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Naming Constraints

azmundaiazmundai St Louis, MOPosts: 1,417Member

Why are there such a large range of characters that can't be used in most games for names, most specifically things like spaces, or apostrophes?

LFD tools are great for cramming people into content, but quality > quantity.
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  • TenebraeAeternaTenebraeAeterna Florence, SCPosts: 34Member

    Primarily, that's the development team's attempt to ensure that people can't create elaborately complex names capable of rendering other players incapable of reporting them. For example, if you have lllIIII'l";'llllII'"':) cheating through some sort of program and murdering your face...it's going to be difficult for you to report them.

    What I hate is the inability to use a name that someone else has taken. There are duplicate names throughout every culture, it's time we stop limiting people's ability to take the name they want and simply assign them numbers like Blizzard does.

    If I want to be Tenebrae and 700 others have that name too, well so be it.

    There has got to be an easy way to do this and make it work, danging.

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  • rainbowdashunicornrainbowdashunicorn New York, NYPosts: 12Member

    That adds to the challenge of having a unique name without any numbers, special characters whatsoever.

    I feel a bit proud when I get to think of a name that's not being used by anyone in the game yet.

  • ivanj99ivanj99 Kal, ALPosts: 19Member
    Originally posted by TenebraeAeterna

    Primarily, that's the development team's attempt to ensure that people can't create elaborately complex names capable of rendering other players incapable of reporting them. For example, if you have lllIIII'l";'llllII'"':) cheating through some sort of program and murdering your face...it's going to be difficult for you to report them.

    What I hate is the inability to use a name that someone else has taken. There are duplicate names throughout every culture, it's time we stop limiting people's ability to take the name they want and simply assign them numbers like Blizzard does.

    If I want to be Tenebrae and 700 others have that name too, well so be it.

    There has got to be an easy way to do this and make it work, danging.

    That argument is invalid with since like 1999 man, in most games you can right click on a name in Chat, or bring up a list of recently played with/saw users fairly easily.

     

    I can't think of a good reason not to allow 1 of - or ' in a name besides the fact that inpersonating becomes easier if you are trying to fool stupid/idiots/morans, ect.

  • ClassicstarClassicstar rotjeknorPosts: 2,690Member


    Originally posted by TenebraeAeterna
    Primarily, that's the development team's attempt to ensure that people can't create elaborately complex names capable of rendering other players incapable of reporting them. For example, if you have lllIIII'l";'llllII'"':) cheating through some sort of program and murdering your face...it's going to be difficult for you to report them.What I hate is the inability to use a name that someone else has taken. There are duplicate names throughout every culture, it's time we stop limiting people's ability to take the name they want and simply assign them numbers like Blizzard does.If I want to be Tenebrae and 700 others have that name too, well so be it.There has got to be an easy way to do this and make it work, danging.
    Then you have the same problem one chuck norris tels a bad joke and you start blaming him and ask stop telling bad jokes and you get 100 other chuck norisses telling you "it wasn't me" hehe same go for cheating you prolly report someone but other one with same name is punished for that.

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  • dave6660dave6660 New York, NYPosts: 2,543Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by rainbowdashunicorn

    That adds to the challenge of having a unique name without any numbers, special characters whatsoever.

    I feel a bit proud when I get to think of a name that's not being used by anyone in the game yet.

    There are many areas of the game I want to be more challenging... coming up with a name for my character should not be one of them.

    It gets really annoying when you join an mmorpg that's been around for a few years and you try dozens of names but all are taken.  It's gotten to the point where I have literally ran my hand across the keyboard and used whatever mess that typed purely out of frustration.

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