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I have just rolled out the randomised NPC vehicle names system. A small fraction will retain their build names, but most will get names taken from the Suggestions list.

You can add more names from the Suggestions page.
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Posted Oct 1, 2014, 3:12 pm
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That explains a lot, I just scouted BL and only recognised 1 in ten vehicles i faced, didnt ahve a clue!
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Posted Oct 1, 2014, 5:02 pm
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AWESOME.

Can't wait to scout in the fog of not knowing!
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Posted Oct 1, 2014, 5:11 pm
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All I know is I just got attacked by one of my own builds in the wild lol
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Posted Oct 1, 2014, 5:17 pm
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Juris said:
All I know is I just got attacked by one of my own builds in the wild lol


Know thy enemy; know thyself.
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Posted Oct 1, 2014, 5:23 pm
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This is just retarded. The wiki is already almost useless except for it's tables and charts, so now the list of NPC vehicles is useless as well.

This is considered a improvement?
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Posted Oct 1, 2014, 8:38 pm Last edited Oct 1, 2014, 8:40 pm by Grimm Sykes
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I'd like to know what the in-game logic is.

I always thought the names were ganger slang for what they fought. Like Joe Vicar is in the bar saying, "That Biter beat the crap out of my car near the Oasis." Biter in this case serving as a common build seen and everyone knows what it is.

Random names are...what? What Satan's Sisters named a specific car? How do my gangers know what an enemy calls their car?

Leaving roleplaying aside, this only seems to harm new players. Veterans can look at a model of a car and have a good idea what they're facing, even with oddball new names (some of which are pretty good). It makes an already obfuscated game even more murky for new folks.
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Posted Oct 1, 2014, 8:45 pm
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Grimm Sykes said:
This is just retarded. The wiki is already almost useless except for it's tables and charts, so now the list of NPC vehicles is useless as well.

This is considered a improvement?


its a wiki... update it
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Posted Oct 1, 2014, 9:00 pm
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[sarcasm] Oh noooes!  The NPC's might be more difficult. 

Pirates never use a ruse in real life.  They are honest folk and will always tell you what you're up against.  Just ask them.  Where did the term 'gun decking' come from anyway? [/sarcasm]

 
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Posted Oct 1, 2014, 9:03 pm
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Just had an interesting scout in BL with a bunch of re-skinned Polts, a Texas Strongarm, a Quickdraw, a couple Black Rocks, etc. I pretty much knew what they were (and I could've just zoomed in an looked at their weapons if I really wanted to know). The names were entertaining (and bizarre). Really don't know what the King Cobras (Anarcists) were doing naming vehicles Poet Hullaballo and Horatio ...

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Posted Oct 1, 2014, 9:03 pm
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doesnt allow new players to be able to know what kind of engine is in it, and thus they don't know which cars to demolish and which to save for looting, because theres one market for all people playing, 4L engines just became rare and command around $20,000 now. Not being able to tell which cars are 4L and which cars aren't is already upseting new players and making them feel discouraged from playing. and if they feel discouraged, why would they bother poking around and posting about it on the forums?

delete, next game
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Posted Oct 1, 2014, 9:07 pm
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4L engines are over rated. If you are worried about killing a 4L only destroy car that can't USE them. Pickups, Voys with unexposed engines, Mooses, Spirits, etc. Easy enough.
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Posted Oct 1, 2014, 9:30 pm Last edited Oct 2, 2014, 10:44 am by Jagged Monkey
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new players only think they need 4l engines because we told them they do... 3.2l engines are fine in phos... this might create more variety
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Posted Oct 1, 2014, 9:37 pm
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RIP Grimm, you won't be missed.
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Posted Oct 1, 2014, 11:12 pm
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*Synyster Gates* said:
RIP Grimm, you won't be missed.


Why am I leaving?
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Posted Oct 1, 2014, 11:33 pm
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Grimm Sykes said:
*Synyster Gates* said:
RIP Grimm, you won't be missed.


Why am I leaving?


Syn: I think Grimm was pulling his usual "I have talked to lots of (unnamed) people who have left over this" card, except in an unusually softened way. Not him leaving, just a prophesy of it ruining the game and others leaving. Melodrama.
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Posted Oct 2, 2014, 9:42 am
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*Whistles, Hoots, Applause*

*sam* said:
Grimm Sykes said:
*Synyster Gates* said:
RIP Grimm, you won't be missed.


Why am I leaving?


Syn: I think Grimm was pulling his usual "I have talked to lots of (unnamed) people who have left over this" card, except in an unusually softened way. Not him leaving, just a prophesy of it ruining the game and others leaving. Melodrama.
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Posted Oct 2, 2014, 11:46 am
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*sam* said:
Grimm Sykes said:
*Synyster Gates* said:
RIP Grimm, you won't be missed.


Why am I leaving?


Syn: I think Grimm was pulling his usual "I have talked to lots of (unnamed) people who have left over this" card, except in an unusually softened way. Not him leaving, just a prophesy of it ruining the game and others leaving. Melodrama.


There was one guy, haha. It was all over the lobby last night, the two of them going back and forth about this change and how much they disliked it. Just a wall of spam every time I looked at lobby chat for a while. And, it's not the first time I've seen that same other guy complaining at length like that... so... /shrug

Sam, is it possible we could remove Chassis names from the list and ban them from being added? We've already seen cars start popping up with Phoenix and Buccaneer as names, which can be really confusing for communicating with squadmates... "When you say you've got the red Phoenix, do you mean the one with Phoenix as a name, or the one that's a Phoenix chasssis?"
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Posted Oct 2, 2014, 12:44 pm Last edited Oct 2, 2014, 12:45 pm by d0dger
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It hasnt bothered me either way, I could barely remember some of them aanyway.

I hope this incisive and definitive statement has shown exactly what side I am on in this debate!
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Posted Oct 2, 2014, 12:46 pm
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*JeeTeeOh* said:
Juris said:
All I know is I just got attacked by one of my own builds in the wild lol


Know thy enemy; know thyself.


Except you can't know your enemy.  All the intel you had is now worthless.
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Posted Oct 2, 2014, 12:58 pm
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