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Offline BadgerBadger

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Starships vs Capital ships
« on: June 13, 2017, 01:53:11 PM »
I remember some discussion a while back (might have been the initial kickstarter?) about replacing the word "starship". Did that idea just die? I feel like Capital ship vs fleet ship makes more sense than starship vs fleetship. What do other people feel about this? If it's going to change then this is the time to do it.

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Re: Starships vs Capital ships
« Reply #1 on: June 13, 2017, 02:03:01 PM »
The conclusion from further discussion with players was: "Starship" is less inaccurate and rolls off the tongue better than "Capital Ship" and more newbie-friendly than "Frigate/Destroyer/Cruiser/Battleship"

Basically it's a broader range than can really be called "Capital Ships" (those frigates just don't fit the name), and using individual size-class names was also unpalatable to many (though happy-inducing to others).
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Re: Starships vs Capital ships
« Reply #2 on: June 13, 2017, 02:09:08 PM »
Ah, okay. I'd forgotten the outcome of that conversation.

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Re: Starships vs Capital ships
« Reply #3 on: June 13, 2017, 04:54:38 PM »
Yea, personally I'd love to call them by FF/DD/CA/BB/DN, but I'll just have to content myself to doing that with the Spire Capital Ships :)
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