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  1. 1. Vote for your favourite name!

    • Ya'uq Arabian god
      2
    • Yaghūth Arabian gods
      1
    • Yahweh Levantine (Canaanite) god
      1
    • Yam Levantine (Canaanite) god
      0
    • Yarhibol Arabian god
      1
    • Yarikh Levantine (Canaanite) god
      2
    • Yatha Arabian god
      1
    • Yaunā, the Old Persian word for Ionians, Macedonians, and Greeks
      14
    • Yavana which was the term used by Mauryas? to designate the Greek.
      7
    • Yggdrasil the tree of life
      21
    • Ynys Môn an island called Anglesey in English,
      5
    • Yona which was the term used by Mauryas? to designate the Greek.
      4
    • Yr Wyddfa, a famous mountain in Wales.
      1
    • Ysbaddaden a giant of Welsh mythology.
      5
    • άκινθος, mostly transcribed Hyacinth
      2
    • Yangtze
      3

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54 minutes ago, Smithsonian said:

I like Yaunā

Yaunā  sounds ok for me.

55 minutes ago, Smithsonian said:

Not a fan of Yggdrasil the tree of life (A) it doesnt sound very nice and (B) its irrelevant to the game 0ad.

I don't mind the sound of Yggdrasil, but it seems to me a bit a fantasy cliche.

I'm waiting for the a25 RC to have a look at it; if it doesn't have connections to Norse mythology or Eastern civs I'm not in favor of names relating to those. And I'm not in favor of names relating to current religions like Yeshua or Y'Allah.

But I also don't know if this is a democracy or what's the deal with the closed poll...

 

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Classical (Attic) Greek won't be of help in this case, since all words starting with an upsilon are actually aspirated (i.e. start with hy-). It's alien to Latin too. Nor do I expect much from Gaulish

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5 hours ago, Gurken Khan said:

But I also don't know if this is a democracy or what's the deal with the closed poll...

Just to clarify -> We're not going with the most upvoted suggestion. The poll is mostly here to see if some names get a clear lead.

The poll closed on June 1st because that was the original FF date, I've reopened it up until Sunday (didn't notice that).

To be honest, so far, Y seems like it's lacking in very relevant names. I'm not sure what's getting picked at all at this stage.

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We can leave it at the letter Y, because it is such a good source of memes an puns. Why? Y. (the sound of it)

Other considerations: Y-axis (since there are so many mathematicians and scientists playing this game), Y-chromosomes etc

decent names starting with Y: Yurya, Yelizaveta

Or I wouldn't mind if you just use my name. 

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3 hours ago, Carltonus said:

Unfortunately, its Old Chinese trascription would be something close to "qrum lang", or in the IPA, /*q(r)um laŋ/.

I suggested Yinyang because of the rebalance focus.

Anyway the alpha names don't respect the old etymologies of the words (I pointed it out before, page 2).

Furthermore, the whole idea of using letters like W, Y or Z is a problem in regard to ancient names and alphabetical order.

At the end, instead of a cool idea it becomes pedantry.

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14 minutes ago, Genava55 said:

I suggested Yinyang because of the rebalance focus.

Anyway the alpha names don't respect the old etymologies of the words (I pointed it out before, page 2).

Furthermore, the whole idea of using letters like W, Y or Z is a problem in regard to ancient names and alphabetical order.

At the end, instead of a cool idea it becomes pedantry.

That is actually a good idea man

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I think we're going to go with Yauna - still a few days for a late change of heart on our end, but it's looking unlikely.

See reasoning at https://code.wildfiregames.com/D4130

I do agree that the naming scheme is getting quite awkward - That being said, we've got only 2 letters left, and I feel it's natural to finish what we started. We'll see what we do once Z rolls over, as names in AA are unlikely :P

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I find it ridiculous that games are rated AAA solely based on the developer's budget but not its actual quality; many open source games are superior to some so-called AAA games. 

Names starting with AA are hard to find, but perhaps we can try Aaron? Most names starting with AA are Indian. 

Perhaps we can try using the Greek alphabet next after the Latin alphabet runs out, then Phoenician, Persian...

Or, we can restart from A again. 

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12 minutes ago, Yekaterina said:

Names starting with AA are hard to find, but perhaps we can try Aaron? Most names starting with AA are Indian. 

Perhaps we can try using the Greek alphabet next after the Latin alphabet runs out, then Phoenician, Persian...

Or, we can restart from A again. 

 

10 minutes ago, Genava55 said:

I suggest dropping the alphabetical order and keeping the only good idea of using old names to label the alphas

@Yekaterina and @Genava55: If I understand correctly, what @wraitii is implying is that, after we get to letter Z, there will be no more Alphas. Instead, the project will move on to its first Beta.

Or maybe I'm just crazy.

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The commit has been made: Yaunā is the name.

Thanks everyone for your suggestions, it's been quite hard to find something good for 'Y' in the end, and we chose to remain relatively topical as we did in past alphas.

I'll leave this thread open, though close the poll open.

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I am fine with Yaunā, the Old Persian word for Ionians, Macedonians, and Greeks. We have 3 Greek factions and 2 successor states and on top of that the word also refers to Persians.

I couldn't be really bothered myself with thinking about a name, but Yaunā seems cool.

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