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Unit Names

Discussion in 'Team Loco' started by I am the Future, May 18, 2006.

  1. I am the Future

    I am the Future Oi Oi Oi !!!

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    List of available units and names for that type of unit:

    Settler- none
    Worker- none
    Worker Boats- none
    Warrior- Wolf







    Updates of new units or name ideas should be posted in this thread.
     
  2. koondrad

    koondrad Prince

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    Do you want to keep them all themed? Also, at the moment we're prefixing the names with the phonetic alphabet. This was IatF's idea IRC and I think we should continue it.

    For those (like me) who don't know it off by heart:

    Cheers,
     
  3. ranathari

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    I was going to be boring and just keep the default names for units plus a numeral suffix to distinguish between them. Highly promoted units could get unique names to denote their importance/experience (eg. a highly promoted archer could be called, "Robin Hood", a highly promoted galley could be, "Columbus" etc.)
     
  4. I am the Future

    I am the Future Oi Oi Oi !!!

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    I was hopeing in keeping them all themed to animals, makes it weasier to know what we are talking about. But I guess that isnt neccessary.
     
  5. ranathari

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    Call me stupid but when you say, "wolf", a warrior isn't really the first thing I think of.
     
  6. King Flevance

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    Workers should either be Loco*name* like LocoPete or LocoJohn

    Anything nautical should be named after monkeys. Like workboats have "chimp alpha" in the name. And Battleships be "Alpha Gorrilla" in the name. Air craft carriers be "alpha silverbacks" and caravel be "spidermonkey Aplha" Something like that.

    Just some ideas. :)
     
  7. Karl Townsend

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    how bout we make the names of the the members of our team

    eg worker = Karl Townsend
    warroir = Koonrad

    etc etc
     
  8. koondrad

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    I think the only units that should have unique names are naval vessals, in which case we could name them after cities or members.

    @KF - Lmao, nice one.


    EDIT: Actually, why don't we just give them proper military names and units?
    EDIT2: As in ones made up to suit Locopetamia.
     
  9. I am the Future

    I am the Future Oi Oi Oi !!!

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    Agread

    IDK, I still like the idea of nameing units after animals. Like, say we have archers be Alpha Hawk, Bravo Hawk, etc.; then name workers Alpha Ant, Bravo Ant, etc.; maybe have musket men be Alpha Bear, Bravo Bear, etc; then tanks Be Alpha tiger, Bravo Tiger, etc.
    these are just examples.
     
  10. ranathari

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    Seriously, you guys, think about what's going to happen mid- to late- game. We'll have so many damn units on the map that it'll be impossible to give them custom names or to remember where the hell they are and what the hell they're doing. Let's just keep the default names and append them with a suitable suffix for ease of identification whilst reserving true custom names for special units.
     
  11. koondrad

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    Then use divisions, regiments, etc.
     
  12. Emp. Killyouall

    Emp. Killyouall EVIL Emperor

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    Warriors, Archers, Axeman, pikeman: Battalions
    Horse Units: Regiments
    Air Units: Names of members?
    Sea Units: Cities, places
    Arty Units: Division
    Armored Units: Corps
    Gunpowder Units (MechInf counts as armored): Division
    All Other combat Units: Regiments

    This is a rough draft of a possible naming scheme...
     
  13. ranathari

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    I still can't see the point of your naming schemes: you guys are just being complex for the sake of it.
     
  14. I am the Future

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    so waht if we are, it gives us something to do, and it will hopefully keep members semi active.

    Also it gives the MDG some flavor.

    That said I am all in favor of The regiments idea. Names like 1st Warrior Regiment, 2nd Warrior regiment; 1st Archer Regiment, 2nd Archer Regiment. I also am in favor of nameing air units after members, and naval units after cities/places. I am wondering though, what is the oppinion on nameing settler units? I was thinking taht Nameing them for the city they are built in. So a settler built in Short Line would be Short Line Settler. Just an idea though.
     
  15. jeejeep

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    I agree with whoever (ranathari?) said that we should only name special units(maybe only ones with 4 or more promotions or something). Naming all or most of them will be too hard in the mid and late game. However, I think we should definitely give those special units special names. I will let others decide on what those names whould be.
     
  16. koondrad

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    You see the way I do it goes like this:

    Army
    Divisions​
    Regiments​
    Battalions​
    Companies​
    Platoons​


    Usually the bottom two or three structures aren't needed unless you're building a huge invasion force.


    IMO, organising our land forces in this way has a number of benefits:
    1. The naming of units is logical.
    2. It's easy to see what the unit actually is.
    3. It is very adaptable to expansion.
    4. It gives a professional touch and is aesthetically pleasing.


    I'm quite happy to go about renaming units and making charts or diagrams for reference.
     
  17. Emp. Killyouall

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    You forgot Corps (between Army and Division). If we have to we can go into squads and fireteams too. :D
     
  18. Karl Townsend

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    whatta about secret agents
     
  19. koondrad

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    You heard it here first; our army is going to be GIGANTIC. :scan:
     
  20. I am the Future

    I am the Future Oi Oi Oi !!!

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    Im all for koondrad's idea.

    But a massive army,
    Not my personal style.
     

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