Talk:Menzies

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I dont know if it's just me, but this always makes me think of menopause...i guess i need to get my head out of the gutter... SweetEscape 04:48, 16 January 2008 (UTC)

It's not just you. "Menzies", or "mesys" is a common slang word that refers to menstruation. In a sentence it would be used, "Oh, don't mind her, I think she is on her mensys today." Hrafn 16:58, 26 September 2010 (UTC)

God Status-Unknown[edit]

Menzies has only been described as being a Lord of Destruction and as such is more likely a demigod of sorts. Gmr Leon 21:56, 10 April 2008 (UTC)

Picture?[edit]

what is that picture supposed to be of? TheScotty 16:31, 30 June 2008 (UTC)

Late response but thats his Banner,He's a creative one isn't he? The preceding unsigned comment was added by 124.169.80.52 (talk • contribs) at 15:37, 12 July 2008 (UTC).

Hmmm...[edit]

Should someone add note his name means "Menopause" without the "e" in Bulgarian? Ninjas In The Sky 11:13, 20 July 2008 (UTC)

I don't think they were thinking about that when they thought of his name. O.o --karenUser Karen sig.png 11:28, 20 July 2008 (UTC)
Menzies : Military offices: head of MI6 (secret operations), master at bureaucratic warfare. Allegedly author of the unholy Zinoviev Letter. Illegitimate son ( half brother of George V ). 3 disastrous weddings, had an affair with one of his secretaries who attempted to kill herself after he revealed he wasnt loving her more than that. If the designer is effectively refering to this lord of destruction and is a woman, then in that case, no surprise. Yseron - 86.209.67.175 22:03, 15 June 2009 (UTC)
The hell with that name. Too many possibilities, we should better ask the devs why they picked that name. Yseron - 90.29.180.180 17:50, 16 June 2009 (UTC)

The Banner[edit]

Is it just me, or is it possible to see a face in the Banner if you look at it closely? I saw a (very) vague face, inked in white. It depicted eyes, a head, and shoulders. Perhaps I'm going insane and I simply imagined it all? - Ara Ara 00:26, 30 March 2009 (UTC)

Nah, I sort of see it too ^^, Sentry007 User Sentry007 sig.png 22:52, 31 March 2009 (UTC)

I also see it and it really creeps me out - Giant Nuker 22:58, 31 March 2009 (UTC)

Just noticed it, although it is probably the angle of the picture/ripples in the banner. If it is in fact a face, would fit in with Menzies and not being seen. -- Azazel The Assassin\talk 01:57, 3 April 2009 (UTC)
The image also seems to have compression artifacts. -- User Gordon Ecker sig.png Gordon Ecker (talk) 09:54, 4 April 2009 (UTC)
Well, at least it isn't me. I'm glad somebody else sees it, too. Well, I guess it could be just incidental that it is there, or it could be there on purpse, but the rendering of the image is poor and/or the graphics in Guild Wars can only get so good before they are limited in some respects. It'd be good if we could ask the person who wrote those files. - Ara
Extremely late comment but I didn't see the reason to create another section, but I'm seeing a skull and not a face on the banner. Daeheru 12:13, 18 June 2010 (UTC)
I really think that picture should be removed. I mean, It can be found all over GW, i even saw it in the pre searing thmed guild hall, so it just inst his banner. Magamdy 15:13, 13 September 2010 (UTC)
Agreed, I've seen in it all guild halls excluding in GvG - it's just a generic flag it would seem. -- Konig/talk 20:13, 13 September 2010 (UTC)

The Name Menzies[edit]

Mending + Frenzy? No wonder this is a god! PowerGamer 13:32, 29 May 2009 (UTC)

I lol'd. User MadSkillz1o1 sig2.PNG MadSkillz1o1 15:12, 3 March 2010 (UTC)

Ozzy PM[edit]

is that really necessary, lots of peopple are called Menzies, (which is pronounced Ming-Us)--Penners 12:03, 30 May 2009 (UTC)

Not reverting it again, but[edit]

That pronounciation note seems really wrong to me. Any thoughts? --Star Weaver 15:13, 30 May 2009 (UTC)

The pronunciation in the notes section is the correct pronunciation of the Scottish clan name, however it's not necessarily the correct pronunciation of Menzies' name. -- User Gordon Ecker sig.png Gordon Ecker (talk) 03:36, 31 May 2009 (UTC)
well it is in Trivia and it is true, we'll just have to wait for his name to be said in game--Penners 15:15, 3 June 2009 (UTC)
It's because of the now defunct letter Yogh "Ȝ", Z was a surrogate for it in scottish and thus why the name is how it is. I live in Edinburgh, but I'm irish by birth and when I first moved here I was 19 and the chairman of the lawfirm I worked for was called Mr Menzies, I called him Mr Menzies, the way you would read it normally, and got moaned at for ages. *grumbles about scottish people and their mad way of saying some things* -- Salome User salome sig2.png 12:31, 2 November 2010 (UTC)
I use a cute poem to help me remember the proper pronounciation of Menzies:
There was a young lady called Menzies,
Who asked, "do you know what this thing is?"
Her aunt, with a gasp,
Replied, "it's a wasp,
And you're holding the end where the sting is!"
--Wormwood 15:02, 6 November 2010 (UTC)

When will he wake up[edit]

Dhuum's awoken, menzies's next?

First, please remember to sign your comments with four "~" I do wonder the same thing though. If Dhuum has arisen, and you need to kill him to spawn the chest, I would imagine that there's at least a thought of bringing Menzies in as the next end-game "boss."140.209.227.18 17:09, 20 November 2009 (UTC)

Yeah people have been speculating about this but from i haven't heard anything offical, although i've heard anet are planning to ruin fowsc and adding Menzies as a similar end boss (from a friend :D ) 94.6.54.237 23:54, 21 November 2009 (UTC)

A series of "explore the FoW" quests followed by "kill/defeat menzies"... would be nice -70.95.182.233 04:43, 22 November 2009 (UTC)
First they will have "The Waiting Game 2.0" where u have to wait TWICE as long! Then they will nerf FowSC by adding sum demons that will destroy FowSC. then they will create menzies who will make an amazingly expensive and rare item to drop from chest thats gonna look kickass. Wojo 14:57, 27 November 2009 (UTC)

Since the UW and FoW were the only areas without closing bosses of every elite area, I highly believe that Menzies will come. I've seen a concept art, and he was pulling a boat. Dhuum was placed in the useless Hall of Judgement, perhaps Menzies will ride to shore on the Beach in FoW? There is no real requirement to be there besides killing a shard wolf. Highly possible IMO. --Barionic Hawkeye Necromancer 03:54, 2 December 2009 (UTC)

@Wojo Super worthwhile, imo. I already have Dhuum's Soul Reaper and I'm loving the kick ass skin (and I'm a Dervish primary, so suck it permaways!) I'd be down for another awesome item, as such. :D 141.165.170.138 06:22, 5 December 2009 (UTC)

If any weapon were to be added it would be the Sword of Light thats talked about on the Statues of Balth when he saved those soldiers.

Would be cool if he was Assassin/Warrrior, with daggers. I would sooo much want his Weapons. :P --81.236.2.157 16:28, 9 January 2010 (UTC)
ewww...daggrz. That would mean u were an assassin player in PvE, which leads me to believe you use shadowform, which leads me to believe that it would be a waste of time. I think menzies should drop some suuuuper amazing white glowy sword with like white/golden flames dancing off the sword (sword of light) OR it should be sumtin resembling dhuum's scythe but have it be red and flaming and friggin amazing like menzies should be. Wojo 00:59, 28 February 2010 (UTC)
Firstly, Menzies isn't asleep so there won't be any "waking up" - he's a constant combatant of Balthazar, not an imprisoned former god. Secondly, Menzies is the Lord of Darkness so, Wojo, why would he have a "sword of light" - it'd be more likely for there to be a black FDS if anything. Then again, I think this is a potential concept art of Balthazar vs Menzies, and his sword is rather bright (though there's no white/golden flames - that stuff belongs to Balthazar!). But to note: That concept art hasn't been confirmed to be GW-related (and might not be at all). -- Konig/talk 03:30, 28 February 2010 (UTC)
Read above for why the sword should be a sword of light. It would be like... Balthazar is soo grateful for your help defeating his greatest rival that you get a chance of him offering his sword to you. Wojo 17:01, 28 February 2010 (UTC)
And I like the Menzies sailing into FoW idea. Wojo 17:03, 28 February 2010 (UTC)
If Menzies were to drop a weapon, it would be his weapon - just as Dhuum's Scythe is Dhuum's and not Grenth's. and seeing how you never said balthazar would be the owner of the weapon, how would I know you meant it would be Balthazar's weapon and not Menzies (especially when you said "I think menzies should drop some suuuuper amazing white glowy sword"). -- Konig/talk 01:03, 1 March 2010 (UTC)
haha sry, I thought that you mightve read the earlier comments, where sum1 mentioned dropping bzar's sword. Wojo 03:37, 2 March 2010 (UTC)
They could bring him up for this Halloween, but well... --The preceding unsigned comment was added by 83.25.212.173 (talk).
You cannot honestly expect Anet to bring up a new elite-area boss every Halloween, do you? There's no connection between Menzies and Halloween anyways. At least Dhuum had a connection via the Underworld. -- Konig/talk 21:37, 2 November 2010 (UTC)

(Reset indent) <acts like annoying little tween> Yes, I did expect such. </acts like annoying little tween> (@Wormwood, way at the top-the poem-It's quit good-I lol'd)--User Necro Shea mo signature.jpg Necro Shea Mo 05:33, 10 July 2011 (UTC)

Pronunciation[edit]

Menzies is pronounced Menzies (rhymes with "men z's") as explained by the almighty lore-god Wooden Potatoes on YouTube here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UCJ6CECHG04 . --The preceding unsigned comment was added by 93.115.94.204 (talk) at 00:39, 28 May 2017 (UTC).