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Re: A New Asia Map

Postby natty dread on Mon Jul 05, 2010 10:09 am

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Does anybody have any good names for the map ('Asia' is already taken)??


Is it possible to change the existing Asia maps name to "far east"?


Heh, no, existing maps can't be changed without mapmaker's permission.
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Re: A New Asia Map

Postby MrBenn on Mon Jul 05, 2010 3:21 pm

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Does anybody have any good names for the map ('Asia' is already taken)??


Is it possible to change the existing Asia maps name to "far east"? Failing that I suggest "Asis" or "Siana" Both ancient names for Asia.

I already spoke with lack, and he doesn;t want to rename the existing Asia map, even though I suggested that Asia: Far East would work nicely :P

Would Asiana work? It follows the Europa naming convention, even if it doesn't sound right.
Asiatica? It also doesn't quite sound right.
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Re: A New Asia Map

Postby Industrial Helix on Mon Jul 05, 2010 3:42 pm

Perhaps this might spark some ideas...

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Re: A New Asia Map

Postby Evil DIMwit on Mon Jul 05, 2010 3:47 pm

MrBenn wrote:Would Asiana work? It follows the Europa naming convention, even if it doesn't sound right.
Asiatica? It also doesn't quite sound right.


Yeah, no one ever actually calls it that.
How about "Greater Asia"? Doesn't really mean anything particular but people will know what it means.
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Re: A New Asia Map

Postby natty dread on Mon Jul 05, 2010 4:22 pm

Greater Asia sounds good.

Or how about Azio, the esperanto word for Asia ;)

Or how about simply Orient?

Or, Oriens, latin word for east.
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Re: A New Asia Map

Postby The Bison King on Mon Jul 05, 2010 5:35 pm

Asia: Complete
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Re: A New Asia Map

Postby Industrial Helix on Mon Jul 05, 2010 6:26 pm

I'm still in favor of Asiatica... I think it sounds nice and kind of fits with the Europa theme.

There's always Asia II
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Re: A New Asia Map

Postby Evil DIMwit on Mon Jul 05, 2010 6:30 pm

Industrial Helix wrote:I'm still in favor of Asiatica... I think it sounds nice and kind of fits with the Europa theme.


That's an adjective, is the problem. 'Europa' is the continent's name in Latin and various other languages, but its equivalent for Asia is 'Asia'.

How about 'Asia 2010'? Perhaps banking on some revolution or drastic political change some time within the next 17 months.
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Re: A New Asia Map

Postby natty dread on Mon Jul 05, 2010 6:33 pm

I root for Azio :D
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Re: A New Asia Map

Postby AndyDufresne on Tue Jul 06, 2010 3:41 pm

natty_dread wrote:Greater Asia sounds good.

Or how about Azio, the esperanto word for Asia ;)

Or how about simply Orient?

Or, Oriens, latin word for east.

I'd steer away from Orientalism in general.

There aren't many good options---save perhaps something like this. Our current, old Asia map renamed to Asia: Far East. Then this map can be Asia: Something else. But even this idea, I'm not sure if it is a good one.


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Re: A New Asia Map

Postby the.killing.44 on Tue Jul 06, 2010 3:48 pm

MrBenn wrote:I already spoke with lack, and he doesn;t want to rename the existing Asia map, even though I suggested that Asia: Far East would work nicely :P
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Re: A New Asia Map

Postby AndyDufresne on Tue Jul 06, 2010 3:49 pm

Told you it wasn't a good idea.


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Re: A New Asia Map

Postby Bob XIII on Fri Jul 09, 2010 7:05 am

how about Asia: Modern Era or Asia: The New World?..
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Re: A New Asia Map

Postby Evil DIMwit on Fri Jul 09, 2010 9:04 am

Bob XIII wrote:how about Asia: Modern Era or Asia: The New World?..

The new New World?
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Re: A New Asia Map

Postby The Bison King on Fri Jul 09, 2010 10:31 am

Asia New World doesn't make any sense and is just confusing. I'm still suggesting Asis. Short of that Asian Countries or Asia 2010
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Re: A New Asia Map

Postby Industrial Helix on Fri Jul 09, 2010 11:31 am

Drop the colons.

Modern Asia.
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Re: A New Asia Map

Postby the.killing.44 on Fri Jul 09, 2010 11:33 am

Asian Countries
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Re: A New Asia Map

Postby natty dread on Fri Jul 09, 2010 11:59 am

Asia 2: The revenge of Asia
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Re: A New Asia Map

Postby MrBenn on Fri Jul 09, 2010 4:16 pm

Interesting discussion.....

I should get around to an update at some point soon...
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Re: A New Asia Map

Postby RedBaron0 on Sat Jul 10, 2010 4:57 am

Actually, I think making the title of this map "ASIA" would be best and changing the current Asia map title to "FAR EAST" since that's the title on the image.

EDIT but I guess that won't fly.... ugh

Go with Modern Asia, or Continental Asia maybe?
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Re: A New Asia Map

Postby Raskholnikov on Sat Jul 10, 2010 8:10 pm

Asia Magna could work.
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Re: A New Asia Map

Postby ender516 on Sat Jul 10, 2010 9:09 pm

I think a new name containing any variant of "Continent" would be a bit of a misnomer, as this map includes many Asian islands, even extending to the Malay archipelago, which is often considered part of Oceania. I think a name using "Countries" or "Complete" would be more to the point, and such names have been suggested by myself and others. Perhaps a set of names could be proposed through a poll at this point?
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Re: A New Asia Map

Postby natty dread on Sat Jul 10, 2010 9:45 pm

Why not just call it "New Asia". People are going to refer to the map as "New Asia" anyway, so might as well make it an official name.
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Re: A New Asia Map

Postby The Bison King on Sun Jul 11, 2010 10:46 am

How about "That New Asia Map" it would be cool, like That 70's Show! 8-)
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Re: A New Asia Map

Postby AndyDufresne on Mon Jul 12, 2010 1:23 pm

'Greater Asia' sounded like the best option to me.


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