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MythosHero
09.17.2012 , 10:24 PM | #1
I know, another one of these threads..

But, honestly, names are important to me, and I'm not the kind of person to just throw in an apostrophe (or one of those ill-conceived alt characters that makes contacting the character unnecessarily complicated). I just attempted to reserve names on my destination server. Several of them worked, but one of those that didn't was that of the character I've had since day one (well, technically, negative seven, but who's counting?)

Not saying that I'm more important or anything like that, but I won't be thrilled if I can't get Kalysta's name (or literally any of the alternates I was considering). BioWare's FAQ doesn't really elaborate much on the "number of factors" that will be taken into consideration.

I'm just hoping that this consolidation doesn't turn into an unmanageable clusterfluff of players who are upset about losing their names. Keep calm and carry on, I suppose.
The Mythina Legacy | [HERO] | [Holocron] Jedi Covenant
Kalysta | Kayros | Felyra | Kaysera
Evanesca | Alecta | Daeonika | Vyntas
Kyranna Mythina | One with the Force, 12/15/11 | The World We Wrote.

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Talimar
09.17.2012 , 10:28 PM | #2
I know how you feel. I lost my day -5 name when I had to move to Harbinger

But I got all my names when Dalborra opened, so I play there now thankfully.

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Ailie
09.17.2012 , 10:31 PM | #3
The thing that gets me is that I'm sure someone has just placecarded the name because you never see them running around in game.

Mind you we were having a roaring time with 2 variations of Boonie on Gav in General

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Pepperz
09.18.2012 , 12:25 AM | #4
My question is why the destination server wasn't made an empty server and names were assigned by a level and a "the person who got it first" method. (meaning hey this person made this toon on -6 but they aren't lvl 50 so we're gonna give it to the person who made there toon on -3 who is lvl 50) Had my name sence -6 and I just barely squeeked by keeping it with the first server transfer, now 6 of my 7 names have alrdy been taken.

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_Babydoll_
09.18.2012 , 12:29 AM | #5
Quote: Originally Posted by Pepperz View Post
My question is why the destination server wasn't made an empty server and names were assigned by a level and a "the person who got it first" method. (meaning hey this person made this toon on -6 but they aren't lvl 50 so we're gonna give it to the person who made there toon on -3 who is lvl 50) Had my name sence -6 and I just barely squeeked by keeping it with the first server transfer, now 6 of my 7 names have alrdy been taken.
This wouldn't be fair for people who reserve their names during early access and who are still subscribed. Your server had as much chance to be a destination server than any of current destination servers. As for unsubscribed players who haven't played for months, then I'm sure no has any problems with releasing their character names.

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Larity
09.18.2012 , 12:32 AM | #6
Heres a simple idea.

Make obscure names.

Never taken.

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_Babydoll_
09.18.2012 , 12:33 AM | #7
Quote: Originally Posted by MythosHero View Post
I know, another one of these threads..

But, honestly, names are important to me, and I'm not the kind of person to just throw in an apostrophe (or one of those ill-conceived alt characters that makes contacting the character unnecessarily complicated). I just attempted to reserve names on my destination server. Several of them worked, but one of those that didn't was that of the character I've had since day one (well, technically, negative seven, but who's counting?)

Not saying that I'm more important or anything like that, but I won't be thrilled if I can't get Kalysta's name (or literally any of the alternates I was considering). BioWare's FAQ doesn't really elaborate much on the "number of factors" that will be taken into consideration.

I'm just hoping that this consolidation doesn't turn into an unmanageable clusterfluff of players who are upset about losing their names. Keep calm and carry on, I suppose.
Most players already transferred. There are only two people left on a origin server. People who refused to transfer due the loss of their character names and those that couldn't transfer due to the 8 server limit. The first group will get what's coming to them in few hours.

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_Babydoll_
09.18.2012 , 12:36 AM | #8
Speaking of name conflicts. The naming issue is probably one reason why WOW didn't merge servers and instead opted for that horrible CRZ that is nothing like GW2 cross realm zone.

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Pepperz
09.18.2012 , 12:37 AM | #9
Quote: Originally Posted by _Babydoll_ View Post
This wouldn't be fair for people who reserve their names during early access and who are still subscribed. Your server had as much chance to be a destination server than any of current destination servers. As for unsubscribed players who haven't played for months, then I'm sure no has any problems with releasing their character names.
How exactly is it not fair for people who reserve their names during early access? This is exactly who it is fair to. People who made there toons and actually played the game. And it would be really easy to make long term unsubed people low priority aswell.

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_Babydoll_
09.18.2012 , 12:50 AM | #10
Quote: Originally Posted by Pepperz View Post
How exactly is it not fair for people who reserve their names during early access? This is exactly who it is fair to. People who made there toons and actually played the game. And it would be really easy to make long term unsubed people low priority aswell.
Each server had an equal chance to be a destination server. There is no reason for people who happen to pick a winning server to have to draw again because your server lost. That was the whole point of early access. It didn't guarantee that your server would survive the usual depopulation that happens in mmorpg. It only guarantee that you would get early access to the server and if your server happen to survive, then you get to keep your name if not well too bad.

This happens in every mmorpg even in wow. That's why I say that picking a server that is left standing is purely luck. If your lucky enough to have chosen a server that is left standing you get to keep your names otherwise your force to rename during transfer or reroll. Any mmorpg vet knows this. For BW to go against this unwritten rule, would not go so lightly with most of the mmorpg players. It's always first come and first serve. If your server sinks well too bad.