What you're basically saying is, they made a bunch of hats, of different types, but never called them a hat, because they didn't have a general term for "Anything worn on your head."
That's not what I'm saying at all.
They used a different term because some of the "hats" they made couldn't be called "hats" at all, making broad generalizations like that inaccurate. Thus they called them "headpieces" because that would be more accurate.
There's no logical reason not to call a hat, a hat. You can proceed to be more specific, but that doesn't make it any less a hat, a thing that's worn on your head.
There is, and I already explained it to you. Some hats, by the definition of a "hat", weren't hats at all. Even the hats themselves were so distinct from themselves that it would have made no point to call them such, even if technically they were hats. If you said "I went to a raid today", it serves no real purpose as the person you're talking to still doesn't know which raid you went to, even though he may have a general idea. Either way you may as well say "I went to an event today" and then specify which event. Then there wouldn't have to be a definition for non-raid activity as well, to unnecessarily split the two kind of activities. It doesn't make any sense in the context of XI, and this game isn't exactly clear on it either, what with "raid" in this game not being multi-party content at all.
You are literally trying to say that because we don't know what type of hat they're going to make, we can't yet call it a hat. We sure as **** can, because they said we're going to wear it on our heads. It doesn't matter if it's a chapeau or a sombrero, it's still a hat.
I'm simply saying it is pointless and inaccurate, as per the bolded part in the last paragraph. It doesn't sound like it's going to fit the XIV's definition of "raid", so the **** does it matter what other games call it? We don't call jobs "specs" or materia system "gemming" either. It is only confusing at best.
I really hoped when I hit post that my decision to remove the part of the metaphor that excluded eye wear and other non-hat head wear would keep it from becoming overly convoluted, and no one would actually...
Wow, you actually managed to hit the nail on the head here. Calling them raids will make the whole thing too convoluted.
You can call them hats and then provide new definitions for non-hats just to be able to force this "standard definition" on the game, I'll just call them headpieces/headgear and be done with it. Edited, Nov 3rd 2011 4:45am by Hyanmen