Jump to content


Toggle shoutbox Squawkbox Open the Shoutbox in a popup

Please don't post Youtube videos in the chat box. The forums software auto embeds them. 

@  PlutoniumBoss : (19 January 2018 - 01:59 AM)

When that happens in Cocoa Beach there's always someone getting out their surfboard.

@  CORVUS : (19 January 2018 - 12:04 AM)

Damn!

@  Telly : (18 January 2018 - 10:29 PM)

holy hug

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (18 January 2018 - 06:27 PM)

Goddamn look what happened to the Dutch this week.

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (18 January 2018 - 06:27 PM)

https://twitter.com/dwnews/status/954066379610628097

@  Locoman : (18 January 2018 - 03:43 PM)

To be fair, you have to have a very high IQ to understand brick and mortar.

@  siccoyote : (18 January 2018 - 04:31 AM)

Who sings the first part of the GIJoe The Movie theme song? (Cobra) Sounds so familiar.

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (17 January 2018 - 10:46 PM)

Also true.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (17 January 2018 - 10:40 PM)

I hate brick and mortar stores around here.

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (17 January 2018 - 10:38 PM)

But I like the feel of the brick and mortar search a bit more. And I can see inside packages at brick and mortar. True, Amazon has a good return policy, but I like buying once and settling.

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (17 January 2018 - 10:37 PM)

I suppose I could save more if I bought more often from Amazon.

@  wonko the sane? : (17 January 2018 - 10:36 PM)

Closest I got to "free" was 30% off warpath, which just about lined him up to the canadian price had he ever shown up around me. The pile of loot saved me a pile, but it was still pricy.

@  Shrug : (17 January 2018 - 09:34 PM)

Yeah, I purposefully waited on them because I knew they'd be perfect "add onto orders to get free shipping" fodder. Already gotten two that way. Technically "free" and I barely had to wait.

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (17 January 2018 - 09:21 PM)

That's how I feel about Prime Masters. Getting back into collecting last year taught me to be patient, which grants rewards most of the time.

@  Shrug : (17 January 2018 - 09:18 PM)

I want Starscream so hard after seeing him in person, but since he's the one being left behind by every other collector in my area, I feel like I can wait for a sale.

@  wonko the sane? : (17 January 2018 - 09:09 PM)

I mean: I maybe woulda jumped on starscream if I found a sale or something, but it wasn't a priority.

@  wonko the sane? : (17 January 2018 - 09:08 PM)

I only wanted the dinobots (cause... volcanicus.) but got saddled with three I didn't want due to the bundling. I'd still be waiting to order if I had waited on individual figures.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (17 January 2018 - 08:27 PM)

Ahh.. I just ordered the whole case cause I wanted too. :)

@  wonko the sane? : (17 January 2018 - 06:49 PM)

Mostly PotP dinobots. Plus some stuff I couldn't opt out of to get those dinobots. And CW warpath... cause he was on sale.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (17 January 2018 - 04:54 PM)

What ya getting?

@  wonko the sane? : (17 January 2018 - 04:38 PM)

Yay! My package from BBTS is in canada! I might even get it this week!

@  Benbot : (17 January 2018 - 02:04 PM)

I need a laptop more than a new desktop

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (17 January 2018 - 01:18 PM)

Buying a pre-built computer you should be okay.. It's just the individual parts that jumped huge in price.

@  Paladin : (17 January 2018 - 01:14 PM)

well all the idiots who invested in "bitcoin" will be selling theirs en masse to make ends meet so you might be able to find something cheap if you watch auctions.

@  Benbot : (17 January 2018 - 12:59 PM)

Is now a good time to buy a computer? Or should I wait?

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (17 January 2018 - 12:01 PM)

I pointed out that I'm on disabilty.. I don't have to pretend to be an adult anymore. ;D

@  MEDdMI : (17 January 2018 - 11:25 AM)

Also Bayonetta 3.

@  TheMightyMol... : (17 January 2018 - 10:55 AM)

Nintendo also announced Dark Souls for the Switch, so those people should shut up.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (17 January 2018 - 10:51 AM)

Apparently people are freaking out that Nintendo announced something for kids and kids at heart. And people are absolutely freaking out about it.

@  TheMightyMol... : (17 January 2018 - 10:23 AM)

...what?

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (17 January 2018 - 10:16 AM)

Why is something for kids and "kids at heart" so bad? :(

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (16 January 2018 - 09:05 PM)

I vote kidnap Reggie.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (16 January 2018 - 07:20 PM)

Just post it on the net.. Or maybe kidnapp Reggie and make them do a Nintendo Direct about it. ;)

@  wonko the sane? : (16 January 2018 - 06:50 PM)

Rent a space and do a webcast?

@  TheMightyMol... : (16 January 2018 - 06:22 PM)

They could just do a panel at RI ComicCon or something.

@  abates : (16 January 2018 - 05:51 PM)

I wonder how they'll do the Hall of Fame this year without a convention to hold the award ceremony at.

@  B-Fox : (16 January 2018 - 01:33 PM)

metalhawk

@  Shrug : (16 January 2018 - 01:21 PM)

I love RotF Mixmaster, if that means anything.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (16 January 2018 - 12:42 PM)

Ehh.. when they get to complicated.. it gets annoying. PotP Optimus is decent. Rodimus pushes it just a little.

@  Locoman : (16 January 2018 - 12:32 PM)

Part of the appeal of Transformers for me has always been the mechanical puzzle angle, so I really enjoyed the ROTF/TF2010 line when that angle hit its zenith.

@  Locoman : (16 January 2018 - 12:31 PM)

I'm probably one of the few people who really enjoys complicated, fiddly transformations.

@  Steevy Maximus : (16 January 2018 - 12:14 PM)

Some were decent, but many suffered from that "collector mentality" where it just LOOKED good in both modes...but the engineering was complex merely for the sake of it.

@  Shrug : (16 January 2018 - 10:30 AM)

Huh. That's dissapointing. I had completely missed the Alternators and had just always assumed they were good based on how they looked in photos.

@  Pennpenn : (16 January 2018 - 03:34 AM)

I liked the Alternator Tracks mold. I think everyone agrees the Grimjack mold was just kinda shit even if you didn't care about it being Grimlock as a car.

@  Steevy Maximus : (15 January 2018 - 09:16 PM)

My local dept. store Shopko always seemed to get a few late run gems, like Blast Attack Optimus Primal and hard to find collection 2 Revenge of the Sith toys.

@  Steevy Maximus : (15 January 2018 - 09:15 PM)

Still wish I had snagged that extra Swerve I saw on clearance at Shopko, though

@  RichardT1977 : (15 January 2018 - 08:50 PM)

Smokescreen was the only Alternator I ever got.

@  Telly : (15 January 2018 - 07:24 PM)

i sold all my alternators last year

@  TheMightyMol... : (15 January 2018 - 05:27 PM)

Hound isn't bad, and, uh........

@  Paladin : (15 January 2018 - 05:23 PM)

there's only like 3 Alternator molds at most that still hold up...


Photo

Omega Guardians Satellite HQ


This topic has been archived. This means that you cannot reply to this topic.
38 replies to this topic

Poll: Naming is hard!

What should it be called?

You cannot see the results of the poll until you have voted. Please login and cast your vote to see the results of this poll.
Vote Guests cannot vote

#1 Ursa Magnus

Ursa Magnus

    Yoinks!!

  • Retired Staff
  • 9240 posts

Posted 06 November 2010 - 11:15 PM

So, this evening, I got to thinking: we have some art of the team transports (the Mark 1 and 2 OmegaJets), but we have yet to have any indication of what the satellite itself looks like.

I wanted to put it out there for discussion, and to see if anybody might be willing to have a go at it. I was going to get in touch with somebody, but decided that I'd rather let the community itself see what we can come up with before I just sort of unilaterally had someone design and draw it.

So... thoughts? When you think of it at this moment, what do you see?

For myself, I kind of once again see an Omega incorporated into the design somehow. The satellite itself isn't bulky per se (like the pre-Crisis JLA HQ or DS9), but longer akin to the Watchtower.

Ideas from everyone else?

EDIT: Also, a name for it. "Omega Guardians Satellite" is too klunky. Something cool and flowing like "Watchtower", "Panopticon", or "Avalon" (a satellite HQ belonging to a friend's group) have nice flows to them.

Edited by Ursa Magnus, 10 November 2010 - 10:53 AM.


#2 SmokedToast

SmokedToast

    Just your friendly neighborhood Ally!

  • Citizen
  • 1806 posts

Posted 06 November 2010 - 11:21 PM

I could take a whack at it Ursa, I haven't done too much with scenery but this idea just seems too fun not to give it a try. icon-hotrod.gif COuld inspire a bit for the dead-enders crib as well. ;D
Look, look... I'm going to be honest with you. 99 percent of everything I say and create is a reference.

#3 Detour

Detour

    People.... What a bunch of bastards!

  • Supporter
  • 20087 posts

Posted 06 November 2010 - 11:37 PM

I vote Valhalla for the name. Solely because Norse mythology is badass.

You're far too young to be this bitter and angry at the world....

I'm reading that with Roy's voice. Heck, I read everything you post in a laconic Irish accent.

 


#4 Jetstream C-18

Jetstream C-18

    SPECK OF FEAR GROWS IN YOUR EYES

  • Citizen
  • 23976 posts

Posted 07 November 2010 - 12:58 AM

Olympus.

#5 Ursa Magnus

Ursa Magnus

    Yoinks!!

  • Retired Staff
  • 9240 posts

Posted 07 November 2010 - 09:47 AM

QUOTE(SpinOut! @ Nov 7 2010, 12:58 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Olympus.


I actually had thought of that as well, but then upon further reflection thought, "Our guys have placed themselves on Olympus? Wow. Pretentious much?" icon-fire.gif

QUOTE(Detour @ Nov 6 2010, 11:37 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I vote Valhalla for the name. Solely because Norse mythology is badass.


A good name, especially since it's the Hall of Heroes in Norse myth. But I'm afraid it's kind of got the same overtones as setting up our guys on a base called Olympus. I was hoping for something simpler, but Valhalla is certainly something to keep in mind.

#6 TriBlurr

TriBlurr

    The Purple Monkey

  • Citizen
  • 6084 posts

Posted 07 November 2010 - 02:11 PM

Call it........Omen

That can also be the name of the A.I. that runs the place.

Like so:


#7 SmokedToast

SmokedToast

    Just your friendly neighborhood Ally!

  • Citizen
  • 1806 posts

Posted 08 November 2010 - 03:19 AM

Rough basic shape for my idea, going to refine further but I was trying to go with what you mentioned about incorporating an Omega symbol into it ursa! There would be solar collector panelsall long the 'middle base' of the symbol, hence the left side drawing.
Finally a sign of artist block going away. X_X

Attached Thumbnails

  • OmegaSatelitte.jpg

Look, look... I'm going to be honest with you. 99 percent of everything I say and create is a reference.

#8 MrBlud

MrBlud

    Goes down smooth...

  • Staff
  • 50927 posts

Posted 08 November 2010 - 03:38 AM

How about Kalhalla? icon-fire.gif

card-strongarm.jpg


#9 Ursa Magnus

Ursa Magnus

    Yoinks!!

  • Retired Staff
  • 9240 posts

Posted 09 November 2010 - 12:02 AM

QUOTE(TriBlurr @ Nov 7 2010, 02:11 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Call it........Omen

That can also be the name of the A.I. that runs the place.


I'm not sure about naming the headquarters itself 'Omen', but I like the idea of naming the A.I. that maintains and coordinates the place that. icon-ironhide.gif


QUOTE(SmokedToast @ Nov 8 2010, 03:19 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Rough basic shape for my idea, going to refine further but I was trying to go with what you mentioned about incorporating an Omega symbol into it ursa! There would be solar collector panelsall long the 'middle base' of the symbol, hence the left side drawing.
Finally a sign of artist block going away. X_X


I think you're on the right track. Maybe watch the dip in the top arch of the omega shape though. We don't want it looking like an orbital version of a popular chain fast food joint. icon-arcee.gif

#10 Detour

Detour

    People.... What a bunch of bastards!

  • Supporter
  • 20087 posts

Posted 09 November 2010 - 12:25 AM

Well if we go for Omen the AI, I think we need to acronymize it.

Also, I submit this design for it:



As for Smokey's satellite design... it's on the right track, but it needs some tweaking. Right now the side view looks like the McDonald's Arch.

You're far too young to be this bitter and angry at the world....

I'm reading that with Roy's voice. Heck, I read everything you post in a laconic Irish accent.

 


#11 Ursa Magnus

Ursa Magnus

    Yoinks!!

  • Retired Staff
  • 9240 posts

Posted 09 November 2010 - 08:26 AM

QUOTE(Detour @ Nov 9 2010, 12:25 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Well if we go for Omen the AI, I think we need to acronymize it.



Agreed. But since it's TriBlurr's idea, final say of course belongs to him. I submit...

Omnipresent
Electronic
Neuropresence

Observational
Metatasking
Electronic
Neuropresence

Omnipresent
Multitasking
Electronic
Neuropresence

...as suggestions.

Edited by Ursa Magnus, 09 November 2010 - 08:27 AM.


#12 Quintesson #1

Quintesson #1

    "You'd think a Quintesson would be more efficient."

  • Citizen
  • 897 posts

Posted 09 November 2010 - 08:37 AM

"Guardians of Fortress Moon-Omega"

GFMO.




Praise the acronym. icon-arcee.gif



Just, because "Omega-Moon Fortress" Guardians may not always communicate well. But is equally awesome as an exclamation. icon-arcee.gif

"OMFG DO YOU READ ME!? COME IN OMFG!!" D:

Edited by Quintesson #1, 09 November 2010 - 08:40 AM.


#13 Dissever

Dissever

    WHOO WHOO Spring!

  • Validating
  • 4843 posts

Posted 09 November 2010 - 11:05 AM

+1 to Omen as the AI. I haven't taken the time to brainstorm yet for names of the satellite itself.
********************************* ->?<- *********************************
I DO ART (SOMETIMES!!) Transformers and dragons, oh my! http://heatherbeast.deviantart.com
********************************* ->?<- *********************************





#14 Detour

Detour

    People.... What a bunch of bastards!

  • Supporter
  • 20087 posts

Posted 09 November 2010 - 11:07 AM

I'd go with Observational Multitasking Electronic Neuropresence, if only because between Omnipresent and Neuropresence, there's redundance.

You're far too young to be this bitter and angry at the world....

I'm reading that with Roy's voice. Heck, I read everything you post in a laconic Irish accent.

 


#15 Dvandom

Dvandom

    Purveyor of Ponies. And Physics.

  • Supporter
  • 15865 posts

Posted 09 November 2010 - 01:12 PM

Doctor Dave is too genre-savvy to go to ANY satellite named after a place you go when you die. "Valhalla? I respectfully submit 'hug that' to that name. I know it'll get knocked out of orbit eventually, but why tempt fate?" icon-hotrod.gif

---Dave
DAVE'S WEBPAGES
-- www.eyrie.org/~dvandom/BW --
NEWS, REVIEWS and SIGHTINGS
-- www.dvandom.com --
ARTWORK and IMAGES

Pssst...if you
can't see my images,
try my deviantArt!

#16 Detour

Detour

    People.... What a bunch of bastards!

  • Supporter
  • 20087 posts

Posted 09 November 2010 - 01:14 PM

Well Valhalla is a place where norse warriors and gods prepare for Ragnarok.

Just like how the OGs would use it to prepare for Earthbound troubles.

You're far too young to be this bitter and angry at the world....

I'm reading that with Roy's voice. Heck, I read everything you post in a laconic Irish accent.

 


#17 Wing

Wing

    Puns will continue until morale improves.

  • Supporter
  • 17958 posts

Posted 09 November 2010 - 01:32 PM

What about calling the satellite "The Overseer"?

Or maybe I've been playing too much Fallout. icon-fire.gif

#18 Detour

Detour

    People.... What a bunch of bastards!

  • Supporter
  • 20087 posts

Posted 09 November 2010 - 01:46 PM

Sounds a little ominous.

You're far too young to be this bitter and angry at the world....

I'm reading that with Roy's voice. Heck, I read everything you post in a laconic Irish accent.

 


#19 Wing

Wing

    Puns will continue until morale improves.

  • Supporter
  • 17958 posts

Posted 09 November 2010 - 01:51 PM

A bit, yeah. And once again, probably something more suited to a chief AI.

Naming things is hard!

#20 Devcon

Devcon

    Notable, apparently

  • Retired Staff
  • 11544 posts

Posted 09 November 2010 - 03:52 PM

QUOTE(Detour @ Nov 9 2010, 11:07 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I'd go with Observational Multitasking Electronic Neuropresence, if only because between Omnipresent and Neuropresence, there's redundance.

+1

With many thanks to Alex Milne for the new Dragnet Avatar!