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Offline Androgeos Exeunt

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Re: Recommendations of names for the ancients as a species?
I'm still of the opinion that the best decision is just to have the Ancients call themselves the Race and to have other alien races use the Alastair Reynolds/Iain Banks style of alien naming - give them an evocative name based on an English, foreign, or mythological word rather than something made up.


And I agree with the Ancients calling themselves the Race. It would fit rather nice with their somewhat racist philosophy.


I agree too. The Ancients are an arrogant lot. Perhaps they're so arrogant to the point where they think they don't need a name, simply because they think that their powerful fleet will do all the talking for them.
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Re: Recommendations of names for the ancients as a species?
"RD Odigitria"? Race's Destroyer?

 

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Re: Recommendations of names for the ancients as a species?
"RD Odigitria"? Race's Destroyer?
Well since it's being viewed by a Vasudan and all, AD fits fine...

 

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Re: Recommendations of names for the ancients as a species?
"RD Odigitria"? Race's Destroyer?

More like AD

for
 
AMAZING DESTROYER

Or how about ditch the prefixes and give all the ships name like

Fiery Cleansing Instrument of Our Inherent Superiority

and

Invincible Transport of Our Exalted Cargo Items

 

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Re: Recommendations of names for the ancients as a species?
Haha yeah!

 

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Re: Recommendations of names for the ancients as a species?
can i just say that prefixes like GTD, NTC, GVF are a predominantly Terran/GTVA concept, there is nothing to suggest the vasudans use them at all in FS1 and vasudans using prefixes in FS2 could be as a result of standardizing naming conventions.  So under that logic do the ancients need to use them?
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Re: Recommendations of names for the ancients as a species?
+1 vote for Battuta's idea  :lol:
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Re: Recommendations of names for the ancients as a species?
can i just say that prefixes like GTD, NTC, GVF are a predominantly Terran/GTVA concept, there is nothing to suggest the vasudans use them at all in FS1 and vasudans using prefixes in FS2 could be as a result of standardizing naming conventions.  So under that logic do the ancients need to use them?

There's also nothing to suggest that the Ancients used traditional size brackets for ships (ie 250 meter cruisers, or 2000 meter destroyers). For all we know their equivalent of cruisers could have been 150 or 400 meters long.
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Re: Recommendations of names for the ancients as a species?
"RD Odigitria"? Race's Destroyer?

More like AD

for
 
AMAZING DESTROYER

Or how about ditch the prefixes and give all the ships name like

Fiery Cleansing Instrument of Our Inherent Superiority

and

Invincible Transport of Our Exalted Cargo Items

Oh man, how I wish this had come up when we were deciding on a naming scheme...
However, I'd imaging people having difficulty taking it seriously :P
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Re: Recommendations of names for the ancients as a species?
I actually rather like most of the Ancient ship names, so it's all cool anyway.

 

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Re: Recommendations of names for the ancients as a species?
Well there are a few good made up words out there that mean nothing, such as:

-Kodak
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I think that Kodak is a derived onomatopoeia of the clicking sound of the camera. After the guy "pronounced" it, he made it catchy, and it worked.

EDIT: Well, Wiki proved me wrong.