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Carbine Studios: Change Path of Explorer to Path of Scout

Discussion in 'WildStar Classes & Paths' started by Torquetum, Aug 7, 2013.

  1. Torquetum

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    Brought to you by Serenity an Exile Guild​
    Paths. A huge new aspect of gaming coming from Wildstar. Oh, it's so special! Soldier, Settler, Scientist, Explorer. But wait a gosh darn minute. Notice anything there? No?
    Soldier
    Settler
    Scientist
    Explorer
    How about now? Do you see it? It's right there. That's right. Where the heck did that "E" word come from?
    ex·plor·er (k-splôrr, -splr-)
    n.
    1. One that explores, especially one that explores a geographic area,
    2. An implement or a tool used for exploring; a probe.
    Aren't we all explorers when we play MMORPGs? How many times as your playing an MMORPG, you said to yourself, "Self, whats over there?" and then, because you didn't know any better, went over there? That's called exploring and that makes you an...wait for it...explorer.
    As members of Serenity(see what I did there?), we want...nay...we demand that Explorer be replaced with Scout!
    Scout (skout)
    n.
    1. One that is dispatched from a main body to gather information,
    2. A dogs name.
    Now that means when exploring, you go first. A scout goes before anyone else goes. In other words when you're playing a MMOPRG and you say to yourself, "Self, whats over there?" you remember what happened last time and so you send some other numbskull first, that makes them...wait for it...the scout. I mean, the Scout.
    So now you see that the paths should be, the four S's
    Soldier
    Settler
    Scientist
    Scout
    Paths! Now bigger, brighter, and sparkly with more Sex appeal and a little sprinkling of spit from that guy of there with the lisp.
    Brought to you by Serenity an Exile guild.

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  2. Torquetum

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    :roflamo:

    I still get surprise by people, thank you for that :D

    (1 support and 99 needed...so you think you can change it with 100?) :p
  4. THIS AURINS ON FIRE!!!!!!

    THIS AURINS ON FIRE!!!!!! Cupcake-About-Town

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    but scout is a settler mission type!!!!!!........:confused:
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    I can vote for this. :)
  6. Mellkor

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    Nope, Not for me.
  7. Jugernaught

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    : one that explores; especially: a person who travels in search of geographical or scientific information

    Get better sources before start up a silly post, straight from Webster dictionary, at some point you'd think that when a description of an explorer says "one that explores an already occupied geographical area" common sense would kick in and you'd think, perhaps this source isn't valid?
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  8. Jugernaught

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    And yet another rebuttle, Websters definition of a Scout. And from what I have seen your enemy in game technically is the opposing faction and a bit less the worlds inhabitants. Now sure when exploring you will have to kill monsters, but your main goal is to explore the planet itself. Now unless your enemy is the planet, and you yourself are also a world hating death monger, your entire argument about changing the path name is completely upside down.

    The flyer for the completely unresearched petition however was nicely done, but as to your points for the name change are completely void. Enjoy.

    : to explore an area to obtain information (as about an enemy)
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  9. ruff_ethereal

    ruff_ethereal Well-Known Cupcake

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    I'm up for it, if only for glorious alliteration. I still like the sound of 3SE (three-see), though.
  10. Vaos

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    To be fair, since the advent of quest markers, I'm pretty sure most players never do that.
  11. Bravadorado

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    Okay, I had a whole big post but sudden power outage messed that all up, so here are the cliff notes.

    It seems like you missed the point.

    The definitions aren't strict, they are meant to be humorous and are semi-fabricated on purpose.

    Explorer is a term we can all use to describe ourselves in an MMO, we are there to explore the content and then be challenged by it. If you aren't exploring the content, then you just wasted over half of the MMO and are likely just there for E-sports or something.

    Scout can't be used for everyone, and it is a much better term for what the explorer is, also it has smexy alliteration. An explorer just explores, but a scout goes first, explores the most, and is unit you would see in a faction war such as this.

    I know for a fact that Torquetum worked rather diligently on this project, for some fun in our WSC community as well as trying to make a neat change in the game. You're nitpicking about a very small and singular part of a large project that ultimately was designed to be humorous and fabricated (The definitions, not the project). Please read an entire post before you decide to speak on it, or if you did read the entire post, then please make your counter argument something a bit more substantial and ensure that you understand the concept completely by asking questions.

    That all said, this is great work by Torquetum, and I'd like to see it succeed if for no other reason (And it does have many other reasons to succeed) so that he gets the credit due for this well thought out and well designed project. Thanks to those who have supported it thus far, and here's hoping we see many more ^^
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  12. Pmizzrym

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    People are very very

    Bored
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  13. Kataryna

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  14. BlindSear

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    I'd like to say that I have the indifference of a thousand suns about the exact name of a path. Being that you put so much time and effort into it, sure.
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    I could see the name change working as it sounds more like a rank in the expedition crew.
    Sending an expedition to a new planet makes them all explorers.
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    Someone spent time and energy into this, telling them that's it's silly or meaningless is just rude.
    The whole post is made in a humorous fashion, the definition are intentionally made to be funny.

    If you want to support it, then that's great, go sign the petition, post it on your social networks or do something as little as making a post here with some encouraging words. If not, then I don't see any reason to insult Torquetum or his efforts; make some constructive criticism, tell him what he could do to make it better, but if you have nothing constructive or nice to say, then it's better not to say anything at all.
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  17. Pmizzrym

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    If it's a joke it wasn't funny at all.
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    I agree if only because Explorer is the only path named directly after the Bartle type to which it corresponds. Naming after the archetypes isn't a good idea because the idea is that everyone does at least a little bit of all of them. The Soldier path, for example, is not called the "killer" because everyone in this game is going to kill some stuff... which means everyone is a "killer," but a Soldier is someone whose job it is to kill stuff, hence the separate name. Everyone is at least partially a socializer, but not everyone is a Settler. Likewise, everyone will do some exploration, so calling only a certain path the "Explorer" is misleading. Change the name to one that sounds like an occupation or a specialist, not a Bartle type. Scout makes as much sense as any.
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  19. Shady

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    The petition is not a joke. What I said was that the person who made it has a high sense of humor which is clearly reflected in how he presents the petition; you not understanding the humor in it is exclusive to you, but that doesn't make it any less funny for those who understand it.
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  20. AcidBaron

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    Nope, when thinking of scout i think of this.

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