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I believe "Titan" is the easiest and possibly catchiest name they could use.

 

Think about it:

  • 100% Fanbase Pre-Existent Knowledge (No Need to Adapt)
  • 2-syllable Names/Words are Most Recognizable and Easiest to Recall
  • Longest Running Gaming Rumor Mystery (The hype focus is the name)
  • "Titan" Has Broader Art Significance and Options as Opposed to Any Random God Such as Thor

And many more in my head.

 

Its just so simple and elegant... and marketably effective. Why would they change it?

 

Also at this point, this name has the highest psychological significance and potential marketing growth. Since BEFORE "Titan" makes any movement, people already know about it. If it was changed, a lot of people wouldn't know right away. Thus ever-so-slightly hindering the economic advantage.


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I believe "Titan" is the easiest and possibly catchiest name they could use.

 

Think about it:

  • 100% Fanbase Pre-Existent Knowledge (No Need to Adapt)
  • 2-syllable Names/Words are Most Recognizable and Easiest to Recall
  • Longest Running Gaming Rumor Mystery (The hype focus is the name)
  • "Titan" Has Broader Art Significance and Options as Opposed to Any Random God Such as Thor

And many more in my head.

 

Its just so simple and elegant... and marketably effective. Why would they change it?

 

Also at this point, this name has the highest psychological significance and potential marketing growth. Since BEFORE "Titan" makes any movement, people already know about it. If it was changed, a lot of people wouldn't know right away. Thus ever-so-slightly hindering the economic advantage.

 

It won't be Titan just because we already know that's the code name and it's super super unlikely that they will use the games internal code-name as the actual title. This is just based off of previous Blizzard games, and stuff they actually said about the games name.



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Titan is trademarked by another gaming company, they can't name the game Titan. 



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I believe "Titan" is the easiest and possibly catchiest name they could use.

 

Think about it:

  • 100% Fanbase Pre-Existent Knowledge (No Need to Adapt)
  • 2-syllable Names/Words are Most Recognizable and Easiest to Recall
  • Longest Running Gaming Rumor Mystery (The hype focus is the name)
  • "Titan" Has Broader Art Significance and Options as Opposed to Any Random God Such as Thor

And many more in my head.

 

Its just so simple and elegant... and marketably effective. Why would they change it?

 

Also at this point, this name has the highest psychological significance and potential marketing growth. Since BEFORE "Titan" makes any movement, people already know about it. If it was changed, a lot of people wouldn't know right away. Thus ever-so-slightly hindering the economic advantage.

 

I totally agree with you, but unfortunately Respawn made this highly improbable when, like Slayer already mentioned, they trademarked "Titan" for use in the video games domain.


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Currently most people assume we will get to know of Titan's true name through a trademark filling but that might not be the case anymore.

 

 

"As we know, in the past Blizzard has filed for US trademarks on the names of its upcoming Warcraft expansions (and other games) in advance of a major announcement (e.g., at Blizzcon). This has led to the expansion name getting out into the public domain earlier than Blizzard probably wants - and starting the rumor mill.

It seemed that this pattern was not repeated for Hearthstone, which was announced at PAX East on March 22, 2013. Blizzard did not file for a US trademark on the "Hearthstone" name at that time.

However, a check of the US Trademark Office database reveals that Blizzard filed a US trademark application for Hearthstone on July 7, 2013. Why wait so long? Wouldn't that encourage others to file on or use the same name before Blizzard (and potentially gain priority)?

Well, it seems that the US application for "Hearthstone" claims priority to February 28, 2013 (thereby predating the PAX announcement) via a related trademark filing in Swaziland! See: http://tsdr.uspto.go....e=statusSearch

Under 44(d), Blizzard has up to 6 months from the earlier foreign filing to file in the US and retain the earlier filing date as a US priority date. There does not seem to be any apparent reason to file in Swaziland first unless Blizzard intentionally wanted to delay filing in the US, thereby "hiding" the name from public release in the US Trademark database until it could make the press announcement at PAX.

What does this mean for the next WoW expansion? Well, because we're less than 4 months out from Blizzcon 2013, it's distinctly possible that Blizzard has already filed for trademark protection on the next WoW expansion name in some out-of-the-way jurisdiction like Swaziland and will wait until after Blizzcon to file in the US so the name isn't out there until Blizzard wants it to be.

At this point, I can't seem to find any publicly available trademark databases in Swaziland to see if other Blizzard filings exist.
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Currently most people assume we will get to know of Titan's true name through a trademark filling but that might not be the case anymore.

 

 

"As we know, in the past Blizzard has filed for US trademarks on the names of its upcoming Warcraft expansions (and other games) in advance of a major announcement (e.g., at Blizzcon). This has led to the expansion name getting out into the public domain earlier than Blizzard probably wants - and starting the rumor mill.

It seemed that this pattern was not repeated for Hearthstone, which was announced at PAX East on March 22, 2013. Blizzard did not file for a US trademark on the "Hearthstone" name at that time.

However, a check of the US Trademark Office database reveals that Blizzard filed a US trademark application for Hearthstone on July 7, 2013. Why wait so long? Wouldn't that encourage others to file on or use the same name before Blizzard (and potentially gain priority)?

Well, it seems that the US application for "Hearthstone" claims priority to February 28, 2013 (thereby predating the PAX announcement) via a related trademark filing in Swaziland! See: http://tsdr.uspto.go....e=statusSearch

Under 44(d), Blizzard has up to 6 months from the earlier foreign filing to file in the US and retain the earlier filing date as a US priority date. There does not seem to be any apparent reason to file in Swaziland first unless Blizzard intentionally wanted to delay filing in the US, thereby "hiding" the name from public release in the US Trademark database until it could make the press announcement at PAX.

What does this mean for the next WoW expansion? Well, because we're less than 4 months out from Blizzcon 2013, it's distinctly possible that Blizzard has already filed for trademark protection on the next WoW expansion name in some out-of-the-way jurisdiction like Swaziland and will wait until after Blizzcon to file in the US so the name isn't out there until Blizzard wants it to be.

At this point, I can't seem to find any publicly available trademark databases in Swaziland to see if other Blizzard filings exist.
" - Thread on MMO-C

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I really like these kind of posts with well written arguments and spelling! Respect! :-)


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Dat means u hate er'thing eye right?


No not at all.. :-) then I would be hating myself, because I'm not that good either. :-)

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Currently most people assume we will get to know of Titan's true name through a trademark filling but that might not be the case anymore.

 

 

"As we know, in the past Blizzard has filed for US trademarks on the names of its upcoming Warcraft expansions (and other games) in advance of a major announcement (e.g., at Blizzcon). This has led to the expansion name getting out into the public domain earlier than Blizzard probably wants - and starting the rumor mill.

It seemed that this pattern was not repeated for Hearthstone, which was announced at PAX East on March 22, 2013. Blizzard did not file for a US trademark on the "Hearthstone" name at that time.

However, a check of the US Trademark Office database reveals that Blizzard filed a US trademark application for Hearthstone on July 7, 2013. Why wait so long? Wouldn't that encourage others to file on or use the same name before Blizzard (and potentially gain priority)?

Well, it seems that the US application for "Hearthstone" claims priority to February 28, 2013 (thereby predating the PAX announcement) via a related trademark filing in Swaziland! See: http://tsdr.uspto.go....e=statusSearch

Under 44(d), Blizzard has up to 6 months from the earlier foreign filing to file in the US and retain the earlier filing date as a US priority date. There does not seem to be any apparent reason to file in Swaziland first unless Blizzard intentionally wanted to delay filing in the US, thereby "hiding" the name from public release in the US Trademark database until it could make the press announcement at PAX.

What does this mean for the next WoW expansion? Well, because we're less than 4 months out from Blizzcon 2013, it's distinctly possible that Blizzard has already filed for trademark protection on the next WoW expansion name in some out-of-the-way jurisdiction like Swaziland and will wait until after Blizzcon to file in the US so the name isn't out there until Blizzard wants it to be.

At this point, I can't seem to find any publicly available trademark databases in Swaziland to see if other Blizzard filings exist.
" - Thread on MMO-C

 

Seems to check-out. Such a shame. The part that pisses me off is that it's allowed for countries to not have a public database of trademarks, patents and also be part of the Paris Convention act. I guess you can make inquiries over the phone or by going there, but goodluck with reaching freakin Swaziland. -_- Well played Blizzard. I guess we'll have to hunt for new ways of discovering their games before an announcement.


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Let's hope we don't find any. Diminishes Blizzcon. And why the hell is Blizzcon word underlined? It's like 2nd word by importance in any gamers dictionary!!! First one is Blizzard obviously :D

OT (more or less) remember what happened with MoP? Everyone hated it even before official announcement, but it turned out to be an okay-ish expansion after all. (Worst by far for me, but in general not so bad, good raids etc.)

And besides, knowing what is coming always prolongs waiting time.



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People tend to see the bad things in a game. And with MoP it was Pet Battles and Pandas. Such a shame, because they're both very cool! And I haven't even reached Raiding yet (yes, I'm a slow leveller. That's the downside to being an altoholic)


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Yeah I'm a serious altoholic as well, haven't been in a single raid outside of LFR yet :D



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World of Titan



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TitanCraft is also too complex for the Blizzard audience. They'll probably go with something a bit shorter like, for example, TitCraft.  :ice:

 

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