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we NEED new rover unit names

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3 months ago
ALMOST all the rover units end in "-er". crasher, impaler, ravager, ripper, scorcher, crasher, etc! but theres some that arent - the dart, dominatrix, and mason.

thats why i say we rename the dart to DARTER, the dominatrix to DOMINATER, and the mason to BUILDER. now all rover units end in -er. maybe "builder" is too vague and abstract to be the name of a singular unit but i mean people just call em "constructer" or "cons" for short right?
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3 months ago
Counterpoint: no, we don't.
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imho the shorter a name is the better from a 'at a glance' point of view
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3 months ago
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Counterpoint: no, we don't.

BUT IF WE DONT the naming scheme wont be 100% consistent! whats the downsides to changing the names! dart and darter are still basically the same so even if people call it a dart its related to the units new name. same with dominater /dominatrix . only mason -> builder is kinda unrelated to its original name....but its a constructer unit called "builder", cant get much more syntactically clear than that.
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seems like allot of work.. the wiki and multiple other things in code would need to be changed
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3 months ago
And how would the naming scheming of units (globally) be consistent if hover names all finish in -er? Should each factory have some invented rule? Should there be no other units finishing in -er? (note: there are many currently, for example shipyard has 3 units finishing in -er)

I am all for consistency but this -er for hovers seems more like cherry-picking a very specific sub-set. Why don't we rename "impaler" to "spike" so that we don't have unit in rovers starting with a vowel ?!

Maybe there is some cool idea about naming, but should apply to all units, not to one factory (ex: like final fantasy had some system were spells were finishing with -ra -ga -ja)
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3 months ago
Good point, maybe turn rover into rova. Rippa, crasha, darta, Jehova.

Anyway, first thing that should be done after train factory, imo.

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3 months ago
if you make each unit follow the unit in-front its sort of like a train when you squint your eyes 90% closed
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3 months ago
Least autistic Zero-k player
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squint all eyes 99% closed
This is most likely how trainfac will be implemented.

If you want to make Rover names consistent, first look at Badger.
It badges you with wolverine mines?
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to 'badger' a person is a term with a dark history indeed.. unlike 'badges' the broach.. it was sadly in reference to the blood sport of baiting badgers with dogs (not to be confused with hunting)[Spoiler]WARNING spoiler contains.. EVIL

<as shown in this image badgers can be tamed

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2 months ago
"Driver" for one of the fastest cons in the game, also known for being the unit that starts base construction, i.e. the "driver.bat" of your army.
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2 months ago
Oh, same name "Commander" comes from "COMMAND.COM" + "-er" termination? Now it all makes sense!
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2 months ago
farmer
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2 months ago
"one of the fastest cons in the game", number six on the list actually. Bit faster than a Welder.
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2 months ago
Maybe switch names with welder, so mason becomes welder?
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"Driver" for one of the fastest cons in the game, also known for being the unit that starts base construction, i.e. the "driver.bat" of your army.

Quill is faster 🤷‍♂️

Anyway, if you do a naming scheme obsession thing then you shouldn't stop half way. Most rovers end with "-er", but also most constructors start with "con-". So i propose "Constructer".
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Good point, maybe turn rover into rova. Rippa, crasha, darta, Jehova.

Anyway, first thing that should be done after train factory, imo.


Made ma day :D
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2 months ago
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Maybe there is some cool idea about naming, but should apply to all units, not to one factory (ex: like final fantasy had some system were spells were finishing with -ra -ga -ja)

ravager - rava
minotaur - ravara
cyclops - ravaga
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2 months ago
conveyor
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