Naming the September Content Update - Natural Selection 2

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  • uffouffo Members Join Date: 2003-05-03 Member: 16026Posts: 583
    edited July 2013
    FadeIn / FadeOut
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  • jo.tossjo.toss Members, Reinforced - Supporter, Reinforced - Silver, Reinforced - Gold Join Date: 2012-10-31 Member: 164854Posts: 8 Fully active user
    edited July 2013
    NS2: Mutation - Alien sided. I also like the sound of "Evolution"

    NS2: Origins - The way that updates have been progressing lately with going back to basics could fit nicely (Also make NS_Origins official!!!!!!!!)

    NS2: Influx - the number of aliens is too damn high!!
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  • SquishpokePOOPFACESquishpokePOOPFACE -21,248 posts (ignore below)Members, Reinforced - Shadow Join Date: 2012-10-31 Member: 165262Posts: 1,669 Advanced user
    edited July 2013
    In Entspeak:

    BLEERRRRGGLLLLLLWEEEERRRRKKKKKLLLLLLL

    Or basically "Germination" in English. This process can allow plants to break rocks over time.
    To be fair, you have to have a very high IQ to play Natural Selection 2. The gameplay is extremely subtle, and without a solid grasp of military strategy and advanced mathematics you won't even win a single game. Theres also the game's nihilistic outlook, which is deftly woven into the game. The maps and artwork draw heavily from Riddley Scott's Alien franchise, for instance. The players understand this stuff, they have the intellectual capacity to truly appreciate the depth of the game, to realise that it's not just great, that it also says something about LIFE. As a consequence people who dislike Natural Selection 2 truly ARE idiots. of course they wouldn't appreciate, for instance, the humour in the Marines' existential catchphrase "how do I get to be so good", which itself is a cryptic reference to the high degree of intelligence required to play the game as intended. I'm smirking right now just imagining one of those addlepated simpletons scratching their heads in confusion when spectating a game. What fools... how I pity them. And, yes, by the way, i DO have a Fade tatoo. And no, you cannot see it. it's for the ladies' eyes only, and even then they have to demonstrate that they are within 50 hive skill points of my own (preferable lower) beforehand. Nothin personnel kid.
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  • StripetailsStripetails Members, NS2 Playtester Join Date: 2013-01-30 Member: 182644Posts: 59
    edited July 2013
    NS2: Rēvolution.

    It puts so many images in your head it may explode!

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  • SquishpokePOOPFACESquishpokePOOPFACE -21,248 posts (ignore below)Members, Reinforced - Shadow Join Date: 2012-10-31 Member: 165262Posts: 1,669 Advanced user
    NS2: Rēvolution.

    It puts so many images in your head it may explode!

    viva la éjection!


    To be fair, you have to have a very high IQ to play Natural Selection 2. The gameplay is extremely subtle, and without a solid grasp of military strategy and advanced mathematics you won't even win a single game. Theres also the game's nihilistic outlook, which is deftly woven into the game. The maps and artwork draw heavily from Riddley Scott's Alien franchise, for instance. The players understand this stuff, they have the intellectual capacity to truly appreciate the depth of the game, to realise that it's not just great, that it also says something about LIFE. As a consequence people who dislike Natural Selection 2 truly ARE idiots. of course they wouldn't appreciate, for instance, the humour in the Marines' existential catchphrase "how do I get to be so good", which itself is a cryptic reference to the high degree of intelligence required to play the game as intended. I'm smirking right now just imagining one of those addlepated simpletons scratching their heads in confusion when spectating a game. What fools... how I pity them. And, yes, by the way, i DO have a Fade tatoo. And no, you cannot see it. it's for the ladies' eyes only, and even then they have to demonstrate that they are within 50 hive skill points of my own (preferable lower) beforehand. Nothin personnel kid.
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  • KoruyoKoruyo AUTMembers, Reinforced - Shadow Join Date: 2009-06-06 Member: 67724Posts: 1,702 Fully active user
    edited July 2013
    Catalysis / Catalyst / Catalyzed

    Not getting the "thats it" vibe, but better than nothing i guess...
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  • HughHugh Cameraman San Francisco, CANS2 Developer, NS2 Playtester, Reinforced - Silver, Reinforced - Onos, WC 2013 - Shadow, Subnautica Developer, Pistachionauts Join Date: 2010-04-18 Member: 71444Posts: 1,779 admin
    jo.toss wrote: »
    NS2: Mutation

    I like 'Mutation.' It emotes in similar ways 'Morphosis' - though the word is perhaps a bit 'common?' Not sure...


    Koruyo wrote: »
    Catalysis

    Oh why HELLO there... Catalysis is really doing it for me. It is unique, has a melodic ring to it. Yes there are four syllables, but it is still quite a compact word. Very emotive. Definitely a word that can pique interest as being quite uncommon, quite interesting.

    According to a formal definition, 'Catalysis' implies the acceleration of a reaction. That is hugely symbolic - It implies not just existing energy, but the addition of more energy. @Koruyo you might have hit the nail on the head here!

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  • XariusXarius Members, Reinforced - Supporter Join Date: 2003-12-21 Member: 24630Posts: 2,207
    Maybe this is not the right place to ask, but I'll do it anyway; are there any other big things planned for the september upgrade? While a female marine model and a new map are great stuff, they won't exactly affect gameplay. Third alien upgrade? New marine weaponry? Balance changes? Welding maplocations?
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  • KwisatzHaderachKwisatzHaderach Members, Reinforced - Shadow, WC 2013 - Supporter Join Date: 2012-02-06 Member: 143872Posts: 368 Fully active user
    Please not evolved! Big franchises like BF took all the punch out of that word as far as marketing goes. Evolution ("evolved") has been done to death :)

    I quite like Morphosis and Recombination. And Ripley!

    I can't come up with something better than:
    - Antistasis (it's complicated, but it has a nice rythm to it)
    - Drift (has a few too many negative implications. But it's catchy and also hints at biology --> genetic drift)

    CrazyEddie
  • YMICrazyYMICrazy Members Join Date: 2012-11-02 Member: 165986Posts: 688 Fully active user
    Oh I just noticed it said September. I thought it was going to be released with the tournament on august 24th. :-<
  • HamletHamlet Members, Reinforced - Shadow Join Date: 2008-08-17 Member: 64837Posts: 373 Advanced user
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  • Kenshir0Kenshir0 Members, Reinforced - Shadow Join Date: 2013-02-25 Member: 183347Posts: 28
    If a new map and a female marine model is the only thing in the update then call it : bullshitupdate or you can also call it onosworthlesslifeformatm cuz it is
  • Rudy.czRudy.cz Members Join Date: 2012-02-13 Member: 145410Posts: 443
    Organic update ?
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  • HamletHamlet Members, Reinforced - Shadow Join Date: 2008-08-17 Member: 64837Posts: 373 Advanced user
    "The bonus situation"
  • Rudy.czRudy.cz Members Join Date: 2012-02-13 Member: 145410Posts: 443
    But Evolved update also sounds good
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  • RicezRicez Members Join Date: 2013-04-13 Member: 184784Posts: 120 Advanced user
    edited August 2013
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  • rgonomikergonomike Members Join Date: 2013-02-16 Member: 183114Posts: 1
    edited July 2013
    Since it's a big update, how about "Exuvia"?
  • KwisatzHaderachKwisatzHaderach Members, Reinforced - Shadow, WC 2013 - Supporter Join Date: 2012-02-06 Member: 143872Posts: 368 Fully active user
    edited July 2013
    I just thought of another:

    - Synthesis or Synopsis

    I really like these. They comprise the state the game has come to, the many alterations that had to be made to get it to where it is now. I imagine after this update support for the game will somewhat slacken and we won't see any major overhauls like bt from this point on. So, Synthesis/Synopsis really incorporate that in a positive fashion. It also has a sciency sound to it, which is always a good thing for a sci-fi game.

    And Synthesis is part of the word photosynthesis, which fits nicely with Biodome, the biggest feature of the new patch.

    The only drawback is, that they might be a little too tame and theoretical in nature for a game like NS2. Nevertheless, either of those or Recombination or Morphosis has my vote.
    Zomb3h
  • male_fatalitiesmale_fatalities ausns2.org Members, Constellation Join Date: 2004-03-06 Member: 27185Posts: 673 Fully active user
    edited July 2013
    Content update of a map and a female marine model that no one really cares about?

    Not surprised that you filled an entire page with writing about what to call the update, cause there isn't really much to write about for this 'content' patch.

    Pretty disappointed.

    You have a community that has created tonnes of awesome content which would probably give you the rights to for a token fee and you could integrate that into the game.
    - ns2_jambi - far superior to mineshaft/refinery
    - Badge mod
    - Combat, and all the maps that go along with it
    - Administrative mods for managing servers

    I'm happy that you're re advertising the integration of LuaJIT & balance mod, that's a good decision.
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  • eXaeXa Members Join Date: 2007-09-22 Member: 62400Posts: 92 Advanced user
    Content update of a map and a female marine model that no one really cares about?

    Not surprised that you filled an entire page with writing about what to call the update, cause there isn't really much to write about for this 'content' patch.

    Pretty disappointed.

    You have a community that has created tonnes of awesome content which would probably give you the rights to for a token fee and you could integrate that into the game.
    - ns2_jambi - far superior to mineshaft/refinery
    - Badge mod
    - Combat, and all the maps that go along with it
    - Administrative mods for managing servers

    I'm happy that you're re advertising the integration of LuaJIT & balance mod, that's a good decision.

    ns2_jambi is nice and I think too that they should add more modded content to the official game but they have to keep a limit of maps for competitive gameplay
    Badge are fun but maybe not mandatory even if they could help to see if there are mods/admins
    Combat they made a big announcement and the mod is the official combat for ns2
    Administrative mod could be added but they might not have the time that modders have to improve them

    For the update I'd say NS2 Beefed Up Edition :p
    ponpat
  • hozzhozz Members Join Date: 2012-11-20 Member: 172660Posts: 340 Fully active user
    edited July 2013
    How about Biomass?
    Sounds cool and fits the balance mod as well as the Biodome theme, and implies NS2 has a lot of content now.

    Or NS2: Gorgeous II: Electric Boogaloo
    ArkantiAurOn2
  • ResRes Members Join Date: 2003-08-27 Member: 20245Posts: 626
    edited July 2013
    What's with the interest in some off the wall name that someone will have to look up to figure out what it means, hugh?

    A more "common" word would peak the interest of the random masses of people better. Isn't your goal to get more people to buy this game?

    The Gorgeous update was a good one in that regard. Not only was it a common word, but the variation made it a play on words relating to NS2.
  • KwisatzHaderachKwisatzHaderach Members, Reinforced - Shadow, WC 2013 - Supporter Join Date: 2012-02-06 Member: 143872Posts: 368 Fully active user
    I've got two more:

    - Biogenesis or more specific Phylogenesis

    - Phyta (is a suffix used to term plant organisms. It is both biologic and has a very female sound to it)
  • 2cough2cough Rocky Mountain HighMembers, Reinforced - Shadow, WC 2013 - Supporter Join Date: 2013-03-14 Member: 183952Posts: 1,025 Advanced user
    *sniffle* what about gerrrnades? n gorge webs?

    super excited for biodome, though! need more diverse maps!
  • ponpatponpat Members, Reinforced - Shadow Join Date: 2011-02-04 Member: 80273Posts: 2
    Might sound weird but I would love something like "free spreading". I think the word free is great for the Linux community which know "free as in freedom" (and loves if games spread to their platform) and also it takes the "free decision to select your gender" into account. Also I think the new map gives an alien player the feeling of spreading the base in a very free way. I mean it just looks like a map you want and you have to invest. Also with the performance improvements you did lately I think spreading is good to tell "now even people with not that good machines can play it!". Just my 2 cent.
  • KasharicKasharic Hull, EnglandMembers, Forum Admins, NS2 Playtester, NS2 Map Tester, NS2 Community Developer Join Date: 2013-03-27 Member: 184473Posts: 724 mod
    I would love to see it called the "Ascension" or "NS2: Ascends" patch. 3 or less syllables, catchy, implies growth. It also keeps clear of words people would need to look up to understand... it keeps things plain and simple... we ascend!
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  • RoobubbaRoobubba Who you gonna call?Members, Reinforced - Shadow, WC 2013 - Shadow Join Date: 2003-01-06 Member: 11930Posts: 3,191 Fully active user
    edited July 2013
    NS2: Chrysalis [EDIT: Gooshy suggested this already on page 1!]

    The vehicle for transformation from the larval stage to, say, a beautiful butterfly or delicate moth. NS2 has been eating away, preparing bit by bit and now it's time to fly! :)

    Post edited by Roobubba on
    For all your gorge busting needs.
    It is very strange how some1 who spend so much time makeing videos to help mans, can fall and take miror image of dark ages bourgeoisie, outdated set of belifs
    How True.
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