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Fear of loseing a name


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Leovinus
06.13.2012 , 02:18 PM | #11
Quote: Originally Posted by DarthZaul View Post
You can use any possible alt+number letters so Bastila can be Bąstila or Båstila or Bāstila. They can't all be taken.
Or you can put it on the 2nd a or both.
I have no idea why people continue to suggest this. "Tell B...stila", crap, how do I make that letter? Honestly.

Really, they should have had a 1 week time frame where name priority went to the first character with a name that was created, so long as the character is over level X (maybe 20) and game time was ever paid for or the account has been active within the last month. Something to prevent completely unused character names from taking priority. Oh well. Would be nice.

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TheSeventhJedi
06.13.2012 , 02:19 PM | #12
My server hasn't come up as either origin or destination, but seeing as there are only two east coast PvE destinations, mine probably won't be one of them.

Of course, I went to both of the destination servers we know about, and ALL my names are taken on BOTH destinations. Even though I stayed up all night and preordered the second it became available, headed to the server that BW assigned me, and took off work to be on the first second of early access to reserve my names, they're all gone. I knew I was going to have to change a couple, but all 8 gone? Everyone here is saying there are two options - A - suck it up and deal with it or B - stay on a dead server. I had no idea I would be so bummed about it, but as I can't muster up the desire to log in and have my characters' identities changed, I think I just chose option C - save 15$ a month.
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Glower
06.13.2012 , 02:27 PM | #13
Quote: Originally Posted by DarthZaul View Post
You can use any possible alt+number letters so Bastila can be Bąstila or Båstila or Bāstila. They can't all be taken.
Or you can put it on the 2nd a or both.
I'm afraid, i can not type it without knowing the code... In chat, for example

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RAVM
06.13.2012 , 02:37 PM | #14
Being on the Swiftsure which has a fairly healthy population, I thought I didn't have to worry about my character names, surely it was going to be a destination server.. I was wrong. I don't plan to transfer any time soon, but I need to get home and create some characters on my destination server to reserve my names and I'm stuck here at work for another four hours.

(Hopefully someone has my legacy name because I'd love to change that.)

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Daethlok
06.13.2012 , 02:40 PM | #15
i dont see how going around making name holders on different destination servers will help,

wont it give BioWare a false reading on teh actual real number of people playing on these servers if people start making placeholders?

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RAVM
06.13.2012 , 02:46 PM | #16
Quote: Originally Posted by Daethlok View Post
i dont see how going around making name holders on different destination servers will help,

wont it give BioWare a false reading on teh actual real number of people playing on these servers if people start making placeholders?
Well, Bioware made the problem to begin with so too bad for them. It's looking a lot like they set the cap artificially way too low at launch and now they're starting the process of cleaning up this giant mess.

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Daethlok
06.13.2012 , 02:48 PM | #17
Quote: Originally Posted by RAVM View Post
Well, Bioware made the problem to begin with so too bad for them. It's looking a lot like they set the cap artificially way too low at launch and now they're starting the process of cleaning up this giant mess.
i hear ya,
sadly my server has still not been included so i fear all of my names will be taken

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Kadera
06.13.2012 , 02:50 PM | #18
I was sorry to lose a bunch of names I liked having -- easily half my characters across 2 acc'ts needed changes after the xfer from VL to BC. Also lost one of my two Legacy names.

On the other hand, the alternative was to sit tight on a dying server currently undergoing a massive exodus. Even before the xfers, the PvP queues were pathetic, and finding a flashpoint or Ops group was getting really hard. Over the coming days and weeks, it'll only get worse. Gen chat will be nothing but "where is everybody?"

So, in the end, no real choice... had to move, and my guildies all agreed.
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lemonzest
06.13.2012 , 03:02 PM | #19
Honestly what's the big deal with having a couple repeat names anyway? My name is Matt, and I meet a lot of people named Matt, and I don't flip out when I see them. We do, after all, have different last names. And with Legacy names no two people will be alike. I'm not saying you should be allowed to make a new character with a taken name, but with server transfers it should be allowed.

I understand having to make people change legacy names, but it's really messed up to make people change character names they have become attached to.
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Jakev-
06.13.2012 , 03:02 PM | #20
Fear over the internet.... Priceless...
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