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How did you come up with your avatar/forum name and most pathetic in-game name you used?

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  • JemcrystalJemcrystal Member UncommonPosts: 1,943
    The elves named me.  I'm Jem Fay Crystal.  Fay is the light court.  Fey is the dark court.  My game names are represent D&D chars.
    AlBQuirky


  • GruntyGrunty Member EpicPosts: 8,657
    edited January 2019
    Same reply as the last 5 times.  Grunty was supposed to just be my login name.  Gus_Tarball was to be my forum name.  They are both from an all-time favorite game series of mine called Jagged Alliance.  

    My LOTRO main is a female hobbit named Grizelda Tarfoot.  Her title is 'the Easily Lost'.  Don't put me in charge of leading the way.  Real world I'm fine,  in a game I can't tell North from South.
    [Deleted User]AlBQuirky
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  • AmatheAmathe Member LegendaryPosts: 7,630
    I believe my original account on this website was created back in my SWG days under another name. But I forgot the password and no longer have the e-mail account. So that one is toast.

    This account was created back when I was playing World of Warcraft, so I used the name Amathe, which was my main character in WoW at the time (a female character). 

    There is no story behind Amathe. It was just a name that sounded cool to me at the time. 


    AlBQuirky

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  • SovrathSovrath Member LegendaryPosts: 29,842
    edited January 2019
    My name comes from the time I was going to try my first mmorpg, Lineage 2. I wasn't going to really play for long but my girlfriend was traveling so I thought it was the perfect time.

    I needed a name on the spot and just took some of the letters from my last name and fashioned this.

    Interesting enough, a guy in my Lineage 2 clan left the game to go to World of Warcraft and told me he was going to use my name.

    Kind of felt weird as I made it up based on my name but what could one do right? I then find out there are all sorts of Sovraths in World of Warcraft!

    Sort of feel like a trendsetter. B)


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  • laseritlaserit Member LegendaryPosts: 6,463
    edited January 2019
    Industrial lasers have made my fortune so laserit is just a shameless plug ;)
    blueturtle13ConstantineMerusUngoodPhaserlightAlBQuirky

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  • Panther2103Panther2103 Member EpicPosts: 5,653
    Mine comes from when I was 8 years old and going online on the original starcraft. I couldn't figure out a username, I was at my grandmas house and I saw a panther ceramic figure, and I typed 4 random numbers. It's just kinda been my username ever since. 

    Most pathetic in game name? Probably when we had a Mcdonalds themed guild in Warhammer and all of us had mcdonalds product names. I think I was Shamrock Shake. Oh boy highschool was a time. 
    PhaserlightAlBQuirky
  • ForgrimmForgrimm Member EpicPosts: 3,021
    Forgrimm was the first character I made in EQ back in '99. It was a variation on Thorgrim, a character in the 1982 Conan movie.
    ConstantineMerusAlBQuirky
  • CanPantherCanPanther Member UncommonPosts: 27
    edited January 2019
    I was forced into mine. At the time of BBSs (dial-up bulletin board systems) in the very early 90s, when most sites were limited to 10 character names, I tried using the handle BlkPanther, as the large cat was always a personal favorite. They are absolutely beautiful creatures; powerful, muscular, graceful. I knew about the name's history in politics but it had been 20+ years since they were in the mainstream news and were pretty much defunct at the time. But once people found out I was white, the shit hit the fan and the hate mail started pouring in. I took it for a while, tried to argue my point about the animal, but it didn't matter. It was easier just to rename myself to Canadian Panther, CanPanther for short. 
    UngoodAlBQuirky
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  • KyleranKyleran Member LegendaryPosts: 37,938
    I took my name from an evil wizard in the 80s version of Bards Tale 1. Unfortunately I didn't Google it first so it really should have been Kylearan I believe.

    Lame names? Many I'm sure, like my Infiltrator in DAOC, Zero, or maybe ripping off a band name a few times, using Tragically Hip in Vanguard and Tenacious D for a healer once in WOW I think. (I really liked that last one)

    These days I'm on a "religious" theme creating characters with the names Trinity and Covenant. 

    blueturtle13UngoodConstantineMeruslaseritPhaserlightAlBQuirky

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  • MaurgrimMaurgrim Member RarePosts: 1,282
    One thing that are more important are why people insisting on having numbers after the name?
  • KrimzinKrimzin Member UncommonPosts: 687
    I'll be honest. I stole the name from my GM in EQ. I was a Crimson Tide Fan and had never seen Crimson spelled that way. Used it for the past 21 years.

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  • blueturtle13blueturtle13 Member LegendaryPosts: 12,835
    Maurgrim said:
    One thing that are more important are why people insisting on having numbers after the name?
    Because I am the 13th Blueturtle in a very exclusive group of blue hued turtles. 
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  • Panther2103Panther2103 Member EpicPosts: 5,653
    edited January 2019
    Maurgrim said:
    One thing that are more important are why people insisting on having numbers after the name?
    Usually it pertains to the username without the numbers being taken and not wanting to make a new username. 
    UngoodOctagon7711KyleranAlBQuirky
  • UngoodUngood Member LegendaryPosts: 5,833
    Maurgrim said:
    One thing that are more important are why people insisting on having numbers after the name?
    I will often end up with Ungood1984, because Ungood was taken, as I am obviously not the Trend Setter I think I am, I have also ended up with names like "DoublePlusUngood1984" because it seems there are a lot of people that like this handle.
    AlBQuirky
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  • Octagon7711Octagon7711 Member LegendaryPosts: 8,973
    I just pick what I like.  If it's already taken or add numbers or just pick a new name.  Worst names ever picked were for alphas and betas only lasting til wipe.
    AlBQuirky

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  • GutlardGutlard Member RarePosts: 1,019
    edited January 2019
    I don't know about the rest of you, but mine's a family name...

    But seriously, I came up with a name that I thought would be kind of gross for my Uruk Black Arrow in LOTRO PvMP, so Gutlard.

    Which also happens to be a pathetic name that I still love to use obviously, along with: Thunderfart, Thundershart, Cropduster, Guttplug (G replaces B for the slower readers), Windbreaker, Buttburps, Beorgut (Beorning name in LOTRO, play on Beer gut), I try to work Gut into most of my names, which my friends are tired of, but I like it so screw them.

    Oh, and I guess the numbers in my name are silent...

    Gut Out!
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  • BossChonoBossChono Member UncommonPosts: 23

    I am a fan of Japanese wrestling, old and new.  Most of my names have something to do with that.  Masahiro Chono is one of the guys that got me into it... and he's a boss lol.

    NWO Typhoon for life!!

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  • ElalandElaland Member UncommonPosts: 40
    My avatar name is from one of the first characters I played extensively -  in the original Guild Wars.  I took pieces from my real life first, middle, and last name.  It was originally in two parts - El Aland.  My avatar pic is from that GW1 character (an elementalist).

    I try to use something unique to every game character, and I NEVER use a number because I like the challenge of coming up with something no one else has.
    AlBQuirky
  • laseritlaserit Member LegendaryPosts: 6,463
    Ungood said:
    Maurgrim said:
    One thing that are more important are why people insisting on having numbers after the name?
    I will often end up with Ungood1984, because Ungood was taken, as I am obviously not the Trend Setter I think I am, I have also ended up with names like "DoublePlusUngood1984" because it seems there are a lot of people that like this handle.
    I liken your username to an imaginary Sergio Leone spaghetti western

    the Good the Bad and the Ungood ;)

    or maybe Clint Eastwood's the Ungood ;)
    KyleranAlBQuirky

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  • AmatheAmathe Member LegendaryPosts: 7,630
    Maurgrim said:
    One thing that are more important are why people insisting on having numbers after the name?
    Because I am the 13th Blueturtle in a very exclusive group of blue hued turtles. 
    I keep thinking Game of Thrones:



    First of her name

    Stormborn of the Pacific Turtles

    Mother of Shelled Reptiles

    Leader of Blue


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  • LokeroLokero Member RarePosts: 1,514
    Kyleran said:
    I took my name from an evil wizard in the 80s version of Bards Tale 1. Unfortunately I didn't Google it first so it really should have been Kylearan I believe.

    Lame names? Many I'm sure, like my Infiltrator in DAOC, Zero, or maybe ripping off a band name a few times, using Tragically Hip in Vanguard and Tenacious D for a healer once in WOW I think. (I really liked that last one)

    These days I'm on a "religious" theme creating characters with the names Trinity and Covenant. 

    @Kyleran - man that was such a letdown, sir.  After the jokes about how "Kyle+ran away" and left his squadmates to die or something when they annoyed him, now I find it's not even related :frowning:
    KyleranAlBQuirky
  • laseritlaserit Member LegendaryPosts: 6,463
    OG_Zorvan said:
    Lokero said:
    Kyleran said:
    I took my name from an evil wizard in the 80s version of Bards Tale 1. Unfortunately I didn't Google it first so it really should have been Kylearan I believe.

    Lame names? Many I'm sure, like my Infiltrator in DAOC, Zero, or maybe ripping off a band name a few times, using Tragically Hip in Vanguard and Tenacious D for a healer once in WOW I think. (I really liked that last one)

    These days I'm on a "religious" theme creating characters with the names Trinity and Covenant. 

    @Kyleran - man that was such a letdown, sir.  After the jokes about how "Kyle+ran away" and left his squadmates to die or something when they annoyed him, now I find it's not even related :frowning:
    I agree. Every time I see a Kyleran post, I hear "I ran ( so far away )" by Flock of Seagulls in the background.


    Sorry... I just had to ;)
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  • MendelMendel Member EpicPosts: 4,553
    I've used Mendel for cRPGs since Wizardry 1 or Bard's Tale 1.  I think I chose it because the name length in many early games wasn't long enough for Chaselon, which I had used in RP games since 1975.  My first serious D&D character was Chaselon, named after an obscure alien life form Green Lantern.

    Mendel stuck for online gaming.  It's one of the names that can fit almost any cultural setting depending on the pronunciation.  It's been with me since EQ1, Rodcet Nife server.  These days, it's difficult to find it available on many online games.

    The last name, Indigestible, came from EQ1, when I couldn't manage to avoid getting eaten by cats or bears.



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  • KyleranKyleran Member LegendaryPosts: 37,938
    edited January 2019
    Lokero said:
    Kyleran said:
    I took my name from an evil wizard in the 80s version of Bards Tale 1. Unfortunately I didn't Google it first so it really should have been Kylearan I believe.

    Lame names? Many I'm sure, like my Infiltrator in DAOC, Zero, or maybe ripping off a band name a few times, using Tragically Hip in Vanguard and Tenacious D for a healer once in WOW I think. (I really liked that last one)

    These days I'm on a "religious" theme creating characters with the names Trinity and Covenant. 

    @Kyleran - man that was such a letdown, sir.  After the jokes about how "Kyle+ran away" and left his squadmates to die or something when they annoyed him, now I find it's not even related :frowning:
    Funny story, I'm playing a Minstrel in early DAOC days, best hybrid ever, with hyper speed, stealth, mezzing, stuns, and buffs, every 8 man never leaves home without one, especially in PVP.

    With this great tool chest a Minstrel can almost always escape a fight while everyone else dies horribly.

    Which is exactly what I did,  whenever the battle turned south I would sprint away and stealth,  almost always surviving the fight.

    My realm mates would die, and reform at the portal keep and would have to wait while I ran back.

    Some would get quite pissy, and demand I fight to the death and respawn with them all, but it goes totally against my grain to fight a battle and not survive it.

    Unfortunately the game offered no reward for surviving a fight, only for making kills, so I understood why my teammates desired me to do so.

    I ended up joining the FFA PVP server Mordred and found the focus was more on winning the fight and holding your guilds claimed keep rather than trading keeps pointlessly (IMO) just to earn more realm points.

    It's why I ultimate ended up in EVE, PVP with a purpose, and a huge focus on not just winning fights, but surviving them as well. (Full loot and ship loss changes player's motivations entirely)






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  • HatefullHatefull Member EpicPosts: 2,394
    edited January 2019
    Hateful was the Callsign of my first Scout/Sniper platoon in the Marine Corps. So, I used that. It's just coincidence (read some of my older posts) that it fits my personality so well.

    The Icon is the Night Lords of WH40K Infamy. Their gig is creating terror wherever they go even as far as using it as a weapon to demoralize their enemies. They also follow Chaos undivided which means they are just in it or the Lulz and lootz. Much like myself.

    The worst name I ever used in any game, was in Tera, a Female Archer (I think?) named Gigglefart.
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