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Names on Medium Earth: 9/28/2012 22:12:37


ChrisCMU 
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I was looking at US and there are some called states (Florida and Tennessee) yet they are more than just that state. Why not name them like your other territories (by a regional name)?

Florida could just be Panhandle and Tennessee could be Smoky Mountains.

Something like that.

I didn't look over the rest of the map, but I would use the same standard everywhere else. If the boundary is multiple countries, don't call it the name of a single country.

Just a suggestion, obviously nothing major. Just don't want people to think you failed geography or anything.
Names on Medium Earth: 9/28/2012 22:16:40


ChrisCMU 
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Other examples where the territory includes more than the named country/state:

Quebec - maybe something on St Lawrence?
Alberta - Canadian Rockies?
Panama - South Central America?
Argentina - Andes Mountains?

I am starting to think this might be too much to make worthwhile :)
Names on Medium Earth: 9/28/2012 22:29:22


AWESOMEGUY 
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You could ask Fizzer if you want to adopt the Map to make changes to it, but even if the Geography is incorrect, it wouldn't affect the map, it would just be easier to understand where the territories would be.
Names on Medium Earth: 9/29/2012 00:06:41


Kenny • apex 
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Chris, I know you want to be geographically correct, but I feel that it may confuse most people. It is much easier to recognize the territories by the most prominent state/country in its vicinity. Take for example, Africa. How are you going to work out that mess?
Names on Medium Earth: 9/29/2012 00:09:31


AWESOMEGUY 
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Or Asia for that matter.....
Names on Medium Earth: 9/29/2012 00:11:35


Kenny • apex 
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Ehh, I feel Asia is a little bit more defined. You can name the territories within Asia much easier. Africa just isn't worth the time figuring out..
Names on Medium Earth: 9/29/2012 00:15:21


AWESOMEGUY 
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Never mind, I was thinking regional; for example, in the China bonus, it includes Tibet and Bhutan, which would be a hassle in trying to figure out what to name it by....
Names on Medium Earth: 9/29/2012 03:50:36

[WL貼吧]ninja 
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try to check the real size of Hong Kong first!
Names on Medium Earth: 9/29/2012 04:19:54

Aziridine 
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There are much more serious problems with the names on that map that ought to be fixed first. For example, "Botswana", "Kenya", "Georgia" and "Kyrgyzstan" don't contain the countries they're named after, and for some bizarre reason the German spelling of Tajikistan ("Tadschikistan") is used.
Names on Medium Earth: 9/29/2012 06:10:51


ChrisCMU 
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Yeah, I realized I was pulling at a thread when I started looking around. Like I said, nothing that matters to game play.
Names on Medium Earth: 9/29/2012 09:26:39


x 
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That spelling of Tajikistan always bothered me, but I wasn't sure if it was some alternate phonetic spelling or something.
Names on Medium Earth: 9/29/2012 12:54:43

Darth Mylor {Warlighter}
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x i believe that "stan" means land in their languages. For example, Uzbekistan is the land of the uzbeks. Kazackstan is the land of the kazacks, and so on.
Names on Medium Earth: 9/29/2012 13:05:43


À la recherche du temps perdu 
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Nice when people read only the last post and then reply...
Names on Medium Earth: 9/29/2012 16:13:03


Najdorf
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only a small portion of florida is the panhandle and where are you getting smokey mountains from? both those ideas are stupid names
Names on Medium Earth: 9/29/2012 16:37:45


AWESOMEGUY 
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@Mylor
"the suffix '-stan' is Persian and Urdu for 'place of' or 'where one stands'."
-hotword.dictionary.com

The first part of the country's name refers to the ethnic group inhabiting the nation. E.g. Afghanistan means "land of the Afghans."

However, only Pakistan deviates from the meanings. Pakistan translates into "land of the pure", which does not refer to the inhabitants living there presently.

Just to elaborate on your comment.


@Burgoo King
The "stupid" ideas are only a way of becoming geographically correct. Politically, the territory "Florida" is incorrect because it covers more than just Florida. However, what Chris was SUGGESTING was only a suggestion. You could easily call Florida "panhandle" as you could rename it "Appalachian Mountains" both are closer to being Geographically correct, yet they do not cover the whole entire portion (maybe even more) of the Florida territory. Ergo, you can't really find a Geographically/ Politically correct translation of the "Florida" territory. I may be wrong about this, but since I have no access to flash (as this is my iPad I am working with) from prior experiences I think there is not just one correct Geographical landmark that covers the Florida Territory.
Names on Medium Earth: 9/29/2012 22:46:13


Kingu 
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The Medium Earth map doesn't aim to be geographically correct, it aims to provide the best possible gameplay this game can offer. The territories are therefore named to provide the latter. They're just easier to remember.
Names on Medium Earth: 9/29/2012 22:52:44


Najdorf
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How is Florida currently not geographically correct? how can something politcally be incorrect with respect to geography? And the appalachian mountain ranges are really really are not of any great magnitude in the south as they are in the northern and middle regions of the east cosat. The territory does not cover the appalachians if you knew anything about american geogrpahy then you'd shut up. To call it the panhandle would insinuate that georgia and northern parts of alabama are part of that. And don't tell me you cant find a politcally/geographically correct term when that wasn't even my poing from the begininng. I don't care if there is one and that's not why I posted. So please mind your own buisness, if that's "politcally" correct
Names on Medium Earth: 9/29/2012 23:52:52


AWESOMEGUY 
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...

Dude, calm yourself. All I'm saying is that I think you should not criticize other people's ideas whiteout trying to help them first. All you did was say the suggestions were a "stupid idea" (again now help, seeing as you did not specify) and now you attack me, telling me to shut up, when, again, you fail to try and find a geographically correct territory name for the Flordia region. And fine, if there is a name that you find suitable, THEN GO AHEAD and do the work yourself! I have no access to.the Medium Earth map, AND this was only a suggestion, I don't see how you are contributing to the idea by being idiotic and calling everyone's ideas stupid. If you have better ideas, post them, otherwise follow the rule that you should have learned a long time ago-
-"if you have nothing good to say, then say nothing."
Names on Medium Earth: 9/30/2012 01:01:00


Najdorf
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Why do I need to find a solution when im just putting an end to the problem? and your only making the problem worse by defending it.
Names on Medium Earth: 9/30/2012 01:59:28


AWESOMEGUY 
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Please tell me, how you plan to end a problem by insulting the person? Just a thought...

Anyways, getting back on topic, If you could find names that would suit the territories,(and I am speaking to everyone), then best of luck.
Names on Medium Earth: 9/30/2012 05:42:50


ChrisCMU 
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Well Burgoo King has offered nothing constructive to this thread...


The point isn't what it should be named (you can call it USA Southeast for all I care). The point is whether a name that is correct geographically is a better idea or not at all. Would changing the name to something more fitting make game play worse? I don't really see how. All I do is hover over a territory and use that name in a chat.

In fact, if a teammate said "West China" instead of "Xinjiang", I would find it much faster. That name sounds like China, so I would get to the general area pretty fast. But what about "Novalazerevskaya"? If I saw that I would be looking in Russia to start, not Antarctica.
Names on Medium Earth: 9/30/2012 07:01:24


hedja 
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Chris, usually people put links onto map names these days, so you dont really need to go looking that far.

However I do understand your point, but most people know roughly where florida is, or where brazil is, or Ghana, but all of these have many other places (florida other states, ad the rest many countries) but are the largest in the area (debate-ably). EG, it would be better to call the territory named brazil Brazil, instead of Guiana, French Guyana, or other South American countries which that territory goes over.
Names on Medium Earth: 9/30/2012 10:13:15


Ironheart
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The lack of geographical correction lowers rangs on stand alone games but they just don' t know why.
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