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PostSubject: Re: J-Rod, the Guide and Informer of Thrive.   Sun Aug 29, 2010 8:28 am

i wouldn't mind clippy but i dont think microsoft will give him to us for free.
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PostSubject: Re: J-Rod, the Guide and Informer of Thrive.   Sun Aug 29, 2010 10:39 am

InvaderZim wrote:
He needs a new name. I will list some.


Minerva (Greek godess of wisdom)
Help Screen
Atlas (Reference spam)
The All-Knowing Mind
Jeff
Help-o-tron
The Mind
Martha, your assistant
Any other normal name.
Chuck Norris



...At this point I'm just typing to make the list longer...

EDIT: Scio, I thought you replaced Belgium with Spore!

Minerva - I'm not sure how many people in the games audience will understand this. (unless they do research)
Help Screen - If we can't find anything better.
Atlas - Other people might like it better, but I think it's a bit of an unusual idea. I'm not sure.
The All-Knowing Mind - It could be portrayed as something like this, like a godly figure.
Normal names - I'm not sure using common names will work well. I don't like the idea.
Help-o-tron - Wouldn't work in cell, multi-cell, awakening, and sapience.
The Mind - Like The All-Knowing Mind, but not quite as impressive. Although we might not want it to be too impressive.

That's my opinion, but you should make a poll.
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PostSubject: Re: J-Rod, the Guide and Informer of Thrive.   Sun Aug 29, 2010 1:42 pm

The Uteen wrote:
InvaderZim wrote:
He needs a new name. I will list some.


Minerva (Greek godess of wisdom)
Help Screen
Atlas (Reference spam)
The All-Knowing Mind
Jeff
Help-o-tron
The Mind
Martha, your assistant
Any other normal name.
Chuck Norris



...At this point I'm just typing to make the list longer...

EDIT: Scio, I thought you replaced Belgium with Spore!

Minerva - I'm not sure how many people in the games audience will understand this. (unless they do research)
Help Screen - If we can't find anything better.
Atlas - Other people might like it better, but I think it's a bit of an unusual idea. I'm not sure.
The All-Knowing Mind - It could be portrayed as something like this, like a godly figure.
Normal names - I'm not sure using common names will work well. I don't like the idea.
Help-o-tron - Wouldn't work in cell, multi-cell, awakening, and sapience.
The Mind - Like The All-Knowing Mind, but not quite as impressive. Although we might not want it to be too impressive.

That's my opinion, but you should make a poll.

Well, Atlas was to be ignored, as it was reference spam. The rest, I agree with. I was hoping others would add ideas, too, but... the day is young.


I'll hold off on a poll for now.


WAIT! Atlas kind of works... the Atlas of your galaxy! At first it was just a BioShock reference, but maybe... MAYBE... MUHAHHAHAH!!!! *Goes on rampage, kicking over trash cans, pushing people over, jumping on couches, ect.*
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PostSubject: Re: J-Rod, the Guide and Informer of Thrive.   Sun Aug 29, 2010 5:43 pm

Well, I'm really bad at names, and your post seemed full of Bioshock references (Minerva = "oh, where I have seen that Minerva's den sig?), but Atlas isn't that bad name.
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PostSubject: Re: J-Rod, the Guide and Informer of Thrive.   Sun Aug 29, 2010 5:54 pm

No, Atlas is kind of okay, really.
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PostSubject: Re: J-Rod, the Guide and Informer of Thrive.   Mon Aug 30, 2010 9:16 am

I think we should stick to mythological terms, but Atlas doesn't really fit. Mnemosyne, the titan of memory, would be a good fit. Coeus, the titan of intelligence, would also work.

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PostSubject: Re: J-Rod, the Guide and Informer of Thrive.   Mon Aug 30, 2010 1:54 pm

So far I'm liking Atlas, the All-knowing mind and just the Mind. Not too fond of the others because some users might not get them.
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PostSubject: Re: J-Rod, the Guide and Informer of Thrive.   Mon Aug 30, 2010 4:22 pm

~sciocont wrote:
I think we should stick to mythological terms, but Atlas doesn't really fit. Mnemosyne, the titan of memory, would be a good fit. Coeus, the titan of intelligence, would also work.

I don't really like either of the names, they just look too strange. Also, why it does have to be mythological?
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PostSubject: Re: J-Rod, the Guide and Informer of Thrive.   Mon Aug 30, 2010 6:57 pm

Commander Keen wrote:
~sciocont wrote:
I think we should stick to mythological terms, but Atlas doesn't really fit. Mnemosyne, the titan of memory, would be a good fit. Coeus, the titan of intelligence, would also work.

I don't really like either of the names, they just look too strange. Also, why it does have to be mythological?

QFT. I'm not grasping the whole mythological theme we're going at here. Do we even need a name for him?
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PostSubject: Re: J-Rod, the Guide and Informer of Thrive.   Mon Aug 30, 2010 11:03 pm

I actually just like the mind.

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PostSubject: Re: J-Rod, the Guide and Informer of Thrive.   Mon Aug 30, 2010 11:32 pm

YourBreakfast wrote:
Commander Keen wrote:
~sciocont wrote:
I think we should stick to mythological terms, but Atlas doesn't really fit. Mnemosyne, the titan of memory, would be a good fit. Coeus, the titan of intelligence, would also work.

I don't really like either of the names, they just look too strange. Also, why it does have to be mythological?

QFT. I'm not grasping the whole mythological theme we're going at here. Do we even need a name for him?
We need somehting. Otherwise what do you tell the player's to do when they need to know something?

"Click on the ? button to open up ___."

The Mind does sound alright...
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PostSubject: Re: J-Rod, the Guide and Informer of Thrive.   Tue Aug 31, 2010 9:06 am

The Mind would be alright but the all knowing mind thats way too far
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PostSubject: Re: J-Rod, the Guide and Informer of Thrive.   Sat Sep 04, 2010 2:59 pm

Why not an ok/cancel box? Or maybe just fade in text! Having a name is just kind of.. well..
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PostSubject: Re: J-Rod, the Guide and Informer of Thrive.   Sat Sep 04, 2010 8:02 pm

We should call it The Mind, but have a box to change that

this is lua so....

name = "The Mind"
TextBoxVal = name.." is a powerful being that knows many things, you can access "..name.." 's information through here"
--and even a easter egg
if name == "~sciocont" then
TextBoxVal = "scio is here to keep your game from going to belgium!"
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notice this is not me insulting ~sciocont, it's just a example...
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PostSubject: Re: J-Rod, the Guide and Informer of Thrive.   Sat Sep 04, 2010 9:36 pm

Hmmm... well... I guess so. We should have one for a bunch of people, if that's the case.
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PostSubject: Re: J-Rod, the Guide and Informer of Thrive.   Sat Sep 04, 2010 10:12 pm

eumesmo wrote:
We should call it The Mind, but have a box to change that

this is lua so....

name = "The Mind"
TextBoxVal = name.." is a powerful being that knows many things, you can access "..name.." 's information through here"
--and even a easter egg
if name == "~sciocont" then
TextBoxVal = "scio is here to keep your game from going to belgium!"
end


notice this is not me insulting ~sciocont, it's just a example...
You get uprated.

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PostSubject: Re: J-Rod, the Guide and Informer of Thrive.   Sun Sep 05, 2010 12:27 am

How about The Guide?
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PostSubject: Re: J-Rod, the Guide and Informer of Thrive.   Sun Sep 05, 2010 6:14 am

Poisson wrote:
How about The Guide?

So, we have three options now: The Guide, The Mind, and a choice of what to call it. Is it time to make a poll yet? (haven't seen one of those old things for ages! )
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PostSubject: Re: J-Rod, the Guide and Informer of Thrive.   Sun Sep 05, 2010 11:23 am

Well, it's going to be talking a lot so it needs a personality; not just some boring "welcome back" tone. I vote for an extremely depressed personality.
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PostSubject: Re: J-Rod, the Guide and Informer of Thrive.   Sun Sep 05, 2010 12:27 pm

Lukas99 wrote:
Well, it's going to be talking a lot so it needs a personality; not just some boring "welcome back" tone. I vote for an extremely depressed personality.



All it is is going to be text. We won't actually have a physical appearance.
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PostSubject: Re: J-Rod, the Guide and Informer of Thrive.   Sun Sep 05, 2010 12:29 pm

YourBreakfast wrote:
Lukas99 wrote:
Well, it's going to be talking a lot so it needs a personality; not just some boring "welcome back" tone. I vote for an extremely depressed personality.



All it is is going to be text. We won't actually have a physical appearance.
Oh, I thought it would be voice that guides you, sort of like Hal 2000; without all the murder.
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PostSubject: Re: J-Rod, the Guide and Informer of Thrive.   Sun Sep 05, 2010 1:32 pm

Lukas99 wrote:
YourBreakfast wrote:
Lukas99 wrote:
Well, it's going to be talking a lot so it needs a personality; not just some boring "welcome back" tone. I vote for an extremely depressed personality.



All it is is going to be text. We won't actually have a physical appearance.
Oh, I thought it would be voice that guides you, sort of like Hal 2000; without all the murder.
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PostSubject: Re: J-Rod, the Guide and Informer of Thrive.   Sun Sep 05, 2010 6:52 pm

We are not making marvin, as much as I would love to.
We also have eumesmo's idea of naming it after me.

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PostSubject: Re: J-Rod, the Guide and Informer of Thrive.   Sun Sep 05, 2010 8:37 pm

http://www.flyborg.net/games/via_sol_2/

when you start a game, after the into animation, notice the menu.... you can chose the advisor and the ideology of your nation...


just throwing more ideas...
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PostSubject: Re: J-Rod, the Guide and Informer of Thrive.   Mon Sep 06, 2010 3:50 am

Lukas99 wrote:
YourBreakfast wrote:
Lukas99 wrote:
Well, it's going to be talking a lot so it needs a personality; not just some boring "welcome back" tone. I vote for an extremely depressed personality.



All it is is going to be text. We won't actually have a physical appearance.
Oh, I thought it would be voice that guides you, sort of like Hal 2000; without all the murder.


The Atlas idea was a voice that guided you, too. I thought we were still going with a voice for some reason, and because Atlas is the voice that guides you in that game, I thougt it was a fitting reverence.


Anywho....

The Mind is kinda cool. I think it needs a little more... pizazz. (I do not blame you for never taking me seriously again for saying pizazz... twice...)
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