Biters — are they really "enemies"?

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Biters — are they really "enemies"?

Post by hhrhhr » Sun Mar 10, 2019 11:35 pm

From wiki: "Enemies (also commonly called biters) are creatures that want to harm the player."
From google: "enemy: a person who is actively opposed or hostile to someone or something."

In Russian, the translation of this word can be represented by at least four variants of different degrees of "aggressiveness", from "an enemy who kills children at night" to "a sports opponent" (or just a boy who took a scoop from another boy in the sandbox).
How does one need to relate to the biters? Are they angry, evil, terrible, disgusting "Arachnids" from the world of "Star Troops" of Robert Heinlein? Or are they simply the indigenous inhabitants of their planet, with all their forces opposing the destruction of their world by aliens (represented by players)?

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Re: Biters — are they really "enemies"?

Post by 5thHorseman » Sun Mar 10, 2019 11:49 pm

Are they actively opposed to or hostile to you?

If you don't have peaceful on then yes, they are.

If you have peaceful on and interact with them in any way then yes, they are.

So I guess my vote is yes, they are.
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Re: Biters — are they really "enemies"?

Post by darkfrei » Mon Mar 11, 2019 6:38 am

"Вражина" can be good translation it this situation. The word is enough negative, enough aggressive, but without personalisation and has a little bit disdain with sarcasm to enemies.

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