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What Criteria Should've Been Used to Determine Name Changes

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What Criteria Should've Been Used to Determine Name Changes

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Leematon
09.20.2012 , 03:56 AM | #1
Seeing as Bioware are refusing to spell out in full how they determined which characters got to keep their names and which had to change, I think the time is right to get peoples' views on what criteria should've been used. Below is what I believe is the fairest. Feel free to agree / disagree / come up with alternative ideas as you wish:

In order:
i) The character belonging to the player that has paid the most money into the game to date (include the fact that CE owners will have paid more than SE owners, and assume 6-month subscribers have paid the same as 6 x 1-month subscribers);
ii) The character with the highest level;
iii) The character that is further into the story (thus giving right-minded players priority over ‘power-levellers’);
iv) The character belonging to the player with the greatest number of name changes across ALL his characters;
v) The character that has had to have it's name changed last time around;
vi) The character belonging to the player that purchased the grander edition of the game initially;
vii) First-come, first serve.

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Ephesia
09.20.2012 , 04:00 AM | #2
The Butthurtness level because of the name changes are amusing.

Names have to be unique and server merges were necessary. Deal with it as it is and stop giving names more attention than they are worth. What is important is the smoothness of the gameplay and the MMO feel in the game. Even if you are named a presumably sucky nick like "GolanHills21" it won't matter if you are a good player with decent behavior towards others people will still like you.

Guys, move on already. You can't please everyone and make everything perfect. Developers have chosen correctly to address the more important issue in favor of a less important one such as this.
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Mdgshorty
09.20.2012 , 04:12 AM | #3
I think first come, first serve is the best one.

In regards to the money related ones, its not really fair because not everyone can afford a whole lot.
In regards to leveling, its really not fair either as not everyone can level fast. Remember people have real life and some may only be able to level once a week.
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Rothie
09.20.2012 , 04:20 AM | #4
The criteria should be

1: Creation Date + /played (in other words, if you made the character on prelaunch day one, but only played it since last month, you lose to someone who made theirs 4 months ago, but play it regularly)

2: Subscription length (someone who’s subbed from the beginning having priority over someone who canceled at any point since launch) [number 1 trumping 2]

3: Character was forced to change name in first wave of moves. (doesn’t beat 1 but beats 2)

4: if 1 2 and 3 are equal RNG, low number changes.
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Leematon
09.20.2012 , 04:21 AM | #5
Quote: Originally Posted by Mdgshorty View Post
I think first come, first serve is the best one.

In regards to the money related ones, its not really fair because not everyone can afford a whole lot.
In regards to leveling, its really not fair either as not everyone can level fast. Remember people have real life and some may only be able to level once a week.
Points taken Mdgshorty. I personally also have a life away from the pc and am only advancing my characters slowly. However I placed the money one higher as keeping up your subscriptions demonstrates a greater loyalty to the game, which is also one of the reasons first-come, first serve is not very fair at all, and is at the bottom of the list.

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TMar
09.20.2012 , 04:44 AM | #6
http://www.swtor.com/community/showt...43#edit5170943

Really look at dev track first.


Quote: Originally Posted by JovethGonzalez View Post
When naming conflicts occur due to the consolidation, players are given priority based on a variety of factors such as character play time and if they have already had to rename their characters as part of the first character transfer program back in June. Please do keep in mind that this does not encompass all of the factors taken into consideration, but those are an example of the major ones.
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ImperialSun
09.20.2012 , 04:46 AM | #7
Quote: Originally Posted by Leematon View Post
Seeing as Bioware are refusing to spell out in full how they determined which characters got to keep their names and which had to change, I think the time is right to get peoples' views on what criteria should've been used. Below is what I believe is the fairest. Feel free to agree / disagree / come up with alternative ideas as you wish:

In order:
i) The character belonging to the player that has paid the most money into the game to date (include the fact that CE owners will have paid more than SE owners);
ii) The character with the highest level;
iii) The character on the planet that is further into the game (thus giving right-minded players priority over ‘power-levellers’);
iv) The character that has gone through the greater number of name changes to date;
v) The character belonging to the player that purchased the grander edition of the game initially;
vi) First-come, first serve.
Sounds like you are saying THE fairest way in your opinion would be to base it on who has more money irl...good one.

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Leematon
09.20.2012 , 04:53 AM | #8
Quote: Originally Posted by TMar View Post
http://www.swtor.com/community/showt...43#edit5170943

Really look at dev track first.




You're not telling them anything they don't already know.
Which is the very reason I've started this thread. Bioware have NOT come completely clean and listed ALL the factors.

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TMar
09.20.2012 , 04:56 AM | #9
Quote: Originally Posted by Leematon View Post
Which is the very reason I've started this thread. Bioware have NOT come completely clean and listed ALL the factors.
Which is the very reason they didn't, because they don't. It isn't about "coming clean". Deal with it or move on. Dumb threads aren't doing anything.

EDIT: You started this thread to "decide what the criteria should have been". We can sit here and talk about what I should have had for supper last night and it's not going to change what's coming out my butt today. Move on already.
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turjake
09.20.2012 , 05:14 AM | #10
What all these complaining people are trying to say is:
1. Me, I get to keep my names, or freely change to whichever name I want, taken or not.
2. Rest of players in whatever order, I dont care as long as #1 is true.