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    Senior Member Zugzwang's Avatar
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    The Term “Toon”

    The word Toon to describe characters has always gotten right on my tits. I realize it probably originated from World of Warcraft or Everquest or some other mmorpg and is short for cartoon, but why do we have to abbreviate everything? Should we refer to Eddie and his allies by this? Shouldn’t Maiden’s game have a unique word if there has to be an abbreviation for the super long and difficult to type “character”? I think it should. No need to use an old word that’s been beaten into the ground just because it’s easy.

    Any ideas?

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    Hey, Theres a ton of reasons to complaint about this game and/or community but this is the less meaningful I've ever read. Im sorry if I was disrespectful, Im not trying to be one. It is just something that doesn't affect anything or anyone.
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    Seriously???
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    Senior Member Zugzwang's Avatar
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    It’s not a complaint about this game. It’s a complaint about the term. There are plenty of people from plenty of games who have thought it was lame from the day it started. This isn’t 2004 anymore. It’s my right to have an opinion on such a revered term. If you took personal offense to it you misread the OP. Again it isn’t about this game but about the annoying term (to me) people use from other games. I’m not raging about it or complaining about it. Just saying it’s annoying and is there anything else?

    I also asked if anyone had any ideas for something new. If you don’t then you don’t—but don’t get your panties in a twist because I made a tongue in cheek post.

    I’m thinking there may be a language barrier in play as well. Oh well. I’d definitely apologize if I had anything to apologize for. You not getting the lighthearted tone of my post is not one of them though.
    Last edited by Zugzwang; 08-31-2018 at 05:21 PM.

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    I'm with you, Watchful Prism. I hate the term "toon". I don't like the way it sounds, and I find it disrespectful and demeaning to these amazing characters. On the other hand, I've completely accepted that it is standard parlance.
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    Senior Member Zugzwang's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by druid138 View Post
    I'm with you, Watchful Prism. I hate the term "toon". I don't like the way it sounds, and I find it disrespectful and demeaning to these amazing characters. On the other hand, I've completely accepted that it is standard parlance.
    Yea “Toons” is totally demeaning. How about “SOD’s” (for Stormtroopers of Death?)
    Or maybe Englebert Humperdincks? Both terms show due reverence to these sentient beings.

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    Honestly, I just thought that "Toons" were what they were properly called, since that's what everyone refers to them as, and so I went with it. While yes, there are bigger issues to worry about, I do see both Druid and Prisms' points. Maybe we can just come up with something a bit different?
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    For the record both Druid and I are not serious about it being demeaning. Just be cool to come up with something different. Unlikely, but if this game’s community came up with something new and it was good, maybe other mmorpgs would adopt it. We’d be strangers in a strange land in a brave new world lol.

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    I usually use the terms "ally" and "Eddie", as that is what NF uses. I sometimes use "character". While I really don't have any issue with any term you use, I have never been fond of the term "meta". I use it though to ensure that communication is relevant with the community but it is a "nails on a chalkboard" term for me. If this post was "tongue in cheek", I get it and appreciate it's the light heartedness. That being said, there are far more important reports to be made about the current state of the game and its many bugs.
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    I too dislike the word toon. I prefer Eddie or ally, or just character. Ally is just as easy as toon to type in really. Good discussion, these types of things are fun
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