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Rating Names, post ideas here!
« on: June 08, 2015, 03:07:34 am »
What if you want to make a level pack and you can't come up with with creative rating idea?
maybe we can help come help and post your ideas
As suggested by Akseli here it is
Lix community pack ratings topic
« Last Edit: March 07, 2017, 10:52:52 pm by GigaLem »

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« Reply #1 on: June 08, 2015, 10:27:01 am »
Though still a long way off from completion, my own pack contains rating names that are somewhat associated with foxes (since I'm known as the Curious Kit nowadays), and happen to begin with C - that is:

Cute
Curious
Cunning
Chaos
Challenge

Chaos is a synonym for Mayhem and Havoc that I've wanted to use for ages, while Challenge contains Original and Oh No! levels with more limited toolsets or tighter requirements.

For the Original Lemmings, the rating names, at least the first three, seem to be adjectives based on the general feel of the levels (i.e. "That's Fun"... "Hmm... that's Tricky").  For Oh No! More Lemmings, the ratings are slightly based on the friendliness of animals in the eyes of humans (i.e. "A Tame Animal", "A Crazy Animal", "A Wild Animal") - of course, Wicked is stretching it, and Havoc just seems to be a synonym for Mayhem.

My suggestion would be to find a theme, no matter how random it might be, and come up with a list of adjectives that fit it and build from there.

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« Reply #2 on: June 13, 2015, 07:12:10 am »
Yeah, I see what you mean.
Mine were:
Gentle
Rough
Harsh
but I need a third or fourth one, as I kind of want to have four ratings.
Edit: fourth one is going to be severe.
« Last Edit: June 18, 2015, 01:16:07 pm by 607 »

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« Reply #3 on: June 15, 2015, 06:53:47 pm »
My idea for the hardest rating would be Maddening..

Or a "medical" series :
Benign
Sore
Feverish
Fatal

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« Reply #4 on: June 18, 2015, 01:15:26 am »
My idea for the hardest rating would be Maddening..

Or a "medical" series :
Benign
Sore
Feverish
Fatal

Critical?

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« Reply #5 on: June 18, 2015, 02:20:58 pm »
Yep...Critical could well replace Fatal :-)

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« Reply #6 on: September 14, 2015, 01:28:02 am »
Just thought of some others
Cruel

And some themed one i might use some day
for Valentines
Blush
Modest
Bashful
Pounding
Erratic

Money themed
Minimum Wage
Middle Class
Rolling in it
Filthy Rich
Millionaire

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« Reply #7 on: July 24, 2016, 07:02:07 pm »
Gonna make a mega list for anyone to use
Any idea you suggest will end up here

First Rank
Mellow
Pleasant
Benevolent
Blush
Minimum Wage
Benign
Gentle
Famine
Suicide
Innocent
Elementary
Nonchalant
Chill
Beginner

Second Rank
Modest
Stubborn
Middle Class
Sore
Rough
Ordinary
Curious
Stalwart
Sorrowful
Pestilence
Homicide
Fiesta
Light
Basic

Third Rank
Bashful
Rolling in it
Feverish
Harsh
Cunning
Nuts
War
Regicide
Unpleasant
Standard
Difficult

Fourth and Beyond
Malevolent
Pounding
Erratic
Filthy Rich
Millionaire
Fatal
Critical
Death
Hostile
Brutal
Fubar
Chaos
Challenge
Expert
Heavy
Oni
Glorious

Bonus Rank
Classic
Retro
Rejected
Director's Cut
Unused
Other
Extra Stage
Trash bin
Optional
Side Quest
For Fun

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Re: Rating Names, post ideas here!
« Reply #8 on: November 14, 2016, 07:29:17 pm »
If someone were to make a zombie-themed pack, I think Bubonic would be a great name for one of the last difficulties. (As in Bubonic Plague)
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« Reply #9 on: March 07, 2017, 10:58:11 am »
I have compiled a list of rating names that are already used in official Lemmings games and user made level packs in the Lix community pack ratings topic. GigaLem if you want, you could give a link there in the starter post of this topic or I could do it, too.

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« Reply #10 on: March 07, 2017, 01:54:11 pm »
Masquerade celebrations (from joyful to somber):

Carnival
Mardi Gras
Halloween
Xantolo

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« Reply #11 on: July 14, 2017, 11:38:36 pm »
I think sticking to a theme is a good idea, :) I see a lot of you guys are doing it anyway.

Earth
Mars
Venus
Mercury

I know it's a very unusual list. Earth is a place you can live on, Mars could be a place we could live on, Venus probably not. Mercury absolutely no no. :)

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« Reply #12 on: July 14, 2017, 11:42:16 pm »
I think sticking to a theme is a good idea, :) I see a lot of you guys are doing it anyway.

Earth
Mars
Venus
Mercury

I know it's a very unusual list. Earth is a place you can live on, Mars could be a place we could live on, Venus probably not. Mercury absolutely no no. :)
Why stop there
Jupiter
Sega Saturn
Neptune
Uranus
Pluto Relinquish

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« Reply #13 on: July 16, 2017, 04:10:55 am »
If I end up making a few levels I deem too hard for Casualemmings, I might compile them into an extra rank called 'Hyper'. Haven't seen that name in the suggestions so far.
Might as well take it all the way with a gradient: Calm -> Nervous -> Twitchy -> Hyper

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« Reply #14 on: August 22, 2017, 02:06:48 pm »
1. P-C
2. Mainstream
3. Offensive
4. Repulsive
5. Inhumane

If your pack has a lot of gamer-themes, you might wanna try:

1. LOL
2. ROFL
3. WTF
4. OMFG
5. FML
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and, optional:
6. TH;DP (too hard; didn't play)

:D

The ratings for my current pack are:

1. Harmless
2. Disturbing
3. Disgusting
4. Abhorrent
5. Demented
Ghost Lemmings - help us test a possible new NeoLemmix skill!
My packs so far:
Lemmings World Tour, my music-themed flagship pack, 320 levels - Let's Played by Colorful Arty
Paralems, a more flavour-driven one, 150 levels
Pit Lems, a more puzzly one, 100 levels - Let's Played by nin10doadict
Lemmicks, a pack for NeoLemmix 1.43 full of gimmicks, 170 levels

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« Reply #15 on: August 22, 2017, 05:30:27 pm »
1. LOL
2. ROFL
3. WTF
4. OMFG
5. FML
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and, optional:
6. TH;DP (too hard; didn't play)
This really made my day. :D

The ratings for my current pack are:

1. Harmless
2. Disturbing
3. Disgusting
4. Abhorrent
5. Demented
Those sound like horror themed level ratings to me. :P They are still great!

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« Reply #16 on: September 12, 2017, 06:56:56 pm »
Kiitos! :D Well, PARALEMS is a zombie-heavy pack, so I guess horror-themed is quite accurate...

I might indeed use these gamer-themed ranks in my Pit Lems pack. I'm just not sure whether all of these abbreviations are widely known enough.

For the other one based around gimmicks, I will create a different kind of ranking names that are not specifically "increasing in intensity" but rather indicative of the gimmick enabled on that specific rank (like "deluge" for rising water, "hasty" for frenzy etc.).
Ghost Lemmings - help us test a possible new NeoLemmix skill!
My packs so far:
Lemmings World Tour, my music-themed flagship pack, 320 levels - Let's Played by Colorful Arty
Paralems, a more flavour-driven one, 150 levels
Pit Lems, a more puzzly one, 100 levels - Let's Played by nin10doadict
Lemmicks, a pack for NeoLemmix 1.43 full of gimmicks, 170 levels

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« Reply #17 on: April 06, 2018, 10:21:24 pm »
I have many rank name ideas that I know I will never, ever use. So if anyone is thinking of making a pack but has no ideas for rank names, feel free to take one of these:

Not so Easy
Oh, so hard
Very Hard
Very, Very Hard

Seeking Fun
Seeking Trouble
Seeking Danger
Seeking Death

Warm up
Scuffle
Fight
Brawl
No-holds-barred-beatdown

Disheartening
Dangerous
Deadly
Demonic
Damned
My Youtube channel where I let's play games with family-friendly commentary:
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCiRPZ5j87ft_clSRLFCESQA

My levelpack: SubLems
For NeoLemmix: http://www.lemmingsforums.net/index.php?topic=2787.0
For SuperLemmini: http://www.lemmingsforums.net/index.php?topic=2704.0

Upcoming levelpack: ArtLems
Development Topic: http://www.lemmingsforums.net/index.php?topic=3166.0

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« Reply #18 on: June 28, 2018, 03:56:37 pm »
Any Dungeons & Dragons players here? I haven't been an active one for years, but it recently came to my mind that the size categories for creatures from D&D might make for a good rank hierarchy, referring to the dimensions of the challenge:

Tiny
Small
Medium
Large
Huge
Gargantuan
Colossal


If I ever do a follow-up to Lemmings World Tour - meaning: another music-themed pack - instead of popularity / how famous the songs are, I'd focus on the dynamics from soft to heavy. For example:

Quiet / Soothing
Groovy
Noisy
Loud
Deafening
Ghost Lemmings - help us test a possible new NeoLemmix skill!
My packs so far:
Lemmings World Tour, my music-themed flagship pack, 320 levels - Let's Played by Colorful Arty
Paralems, a more flavour-driven one, 150 levels
Pit Lems, a more puzzly one, 100 levels - Let's Played by nin10doadict
Lemmicks, a pack for NeoLemmix 1.43 full of gimmicks, 170 levels