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Legacy Names no longer unique

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Legacy Names no longer unique
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mrpayday's Avatar

09.05.2012 , 08:35 AM | #1
"Legacy names are no longer unique. New Legacies that are created are now able to use a name that is already in use on the server. All players will be able to rename their Legacies once, at no cost, in a future update."

That should make someone happy.

The new character select screen seems to suggest more slots coming too.

Tordos's Avatar

09.05.2012 , 08:40 AM | #2
I'm not sure I understand the purpose of this. Why are legacy names no longer unique? What was the motivation behind this move? Could it have something to do with the forced transfers?

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09.05.2012 , 08:45 AM | #3
Out of all the issue with this game they focus on adding a new detail to adding characters and messing with the legacy system. Woot BW for the win
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Jarlgon's Avatar

09.05.2012 , 08:45 AM | #4
its a good idea and I believe it was because of forced transfers

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09.05.2012 , 08:47 AM | #5
If that were the case then the logical step would've been to make first names non-unique and tied to a unique legacy name. First names are by far a greater point of contention than Legacy names ever were.
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09.05.2012 , 08:48 AM | #6
This makes zero sense to me.

Transfers are already done (or at least close enough to it). If anyone has a legacy name conflict, it's already been resolved one way or another.

By having a unique legacy name, people can recognize my toons. I even thought that, some day, we might be able to friend/message legacies... so if I whisper a certain legacy, whatever toon is logged on from that legacy would see it. From a social point of view, that would make a TON of sense.

I really wish BIoware would come in here and explain the logic behind this move.
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iamthehoyden's Avatar

09.05.2012 , 08:50 AM | #7
Wow, that sucks. Better hope the other people with your name aren't a**holes.
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09.05.2012 , 08:51 AM | #8
this is a terrible idea IMO. isn't the purpose of the legacy patch and the legacy name to make your own personal story about your characters? now every other noob on my server is gonna have the same name as me. awesome. thanks bioware...

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09.05.2012 , 08:51 AM | #9
Can't believe anyone would seriously be annoyed at this.

So you're slightly less of a snowflake. That must really hurt.
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09.05.2012 , 08:51 AM | #10
I'm not a fan of this at all, i would be much more upset if someone took my legacy name than my first name. Names are names, you get it first or you pick something else, that is the way of the world.