Bikeshedding time: Power Leap


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What should Power Leap be named?

No change
8
29%
Void Step
7
25%
Radiant Leap
1
4%
Leap
2
7%
Escape the Bonds
1
4%
Transcend Location
1
4%
Transcendent Leap
2
7%
Other (specify)
6
21%
 
Total votes : 28

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Post Wednesday, 8th March 2017, 00:52

Bikeshedding time: Power Leap

The Ru ability Power Leap could use a rename. The name is a little ambiguous in a way I don't like, and it sounds like "power drive". I think there has to be something better. Help me choose the replacement.

The current flavor of the ability is that you gather the power you've gained by sacrificing to Ru and make a mighty leap, releasing the power in a damaging explosion where you land. Another perfectly good flavor that would match the mechanics is exploiting your transcendent knowledge to suddenly be somewhere else, which also causes a burst of power.

So far leading contenders for new names are:

1) Void Step,
2) Radiant Leap,
3) Leap,
4) Escape the Bonds,
5) Transcend Location,
6) Transcendent Leap.

If you choose "other" in the poll, please specify your suggestion. I'll delete any joke posts unless they're actually funny.

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Post Wednesday, 8th March 2017, 04:57

Re: Bikeshedding time: Power Leap

Lasty wrote:The current flavor of the ability is that you gather the power you've gained by sacrificing to Ru and make a mighty leap, releasing the power in a damaging explosion where you land.

This is a good description, so why not just use it? Why not just "explosive leap," "destructive step," or the like?

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Post Wednesday, 8th March 2017, 05:36

Re: Bikeshedding time: Power Leap

"Divine Leap" if it deals damage which ignores both AC and EV.
"Blast Leap" if it deals damage which ignores just EV (similar to Isk. Mystic Blast).
As you can see I have no idea if it ignores AC, new name might clarify that.

Edit. I voted for "no change" and "other".
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Post Wednesday, 8th March 2017, 08:37

Re: Bikeshedding time: Power Leap

What Sandman said (I voted for Other).

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Post Wednesday, 8th March 2017, 12:11

Re: Bikeshedding time: Power Leap

I'd say that "Apocalypse" and "great annihilating truth" are more in need of bikeshedding than Power Leap.

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Post Wednesday, 8th March 2017, 17:19

Re: Bikeshedding time: Power Leap

Wait what? "You reveal the great annihilating truth to your enemies" is about the best line in the game!

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Post Wednesday, 8th March 2017, 19:58

Re: Bikeshedding time: Power Leap

Whatever name you choose I think it should be descriptive of the impact/damage dealt on landing.

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Post Wednesday, 8th March 2017, 20:03

Re: Bikeshedding time: Power Leap

On the topic of ru bikeshedding, should "sacrifice" be "relinquish"?

As I picture it the idea is that as you transcended reality these mortal things began to fade away, or otherwise be lost, not that you're sacrificing your flesh as if to some aztec good, which "sacrifice" is a bit more reminiscent of.

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edit: Also I voted void step but I like "transverse", which is a portmanteau of traverse and transcend and is also composed of the prefix trans- folowed by 'verse' as in universe. Probably void step sounds better though.

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Post Wednesday, 8th March 2017, 20:16

Re: Bikeshedding time: Power Leap

pseudopseudonymous wrote:On the topic of ru bikeshedding, should "sacrifice" be "relinquish"?

As I picture it the idea is that as you transcended reality these mortal things began to fade away, or otherwise be lost, not that you're sacrificing your flesh as if to some aztec good, which "sacrifice" is a bit more reminiscent of.

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edit: Also I voted "void step" but I like "transverse", which is a portmanteau of traverse and transcend, as well as the prefix trans with 'verse', short for universe. Probably void step sounds better though.

Transverse is already it's own word

the dictionary wrote:trans·verse
transˈvərs,tranzˈvərs/
adjective
situated or extending across something.
"a transverse beam supports the dashboard"
synonyms: crosswise, crossways, cross, horizontal, diagonal, oblique, slanted
"a transverse bar"
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Post Wednesday, 8th March 2017, 21:25

Re: Bikeshedding time: Power Leap

I know- I think it works that way as well, but it's more debatable: The path you take extends via another realm, between the one point and the other. This realm could be be a part of underlying supporting structure of (this) reality, thereby causing the local destablisation.

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Post Thursday, 9th March 2017, 00:05

Re: Bikeshedding time: Power Leap

Rift portal!
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Post Thursday, 9th March 2017, 10:58

Re: Bikeshedding time: Power Leap

I vote for Power Drive.

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Post Thursday, 9th March 2017, 13:10

Re: Bikeshedding time: Power Leap

Thump Jump

You take a deep breath, and you start to jump.
Ru's mighty power propels your rump!
Before you know it, you land with a thump!
All your new friends have lumps 'n bumps.
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Post Thursday, 9th March 2017, 18:35

Re: Bikeshedding time: Power Leap

I rather like power leap.

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Post Saturday, 11th March 2017, 00:09

Re: Bikeshedding time: Power Leap

Explosive Blink

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Post Sunday, 12th March 2017, 23:31

Re: Bikeshedding time: Power Leap

Liminal Step. You call upon Ru, and the thin and ethereal ribbon between creation and void reveals itself to you as a broad and easily traversed path. You pass through, blinking up to three tiles in one direction. The annihilating power of Ru seeps through the portal, damaging foes adjacent to your destination.

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Post Monday, 13th March 2017, 03:12

Re: Bikeshedding time: Power Leap

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Post Sunday, 19th March 2017, 02:00

Re: Bikeshedding time: Power Leap

how about... Catastrophic Leap

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Post Monday, 20th March 2017, 20:39

Re: Bikeshedding time: Power Leap

After running this survey for a while, Void Step and Power Leap seem to the be most popular entries. There are a lot of "other" votes, but no Other vote has many thanks. My conclusion is that people are reasonably happy with the current name, and the best alternative is Void Step.
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Post Monday, 20th March 2017, 21:22

Re: Bikeshedding time: Power Leap

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