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Help me understand character naming.

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Help me understand character naming.

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MrSchmo
12.13.2011 , 11:45 AM | #1
Forgive me if this has been discussed before, but I can't locate the info or I wouldn't of asked.

How does character naming work? Is it one name for all 8 characters/class you have, or one for each? Do you have one global name then 8 sub-names for you characters? How to your friends locate you in the game world with different names per character?

Thanks for all replys.

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DemonKingJ
12.13.2011 , 11:48 AM | #2
Quote: Originally Posted by MrSchmo View Post
Forgive me if this has been discussed before, but I can't locate the info or I wouldn't of asked.

How does character naming work? Is it one name for all 8 characters/class you have, or one for each? Do you have one global name then 8 sub-names for you characters? How to your friends locate you in the game world with different names per character?

Thanks for all replys.
You get to name each of your individual characters, but not same name of course. I am unsure about accented characters. TO locate friend, assuming you know them in real life, they just give you the name and you add them via. friend list pane.
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Deslan
12.13.2011 , 11:49 AM | #3
You have one name per character, and you choose this name at character creation. Right now, you have to delete the toon and start over if you want a different name, but soon enough BW will offer character renaming for a small price.

Once you complete chapter 1 in the story on one of your characters, you get to choose a legacy name. That legacy name will be shared by all your characters.

For example:
Toon name: Arachnid
Legacy: Spidey
Toon name: Arachnea
Legacy: Spidey
Toon name: BlackWidow
Legacy: Spidey

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Insert-name-here
12.13.2011 , 11:50 AM | #4
Make one up.
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RetsamWS
12.13.2011 , 11:59 AM | #5
For TOR, you don't have a global common name for your characters like STO and COL. each character has its own first name.

After you unlock the Legacy system at the end of Chapter 1 for your first character, you give your characters a common last name.

So you have Luke and then after the completion of your first character story chapter, you get a last name...Say Skywalker.

Then you make a new Character....Lea. her last name starts off as Skywalker.

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MrSchmo
12.13.2011 , 12:19 PM | #6
Thanks guys.
Makes much more sense now. So not only do I have to pick a legacy name, I have to find 8 different other names? I don think I'm that creative with character naming to come up with 8 unique names.

Now does the legacy name and the othe surname have to be different name from everyone else in the 'universe'?

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HearingGirl
12.13.2011 , 12:28 PM | #7
I am not as creative in the naming department as others are. I tend to use the random name generator. I just keep hitting random name until I can get something that I like or can Pronounce or remember.

There are many random name generators you can use on the web. Baby Name sites are great as well especially if you go to one that has old (like medieval or victorian names) or name sites for other languages are pretty good too.

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MrSchmo
12.13.2011 , 12:35 PM | #8
Quote: Originally Posted by HearingGirl View Post
I am not as creative in the naming department as others are. I tend to use the random name generator. I just keep hitting random name until I can get something that I like or can Pronounce or remember.

There are many random name generators you can use on the web. Baby Name sites are great as well especially if you go to one that has old (like medieval or victorian names) or name sites for other languages are pretty good too.
That's a good idea. Thanks. Glad to see I'm not the only one thhats uncreative the naming deptment.

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Asei
12.13.2011 , 12:53 PM | #9
Does anybody know what the minimum character length will be for Legacy names? I really like to plan chracter names, and want to have a 4 character Legacy name.

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Deslan
12.13.2011 , 12:55 PM | #10
Quote: Originally Posted by Asei View Post
Does anybody know what the minimum character length will be for Legacy names? I really like to plan chracter names, and want to have a 4 character Legacy name.
In the beta, I had characters with 3 letters in the name. Didn't try shorter. Could have changed for launch.