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  • CleffyCleffy Member RarePosts: 6,297
    I agree most in-game naming policies are annoying.  They take character away by restricting names.  This is one reason why Mu Online is so top tier.

    You can call your self "Cunt Eater" and they won't care.  You can even have names like "kasnbfkjbw" and "Naruto 569927"  and still nothing.  Personally I like my freedom of choice; and in this land of the free you should be free to name yourself after a dictator who puts laws in like naming policies.


  • MW2KMW2K Member UncommonPosts: 1,036

    Yep, that's pretty lame to suspend you over that. Stalin was an evil man, but he committed 95% of that evil against his own people so he's not seen in the same light as Hitler and others.

    I'd name a blaster Stalin's Organ if I were you and when NCSoft bitches, point out that it was the name of an actual rocket launcher. ::::02::

  • GameloadingGameloading Member UncommonPosts: 14,182
    Its pretty ironic they ban you over that, considering there is NO naming policy for Lineage 2 at all. funny they suspend you for something like that, yet in another game of them you will find Leg0laz2000 and cheapbish as nicknames..
  • MW2KMW2K Member UncommonPosts: 1,036


    Originally posted by Gameloading
    Its pretty ironic they ban you over that, considering there is NO naming policy for Lineage 2 at all. funny they suspend you for something like that, yet in another game of them you will find Leg0laz2000 and cheapbish as nicknames..

    Yep, bunch of Aragorns and Legolas's running around in Silkroad Online too.

  • damian7damian7 Member Posts: 4,449


    Originally posted by zaxtor99

    Congrats to NCSoft.
    ..for taking action against your "Stalin" name.
    Shame on them for not simply logging you out and telling you that you need to choose a different name before being able to log back in. A suspension was definately not called for it doesn't seem...
    unless they actually suspended you for what you might have been saying or doing with that character in the game. For example if you were talking racist talk or trying to re-enact as Stalin or harassing someone in the game with your Stalin character... then that would make a little more sense on their part.

    - Zaxx


    what part of a eula does "stalin's hammer" violate?   do you realize that if you use most any name, you can find a *famous* person who had that name, you just have to do some research.  can we not use cheyenne because there's a singer with that name?

    could we please get correspondent writers and moderators, on the eve forum at mmorpg.com, who are well-versed on eve-online and aren't just passersby pushing buttons? pretty please?

  • baffbaff Member Posts: 9,457
    It's a little known and hard to find segment of the Eula, most people haven't read it on account of how dark it is up there.
  • damian7damian7 Member Posts: 4,449


    Originally posted by baff
    It's a little known and hard to find segment of the Eula, most people haven't read it on account of how dark it is up there.

    and it says?

    could we please get correspondent writers and moderators, on the eve forum at mmorpg.com, who are well-versed on eve-online and aren't just passersby pushing buttons? pretty please?

  • GameloadingGameloading Member UncommonPosts: 14,182


    Originally posted by Ulujain


    Originally posted by Gameloading
    Its pretty ironic they ban you over that, considering there is NO naming policy for Lineage 2 at all. funny they suspend you for something like that, yet in another game of them you will find Leg0laz2000 and cheapbish as nicknames..


    Yep, bunch of Aragorns and Legolas's running around in Silkroad Online too.


    I gave up on Silkroad online. free to play games are jut not fun with the community's they bring in. no mattere where I went, I couldn't find anyone but myself who didn't put some number in his name. Dude67 or slayer83
    or sibix2943's running around everywhere.
  • Briggy1701Briggy1701 Member Posts: 15

    I cant believe they suspended you for that. It was a great idea! Your playing city of VILLIANS right?

    You should be allowed to have over the top evil names, that what being a villian is about. They should keep nice names to COH. CoV should be for EVIL characters. lol.

    And I agree with you cancelling, the game itself leaves alot to be desired.

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  • LacianLacian Member UncommonPosts: 13
    hey i had a friend who made a brute with the name chink like chink ind an armor and hed hade an armor he was band 14 days we never found out why that that name was band??

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  • damian7damian7 Member Posts: 4,449


    Originally posted by zaxtor99



    Originally posted by damian7
    ok, but he didn't name the toon joseph stalin. would you find lincoln's hat unacceptable?i find it hard to believe that only one person in the history of the world ever had the name stalin or lincoln. what exact aspect of the eula does stalin's hammer break?


    I agree with you to some degree Damian, but Stalin isn't exactly a common name I don't think and it is pretty obvious (much more then Lincoln) what his name refers to.

    If I were NCSoft, I would also make a character rename his toon if he named it something like "Bin Ladens Aircraft". Just because the toon wasn't named "Osama Bin Laden", it is pretty obvious that the name alone can be offensive to other players and that really is the only important thing. Can other players take strong offense to the name? If yes, then a new name is needed.


    - Zaxx


    so then make it Jughashvili's hammer

    edited to add:
    but um, villains, in the game, don't arrest people, they KILL people.  how can you take offense at the name "lenin" but not take offense at the incredibly evil storylines that these villains engage in??

      they infect an innocent city with a deadly virus.  they return sex slaves to demonic/lichlike villain guys.  they kidnap young heroes to be brainwashed and/or experimented upon.  they do quite a number of things, IF you read the storylines.  the stuff in paper missions are just them fighting other villain groups - bleh, whatever.  but if you read the actual storylines, they do some pretty incredibly horrible stuff.

    masterminds, by definition would be the lenins, the hitlers, doctor dooms, lex luthors, et cetera of the world.

    villains, by definition are EVIL.  the people i just listed - evil (factual and fictional). 

    stalkers, just the name of the archtype. the night stalker?  maybe bundy?  people that run around and get their jollies from killing innocents?

    super soldier project - 5th column - council.   wasn't the 5th column name changed to council BECAUSE it was too obviously nazi?  aliens in control don't really change them from being nazis though.  just for fun, i've pasted part of wiki's definition of 5th column.  notice the last part - nazi.

    A fifth column is a group of people which clandestinely undermines a larger group to which it is expected to be loyal, such as a nation. The term originated with a 1936 radio address by Emilio Mola, a Nationalist general during the 1936-39 Spanish Civil War. As four of his army columns moved on Madrid, the general referred to his militant supporters within the capital as his "fifth column," intent on undermining the Republican government from within.

    The term is also used in reference to a population who are assumed
    to have loyalties to countries other than the one in which they reside,
    or who support some other nation in war efforts against the country
    they live in.

    During World War II, German minority organizations in Poland and Czechoslovakia formed the Selbstschutz, which actively helped the Third Reich in conquering those nations and engaged in atrocities.

    Sources

    • "The German Fifth Column in Poland" London: Polish Ministry of Info, 1941
    • "Fifth Column at Work" by Bilek Bohumil, description of German minority in Czechoslovakia, London, Trinity, 1945.
    • "The German Fifth Column in the Second World War" Jong, Louis de New York Fertig, 1973

    could we please get correspondent writers and moderators, on the eve forum at mmorpg.com, who are well-versed on eve-online and aren't just passersby pushing buttons? pretty please?

  • MotorheadMotorhead Member Posts: 1,193

    I have a Level 50 Empathy Defender named Fabio.

    I take him out all the time, and I've never had a problem.

    Weird.

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  • SobaManSobaMan Member Posts: 384
    Wow... with all the ACTUAL illegal activity that goes on in NCSoft's games... you must've REALLY pissed somebody off!

    We can agree to disagree, or we can bicker constantly... either way, I'm right.
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  • voodookhanvoodookhan Member Posts: 267


    Originally posted by Motorhead

    I have a Level 50 Empathy Defender named Fabio.

    I take him out all the time, and I've never had a problem.

    Weird.


    I've seen all sorts of names violate the rules in CoH/CoV and don't get caught. The problem with the policy they have in place is that it, obviously, is never evenly enforced. On one server you have somebody with a character called "Thomas Jefferson" who never gets his name changed, on another server you have somebody called "Thomas Jefferson" that immediately gets "GenericHero1212" slapped on him. Also, they are way more extreme on names that they think even remotely sound like licensed comic book characters (even tho th GM might be totally WRONG in their assessment of the name) and are a little lax on just popular names (like "Brittney Spears").

    The banning was extreme. They usually on ban people if you start griefing or bitching at people in chat, AFTER you get your named changed. Sounds like the OP got hit with an overzealous PM, a bunch of people narc'ed on him for griefing, or he didn't tell the whole story.

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  • AmarsirAmarsir Member UncommonPosts: 703

    I wouldn't want to call you a liar, your statements seem pretty straightforward and I don't see much point in it. But something isn't adding up.

    That's completely inconsistent with their policy. They have a standard of changing offensive or trademarking-infringing names to GenericHero1234. At worst they delete the character and give a warning. For deliberate griefing I've never seen a first offense get worse than 2 weeks suspension. They don't even check the character databases on any regular basis - there'd have to have been petitions against you to even get their attention.

    Any chance this Stalin's Hammer was pulling high-level mobs to safe areas, shrieking profanity across broadcast, and offering free child porn in exchange for stolen credit card numbers?

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  • PuoltryPuoltry Member Posts: 956


    Originally posted by Amarsir

    I wouldn't want to call you a liar, your statements seem pretty straightforward and I don't see much point in it. But something isn't adding up.
    That's completely inconsistent with their policy. They have a standard of changing offensive or trademarking-infringing names to GenericHero1234. At worst they delete the character and give a warning. For deliberate griefing I've never seen a first offense get worse than 2 weeks suspension. They don't even check the character databases on any regular basis - there'd have to have been petitions against you to even get their attention.
    Any chance this Stalin's Hammer was pulling high-level mobs to safe areas, shrieking profanity across broadcast, and offering free child porn in exchange for stolen credit card numbers?


    No i solo exclusivley as i have 2 kids my self.Your last paragraph is so out of context it makes me sick particularly the child porn comment.Not only do i abhore and despise child pornography and child molesters but i would be the 1st in line to shoot practitioner's of both squarley in the back of the head.

    If you had read any of my previous comments you would have read:

    1.Its no big deal because the game isnt that good.

    2.I dont have time for ANY mmo anymore as i have 2 kids AND work full time.

    I really didnt group in the game much less talk to anyone or group at all.BTW i was never banned i was suspended for 72 hours.

    Want to ENJOY an mmo?

    Dont start a guild and dont be a leader or volunteer to be coleader or captain.

    Just play the damn game:)

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