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What does everybody think of the new names?

Post  SLappyPAncake on Sun Jan 19, 2014 9:03 pm

If you were to ask me about the names i wouldn't know how to exactly respond, i'm not going to lie... i really liked the old ones... Now, i'm not here to whine and bitch to tell the mods and creators of this wonderful game to go against Hasbro wishes(I'm just happy they weren't shut down) what i'm trying to say is why not let us choose the names? Not exactly in the way your thinking of it though...

My idea/suggestion is simply this...

Give us the option ingame to change the names of the mane six.
why not just give us 6 little boxes in the options to change the names those characters?
Now before the mods and others start yelling at me think about it. it has the possiblity drastically improve the experience for the player if he or she wanted to read the names that were most familiar to them.  think of it like this... when you look at the picture of "Tai Saito" what would you want to call her? "Tai" or Twilight"...Ya feel me? and if ya don't... could please explain why you could not do this?

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I really like how you guys started their name with their original start of their name, thank you for that.

Thank you for your time.
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Post  Rainbow Wavedash on Sun Jan 19, 2014 9:27 pm

SLappyPAncake wrote:why not let us choose the names?.
Because every lets-play and news site would use the pony names and Hasbro would kick our ass.
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Re: What does everybody think of the new names?

Post  Nighty on Mon Jan 20, 2014 2:23 am

Rainbow Wavedash wrote:
SLappyPAncake wrote:why not let us choose the names?.
Because every lets-play and news site would use the pony names and Hasbro would kick our ass.
Yeah, pretty much. o3o Even if not though, I still wouldn't like that ability. If that happened, the characters would never address each other by name, which would be weird.
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Re: What does everybody think of the new names?

Post  DedWards on Mon Jan 20, 2014 12:38 pm

Other than Fluttersy's Faith's name, the names fit just fine (imo). Well, I guess Faith is a good name for her, it's just the one that felt most off in comparison the the others. Even the spelling of Robin (instead of Robyn) didn't stick out until I read the "complaints" on the blog.
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Re: What does everybody think of the new names?

Post  diamondeye83 on Mon Jan 20, 2014 4:01 pm

Honestly, whenever I read the new names, I just replace it with the name of the pony that most looks like them. So honestly, doesn't really affect me. I think that Hasbro is a little bit too strict about the use of their names. Honestly, the only thing their getting is more publicity, and not losing anything at all.

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Post  TheHockeyGamer on Mon Jan 20, 2014 4:24 pm

I already kinda-sorta made this thread awhile ago, so people know how I feel about the names themselves, but this:

Nighty wrote:
Rainbow Wavedash wrote:
SLappyPAncake wrote:why not let us choose the names?.
Because every lets-play and news site would use the pony names and Hasbro would kick our ass.
Yeah, pretty much. o3o Even if not though, I still wouldn't like that ability. If that happened, the characters would never address each other by name, which would be weird.

It is possible to have them still use the filled-in names (I think, I don't know the engine, but any game with name input does have it), but to be completely frank, I think it's a dumb idea. A lot of problems with that jump out at me, like how would you make it fit in-context without running you down for the names right from go? How would people on the internet talk about it when everyone's names are different? Wavedash already mentioned people would just use the ponies' names, but there's also the people who will just input a whole bunch of swear words and innuendo thinking they're funny. Not to mention that I'm sure most of us wouldn't be very good at coming up with the names in the first place. Sandra Berg, anyone? I have a hard enough time naming my Pokemon, let alone 6 girls that I'm supposed to grow attached to over the course of a full game.

EDIT: I had this next part written before the quote was even posted, but now it's even more applicable.

diamondeye83 wrote:Honestly, whenever I read the new names, I just replace it with the name of the pony that most looks like them. So honestly, doesn't really affect me.

If getting used to the new names is a problem, then get over it. The only way to get used to them is to try, not to think of ways to avoid them.
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Re: What does everybody think of the new names?

Post  Nighty on Mon Jan 20, 2014 6:49 pm

I think Diamondeye was trying to say that he doesn't care about the name change, not that the name change bugged him. :u I'm the same way, no matter what Twilight's name is, I'm going to read Twilight. >w<; Not that Tai bugs me or anything, it's just that she looks like Twilight, acts like Twilight, and *was* Twilight for the longest time, so that's how I'm going to refer to her.
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Re: What does everybody think of the new names?

Post  TheHockeyGamer on Tue Jan 21, 2014 3:36 am

Nighty wrote:I think Diamondeye was trying to say that he doesn't care about the name change, not that the name change bugged him. :u I'm the same way, no matter what Twilight's name is, I'm going to read Twilight. >w<; Not that Tai bugs me or anything, it's just that she looks like Twilight, acts like Twilight, and *was* Twilight for the longest time, so that's how I'm going to refer to her.

I had that blurb written before Diamond posted, he kinda ninja'd me there. I just saw that it applied there as well and added the quote.

Also, I know it's hard, but the only way it gets easier is to force your brain into it.
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Re: What does everybody think of the new names?

Post  Nighty on Tue Jan 21, 2014 3:12 pm

TheHockeyGamer wrote:
Nighty wrote:I think Diamondeye was trying to say that he doesn't care about the name change, not that the name change bugged him. :u I'm the same way, no matter what Twilight's name is, I'm going to read Twilight. >w<; Not that Tai bugs me or anything, it's just that she looks like Twilight, acts like Twilight, and *was* Twilight for the longest time, so that's how I'm going to refer to her.

I had that blurb written before Diamond posted, he kinda ninja'd me there. I just saw that it applied there as well and added the quote.

Also, I know it's hard, but the only way it gets easier is to force your brain into it.
Or I can just refer to her as Twilight? :u I don't see any harm in it, unless there's some copyright clause somewhere that says you can't call a character by a different name.
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Re: What does everybody think of the new names?

Post  TheHockeyGamer on Tue Jan 21, 2014 4:47 pm

Nighty wrote:
TheHockeyGamer wrote:
Nighty wrote:I think Diamondeye was trying to say that he doesn't care about the name change, not that the name change bugged him. :u I'm the same way, no matter what Twilight's name is, I'm going to read Twilight. >w<; Not that Tai bugs me or anything, it's just that she looks like Twilight, acts like Twilight, and *was* Twilight for the longest time, so that's how I'm going to refer to her.

I had that blurb written before Diamond posted, he kinda ninja'd me there. I just saw that it applied there as well and added the quote.

Also, I know it's hard, but the only way it gets easier is to force your brain into it.
Or I can just refer to her as Twilight? :u I don't see any harm in it, unless there's some copyright clause somewhere that says you can't call a character by a different name.

I feel like that makes it seem like the effort (however much or little there was) in coming up with fitting names for the characters was wasted. I mean, I can't stop anyone from reading things differently, but that's not who the characters are anymore.
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Re: What does everybody think of the new names?

Post  tokusentaianiki on Wed Jan 22, 2014 7:21 am

Rainbow Wavedash wrote:
SLappyPAncake wrote:why not let us choose the names?.
Because every lets-play and news site would use the pony names and Hasbro would kick our ass.
pfft, i totally would have called them pimp master flex overlord 1-6. i don't know what you're talking about
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Post  Rainbow Wavedash on Wed Jan 22, 2014 7:59 am

tokusentaianiki wrote:
Rainbow Wavedash wrote:
SLappyPAncake wrote:why not let us choose the names?.
Because every lets-play and news site would use the pony names and Hasbro would kick our ass.
pfft, i totally would have called them pimp master flex overlord 1-6. i don't know what you're talking about
I'm not sure which is worse...
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Re: What does everybody think of the new names?

Post  Nighty on Wed Jan 22, 2014 12:58 pm

tokusentaianiki wrote:
Rainbow Wavedash wrote:
SLappyPAncake wrote:why not let us choose the names?.
Because every lets-play and news site would use the pony names and Hasbro would kick our ass.
pfft, i totally would have called them pimp master flex overlord 1-6. i don't know what you're talking about
Personally I would've went with SuperGod9000, but that's just me.
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Re: What does everybody think of the new names?

Post  SLappyPAncake on Thu Jan 23, 2014 8:10 pm

Nighty wrote:
tokusentaianiki wrote:
Rainbow Wavedash wrote:
SLappyPAncake wrote:why not let us choose the names?.
Because every lets-play and news site would use the pony names and Hasbro would kick our ass.
pfft, i totally would have called them pimp master flex overlord 1-6. i don't know what you're talking about
Personally I would've went with SuperGod9000, but that's just me.

Brodo swaggins and the fellowship of the bling, I can now safely say we're getting somewhere Twisted Evil
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Re: What does everybody think of the new names?

Post  JordyBoothy on Fri Jan 31, 2014 7:32 pm

The new names helps separate this from MLP, which is what I was doing from the beginning.

I'd rather forget that these are ponies in human form and appreciate the VN for what it is, which I know is going to be more than a "form a bond with your favourite characters!" fantasy.

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Post  Mr. Gency on Sun Feb 23, 2014 2:55 pm

diamondeye83 wrote:Honestly, whenever I read the new names, I just replace it with the name of the pony that most looks like them. So honestly, doesn't really affect me. I think that Hasbro is a little bit too strict about the use of their names. Honestly, the only thing their getting is more publicity, and not losing anything at all.
For me it's like the Splinter Cell books. The first two were in first person and a lot of fun to read with Micheal Ironside's (Sam's VA) voice. Then the third book onward were all in third person, I tried reading it in first person, but it was an uphill battle. I kept getting confused when they would say "he" when referring to Sam and I didn't realise it, or I didn't realise they were referring to Sam.

It's kind of the same thing here. They say "Twi" or "Faith" or whatever and I read it as that before I remember that I was supposed to read it as "Twilight" and "Fluttershy."

It's just easier to read it how it's written.
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Re: What does everybody think of the new names?

Post  TheHockeyGamer on Sun Feb 23, 2014 10:15 pm

Mr. Gency wrote:It's just easier to read it how it's written.

Score one for me. Been saying that from the start. Razz
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Re: What does everybody think of the new names?

Post  Ruthalas_ on Tue Mar 11, 2014 12:58 am

In the end I think the way the characters are written, not their names, is what will make them the most familiar (or not).

If Tai is written such that she acts completely as would Twilight, we'll relate to her as Twilight.
If not, she'll simply be a new gal to meet: Tai.

Either way this VN could be fabulous.
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Post  Ruthalas_ on Mon Nov 03, 2014 3:11 pm

Just chiming in here again after playing through "Time & Again".

I am coming to like the names more and more.
They sum up their inspiration well, while letting the zap-apple guys choose how to characterize them in Starswirl.

I am enjoying them just the way they are.
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Re: What does everybody think of the new names?

Post  Grollo on Fri Nov 07, 2014 8:38 pm

It seems the solution for alternate naming is to give a "names.rpy" file, extremely easily editable but it still counts as a mod. Saves them the legal trouble ("these people are modifying their game, we have no control over that") while everyone who cares about canon names can get their way. Clever.

After playing the second demo, though, I've started growing attached to the new names. I think I'll keep them.
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Post  Rainbow Wavedash on Fri Nov 07, 2014 9:09 pm

The actual and legitimate reason for the names.rpy file is because we knew it would be modded right away anyway, and downloading mods for a small fangame from shady 3rd party sites can be dangerous.

The first names mod for the 1.1 demo came out in just a few hours, but was packaged as an exe. Don't download bare EXEs from the internet, kids.
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Re: What does everybody think of the new names?

Post  Ruthalas_ on Sat Nov 08, 2014 1:27 pm

I thought your descriptive paragraph in the name.rpy was very well put, for what it is worth.

I also appreciated that we could provide our own obnoxious nickname for Rosalyn. Very Happy


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Post  Rainbow Wavedash on Sat Nov 08, 2014 11:50 pm

Ruthalas_ wrote:I also appreciated that we got could provide our own obnoxious nickname for Rosalyn. Very Happy
Well if you change her name, "Rose" wouldn't make sense anymore. I also added "Robbie" to the updated version that we're preparing.
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Re: What does everybody think of the new names?

Post  Zebasiz on Sun Nov 09, 2014 3:17 pm

I really like the new names they have. I got used to them very quickly and they just felt right.

Long ago, (In a distant land~) shortly after the First version of the demo was re-released with the altered names. I went to watch some people play it on youtube. Some had the first version with the original names and honestly, they just didn't seem to fit.

I think it has to do with the art style for me. I'm fine with their original names in Equestria Girls because they still look very similar to their Pony selves. (Coloring etc.) While here they actually look much closer to real humans. (Well, Anime humans anyways.) So it just felt odd to see them with Pony names.

I think the new names were very well chosen since the characters all still seem to have their personalities from the show. And the names really fit the personality while still keeping the First letter~ Which I don't doubt can be hard to find.

Additional: I think this was answered long ago but I cannot recall/find it: Where did Rosalyn's last name of Montgomery come from? Same with Solomon for Celena and Lynette.

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Post  TheHockeyGamer on Sat Nov 15, 2014 3:06 am

Zebasiz wrote:Same with Solomon for Celena and Lynette.

"Sol" means sun in some language I can't remember, as well as being a Roman sun god and a Norse sun goddess according to Wikipedia. "Omon" is an anagram of the word Moon. "Solomon" sounds like (and probably is) an actual name.

My 2¢.
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