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Can I change my character's name?

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Can I change my character's name?

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Festisio
12.26.2011 , 10:06 AM | #11
They'll eventually copy Blizzard and add this feature, along with server transfers as paid for options.

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rickyrockfish
12.29.2011 , 10:20 AM | #12
Quote: Originally Posted by Festisio View Post
They'll eventually copy Blizzard and add this feature, along with server transfers as paid for options.
Actually EverQuest pioneered server transfers and Name changes.

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Neefom
12.29.2011 , 12:10 PM | #13
not that it helps anyone needing a name change, but someone above said the naming feature would not allow -. It will allow dashes, but it will make every capital letter except the first letter lower cased.

So for anyone trying to figure out how to name their toon and how it will appear in game:

I named my toon Lirah-Ahn.

It allowed the dash, but in game, her name appears: Lirah-ahn.
Invariably, the Master committed a fatal mistake:
he taught his young Apprentice all that he knew.

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NubianJones
12.29.2011 , 04:11 PM | #14
It's very weird how subjective it is.

I, too, wanted a first and last name. I tried using a space, but it wouldn't let me. Invalid character, it said. Then an underscore. No dice. Then I capitalized, but as others said, it just went to one long run on name.

I thought that's just the way the game's built.

But when I got in world, I saw toons with spaces in their names, hyphens... What's the deal?

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crazyplaya
12.29.2011 , 04:17 PM | #15
Quote: Originally Posted by NubianJones View Post
It's very weird how subjective it is.

I, too, wanted a first and last name. I tried using a space, but it wouldn't let me. Invalid character, it said. Then an underscore. No dice. Then I capitalized, but as others said, it just went to one long run on name.

I thought that's just the way the game's built.

But when I got in world, I saw toons with spaces in their names, hyphens... What's the deal?
This is titles that u can add to ur name like jedi <player name>
Fists of Light
Server: The Red Eclipse
Leader: Attan Moonfire
Homepage: Fists of Light

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NubianJones
12.29.2011 , 04:40 PM | #16
Quote: Originally Posted by crazyplaya View Post
This is titles that u can add to ur name like jedi <player name>
I remember seeing someone yesterday as Chuk-Norris, when it told me a hyphen was an invalid character.

I'll write some other names, but I do know titles do that.

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crazyplaya
12.29.2011 , 04:48 PM | #17
Quote: Originally Posted by NubianJones View Post
I remember seeing someone yesterday as Chuk-Norris, when it told me a hyphen was an invalid character.

I'll write some other names, but I do know titles do that.
That would be legacy name... Explained here:
http://http://www.oldrepublic.net/22...explained.html
Fists of Light
Server: The Red Eclipse
Leader: Attan Moonfire
Homepage: Fists of Light

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AronThorn
12.30.2011 , 10:20 AM | #18
I didnt know about the legacy till after I made my char so now I am Aronthorn instead I should have just gone with Aron then picked Thorn or something else for my legacy name. Has anyone tried to petition and see if a GM can change it for someone in my case?

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x-SithLord-x
01.10.2012 , 04:05 AM | #19
can you change your characters features face nose hair?

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GamerInDallas
01.10.2012 , 04:45 AM | #20
If you catch it early enough you can delete your character and start over. I usually walk a character around the game for a bit before and see how much I like them in the actual game. If I don't like the charcter I'll delete it and start over.