Callsign Choosing

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Callsign Choosing

Post by Fish Pigeon » Thu Jan 08, 2009 3:47 am

What is a good callsign? I like my callsign, Fish Pigeon, but im wondering if there is a better callsign out there.

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Re: Callsign Choosing

Post by ducatiwannabe » Thu Jan 08, 2009 4:15 am

I picked mine while playing the ducati style servers back in the 1.x versions. Everybody was really good and I was new to ducati. So I became a "wannabe" in attempts to catch them in scores. :-) Perhaps an activity you're involved with? Favorite animals? Heh... secret agent names? :| Dunno, really. Yours isn't bad.

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Re: Callsign Choosing

Post by Tut Tank Ahmon » Thu Jan 08, 2009 9:25 am

I personaly always liked playing on words, so I merged the pharaoh name with my favorite war machine ...

I think that good callsign are the one that can be pronounced and maybe understood by people speaking english. My previous nick , lepoulpe303, is the one i use everywhere except in bzflag because it's rather not pronouncable in english (and I was fed up by play on words like le-poop ... :wink: )

For my part I prefer callsigns with play on words , with a special mention for the nicks that make a special sense during game ( like 'a random shot' that gives the message 'you have been killed by a random shot').
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Re: Callsign Choosing

Post by Zac » Thu Jan 08, 2009 9:37 am

fish pigeon is funny,
getting a better callsign relies on how you want it to sound, funny, serious, rude, etc..
but most bzflag callsings arent serious..
a few suggestions..>>>> Complete Mistake..(you got shot by complete mistake).....An accidental mouse click..(you got shot by an accidental mouse click)... a water tank... you get it by now....

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Re: Callsign Choosing

Post by Knox » Thu Jan 08, 2009 3:57 pm

I think the best nickname is the name which describes your personality best. Know what i mean?
*edit: Just as addition: http://my.bzflag.org/bb/viewtopic.php?f=5&t=12560

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Re: Callsign Choosing

Post by Branton » Fri Jan 09, 2009 1:54 am

Fish Pigeon is pretty good. I think the best is being Unique. I've been using "Branton" for a very long time... Very Very long time... Well lets just say since I got my first 80286... I was a young brat back then, so perhaps that was the inspiration :) Truthfully I don't remember how I came up with it.

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Re: Callsign Choosing

Post by Amoeba » Sun Jan 11, 2009 10:28 pm

Geeze... I think I got mine from a thing in a Mad magazine from the 1970's that I dug up, it had a song about the amoeba, and it went something like:
Amoeba!
There's nothing quite like the Amoeba!
So I was Amoeba!. Then the recent forum update sort of phased out the use of the !. Pity.

But to the point! I like names that end up with a funny meaning in the context of the game, like "A Distraction", "a random object", and "Some Martyr" (Some Martyr was killed by A Bullet, etc.). They're easy to make up, too.

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Re: Callsign Choosing

Post by F687/s » Tue Jan 13, 2009 2:43 am

> Complete Mistake..(you got shot by complete mistake).....An accidental
> mouse click..(you got shot by an accidental mouse click)...


> But to the point! I like names that end up with a funny meaning in the
> context of the game, like "A Distraction", "a random object", and "Some
> Martyr" (Some Martyr was killed by A Bullet, etc.).


Agh, no offense, but I abhor those types of callsigns. They were probably pretty innovative back in 2006, but they are just way overused nowadays.

For a new callsign, I would think witty, but not punny. Just listen to your heart, don't look back, and take the adventure that Aslan sends you. Or you could choose A'iken! Meh.

Your current callsign isn't too bad either...

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Re: Callsign Choosing

Post by Cobra_Fast » Thu Jan 15, 2009 7:21 pm

When I started using the Internet, the first Nickname i chose was "Viper" ... later i found out that this was a pretty popular nickname, so i splitted it up in two words. Cobra_Fast came out :P And Im more satisfied with this nickname, though!

So always take a nick that comes from your soul, you can live with, and it needs to be authentic.
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Re: Callsign Choosing

Post by Landon » Sun Jan 18, 2009 6:21 am

I had entered the "random name" button while creating profiles on a few sites because i couldnt think of a name. landon came up once and something very very similar landen popped up also so i chose to go with landon because of the coincidence.

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Re: Callsign Choosing

Post by yosef » Tue Jan 20, 2009 12:55 am

As a noob I was blarggh (what I said when shot), but went with complete banality by using yosefk when I registered.
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