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[Discussion] Event Item Names

Discussion in 'UO Rares Collector' started by Manticore, Jun 21, 2015.

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Event Item Names

  1. Name of the item

    10 vote(s)
    55.6%
  2. Describing the item

    6 vote(s)
    33.3%
  3. Stupid catch phrase

    2 vote(s)
    11.1%
  1. Manticore

    Manticore Babbling Loonie
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    Just out of curiosity of what the public thinks about the name of an item. I've seen a gradual change from just naming the item to describing the item to stupid phrases.

    For example in the beginning there were items like:

    1. Ostard Talon Necklace
    2. Spider Fang Sword
    really cool stuff

    then the past couple of years we get items like:

    1. A Statue with the drawings of an eagle circling a bed of grass with a small rabbit sitting on top of a small piece of turd watching the sunset goes by, you know typical Atlantic items.

    then now we start to get just random phrases like:

    1. Time goes by
    2. Eat fart and drop
    you get the meaning

    Here is another example:

    If we take a look at Bilbo Baggins sword in the Hobbit:

    Example 1 would be "The Sting"

    Example 2 would be "The Elvish Sword Crafted 3,000 Years Ago by Sigfreed And Roy , Two Wooden Elvish Twins Born To An Elder Elvish Blacksmith Named Yohan And Used Special Steal With A Mixer Of 6% Copper, 12% Nickel, 39 %Bronze, and Rest From An Unknown Element Fallen From The Sky Over The Blood Moon On A Summer's Eve"

    Example 3 would be "Flying Potatoes"
     
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  2. Alexander of ATL.

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    I don't specifically like the options given inside the poll.

    My personal opinion is that I like an item that has a description from the event and it's storyline - but does NOT overwhelm the reader or item.

    The whole purpose of an event item is to remember the event for which it dropped at. I don't like short name OR catch phrases because it doesn't give the obtainer or reader an image of the history of an item.

    Long name - Yes - 100%
    Long name with meaningless text - No

    Short name - depends
    Short name that is meaningless - no
     
  3. Smoot

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    i like both the simple "oldschool" type item names, as well as the long descriptive names (as long as its done well with correct grammar and not long just for the sake of being long)

    not a fan on the "catch phrase, but thats what i voted for cause i couldnt vote for the 2 i wanted : P
     
  4. DJAd

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    I've always thought it would be cool to have the date attached to the items. Maybe not in the title but when you double click them it would show it (along with the sound effect if there is one).

    EDIT - I voted option 1.
     
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  5. Kolka

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    I prefer the short and sweet names, but at this point I'd settle for them just using a spell checker. Such as "A Broken Vase Crafted in Tokuno and Once holding The Spirt Of the Djinn Izumo And Still Hot" . Although it may have some interesting and new RP applications .....
     
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    :flame:
     
  7. Alexander of ATL.

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    :slap:
     
  8. DJAd

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    Ok ok! *gets coat*
     
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  9. Alexander of ATL.

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    hahaha
     
  10. Longtooths

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    I would buy this statue....that is all.
     
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  11. Scott

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    it's hard to vote for catch phrase when the title just before it is "Stupid" - seems to run with the connotation that you are not a fan of #3. I would go with #1 most of all, but there have been some cool #2 items with the story lines...

    The Mustachioed Mask is one of my fav's...
    mustacheod mask.jpg
     
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    There's the occasional item name I like. But most of them just don't interest me. For most items, I'd rather they were more "simple deco"; all the crazy long names and hues just starts to look garish. I'd rather items more "fit" the game world. The perfect item that did this, imho, was the "a wig stand". It used the disguise kit graphic, and just the plain hue 0. If you didn't know better, you'd swear it was a server birth. I'd love to see more drops that are like this.

    The only exception would be for books; spellbooks with *good* names, books with good names and undyable hues... those fit nicely as it is.
     
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    If the name goes with the event then yes, I'm all for it.

    Take the latest Origin Item. Fuddy Wuddy Goblin's Treasure Box. Unless you were AT the event and/or read the story, that's just a silly name for a box that doesn't open.

    The long LONG drawn out names that take up half a screen....need to be condensed a bit lol but some of them are pretty cool.
     
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    So, for example, the time lord's rose atl drop... what would you think to rename it?
     
  15. Peekay

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    This.
    100% this.
     
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    oooo meees needs one ob dem
    GOBLIN TRESURE BOXES!!
     
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  18. Restless

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    i've never been a fan of server births. I prefer rares to be more flashy and noticeable when showing off. only server births i've ever cared for is the 2 story statue and circle tarot.
     
  19. Assia Penryn

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    I don't mind long names as long as it is describing what is physically being seen, felt, etc.

    It is like RP profiles who give the characters life story and that their mom was killed in a tragic baking accident... how the hell would I know that by looking at you.

    ex. A necklace made of dragon teeth whose sharpness have dulled with the passage of time.
    ex. A necklace made of old dragon teeth belonging to Bob the Dragon who was the scourge of Britannia.

    The first gives info based on what someone would see by looking or examining it. The second gives info that is not something that can be seen.


    I don't mind simple short names either with the exception any including of Names, Shards, Dates, OOC references.


    Even though I haven't Rp'd in a community for a couple years, I still prefer the items with rp context. I'm an old, elitist rper.


    An' I didn't vote in the poll because I couldn't match my preference to one of the answers.
     
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    Kind of extreme don't you think?
     
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    I like any type of name as long as its good.

    Incorrect spelling, bad grammar, dull, boring, names with dates , or names with the shard in it are the ones I dislike.

    Examples of names I dislike:
    1. A Broken Vase Crafted In Tokuno And Once Holding The Spirt Of The Djinn Izumu And Still Hot - Bad Grammar/Misspelling
    2. The Mounted Head Of The Dragon Setekh - Slain On St. George's Day 2015 - Date/Holiday
    3. Sugar Scoop - Boring/Dull
    4. Mysterious Crystaline Dragons Tears - Misspelling

    I know, I am pretty fickle. Some people enjoy those items, but they just arent my personal preference.
     
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  23. Manticore

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    That's tough. On one hand, it's a description of the item - basically rose belonging to the Time Lord. So if just a generic name like "A Violet Rose" doesn't sound as cool to me.

    For me, I just like items that are named like
    "Bane Of Hylolth"
    "The Standard Of Chaos"
    "The Orb Of Dominion"
    "Helmet Of The Damned"
    "The Immortal Almanac"
    etc..

    Take this week's Sonoma drop for example, I would have liked "A Bottlenose Dolphin" just like that. But again, different strokes for different folks. I am sure there are a lot of people like the name that's on it now.