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Polarized weaponry (affectionately known as glass cannons)

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Ian Praetorius
The Scope
Gallente Federation
#41 - 2014-10-22 13:44:44 UTC
Obviously the name is a setup for future Sleeper lore.

Clearly Sleepers are Space Warlocks, casting curses to protect their tech. Why else would the guns drop your resists?

If you have a high level Paladin with the right skills, you can remove the negative attributes.
Adrie Atticus
Caldari Provisions
Caldari State
#42 - 2014-10-22 13:44:51 UTC
Owen Levanth wrote:
Adrie Atticus wrote:
Blighted, seriously? Unstable, experimental, viscous, anything else?

I'll just list words because I'm bored, personal favourites underlined:

Evaporative
Unstable
Eruptive
Labile
Turbulent
Fraught
Charged
Tense
Erratic
Protean
Agitated
Frantic

Tumultuous


How about:

-Cursed
-Demonic
-Fouled
-Virulent
-Monstrous
-Deadly
-Tempestuos
-Fatal
-Lethal
-Idiosyncratic


How about "oxymoronic"?
Chribba
Otherworld Enterprises
Otherworld Empire
#43 - 2014-10-22 13:47:40 UTC
Unstable is a very good name imo.

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Gosti Kahanid
Red Sky Morning
The Amarr Militia.
#44 - 2014-10-22 13:50:53 UTC
Ian Praetorius wrote:
Obviously the name is a setup for future Sleeper lore.

Clearly Sleepers are Space Warlocks, casting curses to protect their tech. Why else would the guns drop your resists?

If you have a high level Paladin with the right skills, you can remove the negative attributes.


So my Lv.5 Paladin won´t loose any resistances Cool
Darirol
Ministry of War
Amarr Empire
#45 - 2014-10-22 13:51:36 UTC
hm torpedo launcher, are you sure that this is balanced with stealthbombers?

i mean stealthbomber are glass cannons itself. you dont realy "fight" someone, you make sure that in one or another way your target wont be able to shoot back. so a weapon that raises damage at cost of defense would in the case of stealthbomber just raise damage.
Lia' Vael
Trillionaire.pro
#46 - 2014-10-22 13:54:39 UTC
Darirol wrote:
hm torpedo launcher, are you sure that this is balanced with stealthbombers?

i mean stealthbomber are glass cannons itself. you dont realy "fight" someone, you make sure that in one or another way your target wont be able to shoot back. so a weapon that raises damage at cost of defense would in the case of stealthbomber just raise damage.


I'll like that. Hope I'll be able to afford them :D
Tappits
Sniggerdly
Pandemic Legion
#47 - 2014-10-22 13:54:57 UTC
Darirol wrote:
hm torpedo launcher, are you sure that this is balanced with stealthbombers?

i mean stealthbomber are glass cannons itself. you dont realy "fight" someone, you make sure that in one or another way your target wont be able to shoot back. so a weapon that raises damage at cost of defense would in the case of stealthbomber just raise damage.


Seems fine to me. a single light drone could prob kill a stealth bomber in less than 20secs with 0% tank.
CCP Paradox
#48 - 2014-10-22 14:02:10 UTC
Just wanted to drop by and mention the name stuff, it's currently being talked about in design and we will let you know later. Thanks for the feedback and suggestions regarding that.

CCP Paradox | EVE QA | Team Phenomenon

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Agrippa Arkaral
Rogue Inferno.
Pandemic Horde
#49 - 2014-10-22 14:05:31 UTC
Legit Small Pulse Laser
Legit Light Neutron Blaster
Legit 200mm AutoCannon
Legit Rocket Launcher

&c. &c. &c.
John Caffeine
Aliastra
Gallente Federation
#50 - 2014-10-22 14:08:13 UTC
How about "Unbalanced"?
CCP Goliath
C C P
C C P Alliance
#51 - 2014-10-22 14:08:52 UTC
I'm asking this only because I'm interested in words generally, and am likewise interested in the strong reaction to "blighted".

(Disclaimer: I have no skin in this name game, am not participating in the discussion that Paradox describes, I have no influence one way or the other over how items are named, and I don't feel strongly one way or the other about "blighted".)

Blight is a word used IRL mostly to describe plant disease, and secondarily as a general description for something that has been spoiled or damaged. What about it gives you such a strong "fantasy RPG" feeling? Is it the Undead Warcraft 3 sprawl thing?

CCP Goliath | QA Director | EVE Illuminati | @CCP_Goliath

Ravcharas
Infinite Point
Pandemic Horde
#52 - 2014-10-22 14:09:15 UTC
'Retardstrength'
Valterra Craven
#53 - 2014-10-22 14:09:25 UTC
CCP Paradox wrote:

Hi pilots,
The new weapons as teased at EVE Vegas 2014 for the Pheobe release in November.
There are twelve weapons in total, and I have seeded these on the Singularity market*. We are eager to hear feedback on these weapons, so please try them out.

-CCP Paradox on behalf of Team Banana Stand


I'm assuming you guys didn't create any long range versions of these weapons because you think that would be too powerful?
Turelus
Utassi Security
#54 - 2014-10-22 14:09:41 UTC
Dropping in as well to say that the current name is a little odd, I much prefer the older style names like Prototype, Scout, Upgraded etc.

Turelus CEO Utassi Security

Marcia en Welle
Doomheim
#55 - 2014-10-22 14:10:48 UTC
Blighted? Is the naming guy ex WOW or something? Can you hire someone new in the naming department, I want something more sci fi, blighted sounds like fantasy.
Ka'Narlist
Dreddit
Test Alliance Please Ignore
#56 - 2014-10-22 14:12:38 UTC
CCP Goliath wrote:

Blight is a word used IRL mostly to describe plant disease, and secondarily as a general description for something that has been spoiled or damaged. What about it gives you such a strong "fantasy RPG" feeling? Is it the Undead Warcraft 3 sprawl thing?

I never heard blight used in a technical (or a non human/fleshy) thing.
Adrie Atticus
Caldari Provisions
Caldari State
#57 - 2014-10-22 14:13:57 UTC
CCP Goliath wrote:
I'm asking this only because I'm interested in words generally, and am likewise interested in the strong reaction to "blighted".

(Disclaimer: I have no skin in this name game, am not participating in the discussion that Paradox describes, I have no influence one way or the other over how items are named, and I don't feel strongly one way or the other about "blighted".)

Blight is a word used IRL mostly to describe plant disease, and secondarily as a general description for something that has been spoiled or damaged. What about it gives you such a strong "fantasy RPG" feeling? Is it the Undead Warcraft 3 sprawl thing?



It's the normal naming convention in fantasy literature and games, rarely used in sci-fi due to people usually connecting blight to plague, famine and disease. Even though many sci-fi writers (and tv series) drop the "Blight of the mankind" all the time, it's usually connected to loss, failure and death. It's not a bad word, just not really used in sci-fi, more in fantasy and high fantasy.
Marcia en Welle
Doomheim
#58 - 2014-10-22 14:14:28 UTC
CCP Goliath wrote:
I'm asking this only because I'm interested in words generally, and am likewise interested in the strong reaction to "blighted".

(Disclaimer: I have no skin in this name game, am not participating in the discussion that Paradox describes, I have no influence one way or the other over how items are named, and I don't feel strongly one way or the other about "blighted".)

Blight is a word used IRL mostly to describe plant disease, and secondarily as a general description for something that has been spoiled or damaged. What about it gives you such a strong "fantasy RPG" feeling? Is it the Undead Warcraft 3 sprawl thing?


Lol, ok I just made my post above without reading any of the thread, which would indicate that it is not people jumping on the bandwagon, but a gut reaction to the name. I am from the UK myself, so perhaps this is something isolated to English speaking countries, as blighted conjurs up warhammer, world of Warcraft, and countless other fantasy RPGs to me. That doesn't fit into eve to me.
afkalt
Republic Military School
Minmatar Republic
#59 - 2014-10-22 14:19:02 UTC
CCP Goliath wrote:
I'm asking this only because I'm interested in words generally, and am likewise interested in the strong reaction to "blighted".

(Disclaimer: I have no skin in this name game, am not participating in the discussion that Paradox describes, I have no influence one way or the other over how items are named, and I don't feel strongly one way or the other about "blighted".)

Blight is a word used IRL mostly to describe plant disease, and secondarily as a general description for something that has been spoiled or damaged. What about it gives you such a strong "fantasy RPG" feeling? Is it the Undead Warcraft 3 sprawl thing?



It's jarring next to this type of SciFi for me. It's reminiscent of corruption, demonic or something supernatural (perhaps too much time spent in the WH40k universe). Potentially Event Horizon-ish

It would be different if such a concept of demons/corruption/unclean-ness existed already in EVE - but it's not there.


Something else that might work is "forbidden" as in, old outlawed tech. But I still like my original idea better Smile
Rena Monachica
Capital Hot Rods
#60 - 2014-10-22 14:19:37 UTC
CCP Goliath wrote:
I'm asking this only because I'm interested in words generally, and am likewise interested in the strong reaction to "blighted".


terrible memories of Blighttown.