HawkbitAlpha

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HawkbitAlpha
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Joined May 14th, 2011
Member No. 3452
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AlphaWarhawk or HawkbitAlpha is a user who joined SBM in May 2011. From late October to December 2016, he served as the first elected leader of the gaming community Task Force 51, as well as the mastermind of two of its sub-groups, the titular Alpha Company and Team Awesome.

Initially posting in June 2011, he didn't post much, and was suspended in August due to his long-running rivalry with SBC, though after returning in February 2012, he began to legitimately start posting. Spring 2013 saw Hawkbit's rise on SBM: since May-June 2013, his reputation and post count have sharply risen. In early February 2013, he had 290 posts and a very low 16 likes; by May 27th, 2015, he had 1,068 posts and 1,393 likes.

Since early 2011, he has been a dedicated PC gamer. He is known as the forum's only avid flight simulator pilot, as YSFlight (one of the first things he installed on PC in 2007) is his main specialty. He is also a member of the Flight Simulator X community VATSIM. Outside of flight simulators, he runs a let's play series/group known as Operation: Derpcrime, which attempts to cover a variety of genres.

In October 2016, Hawkbit became the first member of Task Force 51 in its history to become the community's leader/commanding officer through a staff election, with former SBM overseer Mardante11 as his running mate for executive officer. The conclusion of the election coincided with Task Force 51's unanimous decision to sever all formal ties with SBM.

Username meanings

  • As HawkbitAlpha (2013, 2014-) - one of his old squadmates in Battlefield from 2010-2011 was named Hawkbit. As a tribute to him, he named himself HawkbitAlpha on Playstation Network, and later started using this name widely around the internet. (As of 2016, the original Hawkbit has returned to activity, and renamed himself FairchildHawker, partially after his own middle name.)
    • As AlphaWarhawk (2016-) - the aforementioned FairchildHawker, who joined SBM a few months after his return, requested Hawkbit to retire usage of his old username. He agreed to no longer create new accounts under the name HawkbitAlpha, instead reworking it into "AlphaWarhawk", stating "Warhawk" symbolizes his aggressive, hot-blooded tendencies.
  • As ACS (2011, before joining SBM) - This was a reference to a battleship from the 2009 game Jak & Daxter: The Lost Frontier. The full name combined it with another Lost Frontier ship, the Hellcat.
  • As Prince Dark(star) (2011-2013) - Ozzy Osbourne, one of his favorite singers in 2012, was also known as The Prince of Darkness. This is also a tribute name.
  • As Archangel (2013-2014) - As this was less than a month before Christmas 2013, Hawkbit thought of a clever Christianity-related name to use for SBM. This was the result. (It is also worth noting that a high-ranking ace within Task Force 51 also happens to be named Archangel990; however, he was not an influence for this name.)