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Where did the term "Toon" come from?

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Lugia3
Lazerhawks
L A Z E R H A W K S
#1 - 2013-03-23 06:18:33 UTC
Where did the EvE Term "Toon", short for character, come from? I see a lot of people don't like it.

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Eli Green
The Arrow Project
#2 - 2013-03-23 06:25:57 UTC
Lugia3 wrote:
Where did the EvE Term "Toon", short for character, come from? I see a lot of people don't like it.


google is your friend :D

wumbo

Andr Katelo
Caldari Provisions
Caldari State
#3 - 2013-03-23 06:26:47 UTC  |  Edited by: Andr Katelo
I believe it became popular with WoW, its cartoony graphics might have had something to do with it. Blink

For the sophisticated gentlemen here, those who braved the MMO market before WoW, the term char (short for character) seems much more familiar, appropriate and, as some might claim, less gay.
Alara IonStorm
#4 - 2013-03-23 06:29:58 UTC
It is kind of a mystery. The term is pre-WoW though.
Renzo Ruderi
Doomheim
#5 - 2013-03-23 06:38:02 UTC
Alara IonStorm wrote:
It is kind of a mystery. The term is pre-WoW though.


People say that, but I had never heard of it until WoW became popular. I played UO back in the stone age, and everyone just said "char" - same with Diablo. Had friends who played EQ, didn't appeal to me, but they still said "char" when talking about it.

So I think WoW did it with the cartoony graphics, and people just like to say that it wasn't WoW, because they say "toon," but hate WoW.
BadAssMcKill
Aliastra
#6 - 2013-03-23 06:44:02 UTC
Please don't say toon
NightCrawler 85
Phoibe Enterprises
#7 - 2013-03-23 07:02:29 UTC  |  Edited by: NightCrawler 85
Toon is a term popularized by the 1988 film Who Framed Roger Rabbit; it commonly refers to characters appearing in cartoons. Related to this usage are:
Toon (role-playing game), a role-playing game published by Steve Jackson Games in which the players take the parts of cartoon characters
Toontown Online, an online computer role-playing game
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Toon

I have not heard it being used much in EVE, but in WOW it seemed to be the common term.

Edit; Now that i think about it, if this is really the reason it became popular in games like WOW, it might be because WOW is a bit more..cartoonish then games like EVE. All very colorful and happy. Thats just my guess tho.

For why its not popular in EVE... Well since EVE players tend to not like WOW (or its players) im guessing anything that is "common" in WOW is instantly just "bad" Lol
Whitehound
#8 - 2013-03-23 08:27:54 UTC
It is a 4-letter word and therefore quick to type. If players had found a 3-letter word then they would be using it instead. I prefer "char", but I often spell it out.

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Degren
The Scope
Gallente Federation
#9 - 2013-03-23 08:28:43 UTC
First time I heard it was Diablo 1.

First time I heard anyone get offended by its use was Eve Online.

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flakeys
Doomheim
#10 - 2013-03-23 08:29:48 UTC
Did he just say the T word without blushing ?


Where are these ISD types when you need them?

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DrunkenNinja
Caldari Provisions
Caldari State
#11 - 2013-03-23 08:31:32 UTC
It's not an EVE term.
Roime
Shiva Furnace
#12 - 2013-03-23 08:44:30 UTC
Andr Katelo wrote:
I believe it became popular with WoW, its cartoony graphics might have had something to do with it. Blink

For the sophisticated gentlemen here, those who braved the MMO market before WoW, the term char (short for character) seems much more familiar, appropriate and, as some might claim, less gay.


Actually the word "char" is just ridiculous and sounds ********, and that's why nobody uses it. Character is too long and cumbersome, hence "toon".

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Cable Udan
Mea Culpa.
Shadow Cartel
#13 - 2013-03-23 08:47:26 UTC
Everyone knows nobody in Eve has a toon, just an myriad selections of alts.
Alara IonStorm
#14 - 2013-03-23 09:25:11 UTC
Cable Udan wrote:
Everyone knows nobody in Eve has a toon, just an myriad selections of alts.

No toons... unless they are on the telly.
Degren
The Scope
Gallente Federation
#15 - 2013-03-23 09:51:53 UTC
I'm just going to start calling all characters the N-word until toon sounds reasonable again.

WTB JF N********

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Alara IonStorm
#16 - 2013-03-23 09:53:42 UTC
Degren wrote:
I'm just going to start calling all characters the N-word until toon sounds reasonable again.

WTB JF N********

Okay I surrender, hand over your outfit so I can wave a flag.
Degren
The Scope
Gallente Federation
#17 - 2013-03-23 09:55:34 UTC
Alara IonStorm wrote:
Degren wrote:
I'm just going to start calling all characters the N-word until toon sounds reasonable again.

WTB JF N********

Okay I surrender, hand over your outfit so I can wave a flag.


This is just some clever ruse to get me naked.

Hello, hello again.

Athena Maldoran
Doomheim
#18 - 2013-03-23 10:01:30 UTC
Degren wrote:
Alara IonStorm wrote:
Degren wrote:
I'm just going to start calling all characters the N-word until toon sounds reasonable again.

WTB JF N********

Okay I surrender, hand over your outfit so I can wave a flag.


This is just some clever ruse to get me naked.


Nope, your from test, your already naked and up every goons ass..
EvEa Deva
Doomheim
#19 - 2013-03-23 10:04:49 UTC
Heard it back in EQ 1 days.
Degren
The Scope
Gallente Federation
#20 - 2013-03-23 10:17:37 UTC
Athena Maldoran wrote:
Nope, your from test, your already naked and up every goons ass..


Haven't been keeping up with recent events, have ya?

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