Greed Monger OR Utopian Settlers

Ronus

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They are thinking of possibly changing the name, based on forum feedback apparantly.

Read about it in the Kickstarter comment section here: (Update #19 )
http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/appleton/greed-monger-a-crafting-focused-sandbox-mmorpg/posts

And on their forum, here: (it's a poll)
http://www.greedmonger.com/forum/showthread.php?400-Greed-Monger-or-Utopian-Settlers

Personally I wasn't fond of Greed Monger, but I think I like Utopian Settlers even less :D it sounds like a Facebook game.
 

Alicia

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haha I tried to sign up to the forums and it said I was denied because I'm a spammer.
 

Ronus

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If you are using a web email (hotmail, yahoo etc..) they have an issue with that. There should be a little pop up box on the right side of the main page saying something to that effect.
Here is a forum post by them about that - Can't Register? Not a Spammer? *READ*


Regarding the name:

Here is my post on their forums about the name change:

Ronus said:
I wasn't really keen on Greed Monger when I saw it, it didn't seem to have a "pop" about it.

But... I think "Utupion Settlers" sounds too Facebookish. So, with that said, a couple things to think about maybe.

1 - I do not think any change should happen until the Kickstarter campaign has ended - I really think that might be a bad move to change a name right in the middle of a "fundraiser"
2 - As was mentioned, a one word name may give it a better shot. What about just "Monger(s)"?

mon·ger (mnggr, mng-) n.
1. A dealer in a specific commodity. Often used in combination: an ironmonger.
2. A person promoting something undesirable or discreditable. Often used in combination: a scandalmonger; a warmonger.
tr.v. mon·gered, mon·ger·ing, mon·gers​
To peddle.
In the end it's your game, do what you think is best. But understand, while I will wear a black shirt that says "Greed Monger" I probably won't wear one that says "Utopian Settlers" :D And no matter the name, my guildies and I WILL be Mongering in the game and having a blast!!!
 

Alicia

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Thank you, Ronus. Sent him an email. I think the guy who said the name Utopian Settlers sounds like an Evony ripoff has it right. I like putting Utopia in the name, and Greed Mongers doesn't give me any indication of what the game is really about, so I like your idea of just Mongers or something like that.

Edit:
Okay, he set up my account fairly quickly so I weighed in.
 
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Deuce

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I agree and thought that the alternative name was even less appealing, so I voted to stick with the original. It's too bad they didn't seem open to taking suggestions, or at least offer several options.
 

Zynn

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Greed Monger stands out more, and also sets a tone for the game, that it may be cutthroat. Utopian Settlers sounds very generic and bland..
 

Trekkan

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While I really don't like the current name, given the two choices, I voted to keep the name.
 
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