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Re: Mount&Blade 2
« Reply #4830 on: September 28, 2012, 05:06:49 AM »
Might as well leave a note to the OP and change the name.
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Re: Mount&Blade 2
« Reply #4831 on: September 28, 2012, 05:10:09 AM »
Which is 375.5 days! The game starts in autumn! A year and 10 days from now is October! Therefore, the release date is October 2013!
That's probably the most logical thing I've heard here all day. :lol:
I don't see you complaining about Mount and Blade.
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Re: Mount&Blade 2
« Reply #4832 on: September 28, 2012, 05:13:32 AM »
It's an anagram, a play on words. We've been over this. Pay more attention next time.

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An anagram is a type of word play, the result of rearranging the letters of a word or phrase to produce a new word or phrase, using all the original letters exactly once;

It's not an anagram. All of the original letters aren't used, Skyrim lacks an "r."

I can't say I'm thrilled with their chosen name, but it could have been a lot worse, and at least it's not hard to puzzle out what "Bannerlord" means, at least in the context of Mount & Blade. If you're a lord in Calradia, you have the right to colors. Knights are historically considered minor nobility, and you can get knights in M&B, but they don't have their own coats of arms. So, if you're a bannerlord (which can be inferred to mean a noble worthy of a banner), that means you're above the status of a knight, putting you above the most minor of the nobility.

Or something like that. Welcome to the English language, where you can interpret the meaning of new words/compounds by their constituent parts.

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Re: Mount&Blade II: Bannerlord
« Reply #4833 on: September 28, 2012, 05:16:04 AM »
I may be blind, but I see an 'r' in "Skyrim".

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Re: Mount&Blade II: Bannerlord
« Reply #4834 on: September 28, 2012, 05:18:18 AM »
You're blind. Ringwraith claimed it was "Skrymir" which has two "r"s.

Also, stop this stupid argument, will you? Take it to PMs if you have to argue.
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Re: Mount&Blade II: Bannerlord
« Reply #4835 on: September 28, 2012, 05:21:31 AM »
Cool to see its finally announced. Voices (if they are the one's ingame) sound awesome too.
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Re: Mount&Blade II: Bannerlord
« Reply #4836 on: September 28, 2012, 05:29:43 AM »
It's not an anagram. All of the original letters aren't used, Skyrim lacks an "r."
So it's a flawed one to make the new name sound cool. *shrug* Or maybe it's just coincidence, though I find that hard to believe.

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I can't say I'm thrilled with their chosen name, but it could have been a lot worse, and at least it's not hard to puzzle out what "Bannerlord" means, at least in the context of Mount & Blade. If you're a lord in Calradia, you have the right to colors. Knights are historically considered minor nobility, and you can get knights in M&B, but they don't have their own coats of arms. So, if you're a bannerlord (which can be inferred to mean a noble worthy of a banner), that means you're above the status of a knight, putting you above the most minor of the nobility.

Or something like that. Welcome to the English language, where you can interpret the meaning of new words/compounds by their constituent parts.
Exactly, "or something like that". Alternatively, it could be a lord who rules over bits of colored cloth. Or maybe it's a forum moderator who's a bit too overzealous with the banhammer (he bans, so he's a banner). Your interpretation relies on prior knowledge of M&B. And while a lot of players of M&B2 will be coming from M&B1, I think it's fair to say they'd buy M&B2 regardless of what it was called. The point of the name is therefore to catch the eye of new players, and IMO a nonsense word like this isn't the best way to do that.
I'd really love to know who's responsible for naming stuff at TW, though. "Warrider"? "Warband"? "Bannerlord?" Who comes up with these? It's like they just take two random medieval-y sounding words and stick them together.
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I don't see you complaining about Mount and Blade.
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Re: Mount&Blade II: Bannerlord
« Reply #4837 on: September 28, 2012, 06:08:28 AM »
There are plenty of games that have shit names but good gameplay. So long as the name is not "Whoever purchased this product likes kinky butt-sex and child porn" I fail to see how the title will impact my gameplay experience or decision to purchase (publicly).

Bannerlord may not sound grand but it makes sense since there a be shitload of banners ingame.

Lord of the Banners would be out of place. Bannerlord can refer to a title held ingame.
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Re: Mount&Blade II: Bannerlord
« Reply #4838 on: September 28, 2012, 06:08:53 AM »
Dota 2 would be the most notable example.  :P

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Re: Mount&Blade II: Bannerlord
« Reply #4839 on: September 28, 2012, 06:36:12 AM »
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Re: Mount&Blade II: Bannerlord
« Reply #4840 on: September 28, 2012, 06:41:59 AM »
You tell em Nahkuri!
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Re: Mount&Blade II: Bannerlord
« Reply #4841 on: September 28, 2012, 06:56:23 AM »
Exactly, "or something like that". Alternatively, it could be a lord who rules over bits of colored cloth. Or maybe it's a forum moderator who's a bit too overzealous with the banhammer (he bans, so he's a banner). Your interpretation relies on prior knowledge of M&B. And while a lot of players of M&B2 will be coming from M&B1, I think it's fair to say they'd buy M&B2 regardless of what it was called. The point of the name is therefore to catch the eye of new players, and IMO a nonsense word like this isn't the best way to do that.
I'd really love to know who's responsible for naming stuff at TW, though. "Warrider"? "Warband"? "Bannerlord?" Who comes up with these? It's like they just take two random medieval-y sounding words and stick them together.

Lots of sequels and expansions have titles that rely on prior knowledge of past games. :roll: Your previous example of Skyrim is one such game. It's part of the Elder Scrolls series, being the fifth installment, but to anyone who isn't familiar with TES lore the name "Skyrim" has no meaning. It's not a real word (despite your anagram argument, especially not an English one considering Skrymir is just an anglicized spelling of the name of a giant from Norse mythology), its constituent parts can be inferred to mean a variety of things (the first synonym to a "sky rim" I come up with is "horizon," not magical snowy dragon land), and it can only be explained by playing or by having previous knowledge of the series (where Skyrim is described as a northern province, homeland of the Nords, etc.).

This is not a difficult concept, Ringwraith. You're throwing us oranges and saying they're apples, but when we throw them back you insist that they're oranges because you're not the one throwing them. Stop being a ******** hypocrite all the time.

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Re: Mount&Blade II: Bannerlord
« Reply #4842 on: September 28, 2012, 07:09:12 AM »
I hope Bannerlord's name implies we can create custom banners!
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Re: Mount&Blade II: Bannerlord
« Reply #4843 on: September 28, 2012, 07:22:53 AM »
Cant wait.

Although Bannerlord sounds so....

Cant they just call it M&B 2  :P

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Re: Mount&Blade II: Bannerlord
« Reply #4844 on: September 28, 2012, 07:33:13 AM »
I just heard the news!  :o :o :o