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bemusedchunk
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(07-17-2017, 08:38 PM)

Originally Posted by Hari Seldon

Seriously who gives a fuck if someone on the internet misspells anything, let alone a fake character's name by 1 letter.

According to my internet hierarchy of important things:
1: World Peace
2: Cancer
3: Video Game protagonist misspellings
4. AIDS Epidemic
5. Gif vs. Jif
Anderson DL
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(07-17-2017, 08:40 PM)
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I always thought Aloy was an interesting choice for a character name, given the immediate association with alloy, the metal.
MCD250
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(07-17-2017, 08:41 PM)
Shepherd from Mass Effect.
MAX PAYMENT
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(07-17-2017, 08:42 PM)
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Originally Posted by Archanfel

Her names pronounced A-Loy. Not Al-Loy.

Clearly she's not metal enough.

Damn. I thought alloy was a cool name.

Aloy is lame.
Muscle Wizard
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(07-17-2017, 08:49 PM)
There's another reason people will keep fucking up her name as "Alloy".
BibiMaghoo
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(07-17-2017, 08:59 PM)
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Originally Posted by bemusedchunk

According to my internet hierarchy of important things:
1: World Peace
2: Cancer
3: Video Game protagonist misspellings
4. AIDS Epidemic
5. Gif vs. Jif

Gif problem is too low on this list.
Avallon
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(07-17-2017, 09:32 PM)
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Not as bad as pronouncing Tidus as Tie-dus.
yanipheonu
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(07-17-2017, 09:35 PM)
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Alot
Alot
Alot

That was me trying to type Aloy in on mobile. It's not exactly autocorrect friendly.
KyleCross
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(07-17-2017, 09:37 PM)
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Originally Posted by nOoblet16

Came here to post this but first post didn't disappoint.

Like how can you play these games and still get her name wrong ? Especially for such an iconic and one of gaming's most recognisable character.

Because Lara is fuck-awkward to say, it being so similar to Laura doesn't help matters.

Originally Posted by Avallon

Not as bad as pronouncing Tidus as Tie-dus.

It should be Tie-dus. When the developers have to tell you it's not pronounced the way it reads you know they fucked up a name.
Souldestroyer Reborn
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(07-17-2017, 09:37 PM)
Is it not just because most people are on mobile and it autocrrects Aloy to Alloy?
RuinerPrime
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(07-17-2017, 09:38 PM)
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Originally Posted by Avallon

Not as bad as pronouncing Tidus as Tie-dus.

I'll forever say Tie-dus. I know its wrong.

Ti-dus sounds so dumb.
MAX PAYMENT
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(07-17-2017, 09:40 PM)
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Originally Posted by RuinerPrime

I'll forever say Tie-dus. I know its wrong.

Ti-dus sounds so dumb.

Bingo.
Weebos
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(07-17-2017, 09:42 PM)

Originally Posted by bemusedchunk

So, I've never played Horizon Zero Dawn.
But I know that the main protagonist has the name of Aloy.
However, on this very forum, I've seen people calling her "Alloy".

Now, normally I don't get as confused with incorrect names, but this one has stuck with me for awhile.
I've also seen many people championing/defending the game, while still calling her the wrong name.

I guess what I'm trying to ask is, can you be a fan and champion something without even taking the time to spell the main character correctly?

Hand Solo is my favorite character in Star Wars. I can't wait for his solo movie!

This is the weirdest gate keeping I've ever seen.

And I have an English degree.
Blam
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(07-17-2017, 09:44 PM)
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Don't you guys like the new design for Kreytouse in God of War.
FallenGrace
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(07-17-2017, 09:47 PM)
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Originally Posted by Rymuth

Misspelling I can live with

Mispronuncing Ryu as RAI-Yew is unforgivable.

I'd jump in on pronunciation but I'm British so I can't even say Mario correctly.
SMOK3Y
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(07-17-2017, 09:49 PM)
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Originally Posted by Archanfel

Her names pronounced A-Loy. Not Al-Loy.

Clearly she's not metal enough.

Clearly shes not magnetic though 😊
ActWan
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(07-17-2017, 09:49 PM)
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Originally Posted by Blam

Don't you guys like the new design for Kreytouse in God of War.

Isn't that Crate House?
TheSkullPrince
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(07-17-2017, 09:50 PM)
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They just should have named her Aloya or something like that.
lordfuzzybutt
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(07-17-2017, 10:07 PM)

Originally Posted by TheSkullPrince

They just should have named her Aloya or something like that.

I agree, Aloevera is a nice name.
El-Suave
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(07-17-2017, 10:10 PM)
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The pronounciation of the name always sounded a bit dutch to me, it's not how I would pronounce it on my own. But it is what it is and it's official, so I'll use it.
Impetuous Imp
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(07-17-2017, 10:18 PM)
I take it in the same light as those people I know who, despite being quite intelligent, still say words like nuclear, interesting, jewelry, etc. incorrectly. Some people prioritize words and pronunciation, some people don't. I don't think it has any bearing on how much of a "fan" that makes someone.
UrbanRats
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(07-17-2017, 10:21 PM)
Not a character name, but Cell Shading gets misspelled so much, it has become Cannon.
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(07-17-2017, 10:22 PM)

Originally Posted by Rymuth

Misspelling I can live with

Mispronuncing Ryu as RAI-Yew is unforgivable.

Alright, RAI-mewth.
Crankshaft
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(07-17-2017, 10:37 PM)
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Originally Posted by bemusedchunk

It's an issue because it's a reference being used (incorrectly) outside of the medium.
I guess you also don't mind when people refer to the Paystation 4 or the Xbone X either.

Anyway, thanks for the pep talk, friends on the intranet.
I'll be sure to browse NeoGIF more because of this stimulating discussion.

How dare you waste our time on a thread about misspelling a name by one letter.

Now back to looking at funny Cat pictures!
Falchion
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(07-17-2017, 10:41 PM)
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I just chalk a lot of those errors to spellchecker. I've had to add Aloy to my keyboard or else it would constantly be changing it.
Wulfram
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(07-17-2017, 10:51 PM)

Originally Posted by Plum

Horizon of the Zero Dawn
Horizon Zero Dawns
Horizon Zero-2 Dawn
2 Horizon 2 Dawn

All pretty good imo

Hori2on 2ero Dawn
Horizon Zero Noon
kiuo
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(07-17-2017, 11:03 PM)
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How about Mario? It's ridiculous how people can mispronounce his name when he literally yells out his name every time...but people do.
Continental 0p
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(07-17-2017, 11:12 PM)
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Originally Posted by Plum

Horizon of the Zero Dawn
Horizon Zero Dawns
Horizon Zero-2 Dawn
2 Horizon 2 Dawn

All pretty good imo

This is obviously the right choice. Every sequel should be titled this way.
Figboy79
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(07-17-2017, 11:22 PM)
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Originally Posted by ekgrey

Oh God how is it supposed to be said?

Edit:



What? You mean without a colon? Are they gonna call the sequel "Horizon Zero Dawn 2"?

It'll be "Horizon Zero Dawn: 2: The Sequel: Aloy's Revenge."

That's what I'd call it.

In unrelated news, Horizon is fucking amazing. Definitely my GotY 2017 fore-runner so far.

Originally Posted by Avallon

Not as bad as pronouncing Tidus as Tie-dus.

I pronounce it "Meg Ryan."
farmerboy
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(07-17-2017, 11:57 PM)
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Originally Posted by SwiftDeath

I just call her Ahoy and hope the sequel is pirates and robosharks

Can you imagine a robo-Kraken?

I didn't know I wanted this till now.
Apoc29
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(07-18-2017, 12:02 AM)
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"Horizon: The Aloy Conundrum" would be a great name for DLC.
Dipper145
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(07-18-2017, 12:10 AM)
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When you spell names in different ways than people are used to people are bound to misspell the name, especially with auto correct and alloy / aloy.

Yes you can obviously be a fan of something without knowing how to spell something correctly. Maybe I don't fully understand the question though, as it seems self obvious.
K.E. Keith
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(07-18-2017, 12:17 AM)
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Discuss. :)
Earthbound64
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(07-18-2017, 12:18 AM)
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Crono / Chrono
Spring-Loaded
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(07-18-2017, 12:19 AM)
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People mispronounce Zangief, even Zangief himself in Wreck-it-Ralph

ZAYNG-GEEF


Disgusting.
Pandy
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(07-18-2017, 12:20 AM)
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Originally Posted by Griss

Her name should have been Alloy. Ayy-loy sounds stupid, and never really stops sounding stupid over the course of 30 hours, which is the true test of a name. Ahh-loy sounds much better and is in keeping with the theme of the game and her character.

Signed.
nOoblet16
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(07-18-2017, 12:21 AM)
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Originally Posted by KyleCross

Because Lara is fuck-awkward to say, it being so similar to Laura doesn't help matters.

How is it awkward to say? Lara rhymes with the name Cara, like that actress Cara Delevingne that's it or ...what's so awkward about it? It's also happens to be an actual name in several cultures rather than just Latin influenced cultures.
lumzi23
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(07-18-2017, 12:21 AM)
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Hand Solo and Laura Croft... I was sort of disagreeing with you in my head (as being too anal) until I saw those. Point well made.
J-Tier
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(07-18-2017, 12:42 AM)
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Canon vs Cannon is the only one that bugs me on this forum.
Lakuza
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(07-18-2017, 12:45 AM)
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I used to hear "Kingdom of hearts" a lot growing up :(
Cilidra
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(07-18-2017, 12:59 AM)
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I don't expect people to spell correctly (even if English is their primary language). Most people I came across in my life were bad at spelling. Many of my friends can't spell my name right even the ones who have French as their primary language (I'm French Canadian).
If your expectation is that people should spell things right then expect a life of disappointment.
Vivre et laisser vivre (live and let live).
Dreadmoth
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(07-18-2017, 01:01 AM)
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Originally Posted by K.E. Keith

http://www.pixelegends.dreamhosters.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/02/revelations-typo.jpg
Discuss. :)

K.E. Keith
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(07-18-2017, 01:02 AM)
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Originally Posted by Dreadmoth

Damn, son. That game are sick.
Bold One
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(07-18-2017, 01:09 AM)
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Originally Posted by Plum

Horizon of the Zero Dawn
Horizon Zero Dawns
Horizon Zero-2 Dawn
2 Horizon 2 Dawn

All pretty good imo

Horizon - 2 Dawn 2 Furious
Kard8p3
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(07-18-2017, 01:12 AM)
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Isn't her name supposed to be a play on the word Alloy, same for Rost/Rust?
WonderzL
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(07-18-2017, 01:14 AM)
writing isn't language
Poona
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(07-18-2017, 01:30 AM)
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Originally Posted by KyleCross

Because Lara is fuck-awkward to say, it being so similar to Laura doesn't help matters.

Is it hard to say Tara, Mara and Cara too?
Roaringburn
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(07-18-2017, 01:41 AM)
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Originally Posted by Poona

Is it hard to say Tara, Mara and Cara too?

CAR- ah

or

CARE - ah

or

Ku-RAH
bryehn
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(07-18-2017, 01:47 AM)
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Mainly posting itt so we have two Binky (Bine-key?) avatars, but her name is clearly an analogue based on the metal world and that language would evolve after whatever got them to that point.
mayl3
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(07-18-2017, 01:52 AM)
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I'm a big fan of your posts bemusedtrunk you always bring up some good points. I def thought it was Alloy until they say Aloy over and over.

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