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Ethereal naming policy

Postby Qustinnus » Mon Oct 22, 2018 12:35 am #448107

Nervere heavily requested that I made this


what is the convention for these fuckers? I want to avoid shit names as seen with moths catgirls and lizards where its almost always a joke name.

Currently I'm doing something similar to Plasmaman, where I take a celestial body (Usually a star or constellation) and add 1 to 2 random letters as below:
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I also heard some interest for eletricity related names but I personally prefer the celestial body naming convention due to it fitting their race name. However, I'm willing to change it if support weights more to the electricity side.


also ban losers that dont follow these or ruin the names by adding stupid shit like "Uranus XD". yay or double yay



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Re: Ethereal naming policy

Postby PKPenguin321 » Mon Oct 22, 2018 1:17 am #448111

honestly i dunno why all these races need to have weird naming schemes in the first place
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Re: Ethereal naming policy

Postby Qustinnus » Mon Oct 22, 2018 1:41 am #448113

because calling a cool Sci fi alien Hank Smith sounds terrible

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Re: Ethereal naming policy

Postby NoxVS » Mon Oct 22, 2018 1:43 am #448114

PKPenguin321 wrote:honestly i dunno why all these races need to have weird naming schemes in the first place


Probably to be a bit more unique and also to be more easily identifiable to silicons.

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Re: Ethereal naming policy

Postby Steelpoint » Mon Oct 22, 2018 2:35 am #448120

I support having more thematic naming conventions for Ethereals.

In fact Id support having proper, non meme, naming guide lines for all the other races
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Re: Ethereal naming policy

Postby somerandomguy » Mon Oct 22, 2018 2:51 am #448123

Electricity/light related names makes more sense than star related ones; they aren't novakids or anything

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Re: Ethereal naming policy

Postby Dax Dupont » Mon Oct 22, 2018 2:54 am #448126

Naming policy isn't enforced unless it's extremely ooc so don't bother

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Re: Ethereal naming policy

Postby Nilons » Mon Oct 22, 2018 3:26 am #448130

Dax Dupont wrote:Naming policy isn't enforced unless it's extremely ooc so don't bother

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Re: Ethereal naming policy

Postby Cobby » Mon Oct 22, 2018 5:38 am #448156

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Dax Dupont wrote:Naming policy isn't enforced unless it's extremely ooc so don't bother

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Re: Ethereal naming policy

Postby Grazyn » Mon Oct 22, 2018 7:06 am #448167

What's their racial slur?

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Re: Ethereal naming policy

Postby Qustinnus » Mon Oct 22, 2018 7:14 am #448169

none because why would you be racist at these nice fellows

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Re: Ethereal naming policy

Postby jaxy15 » Mon Oct 22, 2018 7:45 am #448175

Grazyn wrote:What's their racial slur?

Fleshlights

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Re: Ethereal naming policy

Postby Grazyn » Mon Oct 22, 2018 7:56 am #448178

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Re: Ethereal naming policy

Postby Qustinnus » Mon Oct 22, 2018 10:45 am #448203

unironically though, calling them names like "Hey flashbulb" and shit probably works.

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Re: Ethereal naming policy

Postby iamgoofball » Mon Oct 22, 2018 12:50 pm #448232

Dax Dupont wrote:Naming policy isn't enforced unless it's extremely ooc so don't bother

Why are you lying lmao

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Re: Ethereal naming policy

Postby CreationPro » Mon Oct 22, 2018 9:02 pm #448376

Qustinnus wrote:unironically though, calling them names like "Hey flashbulb" and shit probably works.


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Re: Ethereal naming policy

Postby Shezza » Tue Oct 23, 2018 6:56 am #448506

>alien race but their names are how humans named stars

Bad

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Re: Ethereal naming policy

Postby Qustinnus » Fri Oct 26, 2018 10:02 am #449501

Shezza wrote:>alien race but their names are how humans named stars

Bad

lizard and plasmaman names do similar shit

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Re: Ethereal naming policy

Postby Dr_bee » Fri Oct 26, 2018 11:09 am #449509

Light wavelengths would be a better naming scheme. I would also make more lore sense if you make the Ethereal language based on light instead of sound. The wavelength names would just be a human translation of the ethereal light language name.

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Re: Ethereal naming policy

Postby Qustinnus » Fri Oct 26, 2018 11:25 am #449512

can you turn that into an actual convention? as in, give me a list of prefix words and whatever should come behind it?

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Re: Ethereal naming policy

Postby Davidchan » Fri Oct 26, 2018 12:17 pm #449518

Whats the trope of Ethereals even supposed to be? They don't even have a wiki yet.
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Re: Ethereal naming policy

Postby somerandomguy » Fri Oct 26, 2018 2:25 pm #449532

Qustinnus wrote:can you turn that into an actual convention? as in, give me a list of prefix words and whatever should come behind it?

(Number 1-999) nm

Davidchan wrote:Whats the trope of Ethereals even supposed to be? They don't even have a wiki yet.

They're loosely based off of zoltans

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Re: Ethereal naming policy

Postby Dr_bee » Fri Oct 26, 2018 3:05 pm #449544

Qustinnus wrote:can you turn that into an actual convention? as in, give me a list of prefix words and whatever should come behind it?


Basically it would be the color of the light and frequency as a number in Terahertz.

so the numbers would range from:
Ultraviolet 790 to ultraviolet 3000
Violet 668 to Violet 789
Blue 606 to Blue 668
Green 526 to Green 606
Yellow 508 to Yellow 526
Orange 484 to Orange 508
Red 400 to Red 484
Infrared 1 to Infrared 430

If you wanted to get real fancy you could do wavelength in nano-meters or the level of photon energy in electron volts as the number instead of just the frequency.
Anything outside of that range starts to get to microwaves and radiowaves.

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Re: Ethereal naming policy

Postby Grazyn » Fri Oct 26, 2018 4:30 pm #449563

Yeah that would get old pretty fast when there are 4 Blue random number greytiding around, compare with how many different plasmen names there are

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Re: Ethereal naming policy

Postby Dr_bee » Fri Oct 26, 2018 4:50 pm #449568

Grazyn wrote:Yeah that would get old pretty fast when there are 4 Blue random number greytiding around, compare with how many different plasmen names there are


I guess you could technically go to the low frequency stuff, So that would add Microwave and Radio. But going higher than ultraviolet means that Ethereals can speak in Ionizing radiation, which while hilarious, would be kind of broken.

You can also just do regular colors as well, if you drop the frequency, so blue 668 could be called indigo.

An ethereal whos name is Red 400 Blue 620 could be called Magenta.

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Re: Ethereal naming policy

Postby Qustinnus » Fri Oct 26, 2018 5:59 pm #449601

that seems horridly difficult to code

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Re: Ethereal naming policy

Postby Dr_bee » Fri Oct 26, 2018 6:52 pm #449611

Qustinnus wrote:that seems horridly difficult to code


Not really, random color prefix, and a number, if its wavelength, photon energy, or frequency that is pretty much any number.

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Re: Ethereal naming policy

Postby Qustinnus » Fri Oct 26, 2018 11:01 pm #449672

Dr_bee wrote:
Qustinnus wrote:that seems horridly difficult to code


Not really, random color prefix, and a number, if its wavelength, photon energy, or frequency that is pretty much any number.

It's based on their color and each color has different rangers, that plus the way the colors are set is pretty difficult. Either way its not a great identifier

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Re: Ethereal naming policy

Postby Shadowflame909 » Sat Nov 10, 2018 7:47 pm #453182

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Dr_bee wrote:
Qustinnus wrote:that seems horridly difficult to code


Not really, random color prefix, and a number, if its wavelength, photon energy, or frequency that is pretty much any number.

It's based on their color and each color has different rangers, that plus the way the colors are set is pretty difficult. Either way its not a great identifier


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Re: Ethereal naming policy

Postby confused rock » Sat Nov 10, 2018 9:32 pm #453219

Zoltans from ftl have names like jones and steve ;)
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Re: Ethereal naming policy

Postby Zarniwoop » Mon Nov 12, 2018 3:31 pm #453900

Uretherals.

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Postby Rustledjimm » Mon Nov 12, 2018 7:47 pm #453930

Give them all German names.
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Re: Ethereal naming policy

Postby JStheguy » Tue Nov 13, 2018 4:40 am #454134

Qustinnus wrote:unironically though, calling them names like "Hey flashbulb" and shit probably works.

Frankly ANYTHING will work as long as the words around it imply that it is actually an insult/slur.

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Re: Ethereal naming policy

Postby Qustinnus » Tue Nov 13, 2018 3:56 pm #454226

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Zventy Vatt Bulb.
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I have no other ideas.

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Postby JStheguy » Tue Nov 13, 2018 5:21 pm #454243

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Re: Ethereal naming policy

Postby Screemonster » Tue Nov 13, 2018 5:23 pm #454244

honestly nothing so far has beaten "fleshlight" as a slur imo

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Re: Ethereal naming policy

Postby Dr_bee » Tue Nov 13, 2018 10:54 pm #454291

I still like my light idea. The name isnt based on the color of the Ethereal it is based on the light they give off as their name in their own language. The entire thing is based on the idea they use light instead of sound as a form of communication. Humans arent named paleskin darkhair, they are named off of sounds they make to identify themselves.

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Re: Ethereal naming policy

Postby Qustinnus » Wed Nov 14, 2018 12:17 am #454303

im not really into the lightbulb thing and the "light as a voice" thing is a bit too much feature creep

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Re: Ethereal naming policy

Postby Qustinnus » Wed Nov 14, 2018 12:18 am #454304

also jokes on you floyd means grey-haired.

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Re: Ethereal naming policy

Postby Davidchan » Wed Nov 14, 2018 2:43 pm #454429

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Re: Ethereal naming policy

Postby Nervere » Wed Nov 14, 2018 3:08 pm #454443

We're just going to stick with how ethereal names are right now, with a celestial body (minus planets) as the first part of the name, and one or two random letters as the second part of the name.
We'll see how this works out. I'll keep this thread open so we can get some more thoughts on the topic with ethereals now testmerged on Bagil.
Examples of proper ethereal naming conventions at the present moment would be:
Andromeda PL
Themis TR
Sol MV
Gamma A
Kepler C

I realize there's some really wacky/long/etc. names of celestial bodies that exist.
Keep your ethereal names reasonable/realistic and there won't be any problems. You may be asked to change your name if it's something ridiculous or stupid.

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Re: Ethereal naming policy

Postby Shadowflame909 » Thu Nov 15, 2018 1:03 am #454560

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Re: Ethereal naming policy

Postby lmwevil » Thu Nov 15, 2018 1:22 am #454569

I suggest 'term for either voltage/watz or brightness' - random number


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Postby Cobby » Fri Nov 16, 2018 1:21 am #454867

people enforce naming conventions?
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Re: Ethereal naming policy

Postby Ayy Lemoh » Fri Nov 16, 2018 2:37 am #454878

Nervere wrote:blah blah blah blah blah blah blahYou may be asked to change your name if it's something ridiculous or stupid.

my name shall be The Milky Way 2.0

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Re: Ethereal naming policy

Postby adamkad1 » Thu Nov 22, 2018 9:02 pm #456117

can i name my ethereal after the first zoltan crew i get in my next ftl playthrough?

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Postby MercuryArrow » Thu Nov 29, 2018 11:31 pm #457838

So why exactly are these cool sci-fi aliens using Sol/Common names for stellar objects as part of their own cultural naming scheme, anyway?

I assume there must be a good reason why they're happy to use one kind of Earthly naming convention but using normal ones is out of the question, besides "someone thought it would be cool". Right?
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Postby NoxVS » Thu Nov 29, 2018 11:35 pm #457839

MercuryArrow wrote:So why exactly are these cool sci-fi aliens using Sol/Common names for stellar objects as part of their own cultural naming scheme, anyway?

I assume there must be a good reason why they're happy to use one kind of Earthly naming convention but using normal ones is out of the question, besides "someone thought it would be cool". Right?
Right?

Well obviously they were more primitive before becoming a species on Nanotrasen stations. They were discovered when they began to explore the galaxy in the primitive starships from which they had viewed and been amazed by the uncountable celestial bodies everywhere. Upon being found by Nanotrasen they were integrated into the station and began to use NT culture, changing their names to new ones based on the names that had been given to the stars and planets they had been captivated by.

And because someone thought it would be cool

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