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Discussion in 'Diablo 3 General Discussion' started by Flux, Jan 31, 2009.

  1. Flux

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    Metric Monsters

    I was just updating the Thousand Pounder page and this struck me funny. What's he going to be called in the localized versions of D3? After all, in the immortal words of Vincent, foreigners "don't know what the f*** a quarter pounder is."

    Somehow, calling this boss the, "Four hundred and fifty four kilo'er" doesn't have quite the same ring to it... Maybe call him "500 Kilos"? that's a nice round number. "500 kiloer" looks weird, though. Does anyone ever refer to something as a "kiloer" in countries that use the metric system?

    "Pounder" is a recognized vernacular in the US. Someone might say of a fish they caught, "It was a seven pounder." Besides, there's a nice pun, since you get the "hit with a club" meaning of "pound" also. Although, "kilo'er" almost sounds like "killer'" which isn't bad either. Sadly, some things just can't be translated neatly...
     
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    It doesn't happen often, but in this case. I believe americans should just assume we understand and use the same things as they do. Thousand Pounder is just fine, and if some people don't understand it, perhaps they should expand their minds and learn something about american culture.

    Some things can't and shouldn't be translated.
     
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    Re: Metric Monsters

    No. However he is almost 500 kilos, which would be half a ton. So you Could call him that.



     
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    I always thought Pounder meant one who pounds.
     
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    Re: Metric Monsters

    everybody that have eaten on mcdonalds should now what a quarter pound its atleast :p
     
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    Re: Metric Monsters

    Fettklump?
     
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    Ill just say: +1 for the quote that noone else seem to get :thumbsup:
     
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    mmm royal with cheese :D
    lol no mayonaisse for my fries though. gross!

    i dont think theres need to be any translation.. they dont really translate names, and thats the monster's name. they dont call Baal or Diablo something different do they?
     
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    *sigh* we really need some news and updates about Diablo 3.

    We are running out of subjects :( arent we?

    Its such a pain to be a diablo fan right now...
     
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    The mini boss is WAY more than one thousand popunds. The barb wieghs 300 pounds. The 'thousand pounder' is what, 7 times the size of the barb? That's 2100 lbs, about double what its' name implies.

    D2 is full of lies by Blizzard, and d3 will be too.
     
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    Again, "pounder" means "One who pounds" in this case. Hence the giant mallets.
     
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    Well it's a US game, so most other countries put up with the lingo and bad spelling…i.e. ‘Honor’ rune word not the correct ‘honour’.
     
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    rofl (translation: lump of fat/grease)


    Any name with kilo in it would just not sound... right. "Half Tonner" would be alright, I guess.


     
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    Hemiton. .
     
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    I think Thousand Pounder sounds a bit like a joke, a la "Frozenstein".

    I like those names. I accept there are some guys don't like them, and they think these names are "cartoony" names.

    But I find them really cool. Names like those just make me laugh a bit. And it's so good.


    IN European contest, I agree that "kilo" is not representative. When someone is a big fat one like this boss, perhaps "ton" is better. Big Ton would be a possible name, or perhaps "Greasy Tonner", "Thousand Tonner" or something like that.

    I think the name Thousand Pounder is ok. Couldn't be better IMO.
     
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    Ah, a Brit. :unimpressed:

    You guys are still bitter that we didn't keep your method of spelling? :wink:


     
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    As the first post stated, Pounder can be perceived as either "One who pounds", or in American slang "One who weighs one thousand pounds".

    P.S. Fighting Frozenstein is always one of my favorite fights just because he's the 'Stein.


     
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    Well, as an Australian (we bastardised the English language in a slightly different way) I have no probs with a thousand pounder. this is the world of Sanctuary. They're probably running in old world measurements like pounds and miles, measurements relevant to the people. It's a lore thing if they want to tackle it like that.

    As for the naming, some are ridonculous. Frozenstein? Please. I'd much prefer a name more relevant for Demons, such as Rakanishu or relevant to the peasants the beast has killed such as "the Monastery Lurker" for a scavenger or some such at a particular location.
     
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    I was thinking more like, Korea. China. Japan. Etc. I'm sure the UK and Oz and other English language countries could deal, as could other EU countries where English is common. Lots of people in Asia speak English, but that doesn't mean they know slang or uncommon terms like "pound" as an archaic unit of weight. And in any event, they wouldn't get the pun/double meaning of "pound(er)" which would be a shame. I guess such are the perils of localization.

    As for his/its weight actually being 1000 pounds... I didn't think that was necessarily literal. He looks like he'd be closer to a ton, (or a metric ton, the Fat Bastard) so maybe his name should really be 1000 Kilos? Or perhaps he's hollow? Or he actually is made of marshmallows. They don't weigh much, after all, being mostly puffed air.

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    I don't know about non US countries but most Americans do have some knowledge (or a lot) on the metric system so wouldn't the same go to Europe for example?
     

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