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Post Thu Jan 28, 2016 11:43 pm

Engineers et al

A totally pointless question for you. Watching your LDU's about the engineering/marketing etc team, and something came to me. Being Anglo-Aussie, I'm probably going to be called a racist for this ( :lol: ): Character names. Will they be hard-coded, or will you have a generator, and, if so, will there be a totally random pool of names or will they be determined by where the company/factory is located?
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Post Thu Jan 28, 2016 11:48 pm

Re: Engineers et al

I'm Asian-Aussie, and you are racist (oooooh buuuuurn)

haha, just kidding. While in early phases, some draft engineers are being worked into the game... but they're being named by the beta-testers. I would hope this will likely change to something closer to what you've suggested here. Best yet would be the ability to name your engineers AND have a pooled name generator for those who can't be bothered, especially if, say, the engineers retire after 30 years and/or quit unexpectedly.
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Post Fri Jan 29, 2016 8:50 am

Re: Engineers et al

The names and special character heritage so far are pretty diverse. In the first release the names will be static, but later for the full game and when the character mechanics are more fleshed out, we will probably include a random name generator.

Herbert Grün
Carmen Barboni
Pedro Davíd
Richard Trevithick
Tara Brannigan
Aaron Groves
Brandon Kilgour
Matteo Rossi
Hideki Akiyama
Louis Edwards
Franz Pirscher
Roland Respondek
Marks Jansons
Marwa Amr
Delroy Brown
Adam Delaney
Hjörtur Leifsson
Hui Chun Zhou
Torvald Raske
Estelle Beaulieu
Theodoor Van Der Laar
Hannah Eynaud
Winston Rushmore
Ayrton da Silva
Aaron Cottam
Clara Roy
Craig Peebles
Kenjiro Hashimoto
Stanton Glass
Hannah Johnson
Matthias Kind
Martin Herrmann
Paulo Firana
Erik Roos
Tejinder Ramakrishnan
Tamiko Tanaka
Norbert Mrozek
Kevin Patterson
Miłosz Maslanka
Ariel Giroux
Arkadiy Pavlov
Mariano Silva
Stroppy McHorseguy
Neil Finniky
François-Noël Girard
John MacLaren
Edward Leeming
Rodrigo Diaz
Samuel George
Marcin Zmianski
Denis Kiselev
Amedeo Iurlaro
Reza Tehrani
Toshiki Hosuyota
Aharon Solomon
Diniz Nunes
Yoon Chung
Daniel Lemaire
Aki Heikki
Plamen Dragic
Salvador D'cruze
Leontiy Mihaylov
Bronislav Kratochvil
Theresa Pound-Whittlesea
Johan Bengtsson
Nikola Ivanić
Ryan Stevenson
Maxime Desharnais
Kim Seung-hyun
Angela McGlynn
Isaac Frazer
Alexandra Kondratyeva
Andrea Nopresco
Brian James
Bernhard Hammer
Winston Cholmondeley
Simon Emde
Marcelo Domingo Casales
Seong Eun Choe
Bo Chao Chow
Dinis Machado
Filiberto Quattrocchi
Niklas Voll
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Post Fri Jan 29, 2016 9:08 am

Re: Engineers et al

is Stroppy McHorseguy supposed to be strop i wonder?
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Post Fri Jan 29, 2016 9:10 am

Re: Engineers et al

Nah, PURE COINCIDENCE!
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Post Fri Jan 29, 2016 11:04 am

Re: Engineers et al

Yeah, for some reason a lot of the engineers are named after beta testers, I wonder why :lol:
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Post Sun Jan 31, 2016 7:28 pm

Re: Engineers et al

And here I was thinking it was insignificant. Shows to go ya, dunnit?
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Post Sun Jan 31, 2016 9:25 pm

Re: Engineers et al

Hint, you are unlikely to want to hire Stroppy McHorseguy, his stats as a manager suck :P


EDIT: Let's see who can spot the other beta testers and devs in that list. Mine's super obvious, but the others are not so much unless you've been paying attention!
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Post Sun Jan 31, 2016 9:27 pm

Re: Engineers et al

Probably want Hannah Eynaud though, right? ;)
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Post Sun Jan 31, 2016 9:55 pm

Re: Engineers et al

strop wrote:Hint, you are unlikely to want to hire Stroppy McHorseguy, his stats as a manager suck :P


EDIT: Let's see who can spot the other beta testers and devs in that list. Mine's super obvious, but the others are not so much unless you've been paying attention!

probably way wrong but is Theresa Pound-Whittlesea trackpaduser? i mean, it's distant, but somewhat sound similar
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Post Mon Feb 01, 2016 2:00 am

Re: Engineers et al

@Killrob: will there be an easy way for players to import their own name lists? I know a lot of LPers like to name things after their fans, and that would be an easy way to automate that.
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Post Mon Feb 01, 2016 2:58 am

Re: Engineers et al

Yes vri, if you like your engines tuned for high-performance, you should consider Hannah. She is by no means the most experienced, overall, though, as all my engineers are relatively young and I tried to keep the levels commensurate with the ages.

cpufreak101 wrote:probably way wrong but is Theresa Pound-Whittlesea trackpaduser? i mean, it's distant, but somewhat sound similar


Lololololololololololol

Yeah, I guarantee you that's way wrong :P

(Theresa is another of mine. The one nicknamed Tesla, who makes the occasional appearance in my company lore.)

Speaking of which, is trackpaduser's surname pronounced at all similarly to the French for "lunch", or am I also way off?
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Post Mon Feb 01, 2016 3:05 am

Re: Engineers et al

Bernhard Hammer is a good one :lol:
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Post Mon Feb 01, 2016 11:44 am

Re: Engineers et al

@Packbat: Probably the names will be moddable eventually, yes!
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Post Mon Feb 01, 2016 1:53 pm

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strop wrote:Speaking of which, is trackpaduser's surname pronounced at all similarly to the French for "lunch", or am I also way off?


The first syllable is the same, the rest is different but somewhat similar, except the second syllable obviously.

And in my part of the world, that's the word for breakfast :lol:
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