Alien Race Names
Posted 18 April 2004 - 01:30 AM
Spawn (inspired by Chrysallid)
Raptor (inspired by Reaper)
Ventriculant (inspired by Celatid)
Morlock (inspired by Muton)
Satyrian (inspired by Floater)
Viper (inspired by Snakeman)
Silabrate (inspired by Silicoid)
Artopod (inspired by Sectopod)
Terror Disk (inspired by Cyberdisk)
Cloak (inspired by Ethereal)
One thing I noticed about the above names is that they all are really nick-names. I mean, a sectoid is grey, snakemen look like vipers, ethernals are all in those big massive cloaks... but they're not really proper race names, you know? What I was wondering is if there has been any thought towards having a true race name in the live-alien research you gain from studying a creature or a medic. For example, The Greys may call themselves the Turanaki, it'd be sort of an interesting factoid. *shrugs*
Posted 18 April 2004 - 01:50 AM
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Posted 27 April 2004 - 09:17 AM
1. Their nickname ie "Grey"
2. Their scientific name ie "HomoGreyus" or whatever the grey scientific name was
3. Their own name (what they call themselves) ie "Sagiasti" for the grey.
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Posted 27 April 2004 - 10:57 AM
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Posted 18 September 2004 - 07:50 PM
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Posted 20 September 2004 - 01:12 PM
As for the "Morlock..." I don't know. Call me uncultured, but I never had the pleasure of reading/watching Time Machine.
Posted 20 September 2004 - 02:34 PM
At this point no more discussion was being done, because we wanted to get a working set of texts done. Changing names as we go requires editing all the various texts as well. Not everyone likes all the names, but when they are included in the game it will be a text file format (xml). Each person can edit that file with notepad or whatever text editor they like, and put in any set of names they choose at that point. We all probably have an alien we'll rename using 'Replace All' in our text editor.
Posted 20 September 2004 - 03:03 PM
To get a better handle on how these names would be used, consider you're a soldier in a dropship heading towards a crash site. I see Grey and Viper rolling off a platoon sergeant's tongue better than Serpentoid. There are still 'scientific' names and the alien's own names, this list was designed as 1 of the 3.
Good point. Again, just my thoughts on the matter.
Though, there's always the point of creative license. Sure, it's good and all that you can change things around yourself, but you do want to leave a lasting impression based on what the creators wanted. Just because I could swap things around myself doesn't make me like the game any better.
Posted 25 September 2004 - 12:31 AM