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Old 06-27-2012, 02:33 PM
robmack robmack is offline
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Default Enhancement: Rename quests to missions

Hi,
I know the term quests is left over from previous games, but renaming it to missions would be much more genre appropriate.

Also, if you could sub-categorize mission types and allow sorting, that would really be helpful to players trying to stay on top of things.

Here are some potential sub-catagories:
Bounties: Monster kill quests
Black-Ops: Delivering weapons/rumors etc, quashing rebellions
Special-Ops: Colonization, diplomatic and trade missions
Recon and Rescue: Search, rescue
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Old 06-27-2012, 03:02 PM
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Hi,
I know the term quests is left over from previous games, but renaming it to missions would be much more genre appropriate.

Also, if you could sub-categorize mission types and allow sorting, that would really be helpful to players trying to stay on top of things.

Here are some potential sub-catagories:
Bounties: Monster kill quests
Black-Ops: Delivering weapons/rumors etc, quashing rebellions
Special-Ops: Colonization, diplomatic and trade missions
Recon and Rescue: Search, rescue
That's a great idea!

And if sorting is done, it should be allowed both on a category and a star system basis.
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Old 06-27-2012, 05:54 PM
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and perhaps by rewarded xp, too?
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Old 06-27-2012, 09:01 PM
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Would need a category for go fetch me X item to fix Y issue at Z planet. And go Fetch me X of Y from Z monster in C sector.
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Old 06-28-2012, 06:28 AM
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I like it! Not really sure what else to say. *Thumbs up*

Virosa: I think the first type should be logistics missions, and the second type would already be bounty.
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Old 06-28-2012, 12:45 PM
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I agree.
And you should also rename races to species.
Races is more used in the fantasy genre. In SF we use the term species.
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Old 06-28-2012, 12:50 PM
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Immersion, immersion, immersion. Brilliant idea!
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Old 06-28-2012, 01:35 PM
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I agree.
And you should also rename races to species.
Races is more used in the fantasy genre. In SF we use the term species.
That's really funny. When Shadow was teasing us with info about his next game, some people guessed it was sci-fi. But then he mentioned races, and my automatic reaction was "oh, there's no way it's sci-fi -- you wouldn't call aliens races, you'd call them species!". Turned out I was wrong
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Old 06-28-2012, 02:03 PM
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I actually considered both quests/missions and races/species. I'm not necessarily against changing them though.

I leaned to the quests side because our current fanbase is probably at least slightly fantasy based and quest sounds a little cooler and more important than mission.

The race/species thing isn't clear cut in sc-fi land. Species is probably used a bit more, but there are examples of games using races like Master of Orion.
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Old 06-28-2012, 02:05 PM
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That's really funny. When Shadow was teasing us with info about his next game, some people guessed it was sci-fi. But then he mentioned races, and my automatic reaction was "oh, there's no way it's sci-fi -- you wouldn't call aliens races, you'd call them species!". Turned out I was wrong
I guess, old habits don't change.
But speaking from a SF fan point of view, calling races to species will sound... awkward, to say the least.
And for those who are nitpicking, this an important issue.

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The race/species thing isn't clear cut in sc-fi land. Species is probably used a bit more, but there are examples of games using races like Master of Orion.
They were also wrong.

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