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loctavius
01.14.2012 , 04:12 PM | #1
This is an open letter from a group of members on the Keller's Void server to the members of that community, the SW:TOR devs, and Bioware in general.

Although Keller's Void is not an RP server, we are noticing a trend of people appropriating names from Star Wars canon for their personal use. Examples include one player who has selected "Solo" as his/her legacy name, another player named "Starkiller", a guild that calls itself "The Jedi Order", and people who are putting "Darth" in their name. (They don't have the title "Darth", they are naming their characters "DarthName" at creation.) These are just a few of the more egregious examples.

We believe that players should basically have a right to name their characters and guilds as they wish. However, we also believe that Star Wars canon should be protected and supported, and should not be open to use or abuse by players or guilds under any circumstances for many reasons.

We call upon the devs, CSR's and Bioware in general to help stamp out this practice by enforcing name changes on players and guilds who steal from canon. We call upon our fellow players to use their imagination and try to come up with your own names. Taking from canon ruins immersion. Although we are not a RP server, most of us from time to time enjoy throwing ourselves into the storyline.

If you agree with us, please sign on below and let's send a message asking for Bioware to help correct this and block future attempts by players and guilds to use canon names.

Thank you.
CE pre-order obtained, and my brother-in-law is jealous.

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Kelticfury
01.14.2012 , 04:14 PM | #2
its a good thing that overzealous name police don't have any actual power to inflict their idea of what a good name is on the populace.

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loctavius
01.14.2012 , 04:16 PM | #3
Not being over-anything. Stealing from canon should not be allowed. Period.
CE pre-order obtained, and my brother-in-law is jealous.

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Kelticfury
01.14.2012 , 04:28 PM | #4
Quote: Originally Posted by loctavius View Post
Not being over-anything. Stealing from canon should not be allowed. Period.
Why don't you save them some work, and go through the names of every character in every star wars book ever written and provide them a nice handy list.

I bet that wouldn't take you a couple of years or anything.

Relax, your standards of what is and what is not acceptible is your opinion and thats all. You have no right to decide what is or isn't right for someone else. Those dorks who name themselves darthname or mastername are just going to go through their chars life looking like a fool, and to me that is punishment enough.

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Jaigh
01.14.2012 , 04:31 PM | #5
anyone else tempted to just run rampant with canon based names even make them cross faction? darthyoda? luke fett? grandmoffcalrissian?

it might be a tad unorigional to call your toon obi'won or hans'solo etc but i dont think an intervention of that magnitude or any magnitude is required.

don't worry, be happy and remember every time you moan about a toons name there's kids dying in africa who cant even play kinda puts things in persepective i'd say
We can easily forgive a child who is afraid of the dark; the real tragedy of life is when men are afraid of the light.

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Jurisnoctis
01.14.2012 , 04:39 PM | #6
I had someone named "Mrlukesywalk", unsure if it ended with the -er or not, maybe it did.

I just chain killed him as he was separate faction.

If he was same faction I'd PST him trivia on his character and show him how little he knows and make him cry.

To each their own. Deal with the names or do something about it, your call.

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ghostin
01.14.2012 , 05:18 PM | #7
Its hard spot for BW to be in especially with so many issue still prevalent. I'm sure policy states that this is unacceptable, but I'm guessing atm enforcement is not really possible. I agree with the OP that these names are kind of lame to see around the galaxy, but in the same token I'm really don't sweat it and let it go. Now if one of my guildmates or friends came up with something like this, then I would say something (and I know my gmates would say the same to me if I went that route)

OP best just to leave it alone. Its out of your Circle of Influence, unless you can truly do something (other than reporting), if you can't do anything then I'd suggest you move it out of your Circle of Concern.
"Education is our passport to the future, for tomorrow belongs to the people who prepare for it today." - Malcolm X

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HGHLNDR
01.14.2012 , 05:57 PM | #8
Quote: Originally Posted by loctavius View Post
We believe that players should basically have a right to name their characters and guilds as they wish. However, we also believe that Star Wars canon should be protected and supported, and should not be open to use or abuse by players or guilds under any circumstances for many reasons.

We call upon the devs, CSR's and Bioware in general to help stamp out this practice by enforcing name changes on players and guilds who steal from canon. We call upon our fellow players to use their imagination and try to come up with your own names. Taking from canon ruins immersion. Although we are not a RP server, most of us from time to time enjoy throwing ourselves into the storyline.

Dumb idea, and you're really anal. People pay $$$ to play the game, they should be able, at least, name themselves to whatever they want, or be as corny as they want.

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megaseven
01.14.2012 , 07:53 PM | #9
with all the bugs still around and pvp being so broke its almost unfixable THIS is what you chose to QQ over?!

/puts on sunglasses

"Deal with it."
"Once more, the Sith will rule the galaxy! And... we shall have peace."

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Darth_Slaine
01.14.2012 , 08:11 PM | #10
Quote: Originally Posted by Jurisnoctis View Post
If he was same faction I'd PST him trivia on his character and show him how little he knows and make him cry.
That would have really shown him.