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Wasn't Eldar something GW came up with themselves and had the trademark on?
Why did they change it?
   
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 dan2026 wrote:
Wasn't Eldar something GW came up with themselves and had the trademark on?
Why did they change it?


The word Eldar was used by Tolkien to describe a particular group of elves (the oldest iirc)

Here
http://tolkiengateway.net/wiki/Eldar
   
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 catbarf wrote:
the_scotsman wrote:
Fine. So then, why is "Drukhari" being the eldar name for..themselves, not a thing that is good or makes sense?


It is odd to me that the faction is 'Drukhari', using their language's name for themselves, but then all their units are English names- presumably translations or reporting names.

IRL it's usually the opposite. I would refer to a Heinkel He-219 aircraft as a 'German Uhu', not a 'Deutsch Eagle-Owl'. A particular nuclear submarine is typically called either the 'Russian Akula-class' (Russian designation) or 'Russian Typhoon-class' (NATO reporting name), not a 'Russkiy Shark-class' (Russian word for 'Russian' + translation of the literal name).


Possibily another good fictionally comparison is with BattleTech and their being two sets of names for the Clan Mechs - the Clan name and the name that the Inner Sphere called them.

so the Timber Wolf when first encountered resembled two known Mechs (the Marauder and the Catapult) and was tagged with the Inner Sphere reporting name Mad Cat on first contact. (The targeting computer on Phelan Kell's Wolfhound switched between MAD and CAT when trying to identify it; upon analyzing the data recording from Kell's 'Mech, Precentor Martial Anastasius Focht later officially designated it "Mad Cat" )

I am sure there would be similar 40k things....the Tau names in particular.

Wasn't Eldar something GW came up with themselves and had the trademark on?
Why did they change it?
Well they did start with them as "Space Elves"

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AngryAngel80 wrote:
OF course, I like to call it Sensual Assault, the extra attack is actually a very firm back rub, really get them kinks out.


...are you sure they aren't actually Emperor's Children?

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 CthuluIsSpy wrote:
They're clearly big fans of the American version of Whose Line is it Anyway, and named their entire race after the host


Drew Carey... Dru kari

   
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Can anyone help me? I understand how to pronounce the A sound before every race like Aelf, but I am having trouble figuring out what sound TM makes.

Seriously, I understand the need to copyright everything, but does everything have to be an Adjective Verbnoun? You'd think a single name would suffice in most cases. But then, it's all thanks to copyright laws we are seeing this stupidity.

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 dan2026 wrote:
Wasn't Eldar something GW came up with themselves and had the trademark on?
Why did they change it?


Eldar is a Norse word that means "warrior who fights with fire."
   
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Halandri

I like that genestealers getting branded away from tyrannids was a complaint...

Weren’t they originally completely different things anyway?
   
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your mind

TM sounds like
Hmmm... i think that i will not buy this box set and instead save for a 3d printer so that in a couple of years i will just print ftom scans for almost free

   
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Blastaar wrote:
 dan2026 wrote:
Wasn't Eldar something GW came up with themselves and had the trademark on?
Why did they change it?


Eldar is a Norse word that means "warrior who fights with fire."


here it is an old name meaning the High House of God.
   
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 Vaktathi wrote:
SirGrotzalot wrote:
Honestly I can’t ever remember the new names. For some reason the older names just stuck. Even when I’m reading the books they’ll through out the new names and I will stop and be like “what” and have to mentally work out who they’re talking about. It’s just how my brain works.
Aye, it doesn't help that a lot of the new names also just really don't fit the rest of the game universe's feel in a lot of ways.

XKCD illustrates my thoughts on the issue pretty well. This is basically how most GW fiction and naming comes off to me for the last few editions.






Gadzilla666 wrote:
Gw can't even allow the same rule to have the same name in different armies. "Bolter discipline " "malicious volleys", same thing. "Shock assault" "hateful assault". Same. Fething. Thing.

I miss usr's.


Yeah, I think USRs would make things a lot clearer in many cases.

As it stands, it feels like GW is palette-swapping the English language.

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 insaniak wrote:

You're not. If you're worried about your opponent using 'fake' rules, you're having fun the wrong way. This hobby isn't about rules. It's about buying Citadel miniatures.

Please report to your nearest GW store for attitude readjustment. Take your wallet.
 
   
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Gadzilla666 wrote:
Gw can't even allow the same rule to have the same name in different armies. "Bolter discipline " "malicious volleys", same thing. "Shock assault" "hateful assault". Same. Fething. Thing.

I miss usr's.


byproduct of the community crying out for years to for special snowflake flavour and rules.

What's funny is that most of the pre-8th players still refer to rules using their USR name, such as FNP, Deepstrike etc.


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