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Ship Names Were Too Confusing

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Acquisitioneer
Phantom Division
#41 - 2012-01-25 22:34:07 UTC
Nobody mentioned the crazy laser turret names? Ugh
Van Upier
TxivYawg
#42 - 2012-01-25 23:47:53 UTC
Mara Tessidar wrote:
So now they're going to be called by what they do. The naming convention rules begin with the racial type so you know what type of guns it uses and what general characteristics it has. Then we can break them down by what size they are. Here are some of the new frigate names.

The Rifter is now called Minmatar Pew Pew Pew.
The Bantam is now called Caldari Lolminer.
The Condor is now called Caldari Generic Interceptor.
The Griffin is now Caldari Abstract Art Contest Winner.
The Heron is now Caldari Probe.
The Kestrel is now Caldari Missile Platform, Frigate-Size.
The Tristan is now called Gallente Whoopsie.
The Probe is now called Minmatar Probe
The Rifter is now called Minmatar PEW PEW PEW
The Slasher is now called Minmatar Engine Experiment, Awry.
The Vigil is now called Minmatar Vertical Frigate.
The Drake is now called Caldari Missile Platform, Battlecruiser-Size.
The Raven is now called Caldari Missile Platform, Battleship-Size.
The Chimera is now called Caldari Phallus of Dominance.
The Apocalypse is now called Amarr Laser Platform I.
The Armageddon is now called Amarr Laser Platform II.
The Abaddon is now called Amarr Laser Platform III.
The Avatar is now called Amarr Phallus of Dominance.
The Hyperion is now called Gallente Phallus of Dominance.
The Ragnarok is now called Minmatar Phallus of Dominance.

These are just a few of the new ship names being implemented in the near future. As you can see, they easily add to the sci-fi theme that Eve Online has while maintaining ship diversity and ease of discernment among the varying types. In additi--I can't do this anymore. I'm sorry. The name changes were awful. Now all my missiles are sorted by damage type and not by size and use. My prop mods are simply named new, generic engines. Thanks for a wonderful update that totally adds to the game. This will surely bring in those hordes of subscribers Hilmar desperately needs.

Give us back our missile and prop mod names, thanks in advance.



9th Rule of MMOs: If there is a change, any change, an imbecile will whine about it.
Mara Tessidar
Perkone
Caldari State
#43 - 2012-01-26 03:07:46 UTC
umadbro?
Ris Dnalor
Tribal Liberation Force
Minmatar Republic
#44 - 2012-01-26 03:09:58 UTC
nice post OP.


whoever thought they needed to dumb down the names of crap obviously doesn't understand eve.


Why oh Why won't they run this **** by John Turbefield before they do it.... *sigh*

John Turbefield for CEO!

https://forums.eveonline.com/default.aspx?g=posts&t=118961

EvE = Everybody Vs. Everybody

  • Qolde
Derus Grobb
Iron Oxide Institute
#45 - 2012-01-26 03:29:39 UTC
All they did was change the names to make it simpler and less WTF, what's the problem?

Whining babies.
Mara Tessidar
Perkone
Caldari State
#46 - 2012-01-26 03:35:56 UTC
"Hey I have a great idea let's make Eve Online a game for morons just like World of Borecraft and every other MMO because being like the rest of them is Eve Online's main selling point"
Killstealing
Brutor Tribe
Minmatar Republic
#47 - 2012-01-26 03:39:27 UTC
Mara Tessidar wrote:
Jafit McJafitson wrote:
Mara Tessidar wrote:

The Ragnarok is now called Minmatar Phallus of Dominance.


If you knew anything about Titans you'd know that the Ragnarok doesn't dominate anything.


Fine then. The Stabber is the Minmatar Phallus of Dominance.

heh, if you're asian maybe
Killstealing
Brutor Tribe
Minmatar Republic
#48 - 2012-01-26 03:40:39 UTC
Also how is changing Thunderbolt to Mjolnir 'making things simpler'? Nova? Trauma? It's dumb and arbitrary, just like the majority of name changes CCP decided to push through.
Grey Stormshadow
Sebiestor Tribe
Minmatar Republic
#49 - 2012-01-26 03:42:25 UTC  |  Edited by: Grey Stormshadow
I believe that firing weapons with function keys is too hard for people to understand because there isn't keys with function label in keyboard. For this reason I suggest that to fire slot one group or cannon user needs to write "fireone" with keyboard and click shiny spinning confirmation button with mouse to activate the module(s).

This would raise the users combat experience to same professional category where the new shiny renamed items already are.

Get classic forum style - custom videos to captains quarters screen

Play with the best - die like the rest

Ris Dnalor
Tribal Liberation Force
Minmatar Republic
#50 - 2012-01-26 03:46:25 UTC
Derus Grobb wrote:
All they did was change the names to make it simpler and less WTF, what's the problem?

Whining babies.


The missile pictures were ******* color-coded.... failing that, you can show info, failing that... god forbid you have to remember a few names.

and the mwd's really? there's only 4 of them. 2 friggies, 1 cruiser, and 1 bs. you can't remember those?

sorry, but If someone can't remember those, how will they ever like eve? Unless you change eve on a very fundamental level, they won't. And changing eve on a fundamental level is bad, and that's why people are scared / angry / miffed about this first round of changes.

https://forums.eveonline.com/default.aspx?g=posts&t=118961

EvE = Everybody Vs. Everybody

  • Qolde
Taipion
Adeptus Petrous
#51 - 2012-01-26 04:21:55 UTC
NOW you are laughing...

...soon you won´t, anymore!


This will come (with actually even more stupid names), first missiles(only used by carebears), and speedmods(minor impact), soon other mods, and finally ships!
Roosterton
Sebiestor Tribe
Minmatar Republic
#52 - 2012-01-26 04:22:13 UTC
how about changing Rolled Tungsten plates to "useful armor buffer module," and all other plates into "don't fit this?"
Grey Stormshadow
Sebiestor Tribe
Minmatar Republic
#53 - 2012-01-26 04:23:42 UTC
CCP really wants to get rid of it's customers. They try so hard that it is almost respectful.

Get classic forum style - custom videos to captains quarters screen

Play with the best - die like the rest

Asuka Solo
I N E X T R E M I S
Tactical Narcotics Team
#54 - 2012-01-26 04:54:40 UTC
Grey Stormshadow wrote:
The CSM really wants to get rid of CCP's customers. They try so hard that it is almost respectful.


I fixed it for you

Eve is about Capital ships, WiS, Boobs, PI and Isk!

Fix Lag
The Scope
Gallente Federation
#55 - 2012-01-26 05:09:00 UTC
Asuka Solo wrote:
Grey Stormshadow wrote:
The CSM really wants to get rid of CCP's customers. They try so hard that it is almost respectful.


I fixed it for you


OP made this thread about bad names, not about how goons violenced your boat

CCP mostly sucks at their job, but Veritas is a pretty cool dude.

Alaric Faelen
El Ultimo Hombre
Goonswarm Federation
#56 - 2012-01-26 18:12:49 UTC
Given the apparent aversion to actually reading item descriptions or recalling small tidbits of information for a game, that many people display- I say we appeal to a common denominator and appease all.

Let's rename everything using television commercial jingles or tag lines....

So instead of levels of insurance you would simply either be "in good hands" or "not in good hands"

The Drake should be called "so easy, even a caveman could fly it"

All shield or armor resist/extender/hardeners should be various scripts for a module called "Viagra" (the comedy sorta writes itself for that one)

Remote repair should be "I am stuck on band-aid brand"

Laser equipped, armor tanked ships just levels of "heartbeat of Anmatar"
Minmatar ships "Quality is job none"

Security status for systems should be things like "Don't wake up in a null sec ditch, get Direct JC now"

(I'm sure all these references to commercials on US television are probably lost on players everywhere else..but this is America, myopia is a virtue in these here parts)
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