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Leandro

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Vote for the 13th Anniversary Badge Name!
« on: April 11, 2017, 11:10:57 PM »


This badge needs a name!

During the last four years, I've been posting Anniversary badges on Twitter. Torchbearer (9th), Unstoppable (10th), Perseverant (11th) and Indomitable (12th) were names aimed at the community as a whole, for sticking around with the game while Titan got something like Paragon Chat ready. This year, we have Paragon Chat, so the community can start picking names for the Anniversary badges.

The "rule" for anniversary badges has been that it has to be a single word, and that it should refer to something uplifting or celebratory. It was that was for the "official" 9 badges, and I'm not about to break tradition. And, of course, it can't be a badge name that already exists.

Previous anniversary badge names: Celebrant, Reveler, Pursuer/Elusive, Merrymaker, Entertainer, Jubilant, Exultant, Lucky, Rhapsodic.

Names were gathered on this thread, and added in alphabetical order above. I culled the ones that were multiple words or don't fit the above rules. Here's the list of excluded ones and the reasons why:

$80M Dollar Baby (not one word)
13th Hour (not one word)
Alive (too close to Halloween badge It's Alive!)
Challenger (doesn't fit the theme)
Changer (doesn't fit the theme)
Destroyer of Worlds (not one word)
Devoted (already exists)
Eternal (already exists)
L'chaim! Happy Bar Mitzvah! (not one word)
Luminescence (I included Luminescent instead)
Nacho Lover (not one word)
Never-Ending (not one word)
Pantsless (no)
Paragon of Justice (not one word)
Persistent (already exists)
Punisher (doesn't fit the theme)
Staunch (already exists)
Steadfast (already exists)
Teenybopper (doesn't fit the theme, not gender neutral)
Triskaidekamaniac (not a real word)
Triskaidekaphabulous (not a real word)
Tyrant (really doesn't fit the theme)
Unforgiven (doesn't fit the theme)
What's The Point (not one word)

Words that passed the above filter but got talked out internally:

Contumacious (way too obscure a word)
Cromulent (reference to The Simpsons)
Karmic (doesn't really fit the theme)
Triskadekaphilic (focuses more on the number in the badge than the badge event)
Triskadekaphobic (as above, but also has negative connotations of fear)
Incessant (has negative connotations, used to refer to something annoying that won't stop)

And one that needs more in-depth explaining:

Lunatic



@Luna, badge hunter from the Freedom server and all-around nice gal, passed away due to cancer last month. The name is only being suggested as a tribute or memorial to her, which I really don't think it's appropriate; Ascendant got an NPC in game, and if Codewalker is willing, Luna could become one as well. But if the name is allowed to go into the voting pool, her friends would feel compelled to vote for it, regardless of other names' merits.

Now go and vote! And if you can, donate to cancer research. <Bleep!> cancer.

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Re: Vote for the 13th Anniversary Badge Name!
« Reply #1 on: April 11, 2017, 11:56:01 PM »
FPAL

I changed my mind and voted Communal. Thanks to whoever suggested that. It might not have the same defiant oomph as the last few badges, but it sits well next to Paragon Studios badges like Jubilant, Exultant, Lucky, and Rhapsodic.

This is the first anniversary under Paragon Chat's release, and the first anniversary badge voted on by the community. Whether Communal gets voted on or not (we all know it will be Unquenchable :D), it will always be the communal badge.

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Re: Vote for the 13th Anniversary Badge Name!
« Reply #2 on: April 12, 2017, 12:21:45 AM »
I went with Everlasting.


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Re: Vote for the 13th Anniversary Badge Name!
« Reply #3 on: April 12, 2017, 03:02:53 AM »
I think Resurgent would be good to keep in reserve for when (I hate to say "if") a working server emulator project goes live. When that happens there really will be a resurgence of the population.

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Re: Vote for the 13th Anniversary Badge Name!
« Reply #4 on: April 12, 2017, 03:13:32 AM »

Incessant (has negative connotations, used to refer to something annoying that won't stop)


NCSoft should award all of us the 'Incessant' badge.

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Re: Vote for the 13th Anniversary Badge Name!
« Reply #5 on: April 12, 2017, 03:15:30 AM »
Oooh, Prime.  I like it.  Probably won't win, but...

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Re: Vote for the 13th Anniversary Badge Name!
« Reply #6 on: April 12, 2017, 03:52:48 PM »
Glad to see that "Everlasting" and "Resurgent" are in the top range of votes at present, but can't really get behind "Unquenchable", which seems to be the current spot leader; sounds a bit too much like the tag line for a Pepsi ad - and we all know how those have turned out recently... :o

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Re: Vote for the 13th Anniversary Badge Name!
« Reply #7 on: April 12, 2017, 06:01:37 PM »
My vote is for insupressable, because you totally can't keep us down. *shoves NCSoft hard in the dirt*

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Re: Vote for the 13th Anniversary Badge Name!
« Reply #8 on: April 13, 2017, 12:16:16 AM »
I still went with Unquenchable. I just like the idea that our flames still burn bright (and can now again together in Paragon)

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Re: Vote for the 13th Anniversary Badge Name!
« Reply #9 on: April 13, 2017, 05:02:01 AM »
Fortuitous - Irony, cause unlucky 13...

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Re: Vote for the 13th Anniversary Badge Name!
« Reply #10 on: April 13, 2017, 05:08:13 AM »
This is probably a dumb question, but I just noticed it says "Pick your top 3 choices for the badge name", and I only picked one. If I click to remove my vote, will it open the poll back up so that I can use all of my votes?

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Re: Vote for the 13th Anniversary Badge Name!
« Reply #11 on: April 13, 2017, 05:51:44 AM »
Yes, Cap.

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Re: Vote for the 13th Anniversary Badge Name!
« Reply #12 on: April 15, 2017, 07:56:39 AM »
(we all know it will be Unquenchable :D)

Timeless just took the lead, Nostradamus.

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Re: Vote for the 13th Anniversary Badge Name!
« Reply #13 on: April 15, 2017, 03:24:45 PM »
Slightly in my defense, I became its 25th voter in an attempt to help keep Unquenchable or Resurgent from winning.

I have been pretty good about calling things like this in the past, though. 8) :P

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Re: Vote for the 13th Anniversary Badge Name!
« Reply #14 on: April 16, 2017, 05:25:03 AM »
Luminescent  (shining bright)

Auspicious  (some consider 13 to be so)

Resurgent (love the strength in this word)


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Re: Vote for the 13th Anniversary Badge Name!
« Reply #15 on: April 16, 2017, 05:58:07 PM »
Unspiritable
Thirtastic

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Re: Vote for the 13th Anniversary Badge Name!
« Reply #16 on: April 16, 2017, 06:12:01 PM »
Unspiritable
Thirtastic

The suggestion phase is over.  This is the vote. (Vote!  Scroll up!)
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Re: Vote for the 13th Anniversary Badge Name!
« Reply #17 on: April 25, 2017, 04:58:25 PM »
And the winner is Timeless! Look for it coming soonish.

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Re: Vote for the 13th Anniversary Badge Name!
« Reply #18 on: April 27, 2017, 03:28:26 AM »
"Timeless"!  Huzzah, I like it !   Will the Badge be given to everyone who attends Friday?

And can we display Badge Names now?

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Re: Vote for the 13th Anniversary Badge Name!
« Reply #19 on: April 27, 2017, 03:53:36 PM »
Anniversary badges are given to everyone, whether they attend or not, and whether they've been around or not. For instance, when you first install PChat, you are automatically given Anniversary badges for the 9th, 10th, 11th, and 12th anniversaries.

And yes, we've been able to display badge titles for a while.
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