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let's stop calling them "things"

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When I am mapping or scripting, I call them Things.

 

When I am writing DECORATE, I call them Actors.

 

When I am in game and playing, I call them monsters or decorations.

 

I don't see what is wrong with calling them Things in the mapping context.

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I always called them things due to learning level design from DoomCad and never thought it was weird... just figured that was the universal doom blanket term. ;)

 

5 hours ago, boris said:

The entity formerly known as thing.

 

First Pluto, then Prince, now this....

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I like "Thing", I think it's cute. The modern accepted term would be "Object" (or if you wanna get really technical, "Instance of a Class" but that sucks).

 

As a Unity user to me it's a "GameObject", Game Maker users think of it as an "Actor", Fusion users would say "Active Object". I don't know why you need this information. I'm just a nerd.

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I've always called them "Thing Types".

Geez.. why is everyone so freaking lazy.. you'v all just been calling them "Things", no wonder it's so misleading.. :P

 

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In the Starcraft editor terrain objects like stones, ramps and doors are called doodads.

 

So yeah I put forth the doodad motion.

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6 hours ago, Mk7_Centipede said:

Just make sure your roommates can tell the difference between thing 1 and thing 2.

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SomeTHING wrong?   We can say anyTHING we want!   Some like big THINGS they can not lie!   Shake hands with THING.

 

Having edited Doom on and off since 95 or 96, they will always be THINGS to me in Doom.   DeHackEd calls them things.   The entry in map wad is called Things and all map editors call them so.   And also mentioned, they're called Things in the source code.

 

If we're talking about decorate lump or the same type of code in a source port's .pk3, only then I'll call them Actors.

 

If it's a text-based Multi User Dungeon (M.U.D.) then they're Mobiles, though I haven't touched a MUD in I don't know how many years, though it's interesting to read the data that makes them up or some old content I copied and pasted into text files.   At least some God Wars MUD had a Doom area, though it didn't fit with the rest of the medieval fantasy type stuff.

 

If it's a specific type of enemies in Zelda, then they're Moblins.

<[450] [3350H 1715M 2850V]> shadowplane


You fade back into the real world.
The center of the arena
You have found the biggest, baddest space marine
of them all.  He is standing here upon a pile of
corpses, and is smirking at you the moment you
enter the room.  He looks like he is happy to see
you.
(Invis) (Hide) (White Aura) The commander of the space marines stands here upon a pile of corpses.
The space marine commander leaps from his concealment.
The space marine commander slices you.

You pierce The space marine commander very hard.
Your skillful blow breaks 1 finger on The space marine commander's right hand.
The space marine commander winces in pain and a large chainsaw falls to the ground.

<[Fair] [2743H 1967M 2850V]> 
The space marine commander picks up a large chainsaw and examines it carefully.
The space marine commander exclaims 'Hey, this looks like a nifty weapon!'.
The space marine commander clutches a large chainsaw in his right hand.

<[Awful] [2693H 1987M 2850V]> 
The space marine commander parries your attack.
You pierce The space marine commander very hard.
Your skillful blow cuts off 1 finger from The space marine commander's right hand.
The space marine commander winces in pain and a large chainsaw falls to the ground.
The space marine commander parries your attack.
You thrust your weapon up under The space marine commander's jaw and through his head.
The space marine commander is DEAD!!
You receive 40692 experience points.
The corpse of The space marine commander contains:
     a suit of stunning red armor
     a gleaming red commando helmet

<[Awful] [1789H 134M 2825V]> c heal

You dodge The space marine commander's attack.
You dodge The space marine commander's attack.
You dodge The space marine commander's attack.
You dodge The space marine commander's attack.
You dodge The space marine commander's attack.
You dodge The space marine commander's attack.
Your chilling touch strikes The space marine commander lightly.
You ram your weapon through The space marine commander's body, pinning him to the ground.
The space marine commander is DEAD!!
You receive 25765 experience points.
The corpse of The space marine commander contains:
     a suit of stunning red armor
     a gleaming red commando helmet
     a large chainsaw

 

 

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