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Naming and "legacy" names... is it as stupid as it seems?

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Naming and "legacy" names... is it as stupid as it seems?

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Feskitt
12.21.2011 , 02:31 PM | #1
Apparently I'm stupid, or else this naming system is.


First off, I couldn't find the option or "slot" for an actual last name during character creation.

Why? Why the hell would BW limit our choice in this?


So I condensed both names I wanted to use, into one big name.


Then I hit a higher level, and am forced to take a "Legacy name" ...? Which better yet, is forced on ALL of my characters?


Who's brilliant idea was this?


I've surely missed something, cause this seems so utterly stupid if it is as it I've described it.


What did I do wrong?





Tracer Missile wasn't even close to a Merc's most powerful attack.
Suckwads spammed it, other suckwads lost to it.
Most apparently didn't even know they had an interrupt. Smart nerf, BW!

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Maeh
12.21.2011 , 02:32 PM | #2
You can turn the name off.
I'm posting with no pants on.

I'm hardcore like that.

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Drakonnen
12.21.2011 , 02:34 PM | #3
When they rolled this out, reaction was pretty swiftly extremely negative with just shy of 70% of the community (via very large polls) hating the system.

Most people liked the idea of a Legacy system...but not tying it to one last name you use for all your characters.

However, Bioware, after rolling it out late in the game, really had very little response and soon wiped the forums.

The system still sucks, in my opinion.
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Skarus
12.21.2011 , 02:34 PM | #4
The Legacy thing is not about the name it is about unlocking new stuff like special abilities or new option for character creation.

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Thaltom
12.21.2011 , 02:35 PM | #5
You can:

Display the Legacy name as your last name
Display it as "of the Smith" Legacy
Or not display it at all

Deal.
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Granrick
12.21.2011 , 02:37 PM | #6
They stated that they plan to add a LOT more to the legacy system and that it's still a work in progress. For now, the best you can do is hide the name. Hopefully the new features will rock

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Drakonnen
12.21.2011 , 02:38 PM | #7
Quote: Originally Posted by Thaltom View Post
You can:

Display the Legacy name as your last name
Display it as "of the Smith" Legacy
Or not display it at all

Deal.
Except for the part where it totally closes out on the ability of the rest of your characters to have unique last names on their own. No thanks!
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Feskitt
12.21.2011 , 02:43 PM | #8


So basically now, wanting to make different characters with their own unique, Star Wars-esque names, each fitting the appropriate class and character theme...

...I can't do that?


Because the only way to have a last name... is to have the legacy name as a last name... the same legacy name, on all characters?


Someone needs to change seats at BW for his moronic decision. Unbelievable. Amateurish or arrogant, I can't decide.



Tracer Missile wasn't even close to a Merc's most powerful attack.
Suckwads spammed it, other suckwads lost to it.
Most apparently didn't even know they had an interrupt. Smart nerf, BW!

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Feskitt
12.21.2011 , 02:44 PM | #9

Oh, and to be clear...

This is the ONLY way to have a last name, then?


Tracer Missile wasn't even close to a Merc's most powerful attack.
Suckwads spammed it, other suckwads lost to it.
Most apparently didn't even know they had an interrupt. Smart nerf, BW!

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Bollah
12.21.2011 , 02:44 PM | #10
Quote: Originally Posted by Feskitt View Post


Someone needs to change seats at BW for his moronic decision. Unbelievable. Amateurish or arrogant, I can't decide.



Speak for yourself, I love this decision.