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Weights and Measures Names

Posted: 03 May 2011, 10:24
by Wombat
It has come up that we could use more unique names for weights and measurements offered in units.xml. Currently there is "GP" for money and g/kg for weight. Since our weights are more fantasy measurements, it would make sense to find something other that grams and kilograms. Money is commonly called gold pieces in many, if not most fantasy games. Suggested changes are welcome, but please avoid taking from other games (gil from Final Fantasy comes to mind as an example not to use, for example).

Re: Weights and Measures Names

Posted: 03 May 2011, 13:24
by Bertram
Ok, I'll start. ;)

Money: base unit : Kunas.

Weight: base unit: Meg, 1000 unit : Heg.

Somebody has better? ;)

Re: Weights and Measures Names

Posted: 03 May 2011, 13:48
by Reid
For the money base it could be good to avoid name starting from 'K', as player use 'k' for 1000GP and 'kk' or 'm' for millions. Some peoples could got a problem with that ^^

Player1 : I sell my knife for 100K
Player2 : What?!! 100 000?!

Re: Weights and Measures Names

Posted: 03 May 2011, 14:14
by Crush

Re: Weights and Measures Names

Posted: 03 May 2011, 14:34
by Whistler
Hulds, wich is made out of "Hurnscald", location of most of the trades.

Re: Weights and Measures Names

Posted: 03 May 2011, 14:56
by Reid
Whistler wrote:Hulds, wich is made out of "Hurnscald", location of most of the trades.
It's Tulimshard the marchand city,
Also, need a money which can work on every server/game using tA or Manaserv, and hurns isn't on other games ^^

Re: Weights and Measures Names

Posted: 03 May 2011, 15:09
by Crush
Reid wrote:Also, need a money which can work on every server/game using tA or Manaserv, and hurns isn't on other games ^^
The unit names aren't hardcoded anymore, but defined in the units.xml content file. Every server can use its own names.

Re: Weights and Measures Names

Posted: 03 May 2011, 15:51
by Reid
Crush wrote:
Reid wrote:Also, need a money which can work on every server/game using tA or Manaserv, and hurns isn't on other games ^^
The unit names aren't hardcoded anymore, but defined in the units.xml content file. Every server can use its own names.
I never meant that it will be 'hardcoded on the server', but the idea of using it for tA and Manaserv based game which wish to use it would be good.

Re: Weights and Measures Names

Posted: 05 May 2011, 08:23
by Bertram
Hi,

Reidy has got a point ^^

Instead of Kunas, why not Loon(s), for instance?

Has someone better to propose?

Best regards.

Re: Weights and Measures Names

Posted: 05 May 2011, 10:27
by Ginaria
I like gold coins :)

but okay, my fantasy names for....

money gp = Guanos
weight g = Geckos = 50g or Colibris = 2g
weight kg = Wombats (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wombat) = 20-40kg

:D

Re: Weights and Measures Names

Posted: 05 May 2011, 13:25
by Big Crunch
For money I think the moubar is cool. Shortened to 100 mb

Re: Weights and Measures Names

Posted: 05 May 2011, 15:24
by yubabax116
In my opinion money should remain "gp" its common and people can get right away what it is and what its used for. BUT if it had to change i would consider sterlings, since it is used for pieces of silver and gold. :)


Yubaba

Re: Weights and Measures Names

Posted: 18 Jun 2011, 11:25
by Reid
Bump

Re: Weights and Measures Names

Posted: 18 Jun 2011, 12:52
by enchilado
Why are you bumping this thread without anything to add?

Re: Weights and Measures Names

Posted: 18 Jun 2011, 13:08
by Reid
I didn't get news from Wombat about it, so I bumped to know if anything was decided, or if you just want to forget it in the forum.