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name of goldenrod?
goldenrod 75%  75%  [ 95 ]
india 25%  25%  [ 32 ]
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 26, 2008 10:39 am 
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we used to use phonetic alphabet names for skylands. it was recently suggested that we revert one of them, Goldenrod, to its old name of India. I personally have no opposition to the suggestion, in fact I think I'd favor it. But before I begin lobbying the team on one more issue, I'd like to know if the suggestion is popular.

So, place your vote above. Note that the names of this or other skylands are not open to suggestion; this refers only to the reversion of one place to a now-archaic name. Imagine we were going back to calling it Constantinople (not Istanbul.)

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Can't we just make a new one and call it india? I think goldenrod has enough player recognition and back storythat wiping it would be detrimental.

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I like having a tribute to Anthony Daniels.


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Hell, let's compromise. Make a new one and call it Goldenrod. I want my India back. I fought SuperJujuAwesome tooth and nail for that governorship, all for the glory of squad six (The Fightin' Sixth!). It's back story enough for me. :remygross:

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uhm... why?

Seriously, what would be the reason for changing its name? (and to that of a real world country too)


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Because Goldenrod sounds silly, and evokes mental imagery that is inconsistent with a desert. Have you ever seen a goldenrod?

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Hey, Nero. The devs are going to perhaps get a skyland named after that crazy girl you know about. :razz: :remywicked: :shock: :remygross:

I suppose I am fine either way with the skyland name. I am more concerned with the actual new map layout, gameplay, etc. next round.

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Can't we just make a new one?


Not right now, sorry. They take a long time to make and Icarus has his hands full.

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I was born on Goldenrod! Nay, hasten not to defile my homeland with your mindless rabble.


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What about a compromise? Goldenrodia or Indianrod?

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Markus Jarnhann wrote:
Because Goldenrod sounds silly, and evokes mental imagery that is inconsistent with a desert. Have you ever seen a goldenrod?


I have seen both the flower and the color.

http://www.w3.org/TR/SVG/types.html

You'll see the long lower half of the skyland (the somewhat rod shaped portion) is quite similar to the color.
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Goldenrod: Image
Dark Goldenrod: Image


The skyland's name was also intended as an homage to Anthony Daniels (the actor behind C3-P0). As such, I am not particularly keen on losing the name.


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well if we are talking evocative imagery, "India" makes me think of elephants and british imperialism. Goldenrod makes me think of a yellow flower, which is a description which could be applied to the yellow skyland.


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Circle wrote:
well if we are talking evocative imagery, "India" makes me think of elephants and british imperialism


The Thrar Desert doesn't do anything for you?

Here's the sticking point however:

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The skyland's name was also intended as an homage to Anthony Daniels (the actor behind C3-P0). As such, I am not particularly keen on losing the name.


I'm not interested in arguing this point against what seems a large contingent of Star Wars fans, so I'll concede in the interest of self-preservation. :shifty:

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Lord Gilbert wrote:
Markus Jarnhann wrote:
Because Goldenrod sounds silly, and evokes mental imagery that is inconsistent with a desert. Have you ever seen a goldenrod?


I have seen both the flower and the color.

http://www.w3.org/TR/SVG/types.html

You'll see the long lower half of the skyland (the somewhat rod shaped portion) is quite similar to the color.
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Goldenrod: Image
Dark Goldenrod: Image


The skyland's name was also intended as an homage to Anthony Daniels (the actor behind C3-P0). As such, I am not particularly keen on losing the name.


If the last bit is true, then that's cool. The goldenrods I've seen are brighter. Yellow skyland or not; they don't bring 'desert' to my mind. Either way... It's your call. Anthony Daniels is a pretty cool guy.

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phil wrote:
Prince Harris wrote:
Can't we just make a new one?


Not right now, sorry. They take a long time to make and Icarus has his hands full.

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There may be an idea in this regard floating around on the Blue forum. Just sayin'.


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Why does it have to be changed? Why not create a new Skyland and call that one India?

And bring back Noptis while you're at it. Please.

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Buuut I finally tracked down the deal with Noptis being Echo! Don't make me sad and create that whole confusion with Juliet again.


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Actually, Goldenrod makes me think of Pokemon.


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Quite frankly, and even if it may seem absolutly inappropriate of me to say that, "Goldenrod" makes me think of a stiff manhood.

So much for evocative imagery, eh?

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