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16 minutes ago, TemporalVileTerror said:

The game is simple!  (And not actually a game, honestly.  I just don't know what this thing is supposed to be a picture of.)

Choose an image from the https://hcwiki.cityofheroes.dev/wiki/Enhancement_Sets and ask the community:  "What the 'ell is That Thing!?"

 

I'll go first.

File:IO Sudden Acceleration.png

What the 'ell is That Thing!?

 

I think it's a Speedometer, going from about 70 to 120, and blurring as the needle moves that quick. Not totally sure though. 

But it would fit the name "Sudden Acceleration"

 

Here's one that's puzzled me. 

File:AO Dominating Grasp.png

What the 'ell is That Thing!? 

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2 minutes ago, MTeague said:

Here's one that's puzzled me. 

File:AO Dominating Grasp.png

What the 'ell is That Thing!? 

 

It's a fireball with a dark right hand grasping the top (you can only see the thumb and pointer finger), to go with the name "Dominating Grasp".

Here's one:
Thumbnail for version as of 00:22, 8 May 2020
What the 'ell is that thing!?
Is it a keystone? A fortress of some kind?  A big concrete block?  I can get most of these, but this one confuses me.

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8 minutes ago, Shocktacular said:

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What the 'ell is that thing!?
Is it a keystone? A fortress of some kind?  A big concrete block?  I can get most of these, but this one confuses me.

 

Looks like a concrete barrier more than a block, with the angled sides.  (https://www.shutterstock.com/image-illustration/3d-illustration-simple-concrete-barrier-icon-441826378 ) Closest thing I can figure.

 

(Can't really think of any that throw me, so if someone wants to volunteer one...)

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28 minutes ago, Shocktacular said:

 

It's a fireball with a dark right hand grasping the top (you can only see the thumb and pointer finger), to go with the name "Dominating Grasp".

Here's one:
Thumbnail for version as of 00:22, 8 May 2020
What the 'ell is that thing!?
Is it a keystone? A fortress of some kind?  A big concrete block?  I can get most of these, but this one confuses me.

I think of it as a Gothic toaster.

 

What do you see when you see:

 

IO Impervium Armor.png

 

?

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1 minute ago, ViciousCabaret said:

The crutches make some sort of sense, it's on an Immobilize set...

 

...unlike this, on Discouraging Words, a ToHit Debuff set:

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What's so discouraging about a buffalo or bison?

I suspect it is a joke referencing the song "Home on the Range".  Discouraging Word is used in the lyrics, though why they didn't use an antelope, I'll never know.

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I love this thread, mainly because I have no idea what most of the icons are supposed to be since I've got old eyes.  So I use converters to change hashtags to brown locusts and I'm happily none the wiser as to what they actually represent.

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5 hours ago, Shocktacular said:

Here's one:
Thumbnail for version as of 00:22, 8 May 2020
What the 'ell is that thing!?
Is it a keystone? A fortress of some kind?  A big concrete block?  I can get most of these, but this one confuses me.

 

Duh, it's obviously a Mouse Droid.

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4 hours ago, Techwright said:

I suspect it is a joke referencing the song "Home on the Range".  Discouraging Word is used in the lyrics, though why they didn't use an antelope, I'll never know.

The first line of the song is "Give me a home where the buffalo roam."

 

Every time I look at that set in Mids, I start singing the song. At least I know it's intended.

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I always love this topic, because there are indeed some that still confuse me.

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5 hours ago, ViciousCabaret said:

The crutches make some sort of sense, it's on an Immobilize set...

 

...unlike this, on Discouraging Words, a ToHit Debuff set:

Thumbnail for version as of 00:11, 8 May 2020

 

What's so discouraging about a buffalo or bison?

I believe buffalo can also mean 'to bully' which kind of fits?

 

Hence: Buffalo buffalo Buffalo buffalo buffalo buffalo Buffalo buffalo.

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One of my favorites is because the picture is so apt to the name:

Annoyance IO_Annoyance.png.db617c3c356dd1c31dae5b77a3a69b0a.png

 

 

But what is this thing entry:

Red Fortune: IO_Red_Fortune.png.0805d074e1dc045c80c6921cae341800.png

 

 

And this just tickles me with and without stitches :

Harmonized Healing:IO_Harmonized_Healing.png.6f1779d16606a590966009d15d1fa110.png

Regenerative Tissue:IO_Regenerative_Tissue.png.d7e9a6959c64f1c08260ea072fb3a439.png

 

 

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10 hours ago, TemporalVileTerror said:

The game is simple!  (And not actually a game, honestly.  I just don't know what this thing is supposed to be a picture of.)

Choose an image from the https://hcwiki.cityofheroes.dev/wiki/Enhancement_Sets and ask the community:  "What the 'ell is That Thing!?"

 

I'll go first.

File:IO Sudden Acceleration.png

What the 'ell is That Thing!?

 

I always thought of this as one corner of some sort of skateboard.

 

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11 hours ago, Techwright said:

I suspect it is a joke referencing the song "Home on the Range".  Discouraging Word is used in the lyrics, though why they didn't use an antelope, I'll never know.

"Oh, give me a home / Where the buffalo roam / And I'll show you a real problem floor..."

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