Lionhead wants your insults

Lionhead wants your insults

Think you can come up with something better than 'Arseface'? Eh, do you, Itchfiend?

Fable was an alright game. Not the massive realistic sandbox with real-time forests and expanding cities that Peter Molyneux promised us, but still a good game. Molyneux always promises the earth and never quite delivers anyway, although Theme Hospital was pretty damn close.

With Fable 2 in the works, Molyneux and company are eager to do things right and, luckily, they know just what it was that made Fable The First so good. It wasn't the alterable appearance of the character or the storyline - oh no, it was the ability for NPCs to call you all manner of rude names if they didn't like you. You could buy yourself a load of custom titles too, ranging from 'Ranger' and 'Protector' to 'Arseface'.

It looks like that’s as much as the Lionhead designers could come up with though on the rude words front. A shame really, I would have loved to have a character in Fable 2 called 'CardJoe The Ringbearer'.

In an effort to correct this, as well as gain the game some rather naughty publicity, Molyneux has called for fans of the game to submit their own idea and cusswords for consideration. Selected ones will then be put in the game as player titles. Don't get too rude though as Lionhead is clear on what they are looking for;

"The insults should be puerile, but not too puerile, sound at least somewhat original, and not cross a certain line (as an example, "gobshite" has been rejected because, while it might sound funny and wacky to American ears, it’s still a bit too strong for Fable and British ears)."

Some of the highlights from the list at the moment include; Jerkguts, Phlegmpot and Pintlepuller, but my favourite by far is the fantastic Itchfiend. If you've got a suggestion then drop it in our forums for us all to mull over, but be warned that this thread may be a bit NSFW...


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Veles 16th November 2007, 10:55 Quote
You can't go wrong with the ever so simple chump
Flibblebot 16th November 2007, 11:06 Quote
Joe, I'm surprised you haven't mentioned any of the old favourites like "I am rubber, you are glue"
Veles 16th November 2007, 11:32 Quote
Fable 2 now has to feature insult swordfighting
Flibblebot 16th November 2007, 11:36 Quote
Originally Posted by Veles
Fable 2 now has to feature insult swordfighting
with chickens
kenco_uk 16th November 2007, 11:37 Quote
Bungle 16th November 2007, 12:03 Quote
Butt tickler
Turd burglar
xrob 16th November 2007, 12:35 Quote
please abort these insults now! get to the clinic!
kenco_uk 16th November 2007, 12:48 Quote
E.E.L. Ambiense 16th November 2007, 13:39 Quote
Yo' momma so big that every time she takes a step, a platter goes in yo' HDD!
Hugo 16th November 2007, 14:23 Quote
That was so 90nm... (last year)

I submit you you, my good sir, that you have the features of a baboon. Indeed!
Hells_Bliss 16th November 2007, 14:50 Quote
I guess "GD you MFing C***sucking Zebra F'ing d**chebag" is a bit too strong eh?

I guess "I fart in your general direction" will have to suffice, but I think thats copyrighted :p
Redbeaver 16th November 2007, 15:15 Quote
i like that babboonbottom one...........
DougEdey 16th November 2007, 15:50 Quote
You're a ginger!

Hugo 16th November 2007, 15:57 Quote
You speak like CK writes.
Spaceraver 16th November 2007, 16:47 Quote
Originally Posted by Archangel
You speak like CK writes.

And thus forthcame the insult to end all insults
Tomm 17th November 2007, 14:26 Quote
You egg!
Young fry of treachery !

Those were both taken from Hamlet by the way, I think they're great.

Also I don't think you can beat 'nonse', it's got a great ring to it, just rolls off the tongue. Maybe it's not right for the game, but in real life.
Ryu_ookami 17th November 2007, 14:40 Quote
you oxfam reject

your mommas so fat that when she sits around the house...SHE SITS AROUND THE HOUSE
your mommas so fat she has her own zip code

your rancid pork swine features induce me to vomit

here's 50 pence ring home tell your momma i want my change from the other night, your sister that i want my shirt back and your father that he can keep the wd40 he borrowed to lube your brother butt oh yeah and i just killed your dog to :)
CardJoe 17th November 2007, 14:53 Quote
"You drink bilge water...AND YOUR MOTHER DRESSES YOU FUNNY!"
DougEdey 17th November 2007, 14:55 Quote
I bet you look good on the dancefloor
You're so Emo, you **** headless bats
mikeuk2004 17th November 2007, 16:07 Quote
You mongolian pinapple!!!
kenco_uk 17th November 2007, 16:09 Quote
The hair on the pimple on the arse of humanity has more personality than you.
oddball walking 17th November 2007, 16:26 Quote
Your moms so fat she jumped and got stuck!
completemadness 17th November 2007, 18:27 Quote
lol, i thought that picture was supposed to represent something else

How far Peter Molyneux has his head up his own A** :)

After B&W2 Lionhead bores me, its a shame, cos theme hospital is possibly one of the best RTS's ever (i guess it would have to be classified as RTS right?)
zoom314 17th November 2007, 20:52 Quote
"GirlieMan" said by You know who is all I can think of right now. :)
Brooxy 17th November 2007, 20:56 Quote
"You fight like a dairy farmer"

Joe might not add any, but having been replaying MI recently, I'll do it...
kenco_uk 21st August 2008, 16:18 Quote
I see your face when I am dreaming,

That's why I always wake up screaming.

Fanny Fart
Massive Heed

..that'll do. Feel better now.
Liquid K9 21st August 2008, 18:51 Quote
You spandex wearing Microsoft Fanboi!

You turtlenecked, monkey worshiping, MAC USER!!

Dear sir, your odour is most profound, as is the protusions from your nasal and ocular cavities. Sir if I didnt know any better, I'd say you were genetically engineered for ugly.

You scoundrel, I poop at thee!!!

Sir you mince your words nearly as adeptly as you do your face.

When god made you, he broke the mould. Some mistakes should never be repeated!

You werent so much as born, as slithered out of your testube.

this is fun!
Liquid K9 21st August 2008, 18:55 Quote
I realise now they're looking for one-word insults.

You Postpseudoinverseanti-introactivist, you!

yes. I submitted it to UD.

years ago.

i am officially sad.
Cheapskate 21st August 2008, 19:12 Quote
Any word preceeded by the word 'poodlemonkey'.
badders 21st August 2008, 19:42 Quote
See you next Tuesday?
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