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Archived Post 12-18-2010 11:28 AM

How do the Devs determine which names...
 
...are viable, and which are not?


Enterprise, Excelsior, Defiant, Voyager are all common sense, they're the name sake vehicle of three shows, and all four are prominent figures in canon.


But what about other names that are restricted, such as Monitor? So it was mentioned in book, ok, but so was Challenger, and it's available. As is Prometheus itself, and that even got on screen time.

I've seen an NPC USS Columbia and a player USS Columbia side by side in game, so I don't think it's that...

So how do the Devs determine which names are acceptable and which are not?

Archived Post 12-18-2010 11:43 AM

Can't really take your post seriously, USS normandy location srsly and your complaining about name stealing.

Archived Post 12-18-2010 11:46 AM

Cryptic doesn't: CBS does. All of the "Hero" ships are restricted. Everything else is fair game.

Archived Post 12-18-2010 11:51 AM

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Originally Posted by Ash-Brewster (Post 3232794)
Can't really take your post seriously, USS normandy location srsly and your complaining about name stealing.

Actually Normandy was the random name I got on my Akira.

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Originally Posted by champion1701 (Post 3232799)
Cryptic doesn't: CBS does. All of the "Hero" ships are restricted. Everything else is fair game.

That's what I thought as well, but in trying a couple of different names for various ships I've found them blocked, and not just the obvious Hero ships either. Hence the curiosity with regards to the standards.


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Archived Post 12-18-2010 12:16 PM

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Archived Post 12-18-2010 12:31 PM

Also happened to be the site of a bloody battle not too far into the past. A suitable name for a ship, Mass Effect not withstanding. Don't try to enforce an argument so unbelievably thin.

Archived Post 12-18-2010 12:33 PM

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Originally Posted by Jexsam (Post 3232879)
So not only are you using the most cliche ship name possible since the release of Mass Effect, you so unoriginal that you couldn't even come up with it on your own?

This reminds me of the people who were saying the USS Asgard was a Stargare reference.

I'd wager there are quite a few people here who have never played Mass Effect (or watched Stargare).

Archived Post 12-18-2010 12:57 PM

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Originally Posted by Jexsam (Post 3232879)
So not only are you using the most cliche ship name possible since the release of Mass Effect, you so unoriginal that you couldn't even come up with it on your own?

On the contrary my Defiant's name is Dauntless, i just didn't get around to updating my forum profile. but if it enrages the trolls maybe I'll keep it.

Archived Post 12-18-2010 01:05 PM

I've never found any canon name (even book canon) that is restricted, aside from the ships that were "Stars" on screen.

So I can't imagine why the Monitor is restricted.

Is the Merrimac? :)

Archived Post 12-18-2010 01:11 PM

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Originally Posted by Tiberion1701
I've never found any canon name (even book canon) that is restricted, aside from the ships that were "Stars" on screen.

So I can't imagine why the Monitor is restricted.

Is the Merrimac? :)

Oddly enough Merrimac is not restricted. When I asked a Dev about this they didn't know why Monitor was locked out.


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