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Killer711 #1 Posted 15 October 2018 - 06:22 PM

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You heard me :P

 

I was just thinking where all these wild names and avatars come from, and if there is a backstory behind a few of them. 

 

For me, I have no memory about why I picked Killer, or the numbers 711. Most of my other account names go by Lord Salad, or a modification such as Captain Radish, Major Mushroom or General Gazpacho. I'm not sure where that came from, but I like having a title, and a combination of random words is great.



BravelyRanAway #2 Posted 15 October 2018 - 06:35 PM

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Mine's an autobiography.

PeaceWalker1 #3 Posted 15 October 2018 - 06:39 PM

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I like metal gear solid Peace Walker and Peacewalker was already taken, so i took Peacewalker1

SiliconSidewinder #4 Posted 15 October 2018 - 06:43 PM

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mine has a meaning, which has been guessed correctly by several players, and as tradition has it I won't say more.

Nethraniel #5 Posted 15 October 2018 - 07:03 PM

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Mine was my very first MMORPG Mage character (yes, WOW), the name stuck and I used it several times from then on. 

Jigabachi #6 Posted 15 October 2018 - 07:54 PM

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I normally put an awful lot of time into finding a proper name for a game character/account, but all those years ago I merely wanted to test this weird Russian game I found (and I never expected to stick for that long) and went with the first halfway witty name that came to my mind - after watching one of my fav anime series: Ghost in the Shell

Sooo... basically, I'm a rather weird helicopter that is the natural enemy of the tanks/ground units in the series.

 

Spoiler

 

 

 



BR33K1_PAWAH #7 Posted 15 October 2018 - 08:25 PM

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Just memes.

FluffyRedFox #8 Posted 15 October 2018 - 08:38 PM

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they're cute and cuddly :v

Killer711 #9 Posted 15 October 2018 - 10:06 PM

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View PostNethraniel, on 15 October 2018 - 06:03 PM, said:

Mine was my very first MMORPG Mage character (yes, WOW), the name stuck and I used it several times from then on. 

 

Where did the avatar come from?

Nethraniel #10 Posted 15 October 2018 - 10:25 PM

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View PostKiller711, on 15 October 2018 - 10:06 PM, said:

 

Where did the avatar come from?

 

Puh... I don't know... googled for something and found some image of a board or card game kickstarter or somthing... cannot remember.

Nishi_Kinuyo #11 Posted 15 October 2018 - 10:41 PM

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I'll just leave this here instead of quoting the entire thing: http://forum.worldof...3#entry15617293

Killer711 #12 Posted 16 October 2018 - 07:23 AM

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View PostNishi_Kinuyo, on 15 October 2018 - 09:41 PM, said:

I'll just leave this here instead of quoting the entire thing: http://forum.worldof...3#entry15617293

 

Oh, I didn't know there was already a topic like this..

Homer_J #13 Posted 16 October 2018 - 08:45 AM

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I picked mine way back when I signed up to Gamespy to play Quake II online as an explanation for my terrible performance.  It, or variations of it, just stuck.

 

When I took it Homer was just a side character in the Simpsons though, now he is the main star there are many imposters.:angry:



loot_the_supermarket #14 Posted 16 October 2018 - 09:59 AM

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Mine is from a song title by the late 60's anarchist band The Deviants called 'let's loot the supermarket'.... in fact 'song' is probably stretching it a bit.

The Deviants morphed into the Pink Fairies, hence my avatar



xXxKILLERxXx3 #15 Posted 16 October 2018 - 05:50 PM

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I wanted to pick the stupidest name ever as a joke.. Ur welcome :D

Dead_in_30_seconds #16 Posted 16 October 2018 - 06:15 PM

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Errrm... because I am?

StuffKnight #17 Posted 16 October 2018 - 06:56 PM

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Mocking dumb edgy names like "BloodKnight", "DeathKnight" etc.that were weirdly prevalent in online games back when I made the account (and a lot of the time those players were absolute crap which made their name all the more ridiculous). I would have added the whole "_X_" either side but I just couldn't bring myself to do that.



XOR42 #18 Posted 17 October 2018 - 12:35 PM

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Groovy!

 

XOR as in the logic gate, eXclusive OR. It comes from my nerdy days of programming assembly language on the Atari ST and its been my online moniker since forever. It could just have easily been NOP (No OPeration) but that sounded a bit muppet-y.

 

42, well, often XOR is taken, so 42, because I was, am a huge fan of Doug Adams, even having met the man once. The answer to the great question of Life, the universe and everything. Don't get it? maybe the problem is you didn't understand the question :teethhappy:



Lord_Nekon_Targaryen #19 Posted 17 October 2018 - 03:33 PM

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Note

 

Started with different nick, with name of one of my old WoW characters, then under the influence of girls und panzer I renamed 2times :D , so had 2 nicks (I always had biggest problem with name in games, creating a wow, oblivion, skyrim, ... character and then just starring at the pc screen, thinking, trying X names, untill I found the right one I was satisfied with), and then I renamed to my current nick, with which I believe I am finally happy to keep it in WoT :D

 

 

About nickname

 

I am named after Girls und Panzer anime character, kawaii loli commander. Alice Shimada, or Shimada Arisu (島田愛里寿), is the commander of the All-Stars University's Sensha-dō team, who skipped grades to reach university. All-Stars university team has unique range of vehicles at their disposal (unlike most girls und panzer schools that focus on certain nation) ranging from shermans and panthers, to late-war tanks like M26 Pershing, T95, or Centurion MK. I (in game this is stock centurion, with stock turret and 17 pounder gun). In Girls und Panzer universe, Shimada Arisu is basically unicum of sensha-do, if we use WoT terms. She is commander of the team, and commands Centurion MK. I.

 

 


Edited by Alice_Shimada_Chan, 17 October 2018 - 03:34 PM.


Killer711 #20 Posted 17 October 2018 - 04:13 PM

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I see you lurking there joggs, have a backstory to share? :hiding:






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