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0007168 [DCSS] Bug Report trivial always 2013-06-06 22:40 2013-06-07 01:16
Reporter chris View Status public  
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Priority normal Resolution done  
Status closed   Product Branch 0.13 ancient branch
Summary 0007168: Forest unique "Pan" named after branch Pandemonium
Description For some reason, this bug was not yet spotted by the developer committing said unique, so I guess it should be tracked here.
Unless the goal is to precisely confuse everyone in the room, forever, now is a good time to fix the mistake (before it accidentally lands in a release).
My suggestion is to employ any other name not yet in use by crawl. How about Silenus for instance? http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Silenus [^]
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(0023076)
ion_frigate (reporter)
2013-06-07 00:13

How is this confusing? One is a fairly well-known figure from mythology used as a unique, and the other is an abbreviation for a dungeon branch. I don't see how they'd ever be interchangeable. Now, if the new Forest branch were being called something like the Realm of Pan, I could see a problem, but here, I just don't see how there's any potential for confusion, even if someone isn't aware that Pan is a figure from Greek myth.
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Galefury (updater)
2013-06-07 00:17

FWIW, I don't really like Pan as a name for a unique either. That name is taken. The reasons for calling a unique satyr Pan are also very strong of course, which is why I haven't said anything so far.
(0023078)
dpeg (administrator)
2013-06-07 00:21

All of this is somewhat of a bikeshed nature -- I don't think there is actual danger in keeping the unique name. However, I also think that since the unique's name happens to coincide with a branch name, there is opportunity to exploit it. For example, Pan could (appropriately rarely) show up in Pan.
(0023080)
ion_frigate (reporter)
2013-06-07 01:09

Or how about giving him a vault with Pan portal that still appears in Forest? I guess that's more of a wiki discussion thing though.
(0023081)
dpeg (administrator)
2013-06-07 01:16

This point may or may not have merit, but this is certainly not how we want our bug reports to look like. Closed.

- Issue History
Date Modified Username Field Change
2013-06-06 22:40 chris New Issue
2013-06-07 00:13 ion_frigate Note Added: 0023076
2013-06-07 00:17 Galefury Note Added: 0023077
2013-06-07 00:21 dpeg Note Added: 0023078
2013-06-07 00:23 Galefury Severity block => trivial
2013-06-07 01:09 ion_frigate Note Added: 0023080
2013-06-07 01:16 dpeg Note Added: 0023081
2013-06-07 01:16 dpeg Status new => closed
2013-06-07 01:16 dpeg Resolution open => done
2013-06-07 01:16 dpeg Fixed in Branch => 0.13 development branch


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