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Re: PCG Currency

Postby Commander McLane » Mon May 12, 2014 5:10 am

Oolite (whose in-game currency is named 'credits' as well) is using the symbol for the Brazilian Cruzeiro. It's a combined 'C' and 'r', and therefore fits perfectly for credits: ₢
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Re: PCG Currency

Postby 5anitybane » Mon May 12, 2014 7:41 am

I like credits (cr), I don't think too much time needs to be spent on the currency name. If its credits everyone will more than likely be fine with it, whereas if it were something like cx people would be questioning what it stood for. We need to remember all the non-forum players and people who only find out about the game at release, who won't know any lore or discussions in establishment of these constructs.

But that's just my two cents. Yes, I just said that. Ahem.
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Re: PCG Currency

Postby DWMagus » Mon May 12, 2014 10:31 am

Commander McLane wrote:Oolite (whose in-game currency is named 'credits' as well) is using the symbol for the Brazilian Cruzeiro. It's a combined 'C' and 'r', and therefore fits perfectly for credits: ₢


That is really awesome. That makes total sense.
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Re: PCG Currency

Postby Grumblesaur » Mon May 12, 2014 4:28 pm

I like the Cr ligature.
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Re: PCG Currency

Postby ThymineC » Mon May 12, 2014 4:31 pm

It's pretty cool but kinda d/dx.
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Re: PCG Currency

Postby Spenc12 » Mon May 12, 2014 4:51 pm

I think this should be optional, I actually like this idea, but I also want universal. Maybe it could be turned on or off, or the currencies would not very through factions, but have a huge gap in between to galaxies or something that have little contact, and have a currency difference between very far off systems.
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Re: PCG Currency

Postby Basmannen » Mon May 12, 2014 4:53 pm

ThymineC wrote:It's pretty cool but kinda d/dx.

Derived?
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Re: PCG Currency

Postby ThymineC » Mon May 12, 2014 4:55 pm

Basmannen wrote:
ThymineC wrote:It's pretty cool but kinda d/dx.

Derived?

Derivative. If we're proposing that Limit Theory, a science fiction space game that uses "credits" as its currency, chooses to use the same symbol for its currency as another science fiction space game that uses "credits" as its currency chooses to use to represent its currency. Otherwise pretty cool.
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Re: PCG Currency

Postby Talvieno » Mon May 12, 2014 6:27 pm

If that's the kind of thing they like, we could just make up our own symbol. :D
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Re: PCG Currency

Postby Hyperion » Mon May 12, 2014 6:44 pm

I personally think that some nice symbols to use would be the double dagger ‡ because it looks like ++ in the C++ the game is written in, the epsilon Ɛ because of its use in calculus limits, or just because I think they look really cool, and you never really see them, a sampi Image or Image
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Re: PCG Currency

Postby Talvieno » Mon May 12, 2014 6:52 pm

Whatever we use, it ought to be immediately obvious what it stands for... so I'm a bit against those ideas.
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Re: PCG Currency

Postby Hyperion » Mon May 12, 2014 7:09 pm

Talvieno wrote:Whatever we use, it ought to be immediately obvious what it stands for... so I'm a bit against those ideas.


Have you ever listened to a radio station in a language you don't speak? If you do, pay attention to the ads. You will find that the phone numbers become obvious. even if you don't know what number the sounds correspond to, you will know that they are obviously phone numbers. This is bacause almost all ads follow the same pattern when presenting basic information like a phone number or a website. So long as the symbol is used in the same way a $ or £ is used, than it will be pretty obvious that the symbol means units of money.
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Re: PCG Currency

Postby Talvieno » Mon May 12, 2014 7:12 pm

It ought to be obvious if I see the notation by itself, too. It might work that way with phone numbers, but if you hear just a digit by itself, you won't know that it's a number.

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Re: PCG Currency

Postby BFett » Wed Feb 10, 2016 3:25 am

I've been thinking of a good symbol for Limit Theory in game currency. Let me know what you guys think of these currency logos. Image Image
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Re: PCG Currency

Postby Black--Snow » Wed Feb 10, 2016 10:52 pm

BFett wrote:I've been thinking of a good symbol for Limit Theory in game currency. Let me know what you guys think of these currency logos. Image Image

I personally really like the second one.
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