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Lonewolf
12.13.2011 , 07:51 AM | #1
Just curious about certain names being blocked ingame?

I have tried to create my name ingame on a server (Lonewolf) and I get message stating its an INVALID Name

I have tried other names and if they are taken it states that the name is already taken

Was just curious more than anything, as its not the end of the world
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Lonewolf
12.13.2011 , 07:53 AM | #2
Wow these forums are FAST
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Vigma
12.13.2011 , 04:02 PM | #3
Was wondering the same thing actually. Is there any reason why my name is blocked? I've used it before in the beta, would have liked to use the name my guild knows and not make a new one.
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Archrandir
12.13.2011 , 04:49 PM | #4
The name I have chosen has also been blocked. I have used it in other MMO's before and its never violated any rules on naming in Lotro etc.

Is there a link to the rules for the naming of characters

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Vigma
12.13.2011 , 04:51 PM | #5
Quote: Originally Posted by Archrandir View Post
The name I have chosen has also been blocked. I have used it in other MMO's before and its never violated any rules on naming in Lotro etc.

Is there a link to the rules for the naming of characters
Yeah I have never seen my name blocked before. Never had a problem with it nor seen it in any game I have played.
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Silveressa
12.13.2011 , 04:54 PM | #6
How many peopel with "blocked" names used those names in the Beta?

My guess is the names used in beta are somehow blocked by accident? (Or blocked because they duplicate names used on the forums? (Which kinda almost makes sense to prevent someone from making a toon with the same name as a forum using and impersonating them in game to detrimental effect.)
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Vigma
12.13.2011 , 05:07 PM | #7
Quote: Originally Posted by Silveressa View Post
How many peopel with "blocked" names used those names in the Beta?

My guess is the names used in beta are somehow blocked by accident? (Or blocked because they duplicate names used on the forums? (Which kinda almost makes sense to prevent someone from making a toon with the same name as a forum using and impersonating them in game to detrimental effect.)
I used my name in beta so it could be possible that it is some accident.

I thought about the forum issue but that wouldn't affect various spellings of my name (Veegma, Vig'ma, Vigmah) and I have tried a lot. I've never seen anyone with Vigma or a variation of it in all the games I have played or on this forum.
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Kaliante
12.13.2011 , 05:44 PM | #8
Quote: Originally Posted by Lonewolf View Post
Just curious about certain names being blocked ingame?

I have tried to create my name ingame on a server (Lonewolf) and I get message stating its an INVALID Name

I have tried other names and if they are taken it states that the name is already taken

Was just curious more than anything, as its not the end of the world
Why don't you try reading the FAQ they put out on naming rather than immediately coming to the forum?

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Spreez
12.13.2011 , 06:54 PM | #9
Quote: Originally Posted by Kaliante View Post
Why don't you try reading the FAQ they put out on naming rather than immediately coming to the forum?
Provide a link to the poor boy if you're going to suggest something like that. You took the time to reply.

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Sinesthos
12.13.2011 , 07:13 PM | #10
Or (rather easily) find it yourself. Although the original replier, if he/she had truly wanted to be helpful, would have provided a link.

http://www.swtor.com/legalnotices/roc

Naming Policy

When creating a character or guild name for Star Wars: The Old Republic, it is encouraged that you select a name that reflects the theme of the game. The guidelines listed below outline the types of names that you can NOT use, and apply to both player or character names, as well as guild names.

You may not use any names that violate the General Rules. This includes the use of names that are hateful, defamatory, racist, ethnically offensive, obscene, vulgar, sexually explicit, or any other language that is offensive in nature.

You may not use names that are harassing or defamatory to other players or employees of EA, BioWare or LucasArts, e.g. EASUX, Timsretarded, and Biowaresux.

You may not use names of any EA, BioWare, or LucasArts employee or service related to Star Wars: The Old Republic.

You may not use names of copyrighted or trademarked characters, materials or products, e.g. Coca-Cola or Dr. Pepper.

You may not use names from popular culture or media, e.g. Lady Gaga or George Lucas.

You may not use names that are religiously or historically significant, e.g. Jesus, Winston Churchill.

You may not use proper names of areas within Star Wars for character names. Guild names, however, MAY use the proper names of specific areas to help promote role-playing and realm pride, e.g. Defenders of Tython or Protectors of Hutta.

You may not use proper names of non-player characters within Star Wars: The Old Republic, e.g. Darth Malgus, Satele Shan, Yoda, Darth Vader or Luke Skywalker.

You may not use names containing titles or ranks within them, e.g. General Supertrooper, Captain Tim, Darth Timmy, Knight Wakey.

You may not use names that refer to drugs or that are drug related.

You may not use names that contain an inappropriate phrase, sentence or any fragment of a sentence or Leet speak, e.g. uberhaxer, xxspeederxx, lolface, rofl, Noobwhacker, TimmyF**k, kock, fuk.

You may not use misspellings or alternative spellings of names that violate any of the above rules, e.g. Hamsolo, Yooda, DorthVader.

You may not use gibberish names when creating character, e.g. ajsdu, rifndsw, qweszs.

If you violate any part of the above Naming Policy you will either be assigned a new name, or given the option of changing the name. In addition to this, your account could incur a penalty up to and including account closure.