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Aelther
01.13.2013 , 08:01 AM | #11
Quote: Originally Posted by Saurrantion View Post
So I guess I can't create a new character cause every single name is taken. I mean coming up with off the wall crap. Whats the point in having surnames if we can't get a first name.
Yup, They should have made legacy names unique and regular names non-unique. So you would be addressing everyone by surname. Would have been much better.
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Quote: Originally Posted by Alec_Fortescue View Post
Copy paste some of those and voila Sry for the big column, nasty ctrl c ctrl v.

I am Álec Fortescue and I am happz with it. Especially with in-game font nicely covering the grave accent. Shame my name was stolen by a name squatter and i had to rename after transfers. That guy is not even playing.

Those "be creative" posts are so stupid... Sorry, I want to be able to identify myself with my character, not run around with a ridiculous name.
Personally I hate those names. Impossible to whisper them, with their fancy letters, unless they are in your friend list or they whisper you first or something...

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Socialist
01.13.2013 , 08:26 AM | #12
I name all my characters after Russian literature, 19th century anarchists or 19th century socialists.

It seems there are few people educated in such subjects playing SWTOR, so I usually don't run into problems.


My main is Darth Bakunin, then I have Alieksiei Karamazov, Trotsky, Tolstoy, Kautsky etc...
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Likomg
01.13.2013 , 08:27 AM | #13
Quote: Originally Posted by Aelther View Post
Personally I hate those names. Impossible to whisper them, with their fancy letters, unless they are in your friend list or they whisper you first or something...
No, it's not -- just click their name in chat.

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Kalfear
01.13.2013 , 08:38 AM | #14
Quote: Originally Posted by Saurrantion View Post
So I guess I can't create a new character cause every single name is taken. I mean coming up with off the wall crap. Whats the point in having surnames if we can't get a first name.
Strange, after using my 5 goto names that ive used over last 21 years in MMORPGs, I was able to use random generator until I found one I liked for my Sage.

Then I created another for my Guardian

Have yet to have a name rejected in TOR

Its really not hard to come up with names, just dont base them off already established characters from sci fi and fantasy. Cause more then likely they already been used and abused and twisted into every thinkable modification.

But here Illl make it easier
I want you to think up 3 5 or more letter names
then take the first 4 letters from the first name (make sure you have a vowel in there)
add a '
then take 2 letters from the second name (Make sure you have a vowel in there)
add a '
then take 3 letters from the final name (make sure you have a vowel in there

Add it togather and there you go, a completely original name that passes the smell test of the TOS stating no nonsense names.

In fact thats EXACTLY how I did my guardian.
Have even gotten complements on the name for its originality

You can get a name
You just cant get the name from popular fantasy and sci fi
Be creative and make your own name.

Quote: Originally Posted by Darka View Post
Dont use a common name then
Shhhhhhhh!!!
We will have none of that common sense talk here mister! :P heh
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JediMB
01.13.2013 , 08:42 AM | #15
I haven't had too much trouble at least finding alternate versions of the names I've wanted. And that's without using any accents, since I know people from certain countries have trouble typing characters with accents.

What really bothered me was that the character creator won't let you pick names with three of the same character in a row. You know, like Wookiee planet "Kashyyyk" has three y's. It's definitely a restriction that could stand being changed.
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Aelther
01.13.2013 , 08:43 AM | #16
Quote: Originally Posted by Likomg View Post
No, it's not -- just click their name in chat.
Yes, but what if they don't say anything in chat and you want to whisper them? And they're not in your friend list nor guild?

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Jamagh
01.13.2013 , 08:49 AM | #17
I made a trooper the other day, named Nacl. Why that? Sodium Chloride. Or commonly Salt. Why name him that? Maybe his parents had a weird sense of humour. Maybe they did not realize that his name would have the elemental symbols for those elements. Either way, it is a good name. Try combining elements from the periodic table of elements. You can come up with some good names. Had one person ask me what element my name was. It made me smile to know there was someone else out there with some intelligence.

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annabethchase
01.13.2013 , 08:52 AM | #18
Quote: Originally Posted by Aelther View Post
Yes, but what if they don't say anything in chat and you want to whisper them? And they're not in your friend list nor guild?
Then likely they aren't looking for a whisper from you. A little privacy is a good thing. It actually cuts down on griefing if they can't figure out your name to type it in.
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KariTalRathe
01.13.2013 , 08:54 AM | #19
Quote: Originally Posted by Malastare View Post
Now, granted, the RNG doesn't exclude already-taken names like it should. However, I've never had any problems making one or two letter variations of something given to me by the RNG. And the bonus: My names actually feel Star Warsy, rather than a cheap mimicry of some other universe (.
You've just given the perfect reason for why already taken names should still be in the generator. You can still use them as inspiration or with a tweak to spelling to obtain a SW-themed name for your character.

Foreign characters are a pain for those without a keyboard layout that allows for them, so I wouldn't go with Alec's recommendation of using accented and other types of characters, unless they are integral to your own language and those of your fellow gamers. Too excluding otherwise.

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KariTalRathe
01.13.2013 , 08:58 AM | #20
Quote: Originally Posted by annabethchase View Post
Then likely they aren't looking for a whisper from you. A little privacy is a good thing. It actually cuts down on griefing if they can't figure out your name to type it in.
Yes because the majority of whispers between virtual strangers are of a griefing theme