Give Vampire Bats a randomly-generated name!

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Give Vampire Bats a randomly-generated name!

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Since they are now living units, they should spawn with random names like any other living unit. :o
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Except.... they are animals.
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Last I checked, trees were even less likely to have names than animals were.
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PsychoticKittens wrote:Last I checked, trees were even less likely to have names than animals were.
Last I checked the woses are sentient, and also have eyes and a semblance of arms, not being plain trees. Any other hairs you'd care to split?
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According to the lore, Gryphons get names that they can pronounce. What kind of sounds can bats pronounce? :o

Maybe a name like 'Eeeeeeeeee' ? :?

Kinda pointless if there's only one appropriate name though.
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Hmm, I'd like to get into woses more now, I'm curious =)

But since thats off topic, I'll post another topic sommur else and get back onto bats.

Might there be some animals in wesnoth who are termed as "pets".

only thing woses have that bats don't is sentience, but if its an animal and controlled by a necromancer its likely to be tame and possibly named. I'm sure necromancers are often rather lonely living by themselves and make good friends of their bats. =D
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PsychoticKittens wrote:only thing woses have that bats don't is sentience, but if its an animal and controlled by a necromancer its likely to be tame and possibly named. I'm sure necromancers are often rather lonely living by themselves and make good friends of their bats.
I really cannot see a man (or woman) who raises the dead and commands fell armies as someone who bothers to name their bats.
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Alright, I guess evil people don't need companions in wesnoth.

But if they did, Adepts are too untrustworthy because they're likely to betray their master, and corpses give no emotional responce. So bats are the most viable choice as an emotional companion or sanity checker.

I'll drop out of this argument though.
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PsychoticKittens wrote:Alright, I guess evil people don't need companions in wesnoth.

But if they did, Adepts are too untrustworthy because they're likely to betray their master, and corpses give no emotional responce. So bats are the most viable choice as an emotional companion or sanity checker.

I'll drop out of this argument though.
No reason to, you're entitled to your beliefs towards the hobbies of those obsessed with the world of the dead. :P

I just feel that they do not have enough idle time or concern to bother naming a creature that is less than a minion to them, but meh.
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Bats are sentient, they're just not intelligent!
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I guess they would really make perfect pets for necromancers.
Imagine a scene: a necromancer stroking his bat and saying something like 'oh no mister Konrad, I expect you to die'
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Mystery wrote:Since they are now living units, they should spawn with random names like any other living unit. :o
So, where are the names? They're race also still needs a description..
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Turuk wrote:I really cannot see a man (or woman) who raises the dead and commands fell armies as someone who bothers to name their bats.
As a little joke - I mean raising the dead and commanding fell armies is all well and good, but when you return to your cave there's always that loving moment when your Goul rushes towards you and gives you a great big hug, the skeletons kick back and watch the ghosts get up to mischief whilst the bats clean the gore off their bones. I mean who wouldn't name those cute little guys? He's Sparkle, that one's Dazzle and uhh... no wait is that one dazzle? Gah I just can't tell them apart, perhaps that's why every other Necromancer doesn't name them! Still better this than having to go onto the Jeremy Kyle show.

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Soliton wrote:So, where are the names?
I would like to suggest "Flip" and "Flap" for starters...


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Cloud wrote:As a little joke - I mean raising the dead and commanding fell armies is all well and good, but when you return to your cave there's always that loving moment when your Goul rushes towards you and gives you a great big hug, the skeletons kick back and watch the ghosts get up to mischief whilst the bats clean the gore off their bones. I mean who wouldn't name those cute little guys? He's Sparkle, that one's Dazzle and uhh... no wait is that one dazzle? Gah I just can't tell them apart, perhaps that's why every other Necromancer doesn't name them! Still better this than having to go onto the Jeremy Kyle show.

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