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Be mindful of everything you do.

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AidanLightwalker
07.29.2012 , 04:42 PM | #1
Unlike other mmos, swtor uses Legacy to give your character a legacy name. This IS ACCOUNT wide for all toons on that server once you get it. People look at legacy names. Do a run with a guy named Han Solo and it goes great. Then one day you see a Leia Solo looking for a group, you know it's the same player. Since the legacy name is the same, you know its just an alt (alternate) character.

This works in reverse thou too. Some guy name josh starkiller is being a jerk to you one day and then you come acrosse a brain starkiller, you already know what this guy is all about.

Be mindful of how you present your self in swtor, there is no hidding here.
Even the smallest of light sources can light up the darkness.
Nyren - Combat Sentinel Ewenn - Shield Vanguard
Kyrenn - Scoundrel SawbonesSyrenn - Telekinetics Sage

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Tiberians
07.29.2012 , 04:54 PM | #2
what ya say is true....but ya can also "hide" ya Legacy name

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Oscibi
07.29.2012 , 04:59 PM | #3
Quote: Originally Posted by AidanLightwalker View Post
Unlike other mmos, swtor uses Legacy to give your character a legacy name. This IS ACCOUNT wide for all toons on that server once you get it. People look at legacy names. Do a run with a guy named Han Solo and it goes great. Then one day you see a Leia Solo looking for a group, you know it's the same player. Since the legacy name is the same, you know its just an alt (alternate) character.

This works in reverse thou too. Some guy name josh starkiller is being a jerk to you one day and then you come acrosse a brain starkiller, you already know what this guy is all about.

Be mindful of how you present your self in swtor, there is no hidding here.
fu.........
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AidanLightwalker
07.29.2012 , 06:41 PM | #4
Quote: Originally Posted by Tiberians View Post
what ya say is true....but ya can also "hide" ya Legacy name
In our guild runs, if we pug a spot or two, showing your legacy name is required. We want to know who we are bringing. I personally don't group with anyone hiding their legacy name. Whatcha hiding for??
Even the smallest of light sources can light up the darkness.
Nyren - Combat Sentinel Ewenn - Shield Vanguard
Kyrenn - Scoundrel SawbonesSyrenn - Telekinetics Sage

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testpatter
07.29.2012 , 10:35 PM | #5
Quote: Originally Posted by AidanLightwalker View Post
In our guild runs, if we pug a spot or two, showing your legacy name is required. We want to know who we are bringing. I personally don't group with anyone hiding their legacy name. Whatcha hiding for??
I hide my legacy and the rest of my nameplates so I can see and click on mobs easier. Just a personal preference.
No matter how thin you slice it, its still bologna

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DotFreelance
07.29.2012 , 11:23 PM | #6
Quote: Originally Posted by testpatter View Post
I hide my legacy and the rest of my nameplates so I can see and click on mobs easier. Just a personal preference.
Hiding your nameplate is sufficient, as it only hides it from you. Hiding your legacy hides it from everyone. That's very different.

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Helig
07.30.2012 , 01:12 AM | #7
Quote: Originally Posted by AidanLightwalker View Post
In our guild runs, if we pug a spot or two, showing your legacy name is required. We want to know who we are bringing. I personally don't group with anyone hiding their legacy name. Whatcha hiding for??
That's the silliest (well, one of the silliest) thing I've ever heard. I display Legacy on some characters, hide it on others. Just because I feel like it.
"I'm not *giving* him cake, I'm *assaulting* him with cake!" - Pinkamena Diane Pie

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testpatter
07.30.2012 , 01:21 AM | #8
Quote: Originally Posted by DotFreelance View Post
Hiding your nameplate is sufficient, as it only hides it from you. Hiding your legacy hides it from everyone. That's very different.
Spoiler
No matter how thin you slice it, its still bologna

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MrWrongGuy
07.30.2012 , 01:26 AM | #9
OP - no matter how snobby you want to be or how real you want this video game to be, Legacy name has nothing to do with the reasons you created this post because anyone trying to hide would have hid their Legacy name in the first place, thus you would have never known who the original douchebag was. Now you are playing with their alts on your PUGs, because you have no clue they are the same account.

In general good advice, but it's a video game - it's not serious business so take a valium.

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DotFreelance
07.30.2012 , 02:01 AM | #10
Quote: Originally Posted by testpatter View Post
If it was requested, I would not be opposed to showing my legacy but I was just merely pointing out that there a different reasons for people to hide legacy *shrug*
Yes, there are, and the poster we're referring to has shown his reason for requesting it be shown. There's no real reason to hide it unless you don't want people to know who you are, across the server. That's what I was getting at.