The recent discussion - about concerns some people have that someone may wear a tuxedo into a dungeon - got me thinking.
Back in the old days, many things were done to protect the game setting as a whole. There were restrictions for example on what you could name your character. There were restrictions on what you could name your guild. There were role play channels and there were restrictions on that (I think anyway, it's been a while). The point being the game had a fantasy setting and efforts were made to keep it that way.
Most modern games have given up on that (except for trademark, hate speech, and a few things along those lines). If you want to be L33tsauce007 and a proud member of the <Big Troll Groin> guild, so be it.
My spidy sense tells me that Pantheon doesn't want those kinds of names used, and probably most players on these forums don't want them used either.
I would be in the minority. Not because I like those type names. To the contrary, I hate them. Therefore, people using those names helps me spot people I don't want to play with. It's better even than /ignore.
What do you think that Pantheon should or should not do to protect the integrity of the game setting?
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