Who started calling them "marksmen"?

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Exploding Barrel

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10-16-2013

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Originally Posted by Happy Firetrucks View Post
It sounds so terrible compared to RADC though
"RADC" has a sound? It's not even pronounceable.


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Happy Firetrucks

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10-16-2013

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"RADC" has a sound? It's not even pronounceable.
Well, actually it is pronounceable.
But mentally it does not have a pronounciation - it isn't a positive, but a void, nothingness, neutralness - isn't that better than a negative?


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Regina George

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10-16-2013

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Marksman is more precise.

"Carry" is a meaningless term and there are plenty of melee AD with good scaling so...

If you want another term convince the community to say "rad" for ranged attack damage.

inb4 feminist brigade yells..

"what about female ADC's?"


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BACKSTABUUU

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10-16-2013

ITT: Angry marksman mains


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Morello

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10-16-2013
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It sounds so terrible compared to RADC though - how did the former end up passing over RADC?
Does no one at Rito-kun have a Master's in language aesthetics!? :O

(carry, support, mage - practically every single one of them outside of Ranged is a massive misnomer)
I explained this in the original post, but I'll share it here again;

For older players, this stuff pretty much doesn't matter - much like "Fighter" and "Bruiser" are interchangeable, ADC and Marksman are too.

For UX and visual design, you don't want multiple words (Ranged Carry, Ranged Attacker, etc). For players who don't know these conventions (IE no one in this conversation!), implying that only the ADC can "carry" is more a misnomer than the name. Carry is a verb first, so we thought we'd use it that way.


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Notobilis Caedo

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10-16-2013

When did you start calling them ADC when they were "AD" way back in the day?

Because times change.


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Regina George

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10-16-2013

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When did you start calling them ADC when they were "AD" way back in the day?

Because times change.
The good ol days of Heart of Gold and TF's AoE gold card stun.


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Mochatastic

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10-16-2013

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What defines a "marksman" that ADC wasn't able to cover?
ADC now pertains to any damage dealer, even bruisers, so Fiora is an ADC nowadays.
Ranged ADCs are known as Marksmen. I still use ADC.


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Morello

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10-16-2013
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The good ol days of Heart of Gold and TF's AoE gold card stun.
Innervating Locket!

*Runs*


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hashinshin

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10-16-2013

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I explained this in the original post, but I'll share it here again;

For older players, this stuff pretty much doesn't matter - much light "Fighter" and "Bruiser" are interchangeable, ADC and Marksman are too.

For UX and visual design, you don't want multiple words (Ranged Carry, Ranged Attacker, etc). For players who don't know these conventions (IE no one in this conversation!), implying that only the ADC can "carry" is more a misnomer than the name. Carry is a verb first, so we thought we'd use it that way.
If ADCs can become Marksmen which is two words mashed together Deutsch style then can fighters become "Badasses"? Same scheme.

Also Marksman is the only defining term that can't be pluralized with an S.