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    Why was Demon Soul renamed Dark Soul?

    Is it because of lol religion?

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    They didn't change the name of the Demon Soul artifact so it's highly unlikely.

    Probably it was changed because not every spec was demon-focused like Demonology is.

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    Because Demon Soul is an artifact from lore. http://www.wowpedia.org/Demon_Soul

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    Because Blizz realized tying your demon to the buff was silly. Now it's spec based.

    Although I do miss my 20% increased DoT damage ;_;

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    It was because of some copyright reason with them switching companies wasn't it?

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    Nevermind, thought you were talking about the single player RPG, not the Warlock ability lol.

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    I am not sure how that would fit, i mean Demon Soul, Dark Soul if one was likely to be offended by Demon Soul, I couldn't imagine Dark Soul is going to be much better seeing as how IF what you are saying is true, that wouldn't erase the foundation of what was build on.

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    Lol at my fail answer, was looking at a dark souls fansite earlier.

    Anyways probably because dragons didn't fit the general demon theme. My best guess anyways.

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    it was because they wanted to make it a different enough IP that had nothing to do with demons souls so they could make it multiplatform instead of playstation specific. what does religion have anything to do with it. souls is religious if anything and that's in both titles.

    WoW fail, i made the same mistake as the people above.
    Last edited by Dragoncurry; 2012-12-29 at 04:57 AM.

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    I figured it was because you could now run a Warlock without a demon (Grimoire of Sacrifice) so having a spell that was tied to a demon wouldn't make sense with that talent.

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    Blizzard does not want u to believe u can be demon possesed, AND killing!
    Lol @ ppl saying its not religion, it has to be. just like the fiasco with the boss named "Lord Antrhicyst" that got name changed in the blink of an eye just because someone joked about it being similar to "Antichrist". All because some religious idiot could get offended.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Campechano View Post
    Blizzard does not want u to believe u can be demon possesed, AND killing!
    Lol @ ppl saying its not religion, it has to be. just like the fiasco with the boss named "Lord Antrhicyst" that got name changed in the blink of an eye just because someone joked about it being similar to "Antichrist". All because some religious idiot could get offended.
    When it was called Demon Soul it gave you an effect based on the Demon you had summoned
    Now the name has changed and instead it is based on your spec
    This isn't a coincidence

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    The original game Demons' Souls had the name copyrighted. When the team set out to make Demons' Souls 2 they couldn't name it that so they had to make a "spiritual successor" to Demons' Souls.

    If you were referring to the warlock spell it is because they changed how it worked. Demon Soul required a demon and the buff it gave was dependent on which demon you had out. The buff determined what pet was used for which spec. In MoP they made the buff spec dependent and no longer require a pet since you won't always have one.
    Last edited by Harsesis; 2012-12-29 at 05:17 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Imnick View Post
    When it was called Demon Soul it gave you an effect based on the Demon you had summoned
    Now the name has changed and instead it is based on your spec
    This isn't a coincidence
    Agreed, but there have been inconsistencies in skill names for years, like dks having a skill named exactly after a warlock one and they were not so hasty to change it.
    Plus they did the same with Drunken haze renaming it for similar "moral" reasons. If memory doesnt fails me, drunken haze didnt even make it to live.
    This isn´t a coincidence
    Last edited by Sforza; 2012-12-29 at 05:19 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Harsesis View Post
    The original game Demons' Souls had the name copyrighted. When the team set out to make Demons' Souls 2 they couldn't name it that so they had to make a "spiritual successor" to Demons' Souls.
    Reading fail, that's not what this is about. (Granted, I thought it was too at first ><)

    I'd imagine it might possibly maybe have something to do with offending people...who knows. I too don't really understand why they changed it, but they did. /shrug
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    Quote Originally Posted by Harsesis View Post
    The original game Demons' Souls had the name copyrighted. When the team set out to make Demons' Souls 2 they couldn't name it that so they had to make a "spiritual successor" to Demons' Souls.
    Warlock Forum. Ability in WoW. Not the Videogame.

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    Are we talking about the Warlock spell or the video game? I am thinking the game my self.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Asthreon View Post
    Warlock Forum. Ability in WoW. Not the Videogame.
    This isn't the Warlock forum but it is the WoW forum. lol

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    Okay, so remember Sacrificial Pact? The old spell icon had a pentagram on it. Not anymore. I think Blizz is trying to soften everything up and do away with dark stuff like that.
    Perfect example of why "community" forums are poisonous to the health of a development team. These developers are wasting hundreds of hours trying to stem the tide of incessant bitchery that would never, ever abate so long as these entitled, unfortunate human beings don't get their way.

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    It was because it no longer requires a pet -- the whole theme of the spell was you infusing yourself with the soul of your current demon, and since it no longer works like that the name isn't entirely appropriate anymore.

    Quote Originally Posted by Last Starfighter View Post
    Okay, so remember Sacrificial Pact? The old spell icon had a pentagram on it. Not anymore. I think Blizz is trying to soften everything up and do away with dark stuff like that.
    That was changed because the pentagram is a religious symbol... no, not satanism - the pentagram is a symbol used by neo-pagans. They are friendly people and Blizzard using the pentagram and associating it with 'evil' would have been insulting to them.
    Last edited by Netherspark; 2012-12-29 at 05:32 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Last Starfighter View Post
    Okay, so remember Sacrificial Pact? The old spell icon had a pentagram on it. Not anymore. I think Blizz is trying to soften everything up and do away with dark stuff like that.
    X2
    http://us.battle.net/wow/en/tool/talent-calculator#V! There it is the new icon, very pathetic imo, wonder whats left for wow in some more time, play with ponies and teletubies.
    I think the Op got its answer already.
    Close plz
    Last edited by Sforza; 2012-12-29 at 05:38 AM.

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