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« Reply #15 on: September 03, 2012, 07:34:16 PM »

A little discrepancy I've found,

Flak Cannon
"The resulting explosion sends a hail of flechettes in a wide area, with a kill radius of 45 meters."

Dual Flak Cannon
"Shaped dispersal ensures dual detonation and a higher kill radius of up to 60 meters. "

Maybe in fluff, but in game, the original single barrelled flak cannon has a larger splash radius (50 units) compared to the dual flaks' 35 units.

WEAPONS:

Heavy AC
"accomodate"

Common misspelling

Salamander
"missle"

Salamander Pod
"missle"

Sabot (single)
"mechnism"

Hurricane
"Missles"

Mining Laser
" flouride"
fluoride?

Heavy Blaster
" actvated"

SHIPS:

Onslaught
"neccesary"

Tarsus
"dissassemble"



Whew, about all I can gather from a glance,
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« Reply #16 on: September 04, 2012, 12:14:24 AM »

• Atropos-class Torpedo (Single) description, end of second paragraph- "... It is replaced by a smaller, yet still potent chemical charge." (should be "smaller, yet still potent, chemical charge.")
• Atropos-class Torpedo Rack description, end of second paragraph- "... It is replaced by a smaller, yet still potent chemical charge." (should be "smaller, yet still potent, chemical charge.")
• Autopulse Laser description, end of paragraph- "...extremely efficient, yet potent energy weapon." (should be "efficient, yet potent, energy weapon.")

Actually, both are fine. You don't actually need that many commas. You used to, but for some reason, it was changed. Probably to make it easier to avoid mistakes.
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« Reply #17 on: September 04, 2012, 06:08:55 AM »

Mining Laser
" flouride"
fluoride?

Quote from: Wikipedia
Fluoride is the anion F-, the reduced form of fluorine when as an ion and when bonded to another element. Inorganic fluorine containing compounds are called fluorides. Fluoride, like other halides, is a monovalent ion (-1 charge). Its compounds often have properties that are distinct relative to other halides. Structurally, and to some extent chemically, the fluoride ion resembles the hydroxide ion.

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« Reply #18 on: September 04, 2012, 06:41:47 AM »

• Atropos-class Torpedo (Single) description, end of second paragraph- "... It is replaced by a smaller, yet still potent chemical charge." (should be "smaller, yet still potent, chemical charge.")
• Atropos-class Torpedo Rack description, end of second paragraph- "... It is replaced by a smaller, yet still potent chemical charge." (should be "smaller, yet still potent, chemical charge.")
• Autopulse Laser description, end of paragraph- "...extremely efficient, yet potent energy weapon." (should be "efficient, yet potent, energy weapon.")

Actually, both are fine. You don't actually need that many commas. You used to, but for some reason, it was changed. Probably to make it easier to avoid mistakes.

They're parenthetical phrases, and every reference I've looked at says that the commas are necessary. To quote wikipedia, since most people will accept that as authoritative, "Commas are often used to enclose parenthetical words and phrases within a sentence (i.e., information that is not essential to the meaning of the sentence). Such phrases are both preceded and followed by a comma, unless that would result in a doubling of punctuation marks, or the parenthetical is at the start or end of the sentence."

He should either use both commas or neither. Both are fine.

EDIT: Hah. I was in a rush when I wrote that and just now realized I contradicted myself with that last sentence, so I'll elaborate slightly. Using commas (or other forms of punctuation) offsets the parenthetical phrase from the rest of the sentence and emphasizes it. Omitting the commas here places less emphasis on the parenthetical phrase, and actually makes it act as a different grammatical structure which I forget the name of. But it's the same one as here: "efficient and potent energy weapon."
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« Reply #19 on: September 04, 2012, 07:40:05 AM »

So, I went on a typo finding crusade and here's what I found:

• Terminator Drones description, beginning of third paragraph- "The drone also possesses..." (needs a second 's')
• Annihilator Rocket Launcher, beginning of second paragraph- "Medium to long range rockets..." (should be "Medium- to long-range rockets...")
• Annihilator Rocket Pod, beginning of second paragraph- "Features the same medium to long range rockets..." (should be "medium- to long-range")
• Antimatter Blaster, beginning of first paragraph- "A slow firing, extremely high damage energy gun..." (should be "slow-firing")
• Assault Chaingun description, beginning of first paragraph- "...chaingun excels at close range fighting." (should be "close-range")
• Assault Chaingun description, middle of second paragraph- "...delivers 25mm high explosive shaped charge rounds..." (should be "high-explosive shaped charge rounds")
• Atropos-class Torpedo (Single) description, end of second paragraph- "... It is replaced by a smaller, yet still potent chemical charge." (should be "smaller, yet still potent, chemical charge.")
• Atropos-class Torpedo Rack description, end of second paragraph- "... It is replaced by a smaller, yet still potent chemical charge." (should be "smaller, yet still potent, chemical charge.")
• Autopulse Laser description, end of paragraph- "...extremely efficient, yet potent energy weapon." (should be "efficient, yet potent, energy weapon.")
• Cluster Bomb Bay description, beginning of first paragraph- "Releases a cluster of free floating, high-explosive..." (should be "free-floating")
• Frag Bomb Bay description, beginning of first paragraph- "Releases a cluster of free floating bomblets..." (should be "free-floating")
• Gauss Cannon description, beginning of first paragraph- "A long range weapon..." (should be "long-range")
• Graviton Beam description, beginning of second paragraph- "The core of this weapon is brane rift generator..." (should be "is a brane rift generator")
• Graviton Beam description, beginning of third paragraph- "...enter local space time en masse..." (should be "space-time" or "spacetime") EDIT: turns out all three are correct. feel free to ignore.

...and that's where I ran out of time. I'll continue later.

A little discrepancy I've found,

Flak Cannon
"The resulting explosion sends a hail of flechettes in a wide area, with a kill radius of 45 meters."

Dual Flak Cannon
"Shaped dispersal ensures dual detonation and a higher kill radius of up to 60 meters. "

Maybe in fluff, but in game, the original single barrelled flak cannon has a larger splash radius (50 units) compared to the dual flaks' 35 units.

WEAPONS:

Heavy AC
"accomodate"

Common misspelling

Salamander
"missle"

Salamander Pod
"missle"

Sabot (single)
"mechnism"

Hurricane
"Missles"

Mining Laser
" flouride"
fluoride?

Heavy Blaster
" actvated"

SHIPS:

Onslaught
"neccesary"

Tarsus
"dissassemble"



Whew, about all I can gather from a glance,

Thank you guys, great catches.

Didn't know about the "medium- to long-range" type of construct, btw. Always wondered what the right way to say that is, since "medium to long-range" didn't feel right - but using "medium-" didn't even occur to me. Learn something new every day Smiley
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« Reply #20 on: September 04, 2012, 11:29:42 PM »

• Atropos-class Torpedo (Single) description, end of second paragraph- "... It is replaced by a smaller, yet still potent chemical charge." (should be "smaller, yet still potent, chemical charge.")
• Atropos-class Torpedo Rack description, end of second paragraph- "... It is replaced by a smaller, yet still potent chemical charge." (should be "smaller, yet still potent, chemical charge.")
• Autopulse Laser description, end of paragraph- "...extremely efficient, yet potent energy weapon." (should be "efficient, yet potent, energy weapon.")

Actually, both are fine. You don't actually need that many commas. You used to, but for some reason, it was changed. Probably to make it easier to avoid mistakes.

They're parenthetical phrases, and every reference I've looked at says that the commas are necessary. To quote wikipedia, since most people will accept that as authoritative, "Commas are often used to enclose parenthetical words and phrases within a sentence (i.e., information that is not essential to the meaning of the sentence). Such phrases are both preceded and followed by a comma, unless that would result in a doubling of punctuation marks, or the parenthetical is at the start or end of the sentence."

He should either use both commas or neither. Both are fine.

EDIT: Hah. I was in a rush when I wrote that and just now realized I contradicted myself with that last sentence, so I'll elaborate slightly. Using commas (or other forms of punctuation) offsets the parenthetical phrase from the rest of the sentence and emphasizes it. Omitting the commas here places less emphasis on the parenthetical phrase, and actually makes it act as a different grammatical structure which I forget the name of. But it's the same one as here: "efficient and potent energy weapon."

I do it that way myself. I'm just saying what I've been told by my English teacher.
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« Reply #21 on: September 06, 2012, 01:53:13 AM »

Thanks a lot, everyone. It is really great to see the community help out in this fashion.

If you feel like being a permanent Tyop Sleuth, you can even bookmakr this thread for easier posting in the future Wink
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« Reply #22 on: September 07, 2012, 08:46:15 AM »

Thanks a lot, everyone. It is really great to see the community help out in this fashion.

If you feel like being a permanent Tyop Sleuth, you can even bookmakr this thread for easier posting in the future Wink
I sense some rather light irony here.

Phase Beam is still Phase Beam? It's a little odd considering the fact it has nothing to do with phasing
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« Reply #23 on: September 07, 2012, 12:08:39 PM »

Phase Beam is still Phase Beam? It's a little odd considering the fact it has nothing to do with phasing

It's still a phase beam, yeah. The technology it uses is related, but the resulting beam does not interact with cloaked ships in any way.
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« Reply #24 on: September 12, 2012, 10:46:07 PM »

Thanks, guys - keep 'em coming Smiley

Oh, and the description also speaks about large energy slots on the Aurora.

Ah yes - the three main turrets all used to be large (so did the turrets on the Eagle and the Falcon, btw).

OT: funny story: even in the last release, an eagle cruiser with 3 autopulse lasers often crosses my menu screen. It flies like a boss, defying my will to actually helm it.
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« Reply #25 on: September 13, 2012, 06:45:05 AM »

OH
The fleet tutorial mission features an Eagle with triple autopulse lasers
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« Reply #26 on: September 13, 2012, 06:53:05 AM »

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These are all old variants not fixed yet. And they are not typos at all.
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« Reply #27 on: September 13, 2012, 06:56:12 AM »

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These are all old variants not fixed yet. And they are not typos at all.
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« Reply #28 on: September 13, 2012, 10:20:24 AM »

Arbalest Autocannon: I think "per-shot damage" needs one hyphen less or one more, I don't know...


Annihilator: Fires a spread of unguided rockets that covers a wide area. Or "which cover", whatever you like. Otherwise it's not clear if the spread is, or if the rockets are covering the area. Or is this correct in English?
Frag bomb bay has the same problem: a cluster of bomblets that retain...

Flak Canon: I'm very insecure about correct English comma placement, but I think in the second paragraph it should be: The rising prominence of small, cheap fighter craft, especially in the strike roll, has led to...
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« Reply #29 on: September 13, 2012, 11:01:50 AM »

....I think in the second paragraph it should be: The rising prominence of small, cheap fighter craft, especially in the strike roll, has led to....
Strike role?

Typos within typos....
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