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[REGL] Pooh 
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What is the etymology of "Fizzer"?
Most Creative Answer Wins Special Prize!!!: 4/26/2014 16:02:04


♈§IRIÜS♈ 
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While investing time on Warlight, he probably spent as much time on League of Legend mainly using Fizz (http://leagueoflegends.wikia.com/wiki/Fizz)
Most Creative Answer Wins Special Prize!!!: 4/26/2014 16:41:01


Mudderducker 
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An outstandingly lively, energetic, or excellent thing. In this case Fizzer has claimed the name by being lively and energetic in creating the game. He's created the excellent thing of Warlight, he is the excellent thing that created him. Fizzer is his name, he deserves it.

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Most Creative Answer Wins Special Prize!!!: 4/26/2014 16:51:52


Ⓖ. Ⓐrun 
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Fizzer: A person who fizzes around, doing a lot where he goes but sometimes missing things as he zips around.
Most Creative Answer Wins Special Prize!!!: 4/26/2014 17:53:17


Taishō 
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The etymology of Fizzer, the creator of WarLight.

Though in the beginning he used his personal name, Randy, over time as WarLight became more popular, he adopted the new persona, Fizzer.

Many confuse Fizzer as a modified version of the verb "to fizz" which means to be a gas of liquid nature that makes a hissing sound, or possesses the quality of bubbliness.

Modern scholars, however, believe the name is in fact an adaptation of fissure, which is a long, narrow breakage made by cracking or splitting, generally from a rock formation. He is then believed to have modified the "ure" of fissure with the "er" of his last name and changing the "ss" to "zz" to pack a greater punch into the overall sound of the name.

WarLight is often considered a groundbreaking game in the Risk-type strategy world and because it breaks away from traditional "pay-to-play" tactics of other game developers, who often seek profitability at the cost of competitive play. It is also one of the few Risk-type games to have developed so deeply, without rejecting the principles of Risk and turning into a "Civilization" style game.

In this sense it can be said that Fizzer was in fact a "fissure" in the foundation of modern online games, particularly of the Risk-type genre, by rejecting conventional profiteering in favor of the players.

As an independent game, WarLight upholds the principle that players with greater financial resources should not receive an advantage over other players. This makes WarLight a game with a reigning meritocracy, where the highest rated and ranked players are from a variety of social and economic backgrounds.

Editors Note:

Though the foundation of the game upholds fair and competitive play, there are loopholes, but Fizzer has continued to live up to his name by periodically providing improvements and updates to the WarLight community to increase the overall quality of the game. He has never wavered in his mission to improve WarLight, even when the fickle mobs mock and turn against him.

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Most Creative Answer Wins Special Prize!!!: 4/26/2014 18:35:16


Moros 
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大正 won this :-(
Most Creative Answer Wins Special Prize!!!: 4/26/2014 18:41:47


Ⓖ. Ⓐrun 
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That's da not tai if I remember correctly ^ missed a dot ;)
Most Creative Answer Wins Special Prize!!!: 4/26/2014 18:54:32


Odin 
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你是中国人?
Most Creative Answer Wins Special Prize!!!: 4/26/2014 19:02:07


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If you place Randy in water, he produces effervescence akin to mentos in diet coke.
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Ⓖ. Ⓐrun 
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Odin, 我是英国人但是我学汉唔。
Most Creative Answer Wins Special Prize!!!: 4/26/2014 22:24:55


Julkorn 
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My answer will not be creative. But funny, I did actually have some thoughts about this matter some time ago. =) And I am only interested in truth, as you know.

I will keep it simple this time. Fear not.

You all know the word benefiz and in my childhood we had a game called "Malefiz". The syllable <fiz> here comes from Latin meaning "doing" or "making". So in one word "Fizzer" is the "Maker" in sense of "Creator".

I hope at least this time no one will claim that honor for evolution again, I dare say.
Most Creative Answer Wins Special Prize!!!: 4/26/2014 22:29:27


Muli 
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Most Creative Answer Wins Special Prize!!!: 4/26/2014 22:33:27


Ⓖ. Ⓐrun 
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But Julkorn, we all know that WarLight is a distant descendent of Risk, forming after millions of years of mutations causing a change in species!
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Julkorn 
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Let's have an argument.
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Darkpie 
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http://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=fizzer

The - usually derogatory, although some fetishes are said to exist - term for a female, or the genitalia thereof, suffering from such a heavy yeast infection that upon ejaculation, the sugar content of semen causes a fizzing effect.

"So how was the party? I heard you and some blonde had chemistry?"
"I'll say. I was so drunk I didn't know she was a fizzer until it was too late."



:P

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Most Creative Answer Wins Special Prize!!!: 4/27/2014 01:34:30


Genghis 
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5 words.
Too much lysergic acid diethylamide.
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♈§IRIÜS♈ 
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lol Haupt.... you're incredibly amazing siriusly xD hahahahahahahahaha

Extra explanation about the word: 大正
Actually Moros is right in that case while Arun is wrong. The word 大正'S pronunciation in Japanese is Taisho. But, Arun is thinking about the chinese way to pronounce it (so he thinks that the character should be 太 (sounds like "Tai" in chinese) but not 大 (sounds like "Da" in chinese) ;) So, sometimes you gotta see if the word is for Japanese to pronounce or Chinese to pronounce. :D


Emperor Taishō, who was a "Japanese" Emperor
(http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Emperor_Taish%C5%8D)

Taishō period, which is a period in the history of Japan dating from July 30, 1912, to December 25, 1926, coinciding with the reign of the Emperor Taishō.
(http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Taish%C5%8D_period)
Most Creative Answer Wins Special Prize!!!: 4/27/2014 05:45:20


professor dead piggy 
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His surname is fitzgerald or somesuch and it got abbreviated to fitz then fizz.
Most Creative Answer Wins Special Prize!!!: 4/27/2014 17:10:25


Mister Master
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i think his surname is ficker, and he changed the middle letters to zz
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[REGL] Pooh 
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@dp & mm

not looking for the truth (You can't handle the truth) but the most creative
Most Creative Answer Wins Special Prize!!!: 4/28/2014 00:45:58


Ⓖ. Ⓐrun 
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@Sirius
Right about me; I'm learning Mandarin and 大(da) means big and 太(tai) means very/extremely I think. I've never learned Japanese though I know that many characters are very similar.
Most Creative Answer Wins Special Prize!!!: 4/28/2014 05:53:41


Daisuke Jigen
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A higher being was bored one day. Strolling through the doldrums of ennui, he (being male, for the sake of argument) glanced around at the emptiness the engulfed his every waking moment. "this could use a little livening up!" he(I will call him 'L') thought aloud.

*FITH!* *ZZAP!* *ERZT!*

Ere the universe was formed. Trillions of miniature galaxies, black holes and who knows what were soon swirling around the being and L was pleased.
"I could get used to this!" announced L, for all micro-organisms to hear.

But there was a problem... Everything was too small! Great entities of such enormous power always like to show off their gifts.
Unwilling to shrink down or be altered in other ways, L thought that he would increase the size of the universe itself...

Even with this larger form of entertainment, that could be easily perceived by L, he was still unhappy with it.
"This is too bloody slow!" he bellowed with annoyance.

And so, with a mighty *SNAP!* of his fingers, L increased the development of all life, for his leisurely amusement.

Alas, this sparked more problems. There was too much going on for one being to look after. There must always be a greater power to keep things in check. Then L was struck with a brain-wave (metaphorically speaking...), forsooth to say that he fancied himself some helpers to run things.

From the primeval slop of possibilities that filled an area of L's consciousness, he plucked a few choice beings. Recall he did not, that they were simply the three that catalysed the construction of the universe in the first place!

On FITH, on ZZAP, on ERZT! Aid me in the running of this system, for I have bigger fish to broil...

As you can imagine, dear readers, they started by creating a new universe (albeit a smaller one, due to the absense of L's great power). L returned from the 10th dimensional privy to see this new, and entirely separate, universe interfering with his own.

Boiling with rage, he grabbed the culprits. "What is the meaning of this?" Demanded L. "I charged you with looking after my universe, not jeopardizing it with another!"
When he calmed a little, L realised that if he wanted anything done right, he would do it himself. Although, a more important lesson he learned was regarding his helpers. He deduced that when in three separate forms, their powers were weakened and almost useless for practical tasks.

In another momentary rush of brilliance, L scooped up the offending aides and merged them into one being of greater potential! He took the first 2 letters from each name to create the title of their amalgamation - FIZZER.

With this new and useful helper at his side, L designated the roles, of which there were 2:
-L would be in charge of the larger universe (which he dubbed 'Real Life' [RL]).
-Fizzer would look after the lesser universe and would be given free reign to alter it to his liking - and the liking of it's occupants (this universe he dubbed 'WarLight' [WL]).

And the rest, my friends... Is history.

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Most Creative Answer Wins Special Prize!!!: 4/28/2014 14:46:18


Muten Rōshi
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Wow. Really good! :D ^

But not true! He was is a coke sprite (see what I did there?). His house was shaken up by a youngster who knew no better. The top was blown off of the bottle and a jet of foam burst out. The cola soaked into a nearby computer's circuits and took over the machine. The distinct fizzing noise got him the name :)
Most Creative Answer Wins Special Prize!!!: 4/28/2014 23:36:28


{rp} GeneralGror
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You should continue this thread with new suggestions. Some nice stuff. :)

Go John! *cheerleading sequence*

Dear Fizzy has a speech impediment. It's so bad that it even translates onto his internet activities. Call it a tic. It makes him replace the letters 'ck' with 'zz'. 'Randy' to 'Ficker' was the intended name change, but his you-know-what wouldn't allow it! Fizzer is fizzy. The end.
Most Creative Answer Wins Special Prize!!!: 4/30/2014 10:24:23


LustyTrucker 10:4
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Fell down the stairs and got a busted kneecap. Can't walk much. Fizz
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