Thesaurus-Based Predictions

  • #1
    Way before Diablo III was announced, I put the word "sorcerer" in the online thesaurus to come up with class ideas and and found the terms "witch doctor" and "wizard" as synonyms. Now that the Wizard has been announced, I think it's a fair bet that the rest of the classes are in the thesaurus as well (if you know where to look). It seems the thesaurus maybe the best place to look for the names of the next two classes. The following are some of the words I put in there (based on some archetypes yet to be used and some of the existing Diablo classes and WoW classes), and the synonyms that go alongside them:

    • Priest - bishop, celebrant, chancellor, churchman, churchwoman, clergyman, clergywoman, cleric, dignitary, divine, ecclesiastic, father, flamen, flamen (rom. antiq.), friar, hierarch, hieromartyr, hierophant, lama, minister, monk, padre, padre (sp. amer. andindia), pastor, pontifex, pontiff, preacher, presbyter, priestess, rabbi, rector, shaman, vicar
    • Soldier - airman, airwoman, cadet, cavalier, cavalry, chasseur, cohort, colonel, commando, conscript, cossack, detail, doughboy, dragoon, fighter, general, gi, grenadier, guerrilla, gunner, infantry, infantryman, lieutenant, major, marine, mercenary, militia, musketeer, myrmidon, officer, orderly, paratrooper, partisan, pilot, plebe, poilu, private, recruit, sepoy, serviceman, servicewoman, skirmisher, trooper, uhlan, vet, veteran, volunteer, warmonger, warrior, zouave
    • Hunter - chaser, chasseur, diana, huntsman, marksman, nimrod, pursuer, seeker, sportsman, stalker
    • Knight - banneret, caballero, cavalier, champion, chevalier, companion, gallant, gentleman, horseman, knight errant, lover, man-at-arms, paladin, partisan, protagonist, templar
    • Thief - bandit, burglar, criminal, crook, defaulter, depredator, embezzler, felon, filcher, ganef, gangster, grifter, highwayman, kleptomaniac, larcener, larcenist, looter, mugger, peculator, picaroon, pickpocket, pilferer, plagiarist, poacher, prowler, purloiner, rascal, robber, rustler, shoplifter, stealer
    • Rogue - adventurer, beggar, blackguard, cad, caitiff, cheat, cheater, criminal, culprit, delinquent, devil, gamin, harlot, knave, lowlife, malefactor, miscreant, picaro, picaroon, pirate, rapscallion, rascal, renegade, reprobate, ribald, scalawag, scamp, scaramouche, scoundrel, shark, sharper. seescoundrel, swindler, tramp, trickster, vagabond, vagrant, villain, wander
    • Assassin - executioner, gunman, hatchet man, hit man, killer, murderer, slayer, triggerman
    • Pirate - buccaneer, corsair, filibuster, freebooter, marauder, picaroon, plagiarize, plunderer, privateer, raider, robber, sea-robber, sea dog, sea wolf, steal, thief, viking
    • Ranger - policeman, policewoman, rover, soldier, trooper, wanderer, warden
    I betchya dollars to donuts that the next two classes are in there somewhere.
  • #2
    I betchya one billion euros (not dollars, sorry) that all the next classes of all the games that'll ever be released are somewhere on this website : http://www.google.com
  • #3
    Good idea.

    Well, we've got a Melee, Summoner and Caster class. So what's left is a Ranged class and a Support class.

    Ranged:
    Archer: no results.
    Throw: cast, dart, dash, fling, heave, hurl, hurtle, launch, pitch, shy, sling, toss.
    Ranger: policeman, policewoman, rover, soldier, trooper, wanderer, warden
    Amazon: female, mythology, river, vixen
    Valkyrie: no results
    Rogue: adventurer, beggar, blackguard, cad, caitiff, cheat, cheater, criminal, culprit, delinquent, devil, gamin, harlot, knave, lowlife, malefactor, miscreant, picaro, picaroon, pirate, rapscallion, rascal, renegade, reprobate, ribald, scalawag, scamp, scaramouche, scoundrel, shark, sharper. seescoundrel, swindler, tramp, trickster, vagabond, vagrant, villain, wander

    Scrapping the results that are unlikely*, these remain:
    * don't make sence as a class, don't fit in with the lore, don't give off the impression of what they are immediately, have already been used in Diablo or WoW, or don't work for both genders.

    Archer, Ranger, Blackguard, Renegade, Vagabond.

    Support
    Supporter: abettor, abider, adherent, advocate, ally, bearer, booster, brace, defender, exponent, follower, paraclete, patron, pillar, proponent, seconder, support, suspender, sustainer, upholder
    Knight: banneret, caballero, cavalier, champion, chevalier, companion, gallant, gentleman, horseman, knight errant, lover, man-at-arms, paladin, partisan, protagonist, templar.
    Captain: boss, centurion, chief, chief: skipper, chieftain, colonel, commander, foreman, governor, guide, head, headman, headwaiter, leader, manager, master, officer, pilot, principal, skipper.

    Scrapping the results that are unlikely*, these remain:
    * don't make sence as a class, don't fit in with the lore, don't give off the impression of what they are immediately, have already been used in Diablo or WoW, or don't work for both genders.

    Defender, Patron, Knight, Partisan, Templar, Captain, Chieftain.

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    OR: they could also change it up a bit, where they combine the ranged and support character into one and the last character is something completely different.
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    Ranged & Support
    Paragon: nonesuch, phoenix
    Hunter: chaser, chasseur, diana, huntsman, marksman, nimrod, pursuer, seeker, sportsman, stalker.

    Scrapping the results that are unlikely*, these remain:
    * don't make sence as a class, don't fit in with the lore, don't give off the impression of what they are immediately, have already been used in Diablo or WoW, or don't work for both genders.

    Paragon, Phoenix, Marksman.

    "Completely Different":
    Assassin: executioner, gunman, hatchet man, hit man, killer, murderer, slayer, triggerman, hitman
    Warrior: combatant, fighter, gi, hero, knight, serviceperson, soldier, trooper, veteran.
    Monk: abbé, abbot, anchoret, anchorite, brother, capuchin, carthusian, cenobite, cistercian, clerk, eremite, fakir, fra, franciscan, friar, lama, monastic, neophyte, novice, postulant, religious, votary.
    Cleric: preacher, churchman, churchwoman, clergyman, clergywoman, clerical, clerk, divine, ecclesiastic, minister, parson.
    Samurai: no results.
    Gladiator: no results.

    Scrapping the results that are unlikely*, these remain:
    * don't make sence as a class, don't fit in with the lore, don't give off the impression of what they are immediately, have already been used in Diablo or WoW, or don't work for both genders.

    Fighter, Knight, Monk, Neophyte, Cleric.
    This signature has been edited by Macros: 25 August 2010 - 04:00 PM
  • #4
    Quote from "Zogar" »
    • Pirate - buccaneer, corsair, filibuster, freebooter, marauder, picaroon, plagiarize, plunderer, privateer, raider, robber, sea-robber, sea dog, sea wolf, steal, thief, viking
    Not sure how the pirate thing applies, since it would seemingly fit in with a rogue. Maybe not by the thesaurus, but the basic idea is about the same. Someone who steals/tricks/uses quick or stealthy weapons/fights for profit. I would think that rogue and thief are pretty much the same thing, by the logic of most rpgs.
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    'Till you know that you won't run away.
    There's something inside me that feels...
    Like breathing in sulfur.

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  • #5
    Quote from "Archetype_Zero" »

    [/list]Not sure how the pirate thing applies, since it would seemingly fit in with a rogue. Maybe not by the thesaurus, but the basic idea is about the same. Someone who steals/tricks/uses quick or stealthy weapons/fights for profit. I would think that rogue and thief are pretty much the same thing, by the logic of most rpgs.


    "Pirate" turned up different words in the thesaurus than "rogue" or "thief" (which likewise have varying synonyms), hence why I listed the results.
  • #6
    i saw in the ranger synomyns they have warden. i got money on that it will be something like that.
    "I'd rather chop off my ding-dong than admit that booze ain't food!"
  • #7
    I know this is a very late followup, but...it worked. Monk was on the list.

    Murderface Cody, I agree, warden sounds really good for the last class.
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