Let's look at the current setup - we have:
- Pure Strain Humans
- Mutated Humans
- Sentient Animals
- Sentient Plants
Concerning Mutated Humans I'm constantly switching between Mutants and Mutated Humans. On one hand I would like to have them a more distinct feel (thus just Mutants, on the other hand I kind of like to imply the similarities between two of the six races, namely at least being basically human). Do you prefer one or the other or do you have a better suggestion?
Concerning Sentient Animals and Sentient Plants I'm not happy about both sharing sentient in their genotype name as that IMHO implies too many similarities - and I envision plants and animals as being quite different in culture and behaviour. I have been considering Uplifted Animals (but I'm not sure if I'm misusing any trademarked terms and I'm also not too sure I like it). So this also is not perfect. But I'm totally at a loss for an even better idea. Suggestions?
While this might seem like a minor point I strongly believe that such naming issues are important as names are an important messenger in conveying the basic nature of a game and the game environment. So I really want to get this right. I'm looking forward to input!