Howdy folks. Long-term lurker here; I’ve actually been reading since the AOL days, but only registered in 2000. The problem is that that was nearly six years ago, and I’m still a young’un, so I was still finding myself when I signed up. Shortly thereafter, I decided on the universal handle Panchromium, which is nice, unique, and obscure, but lacks a certain flair that the usernames on this board tend to have. I didn’t change my username here then since I didn’t have any good ideas for a new one, and don’t post frequently. But Mind gamer really doesn’t describe me anymore.
So I figured now, while I’m recovering from long-term depression and making a fresh start in other aspects of my life, why not change something else that’s been bugging me as well?
What I’d love to find, then, are niche gaming references that describe me well. Practically any neat-sounding unique gaming term might work, so I’m all ears. Don’t limit yourself to genre, time period, or even necessarily tailor these to me; hearing all the great suggestions is half the fun. I’ll start off with a few examples:
Melee dancer: From Ragnarok Online, refers to a specific build of the dancer class. I love getting up close and personal in melee while gaming, and enjoy swordplay outside of that; similarly for dance in real life and otherwise. But I don’t really like the game it’s referencing, and the name could have come from other mundane places. Maybe ‘Meleemancer’ from Diablo II?
Jabazon: Speaking of, here’s a more recognizable Diablo II build that keeps some of the same qualities, an agile fighter in melee who really shouldn’t be there. But while I often cross-play (while making it clear that I’m doing so) in online games, having to frequently confirm my male status here probably isn’t worth it.
Panzerklein: The giant mecha from Silent Storm, and a cute username of mine for Gunbound, in which you puttered around in little tanks. Parsable to some non-gamers, stands alone well. The only problem is that I generally don’t like tanking (although I do have a gnome warrior in WoW…)
Gish: A word originally used to describe a githzerai fighter/mage in D&D, since generalized to mean any fighter/mage hybrid or interesting but suboptimal multiclassing. Cute, easy to remember, and I do love my hybrid fighter/mages, but probably already taken?
Waterfall Hides a Secret …
Chicken of Bristol: … … …
As you can see, I need help.
(I wasn’t sure whether this belonged here for username suggestions, in IMHO for polling, or in CS for video games. Mods, please feel free to move as you see fit.)