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Re: Patch 3

Postby Xelxiuz » Sat Mar 06, 2010 8:06 pm

As opposed to Queen and Drone. Blizzard never had creativity, they had polish.

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Re: Patch 3

Postby Thalraxal » Sat Mar 06, 2010 9:02 pm

Xelxiuz wrote:As opposed to Queen and Drone. Blizzard never had creativity, they had polish.


Queen and Drone are logical names, however, they're related to their functions in the Swarm.  But roach?  Meaningless!  Generic bug-alien name!


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Re: Patch 3

Postby Xelxiuz » Sun Mar 07, 2010 1:45 am

Roach = Cockroach = Bugs that survive nukes. Only two steps more to make the link.

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Re: Patch 3

Postby Taeradun » Sun Mar 07, 2010 2:03 am

and they burn your fingers if you don't use a clip
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Re: Patch 3

Postby Thalraxal » Sun Mar 07, 2010 8:05 am

Xelxiuz wrote:Roach = Cockroach = Bugs that survive nukes. Only two steps more to make the link.


I know what they're referencing with the name, Xel.  'Roach' is still a terrible name for a unit.  I'm sure they could have a spent a whole fifteen minutes and come up with a better name than that. :P

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Re: Patch 3

Postby Lavarinth » Sun Mar 07, 2010 12:30 pm

Roach is indeed a terrible name. Might as well call it Regenling.
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Re: Patch 3

Postby Taeradun » Sun Mar 07, 2010 2:34 pm

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Re: Patch 3

Postby Xelxiuz » Sun Mar 07, 2010 4:04 pm

That's your 15 minutes worth of answer =[

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Re: Patch 3

Postby IskatuMesk » Sun Mar 07, 2010 4:16 pm

Taeralisk wrote:Cocklisk


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Re: Patch 3

Postby Thalraxal » Sun Mar 07, 2010 4:21 pm

Taeralisk wrote:Cocklisk
Xelxiuz wrote:That's your 15 minutes worth of answer =[


And it's still better than 'Roach'.

I think I'll go with Lav's Regenling for now.  From this day forward, I shall only refer to the Roach as the Regenling, and no one will have any clue what I'm talking about!

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Re: Patch 3

Postby Taeradun » Sun Mar 07, 2010 8:04 pm

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Re: Patch 3

Postby Taeradun » Mon Mar 08, 2010 2:42 am

wait wait, I got it





how about "Roachlisk"
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Re: Patch 3

Postby Hercanic » Mon Mar 08, 2010 3:27 am

Hydr-a-lisk
Mut-a-lisk
Ultr-a-lisk

So if anything, it'd have to be a Roachalisk.

Honestly, though, I'm fine with the name Roach. The monosyllabic word is short, simple, and connotates everything the unit is. A real roach is sneaky, able to slip between cracks and pop up in your home when you least suspect it. The skittering bug is vile, but a hearty survivor.

When you are naming something, you want to evoke an emotion and (particularly in an RTS) communicate as much as possible about the unit in a simple way. Very few unit names in Starcraft are completely made-up. They usually have a basis in something, which communicates its role, function, or flavor. The Carrier, Observer, Larva, Overlord, Queen, Siege Tank, Battlecruiser, etc, are all plain English words. A name like Firebat, which is Starcraft's own term, still has a very overt meaning with the prefix fire-.

In short, I don't see the name Roach as differing from Starcraft's established conventions.
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Re: Patch 3

Postby Xenon » Mon Mar 08, 2010 4:53 am

I still like Cheese-Child's list of Zerg units.

Drone
Worker
Soldier
Queen
King
Ace
Dog
Angry Dog
Mutant Dog
Angry Mutant Dog
Dogdralisk
Elephant
Elephantlisk
DefiledSlimeBeastLord
Attackdralisk
Beastolisk
Liskdralisk
Liskmastah Z
Giant Blimpolisk
Satan

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Re: Patch 3

Postby Death_Wing » Mon Mar 08, 2010 5:45 am

Wow, that was just too much for me. Let me go lie down.
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