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Posted by Belthazar451 at Apr 5, 2013 9:38:55 PM
Consensus Needed: New name for a new octopus?
So, the wiki needs a name for the hat-wearing octupus that was released last month. It seems to me that there's three options:

  • Just leave it as "octupus", same as how it's named in-game. It can be differentiated from the regular octupus in templates in that it has a secondary colour.
  • Some name referring to its eyepatch - for example, "eyepatch octopus"
  • Some name referring to its hat - for example "octopus with hat"

Personally, I'm leaning towards option one, but I'm curious as to whether that's going to cause confusion. Option two is my next-most preferred - I just think "octopus with hat" is kinda clunky. It's referred to in... somewhere... as "octopus sleeping hat", which is very clunky...

Posted by Pillagerdcb at Apr 5, 2013 9:46:30 PM
Re: Consensus Needed: New name for a new octopus?
patchtopus!!!

Posted by jlh0605 at Apr 5, 2013 9:52:57 PM
Re: Consensus Needed: New name for a new octopus?
I personally am okay with any of the options, though, like Belthazar, I prefer option 1.

I feel so important and powerful while voting! :P Though keeping YPPedia up to date will take a LOT of work - maybe split into tasks? Never mind, I'm rambling and derailing... Again, I prefer option 1. :P
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Posted by Crazymg at Apr 5, 2013 9:55:15 PM
Re: Consensus Needed: New name for a new octopus?
I'd prefer just leaving it as octopus.
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Posted by LJAmethyst at Apr 5, 2013 11:21:40 PM
Re: Consensus Needed: New name for a new octopus?
We follow what is done in-game; leave it as "octopus"

I noticed that someone has already updated the "Familiar" article to include "octopus with hat" as a new type. Please revert that too.
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Posted by Belthazar451 at Apr 5, 2013 11:56:47 PM
Re: Consensus Needed: New name for a new octopus?
Aye, I noticed that, which is part of what finally kicked me into actually getting around to posting this thread. =P

Posted by Aeternis at Apr 6, 2013 1:44:30 AM
Re: Consensus Needed: New name for a new octopus?
Octopus sounds good, but why not octopus with eyepatch and sleeping cap LE familiar!
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Posted by Belthazar451 at Apr 6, 2013 2:05:33 AM
Re: Consensus Needed: New name for a new octopus?
You don't suppose having the word "familiar" in there as well is a teensy bit redundant, do you?

Posted by Notsizzly at Apr 6, 2013 2:57:05 AM
Re: Consensus Needed: New name for a new octopus?
Accessorized octopus. Mhm.

Edit:
Actually, I have to add this. Wiki doesn't entirely follow what is in-game, if we're being really technical about it. All the pets are labeled by the type, so a spring green sheep is just a 'sheep' in-game but in the wiki it is under the 'Sheep' and 'Spring green sheep', just like all of the pets. Even Three Rings has used more descriptive names than just the pet type and not only the LE color (for example, Banana Wolf/Banana Dog or Plum Panther/which still is just a Big Cat). Edit2: In before 'Three Rings does this for promotional purposes'. Yes it does, just like it calls the navy-colored unicorn a 'shadow' unicorn. To make the difference clear enough...

For the sake of a better wiki, and less confusion within those who use the wiki to look up for information and do not really know about these things like we do, I ask that you/we would make the differences at least somehow clear enough.
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Posted by Aeternis at Apr 6, 2013 3:35:13 AM
Re: Consensus Needed: New name for a new octopus?
No, I like redundancy, especially if I just joke with a propasal.
With the new Accessorized Octopus proposal, I really tend that way. Short and clearly distinguishes it from the normal one!
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Posted by OtherJenny at Apr 6, 2013 6:43:40 AM
Re: Consensus Needed: New name for a new octopus?
 
patchtopus!!!


Likes this But!!

Has the game not named this octo?

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No Kraken & just the same Pirates posting on the forums

We dont all have I Scuppering Pads what are they doing to keep pirates (the normal little Pirates) playing?

More Gold box stuff that only Elite can buy ...another super PoE sink to move us to the Dub oceans.
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Posted by TexasBeesh at Apr 7, 2013 1:06:26 PM
Re: Consensus Needed: New name for a new octopus?
I like Accessorized Octopus! :)

But when I am in game, I have only heard people saying Octopus with Hat. This is how I use it too.
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Posted by Belthazar451 at Apr 7, 2013 4:22:48 PM
Re: Consensus Needed: New name for a new octopus?
TexasBeesh wrote: 
But when I am in game, I have only head people saying Octopus with Hat. This is how I use it too.

That's fairly understandable - it'd be kinda weird to refer to it as "red/spring green octopus" (or whatever it is) in chat. Regardless of what consensus is reached, I'll probably create "octopus with hat" as a redirect anyway.

Posted by RonenOsden at Apr 7, 2013 5:25:35 PM
Re: Consensus Needed: New name for a new octopus?
Old Salt Octopus?
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Posted by TexasBeesh at Apr 8, 2013 6:50:22 AM
Re: Consensus Needed: New name for a new octopus?
"red/spring green octopus" LOL you're very right.
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