I'm pretty sure they keep an eye on the modding community and it is likely that they have tried quite a number of mods, including col2071. The question is if anybody responsible for naming aliens in BE is aware of the nameclash. Somehow I don't think so, though I will not rule out that a single person came up with the name and didn't tell that he actually found it online. Or possibly forgot that he read the name at some point and he genuinely believes he came up with it even though he didn't. It might also be a twist of fate, like the guy who invented the car and his patent application was rejected because somebody else patented the car the same year (that sucks!) or that two people came up with the idea for the telephone at the same time and submitted patent applications for it the very same day. I haven't tried BE and I don't plan to. I like Alpha Centauri and the civ4 engine, but I hate the civ5 engine. There is a lot of good in it, but also some gamebreaking flaws, not to mention being modder unfriendly compared to civ4. Btw I can't see the image. Would somebody please add it to this thread. Off-site linking is bad, because something like this can happen. Also off site images might vanish while forum images stays.