One of the discussions around the Alpha rules has been about the term Blaze Away as the name for that action. In the game this refers to the model firing at an area in order to Pin or Suppress the target rather than kill it.
I chose the term Blaze Away because it was different from the effect names (Pinned & Suppressed) and because I was familiar in its use in larger than-life-action movies and stories – both having the sort of atmosphere I wanted to evoke for the game). However, it turns out that not everyone is equally familiar with it and so I’ve put up a poll on the Mantic forums for you to pitch in and say what you think works best.
Of course, mechanically this won’t make a jot of difference. In the game it does the same thing regardless of what we call it.
My concern with several of the suggestions is one of the inevitable confusion. Blaze Away doesn’t sound like any other game status, action or effect, whereas both Cover and Suppress are going to cause extra work explaining stuff and make it harder to write clearly and without sounding like a dictionary. It happens every time you have similar terms in rules.
Anyway, please vote and post up if you’ve got other suggestions for terms.