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1.3.7 Patch Change to Legacy Names ... What???

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1.3.7 Patch Change to Legacy Names ... What???

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JohnnyGatt
09.05.2012 , 06:05 PM | #1
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1.3.7 Patch Notes:
Legacy
Legacy names are no longer unique. New Legacies that are created are now able to use a name that is already in use on the server. All players will be able to rename their Legacies once, at no cost, in a future update.

As a player that worked real hard to get the name I wanted, I find this to be a real shock. If anything the change needed to be the other way around, making first names no longer unique, and getting players to use Legacy names from the start. With the focus on Legacy, and players having to play lots of alts, it makes it hard to define yourself in SWTOR.

I play a lot of PvP over my active 4 toons. I'm in PvP every day and no one knows who I am. There is a chance that people notice my Legacy name, as I use it all the time on all my alts, but now with this change ... it's gone.

I recently attempted to join a guild with one of my alts. A player who I had been PvPing against me, with a variety of toons, had no idea who I was and told me I needed to make a "name" for myself in PvP before I would be able to join their guild! That's a fair statement, but I am not playing just one character. With the Legacy system and this change, how are players meant to make a "name" for themselves now? You either don't participate in the Legacy system, and spend no time on other characters, or you never make a name for yourself.

Another issue will be people using Legacy names of popular players, stealing an identity of a good PvP player, for example, or acting like an alt of someone to unload a guild bank. Legacy names up till now have been a unique way to identify your account on a server and I think with this change it will throw the value of Legacy names in the trash. I know I will be turning it off because I don't want some schmuck copying me or people thinking I'm someone I'm not. The Force forbid some tool uses the same name as me and ninjas loot or upsets another player ...

I feel this change is a bad move for SWTOR and makes the Legacy name just another dumb title. What do you think?
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Darth-Rammstein
09.05.2012 , 06:08 PM | #2
Quote: Originally Posted by JohnnyGatt View Post
As a player that worked real hard to get the name I wanted
I didn't realize you had to earn your legacy name...also if you are so afraid of someone stealing your name maybe you could try using one more original? Just a thought.
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JohnnyGatt
09.05.2012 , 06:23 PM | #3
Quote: Originally Posted by Darth-Rammstein View Post
I didn't realize you had to earn your legacy name...also if you are so afraid of someone stealing your name maybe you could try using one more original? Just a thought.
The name I have I have used in Star Wars and other games for over 15 years and if you wanted a name like Sunrider you needed to level fast that's and that took some late nights and long days. And I did not need to be more Original as my name WAS Unique on my server..
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