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February 02, 2016, 09:47:42 PM
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[Suggestion] Obituary Cleanup
« on: February 02, 2016, 09:47:42 PM »
There are a few oddities among the obituaries in core. Here are a few changes I'd like to be considered to help with consistency, or just to add flavor.


This one particularly strikes me as last-second and arbitrary. Additionally, "Oil Flame" makes it sound like an entirely different weapon.
(Also, it shares an obituary with Flame Blast. Whether or not that was intentional, I can't say.)
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OB_OILSLIDER2 = "%o was ignited by %k's Oil Flame.";
into
OB_OILSLIDER2 = "%o went up in flames with %k's burning Oil Slider.";

I know the only way to trigger this obituary is by getting a kill with another weapon while this one is equipped, but still...
(Plus, if Time Stopper is ever made into an actual weapon, then this would be handy.)
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OB_TIMESTOPPER = "%o thought %h was Quick Man due to %k's Time Stopper.";
into
OB_TIMESTOPPER = "%o was flash-frozen by %k's Time Stopper.";

This one always stuck out to me as it used a plural form as opposed to a singular like every other weapon.
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OB_SEARCHSNAKE = "%o was caught by one of %k's Search Snakes.";
into
OB_SEARCHSNAKE = "%o was caught by %k's Search Snake.";

The v3 standardization caused this one to be the most awkward obituary in core. Also a similar case to Search Snake.
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OB_RINGBOOMERANG = "%o had rings ran around %h by %k's Ring Boomerangs.";
into
OB_RINGBOOMERANG = "%o was thrown for a loop by %k's Ring Boomerang.";

This is more for flavor than anything else.
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OB_GRAVITYHOLD = "%o was pressurized by %k's Gravity Hold.";
into
OB_GRAVITYHOLD = "%o was thrown into orbit by %k's Gravity Hold.";

Honestly, "saw stars by" doesn't really sound correct. Let's fix that.
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OB_STARCRASH = "%o saw stars by %k's Star Crash.";
into
OB_STARCRASH = "%o saw stars from %k's Star Crash.";

I find this one kind of weird. How do you even bounce someone out anyway?
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OB_MEGABALL = "%o was bounced out by %k's Mega Ball.";
into
OB_MEGABALL = "%o was hit in the face by %k's Mega Ball.";

I feel like this one doesn't carry quite enough weight. This is also more for flavor.
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OB_LIGHTNINGBOLT = "%o was conducted by %k's Lightning Bolt.";
into
OB_LIGHTNINGBOLT = "%o was overloaded by %k's Lightning Bolt.";

Being the underwater variant, this doesn't make much sense to me. Plus, there ought to be some more distinction between versions of the weapon.
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OB_WAVEBURNER2 = "%o was blasted away by %k's Wave Burner.";
into
OB_WAVEBURNER2 = "%o was boiled by %k's underwater Wave Burner.";

This weapon shares the obituary with Hyper Bomb. Let's fix that too.
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OB_BALLADECRACKER = "%o was blown up by %k's Ballade Cracker";
into
OB_BALLADECRACKER = "%o was disabled by %k's Ballade Cracker";


If anyone else wants to see something changed, then by all means, go ahead and chime in.

February 02, 2016, 11:20:09 PM
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Re: [Suggestion] Obituary Cleanup
« Reply #1 on: February 02, 2016, 11:20:09 PM »
inb4 smashbroplusb on star crash
Ballade Cracker actually sits in a weird spot due to the boss' weapon and an oversight with the obituary standardization. Currently it's "Player X was blown apart by Player Y's Ballade Cracker."

Just thought I'd point that out.

February 02, 2016, 11:31:06 PM
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Re: [Suggestion] Obituary Cleanup
« Reply #2 on: February 02, 2016, 11:31:06 PM »
In that case, I suppose it's purely a matter of preference. I figure it would be better to have weapon obituaries as distinct as possible, but I digress.

February 03, 2016, 06:02:14 AM
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Re: [Suggestion] Obituary Cleanup
« Reply #3 on: February 03, 2016, 06:02:14 AM »
Funfact: Wave Burner's underwater obit is a nod to the fact that Burner Man's beta name was Blast Man. Which is why we used blast.

April 04, 2016, 10:02:22 AM
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Re: [Suggestion] Obituary Cleanup
« Reply #4 on: April 04, 2016, 10:02:22 AM »
Applied, moved to closed.