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  Yizle

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12/15/12 6:43:48 PM#21
chuck norris
  Kyleran

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12/15/12 6:44:00 PM#22
Originally posted by grimgryphon
Originally posted by asmkm22
Originally posted by grimgryphon

What are the words that drive you crazy and why?

I guess my entry would be:

Hyperbole: Way too overused and usually incorrectly. It doesn't make you sound more intelligent.  Nothing says, "I'm in my first year at community college and I just learned a new word" like the term hyperbole.

Do you have an alternative to the word "hyperbole?"  The word is fine.  Hearing people try and pronounce it is kind of funny though.

Exaggerate.

Great, not enough that MMO's are dumbed down to the lowest possible level these days, now you want to take our language there too.

BTW, your use of hyperbole in your examples is quite good.  So is the irony of your OP.

 

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  Thorkune

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12/15/12 6:45:43 PM#23

People now jump on me for calling my character a "toon". But, that's what I learned to call them from my guildies in SWG.

But...the term that I hate is "plox"

  dreamsofwar

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12/15/12 6:48:43 PM#24
rouge
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12/15/12 6:48:45 PM#25
Originally posted by bigsmiff

People now jump on me for calling my character a "toon". But, that's what I learned to call them from my guildies in SWG.

But...the term that I hate is "plox"

I have always hated the term "toon."  Feels like I'm playing the game with a bunch of 11 year olds who just rode got back from the arcade to eat a balogne sandwich their mom made...

  Fearum

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12/15/12 6:50:16 PM#26
Not only MMO players use it but its very annoying to hear from news anchors and on espn its got to be the most over used word today...EPIC
  DMKano

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12/15/12 6:51:39 PM#27
Hmmm, I guess I just got over it, nothing bothers me now.
  User Deleted
12/15/12 6:53:00 PM#28
Originally posted by Fearum
Not only MMO players use it but its very annoying to hear from news anchors and on espn its got to be the most over used word today...EPIC

Yeah, that's a side effect of the bro mentality that resulted from sports franchises and rockband games.  It went from geek to mainstream really fast.

  Cecropia

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12/15/12 6:53:00 PM#29
Originally posted by asmkm22
Originally posted by grimgryphon
Originally posted by asmkm22

Do you have an alternative to the word "hyperbole?"  The word is fine.  Hearing people try and pronounce it is kind of funny though.

Exaggerate.

That word lacks the implied sarcasm or rhetoric that hyperbole conveys.  It would be like using the word fruit when you are talking about a banana.  Correct, but not accurate.

A few years ago you saw the word used next to never. Then, some sort of outbreak took place, and we now have everyone and their dogs spewing it up all over the place. The quest to be clever has reduced it's impact to squat. Similar to the case of "straw man argument". Instead of coming across as bright and original (which is obviously the intention), you just end up looking like a putz.

Overuse seems to be a problem with a lot of the examples in this thread. It's funny, much like the titles that make up this the genre, the gamers who play them are just as unoriginal and stagnant

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  coretex666

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12/15/12 6:53:02 PM#30

Greed / Greedy producers, related to that "MBA's, accountants" making games

Game producers are companies. These companies are created in order to generate profit. It would be nice if we all could accept it as a fact.

These MBA's are people that have education which is suitable for being in a management of a company. These people make the strategic decisions. It is how companies work. MMOs are product like any other. There is a strange habit shared by some MMO fans who think these games are something else than lets say a car from the business perspective. It isnt. You make cars to make profit. It is the same with games. Business is about numbers.

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  bcbully

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12/15/12 6:55:34 PM#31

Entitlement 

Speacial snowflake

Troll

 

edit- Amazing!

When I eat chocolate chip pie it just doesn't feel like chocolate chip cookies. The texture, the consistency, it's just not the same and this is disappointing.

  SirFubar

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12/15/12 6:57:44 PM#32
Zerg, the term is just badly used in MMO's, should stay in the starcraft universe.
  Zorgo

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12/15/12 6:57:51 PM#33
Originally posted by Cecropia
Originally posted by asmkm22
Originally posted by grimgryphon
Originally posted by asmkm22

Do you have an alternative to the word "hyperbole?"  The word is fine.  Hearing people try and pronounce it is kind of funny though.

Exaggerate.

That word lacks the implied sarcasm or rhetoric that hyperbole conveys.  It would be like using the word fruit when you are talking about a banana.  Correct, but not accurate.

A few years ago you saw the word used next to never. Then, some sort of outbreak took place, and we now have everyone and their dogs spewing it up all over the place. The quest to be clever has reduced it's impact to squat. Similar to the case of "straw man argument". Instead of coming across as bright and original (which is obviously the intention), you just end up looking like a putz.

Overuse seems to be a problem with a lot of the examples in this thread. It's funny, much like the titles that make up this the genre, the gamers who play them are just as unoriginal and stagnant

Hyperbole is the greatest term ever to be used in regards to mmo's - bar none;  from the past, for now and for the future, and anyone who thinks differently is the type which will bring our entire society to destruction.

  thecapitaine

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12/15/12 7:00:17 PM#34
"Entitled."  I don't know how or why this word has slithered into every single topic of discussion but it must self-immolate in the most excruciating and spectacular way possible.  It doesn't help that it's broadly misused both here and elsewhere, applied to anyone who has a complaint, request, or desire.  (Nevermind that innovation, discovery, freedom, and change of all kind most often results from wanting something beyond what one currently has).  It's just as provocative and dismissive as "fanboi" and "hater", a way for cranky gamers to wave away the other side's points without actually engaging in a discussion.  My grandparents' generation called my parents' generation selfish, my parents called my generation lazy and my generation calls my kids' generation entitled.  Wonder what the next generalized putdown will be.
  User Deleted
12/15/12 7:00:45 PM#35
Originally posted by dreamsofwar
rouge

 

*grin*  Now that's funny :-)

  User Deleted
12/15/12 7:00:48 PM#36
Originally posted by Cecropia
Originally posted by asmkm22
Originally posted by grimgryphon
Originally posted by asmkm22

Do you have an alternative to the word "hyperbole?"  The word is fine.  Hearing people try and pronounce it is kind of funny though.

Exaggerate.

That word lacks the implied sarcasm or rhetoric that hyperbole conveys.  It would be like using the word fruit when you are talking about a banana.  Correct, but not accurate.

A few years ago you saw the word used next to never. Then, some sort of outbreak took place, and we now have everyone and their dogs spewing it up all over the place. The quest to be clever has reduced it's impact to squat. Similar to the case of "straw man argument". Instead of coming across as bright and original (which is obviously the intention), you just end up looking like a putz.

Overuse seems to be a problem with a lot of the examples in this thread. It's funny, much like the titles that make up this the genre, the gamers who play them are just as unoriginal and stagnant

I agree that they do get used a bit more, but I would consider that a good thing.  People probably didn't use words like hyperbole 10 years ago because they never really knew of them, much less their applications or meanings.

I don't see the problem being people using those words more, but that the same fallacious arguments are being used to defend a position as before.  It's just that now the words to call those arguments out are more widely known, which is a good thing.

If you don't want someone throwing the word hyperbole around, then don't make hyperbolic statements.  If you don't want "strawman" accusations made against you, then don't ignore or distort their position in an attempt to better frame your retort.

It's pretty simple really.

 

As for this thread, my vote is the term "causation does not imply correlation" or any such varient.

 

  User Deleted
12/15/12 7:02:15 PM#37
Originally posted by Zorgo
Originally posted by Cecropia
Originally posted by asmkm22
Originally posted by grimgryphon
Originally posted by asmkm22

Do you have an alternative to the word "hyperbole?"  The word is fine.  Hearing people try and pronounce it is kind of funny though.

Exaggerate.

That word lacks the implied sarcasm or rhetoric that hyperbole conveys.  It would be like using the word fruit when you are talking about a banana.  Correct, but not accurate.

A few years ago you saw the word used next to never. Then, some sort of outbreak took place, and we now have everyone and their dogs spewing it up all over the place. The quest to be clever has reduced it's impact to squat. Similar to the case of "straw man argument". Instead of coming across as bright and original (which is obviously the intention), you just end up looking like a putz.

Overuse seems to be a problem with a lot of the examples in this thread. It's funny, much like the titles that make up this the genre, the gamers who play them are just as unoriginal and stagnant

Hyperbole is the greatest term ever to be used in regards to mmo's - bar none;  from the past, for now and for the future, and anyone who thinks differently is the type which will bring our entire society to destruction.

You're just another fanboi who can't see the reality of the situation.  Open your eyes for once, and make your own decisions!

  User Deleted
12/15/12 7:07:33 PM#38
Originally posted by SirFubar
Zerg, the term is just badly used in MMO's, should stay in the starcraft universe.

I'll defend that term.  When playing WoW Alterac Valley or, pretty much any quest in GW2, I very much feel like I'm part of a mindless zerg simply swarming over the objective.

  User Deleted
 
OP  12/15/12 7:49:57 PM#39
Originally posted by asmkm22
Originally posted by grimgryphon
Originally posted by asmkm22
Originally posted by grimgryphon

What are the words that drive you crazy and why?

I guess my entry would be:

Hyperbole: Way too overused and usually incorrectly. It doesn't make you sound more intelligent.  Nothing says, "I'm in my first year at community college and I just learned a new word" like the term hyperbole.

Do you have an alternative to the word "hyperbole?"  The word is fine.  Hearing people try and pronounce it is kind of funny though.

Exaggerate.

That word lacks the implied sarcasm or rhetoric that hyperbole conveys.  It would be like using the word fruit when you are talking about a banana.  Correct, but not accurate.

Ok, lets not rathole with a discussion about the intricacies in the use of the word hyperbole. You're trying to tell me that people on these forums can fully understand the nuances between exaggeration and hyperbole and therefore use the word properly. The very same people who post every day without the least bit of awareness of spelling, grammar, capitalization, and punctuation. Yeah, right.

As far as I'm concerned, the world hyperbole is everyone's favorite, "look, I can use big words too" expression. In most cases, the word exaggerate clearly communicates what the person thinks of any other poster's overstatement.

That's why I'd like to see gamers stop using it.

Can we get back on topic now?

  HellBillie

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12/15/12 7:58:23 PM#40

'End Game'

I hate the term,it's depressing for a number of reasons...It's an MMO,there is no end!

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