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Re: Melinath's Descriptions: Drakes

Post by thespaceinvader » August 12th, 2009, 6:38 am

chaoticwanderer wrote:
Aethaeryn wrote:As discussed on IRC, I think renaming the Gladiator to Slasher, a name formally held by the other branch of the Clasher line, is not the best option. I don't think this solution would be ideal as old documentation, forum posts, etc., would lead to confusion. Besides, Slasher is more intuitive of a name for the Drake with a giant blade weapon.

I instead propose the Drake Thrasher. In my opinion, the connotation, denotation, and rhyme are great for the Enforcer's underling.
Or...why not even Drake smasher? Considering they do use a mace...
Shows how much attention you're paying to the revamp. The Enforcer and Slasher now use headbutts for their impact attack.
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Re: Melinath's Descriptions: Drakes

Post by Araja » August 12th, 2009, 4:06 pm

The Arbiter looks like a Pokemon :mrgreen:

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Re: Melinath's Descriptions: Drakes

Post by chaoticwanderer » August 12th, 2009, 4:45 pm

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chaoticwanderer wrote: Or...why not even Drake smasher? Considering they do use a mace...
Shows how much attention you're paying to the revamp. The Enforcer and Slasher now use headbutts for their impact attack.
Sorry. Must have have missed that. But regardless, I don't feel that slasher should be the new name for the gladiator. As Aethaeryn said, it might lead to confusion, and also, 'Slasher' does not seem to fully convey the nature of the unit. Seeing as it seems to simply plow through enemies, with or without an actual weapon, something more or less along the lines of 'juggernaut', or 'titan' might work.

EDIT: Nevermind. Missed the last few posts. Disregard this.
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Re: Melinath's Descriptions: Drakes

Post by melinath » August 12th, 2009, 5:54 pm

Araja wrote:The Arbiter looks like a Pokemon :mrgreen:
Which is completely relevant to this thread... Thrasher it is, then, if Turuk's fine with it... wherever he is.

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Re: Melinath's Descriptions: Drakes

Post by AI » August 13th, 2009, 1:55 am

Thrasher would indeed serve the renaming problem (gladiator -> slasher -> arbiter), I'm not sure how well it fits though.

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Re: Melinath's Descriptions: Drakes

Post by Araja » August 13th, 2009, 12:42 pm

Well this is about drake descriptions, and my description of that particular type of drake is that it looks like a Pokemon :lol2:

I'll stop now.

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Post by thespaceinvader » August 13th, 2009, 12:49 pm

Please do, that sort of comment is utterly irrelevant, and adds nothing of any remote value to the discussion.
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Re: Melinath's Descriptions: Drakes

Post by Araja » August 13th, 2009, 7:06 pm

Fascinating, when I said "I'll stop now" all it did was add "Please do" to the beginning of the next reply.
Araja wrote:Well this is about drake descriptions, and my description of that particular type of drake is that it looks like a Pokemon
thespaceinvader wrote: Please do, that sort of comment is utterly irrelevant, and adds nothing of any remote value to the discussion.
See, remove those two sets of words and you can see the underlying template.
Out of curiosity, was there any point me adding that, as I got the default reply anyway?

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Post by thespaceinvader » August 13th, 2009, 7:10 pm

I thought you were stopping.
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Re: Melinath's Descriptions: Drakes

Post by Araja » August 13th, 2009, 9:32 pm

I was, I started again because I found the reply amusing :P

But um, OK you were right on the second post, I'll..er...move on...=/

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Re: Melinath's Descriptions: Drakes

Post by melinath » August 20th, 2009, 2:51 am

Turuk: when you get back, the glider line descs in this post are done as far as I'm concerned. Now moving on to the remaining lines.
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The Drake Thrasher suggestion was committed by Soliton for 1.7.3, as it turns out. Taking that into account, here's the desc using the correct unit name:
Thrasher: Current Desc:
Thrasher: Fixed Desc:
The Burner desc is still up for critique. I'm not entirely satisfied with it. New descs coming later today, most likely.
Burner: Current Version:
Burner: Draft 1:
EDIT:: And here, as promised, are two new descriptions: Fire Drake and Inferno Drake. Both Draft 0.
Fire Drake: Current Version:
Fire Drake: Draft 0:
Inferno Drake: Current Version:
Inferno Drake: Draft 0:

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Re: Melinath's Descriptions: Drakes

Post by maackey » August 20th, 2009, 3:14 am

For the record I don't think I've ever corrected someone's post for grammar/spelling, so I hope you don't take me to be a grammar nazi, there were just a couple things that bothered me.
Thrasher: Fixed Desc x2:
Pretty minor, but they bugged me enough to post :P

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Re: Melinath's Descriptions: Drakes

Post by thespaceinvader » August 20th, 2009, 6:57 am

No, the grammar there is correct. The first its refers to the armour, the second their refers to the helms and skulls.
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Re: Melinath's Descriptions: Drakes

Post by melinath » August 22nd, 2009, 8:01 am

maackey: The first its seems pretty clear. The 'their' that was bothering you refers, like the other 'their's, to the Thrashers mentioned in line 1. But I can see how the their could be confusing. I'll think about it. Thanks for your comment.

In the meantime, new drafts!
Burner: Current Version:
Burner: Draft 2:
Fire Drake: Current Version:
Fire Drake: Draft 1:
I would like to suggest that the Inferno Drake be renamed to Drake Inferno, whether or not the other name changes end up being considered. Reasons:
1. It makes sense.
2. It sounds good.
3. It's an easy change.
4. The current unit desc already refers to the unit as a Drake Inferno, so there's a contradiction. It has to be resolved one way or another, so why not the way that gives the unit an interesting title as opposed to the way that gives the drake a very odd title?
Inferno Drake: Current Version:
Inferno Drake: Draft 1:

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Re: Melinath's Descriptions: Drakes

Post by Araja » August 22nd, 2009, 10:31 am

Drake Inferno, Mage Holy, Elf Archery and Saurian Freezer? :hmm:

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