Yes there will be a language creation algo but I want at least a few
names in a list so we have a few that actually sound good... those will
be used for special chars later on, and the algo will be used for
> Hi! I've been a little quiet lately, but will hopefully get
> some more free time Real Soon Now. :)
> Wouldn't it be easier/better to have a script file, with a
> function for each race, which just returns a name? It isn't
> something that needs to be done every turn, or anything, so
> the overhead wouldn't kill everything, and that way, you
> could use various algorithms to generate the name when needed
> (there are already such thingies on the 'net around the
> place, we can either find an existing (open source) "elf name
> generator", or write our own, same for the others). If we
> just want to use a list (to exclusively use "standard" human
> names, for example), it isn't hard to write a function that
> just selects a random element from a list - at least, I
> assume it isn't hard in Lua; it is easy in every language I know.
> Also, keep in mind that all characters won't be male (or
> aren't we worrying about that yet?), and, for that matter,
> there may be races with totally different concepts, too...
> Maybe a race with three, or five, sexes (as well as the other
> possibility of only one sex - which is easier to imagine,
> since there are such creatures on Earth).