Joined: Wed Jun 24, 2015 10:40 am
Cause of Death: Starvation
My reaction: Bollocks!... WHICH "BAKER"?!?!?!!!???
Or Smith, or Brown or Lee
Could colonists names be more obviously unique? Rather than just "technically unique".
Either by adding full forenames or by adding more surnames to the pool.
tbh, Since the game currently doesn't use initials in many places - I'd think I'd prefer initials to be removed entirely.
Which leads neatly into....
Could we have more names?
Starting missions with "A. Henderson", "X. Lee", "B. Lee" and "C. Lee" is just an accident waiting to happen.
Especially when they are joined by "F. Lee" and "M. Lee" from the lander.
When something happens to a colonist, could the emails let us know WHICH one it happened to? Right now, it's surname only -- when surnames aren't unique (or even uncommon).
I've suggested in another post that perhaps we need a "go to sender/colonist" type button attached to emails.
But including their full name would be handy. Or have enough unique surnames that there's no chance for confusing one colonist "Smith" with another colonist "Smith".
I think I'd just prefer surnames and no initial. Colonist Baker makes more sense to me thematically than Colonist K. Baker or Colonist Keith Baker.
But I can see advantages to full names too. You could get emails with "From: Suzanne Taylor" in the header and if she's in a good mood she could sign it "Suzanne" and if she's in a bad mood she could sign it "Colonist Taylor".
As a side note... I wonder how much testing there has been with longer names. Can we expect "Christopher Wilmington-Smythe" to cause problems anywhere?
Regardless... less of this...