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How to appropriately roleplay a wolf pack in MP games

Post by WQ Coordinator » Thu Sep 02, 2010 10:09 am

Since most gender- and mate-related words have been removed from the chat lexicon, people have been upset because they want to be able to roleplay making a wolf pack, which in itself is appropriate, but can't figure out how to form a pack without asking for a mate. So I'd like you all to offer suggestions for how to appropriately roleplay a wolf pack without needing genders or mating, as well as without using the terms 'alpha', since it's no longer accurate. I (and perhaps some ever-so-kind moderators? ;) ) will update this first post as the list is made. Important note: these words may be used in the game for wolf roleplay, but not when they refer to seeking someone of the opposite gender or finding human 'pairs'/'partners'.

Please refer to this topic for further explanation of why terms such as alpha aren't in the lexicon: Why aren't words like alpha and beta in the lexicon?:
http://www.wolfquest.org/bb/viewtopic.php?f=44&t=39803

Suggested replacement words for mate:
  • accomplice
  • buddy
  • cohort
  • co-leader
  • colleague
  • companion
  • compatriot
  • comrade
  • confidant
  • counterpart
  • equal
  • fiercely bonded wolves
  • friend
  • joint leader
  • leader
  • pair (when it doesn't refer to a specific gender or human relationship)
  • pal
  • parent
  • peer
  • sidekick
  • right hand
  • wolf
Suggested replacement terms for the 'alpha' wolves (can be followed by 'wolf', 'wolves', or one of the mate-replacement words on the list above):
  • absolute
  • acclaimed
  • administrative
  • advisory
  • affiliated
  • antecedent
  • apex
  • authoritative
  • arch
  • awesome
  • big
  • bigwig
  • bodolf
  • boss
  • brilliant
  • captain
  • cardinal
  • celebrated
  • central
  • chief
  • chieftain
  • commanding
  • core
  • confidence
  • controlling
  • crowned
  • deciding
  • defending
  • dictator
  • director
  • dignitary
  • distinguished
  • dominant
  • duet
  • duo
  • elder
  • elite
  • eminence
  • epic
  • epicurean
  • escorting
  • esteemed
  • everlasting
  • exalted
  • excellent
  • exceptional
  • executive
  • famous
  • fantastic
  • finest
  • first
  • first class
  • first-rate
  • foremost
  • formerly dispersal
  • founding
  • foremost
  • general
  • golden
  • governor
  • grand
  • grand pooba(s)
  • greatest
  • guardian
  • guidance
  • guru
  • head
  • head honcho
  • high
  • highest (ranked?)
  • high-tailed
  • honor
  • illustrious
  • important
  • influential
  • initial
  • judging
  • keeper
  • keynote
  • law
  • lead
  • life's song
  • lofty
  • loyal
  • magnificent
  • main
  • manager
  • marvelous
  • master
  • mentoring
  • monarch
  • monitoring
  • notable
  • outstanding
  • overseeing
  • overruling
  • pack leader
  • paramount
  • parent
  • parenting
  • perfect
  • pinnacle
  • pioneer
  • powerful
  • prestigious
  • primary
  • principle
  • precursor
  • predominant
  • premier
  • president
  • prevailing
  • prominent
  • regal
  • reigning
  • reliable
  • renowned
  • revered
  • royalty
  • ruling
  • runner
  • senior
  • shining
  • sole
  • sovereign
  • strong
  • superb
  • superior
  • superlative
  • supervisor
  • supreme
  • teaching
  • terrific
  • top
  • total
  • tremendous
  • ulrike
  • ultimate
  • ultra
  • undeniable
  • up-front
  • upper
  • vertex
  • vox
  • well-known
  • wise
  • wolves in charge
  • wonderful
  • worthy
  • zirax
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Re: How to appropriately roleplay a wolf pack in MP games

Post by Koa » Thu Sep 02, 2010 10:12 am

;D

Word suggestions for pairs:
chief, main, primary

-Chief pair
-Main pair
-Primary pair

Would those work, and possibly the word "partner" or would that be taken too far?
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Re: How to appropriately roleplay a wolf pack in MP games

Post by WQ Coordinator » Thu Sep 02, 2010 10:16 am

Partner was in the badwords list, though I'd be tempted to allow it again if it's used appropriately. I'll allow it again in the next round of lexicon updates and we'll see how it goes.
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Re: How to appropriately roleplay a wolf pack in MP games

Post by Larkarl » Thu Sep 02, 2010 10:21 am

Hm, I've got a few:

- commanding pair
- dignitary pair
- head pair
- bigwig pair (...=D)
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Re: How to appropriately roleplay a wolf pack in MP games

Post by Koa » Thu Sep 02, 2010 10:22 am

WQ Coordinator wrote:Partner was in the badwords list, though I'd be tempted to allow it again if it's used appropriately. I'll allow it again in the next round of lexicon updates and we'll see how it goes.
Yeah, that's kinda what I figured. I consider it to be somewhat of a 'formal' word so to speak and it'd be kind of odd to use in a bad way, but again, people will do whatever they can to get their way.

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Re: How to appropriately roleplay a wolf pack in MP games

Post by Alpha Female » Thu Sep 02, 2010 10:22 am

Nice topic Cana! I'm sure it will help give others a lot of different ways to express the dominant wolves of a RolePlay pack.
I was thinking they could be known as:

-Highest ranked pair
-The leaders
-Top wolves/Top ranked wolves
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Re: How to appropriately roleplay a wolf pack in MP games

Post by Zethra » Thu Sep 02, 2010 10:23 am

Interesting topic Cana. ^^
It's a really good idea, and will help with members (and hopefully help stop the 'mate' thing going on in MP. And the complaints).

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  • Director pair
  • Advised Pair
  • Executive Pair
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  • Guidance Pair
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Re: How to appropriately roleplay a wolf pack in MP games

Post by Koa » Thu Sep 02, 2010 10:30 am

Added some ideas to the list! (:
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Re: How to appropriately roleplay a wolf pack in MP games

Post by Adalae » Thu Sep 02, 2010 10:31 am

Thank you for posting this, Cana. It's very useful when you want to RP in the game^^

I also have a suggestion xD

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Re: How to appropriately roleplay a wolf pack in MP games

Post by blackscar » Thu Sep 02, 2010 10:32 am

thank you!!!!! but why is alpha not acurate any more!?
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Re: How to appropriately roleplay a wolf pack in MP games

Post by Winterwolf1 » Thu Sep 02, 2010 10:32 am

Great topic Cana ^^. I have a few ideas not to sure if they'd be classed as the ones like dominant pair etc ^^.

"influential pair" or "predominant pair"
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Re: How to appropriately roleplay a wolf pack in MP games

Post by Koa » Thu Sep 02, 2010 10:33 am

blackscar wrote:thank you!!!!! but why is alpha not acurate any more!?
This informative topic should help you:
http://www.wolfquest.org/bb/viewtopic.php?f=4&t=942
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Re: How to appropriately roleplay a wolf pack in MP games

Post by RoarOriole » Thu Sep 02, 2010 10:37 am

In my honest opinion I think the word "pair" could be taken differently, but oh well, that's just me overthinking xD
  • Paramount pair
  • Keynote pair
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Re: How to appropriately roleplay a wolf pack in MP games

Post by Spirit900 » Thu Sep 02, 2010 10:41 am

The "Boss"
Sorry, It's all I can think of at the moment. :lol:
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Re: How to appropriately roleplay a wolf pack in MP games

Post by Zethra » Thu Sep 02, 2010 10:43 am

I have another one; the definition of the word matches a great amount so I thought I'd suggest it. (I use the word for my pack's alphas :D The second is for Betas.)
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  • Bodolf Pair
  • Vox Pair
  • Ulrike Pair
  • Guide Pair
  • Governor Pair
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