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Why did you choose your WoT name?


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krazypenguin #1 Posted 15 May 2012 - 10:02 AM

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I often find myself wondering about player names in WoT and, because I am a nosey so and so, would love to know why people choose a certain name and if it means anything in particular to them or has a funny story attached to it. Some seem obvious (though they may not be) whilst others...who knows?

Rather than ask people (cos they may not want to say and it's not very polite) I thought I would start a thread where people can say why they use the game name they do, what it means (if anything) and so on...

To get the ball rolling, I'll go first. So where the hell did "krazypenguin" come from? Well, maybe I'm not best to start as honestly, I don't know! I used to sit in my room playing my Amiga non-stop and one of the games I loved was M1 Tank Platoon.  When you created a platoon you had to name it and I used to sit there for ages trying to think up something original to call my Platoon until the name krazypenguin popped into my head, exactly like that. Don't know where it came from but I've used it ever since as my online name. Chances are if you see the name krazypenguin online it's me. And if it's not, kill the impostor!!!

Your turn...

anonym_kL7qtn3e52MB #2 Posted 15 May 2012 - 10:05 AM

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I tend to do well in many games, but I'm never the bes at anything.

Get it?


B.t.w. can someone please explain why, after having played in so many movies, I never got an Oscar for it?

Arctomian #3 Posted 15 May 2012 - 10:09 AM

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i played high ranking with this name for more then 10 years online in games,
WoW, arma2, CoD, CS, tactical ops, star trek online, eve online, wargame european escalation, world of tanks and so on.
this name is sacrate for me

Murphy1up #4 Posted 15 May 2012 - 10:09 AM

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Mine is simply the name of a character in a cartoon I watched as a kid.

Mr_Chunky_VS_The_Creator #5 Posted 15 May 2012 - 10:14 AM

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Because i have 1200 of efficiency :)

elektrizikekswerk #6 Posted 15 May 2012 - 10:18 AM

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1. I visited a buddy of mine.
2. We were drunk.
3. We were talking about nuclear power plants.
4. We were drunk.
5. As you might know there are several types of nuclear reactors. Some of them are powered by nuclear fuel filled with plate-shaped uranium - which look like cookies, at least if you are drunk.
6. We were drunk.
7. We changed "Elektrizitätswerk" (power plant) to "Elektrizikekswerk" (not possible to translate properly, because it's no real word. "Electro-cookie plant" or "power-cookie plant" might work, here).
8. My standard nick is quite common (Sarge).
9. I used "elektrizikekswerk" instead.
10. Did I mention, we were drunk?

chuggaboom #7 Posted 15 May 2012 - 10:23 AM

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Name as implies "Tanks Chug" along and go "Bang either shoot or blow up :)

_b_ #8 Posted 15 May 2012 - 10:29 AM

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Lazy sob so since the a and b were taken on irc back in '94 i ended up with this one...fast to type and been using it ever since :)

LostSpider #9 Posted 15 May 2012 - 10:32 AM

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I have used my user name for all the games I play including online poker.

2alertred #10 Posted 15 May 2012 - 10:36 AM

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(---C&C Fan

Just Ra2 in rebus.

DougHole #11 Posted 15 May 2012 - 10:42 AM

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Googled for ridiculous real life names, there is a real Doug Hole who appears in an American telephone directory.

It was a close call between Doug Hole and Stan Still

ZmejGorianin #12 Posted 15 May 2012 - 10:44 AM

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I am w8 for someone who will say:"Beacause this is my skype name" .

BattleMetalChris #13 Posted 15 May 2012 - 12:41 PM

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My name is Chris, and I like Battle Metal.

It's the same name I've been using online for years.

steininge96 #14 Posted 15 May 2012 - 01:29 PM

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it's just my real name and i was born in 1996

PanzyBattalion #15 Posted 15 May 2012 - 06:14 PM

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Well, its pretty self-explainatory.

Hedgehog1963 #16 Posted 15 May 2012 - 08:47 PM

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Playing Medal of Honor (sic) on a custom map online - a long time ago - I got run over repeatedly by a truck which moved round on a pre set course.  Three respawns in a row.  Seemed a good name to me...

Edited by Hedgehog1963, 15 May 2012 - 08:50 PM.


Demoned #17 Posted 16 May 2012 - 03:36 AM

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cus i have the Devils luck and was feeling i little bit evil at the time lol

He_from_Norway_ #18 Posted 16 May 2012 - 09:06 AM

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Cause RAFAEL was in use D:<

and HeFromNorway was somewhat too long

CrniVrag #19 Posted 16 May 2012 - 03:59 PM

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It was halloween and i was dressed like a devil derpin around with my friends, drinking beer on a party. At that time this song was very popular in Croatia http://www.youtube.c...h?v=z4B7XvjCvbU , it's called dooms day, and the opening lyrics are "ma vidi vraga" - literally translated "look at the devil", and every time this song played all of them were showing with the finger on me....

On the registration i remembered that night, because once again the song was playing on the radio, so i chose the nickname CrniVrag - BlackDevil :D

Edited by CrniVrag, 16 May 2012 - 04:00 PM.


punishersal #20 Posted 16 May 2012 - 04:07 PM

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Played CoD 4 MP some time ago for many many hours using silenced weapon. Then I got it somehow. Dont remember more details anymore.




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