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[SUGGESTION] Weapon names STEP 1 - brainstorming words

#1
We are going to change some weapon names in Xonotic. At this point, we're not sure exactly which weapon names will change. Maybe all of them. It depends on how many good ideas are brought up.

For this renaming process, we want brainstorming ideas from the community with a 3 step process.

1. Brainstorm words
2. Contribute weapon names
3. Vote

This is Step 1

There are basically three styles of weapon names (that I can think of)

1. Acronyms like HLAC (which is a bad acronym example, but anyway...)
2. Technical descriptive name like "assault rifle" or "railgun" which often get shortened during conversation to things like "rail"
3. Made up names with no meaning (like 'nex' and 'electro') which may be based on real words

Step 1 of this brainstorming process will involve collecting words that could be used as a basis for any of the 3 styles of names listed above. If you can think of words that may be used in weapon naming, then dump them in this thread.

Note: This is NOT the thread for posting complete weapon name ideas. That is step 2 and I will create another thread for that. This is only coming up with words to help fuel ideas for Step 2.

If you want to discuss ideas more thoroughly about the weapon names, then go to the Weapon Names: General discussion thread. Don't try to hold discussions on this Step 1 thread.

I will occasionally update this first post with the full list of words from within this thread.

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Here is the latest summary of words in this thread (03.28.2010)

acceleration
aeon
alpha
anyon
aphotic (without light)
array
atavachron
avenger
ballistic
beta
bio-*
bionic
bosson
bradyon
cabrodine
cannon
chronoton
close-range
coils
concussion
condensation
cortenide
d-brane
damage
defensive
deflector
delphic
destabilizer
destructor
diboridium
displacer
disrupter
duotronic
dynamic
eclipse
eisilium
elliptical
encephalo
energy
energy
explosive
feedback
field
flak
flechette
flow
fluctuation
flux
fusion
gamma
gladius
goo
graviton
gun
haptic
higgs
hurricane
hybrid
hyperbola
impulse
incendiary (or incinerate)
induction
infuser
inhibitor
initrode
interphasic
intimidator
ion
ionic
ittyon
karitori (japanese for reaper)
kemocite
kinetic
launcher
lepton
lexorian
lightning
lunitac
magnetic
magnetospheric
marauder
mechanism
meson
meta-*
micro-*
missile
mist
molecular
multi-*
nacelle
negligible
neuralizing
neutralizer
neutrino
neutron
nitrium
nitro-*
nitron
nullifier
offensive
omni-*
oscillation
paradox
paraphoretic
particle
passive
personal (or interpersonal)
phase
phasic (esp. if combined something like "trans-")
phoenix
phosphorus
photon
piercing
pinball
planar
plasma
pocket
polarizer
positronic
power
precision
projectile
promethean
propulsion
proton-*
psionic
pulse
pulverizer (pulverizing)
quad
quantum
radioactive
ravager
ray
reaper
reflex
regenerative
replulsor (although a "repulsive" gun might have its charms)
rocket
rubindium
shock
shrapnel
shredder
skypiercer
sonic
soul
spastic
sprayer
stun
stunrunner
sub-*
subatomic
subcutaneous
sublime
superluminal (superluminic) - "faster than light"
suppressor (suppressive)
system
tachyon
tactical
tardyon
target
teryon
tetracyanate
tetryon
thalmerite
thoron
titan
toranium
tornado
trans-*
tri-*
tricyclic
trilithium
vacuum
vaporize (vaporizer)
varied
velocity
verterium
xanulus

#2
Marauder
Skypiercer
Eclipse
Karitori (japanese for reaper)
Reaper
Ravager
Mist
Tornado
Hurricane
Soul

And now I'm out of creative gas.

#3
Multi-
flow
Reflex
Varied
Initrode
Xanulus
Sub
Energy

That's all for now from me.
Üdvözlettel / Mit freundlichen Grüßen / Best regards:
Norbert

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#4
Here's a few words that can be used in weapon names

Tactical
Magnetic
Pulse
Precision
Pinball
Sprayer
Offensive

#5
mmmm... technobabble...

anyon
atavachron
bio-*
bradyon
cabrodine
coils
condensation
cortenide
D-brane
delphic
diboridium
disrupter
duotronic
encephalo
eisilium
Faster Than Light
fluctuation
graviton
higgs
hyperbola
induction
inhibitor
interphasic
ionic
ittyon
kemocite
lexorian
magnetospheric
meta-*
micro-*
multi-*
nacelle
neuralizing
neutrino
nitron
nitrium
nullifier
omni-*
paraphoretic
phase
photon
positronic
promethean
quantum
rubindium
sub-*
subcutaneous
tachyon
tardyon
teryon
tetracyanate
tetryon
thalmerite
thoron
toranium
trans-*
tri-*
tricyclic
trilithium
vaporizer
verterium

#6
So many words already listed I can contribute only two:

Kinetic
Shrapnel

#7
aeon
feedback
flux
quad
lepton
bosson
array
chronoton
graviton
paradox
vacuum

infuser
displacer
destabilizer
pulverizer
deflector
polarizer

molecular
subatomic
ballistic
haptic
psionic
bionic
@paperclips: Faster Than Light would be superluminal/superluminic

#8
PHOENIX
proton-*
Avenger
nitro-*
destructor
Phosphorus lightning

I like the first one "PHOENIX" most because of "Rising from the ashes" and "nix"
MY NOOB STATS:
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#9
annihilator
ion
particle
neutron
intimidator
neutralizer
shock
pocket
rocket
chicken
launcher
projectile
impulse

#10
Brick 
More adjectives:
planar
elliptical
phasic (esp. if combined something like "trans-")

A few nouns:
meson
goo
flak
flechette
HEAP (as in highly-explosive armor-piercing ammo)

...and I think we should spend a thought for the weaker guns. So:
personal, or interpersonal
stun
passive
negligible (e.g., NDG, negligible damage gun)
suppressor/ive
defensive
close-range
replulsor (although a "repulsive" gun might have its charms)

#11
Fourdrinier.
Think transforming human's into paper, i.e. pulverizing them. It's just a cool sounding name. Big Grin

#12
I can only think of One after that list:

Concussion

#13
lunitac
sonic
stunrunner
spastic

#14
I can think of a couple things Big Grin
Ballistic
Incendiary (or incinerate)
Gladius
Missile
Radioactive (related words:gamma,alpha,beta,neutron)
Impulse
Vaporize
Sublime
Aphotic (without light)
Hybrid
Shredder
Titan

Ill probably look through soul caliber to rip off some good words. That game has an assload of good weapon/technique names
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#15
Tic
Xoon
Howler
Gravity~
Frogger / Crawler / Crouch
"The Ultimate Weapon of All-destruction"
EM~
Harpune
Smoker
Photonix

Rocketlauncher
Railgun

-just my 2 cents-
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#16
ai

... You don't need another word ... for anything ...

ai
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ai am ai.

Fix the avatar size limit please! I want my avatar gifs back! DISCRIMINATION!
Also, change my name to 'ai', these forums sucks which can't have 2 letters in the nick!



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