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Post by Behemoth » Wed Dec 22, 2010 8:49 am

Okay, just wanted to put this up because several people out there seem to think theres a player out there called :
byhemoth
This is one of many aliases i use in game, and usually when i use one it's just my name spelled differently, not a different player or someone trying to rip off from my name.
with that said, perhaps others would like to take this chance to share some aliases they use as well?
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Post by Foil » Wed Dec 22, 2010 9:59 am

Mine are all obviously me as well:

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Post by CDN_Merlin » Wed Dec 22, 2010 10:09 am

I used to have many when i played more often, but today, I simply use CDN_Merlin. No point in hiding.
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Post by Bet51987 » Wed Dec 22, 2010 4:28 pm

I never used an alias. Never saw the point.

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Post by deathbeam » Mon Jan 03, 2011 10:59 am

I play as many different handles at different times, including \"LazerBlade\",
\"[BOZ]king\", \"d3thb3am\", and Jim.
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Post by Cpt. Zaphod B. » Mon Jan 03, 2011 7:40 pm

My one and only is - um, will be, once I actually manage to go multiplayer - Cpt_Zaph
Anyone other than Cpt_Zaph will not be me unless I say it is.
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Post by Alter-Fox » Sat Jan 08, 2011 9:39 am

I have far more than I can list here. I enjoy making up characters and I sometimes make an alias in order to develop a character for something I will be writing (for example, for the planned Pumo Mines novel). I guess I have wierd psychology... I do this because it works.

Of course, with a lot of my aliases I don't particularly want people to know who I am because I'm supposed to be a fictional character (or I want to make them solve riddles until they find out).
It's no big deal if you find out in-game, but posting them here takes all the fun out of that. (And as far as I know, so far Foil and Thomas are the only ones who have cracked the code). I list a couple of them in my PD.net profile, and there's one that I use to annoy Geordon (payback for his harrassing everyone else including me).

I will say that I've got a couple of kills on byhemoth and behemyth (I like the implications of that second one =D) and I was completely surprised whenever I did it.
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Post by D.Cent » Sat Jan 08, 2011 10:07 am

I use aliases for different configurations:

D.Cent - normal player
Diss-Cent - for Dissent D3
D.Cent@Subway - for Subway Dancer
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Post by Behemoth » Sun Jan 09, 2011 5:41 pm

Alter-Fox wrote:I like the implications of that second one =D) and I was completely surprised whenever I did it.
Heh, most people like that one too.

And neo, people got the point so what was that for
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Post by D3Alien » Mon Jan 10, 2011 7:38 am

If I play again you will never be sure who I am. :twisted:
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Post by Foil » Mon Jan 10, 2011 12:26 pm

IMO, people who want to play guess-who-I-am games and enjoy hiding behind an alias... aren't really focused on the gameplay. 8)

Give me someone willing to put themselves and their name out on the line.
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Post by Krom » Mon Jan 10, 2011 12:48 pm

I started using aliases when 3-5 people would quit a game immediately after I joined.
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Post by Burlyman » Mon Jan 10, 2011 2:14 pm

Behemoth wrote:
Alter-Fox wrote:I like the implications of that second one =D) and I was completely surprised whenever I did it.
Heh, most people like that one too.

And neo, people got the point so what was that for
for fun :)
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Post by Behemoth » Mon Jan 10, 2011 6:12 pm

Wise person wrote:I started using aliases when 3-5 people would quit a game immediately after I joined.
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Post by Burlyman » Wed Jan 12, 2011 6:23 am

a 'wyrd' to the wise wrote:I started using aliases when 2 or 3 people would join a game I was playing in just to harass me.
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Post by Alter-Fox » Sun Feb 06, 2011 11:32 pm

Foil wrote:IMO, people who want to play guess-who-I-am games and enjoy hiding behind an alias... aren't really focused on the gameplay. 8)

Give me someone willing to put themselves and their name out on the line.
I have a new one, but now you're going to have to figure it out too... I was going to say what it is but then I saw this :twisted:
I also have an entire clan that's just me now.
It seems there are 2 that I tend to use more than any others though.
And then of course there's Pyrax (though I'm not the only Pyrax... there are "3" of us -- we planned it as a one time joke but then we got too many ideas and so we're going to do it again.)
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Re: Aliaii

Post by Neo » Mon Feb 07, 2011 6:34 am

actually, the people who play "guess-who-I-am" games are the people who actually care about who's wh00ping their butts and won't stop pestering them about their REAL fake Internet name.
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Post by Alter-Fox » Mon Feb 07, 2011 9:07 am

Neo wrote:...people who actually care about who's wh00ping their butts and won't stop pestering them about their REAL fake Internet name.
Nicely put.
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Post by Behemoth » Tue Feb 08, 2011 6:13 pm

Honestly i don't put any thought into em, even when i do use a real alias people still know who it is, and if they don't they just don't play enough to know me by how i play which matters most.
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Post by Neo » Tue Feb 08, 2011 10:47 pm

Yeah, all those butt nuggets love to brag about how they supposedly know every alias and about how astute they are, when the reality is they only know if I make it known. Not to mention they only know about 5% of all the ones I've ever used. :)
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Post by Foil » Wed Feb 09, 2011 10:24 am

I'll say it again:

If you're serious about playing, put your identity on the line.

I do. All the top active players (e.g. Behe, DT, Ryu, etc.) do. All the players I highly respect do.

A pilot hiding behind an alias just tells me they don't want to risk their identity if they lose.
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Post by Isaac » Wed Feb 09, 2011 11:15 am

Foil wrote:A pilot hiding behind an alias just tells me they don't want to risk their identity if they lose.
That sounds like me. :P
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Post by Lothar » Wed Feb 09, 2011 3:25 pm

Foil wrote:A pilot hiding behind an alias just tells me they don't want to risk their identity if they lose.
That's the only reason you can think of?

There are a number of people who, if they enter a game using a known alias, risk having other people harass them (due to past disagreement or whatever), or having other people incessantly bother them with questions, or having other people leave because they heard so-and-so is a hax or so-and-so is way too good. Going by an unknown name is a way to simply play the game without having to worry about extracurricular annoyances.

I like to know who I'm playing against, but really, it's not my business. If someone doesn't want me to know who they are, that's their right -- as long as they behave themselves, I don't care.
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Re: Aliaii

Post by Foil » Wed Feb 09, 2011 3:54 pm

Lothar wrote:
Foil wrote:A pilot hiding behind an alias just tells me they don't want to risk their identity if they lose.
That's the only reason you can think of?
Okay, I'll grant that there are other reasons.

Honestly, though, I think all the reasons boil down to being afraid to put one's identity out there. Whether it's because they want to avoid harassment, or avoid hacker accusations, or avoid the shame of losing. It's all an avoidance tactic, and I'm sorry, but I think it's lame.

[And before anyone suggests it: Yes, I've been harassed. Yes, I've been accused of being a hacker. Yes, I've been bothered by incessant questions, etc. I just don't think that's reason enough to hide behind an alias.]
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Re: Aliaii

Post by Foil » Wed Feb 09, 2011 4:15 pm

I should probably clarify:

I'm not talking about people who are flying an alias, but will tell you who they are.

I'm talking about people who don't want to put their identity out there, or want to play inane "guess who I am" games.
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Post by Spidey » Wed Feb 09, 2011 6:21 pm

There are also drawbacks while playing under an unknown name…

Other players get credit when you are whoopin on somebody.
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Post by Alter-Fox » Wed Feb 09, 2011 8:13 pm

Foil wrote: If you're serious about playing...
Where's the fun in being serious? Seriously. My real life is too serious. I use games as time to not be serious.
Foil wrote: I should probably clarify:

I'm not talking about people who are flying an alias, but will tell you who they are.

I'm talking about people who don't want to put their identity out there, or want to play inane "guess who I am" games.
With some of my aliases I will tell everyone who I am, sometimes I want to be undercover (maybe I'm making up another personality or character for a book that someone else wants me to keep secret). Sometimes my ADHD medication has worn off and I'm not comfortable letting people see what that's like (in other games there are people who think I'm drunk because of my ADHD -- I've never touched alcohol. For my part I always give people the benefit of the doubt and assume ADHD because it's not so uncommon, and because of that experience).
I never said I play "guess who I am" games, only that I don't have a problem when someone actually does figure it out. It's part of the fun.
I know you're not talking about me in specific, but you are talking about me in general.
For the record I never said I play "guess who I am games" -- only that it's not a problem for me if someone does figure it out. I don't purposefully give people hints or anything like that. Sometimes if I'm feeling really playful I might make several pilots and keep joining one game to see if anyone realizes it's the same person -- but that's so rare I've only done it once since I started playing.
Lothar wrote:There are a number of people who, if they enter a game using a known alias, risk having other people harass them (due to past disagreement or whatever), or having other people incessantly bother them with questions, or having other people leave because they heard so-and-so is a hax or so-and-so is way too good. Going by an unknown name is a way to simply play the game without having to worry about extracurricular annoyances.
I get this even when I use an alias.
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Post by Alter-Fox » Wed Feb 09, 2011 8:19 pm

Alter-Fox wrote:
Foil wrote: If you're serious about playing...
Where's the fun in being serious? Seriously. My real life is too serious. I use games as time to not be serious.
Foil wrote: I should probably clarify:

I'm not talking about people who are flying an alias, but will tell you who they are.

I'm talking about people who don't want to put their identity out there, or want to play inane "guess who I am" games.
With some of my aliases I will tell everyone who I am, sometimes I want to be undercover (maybe I'm making up another personality or character for a book that someone else wants me to keep secret). Sometimes my ADHD medication has worn off and I'm not comfortable letting people see what that's like (in other games there are people who think I'm drunk because of my ADHD -- I've never touched alcohol. For my part I always give people the benefit of the doubt and assume ADHD because it's not so uncommon, and because of that experience).
I never said I play "guess who I am" games, only that I don't have a problem when someone actually does figure it out. It's part of the fun.
I know you're not talking about me in specific, but you are talking about me in general.
For the record I never said I play "guess who I am games" -- only that it's not a problem for me if someone does figure it out. I don't purposefully give people hints or anything like that. Sometimes if I'm feeling really playful I might make several pilots and keep joining one game to see if anyone realizes it's the same person -- but that's so rare I've only done it once since I started playing.
Lothar wrote:There are a number of people who, if they enter a game using a known alias, risk having other people harass them (due to past disagreement or whatever), or having other people incessantly bother them with questions, or having other people leave because they heard so-and-so is a hax or so-and-so is way too good. Going by an unknown name is a way to simply play the game without having to worry about extracurricular annoyances.
I get this even when I use an alias.
And like you pointed out, Lothar, even if it's not an "alias" people still don't know who you are (it's the internet).
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Post by Zero! » Wed Feb 09, 2011 8:37 pm

I could never wrap my head around why anyone would think an alias is lame, even if someone did use an alias to hide their identity, WHO THE HELL CARES. Like knowing who it is is gonna affect the physics of the game or somthin. Alias or not im still gonna try to blow up your ship

Personally i play around with aliases cuz i get bored with my name sometimes and like to think of silly or clever names cuz its fun.
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Post by Lothar » Wed Feb 09, 2011 11:36 pm

Alter-Fox wrote:And like you pointed out, Lothar, even if it's not an "alias" people still don't know who you are (it's the internet).
People who know me on the internet have a pretty good idea of who I am.
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Post by Behemoth » Thu Feb 10, 2011 11:45 am

Truthfully, theres only a handful of players i've played with, that you have to worry about that problem foil :)
But i won't spoil the fun an give you their names :)
Theres also some players who will lose to you over and over and when they finally do win they automatically say 'gg' and leave LOL.
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Post by Neo » Sat Feb 12, 2011 2:22 am

Hey, at least he didn't /ragequit. :)
Zero! wrote:I could never wrap my head around why anyone would think an alias is lame, even if someone did use an alias to hide their identity, WHO THE HELL CARES. Like knowing who it is is gonna affect the physics of the game or somthin. Alias or not im still gonna try to blow up your ship

Personally i play around with aliases cuz i get bored with my name sometimes and like to think of silly or clever names cuz its fun.
Dayum... even Zero can see that you humans take gaming too seriously. -.-

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Post by Behemoth » Sun Feb 13, 2011 10:45 pm

did you put a tm on that because thewhat came up with it?
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Re: Aliaii

Post by Foil » Wed Feb 16, 2011 1:05 am

Okay, I was clearly making too big a deal of this in my previous posts.

I still believe name-games are lame. However, I see that it's even more lame of me to rant about it.

You guys will always find me in the mines as some variation of "Foil" (e.g. "Phoil"). 8)
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Fiend wrote: ShipOnDrugs
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Post by Burlyman » Tue Feb 22, 2011 10:11 pm

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