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Weights and Measures Names

Post by Wombat » Tue May 03, 2011 10:24 am

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).
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Re: Weights and Measures Names

Post by Bertram » Tue May 03, 2011 1:24 pm

Ok, I'll start. ;)

Money: base unit : Kunas.

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

Somebody has better? ;)
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Re: Weights and Measures Names

Post by Reid » Tue May 03, 2011 1:48 pm

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?!
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Re: Weights and Measures Names

Post by Whistler » Tue May 03, 2011 2:34 pm

Hulds, wich is made out of "Hurnscald", location of most of the trades.
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Re: Weights and Measures Names

Post by Reid » Tue May 03, 2011 2:56 pm

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 ^^
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Re: Weights and Measures Names

Post by Crush » Tue May 03, 2011 3:09 pm

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.
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Re: Weights and Measures Names

Post by Reid » Tue May 03, 2011 3:51 pm

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.
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Re: Weights and Measures Names

Post by Bertram » Thu May 05, 2011 8:23 am

Hi,

Reidy has got a point ^^

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

Has someone better to propose?

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Re: Weights and Measures Names

Post by Ginaria » Thu May 05, 2011 10:27 am

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

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Re: Weights and Measures Names

Post by Big Crunch » Thu May 05, 2011 1:25 pm

For money I think the moubar is cool. Shortened to 100 mb
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Re: Weights and Measures Names

Post by yubabax116 » Thu May 05, 2011 3:24 pm

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. :)


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Re: Weights and Measures Names

Post by Reid » Sat Jun 18, 2011 11:25 am

Bump
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Re: Weights and Measures Names

Post by enchilado » Sat Jun 18, 2011 12:52 pm

Why are you bumping this thread without anything to add?
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Re: Weights and Measures Names

Post by Reid » Sat Jun 18, 2011 1:08 pm

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.
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