What does your screen name / signature mean?
Posted 17 December 2011 - 12:49 PM
Played a text based game (monarchy) online in the late 90s with my best friend, he wanted to use Daemon but amazingly enough it was already taken, heh.
We spent a hilarious hour online trying to come up with names over ICQ (I still have the chat transcript) and finally he suggested Kae for me (which is obviously too short for most online games) so I added the mon, it's japanese based on the word kaeru (to change/alter/return, as in I return mofos to whence they came).
I've used the name ever since, he died last year after an accident at work, so I don't see changing it anytime soon (even though most people pronounce it 'K' and think I'm a woman, which my wife thinks is hysterical).
I'd like to see some people talk about why they trademarked their name, I see a few in forums on different games from time to time, and it's interesting to me.
Posted 17 December 2011 - 01:08 PM
Posted 17 December 2011 - 04:00 PM
Signature is like that, because I fight for Liao, like Shadow Hawks and that image seemed cool to me and my name is just a mutation of my real name, which I thought of, because of the name's origin in Rome (not the city, but country - J. Caesar).
Posted 18 December 2011 - 12:24 AM
My first attempt was Marauder, but amazingly this was taken wherever it was I was trying to register. Marauder 2, Marauder2, MarauderII all failed. Finally settled on MarauderDeuce - in 15 years that handle hasn't been taken on any website so it's worked out quite well for me.
No motto, never felt the need although the closest I even came was For Pony! That was on a Neverwinter Nights server where I had a rather psychopathic undead. Ten points if you can pick the reference.
Edited by MarauderDeuce, 18 December 2011 - 12:26 AM.
Posted 18 December 2011 - 02:01 AM
Either way, the actual story there is waaaay to long.
Posted 18 December 2011 - 02:50 AM
If Guillotine is taken, I'll go as Guillocuda, which is a portmanteau of my gaming name and one of my favourite cars--the Plymouth Barracuda. Guillocuda is -never- taken, and if you google it, I'm the only thing that comes up.
Posted 19 December 2011 - 05:25 AM
Hmmm. ~well, back in the early 90's, before the rise of the internet, my game handle was Hawkeye, after Donald Sutherland in M*A*S*H, probably one of the finest movies ever made.
So it had nothing to do with the book for which that MASH character was named...
Posted 19 December 2011 - 06:03 AM
My sig... Is only a tribute to Joe's sense of humor which really developed while writing with the Battlecrops Legion. The Hesperus beef quote is a tribute to my brother. He shambled out of his bedroom one afternoon and scribbled it on a lil chalk board he had. It was there till the day he died 6 years ago. The 2nd quote is just a lil bit of humor that struck me as I was trying to come up with stupid puns!
Posted 21 December 2011 - 11:19 PM
Posted 23 December 2011 - 05:12 AM
Applied to MWO, that means I'd be the kind of pilot who always likes to tweak his 'Mech controls, weapons and systems (thus the 'Mech under maintenance in my signature).
Tweaks = He tweaks a lot...
It's more a callsign than a name to me actually.
Edited by Tweaks, 23 December 2011 - 05:13 AM.
Posted 23 December 2011 - 05:48 AM
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Posted 23 December 2011 - 10:51 AM
I might switch to using Herr Humorless, though. That's the nickname my Lyran mechwarrior got in our tabletop campaign, due to the fact he was the straight man of the merc company.
Posted 23 December 2011 - 10:54 AM
The first one, the DF, stands for Daniel Ferel, which is the name I've been using in SciFi RPGs and the like since I was 8 or 9 years old. Daniel is my own first name, and the Ferel might be a misspelled Feral, tough I don't really remember, was far too long ago.
I've been using that name for a lot of stuff since then. For example I released Doom 2, Heretic and Hexen maps under that name, back in the early days of the internets.
The Delta part came a few years later, when the first Unreal was released, the first FPS that I remember to have played online.
Me and some friends had the idea to name ourselves after greek letters, and I've chosen Delta because it starts with a D, and I always liked how it sounds.
A year later, in Unreal Tounament, only one of my friends was left playing, but we still used the old names Omega and Delta, and we had a few favorite servers where we kicked *** on a regular basis.
Buuuuuuuuuuuuuuuut, how did the DF and Delta become connected you might ask.
Well, about that time I got together with some dudes that happened to also play on my favorite server regularly, and we decided to tag ourselves. Thus the "Dominating Force" was born, (a rather silly name, but we were young and stupid) my name became -=|DF|Delta|=-. Our little association, it could not really be called a clan, had a few servers where we would meet 2 or 3 times a week to kick *** and chew bubblegum, tough we usually forgot to bring any gum, which just made us concentrate more on the kicking part.
That whole thing held together for a good 3 years, which might have been the greatest days of gaming I've ever experienced, but then suddenly one after the other dropped out or left, and in just 4 months the whole thing collapsed. One guy just disappeared, without any sign why, one moved together with his long term girlfriend who could no stand "those brutal games", so he had to stop playing them (lolz... sissy), and so on.
When we finally "disbanded" I did not want to lose the name that I've kept for so long now, and one of the other survivors pointed out that the initials of the nickname I'm using when I upload UT maps, and our "clan tag" are identical, so I could just change the meaning behind the DF. And so I did.
So DFDelta is a combination of a name I've been using in RPGs for a longer time then some of the people on this forum have lived, the first name I've ever used in an online FPS, and the tag of my very first clan.
My signature should be self explaining.
I'm a loyalist hardliner whenever I RP something in BT, and I like to show it. (And also she is the most awesome character in BT anyways, so thats not surprising )
Posted 23 December 2011 - 11:06 AM
Some day I'll add "Got a present for ya!" some where on my mech.
Posted 23 December 2011 - 11:10 AM
Everyone else in the league was picking names like DEATH BRINGER or TERMINATOR etc etc I found it a bit pretentious so I went for the little bird in the snoopy cartoons.
As far as what it will be in the game ... my callsign
Posted 23 December 2011 - 11:14 AM
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Posted 23 December 2011 - 11:33 AM
Now my Sig was done by Hayden. This guy in my opinion has done the most in the way of community art by far. He created the Unit Emblem and 1st company Atlas command 'Mech paint scheme for my table top Mercenary Unit The Emerald Riders. He did my signature out of the kindness of his heart without me asking. I'm currently building a website for The Riders for MWO. I'm hoping to get a decent crew together and create our own in game Merc. Corp.
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