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bemusedchunk
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(07-17-2017, 07:59 PM)
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!
gweemz
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(07-17-2017, 08:02 PM)
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I love the Laura Croft games!
Crankshaft
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(07-17-2017, 08:02 PM)
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Is this really an issue? Most of the time its probably auto correct rearing its ugly head.
SwiftDeath
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(07-17-2017, 08:02 PM)
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I just call her Ahoy and hope the sequel is pirates and robosharks

Can you imagine a robo-Kraken?
Memento
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(07-17-2017, 08:03 PM)
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Wat
Rymuth
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(07-17-2017, 08:03 PM)
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Misspelling I can live with

Mispronuncing Ryu as RAI-Yew is unforgivable.
bemusedchunk
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(07-17-2017, 08:03 PM)

Originally Posted by Crankshaft

Is this really an issue? Most of the time its probably auto correct rearing its ugly head.

I'm not sure, Crankshift. This is exactly what I'm trying to find out.
Also I was unaware of the rule where I can only post current video game issues on this forum.
Mea culpa.
Strangelove77
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(07-17-2017, 08:04 PM)
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I love Don Cheadle but I'll be damned if I won't call him Don Cheetos til the day he dies.
tiebreaker
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(07-17-2017, 08:04 PM)
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Zero Dawn is part of the title, not a subtitle.
ekgrey
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(07-17-2017, 08:04 PM)
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Originally Posted by Rymuth

Misspelling I can live with

Mispronuncing Ryu as RAI-Yew is unforgivable.

Oh God how is it supposed to be said?

Edit:

Originally Posted by tiebreaker

Zero Dawn is part of the title, not a subtitle.

What? You mean without a colon? Are they gonna call the sequel "Horizon Zero Dawn 2"?
Daffy Duck
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(07-17-2017, 08:05 PM)
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I'm the biggest Maryoh fan.
HStallion
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(07-17-2017, 08:05 PM)
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Originally Posted by ekgrey

Oh God how is it supposed to be said?

Ree you
Masterspeed
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(07-17-2017, 08:05 PM)
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Her name is used in the game many times via voice and text... how is this a problem?
ekgrey
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(07-17-2017, 08:06 PM)
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Originally Posted by HStallion

Ree you

Fuck
Nocturnowl
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(07-17-2017, 08:07 PM)
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Originally Posted by bemusedchunk

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?

This is what I wonder every time I see "Kremlins" used in DKC discussion, bring back that russian architecture!
KillLaCam
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(07-17-2017, 08:07 PM)
Her name is really close to a real word. It's understandable that ppl will mess it up

Originally Posted by Crankshaft

Is this really an issue? Most of the time its probably auto correct rearing its ugly head.

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

Originally Posted by tiebreaker

Zero Dawn is part of the title, not a subtitle.

Thanks. Fixed.
JC Lately
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(07-17-2017, 08:07 PM)
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Originally Posted by Crankshaft

Is this really an issue? Most of the time its probably auto correct rearing its ugly head.

.
nOoblet16
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(07-17-2017, 08:08 PM)
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Originally Posted by gweemz

I love the Laura Croft games!

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.
Bold One
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(07-17-2017, 08:08 PM)
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I used both spellings. I don't think she would mind...
Griss
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(07-17-2017, 08:08 PM)
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.
Necron
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(07-17-2017, 08:08 PM)
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Sarah Rider in Mass Effect: Andromeda was ok.

Edit: I just started playing a bit of Horizon and didn't know the correct spelling of her name. I guess I should keep the subtitles on.
MAX PAYMENT
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(07-17-2017, 08:09 PM)
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It isn't alloy?

Never played it.
UnemployedVillain
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(07-17-2017, 08:09 PM)
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Originally Posted by gweemz

I love the Laura Croft games!

I still get this wrong sometimes
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(07-17-2017, 08:09 PM)
If they call her Alloy, they probably haven't played the game. Her name is said a lot and it's pronounced Eh-loi by pretty much everyone
semiconscious
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(07-17-2017, 08:09 PM)
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Originally Posted by gweemz

I love the Laura Croft games!

& done! :) ...
LordKasual
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(07-17-2017, 08:09 PM)
halo is a pretty cool guy
Alpha Centauri
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(07-17-2017, 08:09 PM)
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Reminds me of the Witcher. I absolutely love Gerald and Jennifer.
Capitan
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(07-17-2017, 08:12 PM)

Originally Posted by LordKasual

halo is a pretty cool guy

oh come on, you know the main character's name is master chef.
Krayz
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(07-17-2017, 08:12 PM)
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How do you pronounce it?
A-loi or Al-oi?
Lunarwhale
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(07-17-2017, 08:13 PM)
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Originally Posted by ekgrey

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

horizon two dawn
Archanfel
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(07-17-2017, 08:13 PM)
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Originally Posted by MAX PAYMENT

It isn't alloy?

Never played it.

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

Clearly she's not metal enough.
Cornbread78
(07-17-2017, 08:15 PM)
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Alloy is a type of metal, which is stronger than normal metal. Very fitting for Aloy....
Rymuth
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(07-17-2017, 08:16 PM)
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Originally Posted by ekgrey

Fuck

CassidyIzABeast
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(07-17-2017, 08:17 PM)
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She's named after alloy but they pronounced it Aloy because they got kicked out of vault school too early.
Floody
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(07-17-2017, 08:17 PM)
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Originally Posted by ekgrey

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

That or "Horizon Zero Dawn: [insert whatever here]". Like the DLC.
Krayz
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(07-17-2017, 08:17 PM)
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Originally Posted by Lunarwhale

horizon two dawn

Isn't one after zero? So "Horizon One Dawn"
Plum
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(07-17-2017, 08:19 PM)
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Originally Posted by ekgrey

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

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

All pretty good imo
HStallion
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(07-17-2017, 08:19 PM)
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Originally Posted by Capitan

oh come on, you know the main character's name is master chef.

I remember in my gamefaqs days there were people who would refer to Master Chief only by his actual name of John even in topics that had little to do with Halo in general parts of the message boards. It was always confusing as fuck and they always got highly butt hurt when people called them out for it.
Venture
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(07-17-2017, 08:20 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?

Don't have to imagine. They're already in the game! Unfortunately they're all dead though.
bemusedchunk
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(07-17-2017, 08:24 PM)

Originally Posted by Crankshaft

Is this really an issue? Most of the time its probably auto correct rearing its ugly head.

Originally Posted by Masterspeed

Her name is used in the game many times via voice and text... how is this a problem?

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.
HStallion
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(07-17-2017, 08:25 PM)
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Originally Posted by Venture

Don't have to imagine. They're already in the game! Unfortunately they're all dead though.

To the spoilers... for now.
ViolentP
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(07-17-2017, 08:25 PM)
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Originally Posted by bemusedchunk

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?

Yes.
Onaco
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(07-17-2017, 08:26 PM)
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Jack and Dexter instead of Jak and Daxter.
w0s
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(07-17-2017, 08:26 PM)
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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!

If worrying about one L instead of two makes someone not a fan then you are way too critical. I mean shit Hand solo is so far away from han. I don't pay attention to how they always spell her name.
Loch Doun
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(07-17-2017, 08:29 PM)
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What's the big deal bemussedclunk?
bemusedchunk
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(07-17-2017, 08:30 PM)

Originally Posted by w0s

If worrying about one L instead of two makes someone not a fan then you are way too critical. I mean shit Hand solo is so far away from han. I don't pay attention to how they always spell her name.

I'm not saying who is and who isn't a fan. I can't make that call.
I guess what I'm asking is how much attention can someone remember (and regurgitate) and still consider them self a fan. I understand it's only one letter - but it's also a main characters name.

The same could be said about movies, music or any other creative art form.

I love those Ricky movies.
Kenya West has great albums.
Vincent VanGo was really creative.
SilverArrow20XX
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(07-17-2017, 08:33 PM)
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Originally Posted by tiebreaker

Zero Dawn is part of the title, not a subtitle.

It is, in fact, a subtitle. That's why it's in smaller font and centered below "Horizon". This is basic title writing. Colons are only used when the subtitle is written on the same line as the series title. You know Zelda games don't have colons either right? Doesn't mean "Breath of the Wild" isn't a subtitle. There's also no colon before "The Frozen Wilds" So I guess it's Horizon Zero Dawn The Frozen Wilds.

The sequel will be "Horizon (insert subtitle here)".
Hari Seldon
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(07-17-2017, 08:35 PM)
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Originally Posted by bemusedchunk

I'm not saying who is and who isn't a fan. I can't make that call.
I guess what I'm asking is how much attention can someone remember (and regurgitate) and still consider them self a fan. I understand it's only one letter - but it's also a main characters name.

The same could be said about movies, music or any other creative art form.

I love those Ricky movies.
Kenya West has great albums.
Vincent VanGo was really creative.

Seriously who gives a fuck if someone on the internet misspells anything, let alone a fake character's name by 1 letter.
Unspoken90
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(07-17-2017, 08:36 PM)
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I understand misspelling, but I have to admit it kind of annoys me when a characters name is announced in game and someone still pronounces it wrong.

Like calling Dhalsim "Dhal-seem"

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