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Refined XV8 Naming Scheme (What's a Fireknife/Deathrain/Helios etc)
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Old 10 Dec 2006, 06:19   #21 (permalink)
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nah, that's the CIB/PR combination.
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Old 10 Dec 2006, 06:35   #22 (permalink)
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Every Weapon needs its own unique identifier. All these extraneous names need to be dropped. For instance, why is a burst cannon/plama rifle combo called a "blinding spear"? Just because some old collector guide thrust that upon us? It follows none of the nomentclature rules we are attempting to establish. Instead shouldn't it be called a StormKnife or a StormBlade? (I like StormBlade better).

Also, shouldn't the twin linked suits have names that correspond to the convention?

For instance, shouldn't a Deathrain be named something having to due with a big fire? Like "Inferno" maybe? The Burning Eye could be "The Longsword" or something like that. TL burst cannons could be called a "Hurricane" or "Tempest". And a TL Fusion suit could be called "The Death Smithy" (That last one was just for fun ;D ). But seriously, we at least need to get names for the AFP, the CIB and the Flamer. So...

Ones we already have.

Forge - Fusion Blaster
Knife/Blade - Plasma Rifle
Fire - Missile Pod
Storm - Burst Cannon

Some suggestions for the ones we still need

AFP - Hail
CIB - Swarm
Flamer - ????

Anyway I do think it is ok that he brought this up, since there seem to be more and more names floating around for suit configs I've called other things. Pretty soon, you will be able to call a crisis suit with a PR, MP, and MT a Fireknife, Firblade, Azzclown or Seargent Poopy Pants for cryin out loud. Thats just what I wanna field, a unit of Azzclowns backed up by Seargent Smelly Drawers.
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Old 10 Dec 2006, 06:58   #23 (permalink)
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Perhaps we shouldn't be so enamored of choices previously made. One solution could be to move Fire to the Flamers (I know really obvious :). And then a new name for the Missile Pod - my suggestion is Arrow. What do you guys think?
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Old 10 Dec 2006, 07:04   #24 (permalink)
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I think that is a marvelous idea, but arrow knife doesn't really sound good. Arrow blade sounds better, but since the missiles are the arrows themselves, wouldn't that make the missile pod itself a bow.

And I think BowieKnife has a nice ring to it somehow. ;D
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Old 10 Dec 2006, 07:16   #25 (permalink)
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Just tossing another idea out. Bolt is a possibility. I don't know that would make a Missile Pod/Flamer a Firebolt - but we still have a problem with Plasma giving us a BoltBlade or a BladeBolt. Neither really work. I'll keep thinking.
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Old 10 Dec 2006, 07:38   #26 (permalink)
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I've come to associate the following

CIB: Lightening/Shock (anything electrical)
AFP: Thunder/Sonic

Again, Flamer I sort of ignore, however I would vouch for "Soul" as we are dealing with Shas names, here.

So I propose

CIB+MP: Shockfire
CIB+BC: Lightening Storm
CIB+FB: Shocksurge
CIB+PR: Aurora is still fine with me, here, as aren't Aurora basically plasma and electrons interacting anyways? So that makes sense.
AFP+MP: Sonicfire
AFP+BC: Thunder Storm
AFP+FB: Sonicsurge (could be Sonicforge as well)
AFP+PR: Thunderblade

As far as flamers are concerned, I still see them as a secondary system, but if you include them as your primary weapon (IE Flamer, another weapon, support system) then it would be in the name.

CIB+Flamer: Soulshock
AFP+Flamer: Sonicsoul
BC+Flamer: Soulstorm
PR+Flamer: Soulblade
MP+Flamer: Soulfire
TL Flamer: Hellsoul

Of course, we also have FB+Flamer with Soul Cleanse, if I remember correctly, which works along the lines of the Fusion somewhat, although a Soulforge sounds way more rockin'.

Also, Helios would need to be renamed to "Forged Blade" or something like that.

Edit: I forgot the other weapon with FW stuff, SMS.

I put this up a while back, and generally went with "death" or "Strike"

Adding one for Markerlights isn't neccessary though, as they don't take up a hardpoint.
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Old 10 Dec 2006, 09:48   #27 (permalink)
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Seeing as we are on the subject of battlesuits weapons systems..

is it possible to have two of the same weapons with a multi tracker and fire them at the same time but not as twinlinked (ie, reroll missed hit)
so it would be something like: plasma+plasma+multi-tracker
would this work?
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Old 10 Dec 2006, 15:41   #28 (permalink)
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Whatever your decision is... Typhoon is always Burst Cannon + Cyclic Ion Blaster + Missile Pod + Hard-wired multi-tracker. ;D
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Old 10 Dec 2006, 17:49   #29 (permalink)
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Arcon: No. Read the codex, it says there that you can't have two of the same weapon system, only twin-linked.
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Old 12 Dec 2006, 09:40   #30 (permalink)
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I've been thinking of going PR+CIB+MP

Hard coming up with a name though going with knife-fire-shock as your main components. I was considring going with a more conceptual name since any three gun suit is going to be hard to do with A+B+C. I'm strongly considering "Skyfire" since it's kind of like a firey synonym for Aurora (which is CIB+PR) So it;s like Aura + Fire

Plus, you know, it sounds friggin awesome
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