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Can we please overhaul the Character Name system

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Can we please overhaul the Character Name system

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Transairion
03.01.2014 , 01:52 AM | #1
I'm getting pretty sick of being forced to use hideous alt codes to get the names I want to use or, to get something unique I have to smash my face on the keyboard to create some abomination of letters.

Heck even just make it so all the alt codes we can use in chat can ACTUALLY be used in character creation, there's some really great alt codes out there that only have minor differences but character creation gives you a great big "DENIED" screen if you try and use it.

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AuraJurai
03.01.2014 , 02:54 AM | #2
STO has a better system to be honest you can pick any name you want since the only name that matters is your account name which you don't see unless your chatting well obviously you can't name your character after known captains but that's a common limitation
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Reno_Tarshil
03.01.2014 , 02:58 AM | #3
Anyone who knows me knows I'll abuse Alt codes to get the name I want.

Heck one look at my siggy says it all.
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ghoul_drool
03.01.2014 , 03:25 AM | #4
I've got over twenty characters and only three names use an apostophe, but even then they're original names. If you want to be called Revan, Johnny, Mary or Sue there's going to be hundreds of other players who already thought of that - so if you don't like alt codes, spend some time thinking up an original name. It's not THAT difficult. So NO, OP, we do not need a name overhaul. There was a major name purge in november, for Revan's sake!

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Halinalle
03.01.2014 , 04:25 AM | #5
Why everyone and their mother wants name Revan? There's a simple reason why you can't use that name: Revan is already in the game.

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Fantazm
03.01.2014 , 04:29 AM | #6
stop choosing unoriginal names and you won't have a problem.

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Transairion
03.01.2014 , 05:04 AM | #7
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I've got over twenty characters and only three names use an apostophe, but even then they're original names. If you want to be called Revan, Johnny, Mary or Sue there's going to be hundreds of other players who already thought of that - so if you don't like alt codes, spend some time thinking up an original name. It's not THAT difficult.
Some of us don't want to be called Darth Tootsie just because it's original.

My actual name is, I think, the only "original" name I've got in that it hasn't got any alt codes. That's all well and fine, but that's also a name I'm been using for years and I'm not good at making up names that I actually like.


There's no reason we can't just have a singular account name then sub-character names below that allows actual overlap. If multiple people can share a name in the real world why does having two people named Jewel cause a doomsday?

Overhaul mail system so it goes to the right places instead and we're golden.



I'm not even a RP'er too, this kind of "1 of each name then locked" system would be hell.

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Halinalle
03.01.2014 , 05:14 AM | #8
Quote: Originally Posted by Transairion View Post
There's no reason we can't just have a singular account name then sub-character names below that allows actual overlap. If multiple people can share a name in the real world why does having two people named Jewel cause a doomsday?.
RP'ing Revan would have major impact to your mental health.

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Transairion
03.01.2014 , 05:43 AM | #9
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RP'ing Revan would have major impact to your mental health.
No more than being called Darth Chucklechops does.

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Saregon
03.01.2014 , 08:21 AM | #10
I wish our Legacy Name wasn't our surname, that'd be the first character name overhaul I'd like to see...the ability to give each character their own surname, which doesn't have to be "unique" either.
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