I am a little bit more active in the past 2 weeks than in the months before..and at the Bloggers Invasion and all the stuff afterwards I became aware again of an old problem of mine.
My identity. You know what people say. There are so much douchebags on the internet, because of anonymity, not fearing any consequences for their doing. I don’t think that I fall in that category ;)
There are others who chose a name and stick to it for most of their online activities..that’s more me. I picked the name Karic back in 1997, so I’m quiet used to be called by that name on many occasions. Some folks I met IRL only know be by that name. If I appear to be rude in any way on the webs it’s because I am that way..not because I hide behind that name. Honesty can sometimes be as bad as being a douchebag ;)
But that’s not the thing I wanted this post to be about. The problem is that this blog’s title is Zizlak’s Travel Diary…and I wrote most of the stuff signing it with Zizlak. This is because I wanted to play a shaman in the first place, but chose to play Order, because shortly before release of WAR it became more apparent that there will be more folk playing Destruction than Order. I didn’t want to join the bigger team then..and don’t want to do it now (that’s why my Destro toons on Drakenwald are..frozen).
It felt wrong to write something about Order and Runepriests signing it with the name I chose for my shaman (btw. you can greet him if you see me on Badlands ;) ). That’s the reason why I switched back to Karic.. the name I chose for my main character when I can play a dwarf. Now I’m sort of a split personality as in some comments I still sign as Zizlak (sometimes forced to) and some comments are made as Karic. This feels strange and I’m thinking about trying to switch some of the accounts to Karic and drop Zizlak . Having one identity again..not two.
Do you stick with one name for your (gaming) internet presence or do you switch around and have no fixed names? Is this name for you an identity or just a label?