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Venators? How do we know to call them Venator?

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Venators? How do we know to call them Venator?

Postby Timpraetor » Sun Sep 29, 2013 1:47 pm

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Re: Vanators? How do we know to call them Venator?

Postby still crosshair » Sun Sep 29, 2013 2:04 pm

Who said human kind has never seen them before. Since they are programmed into the PICK. we can assume they have done been discovered. Perhaps we as the player have never seen them but why.Did they go extinct where they were previously discovered because we went to war with them over a rock that we could mine resources from. Perhaps they are rare on another Planet or moon so we leave them alone but programmed their nests and eggs into the PICK so we would know it was a rare creature and to leave it alone. The possibilities are endless as to their back story its up to us players to create it.
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Re: Venators? How do we know to call them Venator?

Postby Timpraetor » Sun Sep 29, 2013 2:22 pm

That was my other thought - that we (as a race) had encountered them on a prior mining expedition.

Also, when we speak of the PICK and Daisy, I feel that we are speaking about the same core device. The PICK is integrated with Daisy's knowledge to identify the materials that we point it towards. By itself, it simply tries to de-rez whatever we fire it at or re-rez whatever we have selected to place.
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Re: Venators? How do we know to call them Venator?

Postby Lone Wolf » Mon Nov 25, 2013 6:45 am

It's just a name, Just like money it has no meaning except for what we give it. So while the alien race who was hear before us might have called then Xantros (Random namd could mean anything Lol) we call them Venators.
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Re: Venators? How do we know to call them Venator?

Postby janx » Mon Nov 25, 2013 8:51 am

They are called Venators because they had a contest to name them, and Arclight won (I think it was his idea).

Otherwise, yes, it's just as valid that they have no known name to us, and each player gets to name them in their game.
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Re: Venators? How do we know to call them Venator?

Postby Timpraetor » Mon Nov 25, 2013 10:10 am

This had grown stale, but I think that you've missed my point. It's not about how the game named them, but how do we as total (supposed) new comers to this rock know anything about them? That's what I was trying to outline in my original post as a game mechanism.
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Re: Venators? How do we know to call them Venator?

Postby Lone Wolf » Mon Nov 25, 2013 12:41 pm

Well we don't really. Hell all I know about them is they have nests and try and kill me.
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Postby QWERQY » Sat Nov 01, 2014 10:56 pm

The Venator is not a xeno-creature. We have already named it.

In the same manner, if we discovered Earth-2 and it had cows and sheep; we wouldn't name them again.

By naming the Venator, we've made it as mysterious as a cow. (More dangerous, but not mysterious.)

Well cows are pretty dangerous...if they fall on you.....
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