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Adam K

Name the Battles

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This is a quick thought, and I think it will make fighting and losing heroes a lot more fun, as well as serve to build upon the legends of your surviving bloodlines.

In X-COM, all missions were given operation titles. IE: Operation Endless Jester, Operation Swift Viper, etc.

Battles in MC should be given the same treatment. Think about Game of Thrones. The names of the battles make them sound all the more epic.

"Battle of the Bells."

"Battle of the Blackwater"

"The Doom"

It could be a randomly generated title that would be rather easy to code, and it would be an awesome addition.

Imagine looking through your bloodline of an ancient house, reading through the battles they'd won.

House Flesh Reaper. Lord Tywin fought at the Battle of Two Fields, slaying seven Cradles before falling to a Bulwark.

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I like it. It'll make it a little personal. But there are some issues; the same mission title coming up multiple times in the same run or another run having the same title but having NOTHING in common with the other, causing confusion.

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This makes sense, given that the chalice voices are constantly referring to old battles by name.

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Repetition would be easy enough to avoid. You write a simple code that compares the proposed combination of words against those already used. If X=Y then it randomizes again.

You could even have it so that, after a battle, you can rename it if you want. Maybe you'd want to name the battle after a fallen hero: (Custer's Last Stand)

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I don't want to give any false hope, but in the early test battles, the end of battle screens had named battles, although the battles seemed to be named by the location. This has very likely been on the agenda during production, and we can only wait and see whether it will be implemented in some interesting form. They have put a lot of effort into making each playthrough distinct, so if they're going to be naming, it will probably be something unique instead of generic, repeating monikers..

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