When MechWarrior Tactics was announced back in February we encouraged fans and the casually curious to ‘Register Your Commander Name Now’, and many did, a great many! Cut to an overwhelming response of reservations later and we see interesting trends appearing, it is basically a data-miner’s dream come true. We sampled 1,500 of the most common names to determine the most used word in pilot names, check out the results below.
- Wolf - 20.5%
- Cat - 10.9%
- Ace - 10.2%
- Lord - 9.8%
- Star - 9.7%
When the board game first published, The Wolf's Dragoons were an elite mercenary unit with a mysterious beginning, which ultimately were used in almost every major storyline throughout BattleTech's history, cementing them as one of the biggest fan favorite mercenary units. When the Clan Invasion occurred, it was revealed that the Wolf's Dragoons were an "advanced recon" sent by Clan Wolf to gather information on the Succession Wars...so it not only gave fans a reason to like Clan Wolf the best, but ultimately Clan Wolf became one of the favorite of all the Clans.
Those two elements are the reason Wolf is used so often (and, of course, wolves are just cool).
We asked our Infinite Game Publishing staff what their common usernames were and why they were selected:
FluffyBunny: Because they are cute, and anybody getting killed by a bunny is a big looser. Also I’m fluffy after the shower.
RiderFan: Because I love the RoughRiders
Slayermom: I created this name a long time ago as I love slaying people in games J and that I am a mommy. The idea also originated by watching Buffy the vampire slayer.
Vox Potentia: Latin for Voice of Power. I was riffing off of Vox Populi (Voice of the People). And the image of 18m death machine performing a roaring charge amuses me
AcidBadger: Because Badger was taken, and I'm a huge acid music fan… and the AcidBadger in my mind is more hardcore than the most hardcore of all badgers, the HoneyBadger (also taken)
Zerotheblackmage: because it’s the online handle that I’ve used since I was 16.
So what's in a name? Tell us why your Pilot name is what it is, and the deep dark secret behind it!