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nlspeed
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PostPosted: Thu May 25, 2017 9:19 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The Turbulence submarines have a weapon on their roof, so to say; it's not a psychic effect, it's an actual weapon. Underwater pyrokinetics would be funny though. #Tongue

Yes, but the Dolphin's sonic weapon was specially created to pull the Giant Squids loose from boats. If I remember correctly, any other weapon both damages the Giant Squid and the boat - which isn't a problem in my eyes, actually. But that reduces the Giant Squid to a slow-working suicide-esque unit that, to me, is awkward to use. Some say that the Dolphin is overpowered, but personally, it always felt rather useless. Though the scout idea isn't a bad one, actually.

But who knows, we'll see upon release how the tentative balance works out (it will inevitably have a ton of problems #Tongue), so they might very well be added anew. Smile

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PostPosted: Fri Jun 02, 2017 12:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Today I handed in my thesis, so today you get a small update. I gave the Stingray a voice (bet you can't guess which one that is):



And I gave Hurria the Nada. Which is an interesting name, if mostly because we use the Latin alphabet; what might be different characters in Arabic, get transliterated to the same characters in Latin. Therefore, 'Nada' has a host of meanings, from 'goodness' or 'blessed' to 'droplet' or 'dew' (and it's also a form of the verb 'to call' - as in calling for prayer, I think, but I am not sure - or 'to cry out', and there's undoubtedly more; Arabic has an extremely extensive vocabulary).

The whole combination of religion-related terms and water-related terms is fitting for a Hurrian ship, though. Which is what the Nada is; Hurria's basic naval unit, a ship armed with torpedoes (weaker than the Typhoon's) and a gatling cannon (approximately the same as the Gatling Quad's stage two anti-air gatling cannon). That means that Hurria gets no dedicated anti-air naval unit. It also conveniently gives every faction a reasonable way to fight submarines, and vaguely sidesteps the overused 'anti-air gatling ship' (not that adding torpedoes is a world-shattering improvement, but hey #Tongue).



I arrived at the idea from the theme song (I suppose?) of Civilization IV: Warlords; alnadda. #Tongue

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TAK02
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 02, 2017 1:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

'Nada' doesn't exist in Arabic. Try Nida' instead (mind the apostrophe). When translated, it really is 'call'.
Grammar-wise, you used the past form of to call (nida' -> nada).
Thought you ought to know #Tongue

By the way, do you know Arabic? If not, I could help with the name translations (I'm not sure if all Huria's units are free of grammar-mistakes that Google likes to put in. And Yes, Huria with ONE r)
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nlspeed
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 02, 2017 2:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote



And yes, that is an image; this board apparently doesn't support the Arabic script. #Tongue

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TAK02
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 02, 2017 2:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Welp! I've outlived my usefullness! (Unless ya want me to join the party!)
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 02, 2017 2:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

TAK02 wrote:
Welp! I've outlived my usefullness! (Unless ya want me to join the party!)

Psh, you undoubtedly know far more Arabic than I do! Tell me everything! #Tongue

I wasn't saying you're wrong or anything, just what I know and what I could find online. Smile

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PostPosted: Fri Jun 02, 2017 2:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well then, looks like we'll be working together for a while, partner!
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 04, 2017 4:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Haha, Most of arabs don't use these words any more...

p.s: I am arabian.
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 04, 2017 9:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

temp wrote:
Haha, Most of arabs don't use these words any more...

p.s: I am arabian.

That's alright. Smile

Where do you live, if I may ask, and what would they / you use, then (that also goes to TAK02, of course Smile )?

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PostPosted: Sun Jun 04, 2017 11:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Egypt.
Mabloul ,OR Rateb ("Wet")
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 05, 2017 5:12 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

nlspeed wrote:
temp wrote:
Haha, Most of arabs don't use these words any more...

p.s: I am arabian.

That's alright. Smile

Where do you live, if I may ask, and what would they / you use, then (that also goes to TAK02, of course Smile )?

Who, litle ol' me? Read the description! I'm out of this world! Okay, maybe not, but let's just say I used to go to Damaskus, Syria for the Summer holidays up until a year or more before the revolt-turned-Civil-War started.
I speak both the Syrian dialect, and know the 'high-Arabic', the Arabic people used long ago (albeit with some difficulty).

Umm, I don't know which word you want to use for what, could you repeat it? I got lost in the post...  Embarassed
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