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Refined XV8 Naming Scheme (What's a Fireknife/Deathrain/Helios etc)
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Old 08 Jun 2005, 22:19   #1 (permalink)
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Default Refined XV8 Naming Scheme (What's a Fireknife/Deathrain/Helios etc)

Note: This is a form of shorthand which is meant for casual conversation and internet discussions; when writing out complete army lists, each piece of wargear must be listed in full in order to accurately convey your thoughts.

These suit names were developed from the following rough pattern:

Plasma Rifle: "Knife/Blade"
Missile Pod: "Fire"
Fusion Blaster: "Surge/Forge"
Burst Cannon: "Storm"

One Weapon Suits: Consists of one twinlinked weapon and a support system (or Flamer) in the third hardpoint

Sunforge: Twinlinked Fusion Blaster
Deathrain: Twinlinked Missile Pod
Burning Eye: Twinlinked Plasma Rifle

Two Weapon Suits: If one of the weapons is twinlinked, the configuration name will be followed by a number which is the strength of the twinlinked weapon. The Multitracker will then therefore be Hardwired.

Fireknife: Plasma Rifle + Missile Pod
Helios: Plasma Rifle + Fusion Blaster
Bladestorm: Plasma Rifle + Burst Cannon
Firesurge: Missile Pod + Fusion Blaster
Firestorm: Missile Pod + Burst Cannon
Stormsurge: Burst Cannon + Fusion Blaster

Three Weapon Suits: Consists of three weapons and a Hardwired Multitracker

Sunfire: Plasma Rifle + Missile Pod + Fusion Blaster




Here are a few popular examples detailing the way the twinlinking nomenclature works:

Fireknife-7: [Plasma Rifle, TL Missile Pod, HW Multitracker]
Fireknife-6: [TL Plasma Rilfe, Missile Pod, HW Multitracker]
Helios-6: [TL Plasma Rifle, Fusion Blaster, HW Multitracker]
Firesurge-8: [TL Fusion Blaster, Missile Pod, HW Multitracker]

EDIT by RZ: Added to stickies. Hopefully some people will see this and stop asking what's a Fireknife/Deathrain/Heliois in every other thread.
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Burst cannon and plas = blinding spear

It even says it in the collector guide :P

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Thanks for the correction, H4lf L!fe 34!
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Good stuff there, a useful reference to common names, especially for people who don't have the xv8 configs white dwarf, or can't find the sites out there that list these
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Good work lot of helpfull info ;D
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Thanks for the correction, H4lf L!fe 34!
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Nice info ;D
I knew there where a few names for configurations but not for all of them

Again like most ... THANKS!

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Does the bit with using numbers to designate Twinlinking make sense?
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Does the bit with using numbers to designate Twinlinking make sense?
It confused me to much ???
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Does the bit with using numbers to designate Twinlinking make sense?
I'd have to say, that despite being a little hard to remember sometimes, the number system is better than almost anything I can think of.
The only thing I can think of that might be better is designating a 'T' or 'TW' at the beginning, then putting the code for the TWed weapon at the beginning, then putting a letter like "2" at the end to designate a multi-tracker.
But this can screw up a lot of people who are used to the older naming terms, so it's a bit double edged, where you're wouldn't only obsolete a few terms, not almost all of them, so it's kinda easier to remember I guess.
Either way, good job ^_^!
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