R.E.A.R.M. - "Rearmament Expansion And Redesign Mod" is an unofficial Homeworld 2 expansion and it adds number of new interesting and various units.

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Poll: The name for a new race: (167 votes)
Name for a new race (Mods : R.E.A.R.M. - The Unofficial Classic HW 2 Expansion : Forum : General Discussion : Name for a new race) Locked
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Aug 29 2010, 10:45pm Anchor

We need to decide it fast.
First is the name it already has in a tone of the files and it's my original choice, second is the name which was suggested by hell_diguner and which has the biggest support (what is it's origin BTW?).
I won't throw other random names here, because I really need to finally decide this.

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Edited by: Pouk

Aug 30 2010, 2:18am Anchor

Coros, definitly.

Just sounds the coolest if you ask me.

Aug 30 2010, 4:13am Anchor

I also prefer it and to me it would be easier anyway, I wouldn't have to rename all their stuff -ships, subsystems, weapons, AI classdef, formations...

Aug 30 2010, 5:47am Anchor

agree,Coros is awesome.

Aug 30 2010, 5:57am Anchor

Coros sounds cool =P

A mám rád tie nové dizajny Pouk, skvelá!

Though Nassar is a cool name... perhaps you could use that with some other ships or somthing? :3

Aug 30 2010, 10:50am Anchor

Ok great.

Aug 30 2010, 3:26pm Anchor

voted coros, simply best of the 2, and a better aname isn't simply at hands. :)

Aug 30 2010, 7:50pm Anchor

I am for Nassar, but the way it goes it seems it will be Coros. Oh well I`m just happy we got rid of Barakka. :)

Aug 30 2010, 8:17pm Anchor

I still love Barakka, it's a great name for... something else... It will probably never be used anyway.

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Aug 30 2010, 8:58pm Anchor

Nassar (Nassir, Nasser, Nasear, Nasr, Nasyr): winning, 'granter of victory', helper, 'one who provides support'
Primarily an Arabic name, though also known as a Hindu/Iranian/Muslim name
"The name Nasser is very likely an Arabic variant of the name Nasir"
"In one word, you might describe Nasser as an "hardworking" person"

I'm also partial to the Nasear variant.

First discovered here (Collection of male middle-eastern names. Found this by googling "middle eastern names"):

Aug 31 2010, 5:02am Anchor

O_o this is going to be closer than i had anticipated first.

Aug 31 2010, 8:31am Anchor

lol baraka is my last name

Aug 31 2010, 6:21pm Anchor

lol Only 7 % difference right now. Come on people give the nassar some push :)
Barakka always reminds me of Baraka from Mortal Kombat: Mortalkombat.wikia.com can`t stop thinking that if if a race is called like that then its ships are full of savage long teeth mortal kombat dudes... :D

Edited by: yokozuna

Aug 31 2010, 6:30pm Anchor

Don't try to push anyone anywhere, you know that I (I as the only developer) am for Coros and if this won't be fair or unbiased, I'll name them Coros anyway. I don't like seing any "pushing" here. I would seriously like you to edit your comment, this is not a contest, I want to know what people thinks, not to vote them what they think we want, because you said so (while you don't have anything to do with the development).

No pushing.

Edited by: Pouk

Aug 31 2010, 6:42pm Anchor

Hey I`m not cheating or something. People have free will and my post doesn`t take that away. Everyone is voting the way he/she likes or doesn`t vote at all. I`m not bribing anyone. The "push" if it happens will be perfectly fair with votes not by any other illegal means. BTW gotta tell you Coros sounds pretty close to Korosu (in japanese - "to kill". The U is soft almost fading which results in almost similar pronunciation of Coros and korosu).

Edited by: yokozuna

Aug 31 2010, 7:11pm Anchor

I already said that if I would take into consideration what does it sound like in every possible language, Nassar would be out of the question just immidiatelly, because in my native (!) language it's almost identical to "don't piss me off". You had to read it, it was in the reply to your comment. So "kill" or "don't piss me off", whatever, it doesn't matter, we wouldn't find anything this way.

Fair... my english dictionary is limited, but I still stick to fair and unbiased (those I said before), because they still do describe what I mean pretty well.
First of all, it's my poll, my thread, my mod, so my rules, if I say no pushing, then no pushing, period. People do have a free will, but I want them to come here with the clear mind and decide for themself without any external influence. To be honest there shouldn't be anything but the poll for that, that's true...
Can people still vote if I lock the thread?

Aug 31 2010, 7:44pm Anchor

I don`t know if it`s possible to vote in a locked thread but I see no reason to lock it. You say no pushing that`s ok but actually isn`t what you, the sole developer of this mod, say (that you like the Coros more), isn`t it more like a pushing than what I say: "vote for nassar"? For the people that don`t have an opinion or haven`t decided yet if there are such at all, which statement has more weight and feels more like pushing? The developer`s one or the one of the guy that throws some posts now and then in this forum? You say no pushing yet with your stated preference for Coros you are doing what you are not allowing me to do. I`d say that`s unfair. Locking the thread will not allow people to tell how awful or vulgar some of the names might sound in their language :))) Not that I know of such name but it`s possible ;) So it`s either a poll thread with no possibility to state your opinion just voting allowed or it `s a thread where we can actually choose a suitable name while still able to state pros and cons of each name. I believe people haven`t become mindless zombies yet which when told "vote for that" jump in and start voting like crazy not knowing what and why they are voting for. If they were they would have been willing to follow your preference much more easily than follow mine. So let`s drop that "pushing", "persuading" thing and choose a name...

Edited by: yokozuna

Aug 31 2010, 8:28pm Anchor

Yeah, that's why I said if it's possible to vote in the lock thread, meaning that I would actually delete everything (together with my introduction) and left only the poll itself, which would make it absolutely fair. But ok, just let's leave it be... Also I'm not saying that Coros is briliant, I could find one or two cons for it (for example sounding more or less oldschool).
But with all this I still disagree with you, you could at least try to understand my point of view about the no-influence environment -I'm not saying that people are zombies, athough I think some of them are, I'm talking about the... how to say it. Like when two people don't remember a certain thing very well, for example something in a movie, and one asks another what was it exactly ...and give him to choose from two options. By that you kill it, because you imprint the newest information over the fading memory. This is not the same case, but I'm talking about looking at the pictures and choosing for yourself based on what you feel is right, instead go into discussion full of other oppinions and noises which can distort his own initial thought (this happens wheter you're zombie or not, human brain is not digital).

And by the way, to understand ourselves better: Nassar is present here because I like it, if I wouldn't I wouldn't I put it here in the first place. I just prefer the other one a little bit more (how couldn't I when it was the initial working title). But since they are both pretty good, I'm giving you people the power to decide.

I've edited the newest video description to bring more people here to the poll, to make it more interesting. :)

Edited by: Pouk

Aug 31 2010, 8:45pm Anchor

It says video not found?!! Probably still processing.

Aug 31 2010, 8:53pm Anchor

It was like that for three hours (I don't know why), now, at least to me, it finally works.

Wow that is really close. The final name whatever it will be, shouldn't win by few percent, it better clearly differentiate.

Sep 2 2010, 8:55am Anchor

Is there a time limit for choosing a name for the new race?

Sep 2 2010, 9:12am Anchor

Officially no, but unofficially you've got until the next release. Let me explain:
As I said it's already in game as Coros, if I wouldn't update the names according to this poll until the next release, it would stay as Coros possibly for months. And after such long time the change might be hard to accept and get used to. Plus I need the name soon anyway, all the related files are using it. I won't rename the FX files, that would be a suicide, but ship, weapon, subsystems, icon, formation and starting fleet files are those I want to update with the new names.

So we've got days.

Hell_Diguner Rearm Mod - general testing and feedback ...mostly
Sep 3 2010, 2:02am Anchor

Do you know what amazes me? 50+ votes. That's nothing to sneeze at.

More people are watching your mod than it at first seems Pouk. It appears that there are many people that track REARM, but rarely voice themselves with comments and thread posts.

Sep 3 2010, 2:36am Anchor

I've thrown in my vote for Coros, although....it doesn't quite work for me.

If I'd noticed this thread earlier I would have pushed for something more like "The Affront".
Not that term exactly because it is a straight rip from my favourite author, but something with a similar evocation.

A term that is not what these guys originally call themselves, but what others call them; in fear, and they have then taken for themselves.

Scourge, for example.

Edited by: tadamir

Sep 9 2010, 4:50pm Anchor

Both sound great, but personnaly I thin Nassar sounds better.

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