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06.25.2016: Exactly a month since my last update (somehow), I'm once again bringing in some big changes. The forum structure has been revamped AGAIN, essentially reversing the changes made back in November. The 'Old IGNO' style of posting is officially back, by popular demand!! We will henceforth be emphasizing our signature style of spontaneous in-character discussions instead of the ill-attempted shift towards traditional roleplaying. Head over to the Casual RP forum and jump into the action!! And fear not - the traditional topics are still here, they just got a new home, too!! --SG2
05.25.2016: Am I alive again? Who knows. Regardless of my state of existence, I'm doing some much-needed cleanup over at IGNOpedia. I'd like to regain my IGNO mojo and start attracting newbies now that summer break has begun, for the bored folks out there looking for a new RP hangout... --SG2
12.1.2015: Completely rewrote the Element Guide from scratch. Now much more comprehensive!! --SG2
11.24.2015: Major overhaul in-progress!! Changed the skin, revamped the forum structure, and fixed a few things under the hood. Stay tuned for more revisions to the world, the map, and completely redone backstory of IGNOLand!! --SG2
11.12.2015: I'm back from the dead. Time to take a break from playing Skyrim and make a return to IGNOLand - big things planned!! --SG2
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Posted on Nov 17 2015, 08:57 PM
Edit: apparently jcink doesn't let you create multiple-option polls? Invisionfree used to so I assumed it would work here too ._. less-nonsense version: http://strawpoll.me/6034532
So this is something I've been wondering for a long time but in the spirit of the whole 'IGNO Overhaul' thing I'm wondering if it's finally the right opportunity for it.
Should I change my character's name to 'Esjitu'?
If you don't get it then say 'Esjitu' aloud. It's literally just SG2 written out phonetically. I think the first time I came up with it was when I first played Guild Wars and was too lazy to use a name generator to give my char a good name, but obviously 'SG2' doesn't sound like an actual NAME someone would have. It's very obviously just a screenname, like xX_CAKE_LUVR_69_Xx. Even though I'm not the only IGNOite who has an acronym as a nickname (LG, MTS, xL) I am the only one who has a random number as part of that nickname, and it has never made sense why that would be my name from an in-universe perspective. Unless I was a robot or something, where a 'version number' would make sense, it just comes off as particularly out of place.
So as for the character's name, I feel like 'Esjitu' makes more sense. My name is still 'SG2', and Hell, I wouldn't even mind it if other characters referred to me as 'SG2' as a sort of tongue-in-cheek jab at how 'Esjitu' sounds like 'S G 2'. So if it would be so loosely enforced, why change it at all? Mostly just to say 'my character is actually called Esjitu and this looks reasonably like a name even if her nickname is fucking l33t5p34k'. And because, from this point on - I want to enforce the rule that new members register under their character's actual name. 'Esjitu' would be more consistent with that rule. Honestly I'd like to say the same as far as formatting the names of some others, like 'MrBones' and 'littlegoten', but I also understand what it's like to not want to change the name you've used for so long (which is also why I've put off this idea for so long as it is), and that's their decision to make. But as the admin and literal FACE of this site (our logo is the SG2 head after all...), I feel like at least I should have a 'proper' sort of name.
Regardless of whether people call me Esjitu or treat 'SG2' as a nickname in-character, I still want to be called 'SG2' out-of-character. As far as I'm concerned that's my name as much as 'Alex' is, to where even my IRL friends will sometimes call me 'SG2' in person because that's how they're most used to addressing me. Me, behind the computer, will always be SG2. It's only my character's name that I think should finally make the jump to sounding like an actual name.
I'm like 90% decided on doing it but I thought I'd gauge peoples' thoughts anyways. What do you guys think? It'd be pretty weird calling me 'Esjitu', huh? And what do you guys think about this sort of rule in general, and reformatting the names of some of our existing characters to be more in keeping with the generally-accepted style of roleplaying sites to have the username match the character's name? I dunno, discuss shit.
The dumb poll choices were mostly done as a throwback to the olden days in the spirit of our 'renewal' project. And because I felt like it.
Posted on Nov 18 2015, 10:34 AM
Changing your username would be a good idea. Though I think I would still call you SG2 accidentally due to habit for a while.
I like the idea having SG2 as a nickname in character but I'm afraid that doing things like that, clinging to old jokes will make the site come off as a clique.
Posted on Nov 18 2015, 01:22 PM
I don't really see how SG2 as a nickname for Esjitu (which literally sounds like you're saying the letters 'S' 'G' and the number '2') really counts as an 'old joke' though? It's no different than calling LG or xL by those abbreviations. I don't think 'people have nicknames for each other' = 'the site is a clique'; honestly if we want to combat the clique problem we have much bigger issues that would need to be addressed than my name.
Posted on Nov 27 2015, 10:57 PM
Well the results are in, and it's pretty clear that if pizza's on a bagel you can eat pizza anytime.
More than that, I decided to go for it. I'm henceforth Esjitu, as it should be. Newbies can call me Esjitu, or SG2, or whatever they want. I'll probably still wear the SG2Tiger suit. I dunno, there's stuff that would feel weird to completely change. But I think at least this makes my username on the site look a bit neater, and more like a character name.
I also...decided to change my element from RAINBOW. The backstory no longer exists, and without it, I just come off as pointlessly overpowered...so long, Yag powers. So long.