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Post by waw »

Moff... Muff... the only difference is you!



UR... sry.. bad joke
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Post by Jetrel »

As with most other things in Wesnoth, I'm pretty sure we just pulled it out of our ass. There's no sense, story, or meaning.

Cripes, Muff just sounds .. cuddly, rather than scary. It sounds like a muppet, or a teddy bear or something. :?
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Post by waw »

Well the writers should throw a story out there! A necromancer campaign (mainline!)

That could actually be pretty interesting... playing AS the villain.. not a heroic necromancer or anything.
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Post by Urs »

waw wrote:That could actually be pretty interesting... playing AS the villain.. not a heroic necromancer or anything.
It's called The Dark Hordes, it is the awesomest wesnoth campaign ever made. It used to be mainline. Now, it no longer exists.
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Why doesn't it exist?

Is there a list of current mainline campaigns?

(The game comes with like 6, the rest are add-ons... so my question is are there add-ons that are mainline and is there a list on which ones are canon or not?)
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waw wrote:(The game comes with like 6, the rest are add-ons... so my question is are there add-ons that are mainline and is there a list on which ones are canon or not?)
Try 1.3.6, it comes with 10 campaigns, in one of which you even get to play undead. But most of the new campaigns still suffer from bugs in 1.3.6, in 1.3.7 (whenever it comes out) they should be much less buggy (as well as including yet another campaign).
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Ah I see. So campaigns are being ironed for it.

Does that undead campaign focus on any of this stuff?
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waw wrote:Ah I see. So campaigns are being ironed for it.

Does that undead campaign focus on any of this stuff?
Not really. Now that you mention it, it would be sort of neat to include at least some explanations of things like this in it, perhaps.
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Urs wrote:
waw wrote:That could actually be pretty interesting... playing AS the villain.. not a heroic necromancer or anything.
It's called The Dark Hordes, it is the awesomest wesnoth campaign ever made. It used to be mainline. Now, it no longer exists.
Descent into Darkness (mainline since BfW 1.3.4 IIRC) kind of satisfies me. The "Descent into Darkness" scenario (last one before Forever and Ever) stabbed my heart... I almost cried. (no exaggeration)
Author of the unofficial UtBS sequels Invasion from the Unknown and After the Storm (now available for Wesnoth 1.14.x and 1.15.4+).
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Post by Zachron »

Grand Moff Tarkin wrote:Grand Moff Wilhuff Tarkin, thank you very much.
Moff was a fictitious word that came from Mauf... It was an old proto-germanic word, that no one's quite sure where it came from(that is the word still exists, but it hasn't been used in so long that it's exact meaning and context is unsure), but it was somewhat synonymous with 'thane,' which was basically what a Moff is in the Star Wars universe. Muff might be linked to Mauf, but perhaps it was just Muff.
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Post by Lorbi »

The word 'Muff' does exist in german.
it means something along: 'air that is a bit stinky' or 'the smell of an old cellar'

not that bad for undead ^^

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looked for a dictionary entry: http://www.dict.cc/deutsch-englisch/Muf ... ft%5D.html
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Post by Stilgar »

The word "muff" exists in English too, but none of the meanings are as undead-appropriate as the German ones Lorbi brought up. The only one that seems somewhat appropriate is the "bungle, perform clumsily" one, seeing as Muff Malal is a rather pathetic foe.
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Post by Lugo Moll »

Muff is a Swedish association for politically right wing young people. That must be it.. :P
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