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Post Post #2525  (ISO)  » Fri Sep 11, 2020 3:37 pm

I only like my rolls Kaiser.
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Post Post #2526  (ISO)  » Fri Sep 11, 2020 8:59 pm

I'm fundamentally opposed to titles based on unusual rand sequences. They don't actually indicate anything about the user.
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Post Post #2527  (ISO)  » Fri Sep 11, 2020 9:11 pm

Korina has a title about being associated with cults.
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Post Post #2528  (ISO)  » Fri Sep 11, 2020 10:18 pm

Got it thru an event tho
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Post Post #2529  (ISO)  » Fri Sep 11, 2020 10:25 pm

I believe the problem with the title isn't the cult association, it's that the title is based entirely off of good RNG. When I think Cult Leader, I think of an incredibly charming, yet cunning individual who would gladly sacrifice anything for their personal gain. Which isn't what has been described.
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Post Post #2530  (ISO)  » Fri Sep 11, 2020 10:28 pm

Is Drew’s general personality cult leader like? Either way I like it but that would legitimize the title very well
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Post Post #2531  (ISO)  » Fri Sep 11, 2020 10:28 pm

In fact animorpher seems to think the same thing?
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Post Post #2532  (ISO)  » Fri Sep 11, 2020 10:32 pm

I'd never make the association without him having randed cult leader 140 times.
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Post Post #2533  (ISO)  » Sat Sep 12, 2020 1:08 am

In post 2526, Isis wrote:I'm fundamentally opposed to titles based on unusual rand sequences. They don't actually indicate anything about the user.

i think that recognizing interesting, funny, or otherwise notable events that happen to people are another good and historical purpose of titles. even if it doesn't reflect on the user's personality or anything, it reflects something notable about them

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Post Post #2534  (ISO)  » Sat Sep 12, 2020 5:43 am

Mastina does have a point here...

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Post Post #2535  (ISO)  » Sat Sep 12, 2020 2:48 pm

In post 2533, northsidegal wrote:
In post 2526, Isis wrote:I'm fundamentally opposed to titles based on unusual rand sequences. They don't actually indicate anything about the user.

i think that recognizing interesting, funny, or otherwise notable events that happen to people are another good and historical purpose of titles. even if it doesn't reflect on the user's personality or anything, it reflects something notable about them



And I'm all for memorable events being titled for (hello, my own title) but this isn't memorable or even good.

Here's my reasoning

Korina has a similar title for different reasons. Anyone who sees both titles without knowing will assume the two are related. Strike one.
The event of "rolling cult leader six times straight" isn't particularly memorable (unless you have a fondness for math), nor something that he had any choice over (unless we count as not signing up for the game as a choice). Strike two.
It doesn't fit his personality. Strike three.

Title's outta here.
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Post Post #2536  (ISO)  » Sat Sep 12, 2020 3:08 pm

Nominate Hectic for “Mad Hatter”

He has an endearing but wild sense of humour and both his posting as well as the games he’s modded, totally reflect that, so I think that title would suit him well.
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Post Post #2537  (ISO)  » Sat Sep 12, 2020 3:39 pm

i'll nth mad hatter ig
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Post Post #2538  (ISO)  » Sat Sep 12, 2020 6:51 pm

nth mad hatter!

i think it suits hectic's personality really well! also, he always has a hat on
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Post Post #2539  (ISO)  » Sat Sep 12, 2020 8:43 pm

nth mad hatter. i like it in part because of Hectic's fondness for roleplaying many different characters, though i only have personal experience with Undertale. as in "man of many hats".
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Post Post #2540  (ISO)  » Sat Sep 12, 2020 8:50 pm

nth it as well. Mayor Top Hat is truly mad
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Post Post #2541  (ISO)  » Sat Sep 12, 2020 9:28 pm

nth mad hatter
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Post Post #2542  (ISO)  » Sun Sep 13, 2020 5:10 am

In post 2533, northsidegal wrote:
In post 2526, Isis wrote:I'm fundamentally opposed to titles based on unusual rand sequences. They don't actually indicate anything about the user.
i think that recognizing interesting, funny, or otherwise notable events that happen to people are another good and historical purpose of titles. even if it doesn't reflect on the user's personality or anything, it reflects something notable about them
I actually feel similarly to this, in that I feel like titles based around humorous rng and disproportionately rolling certain roles are good, but I recognize also that there's a similar title for Korina not based on Korina's RNG but rather Korina's personality, and that the title is likely to fade quickly. I want more discussion before making a decision here.

In post 2541, Pink Ball wrote:nth mad hatter
The support is there and I actually get it, so the impetus is on any opposition to the title to give any reason not to move forward with it:
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Post Post #2543  (ISO)  » Sun Sep 13, 2020 6:27 am

mad hatter is great!
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Post Post #2544  (ISO)  » Sun Sep 13, 2020 1:42 pm

Mad Hatter is good.

Cult Recruiter, on the other hand, lacks redeeming qualities.
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Post Post #2545  (ISO)  » Sun Sep 13, 2020 2:01 pm

Mad hatter is good.
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Post Post #2546  (ISO)  » Sun Sep 13, 2020 6:20 pm

In post 2535, animorpherv1 wrote:Korina has a similar title for different reasons. Anyone who sees both titles without knowing will assume the two are related. Strike one.
The event of "rolling cult leader six times straight" isn't particularly memorable (unless you have a fondness for math), nor something that he had any choice over (unless we count as not signing up for the game as a choice). Strike two.
It doesn't fit his personality. Strike three.


Eh.

First of all, the two titles are vaguely related, it just takes a bit of knowledge of the players in question to figure that out. Both of them signed up for basically every game with cults in them for a long period of time because both of them like cults a lot. Drew randed cult leader a ton, Korina has actively campaigned to get more cult games going. But both of them undoubtedly have a large fondness for cults and cult games.

(For reference, Drew was also in: viewtopic.php?f=84&t=81570, viewtopic.php?f=4&t=81744, viewtopic.php?f=56&t=81273, all of which had cults. Him being a cult leader via gamblers fallacy was a topic in at least one of them.)

Second, it probably wouldn't be memorable if Drew hadn't leaned into the curve. From a recent game:

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Doctor Drew wrote:Also, obligatory......'Swear I am not 3p this time guys' post.


As it stands, it is fairly memorable as evidenced by the pattern Hectic brought up starting literally a year ago and Hectic still remembering it.

I'm not a big fan of the title, but I don't think the grounds on which you're arguing against it seem particularly strong.
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Post Post #2547  (ISO)  » Tue Sep 29, 2020 1:23 am

I nominate Datisi for easy to bully.
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