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Schwerpunkt's Avatar

01.13.2013 , 09:13 AM | #21
Got tired of waiting for server transfers so I recently made 11 new characters on the server I actually want to be on. I got all my names on the first try.
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Alec_Fortescue's Avatar

01.13.2013 , 09:37 AM | #22
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...
You can just click their names or use /r :l
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Alec_Fortescue's Avatar

01.13.2013 , 09:39 AM | #23
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?
Why would you want to have any business with them, then? I got copy-pasted special character into a word pad document and I open it for copy-pasting in TOR whenever I need them :P
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Diablo_Cow's Avatar

01.13.2013 , 10:14 AM | #24
Ever since FTP hit the servers, all of my characters without alt code letters have been spammed ad nauseam (even with Latin names and phrases) so any new character I create I put at least one alt code that isn't noticeable, whisper a guildy for an invite and I'm set. I try reporting all of the credit farmers thy spam chat, mail, and whispers. It seems like there is only one on the Jedi Covenant, but it is an annoying bastard.

Galbatorrix's Avatar

01.13.2013 , 10:20 AM | #25
I just use Alt codes. For instance, I have a character names Drakårus. I've never been rejected for a name when using these and if you use the same ones each time, the codes become really easy to remember.

Alec_Fortescue's Avatar

01.13.2013 , 10:29 AM | #26
Oh yes. Alt codes make it harder for credit spammers, too. Hehe. The only character i receive spam to is the one without alt codes : >
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AsheraII's Avatar

01.13.2013 , 10:43 AM | #27
Recently, I've been naming my characters after Asari from the Mass Effect universe. Latest addition to the collection was a ruthless Sith Warrior named Nassana-dantius. Probably the only true Dark Sider I'll ever have. So, so far, I've really had little trouble using even known names from another Bioware IP (and the fanbases of the two certainly overlap!), or sometimes very similar variations thereof.
Oh, and no, Shepardcommando isn't one of my characters, though I've seen him and admit I found that one very well thoughtout.
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Aelaias's Avatar

01.13.2013 , 10:43 AM | #28
Quote: Originally Posted by AlexDougherty View Post
You might want to try names from another series, I've had some luck with names for a specific race from Babylon5 tv series, but names from books and mythology should work too, as long as they are not too mainstream.
I was ecstatic to have had reserved Z'Ha'Dum a couple of days ago for my imperial zabrak sentinel. Unfortunately the game doesn't acknowledge multiple capital letters so it came out Z'ha'dum but still.
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Zekester's Avatar

01.13.2013 , 10:44 AM | #29
Quote: Originally Posted by Elly_Dawn View Post
once again im gonna reiterate how this can all be fixed if they went with an ID Number system, it worked with great sucess in Phantasy Star Online, honestly the name registration is dated and seriously needs to go, give us an ID# for each character we make and let us have whatever name we choose without restrictions...
Agreed! Im also happy to hear someone referred to PSO!
Btw, PSO2 is super fun.

On topic: I too have had some issues with coming up with acceptable names for me. It does get frustrating when you sit there for over an hour trying to find a name no one has used yet..

ImperialHippy's Avatar

01.13.2013 , 12:16 PM | #30
Quote: Originally Posted by Socialist View Post
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...
I usually name mine after philosophers or political theorists. Ive got a Badiou, Zizek, Deleuze, Honneth, and Marcuse. Though I've been coming up short recently so resorted to other names like pow-pow, boss-man or Rimmy

I think there are more people educated in such things on this game, i remember trying wow a few years ago and was surprised when i was able to have Plato and Socrates.