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So about the Name purge....


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Tsillah
10.04.2017 , 06:22 AM | #11
Quote: Originally Posted by Eshvara View Post
Where did it say that? I can't find it.
This blog is about everything that has to do with the server merges that take place on Nov. 8th.

http://www.swtor.com/info/news/news-article/20171002

It doesn't specifically state that the purge will be done on the 8th of November but it does say that the purging is done to support the renaming of our characters when the merge happens. So it seems a reasonable and logical conclusion that this happens at the same time since it's all part of the same process.
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Eshvara
10.04.2017 , 06:38 AM | #12
Quote: Originally Posted by Tsillah View Post
This blog is about everything that has to do with the server merges that take place on Nov. 8th.

http://www.swtor.com/info/news/news-article/20171002

It doesn't specifically state that the purge will be done on the 8th of November but it does say that the purging is done to support the renaming of our characters when the merge happens. So it seems a reasonable and logical conclusion that this happens at the same time since it's all part of the same process.
Ahhh right. I thought the purging could have been done before.
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Tsillah
10.04.2017 , 06:46 AM | #13
Quote: Originally Posted by Eshvara View Post
Ahhh right. I thought the purging could have been done before.
Yeah but if they are they wouldn't tell us. Clearly they are trying to make sure people don't abuse the situation. In the livestream they also wouldn't go into detail on how they decide exactly who has priority on a name.

To me that's the biggest worry because especially my main that I made at the start of the game in 2011 is a name that I really want to keep. I know the name is taken on the other two servers that we'll merge with and I just really hope that I don't lose my name because they happened to've played more hours even when my character is the oldest. I really hope they don't just look at hours played but also how old names are. I mean, I play a lot of alts so I divide my time between them. If it's just about time played I might be screwed with my old names just because I play less on each alt individually.

I was there for the original two server merges and lost all but two of my original names. If I lost those two now, it would be heart-breaking. The rest would be annoying but I'll live. These two though...that'd be really rough.
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Eshvara
10.04.2017 , 07:01 AM | #14
Quote: Originally Posted by Tsillah View Post
Yeah but if they are they wouldn't tell us. Clearly they are trying to make sure people don't abuse the situation. In the livestream they also wouldn't go into detail on how they decide exactly who has priority on a name.

To me that's the biggest worry because especially my main that I made at the start of the game in 2011 is a name that I really want to keep. I know the name is taken on the other two servers that we'll merge with and I just really hope that I don't lose my name because they happened to've played more hours even when my character is the oldest. I really hope they don't just look at hours played but also how old names are. I mean, I play a lot of alts so I divide my time between them. If it's just about time played I might be screwed with my old names just because I play less on each alt individually.

I was there for the original two server merges and lost all but two of my original names. If I lost those two now, it would be heart-breaking. The rest would be annoying but I'll live. These two though...that'd be really rough.
And what are these two special names? I wont tell anyone I promise!
Jokes aside, I really want this certain name and I can only get it if the purge happens before the merge on a certain server.
A level 13 doesn't need that name.
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VirtualMorrigan
10.04.2017 , 07:53 AM | #15
This is certainly going to be ...interesting.

As things are, I'm likely to lose the name of my second; not sure about my main. I'm not going to rename anything. Names I lose are toons I consider lost. If there are none left to play, then that's it. I refuse to bend over backwards and scramble to somehow make up for their decisions.

Same reason I won't reroll another char after the nerfs to the classes. If by their actions they show me that they don't want me to play any more, that's fine. I am not a hamster you can throw on another wheel to run on.

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TUXs
10.04.2017 , 08:00 AM | #16
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That's good. Level 10 is a bit low imo, but it's something.
A bit low? You mean it should be like level 50 or something? See, I don't care about toons that can be recreated in a couple hours...anything below 51 should be purged imo.
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orangenee
10.04.2017 , 08:05 AM | #17
Quote: Originally Posted by TUXs View Post
A bit low? You mean it should be like level 50 or something? See, I don't care about toons that can be recreated in a couple hours...anything below 51 should be purged imo.
50?

No, I think 35 would be better. Most of the crappy planets I hate are after that. With the exception of my PT who was level 54 before completing act 1.
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TUXs
10.04.2017 , 08:13 AM | #18
Quote: Originally Posted by orangenee View Post
50?

No, I think 35 would be better. Most of the crappy planets I hate are after that. With the exception of my PT who was level 54 before completing act 1.
51. The reason being that anyone who hasn't reached 51 by now, likely hasn't played in literally years. Characters who haven't been played in 3-4 years, should not get to sit on their names just because they once played and reached level 11...the existing customers are who this needs to help, not toons from years ago who have moved on in life.
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xordevoreaux
10.04.2017 , 08:28 AM | #19
Level 10 may do the greatest good while doing the least harm. Every curious person who tried SWTOR and then walked away from the game, yet locked up a good name, could be a very high number indeed, and a simple sql statement run by one of their devs could show the % of the character population that fall into the < 11 + 90 day no login category.
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Mubrak
10.04.2017 , 08:32 AM | #20
Quote: Originally Posted by Tsillah View Post
Yeah level 10 is still very low. But it must make a difference or they wouldn't do it I guess.
It frees all those "reserved" character names that were once claimed by players who long since left the game.
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