So Wizards of the Coast, not satisfied with having a really long company name, has taken to making video games with excessively long names, too. Last year, they released Magic: The Gathering: Duels of the Planeswalkers and was created as a way to fit most of the title into the 25-character tag limit.

Not to be outdone, they released a follow-up this year, Magic: The Gathering: Duels of the Planeswalkers 2012, a functionally different game that really does need a separate tag. Unfortunately, is 25 characters, so the "2012" can't be tacked on.

I asked a question about it a few days ago, and the tag was created as a way to distinguish it from the earlier game, with the justification that "DotP" is sometimes used to refer to the series.

But the plot thickens: in trophy lists and in reviews, Magic 2012 is used to shorten the name of the game, and quick Google searches seem to indicate it has some good SEO (especially since Wizards of the Coast is also releasing the Magic 2012 core set for the physical card game at the same time).

Trophy List

So I humbly request we use and make a synonym of it.

P.S. There's also a case to be made that should be a synonym too: WotC has used that shortened form in its FAQ for the game for example. But "Duels" is such a generic name, and I doubt many people would search for the game using it.

  • I would see tagging as [magic-2012] being misleading, as it wouldn't be talking about the Core Set and the site doesn't handle the card version of the game. I could see this being a valid tag on the Board and Card games site, but for here, I don't think I agree.
    – FAE
    Commented Jun 24, 2011 at 14:49
  • @FallenAngelEyes Wizards of the Coast is the one choosing to associate the game with the core set. I've added a screenshot of the Trophy List in the XMB to show what I'm referring to: Magic 2012 in the list refers to Magic: The Gathering: Duels of the Planeswalkers 2012
    – user3389
    Commented Jun 24, 2011 at 19:09
  • Ah, I stand corrected. :) Interesting decision, though still somewhat confusing, on their part. :P
    – FAE
    Commented Jun 24, 2011 at 19:51

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Let's just hope that with the i18n efforts caused by German and Japanese, the tagging system will relax a little bit. :/

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