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Suggest Categories for Hangman Event Games 2: Electric Boogaloo

Discussion in 'Hangman' started by CagedWisdom42, Jun 28, 2015.

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  1. CagedWisdom42

    CagedWisdom42 There's always MONEY. IN. THE BANANA STAND!!!

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    Sup people. There's a new sheriff in town. Unfortunately, however, that sheriff does not have the power to edit threads in this forum, so he has to resort to creating a new one. In any case, we are totally going to make #Hangman the most slammin' place in town. Not that it wasn't already, just we are attempting to step our game up to... the next level. We want to make events as fun as possible with tons of variety. So that's where you cool cats come in. Ring us up and give us your groovy suggestions, and we'll take the best ones and get to spicing up all of our lives with some hot Hangman action!

    Criteria for event categories:
    • Categories must have a fair number of games that can fall under the overall umbrella of the category; we don't want another spaghetti bolognese debacle (i.e. 1 answer categories).
    • Categories should not be too obscure. For example, "18th Century Harp Players" might be a bit specific/obscure. But "Musicians" or "Composers" would be closer to the mark.

    We will take a look at/talk with you about all your suggestions, so send them in! Also, feel free to give us some examples/a starter list if you want to help us get things rolling.

    20th Century Events
    Academy Award Winning Films
    Actor/Actress
    Animals
    Anime/Manga
    Beverages
    Board Games
    Capital Cities
    Car manufacturers
    Cat breeds
    Chemical Elements
    Colo(u)rs
    Countries
    Culinary Herbs and Spices
    DC Comics Character
    Dinosaurs
    Dog breeds
    Famous Band
    Famous Novels
    Famous World Landmarks
    Flowers
    Food
    Fruits
    Gemstones/Minerals
    Greek/Roman Mythological Figures
    Gym Leaders
    Kitchen Utensils
    Marvel Comics Character
    Musical Instruments
    Mythical/Legendary Creatures
    Pokédex Species/Category
    Pokémon Trainer Classes
    Pokémon
    Pokémon Abilities
    Pokémon Badges
    Pokémon Items
    Pokémon Locations
    Pokémon Moves
    Sports
    Stationery Item
    TV Show/Series
    Vegetables
    Video Game/Video Game Series
    Walt Disney Movies


     
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  2. LH47

    LH47 Lollipop

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    Notable fictional characters
    Heroes/Villains (comics)
    Drinks/beverages
    Car brands
     
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  3. Strudels

    Strudels ・◡・ Super Moderator Server Administrator Super Moderator Server Administrator

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    (12:43) deepblue: how long before I get demoted
    (12:43) deepblue: after I post this

    from old thread:

    also video game consoles were removed
     
  4. Nightfall Alicorn

    Nightfall Alicorn Left Pokémon Online, most likely not coming back.

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    I've been having talk with Strudels, SkyPhoenix and Lollipop. We need others opinions on the idea about having Heroes/Villains category games.

    This was a short discussion with Zoroark. Just a few posts after this link. http://pokemon-online.eu/threads/suggest-categories-for-hangman-event-games.26463/page-3#post-441890

    We think the categories can mix. Comics, Movies and Video Games.
    • Heroes/Villains
    • Comic Heroes/Villains
    • Movie Heroes/Villains
    • Video Game Heroes/Villains
    Wolverine out X-men for example is classed as all of those 4 if I'm correct. But Heroes/Villains probably too vague since it can be anything from comics, movies or video games. SkyPhoenix mentioned movies is probably better since they are more known. Personally I hardly read comics but that's just me.

    Also. Darth Vader for example is neither Hero or Villain since he's been both so having Heroes/Villains than just one eliminates the argument of what people see what he was more of.

    If you think this category isn't good don't be afraid to say. It's currently just an idea. If necessary we could try a vote which is better if we agree to have it.
     
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  5. Zoroark

    Zoroark Stay Firm Forum Moderator Server Moderator Forum Moderator Server Moderator

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    Anyways, been discussing with Strudels about how broad the Historical Technologies thing could be and I've decided to scratch that.

    But now I think that a more suitable category would be "Car Manufacturer" or "Car Company" whatever you want to pick. Cars are a well known thing by almost everyone, and many people (including myself) are a huge fan of it, so I thought we could put a bit of coolness on event games by including those. Opinions?

    As for Heroes/Villains, if it was me I'd go directly for Movie ones, since Movies also include stuff that mostly appears on video games and/or animated series. At least for me it's fine. But opinions on this are welcome aswell :D

    EDIT: Yes for Drink/Beverages, but just the well known ones :o
    EDIT 2:
    (09:24:29) deepblue: hype
    (09:24:52) deepblue: our jam is so fucking slammin
    (09:24:59) deepblue: we can't be stopped
     
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  6. Zoroark

    Zoroark Stay Firm Forum Moderator Server Moderator Forum Moderator Server Moderator

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    Opinion on "Famous TV Show(s)"? Sometimes I see users making games using that hint and as far as I have seen, none of them get hanged, it's like almost everyone knows about them.
     
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  7. Nightfall Alicorn

    Nightfall Alicorn Left Pokémon Online, most likely not coming back.

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    Car Manufacturers/Car Company sounds good. I don't know much about them but I just know a few. :o

    Edit 1:
    Famous TV Shows sounds good but. Only issue I'm thinking of are those that are only seen in 1 or few regions. But if they popular in multiple regions I see no issue for this one. This should make a start with the list.
    • The Simpsons
    • Family Guy
    • American Dad
    • Star Trek
    Edit 2:
    • Two and a Half Men
    • Arrow
    • Red Dwarf
     
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  8. Fiery Espeon

    Fiery Espeon The fire never bothered me anyway ~

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    Capital Cities for sure. Great variety, is sometimes challenging, etc.
    Supporting Drinks/Beverages.
     
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    Edna Chasing the Dragon Forum Moderator Forum Moderator

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    Videogame characters y/n
    I'm ok with TV Shows, looks nice
    Everything said is good for me, the more we have cats, the more diversity we'll have
     
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  10. Nightfall Alicorn

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    I say yes for Video Games. I like the category personally. I'm willing to help add some to the list. Only concern is series games mostly have same names. Example Final Fantasy VII and Final Fantasy VIII. Unless we avoid series with just using the first in the series. Since many with near same name will come up more often and be too easy.
     
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  11. Mr. Perry

    Mr. Perry wat

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    Suggesting both dog and cat breeds for Hangman events. Mainly because we have plenty of them and it will not too hard (or controversial) to add them! :]
     
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  12. LH47

    LH47 Lollipop

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    TV shows seems ok
    idk any dog/cat breeds but im dumb
    video games have been discussed before, always problems with franchise naming and such
    video game characters are possible
    capital cities natural expansion from countries so fine
     
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    Those were added already. If we're talking about Video Game series.
     
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    LH47 Lollipop

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    o i must be blind or something ive never seen one.
     
  15. Strudels

    Strudels ・◡・ Super Moderator Server Administrator Super Moderator Server Administrator

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    Beverages and Capital Cities are in.

    EDIT: Car manufacturers, Dog breeds, Cat breeds and TV Show/Series categories added
     
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    Alright people, let's discuss the possibility of adding "Anime/Manga" as a category for event games.

    From my personal opinion I could say its plausible to add this, I have seen that 99% of the games based on Anime or manga are well accepted by you guys when users make them, and most of them get answered which means that it's difficulty level is average. Also Anime/Manga is a trend that is gradually becoming popular in society so a lot of people have at least a small bit of knowledge on that kind of things. I do think it would be a good addition to the database, and since many new animes come up now and then, the category would be in constant expansion.
     
  17. LH47

    LH47 Lollipop

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    No
    No
    No
    Please no
     
  18. Edna

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    Kind of dislike as well, I always guess K and U because of how hard the names are, but I wouldn't reject it, quite neutral
     
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    Nightfall Alicorn Left Pokémon Online, most likely not coming back.

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    I don't see no issue with Anime/Manga. True there are some uncommon letters guessed since they are Japanese names in English spellings. I mostly guess letters that I know are common enough though in that category. I mean, if it's the hint "Kingdom Hearts character" guessing "x" is legal enough since there are like 15 characters with "x" in their names. As long as players stick to common and category related letters, it's fine I say.
     
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  20. Fiery Espeon

    Fiery Espeon The fire never bothered me anyway ~

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    Just going to put it out there, there are a lot of anime/manga with English names that are pretty easy for Hangman games.
    Some examples would be Code Geass, Death Note, Attack on Titan, School Days, etc.
     
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  21. LH47

    LH47 Lollipop

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    The main thing i don't like about anime, is so many are non-english names.
     
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    CagedWisdom42 There's always MONEY. IN. THE BANANA STAND!!!

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    Ok. As Strudels stated, we've taken quite a few of these suggestions and had them included in the database already! So that's pretty cool. Now to address a few of the more complicated suggestions.

    Heroes/Villains- I feel like this category is a bit too vague/subjective and would have to be broken down to be acceptable. Heroes/Villains of what media platform? Movies? Books? Comics? etc etc. Also, there are not always such clearly defined roles in a story.

    Video game characters- This one had to be rejected, as will any "characters" category (most likely). Generally speaking, we want games/categories where even if someone has no specific knowledge of a category, they might be able to say "oh yeah, I've heard of that". With characters, you usually need to have played the game/seen the movie etc etc.

    Anime- This one is tough. I generally agree with SkyPhoenix that most anime games played during non events get solved. But what happens when a Sudden Death anime game comes up? It becomes much much harder with the limited /g count. We would need to find a way around this issue.
     
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    LH47 Lollipop

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    When you say "characters" will be rejected, it doesn't bode well for heroes/villains I guess, since all of them are characters, from movies, or games, or literature.
     
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    What do you guys think about Famous Novel(s) as a possible Category?

    Add some good reasons for whatever decision you make, saying just "No" won't work for me, and stuff like "I Don't like it" neither works, this should be objective.
     
  25. Nightfall Alicorn

    Nightfall Alicorn Left Pokémon Online, most likely not coming back.

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    I know Stocke runs Novels but I don't hardly know any of them. :v
     
  26. Manish00333

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    I think Famous Novels would be a great category. We don't really have anything literature related other than Greek Mythological Figures. Famous novels have English names, be it translated or originally titled, which means it wouldn't be overly hard for Hangman. Most people already know a lot of famous novels thanks to school, so the category as a whole wouldn't be obscure.

    Also, I'm pretty sure this has been discussed in the old thread, but what do you guys think of adding mythological figures from other cultures (e.g. Norse, Egyptian etc.)?
     
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  27. Nightfall Alicorn

    Nightfall Alicorn Left Pokémon Online, most likely not coming back.

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    I've got little interest in Norse and Egyptian even though I don't know much about them. But I don't mind if others don't.
     
  28. Mr. Perry

    Mr. Perry wat

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    I'm all up for a "deities" category. We have a lot of different cultures, which one with their own gods, but I was thinking that maybe we should stick to the Nordic, Greek, Egyptian and maybe Roman cultures with their deities.
    What do u think? :v
     
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  29. Strudels

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    Anime/Manga added
     
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  30. Jethalal

    Jethalal (~o.o)~ So Spooky ~(o.o~)

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    How about popular structures (i don't get the proper word) like statue of liberty, Taj Mahal etc.
     
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    Apparently, Famous Landmarks is already a category.

    (i hadn't realised either :x)
    Good suggestion, though
     
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    Heroes/Villains category was split into "Marvel Comics Character" and "DC Comics Character" which have been added
     
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    Famous Novels are a thing
     
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    Fiery Espeon The fire never bothered me anyway ~

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    Going to suggest both "Deserts" and "Desserts", with their being 50+ deserts and Desserts being desserts, which I think is specific enough + broad enough to be different from the Food + Drink category.
     
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    "Famous Band" and "Video Game/Video Game Series" exist now
     
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    Ain't been on as much but been wanting to make games like these lately. How about adding sport's teams. Example "NFL Team", " NBA Team", "NHL Team", " Baseball Team" etc.. Could even do college team's as well.
     
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    Probably too US centric?
     
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    Can we have "Laboratory Equipment" category?
    e.g.

    Funnel
    Dropper

    And I have more, but I think it's too complex (like branch of biology which is so predictable 'cause they end with 'gy' or 'y')

    Measuring device will do too (and complex as well, some ends in "meter" too)

    e.g.
    Sphygmomanometer
    Barometer
     
  39. Nightfall Alicorn

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    I would probably know near nothing from this category. But I think it best if others decide.
     
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    @JoyFrost that could be a decent thing I guess. We have stuff like kitchen utensils after all :v

    New category to do with mythological figures/deities e.g Thor, Sekhmet, Hercules etc is in progress. Probably going to replace Greek Mythological Figures since this is much more inclusive

    also rip cagedwisdom42
     
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