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Re: Name that car

Postby WROB3L » Sat Jan 30, 2016 7:21 pm

i would say:

speedster
-The rocket
-Atom XS4 (Mk. 1 or whatever)

Current one
-Predator (sounds cool)
-Alien (Get it?)

Tank
-Nabuhodonozor
-Morbuzahk
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Re: Name that car

Postby Broscar » Sun Jan 31, 2016 1:35 pm

Theming is always good. Always.
I liked Landvaarder's suggestion Tantō.
So to compliment that, more Japanese swords:
    Ōdachi
    Daishō
    Guntō
That'd only work on fairly exotic car designs and all from the same Japanese-inspired manufacturer though and to be honest, I consider the GRIP thematic guidelines set so far to favour Western design much more and an Asian manufacturer might look out of place.

Mythology is good, as long as it avoids the cheesy, stereotypical stuff (damn near everything is called Zeus).

I also like Roq's suggestion of not just using English names a lot (though I'd personally stick with the Latin Alphabet).
Just stick same cool words in Google Translate and make 'em even cooler! (beast is bestia in Polish. ripper is éventreur in French. Knife is Messer in German)

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Re: Name that car

Postby WROB3L » Tue Feb 02, 2016 1:07 am

Broscar wrote:I also like Roq's suggestion of not just using English names a lot (though I'd personally stick with the Latin Alphabet).
Just stick same cool words in Google Translate and make 'em even cooler! (beast is bestia in Polish. ripper is éventreur in French. Knife is Messer in German)


Since we are on polish words. Bestia = Beast, Potwór = Monster, Rakieta = Rocket, Nóż = Knife, Rycerz = Knight, Noc = Night, Wstrząs = Quake, Obcy = Alien, Drapieżnik = Predator (in the animal kingdom)

I can`t think about any more fitting words tbh.
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Re: Name that car

Postby Cybruiser57Péter » Tue Feb 02, 2016 8:52 am

WROB3L wrote:i would say:

Current one
-Predator (sounds cool)
-Alien (Get it?)


"cough" Hybrid "cough"(Species)

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Here is my names idea:

Light cars:
Fallmászó - (Wall crawler)
Fürge láb - (Fast feet)
Tücsök - (Crickett)

Heavy cars:
Vasököl - (Iron fist)
Úttörő - (Road breaker)

Yes all of them a Hungarian words sooo... :|
maybe add some new ones latter.
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Re: Name that car

Postby yellowquiet » Tue Feb 02, 2016 10:47 am

I like the idea of having a Japanese style manufacture. They could manufacture more smooth and aerodynamic machines. As for names, mythology is a really good way to go if it's done well. Maybe use different mythology for each style of manufacturing. Like Japanese mythology for Asian influenced machines and Nordic mythology for European styled machines. Also Gungnir would be a kick ass name for the rail gun weapon.
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Re: Name that car

Postby Queadah » Mon Feb 15, 2016 8:26 am

Just had the thought of "Obliterator" for the tank class popping in my head, or why not for the upcoming tank... Just leaving this thought here :)

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Re: Name that car

Postby tjgcrush » Mon Feb 15, 2016 9:12 am

i got "Ironhead" as an idea but im sure theres better ones
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Re: Name that car

Postby Hvolsomt » Mon Feb 15, 2016 1:43 pm

The car names could be without any meaning, like:

Light:
- Zeelo
- Fenkis
- Keebler

Medium:
- Mancer
- Shinzler
- Tylon

Heavy:
- Siek
- Thantos
- Gork

Manufacturers would still have meaningful names though and I think that, Flagship Indust... Flash... Fabulo...... no, you guys should probably name those :D

But seriously, random car names could reflect both their category and manufacturer just by their reads - Like I tried in the examples above - That would also add some uniqueness ;)

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Re: Name that car

Postby Roq » Mon Feb 15, 2016 2:54 pm

Hvolsomt wrote:The car names could be without any meaning, like:

Light:
- Zeelo
- Fenkis
- Keebler

Medium:
- Mancer
- Shinzler
- Tylon

Heavy:
- Siek
- Thantos
- Gork


Actually, I really like a lot of these names for manufacturers. They sound cool, but more like an owner name.

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Re: Name that car

Postby Hvolsomt » Tue Feb 16, 2016 2:25 am

Roq wrote:
Hvolsomt wrote:The car names could be without any meaning, like:

Light:
- Zeelo
- Fenkis
- Keebler

Medium:
- Mancer
- Shinzler
- Tylon

Heavy:
- Siek
- Thantos
- Gork


Actually, I really like a lot of these names for manufacturers. They sound cool, but more like an owner name.


At the time, they sounded like car names in my head - but now that you mention it, my mind wanders :D

So "Gork Forges Inc." would make cars like:
- Steel
- Paladin
and so on.

Because "Gork" sounds somewhat medieval, the car names should reflect that.

"Zeelo Jetlabs":
- Beamer
- Cryo
- Quasar

-just to mention a few.

Was that what you were going for, Roq? Cuz I definitely agree ;)

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Re: Name that car

Postby Roq » Tue Feb 16, 2016 7:30 am

Hvolsomt wrote:Was that what you were going for, Roq? Cuz I definitely agree ;)


Yes indeed. Coming up with cool sounding car names is easy (animals, mythological beings, Stella phenomena, etc), but you seem to have a knack for coming up with actual unique names.

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Re: Name that car

Postby Hvolsomt » Tue Feb 16, 2016 9:08 am

Yes indeed. Coming up with cool sounding car names is easy (animals, mythological beings, Stella phenomena, etc), but you seem to have a knack for coming up with actual unique names.

Thanks Roq - It was just a quick idea, but I'm actually quite fond of "Zeelo Jetlabs" myself :P

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Re: Name that car

Postby tjgcrush » Tue Feb 16, 2016 9:30 am

i was also thinking of "Icarus Industries" for a type of speedster car company
:p
and maybe "Helios Corp" for some high tech car parts
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Re: Name that car

Postby minimacman » Thu Feb 18, 2016 4:25 am

tjgcrush wrote:i was also thinking of "Icarus Industries" for a type of speedster car company
:p
and maybe "Helios Corp" for some high tech car parts


I'm down with those two names! :P
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Re: Name that car

Postby tjgcrush » Thu Feb 18, 2016 12:43 pm

minimacman wrote:
tjgcrush wrote:i was also thinking of "Icarus Industries" for a type of speedster car company
:p
and maybe "Helios Corp" for some high tech car parts


I'm down with those two names! :P


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Re: Name that car

Postby landvaarder » Thu Feb 18, 2016 2:26 pm

tjgcrush wrote:i was also thinking of "Icarus Industries" for a type of speedster car company
:p
and maybe "Helios Corp" for some high tech car parts

And maybe something like "AEGIS defense INC." for the tanks...
Showcasing their latest in defense technology in the violent underground races to demonstrate how durable they are...
And they could immediately be linked to the aegis shields as advertisement for their new shield projectors
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Re: Name that car

Postby Ryu Makkuro » Fri Feb 19, 2016 7:50 am

Smallest - Quickening

Why? Those cars are not about top speed, but acceleration. This name helps emphasize the class type a lot more. If you Google "speedster" you'll find that it references mainly to roadsters that fit into the "GT" (grand tourer) type of cars, which is very far away from words such as nimble, quick, rapid etc. as those are for eating miles on long distance trips. On top of that, unless we're talking about cars with carbon monocoque chassis, then roadsters aka speedsters are HEAVIER than their coupe equivalents. Completely against the whole concept.

Possible car names:
- Velociraptor
- Kodachi
- Fenrir
- Barachiel
- Enki

Middle - Hybrid

Why? Because it's a fusion of the other two classes effectively. In essence it makes this class a hybrid and the name itself explains what this class is for perfectly.

Possible car names:
- Multiforme (Italian for Versatile, according to Google Translate)
- Tachi (Predecessor to the Katana, slightly longer and more curved)
- Tiamat
- Freyja
- Sleipnir

Biggest - Destroyer

Why? Not the quickest, but once they get up to speed, it's really difficult to stop them. Like the Star Destroyer from Star Wars. Not to mention that the name definitely describes the class as well, unlike the Dominator name which fits more to a car tbh.

Possible car names:
- Juggernaut
- Bulldozer
- Tyrex (play on the T-Rex name of Tyrannosaurus Rex)
- Ōdachi
- Ragnarok (possibly one of the "ultimate" cars)
- Abaddon
- Gungnir
- Gilgamesh

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Manufacturer names:
- Hayasa Technologies (for the Japanese themed ones)
- Panzerjäger Industries
- Polyphase Corp. (maybe for some electrical theme cars/parts)
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Re: Name that car

Postby tjgcrush » Fri Feb 19, 2016 12:36 pm

+1 for the Ragnarok

gotta show some viking love :P
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Re: Name that car

Postby Vex » Mon Feb 22, 2016 2:56 pm

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Re: Name that car

Postby Demigan » Tue Feb 23, 2016 8:11 am

You can use a lot of the names already given, but I would connect each manufacturer to a type of brand-naming.

For instance:
Omni-Dynamics company.
For your standard parts and things. Has some more run-of-the-mill names that have some resemblence in the name. Similar to Samsung using the Galaxy, Apple using the Iphone (or Ianything) etc. The names would be pretty safe and not incredibly indicative of anything.
Sets the standard for the industry by building average vehicles for each tier, could easily be the starting tiers for each player. To please the buyers they are easily modified with parts from different companies.

Bantam industrial.
Known for their no-nonsense heavy vehicles, it builds only heaviest two tiers and will be known for producing the heaviest of the heaviest even among those. The vehicles themselves are much less customizable than those of Omni-Dynamics and are specialised in their roles, but Bantam industrial will build parts to customize other vehicles.
Looks would be blocky, brutal outwards visuals with as much noise, thrusters and bombastic display as you can get.
Names would be on the lines of the already proposed things like Mammoth, Ragnarock, Kraken etc.

Tachyon.
Tachyon is a theoretical partical that goes faster than light, so guess what kind of vehicles this company will be making. It builds various tiers but has the most small-tier vehicles available. It specialises in high-speed and control while on the road, and doesn't bother much with things like "armour" and "firepower" and assumes you'll either outrun the things that get fired or recover so fast that you'll be overtaking your enemies before they can grab their next weapon.
Looks of the vehicles is small, sleek and purposeful. Names are things like the proposed cheetah, veliciraptor, leopard etc.

Just as a baseline idea for companies, a general type, a specialised heavy type and a specialised high-speed type. You can add a few extra manufacturers that are even more niche or combine strange traits, these manufacturers can be the one's trying to go toe-to-toe with the established main manufacturers.


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