lasers should be renamed

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lasers should be renamed

Postby afedyuki » Sat Jan 05, 2013 12:51 am

It's a great game overall, no question about it. But, am I the only one that is bugged by the fact that "lasers" shoot small slowly (relatively) moving blobs instead of a beam? Personally, I think "Blaster" would be a much better name for that weapon type.
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Re: lasers should be renamed

Postby Todes_Schnitzel » Sat Jan 05, 2013 1:52 am

you're right.
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Re: lasers should be renamed

Postby UltraMantis » Sat Jan 05, 2013 3:06 am

Some lasers are called Burst Lasers but you do have a point. They could be globally called Pulse Lasers but there's not enough space to have very long names. It isn't really a big deal, lazars often go pew pew anyway. ;)
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Re: lasers should be renamed

Postby Megas Domestikos » Sat Jan 05, 2013 12:04 pm

Blaster sounds more badass too. ;)
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Re: lasers should be renamed

Postby Kieve » Sun Jan 06, 2013 4:58 am

I feel like I've seen this suggestion before. Didn't like it then either. "Blaster" sounds both childish and way too Star-Wars-y. Besides which, we'd end up with Bombs, Beams, Blasters... no thank you, sir. Laser sounds just fine to me.
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Re: lasers should be renamed

Postby CrashSanders » Sun Jan 06, 2013 9:01 am

Kieve wrote:"Blaster" sounds childish

How so?
It's just a different type of damage that weapon deal to target. Let's take for example a plate of metal.
Laser will cut it through with a heat while blaster will crack it with micro-explosions it's projectiles deal. That's all the difference.
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Re: lasers should be renamed

Postby Kieve » Sun Jan 06, 2013 4:41 pm

CrashSanders wrote:
Kieve wrote:"Blaster" sounds childish

How so?


Like this.

And granted there's laser-tag and laser-based toys out there too, but when I hear blaster I see bright multi-colored plastic and / or Storm Troopers.
Just a difference of opinion, but to me that's how it sounds "childish."
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Re: lasers should be renamed

Postby afedyuki » Thu Jan 10, 2013 9:05 am

Kieve wrote:And granted there's laser-tag and laser-based toys out there too, but when I hear blaster I see bright multi-colored plastic and / or Storm Troopers.
Just a difference of opinion, but to me that's how it sounds "childish."


Something wrong with appealing to Star Wars fans and/or younger audience?
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Re: lasers should be renamed

Postby Kieve » Fri Jan 11, 2013 6:49 am

afedyuki wrote:
Kieve wrote:And granted there's laser-tag and laser-based toys out there too, but when I hear blaster I see bright multi-colored plastic and / or Storm Troopers.
Just a difference of opinion, but to me that's how it sounds "childish."


Something wrong with appealing to Star Wars fans and/or younger audience?


Way to twist my words there, comrade. :roll:
Of course there isn't. But we're not talking about "appealing to a different audience," just renaming a particular class of weapons. You stated you favored "blaster," I gave you my reasons for not liking that idea. End of story, don't try to villainize me for it.

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