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Name change for Wizard?

Discussion in 'Wizard' started by qOcOp, Oct 10, 2008. | Replies: 106 | Views: 11393

  1. qOcOp

    qOcOp IncGamers Member

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    Name change for Wizard?

    I dunno, it sounds so bland and generic....Wizard???? :coffee::coffee:
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    Re: Name change for Wizard?

    I thought the exact samething..... but looking at the lore, it fits in quite well sadly enough.
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    Re: Name change for Wizard?

    Can't complain i guess, Sorceress...meh....:coffee:
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    Re: Name change for Wizard?

    I like it.
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    Re: Name change for Wizard?

    As long as they don't go overboard and name the archer class "Ranger," it's good. Besides, the subversion is rather original - in most fantasy settings "Sorcerors" are the wild bunch, "Wizards" are the disciplined bunch.
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    Re: Name change for Wizard?

    I absolutely love the class.. but I hate the name! I agree on just a name change.
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    Re: Name change for Wizard?

    Here's what I don't get: Witchdoctor is very specific. Wizard is about as broad and non-specific as it gets. They're kind of all over the place...

    See, barb is from d2, but WD and Wizard aren't from the old games. Again, it's pretty inconsistant.

    Sooo....will it be "archer" or "toxopholite" (toxophilite means lover of archery). Will it be "priest" or "clergyman"?

    Heck, maybe there'll be an undead elf class the way things are going.
    Not complaining much; the wizard looks like great fun and good design. I'm just saying I see the point with the name choice. I would have prefered Spellbinder.

    Would it hurt to have just a little consistancy and order to the classes like in d1 and d2?
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    Re: Name change for Wizard?

    I actually really like it. "Wizard" is like a hardcore RPG name for a class. I definitely prefer it over Mage or Sorceress. Wizard is kinda lost in the old-school RPG days. And Harry Potter just raped it Spielberg/Lucas style.
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    Re: Name change for Wizard?

    Or, you know, maybe the phrase "Wizard" doesn't mean the same thing as it does in other fantasy settings? They made it pretty clear that "Wizard" is almost a derogatory term in Sanctuary as opposed to the more generic "Mage" or specific denomination of a mage-clan member, "Sorcerer/Sorceress."
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    Re: Name change for Wizard?

    Technically, the wizard is the sorcerer, but from what I gather from the article on the website, "wizard" is the common term for "sorcerer".

    And the word "wizard" is more gender neutral, unlike sorcerer, which is usually sorceress when feminine. The masculine and feminine for wizard is usually the same.
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    Re: Name change for Wizard?

    I'd rather have "conjurer" instead of "wizard" ;)
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    Re: Name change for Wizard?

    I'd rather not. Do you really want to see 9/10 players for this class with names like:

    Tim
    T1m
    T|m
    71M
    TI/\/\
    etc.

    sprouting off Monty Python jokes every game?
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    Re: Name change for Wizard?

    wish they had called it Magician.. eh, I guess it's all synonymous..
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    Re: Name change for Wizard?

    As far as I can see, the only appropriate non-generic name would've been Elementalist.

    But of all the possibilities, "wizard" does seem to fit the new personality the best. Forget historical and D&D/fantasy connotations, just listen to the sound of the word. It works.
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    Re: Name change for Wizard?

    Elementalist just reminds me of Titan Quest... so naa

    I like Wizard..... it's actually pretty uncommon these days.
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    Re: Name change for Wizard?

    I like Wizard. It brings back images of old dudes in robes and floppy hats, but instead of that you get a dynamic young character.
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    Re: Name change for Wizard?

    I would have liked an old granny teleports in front of diablo and cracks his head with a cane. How could you not like that?



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    Re: Name change for Wizard?

    That would also be really something to see. A bit silly, but very entertaining.



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    Re: Name change for Wizard?

    When you think about it most of the D2 classes are just as generic, just see the wizard used a bit more then some of the others. I care more about what they do then what their named personally.
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    Re: Name change for Wizard?

    I think the name is ok..

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