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Feedback Thread : Character names from E3 build
06/17/10 at 06:42:34
 
TMA’ers,

As per Dave Jaffe’s request, let us pool together and discuss our thoughts on the names of the characters that were available on the E3 playtest build. Here’s a refresher list for everyone’s convenience.

(SPECIAL REQUEST : I don’t have pics of these characters so if someone could kindly attach them to this thread, I would greatly appreciate it.  Smiley)

o       Death Warrant – Junk type sports car with Ford Mustang type design.

o      Roadboat – Bulky junk car that resembles a cross between Thumper, Yellow Jacket and Roadkill.

o      Talon – Helicopter.

o      MeatWagon – Ambulance+Wagon combined.

o      Vermin – Exterminator van. It’s the Yellow Van that occasionally appeared in the E3 reveal video.

o      JunkYard Dog – Tow Truck.

o      Reaper – The motorcycle.

RULES:
1) Do not suggest YOUR OWN names for the vehicles. Feel free to reference characters from past Twisted Metal games (except TM3 and 4 of course….) though.
2) Please follow the following format when replying to this post.

Choose from the following 2 thoughts.

a) Keep it as it is.
b) I’d like for this to change.

Vehicle’s given name – Thoughts choice – Short description

Ex. Death Warrant – b) I’d like for this to change – I feel like a name the describes the sporty aspect of the vehicle would be nice.

Thank you for taking time to read the rules. Now let your voices be heard!
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Re: Feedback Thread : Character names from E3 build
Reply #1 - 06/17/10 at 06:48:40
 
They all sound fine to me except Meat Wagon. You have a picture of it?
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Reply #2 - 06/17/10 at 07:18:59
 
Now these are the car names and not the actual character names right?

Death Warrant - Keep as is. Not crazy about it but it will suffice. I could go either way though honestly.

Roadboat - I'd like for this to change. This is just an awful name for anything. I imagine anything would be better.

Talon - Keep as is. Though, I don't really see any features that remind me of a bird or talon aside from the fact that it flies. Its not what I think of when I look at it, but its not a bad name either.

MeatWagon - I'd like for this to change. I could go either way though.

Vermin - Keep as is. Seems to fit the car and I think it sounds cool honestly.

Junkyard Dog - Keep as is.

Reaper - Keep as is. The only problem I see though is that most will associate Reaper with Grimm and if Grimm isn't the driver then a puny motorcycle itself doesn't scream the name Reaper. Unless of course, Grimm drives this in the single player, then I don't have a problem associating it with him.
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Reply #3 - 06/17/10 at 07:28:24
 
Roadboat) seriously not diggin this name , beside the fact that it sounds funny, it seems to point more to the car than the character.  Sad

Meat Wagon)i have the same problem with meat wagon although the name itself is cool.

Talon) name seems a little basic but thats just a first impression.  Undecided

Death Warrent) is gonna be my new car of choice, i can see this already, name is awesome, car is awesome, paint is cool. This is my TM2 Roadkill. THANK YOU  Grin






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Reply #4 - 06/17/10 at 07:32:43
 
From the looks of this, it doesn't even sound close to what these vehicles could really be called.

And I always keep calling Roadboat Roadhide for some reason.
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Re: Feedback Thread : Character names from E3 build
Reply #5 - 06/17/10 at 07:33:49
 
PjRoadkill wrote on 06/17/10 at 06:42:34:
TMA’ers,

As per Dave Jaffe’s request, let us pool together and discuss our thoughts on the names of the characters that were available on the E3 playtest build. Here’s a refresher list for everyone’s convenience.

(SPECIAL REQUEST : I don’t have pics of these characters so if someone could kindly attach them to this thread, I would greatly appreciate it.  Smiley)

o       Death Warrant – Junk type sports car with Ford Mustang type design.

o      Roadboat – Bulky junk car that resembles a cross between Thumper, Yellow Jacket and Roadkill.

o      Talon – Helicopter.

o      MeatWagon – Ambulance+Wagon combined.

o      Vermin – Exterminator van. It’s the Yellow Van that occasionally appeared in the E3 reveal video.

o      JunkYard Dog – Tow Truck.

o      Reaper – The motorcycle.

RULES:
1) Do not suggest YOUR OWN names for the vehicles. Feel free to reference characters from past Twisted Metal games (except TM3 and 4 of course….) though.
2) Please follow the following format when replying to this post.

Choose from the following 2 thoughts.

a) Keep it as it is.
b) I’d like for this to change.

Vehicle’s given name – Thoughts choice – Short description

Ex. Death Warrant – b) I’d like for this to change – I feel like a name the describes the sporty aspect of the vehicle would be nice.

Thank you for taking time to read the rules. Now let your voices be heard!



Death Warrent - I also would liek to see it changed to something more sporty, to fit the car's looks.

Roadboat - I'd love to see it renamed Roadkill.

Talon - Keep the name.  It fits the helicopter

Meat Wagon - I love to see it changed.  The Special Weapon almost reminds me of one certain fanfic, but since we're not allowed to mention new names..

Vermin. Keep the name.  It is a perfect fit for the vehicle, which is a rat extermination transport.

Junkyard Dog - Definatly keep it.  It's good to see a vehicle from Twisted Metal:  Black return.

Reaper - I like to see the name changed to Mr. Grimm.  I bet Reaper is a tentative name.
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Re: Feedback Thread : Character names from E3 build
Reply #6 - 06/17/10 at 07:34:00
 
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Death Warrant
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A) Keep it as it is.
- I do like the name, it just seems so fitting and badass. Sounds like a driver looking to chase and kill, obviously have to be fast to do that. A good (possibly a new classic?)Twisted Metal character name.

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Roadboat
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B) I'd like for this to change.
- While I do like the vehicle design, I think it should be given a better name that doesn't have anything to do with boat unless it can "drive" in water then it'd be alright I guess. Something to compliment the bulky, gritty look of the vehicle. Perhaps Roadkill or is it intended to be a new vehicle/character?

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Talon
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A) Keep it as it is.
- The name makes sense. Predator birds usually have talons and the fact that it is an aerial vehicle so I'm fine with it.

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MeatWagon
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A) Keep it as it is.
- I think it's a great name. Meat=bodies to launch and blow up at enemies - hauled around in a wagon. Homage to Rogue Trip?

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Vermin
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A) Keep it as it is.
- I have mixed feelings on this one. I'm leaning more toward (A). The reason I'm a bit tentative on this one is because the name could be more creative while still pertaining to the key words "Exterminator" and "Vermins." I would like the ESP guys to try and come up with a better name. If not, then I'll be cool with Vermin then. Also, another homage to Rogue Trip?

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Junkyard Dog
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A) Keep it as it is.
- It's a no brainer that I'd want the name to stay. One of the classic TM names. Keep it.

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Reaper
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B) I'd like for this to change.
- When I think of a motorcycle from Twisted Metal, I usually associate the name Mr. Grimm with the vehicle. I'm pretty sure this is just the early stages and it'll change later on.

Well that's the thoughts I have for Mr. Jaffe and the ESP team. Hope I helped a bit.
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Re: Feedback Thread : Character names from E3 build
Reply #7 - 06/17/10 at 07:48:43
 
Thank you for the quick reply guys! A kind reminder to stick to the format I created to make it easier to gather feedback. Thankz!
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Reply #8 - 06/17/10 at 07:49:25
 
Death Warrant – Keep it as it is. Pretty cool name, but I feel like if there's already a name in the TM series that fits the bill, why not use it? If they don't want to go that route though, I'm cool with this one.

Roadboat – I'd like for this to change. Not a fan of this one. I'm not sure how best to articulate it but it doesn't sound menacing or twisted, it's just bland.

Talon – Keep it as it is. I'm cool with this. Airplanes and heilcopters always seem to use the name of raptors in real life, so it's cool to see this follow suit but be unique at the same time.

MeatWagon – Keep it as it is. I like this, another RT reference, and pretty appropriate considering how the bodies are being treated.

Vermin – I'd like for this to change. A little generic, but it gets the point across I guess. A little bland so I'd be interested to see if they can come up with something a little more creative but this is a fine fallback name.

JunkYard Dog – Keep it as it is. Hell yes

Reaper – Keep it as it is. This works for me. You can't really call a VEHICLE "mister", as that's the name for a character. This is just the name for what he rides, and you definitely want to keep that association and this does that.
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Re: Feedback Thread : Character names from E3 build
Reply #9 - 06/17/10 at 08:11:17
 
Vermin) keep it as is

Reaper) keep it as is

Junkyard Dog) keep it as is
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Reply #10 - 06/17/10 at 09:01:08
 
- Death Warrant - a) keep it - bad ass name for a bad ass car in a bad ass game

- Roadboat - b) change it - the special Xizor mentioned earlier sounds like a fan from an airboat, so the name makes sense. still a clunky name tho, would make miles more sense if it was Roadkill

- Talon - a) keep it - it makes perfect sense to me

- Meat Wagon - a) keep it - it fits the car, and the RT reference is priceless

- Vermin - b) change it - like Night said, its a good fallback name if nothing else comes up. I'm sure ESP can pull another better name tho

- Junkyard Dog - a) keep it - no question about it. it was the perfect name for a wrecker in Black, and it works just as good now

- Reaper - a) keep it - still feels like a reference to Mr. Grimm, which I'm sure will be the case come gametime. I mean, c'mon.. who else can ride a black chopper into a battlefield without fear? thank you and good night
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Re: Feedback Thread : Character names from E3 build
Reply #11 - 06/17/10 at 09:20:22
 
I agree with the Roadboat name change to RoadKill.

Loving the double homage to Rogue Trip Meat Wagon and Ozone with TM MeatWagon.

Also like the name Vermin- makes perfect sense and another RT nod.

I'm one of the ppl who's happy to see a chopper in there.
Will create some great diverse gameplay.

So everything else is fine with me.


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About Vermin, could be worse. Could be called Goggle Eyes! lol
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Reply #12 - 06/17/10 at 12:29:31
 
Question...

These character names are specifically for MP right and customizable?

Will SP have our favorites come back?

Just need clarification.
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Reply #13 - 06/17/10 at 13:37:27
 
• Death Warrant:
A - Keep it as it is:
I also like the name Bounty Hunter, makes me think of people that have warrants out on their heads and you're there to do the job.  

• Roadboat:
B - I'd like for this to change:
If this is supposed to refer to the car being as large as a boat like the old 50's and 60's sedans that were massive, why not use Land Yacht . No that's just as bad, I'm with everyone else, call it Roadkill

• Talon:
A - Keep it as it is:
Name makes sense. Torn on whether or not I like the heli idea all together but...

• MeatWagon:
A - Keep it as it is:
Great name, fits the ambulance perfectly. Also like Defibrillator or Cardiac (kinda sounds like Cadillac and the vehicle type looks like a vintage cadi hearse)

• Vermin:
A - Keep it as it is:
I think it fits the vehicle perfectly. If it does change I hope it stays something like Exterminator, Trapper or something along those lines. I'm sure the creative teams know that there are referenced to RT in here so there's no point relaying that.

• Junkyard Dog:
A - Keep it as it is:
I say keep it for single player, but if all the names are changing for multi, why keep only one the same.  Change it to Towhook or ScrapHaul

• Reaper:
B - I'd like for this to change:
I'm with everyone else on this one, I don't think that the name for a motorcycle all characters can use should be a reference to the Man, the Myth the Legend Mr. Grimm.  If anything call the bike Demon, Fiend, Brute, Spirit, Beast, Savage, Feral
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Reply #14 - 06/17/10 at 13:52:58
 
One of the other guys here has a fanfic about an ambulance called Flatliner I think?

That just sounds so cool actually.

Though I still say stick with MeatWagon for little RT winks.

The only one to change I would say is Road Boat (it actually sounds like a placeholder). ROADKILL pls!

(unless RK is in there and he's a seperate car?)
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