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New dev blog: What's in a name

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CCP Guard
C C P
C C P Alliance
#1 - 2012-02-29 15:59:23 UTC  |  Edited by: CCP Navigator
CCP Gnauton and friends have been working on the naming structure for modules and implants in EVE. They've taken in your feedback, made some changes to the strategy accordingly, and now they want to talk to you about the future of module names in EVE.

Please go here to read about what they've been up to, and if you don't have some feedback for us...my name ain't Guard!

CCP Guard | EVE Community Developer | @CCP_Guard

Derth Ramir
Fight The Blob
Kingless.
#2 - 2012-02-29 16:01:22 UTC
First

Fight The Blob.

ChromeStriker
Sebiestor Tribe
Minmatar Republic
#3 - 2012-02-29 16:06:13 UTC  |  Edited by: ChromeStriker
yays \o/

edit:

wait one second...

ok read it again... just a few little things...

'prototype' and 'experimental' doesnt feel right Straight a prototype IS experimental and you normally experiment with a prototype!?!? i would suggest a different name for 'experimental' or at least make them the other way round...

souldnt the diifereance between assault launchers and 'normal' launchers be the same for standard, and heavy?

the implant name change is a definate improvement.

No Worries

Karl Planck
Perkone
Caldari State
#4 - 2012-02-29 16:07:26 UTC
ffs there goes the kb's again. While I appreciate the implants renaming, its still confusing as hell with the irrelevant corp name. But w/e.

However, changing the mod names, again, is just silly. I get that your streamlining it, but...sigh.

I has all the eve inactivity

Steijn
Quay Industries
#5 - 2012-02-29 16:09:53 UTC
will you please stop dumbing the game down with these stupid generic name changes.
Karbowiak
The League Of Unwanted Capsuleers
#6 - 2012-02-29 16:10:10 UTC
For the love of god, release a new DB Dump _BEFORE_ implementing all these changes..

i beg of you Sad
Akrasjel Lanate
Lanate Industries
#7 - 2012-02-29 16:11:21 UTC
Why are you doing this SadCry

CEO of Lanate Industries

Citizen of Solitude

Destination SkillQueue
Doomheim
#8 - 2012-02-29 16:11:49 UTC
ze blog wrote:
Assault Missile Launchers have become Light Missile Arrays

Standard Missile Launchers have become Light Missile Launchers


This seems like a bad idea to me. Every other launcher has the word launcher in it, so why is the assault launcher a special case? Why not just call it a rapid/fast light missile launcher, since that is exactly what it is and would fit better with the new launcher naming convention.
Mark726
Project Compass Holdings
#9 - 2012-02-29 16:12:28 UTC
"Light missile arrays" v. "light missile launchers"? That sounds as confusing, if not moreso, than the previous names, but maybe that's just me. Why give assault missiles the one outlier in terms of naming conventions by having them come from arrays instead of launchers?
Karash Amerius
The Seven Shadows
#10 - 2012-02-29 16:15:05 UTC
What about module groups that do not have 4 levels of meta items, such as smartbombs, shield hardeners/amps, and propulsion mods? Will new items be seeded to fill up the gaps?

Karash Amerius Operative, Sutoka

Chris Roberts
Mind Games.
Suddenly Spaceships.
#11 - 2012-02-29 16:16:47 UTC
Please dont 100% standardise the module names, search functions are already difficult and clunky.

I do like the idea of making it easier, but maybe you could have a Meta name set for say tanking modules, A different name set for weapon, Another for electronic warefare modules. Just to keep a litle flavour in there.

Implant names I like the changes, they could do with being far easier to understand.
TheButcherPete
Blackbase Incorporated
#12 - 2012-02-29 16:16:48 UTC  |  Edited by: CCP Phantom
How many times do I need to say this?

If something is experimental, it is also a prototype.

STOP DUMBING DOWN MY GAME.

Edit: Inappropriate language removed, CCP Phantom

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Djakku
The Scope
Gallente Federation
#13 - 2012-02-29 16:16:56 UTC
this just makes the game more boring and less- sci fi...
Akrasjel Lanate
Lanate Industries
#14 - 2012-02-29 16:18:14 UTC
Djakku wrote:
this just makes the game more boring and less- sci fi...

CEO of Lanate Industries

Citizen of Solitude

Ebos Detauck
Caldari Provisions
Caldari State
#15 - 2012-02-29 16:18:53 UTC
Destination SkillQueue wrote:
Assault Missile Launchers have become Light Missile Arrays

Standard Missile Launchers have become Light Missile Launchers

This seems like a bad idea to me. Every other launcher has the word launcher in it, so why is the assault launcher a special case? Why not just call it a rapid/fast light missile launcher, since that is exactly what it is and would fit better with the new launcher naming convention.


I agree on this too. Aside from that the changes are quite welcome. Course, you probably are upsetting the scammer dynamic.
Steve Ronuken
Fuzzwork Enterprises
Vote Steve Ronuken for CSM
#16 - 2012-02-29 16:19:00 UTC  |  Edited by: Steve Ronuken
Nice.

Maybe Rapid light missile launcher, for the assault missile launcher though?


I'd say ib4griping, but I think I'm a little too late Blink

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Brutor Tribe
Minmatar Republic
#17 - 2012-02-29 16:19:34 UTC
KEEP HEAVY MISSILES AS THEY ARE PLEASE!!
Efraya
V0LTA
WE FORM V0LTA
#18 - 2012-02-29 16:19:53 UTC
Excellent changes here, especially with the hard wirings. Love the Meta 1 - 4 change also. +1 CCP

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KFenn
Hail Britannia
#19 - 2012-02-29 16:20:01 UTC  |  Edited by: KFenn
Steijn wrote:
will you please stop dumbing the game down with these stupid generic name changes.


Hasn't this been debated to death already? It's not 'dumbing down the game'. It's just removing pointless obscurity. It's a painstaking task to either remember the name of all the modules, or to Right-click > Show info on everything to show meta levels.

Personally I welcome this change, less time ******* around with modules is more time to pew. You know, the part of the game that has actual difficulty?

Commanding Officer of the Treacle Tart Brigade

Hera Chawla
Blue-Fire
Great Blue Balls of Fire
#20 - 2012-02-29 16:20:11 UTC
I want my Scourge missiles, and Cold-gas Arcjet Thrusters back!
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