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Post wangmauler
1. In game name (login name should be the same): wangmauler

2. List your alts that you play, or have played regularly from all empires (VS, TR and NC): n/a
Instead of alts, I'll toss up my favorite roles in PS2:
Any land/air gunner role(preferably tail gunners)
Heavy Assault

3. RL First Name: Chris(just call me wang, you won't regret it)

4. RL Age: 28

5. Time zone you play in/Frequency of play: EST/2-4 nights a week, from about 9pm-2am.

6. What or who brought you to DARK? You watched us on the battlefield? You spoke to a member? Let us know here: Sniper. I am also from the 331st Smoke Jaguar Clan. We moved out of PS2 as a unit and back into Mechwarrior Online(previously FROM Mechwarrior Living Legends). I currently play a lot of Tribes ascend, and quite a bit of PS2.

7. Anything you'd like to tell us? Additional comments or questions here: Although I'm 28, I'm in a progressive melodic metal band and am pretty immature when it comes to jokes and fun times, and the size of my Canadian Man Unit. However I get down and serious when it comes to perfection in organized play. I do my best to follow orders and support d00dz on the field. I also invented the phrase "w00t."

Okay not the last part, however, without googling the answer, anyone know what 'w00t' actually means?

Fri Mar 22, 2013 1:43 am
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Post Re: wangmauler
Wikipedia wrote:
The definite origin of the term "w00t" is unknown but has been seen early on in IRC chats.[citation needed] One theory claims that usage of this term dates back to the mid-1990s, when it was probably derived from the alternative spellings of whoomp and whoot.[citation needed] These spellings are variously used in the phrases, "Whoomp, there it is", or "Whoot, there it is" from two songs in 1993 from rap groups Tag Team and 95 South, respectively. Another theory is that people started jokingly mimicking trains in children's books, that went "Woot! Woot!", doing so as a statement of victory, or applauding good news. (Some people today say "Woot! Woot!" while making the hand-gesture of pulling a train's horn cord). Others have theorized the term is an acronym for "We Owned the Other Team".[1] It has also been alleged that "w00t" is a contraction of the phrase "woo, loot!" used in Dark Age of Camelot, "wonderous loot" used in Ultima Online and "Wonderful Loot" in Everquest whenever a player found large quantities of/or rare valuable items in game. W00t is also somewhat like the Scots word "hoots", which is used in a similar manner — an exclamation signifying surprise, disbelief, or kindred reaction. This is also along the line of some peoples use of "W00t?", replacing 'wot?' or 'what?' as a response to a happy surprise. Another supposed origin is as an expression used by a hacker (see security cracking) who has just broken into a computer system, obtaining "root" access: "woot, I have root!"[citation needed]
The word "w00t" itself was first seen in 1994.[citation needed] The expression rose in popularity in the late 1990s and early 2000s (decade). It has not reached general usage or understanding. W00t is pronounced to rhyme with "boot" or "shoot", and can also be written as "woot", "w00+", or "w007". Some persistently argue that "w00t" is the only proper spelling.[who?] The symbolic approximation of Latin letter forms makes w00t a prime example of internet leetspeak. It may also sometimes be seen spelled as "wewt" or "wought".
The word was featured on the list of Merriam-Webster's Words of the Year for 2007.[2] They said, it "reflects a new direction in the American language led by a generation raised on video games and cell phone text-messaging".[3]
Apart from the British digital sales house w00t!media[4] the expression has also made it into an URL-shortener.[5] Garaj Mahal named their 2008 album w00t.[6][7]
In 2011, "woot" was added to the Concise Oxford English Dictionary.[8] The word is officially recognized in the dictionary without zeroes, and is instead spelled with two o's.

Did I win??

Haha, welcome. Glad to have a true innovator with us in DARK. Thanks for posting. See you on the battlefield!

xfire = darkfed

Fri Mar 22, 2013 2:27 am
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Post Re: wangmauler
Welcome wangmauler!

My guess is "wought" is the common spelling of it by people from England.

Fri Mar 22, 2013 4:34 pm

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Post Re: wangmauler
haha. Well IRC is right - back in the quake 1 days I saw people saying woo during matches when their team would win. my buddy and I would always say we scored a "win on the other team." Hence "w00t" shuffled it's way right around the same time a lot of other older phrases started coming out as well. Okay I don't think it was JUST me that 'invented' the phrase, but I over used it so much in multiple games it kinda stayed, however the meaning is lost. I've actually tried to toss the definition back onto wiki a few times, but someone keeps editing it out. :(


Fri Mar 22, 2013 5:11 pm
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Post Re: wangmauler
Jumped in here to say welcome to DARK, left with a history lesson on the origins of "w00t". 10/10.

Haha, welcome to DARK, wang (not regretting it yet).


Fri Mar 22, 2013 5:44 pm
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