What about Konrad?

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Eskon
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What about Konrad?

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The players changelog for the 1.7.0 release makes the claim that "Jessica" was the last earth-human name of a major character present in mainline campaigns. I'm confused. Was Konrad renamed at some point?

Adellion
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Re: What about Konrad?

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konrad to jessica....are we talking about name change or sex change?

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Re: What about Konrad?

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It sounds like the change-log author indulged in a little bit of Anglocentrism there. All real-world English names have been removed from the game (the English spelling is "Conrad"). I suppose the German spelling "Konrad" makes the name sound more fantasy-like to English players.
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Re: What about Konrad?

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Not to mention Arne and Bjarn (though Bjarn is an unusual spelling) Malin is a common name in scandinavia to, but only females use it.

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Re: What about Konrad?

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I guess, to the English-speaking world, the continent of Europe is a fantasy?
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tsr
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Re: What about Konrad?

Post by tsr »

Yeah, those britts sure get a surprise when they cross the channel ;)

/tsr

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