Attn RP fans: Naming the Primitive Tribe.

Discussion in 'Fallout General Modding' started by Dravean, Mar 21, 2012.

The majority has chosen Umbra and its variations. Time to narrow it down further!

  1. Umbra Valley

  2. Umbra Shore

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  3. Umbra Tribe

    0 vote(s)
  4. Umbra

    0 vote(s)
  1. Silencer

    Silencer Night Watchman Staff Member Admin

    Nov 7, 2003
    "Umbra" sounds more "tribaly" and more obscure. The demonym could be "Umbrai". Will sound like an invention to the less literate crowd, and I do appreciate the hidden depth.

    Although I do second "Ursa Tribe" as well for obvious reasons.

    PM me if you need a poll, although Dravean should be able to create one on his own as the thread starter.
  2. Aeschylus

    Aeschylus First time out of the vault

    Mar 11, 2012
    Sam Crowe?
  3. badhabit

    badhabit First time out of the vault

    Aug 8, 2012
    according to Killap in this thread: I'm mostly staying out of this for the players to make the final choice. It's all about the players, right? *troll face*

    I vote for Bear Spirit Tribe! :)
  4. Dravean

    Dravean Where'd That 6th Toe Come From?

    Mar 6, 2005
    I've never made a poll before. I just tried to edit my initial post, but I didn't see an option for a poll.
  5. Billards

    Billards First time out of the vault

    Sep 6, 2012
    Wow, this topic got bumped outta nowhere, but it seems like I might as well cross-post what I said in the RP thread:

    "I figure there's no harm in throwing my hat in the ring if the revamp does go ahead.

    I was thinking perhaps 'The Humbled'? It goes along with the theme of the tribe being deferential to their spirits, but more to the point, their actual location is roughly similar to the real-life Humboldt Bay, of which the phonetic pronunciation is, you guessed it, 'Humbled'. Fallout 2 references a tonne of real-world locations, and I thought it might be a nice touch. "
  6. badhabit

    badhabit First time out of the vault

    Aug 8, 2012
    The Humbled Bear? Some background story could be created around too ...

    And also, it would give credit to our glorious bear Killap. Who now (most probably the final release) really should receive some symbol of appreciation by the community! As he is himself to modest to put himself in his work, this is now up to us, the community! 7 years of work, damn! :)
    (Sidenote, I do not want to belittle the work of all the many contributors to the RP, this is and was a team project from the very beginning. The Bear acted as team coach, focussed the various ideas to a uniting vision, forged out of rough contributions a project and then stable releases, accepted now by the community as almost official version of Fallout 2. So every contributor should see this as a proposal for an award for the complete team, the team "Bear dude"!)
  7. killap

    killap Bear Dude Moderator Modder

    May 16, 2005
    After hitting the edit button do you not see the option at the bottom of the page to create a poll?

    If not, just give me the names and I can create it.
  8. badhabit

    badhabit First time out of the vault

    Aug 8, 2012
    As no one stepped up, I did. Selected the proposals for which a additional supporter is existing. (counter chronological)

    The Humbled
    Ursumbra/Ursa Tribe
    Bear Spirit Tribe
    Salty Waters
    Spirit Walkers
    Prosper Ridge
    Primitive Tribe (Keep it!)
  9. killap

    killap Bear Dude Moderator Modder

    May 16, 2005
    And a poll is up. Vote away!
  10. Ardent

    Ardent A Smooth-Skin

    Jul 24, 2009
    I voted for Umbra or its variations. The tribe can be called Bonespeakers or whatever, but Umbra sounds like the best name for the place itself IMO.
  11. Ohaimerk

    Ohaimerk modoc, den, grave Orderite

    Mar 30, 2009
    No Prosper Ridge? :(
  12. killap

    killap Bear Dude Moderator Modder

    May 16, 2005
    Well that area isn't really a ridge. It does have a nice sound to it though. It also reminds me of the infamous Prosper, which may be good or bad.

    But really, having a ton of names in the poll would make it harder to come to a good conclusion.
  13. Richwizard

    Richwizard So Old I'm Losing Radiation Signs

    Jan 18, 2010
    The name should be more for the location and not necessarily for the people themselves. A tribe can encompass several villages, each having a different name. The game only needs a name for the one village.
  14. teukros

    teukros It Wandered In From the Wastes

    Sep 5, 2010
    I vote for the Ursa Tribe! :ok:
  15. tomekp

    tomekp First time out of the vault

    Sep 27, 2012
    I think the best name would be Tuluwat

    There is also a Restoration Project (Environment) with the same name :) I think the name sounds good, have enough entangled story and is associated with exact location of Primitive Tribe. an Environmental Restoration Project_0.pdf

    One more thing about Wiyot Tribe, following (it is not said that it is about Wiyot, but we can guess):
  16. valcik

    valcik So Old I'm Losing Radiation Signs

    Dec 20, 2008
    Yup, I've found an interesting map recently, there is the Wiyot tribe marked too. Perhaps the picture does not look much scientific, but anyway, just for curiosity:


    Still I'm not sure if such a correct historical name is fitting, because Fallout 2 is set around year 2240. There are barely any traces of previous history in a post-apocalyptic world, I guess.
  17. gothdeus

    gothdeus First time out of the vault

    Jun 26, 2007
  18. badhabit

    badhabit First time out of the vault

    Aug 8, 2012
    beside, is there a fixed end time for this poll? (Maybe it should, to push the people a little bit)

    Also, someone should push the info about this poll on the NMA front news page.
  19. killap

    killap Bear Dude Moderator Modder

    May 16, 2005
    You guys just wanted to flick me off with this poll, didn't you? ;)

    The poll will keep running for at least another week. Also I'm not entirely certain this is front page news worthy, but do tell your friends to come vote. 8-)
  20. Dravean

    Dravean Where'd That 6th Toe Come From?

    Mar 6, 2005
    It seems we have a pretty clear winner. Now it's simply a matter of which version of Umbra we go with:

    1. Umbra
    2. Umbra Valley
    3. Umbra Shore
    4. Umbra Tribe