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Old 05-01-2012, 09:24 AM
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Still on my to-do list is making a bunch of names for the races (names for the crew). I usually try to make name lists with something in common so it feels natural, like they belong together. Anyway, there are a lot of races! I know you haven't seen all of the races, but I'd love any ideas you guys might have.

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Old 05-01-2012, 10:21 AM
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Oooh fun fun fun

- Dryad: Nature, Harmony, Sapling, Horizon, Growth, Zen
- Brunt: Ogg, Thorg, Smarch, Dugg (anything with combinations of g, r, t, th, and d and one syllable.
- Cortex: Braniac, Zytheroox, Xolerium (anything with 3+ syllables, preferably using the least used letters x, z, v, and perhaps sounding like minerals or prescription drugs.)
- Fringe: Vax, Zoxx, Ryzox, Spaz, Voosh (1-2 syllables, also lots of x's, and sounds like movement sounds and onomatopoeias due to their dynamic nature.)
- Utopian: UX-049, DR-280 (just letters and numbers)
- Hive: Efficient Worker 5000, Rebellious Warrior 2, Grumpy Worker 3500 (simple filing system describing the attributes of the person -- labels are quickly attached)
- Lithosoid: these sound very similar to Brunt to me and I'm having a hard time differentiating them. Perhaps they're named based on the hazardous planetary conditions they deal with? So you'd have things like Poison Bloom, Ion Storm, Fiery Valley, Magma Hurricane and such things.
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Old 05-01-2012, 11:43 AM
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For the Drakk, I'm thinking reptilian, so names with lots of Ss and THs. Something a snake would say easily, like Sthisss.

For Lithosoid, something that sounds like rocks moving: Mmrrgmr. (They don't care if humans can pronounce it. )

For Humans, I would do great historical leaders, but not necessarily generals. Hammurabi, Ramses, Genghis Khan, Washington, Lee Sun Shin, Bolivar, Churchill. Maybe the forum members could provide a list of great historical figures from their countries.

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Here's my list of suggestions, which may overlap with some of what the others above me have posted :

Drakk - "Lizard Speak" names, with quite a lot of hissing sounds. (Sszar, D'ssero)
Dryad - Names that reference nature and botanic concepts. (Dewleaf, Deeproot)
Hive - "Insect Speak" names, with double-k's and maybe buzzing sounds. (Kezzlaz, Jikklec)
Utopian - Serial numbers or utilitarian denominations. (392-G34/1, Pilot 65-3a)
Lithosoid - Names referencing minerals and geological concepts. (Pyrida, Geodus)
Fringe - Aggressive names that sound like the crackling of electricity. (Zrekrax, Xxoz)
Brunt - Short, barbaric "caveman" names. (Durhm, Vtharg)
Cortex - Noble-sounding, faux-latin names. (Remordius, Sulabra)

Humans - Regular human names that sound vaguely heroic. (Athena, Rex)
Shadow - Names with an air of mystery to them. (Ghul, Zrenna)
Legion - Names referencing militaristic terms and concepts. (Phalanx, Centurion)
Overlord - Threatening, over-the-top names. (Dark Harbinger, Firewielder)
Talon - Will there even be Talon crewmembers?

Of course, suggestions for the as-yet unannounced races are based on my own assumptions, judging from their names and logos.
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Old 05-01-2012, 04:16 PM
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Talon - Will there even be Talon crewmembers?
No, there can't be Talon crew members since Talon are ship sized beings.
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Old 05-01-2012, 04:24 PM
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Here's my list of suggestions, which may overlap with some of what the others above me have posted :

Drakk - "Lizard Speak" names, with quite a lot of hissing sounds. (Sszar, D'ssero)
Dryad - Names that reference nature and botanic concepts. (Dewleaf, Deeproot)
Hive - "Insect Speak" names, with double-k's and maybe buzzing sounds. (Kezzlaz, Jikklec)
Utopian - Serial numbers or utilitarian denominations. (392-G34/1, Pilot 65-3a)
Lithosoid - Names referencing minerals and geological concepts. (Pyrida, Geodus)
Fringe - Aggressive names that sound like the crackling of electricity. (Zrekrax, Xxoz)
Brunt - Short, barbaric "caveman" names. (Durhm, Vtharg)
Cortex - Noble-sounding, faux-latin names. (Remordius, Sulabra)

Humans - Regular human names that sound vaguely heroic. (Athena, Rex)
Shadow - Names with an air of mystery to them. (Ghul, Zrenna)
Legion - Names referencing militaristic terms and concepts. (Phalanx, Centurion)
Overlord - Threatening, over-the-top names. (Dark Harbinger, Firewielder)
Talon - Will there even be Talon crewmembers?

Of course, suggestions for the as-yet unannounced races are based on my own assumptions, judging from their names and logos.
I like these! Thumbs up!
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No, there can't be Talon crew members since Talon are ship sized beings.
Can they be chosen as a starting race?
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Can they be chosen as a starting race?
No, although that's an amusing thought.
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Old 05-02-2012, 09:55 AM
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Holy creepers, you guys! I just want to hug all of you!!!
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I'm getting close to finishing this. I've got the Shadow, Drakk and Utopian left. I want to do the Utopian today, but I want it to be a little more personable than RX753 and a little less sue-able than R2D2.
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