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Remember that Free Name Change? I do... heh.
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cashogy_reborn
06.24.2013 , 10:03 AM | #11
also interested in when we are going to get the free name change....

not sure what is so hard about mailing a bind on pickup name change item to every subscribed character; similar things have been done with expansion bonus items.
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TheSeventhJedi
06.24.2013 , 10:09 AM | #12
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Yeah, funny, here I was thinking promises were actually supposed to mean something.

Silly me, I guess.
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Eillack
06.24.2013 , 10:27 AM | #13
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Yeah, funny, here I was thinking promises were actually supposed to mean something.

Silly me, I guess.
You're not a CE Owner then I guess....lies and bait and switch are a massive driving force in EAware.
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Koolthulu
06.24.2013 , 10:37 AM | #14
Quote: Originally Posted by cashogy_reborn View Post
also interested in when we are going to get the free name change....

not sure what is so hard about mailing a bind on pickup name change item to every subscribed character; similar things have been done with expansion bonus items.
They aren't doing it for each character though. They are only giving out one rename per account. Which wouldn't be a big deal if you could only have characters on one server. Just send a Bind on Legacy rename to one character and then you could mail it to whichever one you wanted to rename. But what about people with characters across multiple servers?

Personally, I think just giving each sub 1K CC is the best way to go right now.

And why is everyone getting so worked up about it anyway? It's a safe bet that the first 10 names you want are taken. If they had done a name purge on older inactive characters, then it might be something to get excited about.

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Skaol-dirtyd
06.24.2013 , 10:49 AM | #15
Heck I remember when that 1 time free name change was also supposed to include a 1 time free legacy name change and a 1 time free guild name change as well.

Players: You said there would be free legacy and guild name changes also.
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ElitehunterDS
06.24.2013 , 10:51 AM | #16
Quote: Originally Posted by Eillack View Post
You're not a CE Owner then I guess....lies and bait and switch are a massive driving force in EAware.
Hey it could be worse, you could be an deception assassin CE owner, thats what i called getting lied to and ignored.
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Repman
06.24.2013 , 11:37 AM | #17
There is a lot of things I'd love to change about my character, but his name isn't one of them :P

All kidding aside I do remember hearing about the free name change.....
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AlienEyeTX
06.24.2013 , 11:43 AM | #18
Seriously? Do any of you read the Dev Tracker?

They stated a few weeks ago that they are working on a new web-based interface for distribution. Why? Because they're not giving us 1,000cc. They can't send a BoL token because some people have characters on multiple servers.

Oh... and it's not even the end of June, so what are any of you complaining about, anyway?

Personally, I didn't use a name that I don't like. If you don't like your name, why'd you roll with it to begin with?

***EDIT*** Looked it up for y'all.
"Actually, this is sort of how it is going to work! The problem we run into with just sending a rename token is where do we send it? Let's say you have characters on multiple servers, how could we know which server you want the character rename on? If everyone only played on one server, it would be a bit simpler.

What we are going to do in order to solve this problem is launch a character rename page on the website. From there you will be able to select exactly which character you want the rename for on your account. Once you have selected that specific character, we will mail you, in-game, a token to rename them. This will allow us to get around the potential issue I highlighted above.

I agree the solution you proposed is a fairly simple one, but unfortunately it just wouldn't work for a portion of our playerbase."
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Jeweledleah
06.24.2013 , 11:45 AM | #19
they did work out how to do it, though.

there's a big thread, somewhere few pages down with developer pots on it - they said they are going to create a web page where you can select which character on your account you want to change the name on and then the consumable, bop item will be mailed in game to that character.

I can see why they don't want to give out 1000cc to people, because promotion was for name change, not cartel coins that can be used for anything you want.
I'm just wondering, now that they have a solution, why its taking so long to implement it and if there are still issues, then it would be nice if they communicated about it.

edited - darn, typing too slow :P

P.S> I don't know about others, but I have two character with virtually identical name (one letter difference). why? because second character was a reroll. but I decided that I don't want to abandon original character after all, especially with appearance change being available, and now it seems weird to have them both bear the same name. I do like the name, just not on more than one character on the same server. personally.

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cashogy_reborn
06.24.2013 , 11:49 AM | #20
Quote: Originally Posted by Koolthulu View Post
They aren't doing it for each character though. They are only giving out one rename per account. Which wouldn't be a big deal if you could only have characters on one server. Just send a Bind on Legacy rename to one character and then you could mail it to whichever one you wanted to rename. But what about people with characters across multiple servers?

Personally, I think just giving each sub 1K CC is the best way to go right now.

And why is everyone getting so worked up about it anyway? It's a safe bet that the first 10 names you want are taken. If they had done a name purge on older inactive characters, then it might be something to get excited about.
ah, didnt realize it was once per account... that makes slightly more sense.

and people are worked up about it b/c 1000CC is ~10$. we were told we'd be getting one free re-name; i dont want to pay $10 for something that should be free.

maybe we get lucky and its in the patch tomorrow
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