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The Rover update

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26 days ago
There have been name changes suggested for the rovers. Such as:
Dart = Marker
Mason = Convoy
Badger = Brigadier
Dominatrix = Antagonizer
Reason being is that all of these end with er.
As Cliv-er, I believe it is destiny for me to suggest one more change:
Make ravagers wreck destroy automatically upon destruction. This can make it a way stronger harasser, as it gives negligible eco advantage for being destroyed, giving interesting tradeoff. This change does not apply to rippers, scorchers, impalers, badgers, dominatrixes, etc.

If this change is made, and I am still on the internet, I will play Zero-K as a dumb hammer.
Feel free to offer the name of the update.

Link to original discussion: https://zero-k.info/Forum/Post/263995#263995
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just in-case i added a link, linking to the link in the the above post linking to the original discussion

link to this post:

http://zero-k.info/Forum/Post/264225#264225

link to the above post:

http://zero-k.info/Forum/Post/264224#264224
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26 days ago
AUrankSmokeDragon
Tell him instead of makeing indirect fun of him! All he wants is an answer and beeing recognised.
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26 days ago
yes, I do want to be recognized. Even though my name shall not belong to me, it's just too funny to have a guy who loves rovers a bit too much.

And also, I don't care if this post is ignored. That just means I don't have to come back.
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26 days ago
i did make a joke of my own but it was an attempt more at my own stupid humor of extra nesting link inception.. my goal wasnt really trying to in some way hurt him.. i should have thought it through better i guess and i know thats my fault.. i was just bored and tried to have some fun i guess.. if i had taken a moment to notice this post was sacred ground and made efforts to show proper respect maybe this mini cataclysm could have been avoided..

but if you ask me these posts are intense emotional trigger traps and its like a minefield of moments that matter so much more then i expected..

so let me just make clear here.. im not trying to make fun of cliver5's link... i made a joke at the expense of 'links' in general never-the-less im sorry

im sorry because i realize that cliver5's post contained a link and it was disrespectful
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25 days ago
smoke dragon, don't worry, I make such jokes all the time. I thought that it's funny.
Still, thank you for clarifying up. Don't blame yourself, blame the sarcastic people who messed up the reputation of strangers. I forgive you on everyone's behalf.
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25 days ago
Counterpoint:
  • Badger ends in '-er'.
  • Dominatrix ends in a Latin form of '-er' if you squint.

Extra counterpoint:
  • The most thematic name for Mason is 'Constructor'. It starts 'Con-', ends '-er', and is a direct actiony-type Rover-style word. But we figured it would be far too confusing so left it as Mason.

Ultimate counterpoint:
  • There was a big push to finish the renames about a decade ago, after which we we vowed not to rename anything without a really good reason.
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25 days ago
Counterpointier: there's no reason for ravager to behave as Cliver suggests.

Counterpointiest: There's no reason for this thread to be presented as if it's about rover renames when it's actually about a proposed Ravager mechanical change.
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quote:
There was a big push to finish the renames about a decade ago


i am still confused. and confusing others when talking.
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25 days ago
Cool, I don't have to come back then
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25 days ago
Ravager does ravaging, scorcher does scorching, ripper does ripping.

Dominatrix does dominating. It uses a female form of -er because it deals social damage instead of physical.

Mason does masonry. Doesn't have an -er (or -rix) suffix because it doesn't deal damage at all but it still follows the "somebody who does a thing" theme because it applies buildpower directly and is a good bundle of stats, which are rover virtues.

Dart

Badger is -er because it deals physical damage, but isn't a "somebody who does a thing" name because it has a crappy body and applies damage slowly and indirectly via minions, which is a pansy-ass way of fighting not befitting a rover.
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25 days ago
Sprung sorry im off-topic but do you know a good place i can learn lua?
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25 days ago
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Counterpointier: there's no reason for ravager to behave as Cliver suggests.

There is the reason that "Ravager still feels a little underwhelming and this would be a buff in a unique direction".

Does it actually lead to good gameplay? I'm not sure. The risk of giving away reclaim when you get over-aggressive is a pretty fundamental part of ZK that I would be worried about subverting.
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