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Still suggesting to rename "Retreat!" into "Incoming!"

Since you can scream "Incoming!" while you retreat or move into attack.
But you really cannot scream "Retreat!" when you move into attack and plan to never retreat.

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  • Kodama.6453Kodama.6453 Member ✭✭✭✭

    @FrostSpectre.4198 said:
    Since you can scream "Incoming!" while you retreat or move into attack.
    But you really cannot scream "Retreat!" when you move into attack and plan to never retreat.

    Thematically, it can make sense.
    You are shouting "Retreat!" as a last warning for the enemy to surrender and run away or face the consequences. :p

  • mes.4607mes.4607 Member ✭✭✭✭

    @Kodama.6453 said:

    @FrostSpectre.4198 said:
    Since you can scream "Incoming!" while you retreat or move into attack.
    But you really cannot scream "Retreat!" when you move into attack and plan to never retreat.

    Thematically, it can make sense.
    You are shouting "Retreat!" as a last warning for the enemy to surrender and run away or face the consequences. :p

    Retreat sounds like you're running from the enemy. Incoming would be better

  • Kodama.6453Kodama.6453 Member ✭✭✭✭

    @mes.4607 said:

    @Kodama.6453 said:

    @FrostSpectre.4198 said:
    Since you can scream "Incoming!" while you retreat or move into attack.
    But you really cannot scream "Retreat!" when you move into attack and plan to never retreat.

    Thematically, it can make sense.
    You are shouting "Retreat!" as a last warning for the enemy to surrender and run away or face the consequences. :p

    Retreat sounds like you're running from the enemy. Incoming would be better

    All up for interpretation.
    The way I explained it, it can also get used while attacking. ^^
    And since that is possible, I think a change is not really necessary.

    I understand that other players might prefer a different name, tho.

  • mes.4607mes.4607 Member ✭✭✭✭
    edited July 8, 2020

    @Kodama.6453 said:

    @mes.4607 said:

    @Kodama.6453 said:

    @FrostSpectre.4198 said:
    Since you can scream "Incoming!" while you retreat or move into attack.
    But you really cannot scream "Retreat!" when you move into attack and plan to never retreat.

    Thematically, it can make sense.
    You are shouting "Retreat!" as a last warning for the enemy to surrender and run away or face the consequences. :p

    Retreat sounds like you're running from the enemy. Incoming would be better

    All up for interpretation.
    The way I explained it, it can also get used while attacking. ^^
    And since that is possible, I think a change is not really necessary.

    I understand that other players might prefer a different name, tho.

    I mean, think about it, when would anyone yell retreat to their enemies...? Why would you want your enemies to run away? You want to kill them

  • Kodama.6453Kodama.6453 Member ✭✭✭✭

    @mes.4607 said:

    I mean, think about it, when would anyone yell retreat to their enemies...? Why would you want your enemies to run away? You want to kill them

    To show mercy?
    Which seems appropriate for a class like guardian, at least in my opinion.

  • Something more like "On the double!" would seem neutral for either engaging or retreating, or perhaps "Move it soldier!", or "Double time!" as per the military phrase for a regulation running pace

  • ollbirtan.2915ollbirtan.2915 Member ✭✭✭

    SAAAAAVE YOURSELVES! dashes in 3v1 condi fight

  • LetoII.3782LetoII.3782 Member ✭✭✭✭

    Why not chaaarge!?

    [HUNT] the predatory instinct

  • DemonSeed.3528DemonSeed.3528 Member ✭✭✭✭

    @ollbirtan.2915 said:
    SAAAAAVE YOURSELVES! dashes in 3v1 condi fight

    I always crack up when I hear my character say it as it sounds a bit desperate

  • FrostSpectre.4198FrostSpectre.4198 Member ✭✭✭

    @ollbirtan.2915 said:
    SAAAAAVE YOURSELVES! dashes in 3v1 condi fight

    Thats pretty much a suicide charge shout for the guardian, and pretty much what you would do with "Save Yourselves!", you charge in and allow your allies to save themselves from the trouble of skritt tons of conditions.

    Then again it is quite a suicide move to use "Save Yourselves!" if your gear doesn't allow extra vitality, as ~10k HP drains fast under heavy condition attacks...

  • GW Noob.6038GW Noob.6038 Member ✭✭✭

    NO, Anet, don't listen to them! There is nothing more hilarious than hearing a human female scream "RETREAT" or "SAVE YOURSELVES" in the middle of a successful battle! :D

  • mes.4607mes.4607 Member ✭✭✭✭

    Rename:
    Retreat -> Charge
    Save Yourselves -> Your Pain Is Mine