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#52 Mar 22 2010 at 4:02 PM Rating: Decent
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If there are numbers in the release version, there better be an option to turn off displaying player names. I don't care to see how many digits and variations of Sephiroth people can think up, nor do I want to see 1337 players.
#53 Mar 22 2010 at 4:22 PM Rating: Decent
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The amount of people(though few) upset about having to choose a last name is interesting to me. I'd never thing people would be against more customization. Even in the worst case scenario that you had to type out a full name every time you sent them a tell is it really that bad? Typing out /t "Harry Winklebottom" does not take much effort, if you think it is, then you are lazy. There are many more things to be concerned about than "omg last names do not want."

Personally I think adding surnames give immense identity to a character. It will actually feel like they are a person and not just some random "Hero." If anything going by one name should be MORE rare. People like Elvis, Madonna, Churchill, Mario, Jesus, and Mohamed, don't need Surnames, but maybe XxDrizzitxX does.
#54 Mar 22 2010 at 4:53 PM Rating: Decent
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Smellybacon wrote:
The amount of people(though few) upset about having to choose a last name is interesting to me. I'd never thing people would be against more customization.

It's quite understandable, though being adamantly against the addition of the feature is as silly as being adamantly for it.

I'm not against customization, but I don't care for superficial customization. I think giving people talent trees or sub jobs options is great, but stuff that is purely cosmetic usually ends up annoying me.
#55 Mar 23 2010 at 8:25 AM Rating: Good
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Surnames may technically mean more customization but it also means your name is bound to be less unique. Even if my last name were to be different, I wouldn't want 20 other players in the game running around with the same first name as me. Now if they made it so your first name still had to be unique then I'd be against surnames much less. I still don't like the idea of /t people and having to type out first and last name.
#56 Mar 23 2010 at 8:49 AM Rating: Good
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I find spending an hour+ at character creation screen, trying to come up with a decent name that's not already taken, far more annoying then some one else having a same first name.
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#57 Mar 23 2010 at 8:57 AM Rating: Good
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I'd rather be annoyed for 1 hour than see people with the same name as me over 1000 hours. I guess I'm just thinking big picture.
#58 Mar 23 2010 at 9:42 AM Rating: Good
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Seeying butchered up names everywhere is annoying too. I would rather see the same first name 20 times with a different last name then variations of that name.

Name
Nname
Namee
Inamel
Xnamex
Xxnamexx
Xxxnamexxx
eman
lolname

No thank you.


Edited, Mar 23rd 2010 5:43pm by RedGalka
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#59 Mar 23 2010 at 9:53 AM Rating: Decent
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I like names like that. Instead of having to figure out whether a person is an idiot or not they just come right out and let you know. Either way, in the end I care more about my own name than strangers names. There's always going to be stupid names with strings of Xs and other random garbage thrown in, but I'll be happy if I have a good and unique name to call my own.
#60 Mar 23 2010 at 10:02 AM Rating: Good
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Mikhalia wrote:

That has me far more annoyed than surnames. Surnames at least add a degree of realism. What the **** kind of name is "gcuser010" (the first letter isn't even capitalized properly either)


Because that's a test account used at GamesCon? -_-

The "gc" part of the name stands for GamesCon.
The "user" is obvious.
The number denotes which account/char is being used.

So gcuser010 basically means someone had the opportunity to try playing the game at GamesCon and their temporary username/account is user010.

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#61 Mar 24 2010 at 5:18 PM Rating: Decent
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i dont like it


just think, a bazillion Clouds and Sephiroths with different last names. No thanks
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#62 Mar 24 2010 at 5:41 PM Rating: Good
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RedGalka wrote:
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The amusing part is, I actually knew a guy from WoW whose character name started with "eman". I never put it together that it's an anagram of "Name" until you pointed it out.
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#63 Mar 25 2010 at 12:37 PM Rating: Good
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I like the idea, from an RPG point of view a surname will allow SE to expand the capabilities in-game. You could marry in game and your "husband/wife" could take your surname, you could adopt a child and they could take your surname, and if they get married and adopt, their child would have your surname, you could have a whole family tree. It's an idea can expand on with "proper" adoptions and an actual interface that shows the family tree.

That's strictly from an RPG perspective and not something I myself would do however, but having the option in an RPG does open up fantastic options on RPG servers (if SE implements them).

There is also the Linkshell variaty, I'm happily a member of Ravenmist on Shiva, so Lexxuk Ravenmist would, yeah, the sack holder would kill me :o

Of course, Surnames should not be mandatory, I'd happily stick with just Lexxuk, although for some reason Random Name does appeal..... Or Shan Toto.... Gal Ka.... Hrm.
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#64 Mar 27 2010 at 7:47 PM Rating: Decent
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They had tons of NPCs in XI that had first and last names. It's not like it's a shock that they can do it.

I like it. Being someone who appreciates a roleplay aspect to MMOs, I'll probably name myself something reasonable. On a private WoW server a friend and I used to run, I had my character named Marylinn Quartet. It looked nice above my character.

I'll probably go with that.
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#65 Mar 28 2010 at 7:04 PM Rating: Decent
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Ralrra wrote:
Mictam wrote:
Personally I wouldn't use a last name if I could, just to eliminate my chances of running into someone else that saw my name and said "Gee, I really like that name! I'm gonna make it my name too!"

John Jacob Jingleheimer Schmidt?


Whoa! His name is my name too!
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