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WX is supposed to be a machine built in the early 1900s (late 1800s?). However, many of the Hamlet quotes refer to computers and the digital age, something WX should have no knowledge of.

For example:
 

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Bug B'Gone - ANTIVIRUS PROGRAM

Royal Guard - BIOLOGICAL ANTIVIRUS HARDWARE

Disarming Tools - ANTIVIRUS HARDWARE

Magnifying Glass - SEARCH MODE ACCESSORY

Slanty Shanty - I HAVE ACQUIRED HOMEPAGE

Stone Slab - FLIP ROCK TO PERFORM SEARCH FUNCTION

Thundernest - IT CONTAINS SPAWNPOINT

Masked Pig - WARNING HACKER PROXIMITY NOTICE

Bandit Stash Map - SEARCH ENGINE FOR CURRENCY

Weevole - BIOLOGICAL COMPUTER VIRUS

Hatmaker - SELLER OF HATS FOR HEAD UNITS

Pugalisk - ERROR: MALWARE DETECTED

Pherostone - CONTAINS SOURCE CODE FOR INSECTOIDS

Key to the City - I CONTROL THE MAINFRAME


 

These are all the quotes I have issues with. All of them reference 21st century computers instead of speaking like he is from the time period Don't Starve is set in. Personally, it breaks the immersion. I think that these quotes should be replaced with quotes that fall more in line with the "soulless automaton". WX has some of the best quotes in the game

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e.g. "BRING IT FLESHLINGS", "LOG(1) = 0", and "THEY LIVE IN THE WATER AND ARE HORRIBLE".

I think that these quotes should be changed to better reflect WX and his knowledge about the world. 

Suggested changes:

Thundernest - HOME OF HELPFUL FLESHLING

Pherostone - COMMUNICATION DEVICE

Bug B'Gone - ERADICATOR OF SMALL INSECTOIDS. GOOD.

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Every quote describing a living think can't be "meatsack" or "fleshling" He genuienely thinks thunderbirds are useful.

 

Plus some of these quote changes you offered are pretty bland an/or derived from another quote, no offense

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4 hours ago, Dalek said:

he had IT-related quotes way long before Hamlet, for example, about some trinkets in SW, I think, that’s what his character is supposed to be.

He's always had IT quotes, but those were few and far between (e.g. OUTPUT OF FIRE PROGRAM or NOT A DRM KEY). But, Hamlet has way more, and less interesting ones as well. It was fine seeing the occasional digital age quote among heaps of good ones, but when 25-40% of his examines relate back to the 21st century, it breaks my immersion.

 

8 hours ago, Averagewx78main said:

Every quote describing a living think can't be "meatsack" or "fleshling" He genuienely thinks thunderbirds are useful.

That's why I made a new quote where he refers to thunderbirds as useful? (He already calls them useful, I just want to drive home the point)

8 hours ago, Averagewx78main said:

Plus some of these quote changes you offered are pretty bland an/or derived from another quote, no offense

None taken, I assume you're referring to the pherostone's quote being bland. I think it has to, to lead players towards trying to communicate with Mants. Also, a number of WX's quotes are similar, nearly every examine for a machine is some variant of "FRIEND".

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"Code", "Program", and "Engine" aren't actually that bad given that code and program are pretty generic and engine already was used in the difference and analytic engine concepts. Even something like mainframe I could see him saying...

On the other hand the references to more cultural specific modern computer stuff like DRM, hackers, and homepage are just a bit weird.

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