This probably will mark me as a bit odd, but I’m going to say it anyway: I call myself a huntard. All the time. And I sorta like being called a huntard.
“But Pike, ‘huntard’ is a bad name! And I thought you were into being good at your class and that kind of thing!”
I am. And I consider myself to be a fairly decent hunter. But see here’s the thing: I don’t view the term “huntard” as an insult like most other WoW-ers do. I consider it to be more of a term of endearment. Like “pally” or “shammy”. (Though I guess some paladins and shamans are offended by those terms– but many do refer to themselves as such.) “Huntard”, to me, should be a word signifying somebody who is geekily obsessive about, and hopefully skilled with, their chosen class: hunter in this case.
Obviously most people do not go along with my own personal definition of the word. As such I have to be careful about when and how I use it. I can’t go into a group and introduce myself as a huntard; that would probably be bad. I sort of hope that someday I can, though. I hope that someday I can say “I’m a huntard” and that will clue people off to just how much I love and try to perfect my class.
Ah well, we can’t have everything. In the meantime my boyfriend calls me huntard and I call him grumpy warlock. It works out!