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#1 Mar 30 2011 at 12:13 PM Rating: Decent
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Not- 'Loadstone"...

Why do people do this?
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#2 Mar 30 2011 at 12:23 PM Rating: Default
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I have no idea what a lodestone is. It is beyond me why they use such a word, which most non-native english speakers in the world are unlikely to have ever heard of... sucking up to the americans?
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#3 Mar 30 2011 at 12:30 PM Rating: Decent
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MaverickBG wrote:
Not- 'Loadstone"...

Why do people do this?


lode·stone
/ˈloʊdˌstoʊn/
[lohd-stohn]
–noun
1. a variety of magnetite that possesses magnetic polarity and attracts iron.
2. a piece of this serving as a magnet.
3. something that attracts strongly.

See also, loadstone.

You sir, are wrong.

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#4 Mar 30 2011 at 12:35 PM Rating: Excellent
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Not to derail the thread, but does anyone feel they get slightly more stupid whenever they read the Lodestone forums?

There are so many personalities that are just... gah.
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#5 Mar 30 2011 at 12:39 PM Rating: Good
While SE may have been going for the magnetic refrence in the US meaning, Lodestone is also a magical artifact in many Fantasy series.

And depending on the country said story was written it may be Loadstone or Lodestone.

Also the phrase Motherlode (or Mother load) refered to a mass of mettalic deposits not always magnetic.

So it could also be that SE wanted Lodestone to be the Motherlode (huge wealth deposit) of knowledge.
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PerrinofSylph, ****** Superhero wrote:
While SE may have been going for the magnetic refrence in the US meaning, Lodestone is also a magical artifact in many Fantasy series.

And depending on the country said story was written it may be Loadstone or Lodestone.

Also the phrase Motherlode (or Mother load) refered to a mass of mettalic deposits not always magnetic.

So it could also be that SE wanted Lodestone to be the Motherlode (huge wealth deposit) of knowledge.


That was my understanding, kind of a "being drawn to the knowledge"-type idea.
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While we're on the subject...they're guildleves not guildleaves!!
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#8 Mar 30 2011 at 5:39 PM Rating: Decent
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No, the issue is that if you look at the URL, it clearly states "lodestone".... there is no "loadstone"... It does not exist...

so.. you sir are wrong? am I doing it right?
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#9 Mar 30 2011 at 6:26 PM Rating: Decent
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MaverickBG wrote:
so.. you sir are wrong? am I doing it right?

I'm afraid you're doing it wrong. Especially when they're both perfectly acceptable spellings of the same word.
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#10 Mar 30 2011 at 6:33 PM Rating: Excellent
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I'm afraid you're doing it wrong. Especially when they're both perfectly acceptable spellings of the same word.

They're both acceptable spellings for a big vein of precious metal in the ground. SE only spells its website one way.

(And, actually, "loadstone" is archaic and only used intentionally in a few places; it's almost always an accident by people who don't know there is a more conventional way to spell it, which is what we're seeing here.)
#11 Mar 30 2011 at 6:52 PM Rating: Excellent
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I'm afraid you're doing it wrong. Especially when they're both perfectly acceptable spellings of the same word.

They're both acceptable spellings for a big vein of precious metal in the ground. SE only spells its website one way.


Thanks Caesura.. thats pretty much the point I'm trying to make~ Also that it makes me rage when I read it... : (

I need to find more important things to be passionate about...
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#12 Mar 30 2011 at 9:37 PM Rating: Excellent
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I have no idea what a lodestone is. It is beyond me why they use such a word


I learned about Lodestones in middle school... also, in the internet age, is it really that difficult to find the meaning of a new word? If you were even too lazy to type "lodestone definition" into Google, I think there's a FireFox add-on where you can right-click a word and it'll look it up for you.

But I guess thinkin' be bad, and anyone who makes use of language outside of the hackneyed, over-trodden nouns one comes to expect in games deserves censure.

Monsters (and by extension websites) need not be "Goblin Mage," "Goblin Priest," "Goblin Fire-Caster," and the like; it's more fun to have "Goblin Magistrate," "Goblin Declaimer," and "Goblin Incendiary," I think.
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#13 Mar 31 2011 at 12:56 AM Rating: Excellent
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*has written loadstone to google at some point*

I don't see why the official game website and lodestone are two different pages.

It's almost like http://eu.finalfantasyxiv.com/ is this AMAZING game with rich story and beautiful visuals that has all the excitement one expects out of a FF game. When I open this page I'm always like "WOOHOO when is THIS game coming out?!"

http://lodestone.finalfantasyxiv.com/pl/index.html
However this page looks like depressing emergency clinic for a game that constantly apologizes how bad it is =(
There's not even a media page nor a page that tells about the lore of the world.

Edited, Mar 31st 2011 2:57am by seiferdincht
#14 Mar 31 2011 at 8:27 AM Rating: Excellent
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While we're on the topic, "Duel Dual Wield" comes to mind.

Edited, Mar 31st 2011 10:27am by Mikhalia
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Riniaru wrote:
MaverickBG wrote:
so.. you sir are wrong? am I doing it right?

I'm afraid you're doing it wrong. Especially when they're both perfectly acceptable spellings of the same word.


I didn't realize the 404 at http://loadstone.finalfantasyxiv.com was just as perfectly acceptable as the community site at http://lodestone.finalfantasyxiv.com :P
#16 Mar 31 2011 at 9:21 AM Rating: Excellent
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Mikhalia the Picky wrote:
While we're on the topic, "Duel Dual Wield" comes to mind.


But my rouge can duel wield, br0! Plz PST me and I'll tell you about it!
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#17 Mar 31 2011 at 9:40 AM Rating: Decent
Mikhalia the Picky wrote:
While we're on the topic, "Duel Dual Wield" comes to mind.


That's a bit different though as both words don't mean the same thing, unlike loadstone and lodestone... But yes I concede that it IS the point of the thread and agree fully.
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#18 Mar 31 2011 at 9:46 AM Rating: Default
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While we're on the subject...they're guildleves not guildleaves!!


Jury is still out there on this one. I've pronouned it as guild lev'ee but it is spelled like guildleves. I think it is fair if people are pronouncing it as guildleaves =P
#19 Mar 31 2011 at 9:49 AM Rating: Excellent
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PerrinofSylph, ****** Superhero wrote:
While SE may have been going for the magnetic refrence in the US meaning, Lodestone is also a magical artifact in many Fantasy series.

And depending on the country said story was written it may be Loadstone or Lodestone.

Also the phrase Motherlode (or Mother load) refered to a mass of mettalic deposits not always magnetic.

So it could also be that SE wanted Lodestone to be the Motherlode (huge wealth deposit) of knowledge.

I have never heard of "loadstone" being a correct spelling. In every reference I have ever seen or read the word has always been spelled "lodestone."
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#20 Mar 31 2011 at 12:24 PM Rating: Decent
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I have never heard of "loadstone" being a correct spelling. In every reference I have ever seen or read the word has always been spelled "lodestone."


I've seen it as Loadstone in a few books that I have read (they were all Sci-Fi Fantasy or Alternate History). I can't recall the specific books but I think at least one of the ones was an Alt. History Sci-Fi Western written by a British author... I think. It's been a while.
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PerrinofSylph, ****** Superhero wrote:
moemoe wrote:
I have never heard of "loadstone" being a correct spelling. In every reference I have ever seen or read the word has always been spelled "lodestone."


I've seen it as Loadstone in a few books that I have read (they were all Sci-Fi Fantasy or Alternate History). I can't recall the specific books but I think at least one of the ones was an Alt. History Sci-Fi Western written by a British author... I think. It's been a while.


lol. So you can't remember the name of the book, the author, the genre (you did say "I think"), the nationality of the author, and it's been a long time, but you are definitely sure they spelled it Loadstone.

I'm sure you're right... just a funny observation to me.
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levelxplane wrote:
Not to derail the thread, but does anyone feel they get slightly more stupid whenever they read the Lodestone forums?

There are so many personalities that are just... gah.


Is it any better here? lol

Edited, Apr 2nd 2011 11:52pm by Elionara
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levelxplane wrote:
Not to derail the thread, but does anyone feel they get slightly more stupid whenever they read the Lodestone forums?

There are so many personalities that are just... gah.



dude, yes. I couldn't help having a rant over on those forums today about this. The people there are just too much to deal with. I've been going there since they opened, but after today I realize there is no point to visit those forums. Too many immature people. The floodgates of stupid have opened over there.

You'd think those were the wow forums. just joking, don't get serious on me.
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#26 Apr 06 2011 at 10:52 AM Rating: Decent
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seiferdincht wrote:
*has written loadstone to google at some point*

I don't see why the official game website and lodestone are two different pages.

It's almost like http://eu.finalfantasyxiv.com/ is this AMAZING game with rich story and beautiful visuals that has all the excitement one expects out of a FF game. When I open this page I'm always like "WOOHOO when is THIS game coming out?!"

http://lodestone.finalfantasyxiv.com/pl/index.html
However this page looks like depressing emergency clinic for a game that constantly apologizes how bad it is =(
There's not even a media page nor a page that tells about the lore of the world.

Edited, Mar 31st 2011 2:57am by seiferdincht


lol
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