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ShagsterP

Toons

Stop calling your characters, alts, and avatars in MMORPGs "toons", people.  For the love of god, does nobody understand how retarded that sounds?  Why is this spreading?
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Added: 5 years, 4 months ago
 
Gobby
5 years, 4 months ago
This isn't exactly a new thing.
ShagsterP
5 years, 4 months ago
Not new, but newly common.  I see it being said for absolutely every online game with character creation now.
Gobby
5 years, 4 months ago
"Toons: More Common than you Think" by I. C. Wiener.

Seriously though, I think you've just been lucky(?) enough not to have seen it so much. It has existed and been a popular term pretty much as long as there have been MMOs. Not to say that you can't think it's dumb, but it's one of those "trying to move a mountain" things. It's not changing any time soon.
TellyLittle
5 years, 4 months ago
meh, it's terminology.  Some of it has funny names, and yeah, sometimes they are silly or annoying.  but it's just a word.
ShagsterP
5 years, 4 months ago
It's a stupid replacement for people too lazy to type out the word "character" or even just "char".  I just have to let them know how dumb it sounds.  Someone has to.
Siraj
5 years, 4 months ago
YES, god, I've always hated that >_< It sounds like something someone's grandparents would say.
ShagsterP
5 years, 4 months ago
It makes me think of Who Framed Roger Rabbit or Looney Tunes.  Which isn't bad, but not the image I'd want connected to my intricately designed character.
Siraj
5 years, 4 months ago
Yeah, it makes you think of like... actual cartoon characters and comes across as... embarrassing when used for anything else. I wonder where it even originated from?
FriskECoyote
5 years, 4 months ago
My character is an actual toon! D: Darn people in MMOs, come up with another word!
Danzer
5 years, 4 months ago
THANK YOU FUCKING THANK YOU! hated seeing this in WoW when i went back to it around cataclysm...fucking everywhere "lvl 85 toon" "toon looking for.."

ITS A FUCKING CHARACTER NOT  MICKY MOUSE!!*flails*
vicwuff
5 years, 4 months ago
I've been playing MMOs since UO, we called them toons back then man.
SilverDwaggy
5 years, 4 months ago
I am SO glad I'm not the only one who hates the term. Just yesterday I complained about it to my friend over Skype. Doesn't even make any sense to me calling your mmo character a toon. It hurts even typing it! :/
Lurdanjo
5 years, 4 months ago
Wow, never heard of that before, but it sounds absolutely ridiculous. Just as ridiculous as "furry" terms like "yiff", honestly. You wouldn't believe how many furry writers still use words like that in typical descriptions. >_>
ShagsterP
5 years, 4 months ago
Oh man, as a writer type, that bothers the ever loving crap out of me.  It bastardizes the English language.  Besides, it's fandom slang.  Why would real life anthropomorphic characters think and speak in terms of fandom slang?  Ugh...
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