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Naming of geographical features

Discussion in 'Civ - Ideas & Suggestions' started by Scrabbler, Feb 22, 2018.

  1. Scrabbler

    Scrabbler Chieftain

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    This idea is just about flavour - there are no gameplay changes involved.

    Any reasonably-sized geographical feature should automatically get a name, visible on the tooltip alongside the name of the continent. For example, rivers, mountain ranges, lakes, deserts, islands that are three or four tiles or larger. There are two options: 1) name them randomly from a list of real-world features, so rivers could be the Nile, Orinoco, Yangtze, etc, or 2) name them based on the start position of the nearest civ, so rivers near France could be the Seine or Loire. You can change the names at any time.

    I think this could be quite fun for historical immersion and could be incorporated into the flavour text and notifications: "Russia has cleared a barbarian camp in the Gobi desert", "a source of iron has been found on the island of Sumatra" and so on.
     
  2. Zaarin

    Zaarin My Dearest Doctor

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    I was going to suggest the names could come from the continent name, but, well, good luck with landforms on Lemuria or Pangaea Ultima. :p Still, I like the idea.
     
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  3. God of Kings

    God of Kings Ruler of all heads of state

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    That would be an interesting addition.
     
  4. Phrozen

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    I believe that Alpha Centauri had some named geographical features.
     

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