, Banisher, Crabe, Krow.
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