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Old November 29, 2021, 16:08   #21
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I noticed the gradual uptake of 'mob' for a singular inhabitant on the forum and then have adopted it myself. I find 'monster' a very negative word, after all not all the mobs in the game are monstrous by any means.

From a technical background it also fits pleasingly into terms such as blob or glob where the 'ob' is just short for 'object'. So it could refer to 'monster object' which is essentially how mobs are represented in the code

Bottom line, I like it
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Old November 29, 2021, 17:26   #22
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So... what is the term for an actual mob (plural)?
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Old November 29, 2021, 18:30   #23
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So... what is the term for an actual mob (plural)?
A monster of mobs, clearly
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Old November 30, 2021, 05:06   #24
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So... what is the term for an actual mob (plural)?
Choose another synonym that hasn't already been coopted for silly confusing jargon--like maybe "gang" or "bevy" :-)
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Old November 30, 2021, 06:49   #25
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Clearly the plural is a mob of mobs.
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Old November 30, 2021, 22:18   #26
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Might I propose "gaggle"?
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Old December 2, 2021, 18:09   #27
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When it's a "murder" of crows,
an "unkindness" of ravens,
a "boil" of hawks,
a "cast" of falcons,
a "colony" of vultures, and
a "convocation" of eagles.

"mob" just doesn't evoke much.
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Ingwe--
I had assumed a mob was a group of unrelated monsters, say from out of a diagonal vault. I used "pack" for related ones, like wolves and hounds.
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In Russian slang language we use 'mob' word for past 20 years to call monsters in MMORPG games
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a "mob" of mobs ?
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