Naming Conventions: Or Why You Should Always Completely Fill Out Your Guild Application
One of our guildies’ “mains” is Phinkbunny. Now, you might guess that it’s obvious that a gnome rogue with pink hair would be called Phinkbunny, but there’s actually more to it than that.
You see, when we first met him, we knew him as Greendeer. Things happened, and Greendeer moved servers, and then he came back to play with us again – but without Green. When he did that, I insisted that he fill out a guild application. I was a bit of a stickler for them at the time. Now, we’re a tiny guild, and the app is a bit of a formality, but it does weed out the extremely obnoxious. Here’s his application:
How did you learn about Higher Authority?
phinkbunny: “from friends”
Why do you believe you’ll enjoy playing with Higher Authority?
phinkbunny: “because i have in the past “
How many characters do you have?
What are your characters’ names and levels?
phinkbunny: “main is blueox”
What do you like to do most with your play time?
Now, you might notice that he said he had 18-20 toons, but that he named one. One! Well, being the type of person I am, I posted a modification of his application for him; and it said something to the effect of I also have a hunter named redlion; a priest named whitegiraffe; a rogue named pinkbunny, a mage named greendeer, and a warrior named blackemu.
About two days later he had created Phinkbunny, and a host of other toons, all with the color-animal naming convention.
The only thing that confuses me is how he has a Death Knight named Hemlock. Last time I checked, Hem wasn’t a color (my mother was an artist, I know all about ecru, and actually know what color chartreuse is!) and lock is a class, not an animal.
So, in case you were wondering, don’t leave holes in your application. If people in the guild know you, they may just provide extra information.