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Should "Free For All" be changed to "Death Match"?

Yes, certainly! "FFA" is stupid name.
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Well... ok. I suppose it would make more sense.
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It's ok as it is. I don't really see any need to change it.
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No way! "Death" is a horrible word!
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Should "FreeForAll" change to "DeathMatch&quo

Post by CannonBallGuy » Tue Apr 11, 2006 6:29 pm

Anyone that ever played any other game will have thought to themselves that FFA is just a Death Match.
It's not Free For All really, because unless you are a rogue, you're on a team. Team Free For All would be more suited, but Death Match is even better.


This topic is a chance for you to have your say.
Of course, if you think that "death" is a terrible word to use in this game, please (accept my apology for using it here, and) tell us so in a reply.
Though, if you think "death" is such a bad word, the whole game might have to be changed so that it doesn't say you were "killed" by someone, or that you "shot" someone else, etc.


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Post by L4m3r » Tue Apr 11, 2006 6:36 pm

I think "Combat" would be a better name than deathmatch... but deathmatch would be better than FFA at least. FFA is a very genric term that should be applied to all game modes:

team CTF (normal) vs FFA-CTF (aka HTF)
FFA rabbit (the way it is now) vs team rabbit (nonexistant)
team combat vs FFA combat (all rogue)

you get the idea.

EDIT: see also: http://my.bzflag.org/bb/viewtopic.php?t=1782
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Post by H0ley » Tue Apr 11, 2006 6:57 pm

I agree with L4m3r. "Combat" sounds a lot more warfare/tank-ish and cooler. Remember that "BZFlag Violence?" thread? Yea. There you go.
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Post by Teppic » Tue Apr 11, 2006 7:37 pm

The problem with 'Death Match' is that it implies a single match. Free Battle may be a better description.

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Post by Green Manalishi » Tue Apr 11, 2006 7:49 pm

death is a great word. how about 'death for all'?

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Post by Sir Lance-A-Lot » Tue Apr 11, 2006 8:05 pm

That portion of the game has come to be known by FFA.
It has stayed that way for as long as I can remember, and It's worked great so far. Why change now?
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Post by CannonBallGuy » Tue Apr 11, 2006 8:07 pm

Some good suggestions here, and Teppic made a nice point.
"Free Battle" however, implies the same as FFA - no teams.
Which is why I have created the poll in the first place.

As for "Combat" - we are in "combat" anytime we play bzflag, whatever game type - right? :/
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Post by L4m3r » Tue Apr 11, 2006 8:38 pm

Yes, but FFA is also the most general, basic form of the game. ;)

Other games have done it, too. IIRC Perfect Dark called it "combat".
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Post by Theme97 » Tue Apr 11, 2006 8:58 pm

L4m3r wrote:IIRC Perfect Dark called it "combat".
I have Perfect Dark 64, it is indeed called "combat".
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Post by JeffM » Tue Apr 11, 2006 9:42 pm

Sir Lance-A-Lot
because it's realy "team FFA", and I"m adding a FFA mode that is teamless, where color is just used for personal prefrence.

in the 2.1.x version old FFA is now "team free-for-all" and there is a new "Open Free-for-All" mode ( -offa )

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Post by Teppic » Tue Apr 11, 2006 9:44 pm

Motion to call 'Open Free-for-All' 'Anarchy' and 'Team Free-for-All' 'Almost Anarchy'

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Post by Spazzy McGee » Tue Apr 11, 2006 10:07 pm

here, here, teppic. or mayhem, that a cool word.
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