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Offline microgta

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Name Limit
« on: February 10, 2008, 04:06:43 pm »
So I noticed  that in Sins Of  A Solar Empire (great game) that there is a limit in how many characters you can have when naming a planet. In fact there is a very unreasonalbe limit. I know there should be a practical limit but I think that the limit presented in SOASE of 11 characters is too small. So my question is do you think that there would be a small limit in the nameing of things. I think that at least 26-30 characters should be the limit. the main reason i am bringing up this is becasue of the openness of Spore and that i would be surprised and angry if not enraged that we should be limited like this. I like to give long names to my planets and buildings and all things i wish to create so i certainly hope that it is not limited.


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Re: Name Limit
« Reply #1 on: February 10, 2008, 04:17:59 pm »
24 is reasonable.
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Re: Name Limit
« Reply #2 on: February 10, 2008, 04:22:44 pm »
I agree with that. I usually try to keep my species and planet names under 15 letters for ease of pronounciation.

I hope more characters (30 or so) will be allowed for vehicles or buildings, as they usually are made up of two or more words.(Agmanti City Hall, for example.)

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Re: Name Limit
« Reply #3 on: February 10, 2008, 04:28:57 pm »
Wow. That's..a really specific question. As long as it's 20 or so I'm fine. I don't think I'll come close to that, but who knows? Just some room to stretch.

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lek­try­o­nop­to­ke­phal­lio­kig­klo­pe­lei­o­la­gōi­o­si­rai­o­ba­phē­tra­ga­nop­te­rı­gōn, so I'll be fine. However, that would be awesome.

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Re: Name Limit
« Reply #4 on: February 10, 2008, 05:16:49 pm »
Peskitoriantais

15 letters, so i just made the cut if it is 15  :P
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Re: Name Limit
« Reply #5 on: February 10, 2008, 05:26:23 pm »
At least then we'll finally stop getting creatures like the Dasof.

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Re: Name Limit
« Reply #6 on: February 10, 2008, 05:52:44 pm »
Yea Well i think i will need a lot of spaces. One of  my considered ship names "Truth And Reconciliation" has 24 letters including spaces. And I know that i have much longer names in my list ( yes i have a list) of names to be used for stuff (not just creatures but buildings and ships as well)
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Re: Name Limit
« Reply #7 on: February 10, 2008, 06:04:18 pm »
I think the longest names I have planned is "VulpimancerThing" and "DaggerwristThing" which have 16 letters. I might try an "AvashevirediThing", 17 letters, but I doubt it.

As for buildings and vehicles... nothing is set at this point...

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Re: Name Limit
« Reply #8 on: February 10, 2008, 06:49:29 pm »
What about dashes? Such as "Harry-Nosed Butt-Bouncer".

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Re: Name Limit
« Reply #9 on: February 10, 2008, 06:52:36 pm »
Yea thats why I said characters/.
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Re: Name Limit
« Reply #10 on: February 10, 2008, 06:54:17 pm »
Oh. So we will have lame "leet speak" named creatures too? *sigh*

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Re: Name Limit
« Reply #11 on: February 10, 2008, 06:56:42 pm »
What's an Avasheviredi? Wikipedia and Google both turned up nothing...

On an unrelated note, i wonder if anything will stop people from making copyrighted things...
Like cartoon characters.
Cuz we would by definition be distributing said copyrighted things by sharing it on the internet.
Or are they considered merely imitations and it's not an issue unless we make money from them?

(wonder how many Trogdors will be wandering around. Ooh, how 'bout a whole planet of them?  :P)

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Re: Name Limit
« Reply #12 on: February 10, 2008, 07:21:19 pm »
Oh. So we will have lame "leet speak" named creatures too? *sigh*
Well if people would like to. Plus with all the people playing what are the chances that you would get one of those races? Not only that but if you get a race you dont like you could just block them.
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Re: Name Limit
« Reply #13 on: February 11, 2008, 12:25:46 am »
Just name all of your planets Bob, Frank, George, Tom, etc.. Then you will be fine.  :P

Well, when do you get to name your planet anyways? Is this at the beginning of the game or after you take over the planet and go into space?
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Re: Name Limit
« Reply #14 on: February 11, 2008, 01:00:58 am »
I can imagine you'd get a few creatures named something like "0mGim5001337" or "7h1scR347Ur3pwN5y0r455"  ::)