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Sci fi versus Sci fact?

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#21 - 2017-02-17 11:33:31 UTC
Owen Levanth wrote:

Mining already is based on the periodic table of elements, just abstraced by gameplay necessity. Lore-wise, the names come from thousands of years of separate history. That's why you get stuff like "Pyerite", with a name so close to something in our world, you can easily see how they got their names, even if it has probably nothing to do with the "Pyrit" we know.

Base metals mined with PI is for example exactly what you describe with sea water and alkali metals. Just that it turns on out you can also find it on planets without oceans.


I don't understand, if the thousands of years could cause the lingual evolution of minerals, why did not also the names of moon "materials" (they are actually names of elements taken directly from the periodic table) also evolve? Take for example the extremly rare element Technetium...
Either make these materials more fictional or make the minerals less fictional.
#22 - 2017-02-19 07:45:12 UTC  |  Edited by: Nana Skalski
Extremely rare words dont evolve much, Its usually words that are used the most that are prone to evolution. People are trying to shorten, make it easier to pronounce, and when they hear and pronounce it often, the chance of evolving, making "mistakes", is rising.
#23 - 2017-02-19 16:42:33 UTC
Xantia Naari wrote:
Owen Levanth wrote:

Mining already is based on the periodic table of elements, just abstraced by gameplay necessity. Lore-wise, the names come from thousands of years of separate history. That's why you get stuff like "Pyerite", with a name so close to something in our world, you can easily see how they got their names, even if it has probably nothing to do with the "Pyrit" we know.

Base metals mined with PI is for example exactly what you describe with sea water and alkali metals. Just that it turns on out you can also find it on planets without oceans.


I don't understand, if the thousands of years could cause the lingual evolution of minerals, why did not also the names of moon "materials" (they are actually names of elements taken directly from the periodic table) also evolve? Take for example the extremly rare element Technetium...
Either make these materials more fictional or make the minerals less fictional.


Yeah, at this point gameplay and lore colide, because we're already putting more thought into this than CCP ever did. At this point you can either accept a linguistical explanation, or ask CCP to rework all those names and descriptions to fit your view of what is right. I'm not saying you should give up, but CCP will probably just discard everything you say with something like "You're overthinking this." X
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