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Katarine
09.18.2012 , 01:05 PM | #1
... since the servers have been back up, one of my main characters has had their name changed ... but after 30 mins NO NAMES ARE AVAILABLE!!!

I can no longer play my 'main' ... unless I change her name to something like noname6645475 ...

... Subscription Cancelled.

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Darth_Victus
09.18.2012 , 01:07 PM | #2
Quote: Originally Posted by Katarine View Post
... since the servers have been back up, one of my main characters has had their name changed ... but after 30 mins NO NAMES ARE AVAILABLE!!!

I can no longer play my 'main' ... unless I change her name to something like noname6645475 ...

... Subscription Cancelled.
Same here.

On the two servers I play on the most I am forced to change the names of my character, despite being on a Destination server.

So yup, and with the founders of BioWare retiring, thats it for me.

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cycao
09.18.2012 , 01:07 PM | #3
Alt code that name up...its annoying and awesome.

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Aizen
09.18.2012 , 01:10 PM | #4
Quote: Originally Posted by Katarine View Post
... since the servers have been back up, one of my main characters has had their name changed ... but after 30 mins NO NAMES ARE AVAILABLE!!!

I can no longer play my 'main' ... unless I change her name to something like noname6645475 ...

... Subscription Cancelled.
I am just about the do that exact same thing. All my alts need to have their names changed. This nonsense is beyond unacceptable. GOOD JOB BIOWARE. Just about had it with ridiculous screw ups. It's bad enough pvp is growing joke..

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Darth-Rammstein
09.18.2012 , 01:11 PM | #5
None of my transferred characters have had to name change but ALL of my already destination server toons have the red exclamation point. Bioware screwed up again, now alot of people such as myself have lost our names due to their error and will probably never get them back because it would be "unfair" to take back the name from the people that merged over. I'm usually not one to be mad over a name change but I had those names reserved on my destination server, this isn't right.
Belgoth's Beacon ----> The Fatman ----> Prophecy of the Five

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lornalove
09.18.2012 , 01:12 PM | #6
I'm having a hard time with one of mine. I've tried every ridiculous spelling I can think of and they're all taken. I mean, I can understand, since this was a real life name, even if it wasn't common.

The other one I can't find a replacement for is a name I made up off the top of my head, so apparently I am no so creative.

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Katarine
09.18.2012 , 01:14 PM | #7
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GalacticKegger
09.18.2012 , 01:15 PM | #8
Quote: Originally Posted by cycao View Post
Alt code that name up...its annoying and awesome.
Bingo! I was actually hoping for "Name Unavailable, Please Choose another" so I could change some of them.
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RazielHex
09.18.2012 , 01:16 PM | #9
Quote: Originally Posted by Katarine View Post
... since the servers have been back up, one of my main characters has had their name changed ... but after 30 mins NO NAMES ARE AVAILABLE!!!

I can no longer play my 'main' ... unless I change her name to something like noname6645475 ...

... Subscription Cancelled.
Maybe you're just being obtuse, or uncreative, or both, but I'm pretty sure there are names available.

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Zilik
09.18.2012 , 01:27 PM | #10
When the first set of merges happened i had to come up with 4 new names, i did so with little trouble. Today i find one of my character needed another name change, it took me 2 tries and i had something i am happy with.

Not all names are taken, names you thought would be cool were taken, come up with something else and move on. If your basing a name on a book, character, etc and its taken be more original, if your names were original and based on nothing but still taken then theirs no reason you cant come up with something else based on nothing.

I have to think the trillion or so possible letter combinations available aren't all taken.