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Re: Name the 14th Anniversary badge!
« Reply #40 on: April 18, 2018, 04:14:09 AM »
Voted! :)

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Re: Name the 14th Anniversary badge!
« Reply #41 on: April 19, 2018, 04:09:08 AM »
Oh HI!

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Re: Name the 14th Anniversary badge!
« Reply #42 on: April 30, 2018, 01:41:32 PM »
Did anyone receive the new Badge and Title at the event Saturday?

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Re: Name the 14th Anniversary badge!
« Reply #43 on: April 30, 2018, 02:49:22 PM »
Voting hasn't ended, goes through today.

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Re: Name the 14th Anniversary badge!
« Reply #44 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!

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Re: Name the 14th Anniversary badge!
« Reply #45 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?

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Re: Name the 14th Anniversary badge!
« Reply #46 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. 

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

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Re: Name the 14th Anniversary badge!
« Reply #47 on: May 16, 2018, 09:38:27 AM »
resurgent or everlasting"/:)

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Re: Name the 14th Anniversary badge!
« Reply #48 on: June 20, 2018, 05:31:12 AM »