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Why and how did you choose your (ingame) nick

Nikolai

FNG / Fresh Meat
May 23, 2006
150
25
0
Trondheim, Norway
Met a few days ago in game? Had a chat about how wiki is lying :rolleyes: Or was it someone else ...
If the discussion was sparked by me saying that Suum Cuique (to each his own) is Prussia's motto, then that was me. And wiki is not lying because I checked and wiki states that the motto of prussia is indeed Suum cuique. At least the english page says so.
 

Lt_Kettch

FNG / Fresh Meat
I didn't mean that you were lying :p

I read something about the buckle belts of the german soldiers "God with us" (Gott mit uns) was stamped on them and I remembered (wrongly?) that it was stamped on them because it was the motto of Prussia. So the questions is, is my memory playing tricks on me or did someone write sh*t in the wiki.

So in the end you are right but ... yeah I think it is not to import nice to meat you hear to God :rolleyes:
 

karhuwaari

FNG / Fresh Meat
Nov 24, 2005
198
8
0
Espoo, Finland
Back in 2000/2001 when I was playing Rtcw I came up with a nickname of "War machine" and later translated it to finnish "SotaMasiina". Then in 2001 I started playing DoD and came up with a new nickname which was "Kukkais_Merenneito" (Flowery_Mermaid) which I came up with trough some joke with my friends.

Then in 2002/2003 I came up with the current KarhuWaari (grandfather Bear/PapaBear/"PedoBear") and I dont remember the origin, propaply I just came up with it somehow. (For Finns: ei liity ainakaan tietoisesti mitenk
 

monster

FNG / Fresh Meat
Jul 17, 2006
334
10
0
Almost all of us have relatives who fought in WW2.

The veterans surviving and dead remain in our families.

I chose to honor the dead heroes who remain with us- thus: The_Family_Ghost
 

6y6JIuK_IZM

FNG / Fresh Meat
Apr 2, 2007
43
0
0
52
Russia
It is pearl-barley

It is pearl-barley

Perlovka means rice in Russian, I think.

It's on this one shirt I own that has random words in foreign languages, I thought it sounded/looked cool.

Plus I like to play the Soviets more than the Germans so I picked it.
It is not rice, oh no. It is pearl-barley. I think it is cheap, that is why it was used a lot (too much, even) in soviet soldiers' rations, it least in my days when I was in the Soviet Army. But it sure makes it a great nick. You are lucky! :D
 

lu31605

FNG / Fresh Meat
Jun 20, 2006
472
3
0
30
In a tank
Nice topic.

Luchan: I joined a russian clan, and picked a random name, it was Luchainin. Then i lefted and joined another clan to be called Luchan.
 

Oldih

Glorious IS-2 Comrade
Nov 22, 2005
3,418
412
0
Finland
This one's too long story to write from beginning to the end. In simple, it is a combination of multiple nicks shortened up and finally mixed two things together.

Too bad it just doesn't fit with my voice, since people often says I sound like some 60 year old pedophile who drinks lots of alcohol.

I read something about the buckle belts of the german soldiers "God with us" (Gott mit uns) was stamped on them and I remembered (wrongly?) that it was stamped on them because it was the motto of Prussia. So the questions is, is my memory playing tricks on me or did someone write sh*t in the wiki.
Your memory serves you well.
 

karhuwaari

FNG / Fresh Meat
Nov 24, 2005
198
8
0
Espoo, Finland
This one's too long story to write from beginning to the end. In simple, it is a combination of multiple nicks shortened up and finally mixed two things together.

Too bad it just doesn't fit with my voice, since people often says I sound like some 60 year old pedophile who drinks lots of alcohol.
Your nick fits it perfectly but your age doesn't ;)
 

Karabiner98k

FNG / Fresh Meat
Feb 20, 2007
350
17
0
United Kingdom
Kombat

Combat (or Kombat, Russian: комбат, "kombat", abbreviated Командир батальона "Commander of the battalion") was a military rank in the Red Army until the end of the 1950s. At that time it was roughly equivalent to the rank of Captain. Just wanted something military you know ;)
I know I'm a bit late but there's an extremely cool song by Lube by that title :D I'm Karabiner not because of the german for carbine or something like that but because of the climbing equipment thing.
 

Jono

FNG / Fresh Meat
Nov 26, 2005
890
24
0
My real name is Jonathon, my nickname is Jono.

Hence Jono.


Im not one for creativity.
 

Hagen

FNG / Fresh Meat
Oct 28, 2007
2
0
0
Why? An old girlfriend called me always like that. She thought it would fit to me better. Since then a few of my friends are calling me like that. Just simply Hagen (moreover i dont have a better nick for games...:))
 

Xendance

FNG / Fresh Meat
Nov 21, 2005
4,484
572
0
31
Elitist Prick Club RS Branch
I think my first nick was Xan, after the Xan Kriegor from UT. After a while I thought the nick was too l33t for my skills, and picked Xendance. I would have probably used Xen (You know, the borderworld in HL), but it was in use always and sounded too girly anyway. Then I just added "dance" to the end, mainly because I thought it sounded cool in finglish.
 

Commiekazi

FNG / Fresh Meat
Oct 18, 2007
22
0
0
Commiekazi

Commiekazi

I use Commiekazi for the simple reason that it fits my playing style perfectly. I almost always play Russian (and when I don't I change names), and I will always rush forward before it's prudent to do so, usually taking the other guy with me as I die.

I started using this name back when I stank at tanks, but I loved playing tank maps like Arad - back then, I was just ROPlayer. So, I decided to play combat engineer and use a clown car until I got a little more familiar with RO and the map. After about the dozenth time of charging a guy named Maximus (whatever happened to him?) sitting out in South Field in a Panther, he saw me coming and VOIPed "Here comes the kamikaze again". I typed back "Not kamikaze, but Commiekazi!". And on that pass, I finally killed him - so I decided to adopt my new name.

I will play with other names, especially when I am unfamiliar with the map or there is a chance that I'll play German (possible, but unlikely), but I'll stick with this one since I feel I earned it.