Nick your Name

Basically everyone who uses the web has an alias; it’s a good safety measure to have. But have you ever wondered about that nickname. Where’d you get it? What does it mean? I know there are some good nick name stories out there, some with real depth.

So what makes a good name? This is probably a question thought about by ever gamer when they choose their tags. So I’ve thought up a few things that have lead to my nickname as TweAK.

Name Tag Update Trial

First the name TweAK applies to who my main class is in my most commonly played game, The Scout, Team Fortress 2. For those of us who haven’t had a lot to do with TF2 let alone the scout let me explain. The Scout is what is referred to as the twitch class of the game. He runs at almost double speed, double jumps, low HP and in general is rather “spazzed out.” So generally you would expect Scouts to be a “buzz” spaced out thing of little thinking and more screaming, shotting and running.

But, the name TweAK was earned through nothing to do with TF2. The person who gave me the nickname probably wouldn’t even know what Team Fortress is. The name TweAK was applied because of my nature IRL. The way I do run around and am a little outside the box.

So how does either of those examples lead to a good nick?

Pick something that applies to either yourself IRL, or in game. It will make a lot more sense. If I had named myself heavenly knight and played scout it would look kool but it wouldn’t say I am a scout, this is what I do.

Second when picking a name it doesn’t have to be fancy if you’re looking for some respect. Stuff like Sword of Justice, and Deathlord9000 sure are kool but they are sort of generic for our generation, for the current generation of games. Also use of numbers in your name should be thought about a lot. ‘Cause it could be the thing that makes or breaks a name.

Also names that are insulting such as insults like Yo mum is ma fat bitch, might get some laughs. But yeah if it’s you go and do it =D but remember what your tryin to say.

Finally, names that assign you a job are something to avoid. Things like Scout Killa are something you have to be careful with. If you’re killed by a scout you’ll look like a dick. 

Tweaks you may like to apply to names:

Using symbols does make the name really stand out, and I suggest it if you find a good one, but be careful ’cause if your name isn’t very readable nobody’s going to take much notice of you.

Having variable caps in your name is also something that can be very kool but as before make sure your name is still very readable.

Clan tags are also something that really unify a group of people and can strike fear and annoyance into your opponents, so feel free to add your clans tag to your name.

So in general simple is better for the name, style is kool but you don’t want to over dress and skill is more important than a good name. I would be much more afraid of Pulse if he’d kill me 10 times then of Scout Killa when I’ve killed him 10 times.

So got an interesting nickname? Something that breaks all these rules but is still awesome? I would love to hear them and any back stories that go with ^^.

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Published in: on February 6, 2009 at 3:25 pm  Leave a Comment  
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