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MarcusBnaud
01.16.2012 , 02:59 PM | #1
Surname?

I am about to freak out, so I am turning here to get the lowdown on this. I named my characters with a combination first/last name to insure unique names. At level 32 the game tells me that I can choose a surname?! Which of course throws my entire naming scheme into the toilet, if this indeed appends a surname to the back of my name?

Anyone have some insight on this. I know it is a minor thing, but it really does bother me.

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Zorpen
01.16.2012 , 03:01 PM | #2
You can always hide your legacy surname in preferences.
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Aieny
01.16.2012 , 03:01 PM | #3
It is Legacy name, which can be displayed as a surname or as a Legacy name (ie under your name).

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Aieny
01.16.2012 , 03:02 PM | #4

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Aedilous
01.16.2012 , 03:30 PM | #5
Quote: Originally Posted by MarcusBnaud View Post
Surname?

I am about to freak out, so I am turning here to get the lowdown on this. I named my characters with a combination first/last name to insure unique names. At level 32 the game tells me that I can choose a surname?! Which of course throws my entire naming scheme into the toilet, if this indeed appends a surname to the back of my name?

Anyone have some insight on this. I know it is a minor thing, but it really does bother me.
The Legacy name is across all accounts, so if you named your characters with specific First/Last combos then the Legacy name will ruin that anyway since all characters will have it. Didn't know for sure it could be turned off myself but I haven't chosen one yet anyway, specifically for that reason.

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MarcusBnaud
01.16.2012 , 03:49 PM | #6
okay, so i need to delete my character to soothe my ocd.... between the bugs trying to finish my class quests, and this, not having a good day. turning it off is an option, but if i had known this was an option at the beginning, I definitely would have started with a different naming convention.

live and learn i suppose. before i pull the trigger is there a way to change the name of my toon?

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Aieny
01.16.2012 , 04:01 PM | #7
Quote: Originally Posted by MarcusBnaud View Post
okay, so i need to delete my character to soothe my ocd.... between the bugs trying to finish my class quests, and this, not having a good day. turning it off is an option, but if i had known this was an option at the beginning, I definitely would have started with a different naming convention.

live and learn i suppose. before i pull the trigger is there a way to change the name of my toon?
Only if it violates the Rules of Conduct
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D. 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.
  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. You may not use names of any EA, BioWare, or LucasArts employee or service related to Star Wars: The Old Republic.
  4. You may not use names of copyrighted or trademarked characters, materials or products, e.g. Coca-Cola or Dr. Pepper.
  5. You may not use names from popular culture or media, e.g. Lady Gaga or George Lucas.
  6. You may not use names that are religiously or historically significant, e.g. Jesus, Winston Churchill.
  7. 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.
  8. 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.
  9. You may not use names containing titles or ranks within them, e.g. General Supertrooper, Captain Tim, Darth Timmy, Knight Wakey.
  10. You may not use names that refer to drugs or that are drug related.
  11. 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.
  12. You may not use misspellings or alternative spellings of names that violate any of the above rules, e.g. Hamsolo, Yooda, DorthVader.
  13. You may not use gibberish names when creating character, e.g. ajsdu, rifndsw, qweszs.
  14. 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.

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paul_preib
01.16.2012 , 04:18 PM | #8
Don't forget a legacy doesn't have to be a surname, it can also be displayed as a title instead,. thus still working within the context of a character who has a surname built into their original (first) name.

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Aieny
01.16.2012 , 04:19 PM | #9
Quote: Originally Posted by paul_preib View Post
Don't forget a legacy doesn't have to be a surname, it can also be displayed as a title instead,. thus still working within the context of a character who has a surname built into their original (first) name.
How can my Legacy name be displayed?
Rather than try to describe how the Legacy name appears, I will give several examples of Legacy appearance. So, let's assume that I use two different titles, "Darth" and "the Forcewalker", and my legacy name is "Legasaria". So, here's breakdown of how my name could appear:

I could choose to show it as a last name. This is the default when the Legacy is first unlocked.
Darth Aieny Legesaria


Aieny Legesaria the Forcewalker



However, I could choose to display it as a Legacy Title, where it appears under my name:

Darth Aieny

The Legesaria Legacy


Aieny the Forcewalker

The Legesaria Legacy



As a third option, you can hide the legacy name so it doesn't appear.

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MarcusBnaud
01.16.2012 , 05:56 PM | #10
The problem Aliency is that I already added the surname into my names to insure that they were unique completely unaware that later on I could get that surname added more gracefully. My main, and all of my alts would have been renamed to reflect this if only I had known....

Titles, I can see being added as the game progresses, but surnames should have been offered at name creation (or a warning provided somehow).

In the big scheme of things it is a minor thing, but I swear this game is killing me as a customer by small irritants like this. The end Bounty Hunter quest bugs also occurred simultaneously so I am probably just irritated in general because of that nonsense.

Anyhow, thanks for the attempt at help, and have a great day!