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Offline Spud Nick

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Whats in a name
« on: January 11, 2014, 10:39:10 am »
Why are engineers in guns of Icarus called engineers and not mechanics?

Offline Serenum

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Re: Whats in a name
« Reply #1 on: January 11, 2014, 10:46:09 am »
That is... a really good question!  :o

Offline Dresdom

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Re: Whats in a name
« Reply #2 on: January 11, 2014, 11:06:45 am »
I think it's a kind of a steampunk convention. Steampunk heroes are not just mechanics, they create wonderful machines and make unbelievable repairs. Theyre engineers!

Offline Skrimskraw

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Re: Whats in a name
« Reply #3 on: January 11, 2014, 03:48:27 pm »
inventors create it

engineers understands it and can optimize it

mechanics repairs it

good question

Offline Letus

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Re: Whats in a name
« Reply #4 on: January 12, 2014, 05:24:47 pm »


engineers understands it and can optimize it



good question

With that...wouldn't you have to understand it well enough to repair it in rapid time, let alone buff it to it's fullest abilities all while being shot at with nothing but air between you and death?

Offline Oliver Colt

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Re: Whats in a name
« Reply #5 on: January 12, 2014, 07:48:28 pm »
inventors create it

engineers understands it and can optimize it

mechanics repairs it

good question

I think an engineer can easily do those 3 tasks. Trust me, I'm an engineer.

No but at least how I see it, "inventor" is a side title kinda thing, you can be an engineer who creates things, so you're also an inventor. You can even be a mechanic who is also an inventor, or a cashier and inventor I don't know.

A "mechanic" I guess is more of the profession of fixing broken things people bring to you. The in-game engineer on the other hand can fix, play firefighter, rebuild and fire guns or piloting the ship if needed. My point is that this guys seriously know their shi- and multitask their way to death like a boss so that's why they aren't called mechanics...

... I think.

Offline Skrimskraw

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Re: Whats in a name
« Reply #6 on: January 12, 2014, 07:52:32 pm »
yea an engineer usually would have the mechanic training, inventor isnt an education, its just the person who created it.

Offline The Sky Wolf

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Re: Whats in a name
« Reply #7 on: January 17, 2014, 11:01:39 pm »
When you dock your ship then you have mechanics look at it so your engineers can go have a beer

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Re: Whats in a name
« Reply #8 on: January 18, 2014, 01:30:33 am »
When you dock your ship then you have mechanics look at it so your engineers can go have a beer
Yep yep yep that's the solution for me everyone! Problem solved now nothing to see here :P.

Offline Chmielewski

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Re: Whats in a name
« Reply #9 on: January 18, 2014, 05:53:27 am »
It just sounds way too cooler!

Seriously, engineer is a better graduated mechanic ;)