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Old August 14, 2011, 18:56   #11
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When I first started playing Angband, I was surprised to find that there were angels among the creatures. They seemed to me to be very out of place. I would be glad to have them renamed (to Ainur or something else) or even replaced by something totally new.
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Old August 15, 2011, 12:27   #12
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That would be Takkaria. He is the maintainer, so his word is decisive one over everybody else.

While angband is currently developed by a team, he is (or at least should be) the one with the power to make decisions.
Correct. Takkaria is currently on vacation, but we can ask for a decision afterwards. The best way to do this is for somebody to put a new version of monster.txt on github and submit a "pull request" titled "New names for angels", or similar. Then any of the devteam can simply say "takkaria: ok for me to merge pull request #xyz?", with a link to the details of the proposed changes.

In case anyone is interested, this is the best way to get anything changed in the game.
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Old August 17, 2011, 23:40   #13
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When I first started playing Angband, I was surprised to find that there were angels among the creatures. They seemed to me to be very out of place. I would be glad to have them renamed (to Ainur or something else) or even replaced by something totally new.
I'd be pretty happy with seeing them renamed, they seem pretty out of place in the game.
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Old August 18, 2011, 10:39   #14
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Yay! Just provide me with a list of the new replacements when they are ready and I'll be happy to paint them. Also, I guess now is the time to rename any other inappropriate creatures, so I can paint new tiles for those as well.

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I'd be pretty happy with seeing them renamed, they seem pretty out of place in the game.
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Old August 18, 2011, 11:09   #15
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I'd be pretty happy with seeing them renamed, they seem pretty out of place in the game.
What about making them slaadi?

Slaads are authentic D&D source material, powerful extra-planar summoners with a variety of powers, non-evil but dangerous, with a few unique leaders, at least one of which uses death powers and at least one of which uses fire powers

pretty close match really

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Slaad

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or if any existing npc's or creatures in Middle-earths history doesn't fit, we can create ones that fit, for example evil ents.
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I think them not being evil is part of the point. There are many slays and spells that works against evil which does not work against angels and I find it would be sad if we changed Angels to evil creatures.

I have absolutely no problem with a name change, in fact I agree thematically it is one of the least fitting parts in the game, but I think they should stay non-evil.
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Old August 21, 2011, 08:44   #18
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I have absolutely no problem with a name change, in fact I agree thematically it is one of the least fitting parts in the game, but I think they should stay non-evil.
Then vote Slaad!

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Then vote Slaad!

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I prefer Ainur. Slaad doesn't say anything to me. Sounds like erroneous writing of salad. I'm no going to fight cabbage.
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I prefer Ainur. Slaad doesn't say anything to me. Sounds like erroneous writing of salad. I'm no going to fight cabbage.
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