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Offline Draco18s

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Planet Names: Pronounceable?
« on: September 03, 2016, 02:25:19 PM »
A lot of the planet names in the default planet names list are really hard to pronounce, to the point that my friend and I would take a "close enough" joke pronunciation and rename the planet (some of which were not appropriate for all audiences).

I really think the Culture series had it right when it came to names.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_spacecraft_in_the_Culture_series

Nervous Energy
Irregular Apocalypse
No More Mr Nice Guy
Just Read The Instructions
So Much For Subtlety
Arbitrary
Funny, It Worked Last Time...
Just Another Victim Of The Ambient Morality
Sacrificial Victim
Ultimate Ship The Second
What Are The Civilian Applications?
Shoot Them Later
Poke It With A Stick
Lapsed Pacifist
Now Look What You've Made Me Do
Don't Try This At Home
You Call This Clean?
Rapid Random Response Unit
Gravitas, What Gravitas?


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(Yes, these specific suggestions are a joke: Culture has it's own unique..."texture" to its names).

AI War definitely needs names that are a little more readable!

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Re: Planet Names: Pronounceable?
« Reply #1 on: September 03, 2016, 02:28:10 PM »
I would be fine with new names if that meant I didn't have to hear that A-team joke one more time... #angrygrandpa
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Re: Planet Names: Pronounceable?
« Reply #2 on: September 03, 2016, 02:32:30 PM »
As an aside, I'm so glad that Space Ex is using Culture names for its drones/ships.  They're so much cooler than exactly what it says on the tin, "Apollo 12." Gosh I wonder if that's going to the moon aka "Apollo."
(Greek/Roman gods are fine name for the planets and other astronomical bodies, but our ships need a different theme).

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Re: Planet Names: Pronounceable?
« Reply #3 on: September 04, 2016, 02:16:27 PM »
I made a custom planet names list using states and state capitols. I had to consolidate North and South Carolina, though; very confusing if the map gen uses both.

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Re: Planet Names: Pronounceable?
« Reply #4 on: September 04, 2016, 03:09:50 PM »
What I did for the planet names is just grab a list of normal system names (Alpha Cephei, Beta Cephei, Fomalhaut, Sirius, etc) and dump them into the alt planet names file. At the very least, please use actual words. Look at XCom and XCom 2 and how they named their operations.

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Re: Planet Names: Pronounceable?
« Reply #5 on: September 05, 2016, 12:34:42 AM »
I think my altplanets list is a giant mishmash of two seperate lists from here, plus Murdoch. Mostly to have pronouceable names.

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Re: Planet Names: Pronounceable?
« Reply #6 on: September 05, 2016, 01:12:18 AM »
(I should go through and make an altplanetnames.txt full of Culture ship names. So many of them are just so good.

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Re: Planet Names: Pronounceable?
« Reply #7 on: September 07, 2016, 02:35:27 AM »
I made a custom planet names list using states and state capitols. I had to consolidate North and South Carolina, though; very confusing if the map gen uses both.

You know, this is actually a thing.  I'm from South Carolina and people who should know that, keep saying I'm from North Carolina when they introduce me to new people.
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