View Poll Results: What should be the forum's new name?

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  • The Assembly/The General Assembly/The National Assembly

    5 9.43%
  • The Chancellory/Imperial Chancellory

    8 15.09%
  • Parliament/Parliament Square/Imperial Parliament/Parliamentary Council/House of Parliament

    21 39.62%
  • The Redoubt

    19 35.85%
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    Camel Lord Senior Member Capture The Flag Champion Martok's Avatar
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    Default New forum name (runoff poll)

    Gah! Sorry I've taken so long to follow up on this, folks.


    All right. The choices have been narrowed down to four. Pick your favorite! (Poll is open for 10 days, btw.)
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    How odd! I was considering asking something about this just a few hours earlier

    I vote for the parliament option. To me it seems to be the name that best fits the time period.


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    I voted for Parliament Square in particular, but should we keep to tradition in how the main areas are named? Are they not all military themed?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sir Beane View Post
    How odd! I was considering asking something about this just a few hours earlier
    Same here, I was just thinking "Hey, whatever happened to that naming thing."

    It's neck and neck between Redoubt and Parliament right now, who will win!?

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    Parliament sound much too British!

    After all they are just one faction.

    Redoubt sounds much too Infantry.

    There are other combat arms and the navy, after all.

    The others mean approximately the same as parliament but not so faction specific though they don’t do much to inspire me…

    It just goes to show how uninspired Democracy can be in Naming

    Nothing he has a Georgian feel to it, where as at least the other games touched that a little bit in their era.

    I know these got the top votes, with Parliament gaining the most, but still…

    It was an era of gin shops, coffee houses, and lodge meetings at the local pub. That is where acquaintances were made, decisions taken, and policy set.

    We would have been better served with a famous pub name or The Royal Society than with these choices.


    I’ll get off my soap box now, put gin in my coffee, and head off for a lodge meeting at the Elephant & Castle now, and leave this naming business to those with less imagination.




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    Although I'd like to say parliament, all the other singleplayer forums seem to be military-centered. Therefore, 'The Redoubt' seems a good choice for the forum name.
    Fisherking does make a valid point.

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    My problem with Redoubt is that it isn't particularly Era or location specific. It's just a generic military term, which can apply to virtually any period of history. In short, it has little to do with the theme of the Age of Empires.

    At least parliament, while not militaristic, fits the bill of applying to the era much better.

    To be honest some of Fisherking's suggestions sound much better, a shame that they didn't get the votes.

    Also we don't have to pick a military name just because the others are! Buck the trend people! Be different!

    Also diplomacy should be much more prominent in Empires, as should the system of government, so Parliament is a good way of showing that.

    Also we could all pretend to be MP's (that's Members of Parliament, for anyone who isn't familiar with British government).


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    You took far too long, Martok. I will never forgive you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sir Beane View Post
    My problem with Redoubt is that it isn't particularly Era or location specific. It's just a generic military term, which can apply to virtually any period of history. In short, it has little to do with the theme of the Age of Empires.
    Redoubt has fallen to second, if it remains there but loses out it would make a very good name for the MP section.
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    Default Re: New forum name (runoff poll)

    Only three more days til the poll closes, guys. Make sure you cast your vote!


    Quote Originally Posted by Monk View Post
    Redoubt has fallen to second, if it remains there but loses out it would make a very good name for the MP section.
    Aye, it would at that.
    Last edited by Martok; 01-21-2009 at 21:59.
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    "It's My Ireland."

    -Ireland +MP
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    Wow, the Redoubt almost caught up. Luckily, through clever use of coercion, bribery, and blackmail, I've managed to stop it from winning in the poll.

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    Well Empires need parliments.

    So an Imperial Parliment is the call.



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    Don't give up on Old Redoubty! She'll pull through in the end.
    I shouldn't have to live in a world where all the good points are horrible ones.

    Is he hurt? Everybody asks that. Nobody ever says, 'What a mess! I hope the doctor is not emotionally harmed by having to deal with it.'

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    Default Re: New forum name (runoff poll)

    Quote Originally Posted by Fondor_Yards View Post
    Don't give up on Old Redoubty! She'll pull through in the end.
    I think she'll be ending up as the new name for Multiplayer. So it's not all bad even if redoubt doesn't take the pole position.


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    Default Re: New forum name (runoff poll)

    No! Don’t do that!

    Isn’t one bad name enough!

    Give them the Lodge, or the Parade Ground, or the Offices’ Mess, or something but not that!!!


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