Notes from the Slippery Slope, Part 2

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Postby brice » Wed Oct 03, 2007 3:00 am

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1. SNAFU - Situation Normal, All Fucked Up - Thing are running normally.
2. TARFUN - Things Are Really Fucked Up Now - Houston, we have a problem.
3. FUBAR - Fucked Up Beyond All Recognition - Burn it to the ground and start over from scratch; it's totally destroyed.
4. KOTH - koth is the sound that a cat makes when coughing (remember the DGs' voices are all courtesy of Maddie the cat!)


More name ideas of course. I like TARFUN since it contains the word fun and the juxtaposition of tar and fun gives a nice messy image like mud pit tug of war. No parents need know your game title encodes a cuss word. (Oh noes!) And it would continue the DEFCON tradition of military acronyms for your latest war game. LOLs to xander for koth! (I can't believe I just typed LOLs...)
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Postby xander » Wed Oct 03, 2007 3:31 am

Do you ever stop?

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Postby brice » Wed Oct 03, 2007 4:32 am

I usually play straight man, so I'm gonna ignore any implied disdain you might have intended and just answer the question. Nope. Not until I stop having ideas or Chris says he's chosen a name. The ideas just come to me when I'm reading other stuff on the net. I don't expect Chris to use *any* of my ideas litterally, but my hope is that I might provide some inspiration from an unlikely angle, and thus help him find his own one true name. That's why my ideas have cast the game in different lights = different angles. Besides, a lot of the good names have been used already, like "Overkill". It's gonna require a lot of creativity to find a good name these days. My names may be mostly lame, but at least they're creatively lame. I guess.

Join in. You're creative. What would you call Multiwinia, except for FutureWars? What do the videos and game pics suggest to you so far?
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Postby NeoThermic » Wed Oct 03, 2007 4:34 am

brice wrote:I usually play straight man, so I'm gonna ignore any implied disdain you might have intended and just answer the question. Nope. Not until I stop having ideas or Chris says he's chosen a name. The ideas just come to me when I'm reading other stuff on the net. I don't expect Chris to use *any* of my ideas litterally, but my hope is that I might provide some inspiration from an unlikely angle, and thus help him find his own one true name. That's why my ideas have cast the game in different lights = different angles. Besides, a lot of the good names have been used already, like "Overkill". It's gonna require a lot of creativity to find a good name these days. My names may be mostly lame, but at least they're creatively lame. I guess.

Join in. You're creative. What would you call Multiwinia, except for FutureWars? What do the videos and game pics suggest to you so far?


Just a suggestion. Rather than pepper every blog post with your suggestions for a name, create a topic in the lounge and add to it as you wish. It'd be better for us all :) (After all, what good is it if your suggestions are spread across 15 blog posts? Who's going to bother to read each and note what you've said?)

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Postby Montyphy » Wed Oct 03, 2007 7:58 am

Overkill is a lame name
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Postby martin » Wed Oct 03, 2007 9:41 am

xander wrote:Koth is a planet in the Star Wars Universe, similar to Hoth. Without the capitalization, koth is a is the sound that a cat makes when coughing. KotH is King of the Hill.

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if the almighty xander says so ;)

so, xander, you accept my challenge to a KotH match the first instant we can both play (be that beta or full release) :?:
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Postby xander » Wed Oct 03, 2007 3:51 pm

If I actually have a machine that can keep up with Multiwinia, sure, why not?

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Postby KingAl » Wed Oct 03, 2007 3:55 pm

Otherwise, decode the network traffic and play with a straight key hooked up to the telephone line.
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Postby brice » Wed Oct 03, 2007 6:24 pm

NeoThermic wrote:Just a suggestion. Rather than pepper every blog post with your suggestions for a name, create a topic in the lounge and add to it as you wish. It'd be better for us all :) (After all, what good is it if your suggestions are spread across 15 blog posts? Who's going to bother to read each and note what you've said?)


Yeah I can see how I look like I'm threadjacking at every turn. 'snot what I intended. But honestly, since only one or two blogs stay active I figured Chris et al were most likely to keep up with the current one. That's why I shifted to each new Multiwinia thread. But I guess enough is enough. I apologize to anyone who was annoyed more than a little bit.

Montyphy wrote:Overkill is a lame name.

brice wrote:My names may be mostly lame, but at least they're creatively lame. I guess.

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Postby martin » Wed Oct 03, 2007 6:36 pm

xander wrote:If I actually have a machine that can keep up with Multiwinia, sure, why not?

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yay!

I hope my machine will keep up, I certainly hope so!

in fact, thinking about it, it can keep up with most of the biggest mods for darwinia (and by big I mean insanely large levels) quite well.
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Postby xander » Wed Oct 03, 2007 8:26 pm

martin wrote:in fact, thinking about it, it can keep up with most of the biggest mods for darwinia (and by big I mean insanely large levels) quite well.

Yeah, but mine doesn't. Several levels of Insurrection only get 10-15 FPS, and big chunks of Stricken Souls are nearly unplayable. Thus are the hazards of having a 5 year old laptop with a crappy vid card. Maybe I will get a new machine next year...

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Postby martin » Thu Oct 04, 2007 8:37 am

xander wrote:
martin wrote:in fact, thinking about it, it can keep up with most of the biggest mods for darwinia (and by big I mean insanely large levels) quite well.

Yeah, but mine doesn't. Several levels of Insurrection only get 10-15 FPS, and big chunks of Stricken Souls are nearly unplayable. Thus are the hazards of having a 5 year old laptop with a crappy vid card. Maybe I will get a new machine next year...

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yeah, I just realised that I read your post wrong and you were saying about your machine not mine :oops:

Of course, I win by default if you can't play ;)
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Postby xander » Thu Oct 04, 2007 2:56 pm

martin wrote:yeah, I just realised that I read your post wrong and you were saying about your machine not mine :oops:

Of course, I win by default if you can't play ;)

If it makes you feel better to say so...

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Postby KingAl » Thu Oct 04, 2007 3:20 pm

I wouldn't be so confident - it looks like you can't turtle in Multiwinia, martin ;)
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Postby Lastof » Thu Oct 04, 2007 4:00 pm

KingAl wrote:I wouldn't be so confident - it looks like you can't turtle in Multiwinia, martin ;)


We thought you couldn't in DEFCON. Martin can turtle in anything, it's his one and only skill.

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