The naming of wolves

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Re: The naming of wolves

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boru wrote:If you don't like it don't play it.
Really? Sounds like an argument by dismissal fallacy.
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Re: The naming of wolves

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ancestral wrote:
boru wrote:If you don't like it don't play it.
Really? Sounds like an argument by dismissal fallacy.
(edited for clarity) perhaps boru was getting annoyed with negativity :wink:

another answer might be "if you don't like the name chosen by the game, right-click on the unit and rename it" although that may mess up scenarios that have hard-coded speciifc unit names.
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Re: The naming of wolves

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tr0ll wrote:although that may mess up scenarios that have hard-coded speciifc unit names.
No, it wouldn't. Unit names are completely independent of unit IDs, the former only displayed to the user, and the latter used for referring to the unit in the code. Even if that weren't the case, the author has the option of marking units as "unrenamable", preventing the user from changing the name.

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Re: The naming of wolves

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The problem occurs if the unit's name is used in the scenario dialogue, and you don't have such a unit anymore. (Not a technical problem, but confusing for the player.) Thus you (the author) will usually make any unit unrenameable which is used this way.

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Re: The naming of wolves

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I'm pretty much shocked by people's reactions to putting REFERENCES into campaign. Gosh. Either they complain about referenced works, or insert [acronym=SOMEONE USED THAT NAME HE'LL SURE SUE YOU IF YOU USE IT I MEAN IT]Wesnoth Forums Generic Copyright Remark[/acronym]. Brr.
As for names, maybe Belka and Strelka? :D
Geri and Freki.
Úlfrsläkt, for Wesnoth references. :P
Amaterasu, rather as reference to Okami game than to Japanese mythology. (Doesn't seem IMO like very good idea.)
... Or just plain Okami, which has less religious implications.
EDIT: Damn, I forgot Laika, more famous Soviet Space Dog.
Also, maybe include Tropey as wolf's name? TVTropes are quite strong here anyway, so possibly there are poeple who'd get the reference.

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Re: The naming of wolves

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Shinobody wrote:I'm pretty much shocked by people's reactions to putting REFERENCES into campaign. Gosh. Either they complain about referenced works, or insert [acronym=SOMEONE USED THAT NAME HE'LL SURE SUE YOU IF YOU USE IT I MEAN IT]Wesnoth Forums Generic Copyright Remark[/acronym]. Brr.
Yeah, I live in fear that White Fang himself will show up at my front door with a court summons.
Shinobody wrote:As for names, maybe Belka and Strelka? :D
Great find, thanks!
Shinobody wrote:Geri and Freki.
I'll add these to the Norse wolves I already have: Huargo, Lyall, Fenrir, Warg.
Shinobody wrote:Úlfrsläkt, for Wesnoth references. :P
From where? I don't recognize it.
Shinobody wrote:Amaterasu, rather as reference to Okami game than to Japanese mythology. (Doesn't seem IMO like very good idea.)
... Or just plain Okami, which has less religious implications.
Okami sounds good, thanks!
Shinobody wrote:EDIT: Damn, I forgot Laika, more famous Soviet Space Dog.
I got Laika in there already, thank you. She's famous from the People's Cube.
Shinobody wrote:Also, maybe include Tropey as wolf's name? TVTropes are quite strong here anyway, so possibly there are poeple who'd get the reference.
A bit too 21st century for me, thanks.
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Re: The naming of wolves

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Vaeringjar, kickass faction of Vikings, have Ulfrslakt, chaotic wolf-people as their archers.
But if this isn't so recognisable, then maybe nevermind.

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