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LoRDa RaMOs
Art of War Alliance
Posted - 2010.03.23 19:16:00 - [1]
 

This is about consistency in the naming of items. Made a petition about it but, thanks to GM Mario suggestion about petitions NOT BEING for game design suggestions, i come here.

Case Given:

Proton M (Ammo, Cause Kinetic and EM damage)

and

Medium Proton Smartbomb (Smartbombs, cause Explosive Damage)

OK first, there's no consistency in the damage caused by Protons in this game. I know that it would change the gameplay, it'd take some time for the gamers to digest, etc, but, don't you prefer to keep it consistent, as a SCI-FI genre MMORPG.?

So, all of the sudden, protons can be calibrated to do All kinds of damage. Hmmm. (well they don't say which element's proton you using for any of the items, gotta give CCP credit for that)

Do any of you guys think that at least one of those items should be renamed for the sake of "sci-fi-entific" consistency. Could be an Antiproton smartbomb, for example, to explain the explosive properties and it would keep the proton name into it.

Regards, LoRDa

PS: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Proton

mchief117
Posted - 2010.03.23 19:36:00 - [2]
 

from my understanding a Proton is one of 3 particals that create molecules as we know them. the other being electron and neutron. hence its doubtfull that it would be limited to any one damage type. if it was a photon thats differant as thats light particals.

i guess its kinda like hitting somethign with a bat(blunt damage) or using that bat to break your girl friends car window,(girlfriend yelling all the time and not shuting up about anything at all even though shes talked about it day and nite for the past 2 weeks damage)

Fel Wrath
Amarr
EdgeGamers
Drop the Hammer
Posted - 2010.03.23 19:52:00 - [3]
 

Edited by: Fel Wrath on 23/03/2010 19:55:28
Originally by: mchief117
from my understanding a Proton is one of 3 particals that create molecules as we know them. the other being electron and neutron. hence its doubtfull that it would be limited to any one damage type. if it was a photon thats differant as thats light particals.

i guess its kinda like hitting somethign with a bat(blunt damage) or using that bat to break your girl friends car window,(girlfriend yelling all the time and not shuting up about anything at all even though shes talked about it day and nite for the past 2 weeks damage)


atoms...not molecules. sub atomic particles make up atoms which in turn form molecules.

I do support a renaming for the sake of consistency. I think either one being renamed to something else should suffice.

Zapson
Posted - 2010.03.23 21:02:00 - [4]
 

The question is, whether "how real is scifi really?".
I think CCP has to decide whether most of EVE should be based on "real scientific facts" or whether it should be really "scifi".


Cyberman Mastermind
Posted - 2010.03.24 05:31:00 - [5]
 

Originally by: Zapson
The question is, whether "how real is scifi really?".
I think CCP has to decide whether most of EVE should be based on "real scientific facts" or whether it should be really "scifi".



Doesn't matter here.
Consistency > science > scifi.

It doesn't have to be real or scifi, but it has to make sense. Either an explanation why there are two kinds of proton damage, or renaming I'd say.

Trimutius III
Avalon Guards
Gypsy Band
Posted - 2010.03.24 06:00:00 - [6]
 

Edited by: Trimutius III on 24/03/2010 06:11:09

Explosive = Nuclear explosion in most of the cases. And actually protons are capable of doing nuclear damage. And Proton smartbombs are just nuclear smartbombs...

But for proton charges almost don't do nuclear damage.

I'm physicist. And i know that this is possible. Protons could be used in different ways.

Smartbombs use protons more like protons will be used in Large Hadron Collider. Protons are compressed and then radioactive expolosion do its work.

But proton charges are actually just emmiting burst of protons which actually are stable particles, so probably they will do some kind of Kinetic damage if burst is really intense and EM damage of course because protons have electric charge. And almost no nuclear damage.


 

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