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So when are we getting that free name change?

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So when are we getting that free name change?
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DarthMaulUK
06.06.2013 , 02:46 PM | #11
Quote: Originally Posted by EricMusco View Post
Well timed, I just got an update on this today and didn't want to have to necro a thread on the topic!

If you look at our landing page for Game Update 2.1 we mentioned that all subscribers will be getting their free name change in June. Around that same time I made a post on the forums that our target was to get that in for Game Update 2.2. Unfortunately it looks like that we are still working through some things to get that in place and it will not be coming with 2.2.

Our current plan is that this will still happen in June, just not with Game Update 2.2.

Thanks everyone.

-eric
Wouldnt it just be easier to send all subscribers a rename token from the cartel market to use?
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dscount
06.06.2013 , 02:52 PM | #12
Quote: Originally Posted by DarthMaulUK View Post
Wouldnt it just be easier to send all subscribers a rename token from the cartel market to use?
No kidding.. This is a pretty simple fix if you ask me. Personally I have the "Those that don't want to wait will buy it instead" mentality.

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Pistols
06.06.2013 , 02:54 PM | #13
Quote: Originally Posted by Twin View Post
And why don't you just grant the ammount of CC it costs to every subscriber?
A very solid idea.

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Kilora
06.06.2013 , 02:56 PM | #14
Quote: Originally Posted by Pistols View Post
A very solid idea.
They want to give out a name change. They don't want people using 1000CCs for anything else.
Obviously I'd prefer the 1000CCs, but no way would they end up doing that.

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AlienEyeTX
06.06.2013 , 02:58 PM | #15
Quote: Originally Posted by DarthMaulUK View Post
Wouldnt it just be easier to send all subscribers a rename token from the cartel market to use?
How, exactly, would that work? What if someone has toons on multiple servers? Where does BW send the token?

And for the CC idea... not good. What's to stop people from spending those CC on something else? The idea of what they're doing is not to provide us with a certain dollar value... it is to provide a nice service that people have been crying about for ages.
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TheBBP
06.06.2013 , 03:02 PM | #16
Quote: Originally Posted by dscount View Post
No kidding.. This is a pretty simple fix if you ask me. Personally I have the "Those that don't want to wait will buy it instead" mentality.

BAIT and SWITCH.. or as Styrak would say "Smoke and Mirrors..."
How is your lack of patience a bait and switch?

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Octom
06.06.2013 , 03:04 PM | #17
Quote: Originally Posted by EricMusco View Post
Unfortunately it looks like that we are still working through some things to get that in place and it will not be coming with 2.2.
Quote: Originally Posted by DarthMaulUK View Post
Wouldnt it just be easier to send all subscribers a rename token from the cartel market to use?
Wow, what a very simple solution to a problem that is SOOOOOOOOOOOO HARRRRRRRRRRRRRRRD.

I know he can't, but I'd love for Eric or any of the community people to finally admit that ANY of the decisions made that screw the players in some way is really all about money. There's no other legitimate explanation as to why we didn't all receive tokens or some other form of free rename the minute 2.1: Cash Money dropped. There's patience, and then there's simply not getting what was promised because of 'miscommunication' time and time again.
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EricMusco
06.06.2013 , 03:10 PM | #18 This is the last staff post in this thread.  
Quote: Originally Posted by DarthMaulUK View Post
Wouldnt it just be easier to send all subscribers a rename token from the cartel market to use?
Actually, this is sort of how it is going to work! The problem we run into with just sending a rename token is where do we send it? Let's say you have characters on multiple servers, how could we know which server you want the character rename on? If everyone only played on one server, it would be a bit simpler.

What we are going to do in order to solve this problem is launch a character rename page on the website. From there you will be able to select exactly which character you want the rename for on your account. Once you have selected that specific character, we will mail you, in-game, a token to rename them. This will allow us to get around the potential issue I highlighted above.

I agree the solution you proposed is a fairly simple one, but unfortunately it just wouldn't work for a portion of our playerbase.
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Jerba
06.06.2013 , 03:14 PM | #19
Quote: Originally Posted by EricMusco View Post
What we are going to do in order to solve this problem is launch a character rename page on the website. From there you will be able to select exactly which character you want the rename for on your account. Once you have selected that specific character, we will mail you, in-game, a token to rename them. This will allow us to get around the potential issue I highlighted above.
What a great idea! That way, people who don't want to rename won't have that annoying flashing icon in the UI like we had with the legacy rename, and we can still make use of it sometime in the future.
It's always good to hear updates, keep it up!

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dscount
06.06.2013 , 03:16 PM | #20
Quote: Originally Posted by EricMusco View Post
Actually, this is sort of how it is going to work! The problem we run into with just sending a rename token is where do we send it? Let's say you have characters on multiple servers, how could we know which server you want the character rename on? If everyone only played on one server, it would be a bit simpler.

What we are going to do in order to solve this problem is launch a character rename page on the website. From there you will be able to select exactly which character you want the rename for on your account. Once you have selected that specific character, we will mail you, in-game, a token to rename them. This will allow us to get around the potential issue I highlighted above.

I agree the solution you proposed is a fairly simple one, but unfortunately it just wouldn't work for a portion of our playerbase.
So.. Give all SUBS 1k CC's instead and spend the time/labor on something else. Some folks don't care about the rename and others would be excited to see this resolved finally.
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