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Offline jonw

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More secondary commander naming themes?
« on: January 14, 2017, 01:55:38 PM »
Hi - so I prefer to RP as a united earth and have tried to use secondary naming themes to generate commanders with names which reflect the diverse backgrounds on our fair planet.  *cough. * However, only having 4 possible options always seens a bit limiting - english/russian/chinese but then what about the astronauts from the japanese space agency, or multiple european nations, or the huge spanish-speaking population?

Additionally, the UI always seems to glitch out with two themes reflecting 50% and the other two reflecting -20%.  I'm not sure how this affects the game but it would be really cool if we could define more secondary themes for our characters and have a more responsive or informative UI.  It's a small thing but does build immersion.  Thanks!
 
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Re: More secondary commander naming themes?
« Reply #1 on: January 14, 2017, 07:57:21 PM »
Just rotate your themes periodically; that's really the only current workaround.
 

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Re: More secondary commander naming themes?
« Reply #2 on: January 14, 2017, 11:57:07 PM »
Also, the US provides a varied name set. 

When I want varied names, Every time there is a auto-rotation of assignments I change one of the subsets to keep it varied. 
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Re: More secondary commander naming themes?
« Reply #3 on: January 15, 2017, 07:43:01 AM »
Literally never thought of that - good idea!
 
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Re: More secondary commander naming themes?
« Reply #4 on: February 11, 2017, 09:35:57 PM »
The USA naming theme needs an overhaul, it has a bunch of typos and really weird names in it.
 

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Re: More secondary commander naming themes?
« Reply #5 on: February 12, 2017, 04:54:32 AM »
The USA naming theme needs an overhaul, it has a bunch of typos and really weird names in it.

The US naming theme is actually the US Census data :)

I just took the top 2000 first names and top 50,000 family names.
 

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Re: More secondary commander naming themes?
« Reply #6 on: February 12, 2017, 09:11:33 AM »
Once you get past the first 100 names you're just going to find rare foreign names, or more frequently, unusual spellings of the popular names from higher in the list.
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Re: More secondary commander naming themes?
« Reply #7 on: February 12, 2017, 06:09:28 PM »
I would think that thats still a perfectly reasonable way to harvest names people actually use.

Though, I guess ideally it would do weighted randomization based off of how many people have what name.
 

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Re: More secondary commander naming themes?
« Reply #8 on: March 12, 2017, 04:01:36 PM »
I'd like to see a name list for every continent, and a way to load new ones in.
 
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Re: More secondary commander naming themes?
« Reply #9 on: July 03, 2017, 12:06:23 PM »
A "United Nations" commander theme would be nice to have. The US theme provides some variety, but Chinese, Indian, African, and South/Pacific Asian names are underrepresented there for the purpose of reflecting a world government. The theme-switching suggested previously doesn't seem like it would quite shuffle the deck enough to get a consistent mix rather than small gluts of similar names.
 
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