[Poll] How should the enemies be called?

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How should the enemies be called?

Aliens
6
11%
Natives
12
21%
Biters
35
63%
Creeps
1
2%
Creepers
0
No votes
Predators
0
No votes
Enemies
2
4%
Foes
0
No votes
Aggressors
0
No votes
 
Total votes: 56

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Re: Aren't we the aliens?

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What we need is the ability to abduct biters and experiment on them...

.. and steal their women.

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Re: Aren't we the aliens?

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mod idea: "free blanket" item that slowly kills biters by the thousands.

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AcolyteOfRocket wrote:What we need is the ability to abduct biters and experiment on them...

.. and steal their women.
Alright, that last line has some serious explaining to do!

(Edit: In quite a moment of horror, I realized that Anita Sarkeesian and I might actually agree on something.)

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featherwinglove wrote:
AcolyteOfRocket wrote:What we need is the ability to abduct biters and experiment on them...

.. and steal their women.
Alright, that last line has some serious explaining to do!
If this guy can want to steal our women, then I figure somebody can find anybody attractive.

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There is the originating thread about this subject:
viewtopic.php?f=6&t=1340 Call Biters/Creepers Natives

Date: 30 Sep 2013, 4 years ago.
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Re: Aren't we the aliens?

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If we're talking about stealing "alien" women vs. stealing "native" women, the line still has a lot of explaining to do. What native women are like. Later, she says "This wilderness is my home. ... You can make yourself useful by bringing your Federation medicine to the natives. Oh, you'll find them a friendly, simple folk." (And that's nothing compared to the stomach acid she has for Romulans! I find myself wishing she'd met the Borg.)

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5thHorseman wrote:
featherwinglove wrote:
AcolyteOfRocket wrote:What we need is the ability to abduct biters and experiment on them...

.. and steal their women.
Alright, that last line has some serious explaining to do!
If this guy can want to steal our women, then I figure somebody can find anybody attractive.

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[Poll] How should the enemies be called?

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Most people call them 'Biters' but i feel like that's not really correct since some of them are spitters.
Post your ideas and i will add them to the poll
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Re: Call Biters/Creepers Natives

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[Koub] Did a massive merge of all the topics with the same (or very similar) biters are not biters/aliens, and brainstorming to find a good alternative. The poll is still there, but that explains why less votes than posts.
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Re: [Poll] How should the enemies be called?

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If calling them "Biters" is wrong I don't wanna be right.
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Re: [Poll] How should the enemies be called?

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Hmm I'm not able to change the voting options.. maybe because the topics got merged
i'd like to add the options
Bugs
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Nauvisians
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Re: [Poll] How should the enemies be called?

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biters
or you can also call them buggers - filthy or nasty buggers

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Re: [Poll] How should the enemies be called?

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ownlyme wrote:
Sat Oct 20, 2018 2:28 pm
Hmm I'm not able to change the voting options.. maybe because the topics got merged
i'd like to add the options
Bugs
Arthropods
Nauvians
Nauvisians
(from the previous topics)
I don't think that's possible without resetting the poll.
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Re: [Poll] How should the enemies be called?

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it's either biters or fuckers ... depending on the situation ;D

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Re: [Poll] How should the enemies be called?

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They are camping on our oil and ore fields - so they must be the natives and we should bring them our democracy and freedom using our shiny artillery trains and rocket launchers.

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Re: [Poll] How should the enemies be called?

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Biters and spitters sound like temporary names which researchers often give for new animals (and other natural phenomena) to refer them in their work. They make scientific species determination later and suggest scientific name according to official rules, which I think is accepted by some international research organization.

In my opinion it fits very well in Factorio's story that Nauvis is recently found planet and the player is a member of pioneer astronaut group who intended to make first observations and collect samples to planet geologists and exobiologists who make actual determination and official naming of living creatures. Then they had some severe "mission anomaly" and player is only surviver, who gives just some descriptive names for dangerous species. Probably there are huge number of species who are not significant from gaming perspective and do not need name, attention or even to be modeled in the game.

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