In multiplayer computer games, there is practically the only way to identify this or that player - nickname, or nickname. Someone approaches the process of choosing a game nickname lightly, while others, on the contrary, spend a lot of time coming up with a virtual nickname.
Why do you need a nickname?
Like many other terms associated with computers and the Internet, the word "nick" comes from the English nickname, which means "nickname, nickname, another name." It was as another name that the word began to be used in Internet communication. Not all people were ready to share their real data, and the virtual name system allowed them to "hide" behind nicknames.
Players in online computer games also use nicknames, and not real names, although in principle no one forbids them to register their real name and surname. However, a safe opportunity to “try on” another name is in itself quite attractive, especially since adolescents who often have problems with self-identification often play computer games. The system of nicknames allows, albeit only in virtuality, to be someone else.
Before you start choosing your nickname, it makes sense to study the rules of the game regarding nicknames. Almost all online games prohibit the use of taboo vocabulary, offensive language, racist slogans and symbols, and so on in nicknames. For violation of these rules, you may face punishment in the form of account blocking or forced renaming. Please note that in a number of games it is permissible to use only English letters in the name, in others there is a limit on the number of characters, in others - on the number of words.
Important points and nuances
After reviewing the list of prohibitions, you can start choosing a nickname. If you have a favorite literary or movie hero whom you would like to be like, then you can easily use his data. Also, a nickname can demonstrate those of your traits, abilities or qualities that you want to emphasize: age, education, profession, hair color, type of character, in general, anything. Some nicknames are invented deliberately funny and ridiculous, while their owners, as a rule, are perceived as self-confident people who are not afraid to laugh at themselves.
Many online games assume a fairly long development, so choosing or inventing a pseudonym for yourself is worth considering the future. Of course, there is always the opportunity to change your name or start the game over, but in this case, all the achievements and reputation that other players associate with your nickname will be lost.
When choosing a nickname, try to make it not only look good, but also be euphonic and easy to say out loud. The fact is that in many online games, voice communication is indispensable, and it is often easier for people to call each other by unique pseudonyms than by real names. If your nickname will consist of a long set of letters, numbers and service symbols, then do not be surprised that other players will come up with a new nickname for you, which is likely to be ironic.