Callsigns

Callsigns are based on merit, pure and simple. Except mine, that was pure vengeance I think.

— Cmdr “PingingUsOff” Ezeri, Lost Souls Expedition Leader

Blue Squadron

Britney

CMDR Ragenugget George wearily informed us of another Lost Souls 2 demise. Unfortunately, the official death recorder only registers CMDR deaths of single figures. A coding oversight – nobody is hapless enough to lose ships numbering into double figures… in a single expedition.

Are they?

Oops. He did it again. “Britney” was born.

sugar daddy

PS4 CMDR markyp4334 was filling in his tax returns one evening and noticed a small oversight: He’d forgotten to terminate the contracts of several unproductive SLF pilots, handing over 400 million credits in return for them sitting in dock all day. From then on known as “Sugar Daddy” for being so unintentionally generous.

Hoover

CMDR Solyce in a T9, CMDR Azzbo27 in a Corvette, and CMDR M-O-T-O-R in an Imperial Cutter wing up for some Borann LTD grinding to make bank for their Fleet Carriers. CMDR Solyce brought a 7A, 5A, and 2× 3A Collector Limpets that effectively gave him a personal army of collector limpets that moved like a nebula. When near, they would vacuum up any amount of LTD fragments in a matter of moments, hence getting dubbed “Hoover” like the vacuums.

FFS

In the words of the man himself:

“When the big exploration update came along, I was so excited to tag my name across the system that I completely forgot to check discord for any messages from command over the fatherhood tag to our home systems. By the time I had realised what I had done I had already completely scanned Hajangai and LHS 197. Suffice to say, top brass was not impressed. After some deliberation the wing command designated me FFS to represent me being the epitome of the Facepalm.”

Moneybags

Here’s another one that’s a departure from the norm;

Cmdr firestorm659 got his callsign by doing something GOOD!

I know, it’s hard to believe…. but after sharing over 200 million credits in completed wing missions his peers felt he should be christened “Moneybags” for this charitable endeavor.

Reckless

Not too many of our callsigns here involve more than one Cmdr directly. But this one does….

Apparently not content with his number of insurance claims garnered thus far, our very own Cmdr “Rebuy” Soantii decided to try out his new airbags by ramming into Cmdr Yseroth while he was quietly minding his own business outside Britnev Hub.

As is well known throughout the galaxy, Britney’s air control has a taste for the Lavian Brandy, and must’ve been seeing double because they smacked YSEROTH with the “Reckless Flying” fine instead of the real perpetrator of this heinous crime!

Of course, Cmdr Soantii took great pleasure in this, and constantly reminds Y-man of the incident with a chuckle….

Opal Snob

Having a taste for only the finer things in life, Cmdr MorrisonSTi was dubbed “Opal Snob” because he is quite picky when it comes to mining yields….. not too many other guys will turn their nose up at Low Temperature Diamonds, but he will only settle for the best!

….until the meta changes and a new “best” is crowned…..

Natasha

Cmdr Tilling1977’s new nickname is more of a “brand”, if you will.

Everyone is probably familiar with the fierce grudge between the two major camps of the console world: Xbox & Playstation.

Unwittingly, Cmdr Tilling1977 let it slip that he was playing both sides(no pun intended) when he posted a screenshot of Subnautica that he had just bought for his Xbox One and keen eyed peers quickly took notice and branded him a traitor with “Natasha”, signifying his work as a double-agent.

Splat

“Let’s see… Wyngate got his C/S the first time he flew with me… he was in a Chieftain showing off his green engine effects, tried to do a corkscrew manoeuvre into Schwann Port and slammed full speed into the side of the station… hence the C/S “Splat”… like a bug on the windshield.” – CMDR “Logistics” Phantom_rw

Rocky

“High Tides was because one night he was slightly inebriated and when he gets that far along he sounds like Stallone in “Rocky”.

“Doc, HighTide and I doing a wing mission that night…he was really into the sauce and he had the last of the cargo to complete the delivery mission…he may or may not have passed out for a few minutes before he finally delivered the cargo” – CMDR “Logistics” Phantom_rw

Goo

Filled with hubris from the rampant obsession by Blue Squadron with callsigns, Ezeri volunteered himself as the callsign Guru. This suggestion was widely-mocked, and ARC NC 327 “Ballz” proposed the shorter “Goo” as punishment.

Backfire

At the start of the Lost Souls expedition, Dillster70 decided he wanted to emulate the lead ship of the mass jump, by firing his beam laser at the target system. Sadly, his laser was turreted, he had the lead ship targeted and he was in Schwann Port’s no-fire zone…

Permit

Shortly after going TFH, Cmdr Lintukori made the pilgrimage to our home system and promptly proceeded to Schwann to take in the sites of his new home. Unfortunately he was unfamiliar with the strict regulations at Schwann that state you must make a request for landing in order to get permitted rights to a pad. He just barely made it out of there without getting shot up in the mailslot.

I mean Schwann is the only station in the entire game that requires this, right?

How was he supposed to know…..? It’s not like they made him ask for permission the previous 6,435 times he went to land at a port, wtf!

Lurker

Surely a student of Cmdr “Stalker” Revyn07, Tooboomafoo fancies himself the quiet lurking type while in Discord….

…wait….is he watching me type this?…..creepy man.

Scoop

Nothing I add could make this one any better, so take it away Cmdr:

Sure, at the time I was one of the two mining experts, pre Q4.

I was mining for some reason or other and came upon a high resource painite rock, which as you know at the time was jackpot.

So I blasted it with everything I had so lots of chunks flying around, lots of collectors flying around and me heading over to discord to brag.

Unfortunately, it turned out I didn’t open my cargo scoop. Result, by the time I checked back, all collectors gone, all painite chunks, gone… Several million worth.

These days that’s peanuts, at the time, not so much. 😅

This one gets my vote for personal favorite, probably because it totally sounds like something I’d do.

Stalker

Some people strive for perfection, some for acceptance, and some looking for fame and fortune…

Then you’ve got Cmdr Revyn07; He strives to be that disgustingly creepy guy in your neighborhood with his camera, peering through your windows while you dress… In his words:

Oh boy.

Ok, so not long after I got back to the bubble my first foray to the core, in my shiny new Krait mk2, I decided to see who was on. I noticed phantom and hightide flying back and forth between a few systems. I sent a wing invite and didn’t receive a response. So I decided to fly out there. I found them, and kept buzzing their cockpits in the Krait. System to system I kept jumping and following them. At one point, in a station, I used the old camera bug to see Phantom’s T10 inside the hanger after he descended into it. I took a picture and shared it with them.

Hence… “Stalker”

I feel dirty now…

E-Rated

Alrighty, can I get a loud n’ hearty “Hell Yea!” from all my brothers and sisters out there who have spent a ton of their time and resources fully engineering their E-Rated FSD Drive? …………anyone?……….c’mon, no one?……

Oh wait, there’s one guy…..Thanks gibby2008{TF} for the backup!

Well played, sir. Well played.

Love Taps

Given for his propensity to gently nudge other CMDR’s in a wing, usually causing damage to both ships.

Favorite comment “I have a special place on my hull for everyone”

Filters

On an expedition to the centre of the galaxy, CMDR Jryde was unable to locate, and thus plot a route to Sagittarius A*. It was subsequently established that CMDR Jryde had excluded “non-sequence stars” from his star type navigation filters.

Wiki

After the question was posed as to why blackholes weren’t more interesting in-game, Cmdr M-O-T-O-R went into a rather lengthy, very detailed explanation of the event horizon and how it is the perceived black hole, etc. etc. One of his peers quickly dubbed thee “Wiki-“, and it just kinda stuck.

Since then it has been noted that he does have a penchant for rather detailed lengthy explanations for things that some perceive as “too much random useless info” (his words, not ours)

Rebuy

Awarded for the many comical ways in which he has destroyed his ship. Total insurance payouts exceed 200m, and Soantii also has a healthy dislike of dwarfs.

Also shared by this legend of “accidental” occurrences is the story of his very first glimpse of his future moniker:

“Earned my callsign when I lost my Imperial Cutter and full set of cargo with a 35 million rebuy by accidentally boosting inside a station trying to dock. Twice. In the space of ten minutes.

And now I’ve got to do a loop of shame back to this waterworld.. :grimacing:“

I hate to be a dink but, two words Cmdr Soantii: Rebind. Buttonmappings.

Logistics

Phantom has an uncanny ability to manage wing source missions. Directing cmdrs to locations based on capacity and setting up for the next wing mission. As a side note, legend says you can hear his abacus and the squeaks of his whiteboard throughout the decks of Schwann Station.

Iceman

Awarded for successfully completing the Drazkul Challenge despite coming under fire from an unfriendly NPC. Kept his cool all the way down, earning him a more favourable callsign in the process…

Red Squadron

Herder

From Lost Souls 2 Expedition, CMDR Reinhardt became the de-facto ringleader for PC Squadron when it came to coordinating mass jumps to the next waypoint, and did a fantastic job. Arranging mass jumps over VC was like herding cats, and was dubbed “Herder” for the remainder of the expedition. It stuck and became official. This is also probably the most accurate description of “organizing” those bloody mass jumps.

Mr. Magoo

CMDR Ed Lave, frustrated at not being able to deploy his Detailed Surface Scanner, moved closer to the planet.

“Too far for DSS deployment.” He moved closer still. “Too far for DSS deployment.”

“Oh this ******* game is ******* ******* ****!” were the words registered to the flight recorder.

It was subsequently ascertained that Ed “Mr. Magoo” had targeted a different planet.

non-bio

At a Lost Souls Expediton 2 weekly waypoint, CMDR DruidicFireball found himself alone. He checked his position at geological site 5. He was at geo 5. Nonplussed, he contacted his fellow CMDRs. He asserted he was at geo 5 on the correct planet. In this assertion he was correct, it was ascertained that he was, indeed, at geo 5 on the correct planet at the correct time on the correct date.

The waypoint was bio 5, on the other side of the planet.

PingingUsOff

And the award for gross over-use of @tagging…._envelope please_

Cmdr Ezeri!

Congrats Cmdr.

Photobombed

Here’s another one straight from the horse’s mouth:

“My moment of glory : was at an engineer’s station getting my exploraconda ready for Lost Souls. As I was leaving the lighting was perfect for a great photo opp. Went into external camera mode and started looking for the perfect angle / shot …. then noticed the station started firing on someone and wondered what the poor cmdr had done …then quickly realized it was firing at me ( I forgot to clear the pad ), exited camera mode and tried to boost away but too late.. rebuy ! The worse thing is, I never got the pic … I also missed the opportunity of getting a pic of my ship blowing up.”

Plugins

Casbalti is a technology genius, and has no problems whatsover in getting voice packs and other useful plugins working with his E:D setup. None whatsoever.

Pipboy

While out mining, Scrubbs couldn’t understand why his ship was overheating, ever after he deployed heatsinks. After sharing this problem with his fellow wing mates, it was quickly pointed out that he had zero pips assigned to “weapons”…

In his defense, he wanted it mentioned that he was quite sedated on painkillers at the time…

Rambo

As part of [REDACTED], Spidey002 went on a one-man murder spree, taking down a commendable number of enemies of The Fatherhood with selfless regard for his own notoriety and reputation.

still alive

Pretty straightforward here: After a long absence, some started to wonder if HoPpo was still alive due to his stretch of inactivity. Their fears were calmed when he made his triumphant return to the “hood”, as he puts it.

Mugged

Did you hear the one about the guy who went all the way out to Hutton Orbital and returned without a mug? Well, doomeddonut has….on 3 separate occasions. To his defense, the first time he visited he had no idea there even was a mug in the gift store. Some time later, a little embarrassed and determined to add this little ceramic momento to his trophy shelf, he made the long trip back out there in his brand new T7….you know, the T7 that requires a LARGE landing pad to dock….needless to say, no mug on that day either. Two strikes down for our intrepid explorer when a mistake at the Mission Board in Hajangai sends him to Hutton on a cargo run loaded with lots of beer, and very little sleep….after arriving in a drunken stupor, happy to get off-loaded and zip back to Schwann as quick as possible for some much needed shuteye, he enters witchspace for a 3rd time without filling that space on the shelf….

“Fourth time’s a charm though”

All-Star

David Arnold’s callsign has two origins. First, he is recognised numerous times in the Hall of Fame, some good and some bad! Secondly, and more relevantly, he is an outstanding contributor to The Fatherhood’s faction simulation activities.

Turtle

Cmdr “Turtle” Archley’s story is so good, we decided to let him tell it himself:

My call sign? Everybody asks about my call sign. The story is a bit embarrassing, to be honest. It all started, when I was exploring some Guardian ruins. Synuefe region, I think. So there I was, exploring the ruins, when my scanner picked up a ship. I naturally drove to check it out. An Anaconda, it was. And much to my surprise, a Fatherhood one. I hailed, but there was no response. Asleep at the helm, I thought, and decided to arrange a bit of a surprise. I’d hop on top of the Anaconda with my SRV. Naturally, it didn’t go as planned. I underestimated the size of the ship and the effect of gravity, and went smack on the side of the ship. I landed, upside down like an up-ended turtle or beetle, beside the ship. Being too close to the ship, I couldn’t use the SRV thrusters. And of course, then Commander Olthuis comes to his senses. If it wasn’t an airless planet, I’d probably have heard his laughter even through the hull.

Meticulous

Cmdr “Meticulous” Uhler Soft has this incurable itch to scan every single body in every system that he visits…including those that are over 300kls away from system arrival. He has traveled over 130kly and visited over 3,100 systems, each and every one fully mapped…

Eclipse

Cmdr “Eclipse” M Clanger produced a stunning set of images when he captured a double-eclipse from his SRV.

Breathless

On an exploration journey, Boostrapped stopped to make some AFMU repairs to his modules…including his life support system. After repairs had concluded, he forgot to reactivate his life support system, leading to a very slow death…

Bob Ross

Cmdr “Bob Ross” Idirian fancied a shiny new paint job for his Cutter. So he bought one. Except he didn’t, he mistakenly bought a Clipper paint job instead. Two paint jobs later, some claim it was a mistake, others claim it was due to his love of all things painting. Thus “Bob Ross” was the suggested and accepted callsign.

Green Squadron

Glitterbomb

Our venerable brother Chaosxx93 blew up his Type-9 loaded to the brim with LTD’s in the mail slot. And heretoforeafter he shall for all time and forever be known as “GlitterBomb”

ECHO

Power Pro Bro … is “ECHO” which stands for “Everyone Can Hear the Onomatopeia”. In party chat this guy can belch so loud it literally echoes. Every. Time.

Captain Comet

Behmski “Captain Comet” got his callsign at a time when he only made it into the game at the weirdest times, so his appearance was a surprising and rare event… like a comet’s.

Phantom

Redneck “Phantom” Fletch earned his callsign for intense testing of ARC NC 327 “Ballz” fleet carrier capacity for receiving Biowaste… revealing himself to be a “Phantom Shitter”

FuzeBox

Trying to give Cmdr “Pipboy” Scrubbs GB a run for his callsign is ta2dealer. Here’s his take on why he may be considered even more electrically challenged….:

“I always overload my pp and have to run certain modules off all the time so my dashboard is almost constantly on fire from overheating.

If I pull out the guns on my Vulture it instantly goes into life support unless everything but guns and engines is off.

Why’s that?”

Why is that? Well, Zeus is certainly not in your corner, for one….

Caesar

No salad more savage than a Caesar salad. Yup, Green Squadron are an imaginative bunch…

Headbutt

Here’s Dread’s twofold explanation of the events that led him to his Billygoat-like nickname:

“Well, There’s a couple different reasons why I have it. So you’ll get both explanations.

The first: While out getting blueprints and parts for guardian modules, I ran out of ammo for my SRV, and proceeded to Kamikaze slam a sentinel. I was out with Behmski at the time.

The Second: While doing cargo runs with a couple of the guys, ARC included, I earned over a mil in fines for mail slot collisions because, and I quote: “I AM the larger vessel!””

I.D.

Not knowing the difference between an apple and an orange netted Cmdr Gatecrasher6666 the tag “I.D.” after he spied a fellow Cmdr’s Anaconda in a photo and preceded to mention to the guy “My, what a nice Python you have!”

Another highly voted option was “Little Red Riding Hood”

Neutron

Before changing his Gamertag, Cmdr_Neutron was known to friends as Cmdr deadmandave…. The story of how he became synonymous with the mighty Neutron Stars we revel at often goes something like this:

“I was doing a Community goal about 2 years or more ago. Shortly after I had joined the Fatherhood. Was hop scotching a Neutron string back and forth with mass amounts of Cargo in my first Annie the TFS Jorgmundr. One fateful hop to LHS 2337 a white dwarf . I dive to position to prep for superscoop. And get interdicted by two npc pirates and all three of us fell in. Shortly after they succumbed and burst. I tried to play it as cool as I could. Managed to get @arc on the horn for rescue. Still holding out as she sank. He arrived and tried to get me out and died too. 45 minutes later after numerous repairs and oxygen refills it was finally over. The TFS Jorgmundr had Sank”

Pee-ber

A little back story: I was originally given the call sign Pibber, just to help differentiate me from another green squad member. Nothing special.

Anyways, I was running passengers out of Hauser’s Reach in Robigo for roughly $20 mil/run in my brand new Beluga, the TFS Discordia. I was nearing the end of a run with full cabins and a full bladder. So because I’m an uncivilized savage, when I dropped back into Hauser’s I set the ship to auto dock and ran to the bathroom to empty my bladder. What I failed to acknowledge was the fact that I had multiple wanted passengers onboard. I returned from doing my business and was greeted by the rebuy screen. My assumption is that I was scanned by some over zealous security officer and was blown to bits while my Beluga mindlessly attempted auto dock. That was a $20 mil (not including rebuy) pee break. I’ve been “Pee-Ber” ever since.

Whiskeyman

In the booze stenched words of the man himself:

Short story is I was going on my first long expedition out of the bubble. I had made 40+ jumps from Haj and scanned most systems on the way there. I had also found an undiscovered system which I was really excited about. It had taken me a long time and I was quite tired and had also had a few whiskeys. I decided I was going to land on a rock and call it a night, so I found a nice one that looked great for a photo. As I was coming in from the glide I saw an awesome crater which would have been perfect for the photo so I nosed it down to get on the edge. Gravity unfortunately took over and in my current intoxicated state I didn’t have the reactions to pull out of the dive and planted into the rock losing all my scanned data and a ton of credits on the re-buy 😂

I did manage to retrace my steps though as I wasn’t going to lose that undiscovered system. I saved it as squadron bookmark “Torortsville” 👍

Plant

This one harking to that most classic of failures, right up there with the bellyflop, the faceplant….

Seems Cmdr Razorsmile has been known to boost his ass straight into planets, asteroids, and anything else unlucky enough to find itself in his path “by mistake”…..

Two words my friend: Reset. Keybindings.

In Da Wae

J1337no has an uncanny ability to always find himself in the way at crucial times when winging up with fellow squadron members.

OK, had to edit this one after getting the lowdown from the man himself. Wanna hear it? Hear it go:

Well it’s actually 2 fold.

1. I have a very aggressive combat style. All my weapons are gimballed and I fly a Vette with all multicannons engineered for maxium dps. I also use my shielding as a weapon and tend to ram a lot. This is has caused me to run into wingmates more often than not because I either can’t see them or they happen to be turning to face the same target and I don’t notice it. I bump them fairly often.

2. Our deputy commander on Xbox had decided to go out mining. He had experienced the bump several times already. I also love to troll the guy so I flew out in my Vette to provide pirate protection. I decided that mining was dangerous and I didn’t want his ship being hit by rock fragments so I positioned myself between him and whatever rock he was trying to mine…purely for safety you understand.

Well, after doing this for about an hour he gave me the callsign.”

Safety first, my friend. Safety First.

Rock Doc

Funny, I just mentioned the mighty bellyflop in the last writeup…..huh, well here it goes:

“Well…a few random times I was seen on planet side landings belly flopping on the ground and blowing up. The signature one was after my 5k ly leg for Palin, and when I was landing at the site I hit the ground at 40m/s and blew up.

So rock doc…I take samples with my cockpit”
Who ever said “The right tool for the job”
pfft. Get Lost! says LordEros

Sandman

Cmdr PhilTheViking’s story is one we all know all too well….

His wing mates noticed he had a nasty habit of falling asleep at the helm and winding up thousands of light years from where he was.

“Sandman” just kind of felt appropriate.

Ballz

Short for “Peepants McBoogerballz”. Awarded as a punishment by Chief of Staff Jebediah for being a dick.

Seems to be some confusion amongst us editors here….

This used to read:
“Jeb is power mad and will abuse his authority if and when advantageous” as written by an unknown contributor….