Registered Member #24916
Joined: 2:58:00 pm GMT 01/23/19
Ravens are lovely.
Dracswell is a running character name that as been with me since my early teens, and Shade is a recurring one and a long time favorite. Since it is what people know me as, it is what I chose for my forum name.
Registered Member #1761
Joined: 10:05:21 pm GMT 10/13/11
I hated the idea of sharing a username with anyone on the internet, so I kept changing mine from site to site. Then one day, I realized I could never achieve one all my own, but I could at least have one unique on English-speaking sites.
I got on Google translate and tried a dozen names in a dozen languages. The one I liked best was Vaeltava Mieli, which is what I got from translating Wandering Mind into Finnish.
No idea if it's grammatically correct or translates well, but I've had it over ten years now and have no desire to change it, despite the name's meaning.
Registered Member #24041
Joined: 4:19:01 am GMT 01/24/17
Mine is an intentional misspelling of the Irish hero Cú Chulainn from the Irish epic the Táin Bó Cúailnge. I took an Irish literature class in college that exposed me to the story for the first time and the name stuck around in my head.
If I hadn't been Cuchuwyn, I'd probably have been some version of Agamemnon from the Iliad/Odyssey because that name too has just stuck in my head for years.
Registered Member #25529
Joined: 3:52:11 pm GMT 10/09/20
So long before I played RP servers I played on really hardcore anything goes PVP servers and I had a different username. One of those servers was a haven for the absolute griefiest, meme-iest, most over the top PVP you could find. In addition to unstructured guild PVP, there came to be a structured PVP format of regularly held tournaments. Winning one got you a choice of a meme weapon, and there were dozens to pick from. They all did really silly stuff, it was just a pat on the back for a job well done and a weirdo encouragement system for building fringe builds to use them.
I won one and picked the "Forgiver" shortsword, which had On-Hit Flesh to Stone (Level 1) and On-Hit Stone to Flesh (Level 10). As any builder today could tell you (but none of us realized back then) weapons only trigger the first on-hit spell on them. So it was actually a vaguely useful weapon because the meme part of it was bugged. Still, the save DC was 14 on a server where the average fortitude was in the 40s to prevent Dev crit death... so no one cared about the sword. I set out to make a hardcore abuse case for my baby... I worked out a build (38 Wizard / 1 Ranger / 1 SD) that would Mords an opponent and then just constantly HIPS them, hitting them over and over with the sword until they rolled a 1. Could you have killed the person in the time it took to make them roll that 1? Yes. But on servers not called Thain, Flesh to Stone is permanent until someone kills you, stone to fleshes you, or the server resets. So "getting" someone with this tactic meant they had to relog that character until the next server reset.
It was a hilariously effective tactic in unstructured PVP where there were no rules and the sides constantly changed... and one night I got this absolutely sublime screenshot where everyone in my PVP zone was a statue as a result of it.
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The character had a whole host of other obnoxious options - epic trap access through ranger, typical HIPS tactics, super high Hide / MS, the standard compliment of mage spells like maximized IGMs... it ended up dominating the next two months of structured tournaments and spawning a ton of spin-offs. No one could win a tournament to get their own Forgiver because I kept winning them and hording the prizes, and there were multiple threads on the forums about "How to beat the Forgiver Build?". It was just a lot of fun.
When I left PVP servers, I was really burned out on PVP and the people in that scene, but the Gamespy lobby was still around and I didn't want people to follow me to RP servers and shit them up with their griefy cringey PVP stuff... it's the kind of thing they would do. So I switched usernames, but I kept the name "Forgiver" as a trophy.
Registered Member #24486
Joined: 11:40:46 am GMT 06/28/18
Omedoom is a twist given by another player from my old WoW character's name "Omeden" which in turn was just something I heard and misspelled from some japanese word.
My loginname "Blackcell" for secondhand embarrasment was initially just a placeholder to see how the multiplayer works in NWN:EE, but originally it was the name of my drider character when I played oldschool NWN as a 16-year old. I decided to keep it for nostalgic reasons in the end.