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Unread 24 Oct 2018, 02:25   #1
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Vipers, the bane of my life!

I'm a real perfectionist / OCD freak, and so its having a Cathaar ship called a Viper (and I suppose also the Basalisk) that really pisses me off.

Spider - Bug
Beetle - Bug
Viper - Snake
Widow - Bug
Roach - Bug
Tarantula - Bug
Mosquito - Bug
Hornet - Bug

Past Cathaar:
Wasp - Bug
Scarab - Bug
Mantis - Bug
Termite - Bug


So as you see, the Viper is the only ship that doesn't fit the Cat naming convention. Sticks out like a sore thumb!
I guess Basalisk should probably be a Terran name too, given its typically a mythical creature, but usually Cats have Termites as a SK so I'm assuming its an outlier?

Where did the Viper name come from? How did it make it into the Cat fleet list given its obviously not a bug? Is there a backstory?
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Unread 24 Oct 2018, 04:13   #2
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Re: Vipers, the bane of my life!

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I'm a real perfectionist / OCD freak, and so its having a Cathaar ship called a Viper (and I suppose also the Basalisk) that really pisses me off.

Spider - Bug
Beetle - Bug
Viper - Snake
Widow - Bug
Roach - Bug
Tarantula - Bug
Mosquito - Bug
Hornet - Bug

Past Cathaar:
Wasp - Bug
Scarab - Bug
Mantis - Bug
Termite - Bug


So as you see, the Viper is the only ship that doesn't fit the Cat naming convention. Sticks out like a sore thumb!
I guess Basalisk should probably be a Terran name too, given its typically a mythical creature, but usually Cats have Termites as a SK so I'm assuming its an outlier?

Where did the Viper name come from? How did it make it into the Cat fleet list given its obviously not a bug? Is there a backstory?
i thought cath planets were named after venomous creatures
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Unread 24 Oct 2018, 07:48   #3
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Re: Vipers, the bane of my life!

Not sure about back story, but it looks like the viper first appeared in Round 11 as a battleship.
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Unread 24 Oct 2018, 12:53   #4
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Re: Vipers, the bane of my life!

I feel you. Rounds with Ter 'War Frigates' also trigger my OCD.
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Unread 23 May 2019, 12:42   #5
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Re: Vipers, the bane of my life!

Again with the odd names!

XAN

Phantom - undead
Banshee - undead
Revenant - undead
Ghost - undead
Bomber - ??
Peacekeeper - ??
Reaper - undead
Spectre - undead
Illusion - undead
Vampyre - undead
Haunt - undead

Where did Bomber and Peacekeeper come from? Why aren't people sticking with naming conventions? What happened to Wraith and Nightmare? Could even have something like Ghoul or Lich.

And when will we get rid of Viper?! The only non insect on Cathaar's list!
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Unread 23 May 2019, 14:19   #6
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Re: Vipers, the bane of my life!

I am very upset about all of this

Could we have a comment from a admin?
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Re: Vipers, the bane of my life!

Xan names have never all been spooky things: Vsharrak, Arrowhead, Fireblade, Bomber, Bolt Thrower, Peacekeeper, Broadsword have all been used at various times. I don't even know what a Vsharrak is. The first 7 results I find are all PA-related. As for Cath, Spider, Black Widow, Viper, Recluse, Scorpion and Tarantula are often used.

They're just names. Relax.
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Unread 23 May 2019, 18:11   #8
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Xan names have never all been spooky things: Vsharrak, Arrowhead, Fireblade, Bomber, Bolt Thrower, Peacekeeper, Broadsword have all been used at various times. I don't even know what a Vsharrak is. The first 7 results I find are all PA-related. As for Cath, Spider, Black Widow, Viper, Recluse, Scorpion and Tarantula are often used.

They're just names. Relax.
All cloaked ships was "spooky", just depends what era you are from i suppose.

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Again with the odd names!
Where did Bomber and Peacekeeper come from?
The initial xan names was quite long, i guess "vsharrack" was the only one who stuck.
"Xentrallis Peacekeeper" and "Andvordian Bomber" was the initial name. Ghost/Phantoms/Spectre/etc/"spooky names" was not apart of the initial xan(the race) ships.
I guess the names came from place/planets that was under the imaginative xans race control
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the tards are out in force again .... its just a browser game
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Re: Vipers, the bane of my life!

I agree with the viper thing, please change it

Its wrong in more then 1 way
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Re: Vipers, the bane of my life!

To circumvent your OCD, the "hawk moth caterpillar" (bug) can disguise itself to look like a viper snake to ward away predators.

https://news.nationalgeographic.com/...e-untamed-spd/

Its full name is too long for us simpleton PA players so instead use Viper

And if that doesn't satisfy you then...death to all Vip3rs..I mean Vipers!

Big fan of Catillacs though. Also not bug? :O
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