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Wyvern

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The Name of the Game
« on: January 04, 2013, 06:29:05 PM »

So, if you were picking out a new name for StarFarerSector, what would it be, and why?

I'd be inclined to go with something like Fractal Stars, just for the symmetry with the software company name, but I'm sure some of you can come up with better.
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Re: The Name of the Game
« Reply #1 on: January 04, 2013, 06:50:25 PM »

Starscape?  I'm pretty sure that's the name of another game, but that's what comes to mind.  Anyways, Fractal Stars is kind of awkward to say.

Maybe Star Works?  Hm.
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Re: The Name of the Game
« Reply #2 on: January 04, 2013, 06:50:50 PM »

Starfighter, in order to keep the SF acronym.
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Re: The Name of the Game
« Reply #3 on: January 04, 2013, 06:53:35 PM »

If keeping it Starfarer was a choice, I'd go with that :P
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Re: The Name of the Game
« Reply #4 on: January 04, 2013, 06:55:29 PM »

It's the shock of seeing that starfarer is not starsector.  If Alex had announced he was going to change it, I think it would have gone much more smoothly.  Maybe because we didn't have a chance to state what we thought before it happened?
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Re: The Name of the Game
« Reply #5 on: January 04, 2013, 06:56:52 PM »

I wouldn't be so sure on that. I've given my reasons for preferring it in the patchnotes, so I'll just keep it at that
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Re: The Name of the Game
« Reply #6 on: January 04, 2013, 07:08:37 PM »

Well, I'm over it now that I played campaign for a few minutes.  Just as enjoyable. :)
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Re: The Name of the Game
« Reply #7 on: January 04, 2013, 07:09:04 PM »

Just to get the cheese out of the way, Starwalker! (snicker)

Starworks
StarCruiser
StarGazers

Idk, I personally don't mind name changes too much unless it becomes habitual :P
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Re: The Name of the Game
« Reply #8 on: January 04, 2013, 07:19:32 PM »

It's not a massive issue. If it was, I'd be a bit more vocal about it :P
Just a mere preference for the old name is all
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Re: The Name of the Game
« Reply #9 on: January 04, 2013, 07:26:52 PM »

Maybe Hastaeus or permutations thereof (Sector Hastaeus, Hastaeus' fall, etc.) Googled Hastaeus and the first thing that came up is starfarersector's lore page so it's at least fairly original... Maybe give the name a bit more significance, like name the sector after it or something


otherwise something else lore related, brainstorming here:

Cycle 206
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when the game is set
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[sector's name]
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Alex came up with some good names (Corvus, Exar, Selenius, Itos, Verdaria, Hastaeus), why not a new one like that? Or just make any of those the name of the sector and, by extension, the game
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Frontiers lost/Frontier's fall
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they're on the final frontier (space) and they're lost/falling
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end of paradise/fallen paradise
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taken from this line from the state of affairs: "No one knows for sure what caused the end of this paradise." Seems kinda apt
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of vultures and vermins
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kinda captures the feel of the setting... maybe if it's changed to somehow imply that this thing is in space it would be a little better...
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« Last Edit: January 04, 2013, 07:30:57 PM by gunnyfreak »
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Re: The Name of the Game
« Reply #10 on: January 04, 2013, 07:37:04 PM »

Just to be sure everyone in here knows, the name Starsector is "very much final". So all discussions are hypothetical.

Anyway, I always liked one word names. Is there a game named "Space" yet?^^
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Re: The Name of the Game
« Reply #11 on: January 04, 2013, 09:32:46 PM »

Why is it very much final? Starsector is so enormously generic. Starfarer had it all right in the name, it's set in space, and you fare (tavel) across it, but more than that, it showed the game was about you and your decisions and how they affect the sector. That is an interesting game, unlike one that sounds like it's about a... uhhmm... sector. Also, Starfarer works as one word, especially in the context, Starsector just looks like you forgot to hit the space bar. Thisisonewordnowbecausetherearenospaces. I'm sorry for the harsh criticism, but despite the game being the same, and other people saying it isn't a big issue, it definitely is a big issue. First impressions are supremely important, and this gives the game, imo, a horrible and dull one. It only upsets me because I love the game, and wish to see it succeed, as we all, including Alex of course, do...

I don't have any of my own ideas for a different name right now, but I'll definitely be coming back when I do.

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Re: The Name of the Game
« Reply #12 on: January 05, 2013, 01:38:14 AM »

Starfighter, in order to keep the SF acronym.

You can't have Starfighter, that's the name of a pen 'n paper RPG me and my brother made when we were 14 years old! :D
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Re: The Name of the Game
« Reply #13 on: January 05, 2013, 01:43:26 AM »

Why did the name have to change anyways? Did someone claim the name? http://www.starfarer.com ?

Or was it because Alex wanted to?
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Re: The Name of the Game
« Reply #14 on: January 05, 2013, 02:22:27 AM »

It might have something to do with a game called starfare, but I don't know for sure.
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