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12 months ago
Hi all,

I've heard a few times now that certain units are problematic because of religious association.

I looked over (hopefully all) units and buildings and here are the ones I found:

Religious:
Lucifer, sometimes name of the devil. Originally from roman myth.
Trinity, the essence of God.
Djinn, a spirit in Islam. Originally from arabian myth.

Undead:
Revenant, someone that returned (as ghost or just from a long vacation).

Associated to religion:
Dante, poet that wrote about christian themes.

Mythical:
Athena, greek myth
Hercules aka Heracles, greek myth
Merlin aka Myrddin, welsh myth
Cerberus, greek myth
Artemis, greek myth

From all of these, only Lucifer and Trinity really stand out.
Dante is, as far as I can tell, not a saint or religious entity. It's not a biblical name, term or reference.
Djinns and Geenies feature quite often in fantasy genres, so I would assume this to be OK. I'm not educated on Islam, however.
Revenant is just a general ghost type. Sometimes undead are censored, but I think that's mainly the visualization.
The mythical names are generally not considered to be religious anymore.

Both the Lucifer and the Trinity name are used rarely in ZK.
I could probably count how many times I've heard someone say "Trinity" with 1 hand. People generally say "nux" or "nuke" instead.
Lucifer is usually shortened to "lucy", "luci" or "anni", and anyways the unit is not very popular at the moment.

It's still completely in the dark how many are actually offended by these names.
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12 months ago
We can call units: Unit-1, Unit-2, Unit-3.. So that no one would be offended in this world. (Kidding)
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12 months ago
No judgement- but I just can't understand how you can be bothered by the name “Lucifer” in an RTS game
Please someone enlighten me with your thought processes.
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12 months ago
USrankGOLDSTANDARD

well, I guess you know the story of Beetlejuice or Hanako from the Toilets.
Basically, there is the believe that words carry power, and calling the name of something channels power to the adressed.
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12 months ago
-_-
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12 months ago
quote:
well, I guess you know the story of Beetlejuice or Hanako from the Toilets.
Basically, there is the believe that words carry power, and calling the name of something channels power to the adressed.


If only somebody was tracking how many times Lucifer has been built ingame, we would be able to predict when building it again will indeed cause a catastrophe. Maybe once we reach a million of them built, we'll start to appreciate the problem.
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12 months ago
lucifer is the worst criminal.

do not be tricked by lucifer.
do not name a unit after the worst criminal.



i do not want to break the rules to discuss religion

i politely ask the admins to rename the unit to

annihilator
: a person or thing that entirely destroys a place, a group, an enemy, etc.
: one that annihilates something or someone

https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/annihilator




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12 months ago
I personally find more questionable unit names that suggest direct violence (ex: thug, impaler) than names that can mean different things to different people (trinity, lucifer).

But I guess says something about what is important to people.
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12 months ago
YOU CAN'T PLEASE ALL THE PEOPLE ALL THE TIME !

#HUMANS...
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12 months ago
I object to dirtbag because of suggestion of untidiness. I prefer rename to soilbag.
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12 months ago
I object to dirtbag because of suggestion of untidiness. I prefer rename to soilbag.
(Warning this post may contain facetious content)
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12 months ago
I fear the insult we do to the japaneses with our Shogun...

And I'm pretty sure COM can be understand in some politically way.

WAIT ! Aren't we telling each other to KILL coms all the time ? Oh, by the Princess, it's a game for FAR-RIGHTERS ! The TERRORISTS !

We are all going to jail !
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12 months ago
And SeaWolf is pecist. We didn't ask to use animal names.
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12 months ago
Emissary is also problematic because of garbage performance in the phallic artillery dominated cluster frick meta (see Lance, Impaler).
Buff please.
Also in support of ^unit-\d{3}$ naming convention.
(ambiguous)
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quote:
i politely ask the admins to rename the unit to

annihilator
: a person or thing that entirely destroys a place, a group, an enemy, etc.
: one that annihilates something or someone

While I like Annihilator, it can be assumed that officially ZK tries to avoid TA names.
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Anyway, I do not care what it`s called, I do not live in fear!

[Spoiler]


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12 months ago
Bring forth the holy hand grenade silo!
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12 months ago
quote:
Bring forth the holy hand grenade silo!
And we then call Cerberus: the Killer Rabbit of Caerbannog? Would make sense.
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all fear the devil, as it was the first one to demand equality.

this is stupid and pointless.
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12 months ago
mojjj,

explain please
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