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Posted by: obsidian_green
« 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.
Posted by: db48x
« 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.
Posted by: QuakeIV
« 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.
Posted by: MarcAFK
« 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.
Posted by: Steve Walmsley
« 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.
Posted by: Garfunkel
« 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.
Posted by: jonw
« on: January 15, 2017, 07:43:01 AM »

Literally never thought of that - good idea!
Posted by: Drgong
« 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. 
Posted by: bitbucket
« on: January 14, 2017, 07:57:21 PM »

Just rotate your themes periodically; that's really the only current workaround.
Posted by: jonw
« 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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