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Thread: Why the name change from "Ascension" to "Ascendant" ?

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    Why the name change from "Ascension" to "Ascendant" ?

    I'm curious (partly because the new name sounds more awkward to me).

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    Member
    Registered: May 2004
    Probably to make it stand out more and easier to search for. And to distance it from Ultima Ascension.
    Last edited by Starker; 22nd Jan 2015 at 10:10.

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    Right, I'd forgotten there was an Ultima game with that title. That's a pretty good reason.

    It actually makes it seem a little odd that "Ascension" was considered as a name for this in the first place. Maybe they were simply as forgetful as me.

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    Administrator
    Registered: Oct 2000
    Location: Athens of the North
    Perhaps an element of trying to forget

    Their forums still refer to Underworld Ascension but I'm sure it's only a matter of time before they get round to changing them.

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    Moderator
    Registered: Sep 2000
    Location: Australia
    While I'm not bothered by them changing the title, I can't say that I'm all enamoured with the name to be honest.

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    Member
    Registered: May 2004
    Yeah, it does sound a little lame. It's not outright terrible exactly, but it doesn't really roll off the tongue or convey a clear idea. Hopefully it's just a working title.

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    Member
    Registered: Jun 2009
    Location: The Spiraling Sea
    Quote Originally Posted by Shadowcat View Post
    Why the name change from "Ascension" to "Ascendant" ?
    This is due to a legal issue regarding the use of "Ascension", in relation to "Ultima IX: Ascension".

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    Member
    Registered: Mar 2001
    Location: Vertigo, DragonSand, Xeen
    It was Ascendant originally.

    As others have wondered, why the switch *to* Ascension, and then of course back to Ascendant.

    EDIT - I apologize Brethren, the link is fixed.
    Last edited by Goldmoon Dawn; 29th Jan 2015 at 14:26.

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    ZylonBane
    Registered: Sep 2000
    Location: ZylonBane
    Just wait 'til they change the name from "Underworld" to "Andromeda".

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    Southquarter.com/fms
    Registered: Apr 2000
    Location: The Akkala Highlands
    Quote Originally Posted by Goldmoon Dawn View Post
    It was Ascendant originally.
    The game was announced back in July last year, at that time it was called Ascension. Or are you talking about years ago? Your link doesn't work, btw.

    http://www.destructoid.com/ultima-un...n-277417.phtml

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    Member
    Registered: Mar 2001
    Location: Vertigo, DragonSand, Xeen
    My link? It most certainly does work. It goes straight to the rpgcodex thread.

    Or go straight to the source... http://www.trademarkia.com/underworl...-86081935.html

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    Southquarter.com/fms
    Registered: Apr 2000
    Location: The Akkala Highlands
    The link doesn't work for me, it goes to a Facebook error page. I'm using Chrome.

    I don't think the fact that they trademarked "Underworld Ascendant" in 2013 necessarily means it was the original title for this game. They also trademarked "Rise of the Underworld" at the same time. They could have just been brainstorming for ideas and/or thinking ahead for sequels and the like.

    They didn't register the underworldascendant.com domain until December of 2014. They registered underworldascension.com 5 months earlier, back in July, when the game was first announced.

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    PC Gamering Smartey Man
    I <3 consoles and gamepads

    Registered: Aug 2007
    Location: New Zealand
    Actually they changed the name of the game to give pedants with too much time on their hands something to fruitlessly squabble over.

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