space pope II wrote:For configurations consisting of only one type of weapon, I think it's fair to say that this post is still relevant.
However! I think we really need a new moniker for ion weapons, and I also feel that a variant with four of a single weapon deserves its own new name, in line with what has already been established, of course.
Edit: I am totally up for calling a four burst cannon suit a Maelstrom.
X-FuryEagle-X wrote:The problem as I see it with some of the suggestions above is that now that we can take 4 weapons on a Commander and 3 weapons on a standard crisis suit, which can all be different, the sheer number of permutations available becomes huge. If you try to name them all, or even just the main ones, then you're going to wind up with a lot more names that we already have. And as some of you have already said, it was possible to get them confused even before now. So, add in another 20-30 names and see how confusing it gets.
I do like Arka's idea of just adding "-X" to denote an ATS. I really think that any expanded naming convention needs to simplify things and make them intuitive. This is a good example, with the ATS just adding "-X" or some other word, I could say a Deathrain-X Crisis and most people would instantly understand that is 2 x MP + ATS. If I start calling it a Typhoon or something the sheer number of options will get out of control.
My suggestion for 4 x same weapon is to add either a prefix word, or a suffix addition as above. So where the old school Sunforge used to be 2 x FB, or Burning Eye was 2 x PR, we could now go with something like "Tempest" to describe any 4 x same gun combo. Eg Tempest Sunforge or Tempest Deathrain etc. It keeps the convention much simpler.
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