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Title: Name the 14th Anniversary badge!
Post by: Leandro on March 20, 2018, 07:58:59 PM
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This badge needs a name!

Voting is now open! Select up to 3 badge names from the list above.
You can change your vote until the poll closes.



It's that time again! From now until April 9th, the community can suggest names for the 14th Anniversary badge. A poll to select the definite winner will go up on April 10th until April 30th. That's 20 days for this thread, and 20 days for the voting thread.

The rules are the same as last year: it has to be one word, and it should be usable to describe a character; "Celebrant" is someone who celebrates, "Rhapsodic" is someone who is exceptionally emotional, "Torchbearer" is someone who carries a torch, "Timeless" is someone who is not affected by the passage of time. We're following the same theme.

Similarly when it comes to theme, this is a celebration of the game's anniversary! It should have positive connotations. "Punisher" or "Tyrant" really won't do. There's a lot of discussion about it that you can refer to in last year's threads, so they are linked at the bottom. No name is being grandfathered in, they all need to be nominated by someone in this thread in order to make the cut.

Previous topics:
Name the 13th Anniversary Badge (https://www.cohtitan.com/forum/index.php?topic=12530.0) / Vote for the 13th Anniversary Badge Name! (https://www.cohtitan.com/forum/index.php?topic=12571.0)



Voting is now open! Select up to 3 badge names from the list above.
You can change your vote until the poll closes.
Title: Re: Name the 14th Anniversary badge!
Post by: Lithy on March 20, 2018, 08:12:18 PM
Right off the bat, I'm going to nominate last year's runners up:  Timeless and Everlasting.  Both were good choices then, and still are. 

Title: Re: Name the 14th Anniversary badge!
Post by: LdyPirate on March 20, 2018, 08:14:41 PM
Perfect Times Two
Title: Re: Name the 14th Anniversary badge!
Post by: Leandro on March 20, 2018, 08:29:27 PM
Right off the bat, I'm going to nominate last year's runners up:  Timeless and Everlasting.  Both were good choices then, and still are.

Lithy, have you been drinking? Timeless won last year. Everlasting, Resurgent and Unquenchable were the runners-up.
Title: Re: Name the 14th Anniversary badge!
Post by: Lithy on March 20, 2018, 08:58:46 PM
Maaaaybe ;)  So I'll nominate Resurgent and Everlasting.
Title: Re: Name the 14th Anniversary badge!
Post by: ObsidianLight on March 20, 2018, 10:16:11 PM
Maaaaybe ;)  So I'll nominate Resurgent and Everlasting.

This. ^
Title: Re: Name the 14th Anniversary badge!
Post by: Arc-Mage on March 21, 2018, 12:50:10 AM
Fidelity

my two cents anyways.
Title: Re: Name the 14th Anniversary badge!
Post by: ricochet on March 21, 2018, 02:01:14 AM
Stubborn? :)

Intrepid?
Title: Re: Name the 14th Anniversary badge!
Post by: Captain Electric on March 21, 2018, 04:03:56 AM
Badge McBadgeface!
Title: Re: Name the 14th Anniversary badge!
Post by: Staxxy on March 21, 2018, 07:18:42 AM
I propose Undying, Eternal, Undiminished, or Unrelenting/Relentless
Title: Re: Name the 14th Anniversary badge!
Post by: LateNights on March 21, 2018, 09:33:23 AM
Late Nights

 ;)
Title: Re: Name the 14th Anniversary badge!
Post by: Marine X on March 21, 2018, 10:19:01 AM
Perpetual

Incessent
Title: Re: Name the 14th Anniversary badge!
Post by: Hyperstrike on March 21, 2018, 12:18:29 PM
Inexorable
Title: Re: Name the 14th Anniversary badge!
Post by: Vee on March 21, 2018, 01:10:21 PM
I feel like this is the year to get Pantsless on the ballot, hoping it pulls a Tim Raines in the late 2020's
Title: Re: Name the 14th Anniversary badge!
Post by: Lithy on March 21, 2018, 10:13:01 PM
Stubborn? :)

Intrepid?

Intrepid was a Flashback badge. 

Stubborn was not in use, though. :)

I propose Undying, Eternal, Undiminished, or Unrelenting/Relentless

Undying and Relentless were Debt Repayment badges. Eternal was a Veteran Badge. 

Undiminished and Unrelenting are valid under Leo's rules.

Perpetual

Incessent

Perpetual was a crafting badge.  Incessant is valid.
Title: Re: Name the 14th Anniversary badge!
Post by: Globetrotter on March 21, 2018, 10:14:39 PM
I would like to offer Unquenchable again. It means unable to satisfy. Our torches will burn forever!
Title: Re: Name the 14th Anniversary badge!
Post by: Staxxy on March 22, 2018, 01:45:53 AM
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Undying and Relentless were Debt Repayment badges. Eternal was a Veteran Badge. 

Undiminished and Unrelenting are valid under Leo's rules.

thank you! I had this brain itch that they were already out there but I could NOT remember (or find an easily searchable list at the time)
Title: Re: Name the 14th Anniversary badge!
Post by: Diesel Punk on March 22, 2018, 04:59:47 PM
I nominate 'Invictus', which means Undefeated.
Title: Re: Name the 14th Anniversary badge!
Post by: KidKourage on March 26, 2018, 01:04:47 PM
Patriarch
Title: Re: Name the 14th Anniversary badge!
Post by: saipaman on March 26, 2018, 06:19:10 PM
It isn't glamorous, buy how about 'Standard'?

As in, "City of Heroes remains the standard by which other games are judged".
Title: Re: Name the 14th Anniversary badge!
Post by: Kuriositys Kat on March 26, 2018, 08:11:53 PM
Going to throw "Spirited" back in the ring.  We hold the City in our hearts and Paragon Chat gives us the Spirit of the City.  We are a very "Spirited" community in keeping the torch lit.
Title: Re: Name the 14th Anniversary badge!
Post by: Nyghtshade on March 27, 2018, 01:18:58 AM
Undaunted.
Title: Re: Name the 14th Anniversary badge!
Post by: Lycantropus on March 27, 2018, 03:54:43 PM
I would like to offer Unquenchable again. It means unable to satisfy. Our torches will burn forever!

/em holdtorch

Unquenchable for sure! Though that may work better as a 15th or maybe even 20th...

Fitting with the previous years trends, how about "Everlasting" or "Unassailable"?

Lyc~

Title: Re: Name the 14th Anniversary badge!
Post by: Marine X on March 28, 2018, 05:51:52 PM
I think these are available:

Ecstatic

Exuberant
Title: Re: Name the 14th Anniversary badge!
Post by: Turbospeed on April 02, 2018, 01:30:55 PM
Fortunate
Title: Re: Name the 14th Anniversary badge!
Post by: Cold Bob on April 06, 2018, 02:02:58 PM
Never-Ending

(Spell-check would say that's one word...)

Thank you!
Title: Re: Name the 14th Anniversary badge!
Post by: majordeej on April 07, 2018, 03:05:56 AM
Seeing as how I have a few time-power related characters, "Timeless" garners my vote.
Title: Re: Name the 14th Anniversary badge!
Post by: Captain Electric on April 08, 2018, 03:52:01 AM
You're in luck!

Timeless won last year. ;)

(Then again, maybe this is because you went back in time and rigged the vote....)
Title: Re: Name the 14th Anniversary badge!
Post by: Tahquitz on April 08, 2018, 04:25:44 AM
Among other prior Anniversary Badges: Celebrant, Reveler, Pursuer/Elusive, Merrymaker, Entertainer, Jubilant, Exultant, Lucky, Rhapsodic.

Any other badge name can searched on Paragon Wiki (https://paragonwiki.com), so folks can see if the name is already used as a badge or not.
Title: Re: Name the 14th Anniversary badge!
Post by: Captain Electric on April 09, 2018, 03:59:50 AM
I'm going to throw in a couple of suggestions, Unflinching and Indelible. (I also still like Spirited.)

Unflinching because, what are you nuts?--Unflinching doesn't need an explanation; you wear a badge title like that because you're a bad ass, 'nuff said. And basically, that's this community in a nutshell. (Although I can't take credit for the suggestion, I saw it thrown around somewhere by somebody else, I can't remember.)

Indelible doesn't pack as much punch, but it doesn't have to. Looking at Tahquitz's examples above, not every badge title needs to one-up the last title in defiant vigor. Some of them were just about giving a celebratory or sentimental vibe, not necessarily a vibe drenched in conflict.

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in·del·i·ble
inˈdeləb(ə)l/Submit
adjective
(of ink or a pen) making marks that cannot be removed.
syonyms: ineradicable, permanent, lasting, ingrained, persisting, enduring, unfading, unforgettable, haunting, never to be forgotten
"indelible memories"
not able to be forgotten or removed.
"his story made an indelible impression on me"
sy   onyms: ineradicable, permanent, lasting, ingrained, persisting, enduring, unfading, unforgettable, haunting, never to be forgotten
"indelible memories"



And originally I was going to throw Resurgent into the ring; but I wanted to see whether anyone else would think to. (And other than Lithy throwing it out as a drunken afterthought, no one has. ;D)

I can't think about that word (Resurgent) without also thinking about the day Zwillinger announced a new powerset just hours before NCSoft ambushed and canned Paragon Studios, and mere weeks before a feature-packed Issue 24 would have released. Two new powersets had just been introduced the previous month. Three new powersets and a new power pool were planned for release within the next month.

Issue 24: Resurgence.

I've always hoped the community would choose it as a badge title (Resurgent) when it's the most likely to be a proper <expletive> gut-punch to NCSoft to avenge their horrible mismanagement of our game and community and one of the best dev teams ever; such as when games like City of Titans, Ship of Heroes, Valiance Online and Heroes and Villains are launching (Btw whatever happened to AP Revival?). You might think NCSoft would never notice; but if timed right, the gaming press would certainly help us make NCSoft notice, and it would benefit the spiritual successors with extra publicity.

But regarding these games, right now I kind of feel like the general sentiment out there on Facebook and forums and such is more on the side of, "Show me; I can be as supportive as all get-out, but still say show me." And I totally think fans can be forgiven for being both supportive and realistic. :)
Title: Re: Name the 14th Anniversary badge!
Post by: Leandro on April 10, 2018, 04:02:22 AM
Nominations are now closed! This is the list of eligible badge names:

Ecstatic
Everlasting
Exuberant
Fortunate
Incessent
Indelible
Inexorable
Invictus
Neverending
Resurgent
Spirited
Standard
Stubborn
Unassailable
Undiminished
Unflinching
Unquenchable
Unrelenting

Names that didn't make the cut, and reasons why:

Eternal   (Veteran badge)
Fidelity (adjective form would be Fidelitous, meaning Faithful)
Intrepid (Ouroboros badge)
Pantsless (no)
Patriarch (meaning "male head of family", doesn't fit theme)
Perpetual (Invention badge)
Relentless (Achievement badge)
Timeless (Event badge)
Undaunted (Achievement badge)
Undying (Achievement badge)
Title: Re: Name the 14th Anniversary badge!
Post by: eabrace on April 10, 2018, 11:42:17 AM
Pantsless (no)
That badge is just a gimme, anyway.  :D
Title: Re: Name the 14th Anniversary badge!
Post by: Captain Electric on April 10, 2018, 02:05:06 PM
Someone voted for Indelible! I didn't even like it enough to vote for it and it was my suggestion!

Also I forgot to suggest Pantsless McBadgeface.
Title: Re: Name the 14th Anniversary badge!
Post by: eabrace on April 10, 2018, 02:06:45 PM
Also I forgot to suggest Pantsless McBadgeface.
The true embodiment of the spirit of CoH.
Title: Re: Name the 14th Anniversary badge!
Post by: Arc-Mage on April 10, 2018, 05:33:56 PM
Some of those are neck and neck. Have we ever have a tie?
Title: Re: Name the 14th Anniversary badge!
Post by: Vee on April 10, 2018, 07:52:14 PM
A tie adds an extra touch of class to the pantsless look.
Title: Re: Name the 14th Anniversary badge!
Post by: duane on April 10, 2018, 09:34:10 PM
Without Pants
Title: Re: Name the 14th Anniversary badge!
Post by: Tahquitz on April 11, 2018, 01:45:24 AM
That's two words.  And suggestions are over.
Title: Re: Name the 14th Anniversary badge!
Post by: Leandro on April 11, 2018, 06:03:38 AM
Some of those are neck and neck. Have we ever have a tie?

You can change your vote at any time, so you can use your second or third choice vote to prevent a tie.
Title: Re: Name the 14th Anniversary badge!
Post by: X. Sor Xist on April 13, 2018, 10:50:12 PM
I did my part! "Stubborn" ftw!  ;D
Title: Re: Name the 14th Anniversary badge!
Post by: Lycantropus on April 18, 2018, 04:14:09 AM
Voted! :)

Lyc~
Title: Re: Name the 14th Anniversary badge!
Post by: FarenHeight on April 19, 2018, 04:09:08 AM
Oh HI!
Title: Re: Name the 14th Anniversary badge!
Post by: Nyghtshade on April 30, 2018, 01:41:32 PM
Did anyone receive the new Badge and Title at the event Saturday?
Title: Re: Name the 14th Anniversary badge!
Post by: Captain Electric on April 30, 2018, 02:49:22 PM
Voting hasn't ended, goes through today.
Title: Re: Name the 14th Anniversary badge!
Post by: KidKourage on May 02, 2018, 01:46:38 AM
A cheer for Everlasting!  No offense Capt. Electric, but your rant pitch sounded more like a desire to shove a sharp stick in NCSoft’s (let’s say) eye than about celebrating the game’s legacy.  Fact is, Resurgent simply doesn’t apply.  The game has had zero players for five and a half years, and resurged by exactly zero more in these last 365 days.  With 84 people voting, it’s hard to even apply the word to the community as a whole.  And as for the sharp stick, do you think anyone from NCSoft bothers with the Titan Network?  Pay lawyers to hunt through it daily looking for something actionable sure, but actual employees?  I could not get behind you.  I was stunned that nomination was allowed being neither accurate nor in the spirit of the contest.
Two cheers for Everlasting!  Most entries had to be propped up with a sales pitch; which, if you need to explain… meh.  I provide my single word and it was still taken out of context!  I meant ‘originator of the genome’.  If I’d had to pitch it?  “This year, as all the heirs apparent and spiritual successors of City move into Alpha and Beta testing, it is clear that those design groups feel a sense of lineage – they are inspired by and consider themselves descendants of City of Heroes.  Which makes our game the granddaddy, progenitor, or (drumroll) patriarch of all that is soon to happen.”
I’d much prefer ‘male head of family’ over blueprint, prototype, or any other nonliving synonym of precedence.  Everlasting is six-degrees-of-Kevin-Bacon from my offering, but it does invoke a sense of grace and grandeur and age that I can get behind.  I like it.  I support it.  Three cheers for Everlasting!
Title: Re: Name the 14th Anniversary badge!
Post by: Vee on May 02, 2018, 02:30:40 AM
So if I go make a character called Gobstopper to go with this will someone be able to give me a "Tastes like snozzberries" gold title?
Title: Re: Name the 14th Anniversary badge!
Post by: Captain Electric on May 02, 2018, 03:25:58 AM
I could not get behind you.  I was stunned that nomination was allowed being neither accurate nor in the spirit of the contest.

I'm surprised you're allowed, being neither accurate nor in the spirit of the contest. (I'm only being cheeky, don't go nuts. :D) But seriously, by your own criteria, Everlasting is even less accurate than Resurgent, because the game is even less everlasting than it is resurgent. (Hint: because it... didn't turn out to be everlasting.)

The weird part is, you did get behind me: as my post suggested, the community isn't resurgent... so why vote for an anniversary badge title that claims it is? (You'll notice that it was a runner up--meaning a significant portion of voters somehow disagree with both of us.)

But you're again inaccurate to imply the Titan Network is the community. It isn't. The wider community is spread across spiritual successors and other forums where veterans gather to either reminisce or collectively soldier on (or both). The Titan Network, as you kind of point out, makes up a tiny slice of that pie. I think you're overlooking how big and delicious this pie is.  (https://imageshack.com/a/img713/8065/9x3.gif)

But this is why Resurgent might one day apply: these anniversary badges aren't game badges as much as they're community badges. And in that spirit, I totally agree with you that Everlasting is an appropriate badge; I even agree with you that Resurgent isn't. But I very much disagree that it couldn't ever be -- if the community earned it, with a lot of hard work that's admittedly unprecedented for an MMO community. But if you're "stunned" that Resurgent is even allowed, maybe you have less faith in the folks in this community than you ought to.

(drumroll) patriarch

No.
Title: Re: Name the 14th Anniversary badge!
Post by: Youbseep on May 16, 2018, 09:38:27 AM
resurgent or everlasting"/:)
Title: Re: Name the 14th Anniversary badge!
Post by: Captain Electric on June 20, 2018, 05:31:12 AM
resurgent or everlasting"/:)

Yes.