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Update #19

Changing the name....

We are conflicted and want your feedback.

It seems the community doesn't generally like the name Greed Monger, so we are CONSIDERING changing the name based on your feedback.

So, post a comment here and let us know, Change It or Keep It!

Keep in mind, the name Greed Monger in this case isn't to reflect a goal as something to be, but something people in the community will be branded as if they chose not to work with the community and focus solely on trying to be nothing but wealthy. It makes perfect sense to us! But it doesn't seem to be well received by the public as yet.

So, let us know your thoughts.

If we changed the name, it would be to Utopian Settlers.

Which do you prefer?

Comments

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      Creator David Brough on November 21, 2012

      Change is good! (Utopian Settlers is much better IMO)

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      Creator Jason Seawright on November 19, 2012

      Please do change!

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      Creator Ronald Finch on November 19, 2012

      I do like this comment

      "Steven Tiberius Metcalf 3 days ago
      If you go with Utopian Settlers, at least tack Online at the end. Utopian Settlers Online has a better ring to it."

      maybe Utopian Settler Online - Singular

      Or Unknown Monger (Seeing how you can be greedy or nice its up to you)

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      Creator Sheldon Bergner on November 18, 2012

      Please change the name. If not for the persistence of a guild mate I would never have even looked at this game due to the name. Sounds like an off shoot of one of the Tycoon games. Fortunately I *did* look at the game, and I'm really excited about it!

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      Creator Dermott on November 18, 2012

      I got used to the Name. But maybe you miss a Lot of People cause they read over it and leave IT behinderte without a look into IT.
      - settleworld
      - woldname online as already suggested
      - craft online
      - settlecraft

      Hardware to say..

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      Creator Brad on November 17, 2012

      Seed Monger? Lol. I like the current name as well, it stands out.

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      Creator David Lavender on November 17, 2012

      I like the current name, and see no reason to change it.

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      Creator Matthias Kraxner on November 17, 2012

      hard to say if you don't have any names to choose from.
      i would change it though and prefer a short an easy name reflecting the good old times (should start a poll later on maybe)
      Pax Imperia (already taken - Atari / THQ game 1997), mabye Pax Imperia Online?
      Age of Discovery, .. hmm.. very hard to find something fancy (uh! i like that word, fancy)

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      Creator plaxidia on November 17, 2012

      Change it ...
      I don't mind the name however it will hold back the game from a commercial sense. Naming the game something that in fact is not the focus of the game would be a little deceiving to many people and could also pull in people who think that is the way the game is meant to be played. A double edged sword really.

      I would recommend a name that reflects more on what you should be or want to achieve in the game to succeed. Some ideas for names that would fit better with the goal in the game maybe ;)

      Society
      Commonwealth
      Beau Monde
      Patriciate

      All of those words mean society and that would be the real focus of the game :) There are more but those are just some ideas.

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      Creator Javier S.G on November 17, 2012

      I think Greedmonger is a unique name that begs a person to investigate, it says nothing about the game, it should not be changed. Considering how far promotion has gone with the name, to change it now might defuse the momentum. If you are seriously considering changing the name, please not utopian settlers. The name has to be dynamic with energy and nice ring to it. something with mystique, i think Greedmonger has that already though.

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      Creator Tomi Hurme on November 17, 2012

      I would change it, but I can live with the current one too.

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      Creator Matt Bradley on November 17, 2012

      If you do change it, please don't use 'Utopian Settlers'. That just sounds like a facebook game or such. Greed Monger is way better than that alternative.

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      Creator Madeline "Shimmer" "BloodDoll" Valentine on November 16, 2012

      I don't mind the name. You could call it MMore, because in many ways people will want more. You know, ranging from in-game wealth/ the whole bid for power thing, or just their addiction to the actual game and wanting to play more and more.

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      Creator Samaron92 on November 16, 2012

      im pretty okay with the name. mostly i would solo or focus on me first before selling to helping others in the game once i get what i needs from materials.

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      Creator Carmen Davis on November 16, 2012

      Personally I don't mind "Greed Monger," but can see how it can be perceived negatively by some people in general. If the decision is made to change it, maybe a post in the GM forums requesting suggestions might yield the perfect name for our game :)

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      Creator Zael on November 16, 2012

      Personally I think both name options are unfortunate. I don't really have an option to offer to you guys, but I know Gregarious Simulation Systems definitely had it right. ;)

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      Creator John Robertson on November 16, 2012

      Please change the name, get rid if "greed".

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      Creator leperkhaun on November 16, 2012

      My thought it this. Greed Monger has an immediatly negative sound to me. to me Greed Monger would be something more cutthroat , everyone against everyone. I think Utopian Settlers would be a better name.

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      Creator Reed on November 16, 2012

      I don't personally have anything against the name, but I think it will turn off the majority of the people that aren't already committed to the game. Anyway, I have a (mock) suggestion. Minecraft is really popular and it has a catchy name that sums up what the game is about, because, you know, you mine stuff and craft stuff. In this game, you kill stuff and craft stuff. So, how about Killcraft? :-P

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      Creator Steven Tiberius Metcalf on November 16, 2012

      90% of 30 is still a pretty good indicator.

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      Creator Mikel Ray Giles on November 16, 2012

      Please keep in mind this is but maybe 30 of 250+ backers chiming in here.

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      Creator Steven Tiberius Metcalf on November 16, 2012

      I vote "War and Trade"

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      Creator Steven Tiberius Metcalf on November 16, 2012

      If you go with Utopian Settlers, at least tack Online at the end. Utopian Settlers Online has a better ring to it.

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      Creator Jim Ramos on November 16, 2012

      Change it. Instead of calling it by a name if you do something not aligned with the community, name it based on what the positive outcome will be.

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      Creator Shinnlly on November 16, 2012

      Change it, if you can think of a way to transition all the press the game has received to the new name.

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      Creator Simon Green on November 16, 2012

      Oh thank god, please change it!

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      Creator MrFester on November 16, 2012

      I don't like the name myself.

      How about "Proprietor Wanderer" :-)

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      Creator Jonathan Sinclair on November 16, 2012

      I backed it for Jason Appleton & Cincinnati. I think the name is a turn off. I would avoid having any name that represents only a segment of your player base because that then alienates the others. Instead, I'd look at a name that focuses on something you do differently than other MMOs and/or on the context of the environment that everyone is playing in (like "Star Wars Galaxies").

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      Creator Mikel Ray Giles on November 16, 2012

      While US would be a more positive spin, in all reality, the game has a very harsh and unforgiving beginning. And that's what makes it interesting. You don't start off in a town with supplies in pretty pink pony land. You will struggle and earn your successes.

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      Creator Lance Lamont on November 16, 2012

      Change it - Greed Monger has negative connotations to me.

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      Creator Rob on November 16, 2012

      It is your game and you can call it what you want but I don't really care for it and I think it might be off putting rather than attracting.

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      Creator Michael Fuchs on November 16, 2012

      I like the current name. Utopian Settlers sounds like it would be a game that is a ripoff of Evony, and I would skip over it.

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      Creator Rich Allen on November 16, 2012

      I don't mind the name, really. It's just a name and people will give it nicknames no matter what you decide. GM is what we seem to be calling it on the forums.

      I do think that having the word "Settlers" in the name is a bad idea. Too close to that other franchise and I'm sure Ubisoft would object. I also don't think the word Utopia really applies either. I say just keep the Greed Mongers name.

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      Creator Corvus on November 16, 2012

      Whatever makes the most business sense, but it perfectly describes MY experience. Avarice, hoarding, MY PRECIOUS, always full inventory, Daffy Duck clutching on the pearl screaming MINE MINE MINE, can't delete a single thing...

      Where's my reality show?

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      Creator Blindshot on November 16, 2012

      But honestly it's your game, I don't think Greed Monger is that horrible. So it has a bit of a negative connotation I don't think it will be a big deterrence. Plus I worry of the confusion that would be caused with the current domain name , moving that, plus you'd have to update all the current articles and make sure they put an edit stating the game name has changed etc...

      i support whatever decision you make. The gameplay and community will speak for itself regardless of the game name.

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      Creator Jeremiah Nolte on November 16, 2012

      Skipped over this project a few times due to the name, only looked at it further because I was bored one day.

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      Creator Blindshot on November 16, 2012

      Yeah i'm down with Utopian Settlers. More positive and settlers gives that feeling of exploring and well settling. Having crafting in the name is too niched.

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      Creator Peter Smith on November 16, 2012

      Change it. "Greed Monger" mean as well be "Griefers and asshats welcome." I skipped this project because of the name, and only came back because a friend had taken a closer look at it.

      Greed Monger just has a very negative vibe, at least to me.

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      Creator Stacy Stipes on November 16, 2012

      I would say change it, but I'm not real thrilled with Utopian Settlers either. Perhaps give your world a name, and then call it "world name Online". Pretty simple, but perhaps more apt than Greed Monger or Utopian Settlers (which I agree sounds like a Facebook or iPhone game).

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      Creator Cristian Serban on November 16, 2012

      Personally, I like Jeffrey K. Langr's suggestions.

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      Creator Beth Moore Mullett on November 16, 2012

      I would change the name. I almost past over this Kickstarter project because the name was very unappealing. I do not have any suggestion as to what to rename the game but please do not put the word craft in the name. People would then associate it with a Minecraft rip off. The only problem with changing the name is that you have been promoting this game under Greed Monger. If you change the name this late in the game it could cause confusion. Then again changing the name could reach more people.

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      Creator Michael Caruso on November 16, 2012

      I dont think you should change it, i think "Greed Monger" has a good ring to it.

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      Creator Chris Smith on November 16, 2012

      I vote for a change. I think Mongering Greed is kind of redundant, but also rather unfriendly for potential players later on who might get the impression that the game is about how quickly and how hard players can stab one another in the back for resources.

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      Creator marcin gaber on November 16, 2012

      Nah, don't change it.
      Greed Monger is just right for it,and "Utopian Settlers" sounds like a game I would play on my smartphone
      Beside,"Greed monger" sounds bad ass,if my friend asks me what am I playing I would lie if the game was called "Utopian Settlers" :D.

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      Creator Corey Eckel on November 16, 2012

      I vote for a change, the name does not reflect well when telling people about it as they think of everyone wants to be greedy, where I feel the opposite is what is needed to make the in game communities thrive. It doesn't come across that way at first just by the name.

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      Creator Sallvi on November 16, 2012

      I think the name is not that important, now lots of people know it as the greed moonger so it should stay as it is. It may confused others ...

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      Creator Jason M. Appleton (F&AM) on November 16, 2012

      Looks to be about 50/50.

      Tough call...

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      Creator Jeffrey K. Langr on November 16, 2012

      Crafting Utopia, both in the sense it is the utopia for those who like to craft and that people are creating the world..

      Perhaps call it WorldCraft

      OR

      Death to Derium

      all three are acceptable to me.

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