Alpha Centauri 2

Sid Meier's Alpha Centauri & Alien Crossfire => The Theory of Everything => Topic started by: ete on November 21, 2012, 01:13:55 PM

Title: Base name collection/creation project
Post by: ete on November 21, 2012, 01:13:55 PM
On big maps basenames often run out, the defaults kinda suck, people have made basenames to fix this. Let's collect them up. We'll be working on a sync.in pad initially, so everyone can chip in.

http://sync.in/Basenames

Guidelines for editing:
For now, try to pretty much just add. We will trim down some later, but it makes sense to do it in stages.
Adding your own ideas is fine.
Try to avoid having extremely similar/duplicate basenames.
Leave the original basenames intact.
Keep it to only vaguely serious names.
Prioritize factions with few bases.
Don't worry about formatting.
Leave a (?) after basenames you think are questionable/should possibly be removed.
Discuss anything you're not sure about here (major) or in the inline chat on the pad (minor).
Once you have thoroughly checked and added all wanted names from a source, move it to the checked/included sources section.
When creating or deciding whether to add a base name, remember that it should ideally be a fitting name for a city, not just a term associated with the faction.

Sources:
General/mixed - http://apolyton.net/showthread.php/114915-Base-Names (http://apolyton.net/showthread.php/114915-Base-Names) http://forums.civfanatics.com/showthread.php?t=118040 (http://forums.civfanatics.com/showthread.php?t=118040) http://kellymangum.com/resume/smac/BaseNames.html (http://kellymangum.com/resume/smac/BaseNames.html) (broken, if someone can find an archive it may be good)
Morgans - http://www.weplayciv.com/forums/showthread.php?73-Morgan-Industries-Base-Names (http://www.weplayciv.com/forums/showthread.php?73-Morgan-Industries-Base-Names)
Spartans - http://www.weplayciv.com/forums/archive/index.php/t-74.html (http://www.weplayciv.com/forums/archive/index.php/t-74.html)
UoP - http://alphacentauri2.info/index.php?topic=2668.0 (http://alphacentauri2.info/index.php?topic=2668.0) http://www.weplayciv.com/forums/showthread.php?55-University-Base-Names (http://www.weplayciv.com/forums/showthread.php?55-University-Base-Names) http://www.codehappy.net/apolyton/threads/86040-1.htm (http://www.codehappy.net/apolyton/threads/86040-1.htm)
Hive - http://www.weplayciv.com/forums/showthread.php?79-Hiverian-base-names (http://www.weplayciv.com/forums/showthread.php?79-Hiverian-base-names) http://www.codehappy.net/apolyton/threads/97973-1.htm (http://www.codehappy.net/apolyton/threads/97973-1.htm) (filter out joke/official ones) http://apolyton.net/showthread.php/86260-Base-names-thread (http://apolyton.net/showthread.php/86260-Base-names-thread)
Gaians - http://apolyton.net/showthread.php/117618-Base-name-suggestion-list (http://apolyton.net/showthread.php/117618-Base-name-suggestion-list)
Cybers - http://apolyton.net/showthread.php/86635-Base-names-2-6 (http://apolyton.net/showthread.php/86635-Base-names-2-6) http://apolyton.net/showthread.php/85884-Base-Name-Suggestion-Thread?s= (http://apolyton.net/showthread.php/85884-Base-Name-Suggestion-Thread?s=)
PK - http://www.codehappy.net/apolyton/threads/74554-1.htm (http://www.codehappy.net/apolyton/threads/74554-1.htm)

Aim is to collect a large enough number of basenames that even on a large map with lots of expanding a faction is unlikely to hit defaults, and expand defaults so that it's basically impossible to run out of them. The collection of text files with basenames for SMAC/SMAX can then be added to downloads.

To help, go add basenames. Or find sources I've missed and add them.
Title: Re: Base name collection/creation project
Post by: ete on November 21, 2012, 04:10:03 PM
Added some possible spartan ones.
Title: Re: Base name collection/creation project
Post by: Buster's Uncle on April 05, 2013, 07:06:07 PM
The Green Way
Nature's Bounty
Mother's Love
Sea of Green
Title: Re: Base name collection/creation project
Post by: Buster's Uncle on April 06, 2013, 03:49:06 PM
Serene Submission
Collective Achievement
Will's Triumph
Human Potential
Title: Re: Base name collection/creation project
Post by: Buster's Uncle on April 06, 2013, 06:29:35 PM
Morgan Corporate Raiders
Morgan Hostile Acquisition
Morgan Plaza
Morgan Taj Mahal
Title: Re: Base name collection/creation project
Post by: Buster's Uncle on April 06, 2013, 11:14:06 PM
Liberty Rock
Eternal Vigilance
Cold Dead Hand
Second Amendment
Title: Re: Base name collection/creation project
Post by: Buster's Uncle on April 07, 2013, 06:26:24 PM
Scientific Method
Double-blind
Experimental Protocol
Peer Review
Title: Re: Base name collection/creation project
Post by: Matt the Czar on April 08, 2013, 12:22:08 AM
for Free Drones:

Despots' Chagrin
Emperors' Misery
Overlords' Despair

Using for Martians
Title: Re: Base name collection/creation project
Post by: Buster's Uncle on April 08, 2013, 12:25:07 AM
Many Mansions
Robe and Crown
Justified
Redeemed
Title: Re: Base name collection/creation project
Post by: Buster's Uncle on April 09, 2013, 05:24:50 AM
Nature:Bounty
Garden:Tending
Unspoiled:Wilderness
Marr:Phail
Title: Re: Base name collection/creation project
Post by: Buster's Uncle on April 09, 2013, 07:57:06 PM
Rainbow Warrior
Planet First!
Redpeace
Planet Liberation Front
Planet Liberation Brigade
Planet Rights Militia

...

Anyone can play - this is fun!
Title: Re: Base name collection/creation project
Post by: Buster's Uncle on April 09, 2013, 08:12:02 PM
Mo' Planet Cult, 'cause Wikipedia is making it so easy:

Agro-terrorism
Ecotage
Anarcho-primitivism
Red Scare
Direct Action
Biocentrism
Red Anarchism
Revolutionary Environmentalism
Tree Spiking
Deep Ecology
Biouniversalism
Title: Re: Base name collection/creation project
Post by: gwillybj on April 10, 2013, 02:32:09 PM
I've used a box of Crayola crayons as a source of base names when I was really stuck for ideas. Other times I'll think of an applicable word and use my dictionary program's thesaurus for a list of good words.
Title: Re: Base name collection/creation project
Post by: Buster's Uncle on April 10, 2013, 02:33:59 PM
Yah.  Google is your friend.
Title: Re: Base name collection/creation project
Post by: Buster's Uncle on April 11, 2013, 12:58:39 AM
Computational Science
Data Processing
Effective Method
Automated Reasoning
Successive States
Ending State
Recursive Function
Quadratic Equation
Systematic Solution
Linear Equations
Decision Problem
Effective Calculability
Recursive Functions
Turing Machines
Lambda Calculus
Formulation 1
Assignment Operation
Data Structures
Flow of Control
Imperative Programming
Functional Programming
Logic Programming
Natural Languages
Pseudocode
Flowchart
Programming Language
Control Tables
State Diagram
Machine Code
Assembly Code
High-level Implementation
Halting Problem
Minsky's Machine
Church-Turing Thesis
Spaghetti Code
Böhm-Jacopini Canonical Structures
If-Then Goto
Proofs of Correctness
Mathematical Induction
Pidgin Code
Elementary Number Theory
Partial Function
Total Function
Algorithm Analysis
Big O Notation
Binary Search
Brute Force
Table Lookups
Empirical Algorithmics

...

Oh crap; I skipped the Peacekeepers.
Title: Re: Base name collection/creation project
Post by: Buster's Uncle on April 12, 2013, 02:56:29 PM
UN International Law
UN International security
UN Economic Development
UN Social Progress
UN Human Rights
UN Civil Rights
UN Civil Liberties
UN Political Freedoms
UN Democracy
UN World Peace
UN Member States
UN General Assembly
UN Security Council
UN Economic & Social Council
UN Secretariat
UN International Court of Justice
UN Trusteeship Council
UN World Health Organization
UN World Food Programme
UN Children's Fund
UN Secretary-General
UN Charter
UN One World Government
UN Peacekeeping & Security
UN Humanitarian Assistance
UN Mandate
UN Collective Security
UN International Relations
UN Goodwill Ambassador
UN International School
UN Postal Administration
UN University
UN Sovereign State
Title: Re: Base name collection/creation project
Post by: Buster's Uncle on April 13, 2013, 04:26:57 PM
Collective Organization
Trade Union
Labour Party
Workers' Party
Industrial Wing
Industrial Revolution
Union Labor
Collective Bargaining
Tolpuddle Martyrs
IWA
Paris Commune
Rerum Novarum
Workers' Rights
Minimum Wage
Chartist Movement
Labour Government
ILO
IWW
AFL-CIO
Teamsters
Class Struggle
UFW
Freelancers Union
New Model Unions
Workers Strike
MUTA
GNCTU
Knights of Labor
NLU
CIO
AFL
NUW
NEUW
ACTU
Molly McGuire
Title: Re: Base name collection/creation project
Post by: Buster's Uncle on April 14, 2013, 05:20:19 PM
Computer Underground
Cracker City
Black Hat
White Hat
Phone Phreak
New Hacker's Dictionary
Script Kiddie
Ethical Hacking
Penetration Test
Vulnerability Assessment
EC-Council
Elite Hacker
Masters of Deception
Blue Hat
Hacktivist Haven
CS Scripting
Network Enumeration
SQL injection
CS Request Forgery
DOS Attack
Leet Haxxor
Vulnerability Scan
Password Crack
Packet Sniffer
Port Scanner
Firewall Failure
Spoofing Attack
Phishing Phorever
Social Engineering
Rootkit Revenge
Cyber Spy
Trojan Horse
Computer Worm
Key Logger
1337speak
Cyber Warfare
IT risk
Wanted Hacker
Ghost in the Wires
Art of Exploitation
Wetware
Title: Re: Base name collection/creation project
Post by: Buster's Uncle on April 15, 2013, 05:19:51 PM
Slave Raid
Violence at Sea
Privateering
Commerce Raiding
Treasure Taken
Gan Ning
Jean Fleury
Buccaneer Base
Edward Teach
Jack Rackham
Henry Morgan
Bartholomew Roberts
Hendrick Lucifer
Jean Lafitte
Roberto Cofresi
Boysie Singh
Zheng Qi
Zheng Yi
Zheng Yi Sao
Orang Laut
Moro Raiders
Viking Age
Zaporizhian Sich
Zaporozhian Cossacks
Don Cossacks
Stenka Razin
Pier Gerlofs Donia
Wijerd Jelckama
Fraxinet Moors
Narentine Raiders
Irish Pirates
Slavic Piracy
Victual Brothers
William Maurice
Novgorodian Ushkuiniks
Maniots
Barbary Corsairs
Hayreddin
Oruç Reis
Turgut Reis Dragut
Kurtoğlu Curtogoli
Kemal Reis
Salih Reis
Koca Murat Reis
Jan Janszoon
John Ward
Samuel Mason
Bully Wilson
Harpe Brothers
Peter Alston
Wiley Harpe
Jonathan Brown
Colonel Plug
James Ford
John A. Murrell
Dan Seavey
Kanhoji Angre
Jolly Roger
Buried Treasure
Plank Walk
Captain Kidd
Pieces of Eight
Treasure Map
RUM!
Thomas Tew
Charles Vane
William Fly
Jack Rackham
Title: Re: Base name collection/creation project
Post by: Guv’ner on April 16, 2013, 06:13:25 PM
I’ve added many of the names to the faction files on the wiki. They may well be included in Scient’s forthcoming update. Any others can be directly added:

Generic: basename.txt (http://alphacentauri2.info/wiki/Basename.txt)
Gaia’s Stepdaughters (http://alphacentauri2.info/wiki/Gaia’s_Stepdaughters/gaians.txt)
Human Hive (http://alphacentauri2.info/wiki/Human_Hive/hive.txt)
Manifold Caretakers (http://alphacentauri2.info/wiki/Manifold_Caretakers/caretake.txt)
Manifold Usurpers (http://alphacentauri2.info/wiki/Manifold_Usurpers/usurper.txt)
Morgan Industries (http://alphacentauri2.info/wiki/Morgan_Industries/morgan.txt)
Nautilus Pirates (http://alphacentauri2.info/wiki/Nautilus_Pirates/pirates.txt)
Peacekeeping Forces (http://alphacentauri2.info/wiki/Peacekeeping_Forces/peace.txt)
Spartan Federation (http://alphacentauri2.info/wiki/Spartan_Federation/spartans.txt)
The Cult of Planet (http://alphacentauri2.info/wiki/The_Cult_of_Planet/fungboy.txt)
The Cybernetic Consciousness (http://alphacentauri2.info/wiki/The_Cybernetic_Consciousness/cyborg.txt)
The Data Angels (http://alphacentauri2.info/wiki/The_Data_Angels/angels.txt)
The Free Drones (http://alphacentauri2.info/wiki/The_Free_Drones/drone.txt)
The Lord’s Believers (http://alphacentauri2.info/wiki/The_Lord’s_Believers/believe.txt)
University of Planet (http://alphacentauri2.info/wiki/University_of_Planet/univ.txt)
Title: Re: Base name collection/creation project
Post by: Buster's Uncle on April 16, 2013, 06:28:36 PM
Glad to finally see some love; this is fun, but a lot of work.   Think I'll gradually cycle back through the first several factions and add more than four names - but you're dreaming if you think I'm going to add them directly to the wiki instead of trying to generate forum activity. 

Which is not to say I don't appreciate you, Guv; I really do, but I'm not in this to preside over a library...

At any rate, it's a good idea to post an announcement of some sort on the forum when anything significant at all is done to the wiki - it promotes your work; helps people find it...

...

Conquest: Call
Force: Arms
Invasion Force
Widespread War
Destructive Conflict
Conquest: Plunder
Military Subjugation
Transcendent Domination
Subjugation: Enslavement
Prize: War
Effective Conquest
Enforced Peace
Military Occupation
Glorious Victory
Supreme Power
Preeminent Position
Exercise: Mastery
Ruling Power
Preponderant Influence
Governing Influence 
Controlling Influence
Mastery Mansion
Ascendance Assured
Hegemony House
Predominance Preferred
Rightful Reign
Sovereignty Source
Authority: Author
Command: Control
Eminence Center
Godhood: Goal
Rule: Universe
Enemies: Slaughtered
Primacy: All
Sovereign: Existence
Title: Re: Base name collection/creation project
Post by: Guv’ner on April 16, 2013, 06:45:15 PM
Sorry, I wasn’t trying to bully people into putting names straight into the wiki. I was just elucidating a roadmap for the suggestion getting into the update.


If I ever manage to disentangle a first re-draft of the datalinks from the bugs that turns up, I will deluge the forum with relevant posts before attempting to update the actual game files.
Title: Re: Base name collection/creation project
Post by: Buster's Uncle on April 16, 2013, 06:53:21 PM
Well you know, I'm very in favor of the wiki and admire/support your hard work - just, this is my first love.  I'm here for conversation; let's try to bolster both information and community for SMAC(X).  The two are eminently compatible...
Title: Re: Base name collection/creation project
Post by: Buster's Uncle on April 18, 2013, 12:48:58 AM
Environmental Conservation
Natural Environment
Land Ethic
Environmental Ethics
Biodiversity Base
Ecological Erudition
Biophilia Hypothesis
Love of Life
Living Systems
Biological Evolution
Flora Faire
Fauna Festival
Sustainability City
Renewable Resource
Ecosystem Environs
Environmental Organization
Biosphere Base
Sustainable Management
Green Technology
Back-to-Nature
Commons Preservation
Garden City
Nature Conservation
Good Steward
Walden Pond
National Park
Sierra Club
Animal Welfare
Conservation Cavern
Wilderness Society
Singing Summer
Friends of the Planet
Outdoor Council
Gaia Hypothesis
Deep Green
environmental Science
environmental Justice
environmental Activism
environmental Advocacy
Conservation Interplanetary
Conservation Ethic
Permaculture Paradise
Planetary Boundaries
Positive Environmentalism
Title: Re: Base name collection/creation project
Post by: Buster's Uncle on April 18, 2013, 12:51:05 AM
...And of course I'm hoping others, seeing my efforts, will be inspired to top me...
Title: Re: Base name collection/creation project
Post by: Buster's Uncle on April 18, 2013, 07:06:20 PM
Note that if I'm doing this right, there's no need to mention which faction the basenames are for...

Tough to find a source of inspirtation to rob be inspired by; the best source I found was googling "Mao quotes", 'cause "Totalitarianism" just wasn't yielding the right flavor at all.  Something with "zen" in it would probably work, too.

...

Goals of the Group
Harmonious Submission
Class Struggle
Will to Win
Revolution-Insurrection
Love of Discipline
Inner-Party Criticism
Cross the Threshold
Grasp the Essence
Spirit to Fight
Ability to Stand
Calm State of Mind
Orderly Work
Corrected Ideas
Unity of Our People
Ranks of the People
Organs of State
Unity, Criticism, Unity
Resolving Contradictions
Persuasion & Education
Struggle of Opposites
Consciousness & Culture
Over-All Planning
Absorb Experience
Correct Ideas
Social Practice
Overcome Crass Demands
Struggle for Production
Grasped by the Masses
Correct Knowledge
Theory of Knowledge
Present Upsurge
Boundless Creative Power
Branches of Work
Production in Breadth and Depth
A Mighty Storm
Revolutionary Comrades
Social Transformation
Persevere in the Ideas
Indomitable Spirit
Great Service
Increase Production
Immense Courage
Wisdom and Initiative
The People's Cause
Victorious Advance
The Great Masses
Determination to Recover
Devotion to the Group
Growing Wisdom
Enlightened Self-Denial
Superior Spirit
Transcendent Thought
Realized Potential
The Work of Self
Enlightened Advancement
Title: Re: Base name collection/creation project
Post by: Buster's Uncle on April 18, 2013, 07:33:21 PM
-And Guv- to get the maximum number of contributions, it's helpful to have people see them being made in the maximum number of places.  You or ete really ought to start a thread at CFC, in fact; coming up with basenames is right up the alley of the sort of contributor their AC folder draws...

(Of course, linking this thread/forum -or perhaps even better, putting a link in your sig- would be great, too.)
Title: Re: Base name collection/creation project
Post by: Buster's Uncle on April 20, 2013, 04:25:38 AM
Also:

Control of Input
Master of  Output
Sufficient Enlightenment
Function of Willpower
Useful Tool
Collective Consciousness
Self of Group
Final Duty

-Culled from Yang's quotes, always a good source with the original 7...
Title: Re: Base name collection/creation project
Post by: Guv’ner on April 20, 2013, 10:16:42 AM
-And Guv- to get the maximum number of contributions, it's helpful to have people see them being made in the maximum number of places.  You or ete really ought to start a thread at CFC, in fact; coming up with basenames is right up the alley of the sort of contributor their AC folder draws...

(Of course, linking this thread/forum -or perhaps even better, putting a link in your sig- would be great, too.)
I believe Ete may be a member. I think my threadbare level of forum activity may well twang under the pressure of multiple boards.


For the time being I’m just copying over any particularly likely base names that I see in this thread. I just wanted to ensure that some of this effort would make it into the cycle of updates.


I’ll probably focus on this more at some point. For the time being I’m just disappearing up my own fundament as I try to get the datalinks into shape for community mauling and improving.
Title: Re: Base name collection/creation project
Post by: Buster's Uncle on April 20, 2013, 02:34:21 PM
How's that coming?
Title: Re: Base name collection/creation project
Post by: Guv’ner on April 20, 2013, 03:02:24 PM
It’s coming along quite nicely. Most of the ‘concepts’ throw up a heap of illogicalities that lead to bug hunting. I’m in no rush, if Scient can fix something so it doesn’t have to be explained away—all to the better.
Title: Re: Base name collection/creation project
Post by: Nexii on April 20, 2013, 04:37:45 PM
These are good!  Is there a compiled list of replacement txt files?

One thought for more base names is to take geography/cities from Earth, from locales near where the leader of that faction originates.
Title: Re: Base name collection/creation project
Post by: Guv’ner on April 20, 2013, 04:55:07 PM
On the previous page there are links to the text files on the wiki which include many of the base names. They will also hopefully be included in Scient’s next update.
Title: Re: Base name collection/creation project
Post by: gwillybj on April 20, 2013, 05:06:48 PM
NAMES
Tirel = Leader
Tairel = Assistant
Morel = Scientist

LAND BASES
Tir-Fo-Ain = Headquarters
Mo-Il
Mag-Mel
Tir-No-Aire
Tir-Nag-Mor
Tir-Nag-Mel
Tir-Na-Ill
Tir-Nag
Em-Air
Tir-Fo-Nag
Tir-Fo-Ill
Tir-Nag-More
Mor-Na-Ill
Mag-Mor
Ma-Nor-Till
Mag-Mo-Ill
Tir-No-Ill
Mor-Til
Mo-Airn-Gill
Em-Ain
Mag-Morell
Mo-Airel
Em-Ir
Tir-No-Air
Ma-Norn-Gill
Tir-Tairn-Gire
Tir-Na-Ire
Tir-Fo-Thuinn
Tir-Nog
Em-Il
Mor-Nag
Tir-Fo-Ire
Tir-Fog
Mog-Mel
Mag-Mo-Thuinn
Tir-Na-Nor
Mog-Ma-Thuinn
Tir-No-Nag
Tir-Na-Nog
Mo-Air
Mo-Airn-Gir
Ma-Norn-Gir
Mor-Tairn-Gire
Mog-Ma-Ill
Tir-Fog-Mel
Mor-Tairel
Mo-Thuin
Mo-Nag
Mor-Tairn-Gil
Tir-Fo-Air
Tir-Tairn-Gill
Tir-Nag-Mell
Tir-Tair-Fog-Me
Ma-Thuin
Tir-Nog-Mel
Mag-Morel
Tir-Na-Nore
Ma-Nog
Tir-Nog-Mell
Tir-No-Ain
Ma-Norel
Mog-Ma-Thuin
Mor-Tairell
Mag-Mor-Till
Ma-Nor
Mo-Ir-Tainn
Mo-Ir-Tain
Ma-Ir
Mo-Na-Thuin
Ma-Il
Tir-Fog-Mell
Ma-Norn-Gil
Ma-No-Thuin
Mor-Tain
Mo-Ain
Mor-Nag-Mel
Mo-Nag-Mell
Mor-Nag-Mell
Mor-Na-Thuin
Mo-Ir
Ma-Nor-Til
Ma-Irel
Mag-Mo-Thuin
Mo-Airn-Gil
Tir-Fo-Ainn
Mo-Airn-Gire
Tir-Tair-Nog-Me
Tir-No-Ire
Mo-Irel
Ma-Norn-Gire
Tir-Fo-Aire
Ma-Nog-Mell
Mo-Nag-Mel
Mag-Mo-Ire
Mor-Tairn-Gill
Mor-Na-Ire
Ma-Nog-Mel
Mog-Ma-Ire
Mo-Ir-Tair

SEA BASES
Tirem-Ainn = First Sea Base
Tairem-Ill
Tair-No-Thuin
Morn-Girel
Tair-Fog-Mel
Tair-Fo-Ill
Tair-Fo-Thuin
Tairn-Girell
Tairn-Girel
Morem-Il
Tair-Fog
Tair-Nog
Morem-Ainn
Tair-Fo-Thuinn
Morem-Ain
Tairn-Gill
Tair-No-Ill
Morn-Girell
Tair-Fog-Mell
Tair-No-Il
Morn-Gil
Morn-Gir-Tain
Tair-Nog-Mell
Tair-No-Ir
Tair-Fo-Il
Tair-Nog-Mel
Morn-Gir-Taire
Tair-Fo-Ir
Tair-Fo-Ire
Tair-No-Ire
Title: Re: Base name collection/creation project
Post by: Buster's Uncle on April 20, 2013, 05:16:33 PM
;b;
Title: Re: Base name collection/creation project
Post by: Buster's Uncle on April 21, 2013, 05:22:39 PM
Scientific Method
Investigating Phenomena
Acquiring Knowledge
Systematic Observation
Experimental Inquiry
Field of Inquiry
Experimental Studies
Hypotheses Tested
Supportive Structure
Objective Investigation
Repeatable Results
Understanding the World
Deriving Predictions
Logical Consequences
General Principles
Special Case
Specific Observation
Evaluating Evidence
Formulating the Question
Observed Behavior
Equivalence Principle
Statistical Hypothesis
Unexplored Depths
Null Hypothesis
Alternative Hypothesis
Falsifiable Hypothesis
Meaningfully Tested
Logical Consequences
Stronger Evidence
Hindsight Bias
Mathematically Derived
Scientific Controls
Double-Blind Tests
Duhem-Quine Thesis
Gradual Accretion
Statistical Analysis
Chi-Squared Test
High Confidence
Controlled Variables
Testable Explanations
Understanding of Reality
Scientific Theory
Experimental Results
Scientific Understanding
Gradual Synthesis
Scientific Models
Experimentally Tested
Scientific Community
Scientific Knowledge
Empirical Findings
Experimental Observation
Core Principles
General Theory
Explanatory Power
Experimental Control
Observations & Measurements
Explanatory Hypothesis
Hypothesis/Testing Method
Publish Results
Operational Paradigm
Operational Definition
Evaluating Models
Principle of Parsimony
Hypothesis Formation
Title: Re: Base name collection/creation project
Post by: Buster's Uncle on April 25, 2013, 10:35:23 PM
Morgan Private Firm
Morgan Business Trust
Morgan Holding Companies
Morgan Legal Entity
Morgan Shareholders
Morgan Incorporated Entity
Morgan Multinational
Morgan Limited Liability
Morgan Board of Directors
Morgan Public Company
Morgan Partnership
Morgan Incorporated
Morgan Corporate Law
Morgan Personal Holdings
Morgan Corporate Charter
Morgan Mergers
Morgan Enabling Law
Morgan Economic Boom
Morgan Deregulation
Morgan Free Market
Morgan Conglomerate
Morgan Joint-Stock
Morgan Industrial Base
Morgan Corporate Profits
Morgan Dividends
Morgan Credit Union
Morgan Worker Cooperative
Morgan Supervisory Board
Morgan Managing Board
Morgan Executive Directors
Morgan Registered Agent
Morgan Constructive Notice
Morgan Sole Proprietorship
Morgan Hedge Funds
Morgan Corporate Haven
Morgan Corporate Welfare
Morgan Mercenary
Morgan Proxy Fight
Morgan Finance Capitalism
Morgan Megacorporation
Morgan Organizational Culture
Morgan Shelf Corporation
Morgan Stock Certificates
Morgan Real Estate
Morgan Casinos
Morgan3Dvision
Morgan Movies
Morgan Hotels
MorganSoft
Morgan Entertainment
Morgan Construction
MorganLinks
Title: Re: Base name collection/creation project
Post by: Buster's Uncle on May 01, 2013, 05:56:36 PM
Voluntary Association
Free Society
Free Will
Individual Liberty
Political Freedom
Freedom of Contract
Homestead Principle
Limited Government
Natural & Legal Rights
Private Defense Agency
Self-Governance
Spontaneous Order
Stateless Society
Tax Resistance
Free Will
Self Determination
Personal Responsibility
Self-Ownership
Forewarned/Forearmed
Second Amendment
Honor Code
Firearms Safety
Shooting Sports
Civil Right
Economy of Force
Moral Worth
Self-Reliance
Individual Rights
Self-Realization
Preemptive Strike
Original Genius
Elements of Individualism
Self-Interest
Survive-Adapt-Overcome
Individual Responsibility
Ethical Egoism
Ruling Junta
Pacification Force
Dignity in Strength
Garrison State
Freedom Under Discipline
External Security
Freedom's Rock
Strong Point
Force Concentration
Force Dispersal
Maintenance of Reserves
Military Camouflage
Electronic Countermeasures
Field Works
High Ground
Fire and Movement
Axis of Movement
Fire Attacks
Basic Drill
Marching Fire
Reconnaissance Patrol
Peaceful Penetration
Flying Wedge
Armored Spearhead
Hammer and Anvil
Frontal Assault
Eagles' Aerie
Pincer Movement
Flanking Maneuver
Air Interdiction
Airborne Operations
Amphibious Operations
Armored Operations
Defense in Depth
Mutual Support
Phalanx Formation
Fighting Withdrawal
Reserved Demolitions
Scorched Earth
Booby Traps
Trench Warfare
Rapid Reaction Force
Delaying Defense
Break Contact
Hedgehog Defense
Military Bottleneck
Military Camouflage
Stealth Technology
Electronic Warfare
Force Multiplication
Parthian Shot
Hit-and-Run Tactics
Guerilla Warfare
Military Dominance
Military Strategy
Tactical Formation
Victory at Sea

...

This is a tough one; the Spartans are a philosophical mess if you credit them any ideology beyond loving guns, conquest and military stuff - but they clearly think that libertarian ideas and military discipline are compatible.  A cynic would conclude all their talk about liberty and individualism is empty.  They just like guns.

Note that the military basenames make the most comfortable fit.

In fact, notwithstanding their well-established distain for Wealth as an SE/goal, a libertarian streak, to the extent it was real, would ultimately leave them a lot in common with the Morganites in aspirations, if not approach...
Title: Re: Base name collection/creation project
Post by: Guv’ner on May 12, 2013, 03:24:21 PM
This completely slipped my mind before, but the maximum characters for a base name is twenty four. Anything longer then that will be clipped.
Title: Re: Base name collection/creation project
Post by: Buster's Uncle on May 12, 2013, 06:33:28 PM
Without counting - that's most likely to be a problem with Morgan names, which all burn off seven characters up front...
Title: Re: Base name collection/creation project
Post by: Guv’ner on May 12, 2013, 07:22:54 PM
Of those that I’d copied over, there were a few Morgan, University, Hive, and Peacekeeper ones. Sloppy checking by me.
Title: Re: Base name collection/creation project
Post by: Buster's Uncle on May 12, 2013, 08:53:47 PM
Make sense; all with a UN suffix and/or cultures that tend to verbosity over short phrases.
Title: Re: Base name collection/creation project
Post by: Guv’ner on May 12, 2013, 10:21:13 PM
If there is agreement, we could give the Morganites a more corporate abbreviation
Title: Re: Base name collection/creation project
Post by: Buster's Uncle on May 12, 2013, 10:52:24 PM
Makes sense, but the most I can imagine Morgan giving in on the issue is parting with the space between Morgan and the rest of the name - when it would make it one word, like MorganSoft...
Title: Re: Base name collection/creation project
Post by: Guv’ner on May 12, 2013, 10:59:11 PM
I’d have thought he’d be happy dropping the vowels, though that only buys us two letters, plus the space makes three so:MrgnSoft
Title: Re: Base name collection/creation project
Post by: Buster's Uncle on May 13, 2013, 12:55:03 AM
With his ego?  Never; his name on everything would be the last thing to go, vowels and all.
Title: Leader Titles
Post by: gwillybj on May 25, 2013, 04:57:10 PM
Administrator, Admiral, Adviser
Brother/Sister
Captain, Caretaker, Central Speaker, CEO, CFO, Chairman/woman, Chancellor, Chief, Chief _____, Chieftan, Citizen, Colonel, Commandant, Commander, Conqueror, Counselor
Datatech, Deacon/ess, Dean, Dear Leader, Dear _____, Director, Doctor/Nurse, Duke/Dutchess, Emperor/Empress, Engineer, Executive _____
Father/Mother, Foreman/woman
General, Governor, Grand _____
High _____
Instructor
Justice
King/Queen
Lead _____, Lord/Lady
Major, Manager, Master, Mentor, Minister
Overseer
Praetor, Premier, President, Priest/Priestess, Prime Function, Prime Minister, Prime/Primary _____, Prince/Princess, Prophet/ess, Provost
Regent, Regulator
Shepherd, Sire/Dame, Specialist, Superintendent, Supervisor, Supreme _____
Talent, Technician, Triumvir
Warlord
Title: Re: Base name collection/creation project
Post by: Buster's Uncle on May 25, 2013, 05:43:35 PM
 I like. ;b;
Title: Re: Base name collection/creation project
Post by: gwillybj on May 25, 2013, 11:55:07 PM
Caesar _____
Fearless Leader, Fearless _____, Fearsome _____
Godfather, Don, Great One, Great _____
Title: Re: Base name collection/creation project
Post by: Buster's Uncle on May 26, 2013, 12:00:03 AM
Jeddak...
Title: Re: Base name collection/creation project
Post by: JarlWolf on June 27, 2013, 05:07:03 PM

...

This is a tough one; the Spartans are a philosophical mess if you credit them any ideology beyond loving guns, conquest and military stuff - but they clearly think that libertarian ideas and military discipline are compatible.  A cynic would conclude all their talk about liberty and individualism is empty.  They just like guns.

Note that the military basenames make the most comfortable fit.

In fact, notwithstanding their well-established distain for Wealth as an SE/goal, a libertarian streak, to the extent it was real, would ultimately leave them a lot in common with the Morganites in aspirations, if not approach...


I always thought that the Spartans ideology was akin to Militarism in general, with a disciplined, regimented society and free running militia's, individual rights to bear arms and property, etc. The Spartans do seem to value liberty, but they are more about military dominance and such, rather then simple gun hoarders. They don't seem too democratic to me either, but they seem to value individual rights to some extents.

When I think of them I draw comparisons between three groups in human history: The multitudes of Serbian militia's and paramilitaries, American constitutionalists and Armed fronts in general, especially of those in Columbia.

As for names:

Here is one for our dear Free Drones.

________________________________

Rising Proletariat
Varshavianka
The Final Battle
Internationale
Ode To The Drones
Fall of Tyranny
March of The Freemen
Power to the People
Workers Hymn
Pogonya Svoboda
 
Title: Re: Base name collection/creation project
Post by: Buster's Uncle on June 27, 2013, 05:19:08 PM
They're revolutionaries without a revolution to fight?  Interesting.
Title: Re: Base name collection/creation project
Post by: JarlWolf on June 29, 2013, 07:10:13 AM
They're revolutionaries without a revolution to fight?  Interesting.

The Free Drones are still in a fight, its just they are the nation state representing that front. In the books the Free Drones were a faction that originally revolted against the Human Hive, mainly miners in Yang's vast mining complexes. Not only that the Free Drones are as stated the nation state of well, The Free Drones. They continue to wage war on tyrants and oppressors to free their brethren and fellow drones in other factions, and wish to spread their utopia. Much as the other factions wage war on others due to ideological differences.

It was sort of how originally the Soviet Union was the foreman for international Socialist revolution, and then later in Latin America (and many other parts of the world) and even still today how Cuba has pioneered and supported Socialist movements and causes, still offering developmental aid to many nations around the world. (EX. Belize, Angola, Columbia, etc.)
Title: Re: Base name collection/creation project
Post by: Buster's Uncle on June 30, 2013, 08:31:41 PM
I was talking about the Spartans.  I like your remarks about the Drones, though, and their eternal revolution.
Title: Re: Base name collection/creation project
Post by: Rymdolov on July 10, 2013, 11:47:37 PM
I've always thought of the Free Drones as more moderate/reformist socialists, like the British Labour Party or other social democratic parties of western Europe.
Title: Re: Base name collection/creation project
Post by: JarlWolf on July 10, 2013, 11:50:32 PM
Indeed, though they are still Socialists and many names are a homage to many important Socialist events, things, group or people, as well as ideas.

I agree with you on that aspect: Its why I created my Crimson Comrades as I felt a distinct lack of real, true hard Socialism, daresay Communist, revolutionary elements.
Title: Re: Base name collection/creation project
Post by: Rymdolov on July 10, 2013, 11:55:03 PM
Yeah, some Soviet socialists could bring extra ideological variety to the game. Yang is more of a general dictator-type, with hints of Maoism and a mish-mash of Eastern philosophies.

Some day we might be able to play a game with only varieties of socialists in it! It could be a bit of a cynical statement on the constant fragmentation of the left.   :D
Title: Re: Base name collection/creation project
Post by: JarlWolf on July 11, 2013, 02:00:54 AM
Yeah, some Soviet socialists could bring extra ideological variety to the game. Yang is more of a general dictator-type, with hints of Maoism and a mish-mash of Eastern philosophies.

Some day we might be able to play a game with only varieties of socialists in it! It could be a bit of a cynical statement on the constant fragmentation of the left.   :D

Oh dear, Socialist civil war!  ;lol

I find Yang less so Socialist, just more Authoritarian. He's not exactly benevolent for his people, I'd just consider him a despot. Less so then Socialist. The only reason I don't label him a fascist is because he doesn't target specific groups+ a distinct lack of ultra nationalist tendencies. I do see the Mao similarities though; and on that note, I find Mao was a great military leader, but terrible economic one. (it really came down to ignorance of climate and ecology, and generally stupid decisions in terms of agricultural policy why this was) Yang is a bit different I found. Yang's much more organized and intelligent, but he's also much more ruthless then Mao, but some may consider that a good attribute of Yang depending on Stance.

Now note: The Crimson Comrades do draw some influence from the Soviets, but the influence they do draw is from the original Bolshevik revolutionary party during the Civil War and revolution itself. They are certainly not Stalinists, and its even sketchy to call them Leninists either. They follow Leninism a little bit with how they run themselves but there isn't mass plethora's of media and glorification/personality cults around the leadership other then what would naturally form, and what is expected of any Centauri leader irregardless of faction. They are more attuned to the original idea of Communism combined with Communalism/Communitarianism combined with said Bolshevik influence.

As for the leader himself, Vazheli, he's roughly based off of my own personality. Its safe to say he is a bit of my ego implanted as a character. (obviously background and name is changed, but physically it's not far off from me and the militant attitude was what I once was like, and still am in a few aspects.)
On that accord, in terms of leadership styles he has similarities to Fidel Castro storywise and characterwise in a small essence. Both were men who were pushed to Communism by the stress of their situations, both had to have courage (and daresay balls) to do controversial things in the interest of their nations/groups against staggering odds and both are generally cautious or pragmatic leaders. They are both also stubborn and at times can have a temper.

EDIT: Just to veer the subject a bit back on course, here's some names for Believer settlements:
Sanctify
Apostle's Preaching
Message of God
Lamb of Canaan
March of Moses
Gabriel's Gaze
Title: Re: Base name collection/creation project
Post by: Buster's Uncle on July 23, 2013, 07:18:49 PM
Say, what faction(s) has had the least new names submitted?  I vaguely recall not having quite finished this project, but I've lost track of who still needed more.  Guv?  ete?
Title: Re: Base name collection/creation project
Post by: ete on July 23, 2013, 07:27:28 PM
Someone needs to update the sync.in pad with all those posted in this thread before we can easily tell. I'll probably do that later this evening.
Title: Re: Base name collection/creation project
Post by: ete on July 23, 2013, 10:47:48 PM
Okay, done. All updated except for the last post on page 1, which I was not certain which faction to give it to (Consciousness probably, but it has a very different style from the rest of their basenames) and JarlWolf's Free Drones basenames, since they are used by a custom faction and maybe it's best to avoid doing that, people may have games with drones+CC.

Factions with the fewest basenames:
CyCon has only ones I'm not sure about adding, due to different styles.
Marr and Mirriam have very few
Cult has not that many, and if you exclude the ones like ILO, IWW, AFL-CIO which are probably not good ideas since most people won't understand, the free drones could do with some more.
Caretakers and the UN could do with a few more

Plus, names with too many characters (>24) need to be trimmed out. Feel free to check/contribute at http://sync.in/Basenames (http://sync.in/Basenames)
Title: Re: Base name collection/creation project
Post by: JarlWolf on July 23, 2013, 11:37:57 PM
Yeah I made those Drone names before I realized my factions, so discard them.

More for  ;cha;
Planet's Reckoning
Voice's Wrath
Cleansing Flame
Manifold Destiny
End of Cycle
Every Spore is Sacred  (this one is a pun/joke.)
Locust Lair
Planet Yearning
Planet Dreams
Prophet's Circle
Planet's Wisdom
Fungal Fortress
Chapter of Chiron
Perihelion Paradise

Title: Re: Base name collection/creation project
Post by: Buster's Uncle on July 23, 2013, 11:58:01 PM
I definitely seem to have had the Consciousness in mind at the bottom of page one - though some of them might fit the Angels, if you feel that strongly that they don't work for the cyborgs.

I don't know that there's any reason to exclude names on the assumption people won't get the reference - they're still perfectly good names, as long as they're 24 characters or less and don't contradict the nature of the faction.  "IWW" is still a better name than Drones 54, y'know?  And we're playing to a very sharp group...

I'll see what I can do this week about cycling through the list you've provided.
Title: Re: Base name collection/creation project
Post by: ete on July 24, 2013, 12:02:13 AM
Every Spore is Sacred is brilliant. That's going in.

And I guess so, but there are a ton of drones basenames which to most people (myself included) look like a short series of random capital letters, which is arguably worse than the Iota Sector etc defaults (the defaults now should effectively never run out, so you'll never hit the <faction> <number> bases).

Also, Pirates need sorting into sea and land bases.
Title: Re: Base name collection/creation project
Post by: Buster's Uncle on July 24, 2013, 12:08:13 AM
I see your point - but gosh, the pioneering unions are SO thematically perfect for the Drones...  And few are short enough w/o the abbreviations.
Title: Re: Base name collection/creation project
Post by: ete on July 24, 2013, 12:12:49 AM
If they're somewhat well known and short enough unabbreviated, then I'm cool with them.
Title: Re: Base name collection/creation project
Post by: JarlWolf on July 24, 2013, 12:27:35 AM
DAD:
There are Drones in the world.
There are Believers.
There are Hive and Morganites, and then
There are those that follow Zakharov, but
I've never been one of them.

I'm a Planet Cultist,
And have been since before I was born,
And the one thing they say about Planet Cult is:
They'll take you as soon as you're warm.

You don't have to be a six-footer.
You don't have to have a great brain.
You don't have to have any clothes on. You're
A Cultist the moment Planet came,

Because

Every spore is sacred.
Every spore is great.
If a spore is wasted,
Planet gets quite irate.

CHILDREN:
Every spore is sacred.
Every spore is great.
If a spore is wasted,
Planet gets quite irate.

GIRL:
Let the polluters spill theirs
On the dusty ground.
Planet shall make them pay for
Each spore that can't be found.

CHILDREN:
Every spore is wanted.
Every spore is good.
Every spore is needed
In your neighbourhood.

MUM:
Hive, University, Morganites,
Spill theirs just anywhere,
But Planet loves those who treat their
Spores with more care.

MEN:
Every Spore is sacred.
Every Spore is great.
WOMEN:
If a spore is wasted,...
CHILDREN:
...Planet get quite irate.

CHA DAWN:
Every Spore is sacred.
BETROTHED CULTISTS:
Every spore is good.
NANNIES:
Every Spore is needed...
CULTISTS:
...In your neighbourhood!

CHILDREN:
Every Spore is useful.
Every spore is fine.
FUNERAL CORTEGE:
Planet needs everybody's.
MOURNER #1:
Mine!
MOURNER #2:
And mine!
CORPSE:
And mine!

BROOD WORMS:
Let the Polluters spill theirs
O'er mountain, hill, and plain.
HOLY STATUES:
Planet shall strike them down for
Each spore that's spilt in vain.

EVERYONE:
Every spore is sacred.
Every spore is good.
Every spore is needed
In your neighbourhood.

Every spore is sacred.
Every spore is great.
If a spore is wasted,
Planet gets quite iraaaaaate!
Title: Re: Base name collection/creation project
Post by: ete on July 24, 2013, 12:31:58 AM
Literally loling.

We need a like button.
Title: Re: Base name collection/creation project
Post by: Buster's Uncle on July 24, 2013, 12:59:07 AM
It looks like this:  ;b;
Title: Re: Base name collection/creation project
Post by: Buster's Uncle on July 25, 2013, 11:53:40 PM
Christian Soldiers
Righteous Crusade
Glorious Inquisition
Lion of Judah
Chosen People
Heaven's Elect
God's Will
Divine Wrath
Creator's Hand
Garden of Eden
Beulah Land
Divine Plan
Loving Savior
Humble Submission
Still Waters
His Name's Sake
Thy Kingdom Come
Our Father
Our Daily Bread
Debts Forgiven
State of Grace
Shining Glory Shore
Hallowed Name
Power & Glory
Valley of Shadow
Green Pastures
Paths of Righteousness
House of the Lord
Prayerful Submission
Jacob's Ladder
Purifying Flame
Anointed Head
Faithful Flock
Everlasting Life
Inherit the Earth
Thirst for Righteousness
Sons of God
Living Water
Calmed Sea
Waters of the Deep
Jordan's Banks
Red Sea
Title: Re: Base name collection/creation project
Post by: Buster's Uncle on July 26, 2013, 07:05:59 PM
I had a look at the Consciousness base names, and now I see the style problem - they don't have a freakin' style.  It's all Zeta Rhombus or Zeta Meadows (they skipped zeta).  That's not a style - it's nothing to do with the nature of the faction, and THAT'S the kind of reason nobody much likes the Crossfire factions.  However, in the same lame non-style, try this:

Alef Station
Bet Home
Gimel Base
Dalet Nexus
He Algorithm
Vav Junction
Zayin Parallelogram
Het Coordinate
Tet Geometry
Yod Proof
Kaf Equation
Lamed Point
Mem Theorem
Nun Area
Samekh Volume
Ayin Calculus
Pe Plot
Tsadi Axiom
Qof Sphere
Resh Topology
Shin Hedron
Tav Area

Samekh Shore
Ayin Deeps
Pe Waves
Tsadi Navigation
Qof Admirality
Resh Thermocline
Shin Aquatic
Tav Dive Base
Title: Re: Base name collection/creation project
Post by: JarlWolf on July 26, 2013, 07:12:39 PM
Nun Area

That sounds dangerously like a believer name.
Title: Re: Base name collection/creation project
Post by: Buster's Uncle on July 26, 2013, 07:14:40 PM
Switch it with Mem - these names are meaningless.
Title: Re: Base name collection/creation project
Post by: JarlWolf on July 26, 2013, 07:22:27 PM
Aki Zeta's faction can easily have a theme: cybernetic themes and AI, and logic.

Enhanced Algorithms
Logical Process
Nonlinear Mathematics
Computational Thought
Rationalization
Precision Point
Calculus Imperatus
Cranial Augmentation
Mind Machine Interface
Scientific Method
Organized Approach
Rational Statement
Nervous System
Left Brain Capacity
Efficient Operation
Mathematical Medium
Synthesized City

Title: Re: Base name collection/creation project
Post by: Buster's Uncle on July 26, 2013, 07:24:17 PM
Correction: SHOULD have a theme.
Title: Re: Base name collection/creation project
Post by: JarlWolf on July 26, 2013, 07:27:22 PM
Well this is the base name collection project no? We shall give them a theme and help them out.
Title: Re: Base name collection/creation project
Post by: Buster's Uncle on July 26, 2013, 07:32:29 PM
I did that back on page one of this thread.
Title: Re: Base name collection/creation project
Post by: Buster's Uncle on July 26, 2013, 07:39:06 PM
alif Postulate
bā’ Axiom
tā’ Quadrivium
thā’ Riemannian
jīm  Manifold
ḥā’ Theorem
khā’ Circumference
dhāl Triangle
rā’ Cylinder
zayn Pyramid
sīn Trigonometry
shīn Compass
ṣād Synthesis
ḍād Cartesian Plane
ṭā’ Calculus
ẓā’ Kepler Conjecture
‘ayn Projective
fā’ Polygons
qāf Conic Sections
kāf Pappus Configuration
lām Menelaus Configuration
mīm Kissing Number Problem
nūn Packing of Spheres
hā’ Convex
wāw Discrete
yā’  Hyperbolic Knots
Title: Re: Base name collection/creation project
Post by: Buster's Uncle on July 27, 2013, 09:51:08 PM
Harmonic Defense
Universal Attunement
Heart of Everything
Native State
Sacrifice : Life
Secret : Space
Resonance : Power
Layers : Within Layers
Nature of the Universe
Horrors : Averted
Preservation : Restoration
Music : Spheres
Melody of World
Wisdom in Listening
Gardener's Duty
Balance : Achieved
Underlying Structure
Heresy Overthrown
Redressed Wrongs
Victory : Peace
Atonement Crusade
Universal Structure
Base Value
Unified Field
Meadow Song
Manifold Music
World Harmony
Octaves of Understanding
Counterpoint : Conserve

Ocean Rhythm
Tides : Eternal
Natural Waters
Sea Song
Flowing Wisdom
Resonant Waves
Floating Habitat
Water : Life
Title: Re: Base name collection/creation project
Post by: Buster's Uncle on July 28, 2013, 06:32:09 PM
Red Revolution
Planet Crusade
Fungus Fury
Worm Warren
Holy Fire
Cleansing Flame
Planetmind Plaza
Joyous Jihad
Biospheric Stewardship
Tower City
His Creation
Nature's Treasure
Sacred Creation
Planet's Wisdom
The Flowering
Avenging Worldmind
Sporeholm
Boil Swarm
Reclamation Redoubt
Polluter's Peril
Unbeliever's End
Chiron Rising

Isle of the Deep
Sealurk Station
Mind of the Sea
Holy Waters
Fury of the Waves
Nessus' Tide

...

Have I mentioned that these are a lot of work?
Title: Re: Base name collection/creation project
Post by: Buster's Uncle on July 28, 2013, 06:43:33 PM
...But if everyone would knock out four or five for each faction, it would save me a lot of stress.  Four or five is easy, and honestly, anyone can do that - and we'd get more of a/a better selection, too...
Title: Re: Base name collection/creation project
Post by: JarlWolf on July 28, 2013, 10:28:19 PM
I've been trying BUncle, truly.

Here's some more names for the Usurpers

Godhood:Who Can Measure
Ascension
Immortality:Priority
Resistance:Futile
Risk:Reward
Chalice of Youth
Tusk:Gore
Reclaim:Glory
Title: Re: Base name collection/creation project
Post by: Buster's Uncle on July 28, 2013, 11:08:53 PM
Yes you have.  That last remark was directed at not-you-or-gwilly.
Title: Re: Base name collection/creation project
Post by: Geo on July 29, 2013, 05:38:51 PM
Heh, chances are that whatever I come up with will already be in the list. ;)
Title: Re: Base name collection/creation project
Post by: Buster's Uncle on July 29, 2013, 05:51:12 PM
If you don't try, you can never win...
Title: Re: Base name collection/creation project
Post by: Buster's Uncle on July 29, 2013, 08:30:26 PM
Control Base
Overseer's Quarters
Dominant Will
Ascendant Control
Knowledge : Power
Manifold Glory
Lords : Creation
Rightful Possession
Divide : Conquer
Overwhelming Force
Extermination Base
Ambition Fulfilled
Vermin : Eliminated
Divine Ascension
Throne Taken
Universal Rule
Apex Predator
Bloody Tusks
Alpha Bull
Leader's Law
Dominance Struggle
Universal Conquest
God : Marr

Victory Port
Killing Wave
Genocide Current
Aquatic Occupation
Fjords Of Fear
Death Fleet
Lords of the Ocean
Conquest Fleet
Title: Re: Base name collection/creation project
Post by: Buster's Uncle on July 30, 2013, 09:26:49 PM
Job Surplus
Living Wage
Industrial Age
Proud Production
Workingman's Dignity
Power to the People
Agricultural Paradise
Fair Value
Labor Relations
Craft Guild
Union Organizer
Vigilance Committee
Strike Action
Labor Unrest
Contingent Workforce
Whipsaw Strike
Decent Conditions
Human Pride
Jim Jones
Bosses Beware
Stand Tall
Workers' Control
Freedom of Association

Food Production
Fisher's Warf
Sea Bounty
Mineral Extraction
Derrick Nine
Shipping Nexus
Dockers' Union

....

I believe this leaves a few Peacekeepers bases....
Title: Re: Base name collection/creation project
Post by: JarlWolf on July 31, 2013, 12:03:13 AM
Note: I'd take out Red Revolution as its used in my Comrade's faction.

As for the Peacekeepers

Safe Asylum
Planetary Embassy
Declaration of Rights
Rights of Man
Tenants of Freedom
Individual Potential
Humanist Home
Title: Re: Base name collection/creation project
Post by: Buster's Uncle on July 31, 2013, 12:29:02 AM
They should all begin with "UN".  It's the style.
Title: Re: Base name collection/creation project
Post by: JarlWolf on July 31, 2013, 01:07:16 AM
UN Safe Asylum
UN Planetary Embassy
Declaration of Rights
UN Rights of Man
UN Tenants of Freedom
Individual Potential
UN Humanist Home
Title: Re: Base name collection/creation project
Post by: Geo on July 31, 2013, 11:36:48 PM
 ;domai;

Drone Resort
Outhouse Station
Manufactory Grid
Echelon Junction
Borehole Yard
Stapler's Ground
Smokestack Assembly
Office Mace
Battery Outpost
'Jacks Lookout


Offshore Foundry
Kelp Processing
Labourer's Dock
Shelf Factory
Wave Boundary
Title: Re: Base name collection/creation project
Post by: Buster's Uncle on July 31, 2013, 11:39:06 PM
;b; THAT'S the spirit!
Title: Re: Base name collection/creation project
Post by: JarlWolf on August 01, 2013, 12:29:15 AM
 ;ulrik;

Fowley Forage (Fowley means Pirate)
Cutthroat Cove
Traders Wharf
Black Market Bay
Lighthouse of Chiron
Blackbeard Memorial
Svengsaard Storm
Adrift at sea

 ;yang;
Path to Enlightenment
Greater Goals
Embrace Self of Group
Change the output
Meditation Mandate
Pleasure Without Pain
Goals are Simple
Workers Survelliance
Yang Redoubt

 ;deidre;
Green Dreams
Natural Empathy
Symbiosis
Flowering Friendship
Tranquil Waters
Chiron Commons
Centauri Ecology
 ;morgan;
Morgan Interstellar
Morgan Cryogenics
Morgan Superlubricant
Morgan Obstetrics
Title: Re: Base name collection/creation project
Post by: ete on August 02, 2013, 01:00:46 PM
Okay, updated all, other than some Aki. My feeling about Aki's base names is that the absolute lack of personality in the base names is important to her persona. Pure rational thought with emotions removed could lead to having bases which are simply numbered, or follow a very structured pattern, rather than more descriptive or meaningful names. I'm not massively keen on altering or deviating from existing patterns with base names, though I could be persuaded.

Great work everyone, I think we have enough land bases for everyone now (though more are still welcome if you feel inspired). Most factions could do with a few more sea base names though.
Morgan, Hive, PKs, Angels: None
Gaians: One
Zak, Sparta, Miriam, Aki, Cult, Usurpers, Caretakers: Some, a few more would be nice.
Drones: A fair number, more would not hurt

And the Pirates need sorting into sea and land basenames.
Title: Re: Base name collection/creation project
Post by: Geo on August 02, 2013, 05:59:17 PM
 ;domai;

Sieve Platform
Hydro Retort
Trench Disposal
Ocean Manufacturing
Foreman Strait

 ;deidre;

Tidal Harmony
Sealurk Preserve
Roaring Shoals
Marine Meditation
Isle Garden

Title: Re: Base name collection/creation project
Post by: Buster's Uncle on August 03, 2013, 03:29:42 AM
You used the Hebrew alphabet Cyborg names, but blew off the Arabic alphabet ones; problem with the special characters?  They work in Notepad...

alif Postulate
bā’ Axiom
tā’ Quadrivium
thā’ Riemannian
jīm  Manifold
ḥā’ Theorem
khā’ Circumference
dhāl Triangle
rā’ Cylinder
zayn Pyramid
sīn Trigonometry
shīn Compass
ṣād Synthesis
ḍād Cartesian Plane
ṭā’ Calculus
ẓā’ Kepler Conjecture
‘ayn Projective
fā’ Polygons
qāf Conic Sections
kāf Pappus Configuration
lām Menelaus Configuration
mīm Kissing Number Problem
nūn Packing of Spheres
hā’ Convex
wāw Discrete
yā’  Hyperbolic Knots
Title: Re: Base name collection/creation project
Post by: Buster's Uncle on August 03, 2013, 03:34:45 AM
Checking Sync.in, seems like a bunch of new Drone ones haven't been added, either.
Title: Re: Base name collection/creation project
Post by: ete on August 03, 2013, 03:38:32 AM
As I said in my update post wanted to talk over Aki basename styles before doing much, I planned to revisit them once there's been a bit of debate. Also, I was not totally sure if the special characters would work (they probably will), and thought that lowercase-first basenames may feel a bit odd. I'll add them now, but what do you think about the lowercase basenames looking odd thing?

And which post is that? I do intend to run through the thread again before finalizing anything, so missed things should be caught at some point, but better get them sooner. Also, feel free to update the pad directly if you like.
Title: Re: Base name collection/creation project
Post by: Buster's Uncle on August 03, 2013, 03:53:20 AM
I'm all for capitalizing the Arabic - I just don't know how.  One of them begins with a special character.  I compile all my lists in Notepad before pasting them here, so I know they work there, if not the game - someone will have to test.

(With "Sector" appended, of course, the Hebrew and Arabic letters would be good for that many more generic names...)

On a second pass, I found the Drone names I missed the first time; never mind about that.  :-[

I'm not sure it matters which bases go under sea for the Pirates; they're a special case.

I'll try to see what I can come up with for sea bases for the others - sea bases sorta make my brain hurt...
Title: Re: Base name collection/creation project
Post by: ete on August 03, 2013, 11:43:01 AM
I used Mediawiki's ucfirst magic word plus the alphebetizer (http://alphabetizer.flap.tv/ (http://alphabetizer.flap.tv/) ) to capitalize them and switched to caps ones.
Title: Re: Base name collection/creation project
Post by: Geo on August 03, 2013, 06:52:17 PM
By coincidence the Cyborg faction is my "quick start" faction for testing features of a mod I'm working on, and I must say I'm rather surprised at the kind of basenames that pop up now and then.
Title: Re: Base name collection/creation project
Post by: xoid on August 20, 2013, 01:40:51 PM
Alright folks, there’s a problem with some of the current base names (besides the majority being god‐awful abominations not to my taste, that is :P); namely that all the text files (for the English version at least¹) are encoded for the Windows‐1252 codepage (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Windows-1252).²

That means that anything in a different encoding will either print the incorrect character (if it is an 8‐bit encoding) or multiple incorrect characters (if it is saved in any Unicode format), and in both cases you’ll be getting something other than what you want.³ You’ll want to save in the “ANSI” encoding, if you’re using notepad. If you’ve got a proper text editor, odds are you already know what you’re doing or that your text editor automatically detects the correct encoding. Either way, if you paste something in, go to save, and it comes up with an error box about “This file contains characters in unicode format…” don’t save it — delete the Unicode text first, then try again.

tl;dr: Plain‐text, Latin alphabet only, “ANSI” encoding, final destination.


1. French and German are also encoded in Windows‐1252, so unless Firaxis inexplicably decided to change the way they wrote SMAC/X once they got done with English — possible, but implausible — then those versions are operating under the same assumptions and limitations as that of the English version. I’m all‐but certain that Spanish can also be written using this legacy encoding, but don’t quote me on that.

2. A.K.A. “Windows: Western European”, erroneously referred to as “ANSI” by Windows, and so often erroneously referred to as ISO‐8859‐1 by everyone that they built into HTML5 the assumption that people would get it wrong — a HTML5 compliant browser must compensate for this, HTML4 compliant browsers don’t have to. (This common mistake is where the whole ‘smart quotes not working on non‐Windows platforms’ came from, BTW.)

3. This phenomenon is commonly known as mojibake.
Title: Re: Base name collection/creation project
Post by: Buster's Uncle on August 20, 2013, 02:14:35 PM
Where is the problem coming in?  Are you talking about copy/pasting from entries here in the thread, ete's sync.whatsis master list, or what?  Is the issue arising anywhere other than all the special characters in the Arabic alphabet names I submitted?
Title: Re: Base name collection/creation project
Post by: xoid on August 20, 2013, 07:52:05 PM
Are you talking about copy/pasting from entries here in the thread, ete's sync.whatsis master list, or what?
Both.

Is the issue arising anywhere other than all the special characters in the Arabic alphabet names I submitted?
Right now? Only them that I know of, but it is something to keep in mind for anyone who is thinking of using any exotic glyphs. (You’re not the only person that tripped it up — I discovered this issue for myself when trying to use correctly accented Latin, then remembered this thread.)
Title: Re: Base name collection/creation project
Post by: Buster's Uncle on August 20, 2013, 08:14:55 PM
Okydoke - wanted to make sure I understood.  Good catch.

And the game does what with the special characters? 

Any suggestions for a workaround?  Does anyone around here know enough to tell us if the Arabic alphabet names transliterated w/o the special characters would or would not be gibberish?
Title: Re: Base name collection/creation project
Post by: Dio on August 21, 2013, 04:32:51 PM
Some base names for the spartans:

Supply Depot
Jochim's Stronghold
Title: Re: Base name collection/creation project
Post by: Buster's Uncle on August 21, 2013, 05:05:18 PM
Water bases, young sir; all factions could use more sea base names.  We need the dynamo of energy that is our Dio on the job.
Title: Re: Base name collection/creation project
Post by: Geo on August 21, 2013, 05:36:07 PM
Fluid Prayer
The Saint's Shoals
Sinner's Harbor
Repentants Wave (sp?)
Fervent Tsunami
Title: Re: Base name collection/creation project
Post by: Dio on August 22, 2013, 07:32:15 PM
Water bases, young sir; all factions could use more sea base names.  We need the dynamo of energy that is our Dio on the job.

Reporting for work :salute: BUncle.

Some names for the Gaians:

Land Bases:
Skye's Refuge
Garden of Planet
Garden of the Sisterhood
Deidre's Farm
Skye's Native Preserve
Botanical Garden

Water bases:
Lilys of the Deep
Sea Life Preserve
Skye's Dream
Hydroponics Garden

Names for the Peacekeepers:
U.N. Climatology Agency
U.N. Lal Center
U.N. Religous Agency
U.N. Police H.Q.
U.N. Safety Commission
U.N. Social Management
U.N. Personnel Agency
U.N. Research Center
U.N. Emergency Management

Water Bases:
U.N. Polar Agency
U.N. Aquatics Management
U.N. Island Management

Names for The Hive:

Planned Community
Engineering Bay
The Feeding Bay
Common Man's Refuge
The People's Common
People's Utopia
The Drone's Dream
The Worker's Utopia
The Talent's Vision
The Citizen's Instiution

Sea bases:
People of the Deep
Sea Mine
Common Man's Island
The People's Fishery

Base names for the Spartans:
Fort Reprieve
Commander's Stronghold
Lookout's Point
Weapon Research Facility
The Armory
Field Commission
Commissary Base
Barracks Base
Spartan Shooting Range
Essentials Base


Sea Bases:
Sea Bunker or Ocean Bunker
Fueling Station
Naval Command
Marine Hideout
Fleet Yard
Marine Base
Survivalist's Getaway

Base Names for the University:
Tectonic Research Lab
Geological Study Institution
Atomspheric Research Institute
Solar Studies
University Park
Astronomy Observatory
Stellar Research Center
Interstellar Studies Lab
Agricultural Center
Planetary Research Lab
Chemistry Center
Genetics Research Center

Sea Bases:
Oceanic Research Center
Instiute of Marine Life
Ocean Exploration
Marine Study Laboratory
Title: Re: Base name collection/creation project
Post by: Dio on August 22, 2013, 07:43:38 PM
Some base names for the believer's:

Land Bases:
The Lord's Blessing
The Blessing of God
God's Virtue
The Holy Cross
The Lord's Reckoning
The Lord's Fire
The Sign of God
The Lord's Sign
The Garden of Eden
The Promised Land
The Follower's Salvation
The Believer's Stronghold
The Sacred Works
The Sacred Foundry
The Teachings of God
The Holy Conclave
The Secret Gathering

Sea Bases:
The Holy Waters
The Lord's Island
The Sacred Fishery
The Deep Congregation
The Marine Church
The Church of the Deep
The Marine Congregation
Title: Re: Base name collection/creation project
Post by: Dio on August 22, 2013, 07:52:04 PM
Some more base names for Morgan:

Land Bases:
Morgan Textiles
Morgan Agriculture
Morgan Equipment
Morgan Weapons
Morgan Clothing
Morgan Jewelry
Morgan Education
Morgan Social Instuition
Morgan Vehicles
Morgan Baby Products
Morgan Science Center
Morgan Polysoft
Morgan Farming
Morgan Smithing
Morgan Financial Services
Morgan Funerary Services

Sea Bases:
Morgan Fishing
Morgan Hydroponics
Morgan Tidal Power
Morgan Shipping
Morgan Sea Mining
Title: Re: Base name collection/creation project
Post by: Buster's Uncle on August 22, 2013, 08:35:00 PM
Dio, you please me greatly.  Keep up the good work, not just this, either. ;b:
Title: Re: Base name collection/creation project
Post by: BFG on February 20, 2019, 02:32:31 PM
I know that this qualifies as necroposting, but I'd love to see more work done on this for those huge maps.  Anyone else have other ideas?
Title: Base name collection/creation project
Post by: bennieCag on April 25, 2019, 04:40:25 AM
Is anyone else waiting for a DBN visit here?


 Todays bad name for a Jolt Country base dealing with movies and sex is
Title: Re: Base name collection/creation project
Post by: Buster's Uncle on April 25, 2019, 05:07:16 AM
The Management wishes to hereby note that rat is duly smelled.