Meh cant say I like/dislike this particular change but I'm not liking the way they are heading in making all 4 races the same.
Was hoping for an amarr nerf (5 years after begging for amarr buff) leaves disappointed.
Sent by the Devil using possession!
You may be a king or a little street sweeper, but sooner or later you will dance with the reaper!
much cheaper than a MAPC anyway.
Contract stuff to Seraphina Amaranth.
"You give me the awful impression - I hate to have to say - of someone who hasn't read any of the arguments against your position. Ever."
Directly contradictory module names.
Medium Pulses are Small Lasers.
Blah Blah Repeating Artillery is an Autocannon.
Change these small issues via equally characterful renaming, and we have a winner.
I also tend to like consistency through size ranges as well (a Model is Meta X regardless if small, medium or large).
But generic universal module naming is taking a good idea too far.
The problem becomes when they start dumbing down the game.
I welcome the basic effort of removing/fixing contradicting infos and naming inconsistencies. If descriptors convey false info (e.g "scout" for different meta-levels on different guns, "medium" for small guns or "artillery" on ACs), they're bad and it's not dumbing down to correct this, but fixing info-inconsistencies. However, what I'm not happy with is and what is actually dumbing down for no real reason is, making fixed descriptors for everything across the board (this "prototype", "experimental" and so on). As long as descriptors are consistent for a line of items (e.g. all meta 3 lasers are "modal", all meta 4 projectiles "scout" and so on) it's fine and adds to the individual flavour of the item-line while still retaining it's info value.
It's interesting that a game like WoW has item names that look like someone was throwing darts at a dictionary. They rarely make sense and the game does cater to the lowest common denominator. No one has ever complained about the item names as far as I know.
A game like EVE which is supposedly played by more demanding players and this is suddenly a big issue. Every item has a meta level indicator and that's been there for several years now. If it's so hard to remember the (weird at times) names of modules just click show info and viola.