Naming Surprises and Cheeky Disguises

As I travel through highsec, scanners hot and probe fingers itching for some action, occasionally I’m met with a nice surprise on D-Scan. MTUs, like ships, can be renamed by their owner, but it seems that most people either don’t know this, or simply can’t be bothered to do it (probably the latter). So when I spot a named MTU, it is always rare, and always gets my attention.

In this post I’m going to show you some of the weird and wonderful named MTUs I’ve encountered over the years.

Sisters Combat Scanner Probe

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Some owners of MTUs attempt to disguise them by naming them after other things you’ll often see on D-Scan, in this case the owner named his MTU after the tool that would be used to probe it down. To avoid being tricked by this, always set your D-Scan to be ordered by Type, and have the Type column visible. This disguise was cheekier than a hamster with a face-full of nuts, and makes me smile every time I remember it.


Squidward

The owner of this MTU named it after a popular cartoon character, from a cartoon I never really watched (born too early, sorry guys).


0w0 what's this

I think this is the only time I’ve seen an emote used in the name of an MTU. This screencap is accentuated by the named Dominix above the MTU, who ironically GTFO when I dropped my probes on him.


Borderhopping

Some pilots use their MTUs for casual racism aside the typical PvE activities.


little beefy

I felt a little bad about popping “little beefy”, but cute name or not, this thing had to go.


#hashtag

This mess of an MTU name looks like a hashtag gone wrong; This is your brain on social media, kids.


Don't You Forget About Me

Whoops! Looks like this isn’t the first MTU this owner has lost.


suc it

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This rare ‘Magpie’ MTU did all the ‘suc’ it was ever going to do, before I came along.


I also remember one time, my corpmate and fellow MTU hunter, Alexis Thunderkunt, had an experience with a named MTU.

Alexis Thunderkunt > Lol, a Packrat MTU called “Touch/Steal = Suicide Gank”
Pix Severus > is anyone there with it?
Alexis Thunderkunt > Only one other in system, in a Proteus. He has combat probes out
Pix Severus > totally not bait

Bait or not, Alexis managed to kill that MTU regardless:

Kill: Jeremiah 1 (‘Packrat’ Mobile Tractor Unit)


That’s all for now, there are more of these to come in the near future so keep an eye out for that. Speaking of keeping an eye out, if you spot any MTUs with funny names out there, consider taking a screenshot and mailing it to me (Pix Severus). I’ll consider some kind of recompense for doing so, a small amount of ISK perhaps?

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