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Old 22.12.2011, 15:09   #1
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Default Consistency in Labels please

It sure confusing when people throw around "Blood" and "Stamina" but the game only shows "Endurance".

Please use the same term everywhere. You are only confusing everyone - noob and vet alike - by interchanging these terms. Whatever the label becomes, make sure the documentation and game screens use the same label.

Same goes for Clan, club, group, guild, gaggle, flock....
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Old 23.12.2011, 22:28   #2
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Default I complained about this earlier tonight

You can use any fancy officious language and if people don't understand, It's a bit like BLAH BLAH BLAH. The purpose of writing or speaking is to communicate if you aren't understood, you aren't communicating. Is English even these peoples first language?
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Old 23.12.2011, 23:14   #3
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Is English even these peoples first language?
Actually playa is based out of Germany, though not all of its gamestaff are.
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Old 24.12.2011, 07:47   #4
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Well, mine is norwegian, so no.
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Old 24.12.2011, 08:02   #5
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It sure confusing when people throw around "Blood" and "Stamina" but the game only shows "Endurance".

Please use the same term everywhere. You are only confusing everyone - noob and vet alike - by interchanging these terms. Whatever the label becomes, make sure the documentation and game screens use the same label.

Same goes for Clan, club, group, guild, gaggle, flock....
I agree that it's confusing and wish people would use the correct words.

The game does NOT only show "Endurance". Where hunters see "Endurance", vampires see "Blood" and werewolves see "Hunger". Hold your mouse over the stamina bar at the bottom to see this. If you've only ever played a hunter, then yes you'll only have seen "Endurance". For all types, the artificial blood, adrenaline and meat all say "+20 Endurance", so "Endurance" would probably be the best word to use.

Having all these different names, does make sense for the theme of the game, but very confusing when we want to talk about things in general that apply to all character types.
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Old 24.12.2011, 11:36   #6
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Ok, so in the case of Endurance/Blood/Hunger, it is a learning curve issue. Once people understand those 3 things are the same it is a little less confusing. I suppose that is also true for the "group", with humans joining an Order. I only play 1 character on s1 and that is it so I am unfamiliar with the other 2 choices. Is it Clan for vampires and Pack for werewolves?
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Old 30.12.2011, 13:17   #7
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you are correct, sir!
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Indeed. The terms are often used interchangeably because, well, they are. It's different nomenclature for the different classes. Meant to add a touch of spice but Playa is aware a dash of confusion comes from it as well.

You can see the same issue with guilds: orders, packs and clans.
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Old 03.01.2012, 00:20   #9
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KooPA - I understand why Playa set the terms the way they are, but I am not sure if this system is the most effective. Perhaps it would have been better to simply call these things one single term and used something else to add uniqueness to the different choices.

For example, you could have given vampires a large bonus at night, but a weakness during the day; werewolves could have been given a small bonus on full moon nights but no weaknesses; and the human hunters could have been given no bonuses but allowed more time to fight in since they are not limited to the night hours in order to be at their best.

But rather than making the game have an in-game form of identity, the makers instead decided to force an identity upon the classes just using words. And that is never a good thing. In the wake of that decision we are all forced to fight over terms such as clan / pack / order when a simple "group" or "guild" would have sufficed, and terms such as blood / endurance / stamina when a simple "actions" or "turns" would have sufficed.
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