Reserving Character Names

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Reserving Character Names

Post by Falcata » 25 Nov 2007, 23:26

Prior to the new server's release, would it be possible to reserve the names of our old characters? I get the feeling someone might try to steal the name of someone else's character, and their in-game identity by extension.
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Post by Pottsi » 26 Nov 2007, 00:30

Yeah, I'd have to agree with you on this one. I don't want some guy taking my character name. It's not like my name is clever, but i prefer to be known as this character and not have to reidentify myself.
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Post by Bjørn » 12 Dec 2007, 14:09

While it is not clear how much of the current character information can or will be ported over to the new server, you can be pretty sure that we'll be transferring account and character names, as long as they aren't names that are disallowed on the new server.
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Post by Falcata » 12 Dec 2007, 18:30

Disallowed names? What kind of names will be disallowed? Hopefully you won't be allowing "leet" names. Those things are an eyesore.
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Post by Platyna » 12 Dec 2007, 18:55

Names like p|-|34rM3.

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Post by Crush » 12 Dec 2007, 19:05

Falcata wrote:Disallowed names? What kind of names will be disallowed? Hopefully you won't be allowing "leet" names. Those things are an eyesore.
There might be other more technical restrictions like restriction to a specific charset or length restrictions. Such restrictions have not been implemented yet but we might choose to do so. We might also automatically filter names that include profanities or look like the character would have an official position (names including "gamemaster", "admin", "developer" etc.).
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