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Postby theLuckyDragon » Feb 11 2006, 15:38

Since they went with the Oriental look of the Academy, the names are not at all a surprise.
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Postby theGryphon » Feb 11 2006, 17:37

theLuckyDragon wrote:Since they went with the Oriental look of the Academy, the names are not at all a surprise.


This was exactly what I meant! I don't think they gave any thought on the meanings (whether religious or not). What is interesting they went ahead and picked random words from an oriental language which fits the town theme. Actually, I liked it!

@ JoniJM
Cyrus is the name of a famous Persian prince, so it's not Arabic.
Maahir means dexterous in Arabic.
Jhora is in Indian, and is the name of a folk dance. :)

Maahir, Nur and Razzak are actually used as human names in Arabic. Nur for females.

I don't have any point by saying these, it's all for those curius and interested. :D

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Postby Gaidal Cain » Feb 11 2006, 20:21

LordHoborgXVII wrote:Oh, but one more thing. Aren't the Wizards supposed to be all aetheistic and scientific? Quite odd to give them those names then...


Not sure what you're getting at here. Care to elaborate?

And I hope they've actually made some research before picking the names. It's quite cool that they actually have a meaning, and isn't just random letters put together to sound cool.
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Postby theLuckyDragon » Feb 11 2006, 21:14

Odd indeed; why wouldn't Arabian names be fit in an Oriental atmosphere? The impression the new Academy gives me is that of the "1001 Arabian Nights", full of that indescribable Oriental mystery, magic and charm.
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Postby Thelonious » Feb 11 2006, 22:54

Mutare Drake wrote:
gryphonheart wrote:Do you think that's a coincidence? 8|

I think that'd be neat if it was deliberate. Shows that there's some thought going into the names, which I think is good.


It can't be a coincidence. And it is a nice idea that they've actually though about the names this time :devious:
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Postby ThunderTitan » Feb 11 2006, 23:18

What are you talking about. I'm sure Spazz Maticus took alot of mental effort to visualize. :devious:
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Postby theLuckyDragon » Feb 11 2006, 23:20

Speaking of that... Mongo always made me thing of a large fluffy red cat. Or of mango.
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Postby ThunderTitan » Feb 11 2006, 23:24

It always made me think of a clown. 8|
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Postby theLuckyDragon » Feb 11 2006, 23:27

Oh, and have you noticed how Baron Von Tarkin rhymes with pumpkin? :|

So I guess it's settled. The hero names in Heroes 5 are definitely better than some...
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Postby ThunderTitan » Feb 11 2006, 23:35

Actualy there worse because they were meant to be serious. :disagree:
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Postby LordHoborgXVII » Feb 12 2006, 1:00

Baron Von Tarkin rhymes better with Grand Moff Tarkin.

... And Cambounet totally does not rhyme with Boba Fett. :devious:

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Postby ThunderTitan » Feb 12 2006, 1:28

We should start a petition to get Ubi to replace Fabrice with someone who's name rhyme with Boba Fett. Or at least Jango. :D
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Postby LordHoborgXVII » Feb 12 2006, 1:40

Kinda missed the point there, methinks:
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Postby ThunderTitan » Feb 12 2006, 1:59

Damn rhymes... so ur saying that Darth Lucas is actualy behind the Heroes series, and that all of this names are actualy his clever way of letting people know this. and if we go to confront him he'll kill most of us with his lightsabre and then start hisssssing like some 12 year old?
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Postby LordHoborgXVII » Feb 12 2006, 2:03

:x Umm... of COURSE not...
I'm just saying... that Darth Lucas is behind the Academy Town, which is behind all these blue smileys, which are trying to take over Heroes, and he doesn't want to reveal his true identity, so if we say anything about it he'll throttle us with those gigantic genie hands, and maybe he'll pull our heads off and replace them with silly hats so that nobody would notice.
If you think about it... it's actually... quite SCARY. :scared:
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Postby ThunderTitan » Feb 12 2006, 2:08

Great, not that I know all this I won't be able to sleep at night. :|

And seeing as it's night right now where I am, I really should be sleeping. Laterzzzzz.....
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Postby Mutare Drake » Feb 12 2006, 2:08

ThunderTitan wrote:What are you talking about. I'm sure Spazz Maticus took alot of mental effort to visualize. :devious:

Ha ha ha ha ha! The names towards the end were...umm, unforgettable. Most likely not in a good way.

As I said before, I like that the new names seem to have some form of meaning. @ Lord Hoborg, about the scientific nature of the Wizards - it would seem a bit more appropriate to name them stuff like "wisdom", "knowledge", or "power" translated maybe, but who knows, maybe there's some other idea they've got that makes sense.

EDIT: IRT the last few posts - you guys are crazy. ;)

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Postby ThunderTitan » Feb 12 2006, 2:24

Mutare Drake wrote:EDIT: IRT the last few posts - you guys are crazy. ;)


Shhhh...... you don't tell tired crazy people that you think they're crazy. I mean, they're crazy, who knows what they'll do.... :jester: :bugsquash: :beheading: :o[ :gun: :hanged: :sweat: :snore:
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Postby greenchylde » Feb 12 2006, 4:15

i think the infantry commander looks like bruce willis :D hehe

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Postby Gaidal Cain » Feb 12 2006, 8:09

theLuckyDragon wrote:Speaking of that... Mongo always made me thing of a large fluffy red cat. Or of mango.


Mongo happens to be a rather strong insult in Swedish for someone that's mentally handicapped. Having it as the name for a barbarian isn't entirely unfitting, even if it isn't within good taste.
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