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#1 Aug 27 2010 at 7:17 PM Rating: Decent
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I apologize if this has already been brought up before (which I'm sure it has), but I was just looking for information on the specifics of naming your character in FFXIV.

FFXI was my first MMO ever and I chose a name that at times I was unhappy with. Now I understand how permentant decisions, including names, that you make when designing your character truly are, especially in Final Fantasy games. That being said, this time I don't want to make a similar mistake.

I know we get to have both a first name and surname, an idea which I apprecaite. Which name will be the unique one? Can we see, for example, multiple characters with the first name of 'John' as long as they each have unique surnames? Or are the first names going to be the unique ones? How many letters need to be in each name? Can we hide one of the names and just feature one or will the full name always appear above the character?

My advice to everyone is to be content with the decisions you make when you design your character. I played FFXI for years, and had to live with the character I created on day one. This time around I know what I'm in for, which is why I'm posting these questions. I want to give it some thought so on day one I'll have a name that I'm pleased with, because I'm sure I'll be playing this character for years to come.

Thanks in advance to everyone who posts replies. I find all of you in the ZAM community most helpful, so keep up the good work, everyone.
#2 Aug 27 2010 at 7:27 PM Rating: Decent
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I'm guessing the first and last name is to accomodate people choosing the same name. There were so many misspelled variations of the same name, I think this is their solution to that issue. Good news for people wanting to make their Galkas sound more cannon, and for those using their real first names. Bad news for the expanded proliferation of Sephiroths and CloudStrifes we're about to be hammered with.
(I am however looking forward to the first Sephiroth Goldstein I come across!)

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#3 Aug 27 2010 at 7:59 PM Rating: Good
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Neither the first or last name has to be completely "unique" to that server, just the two when put together. In other words: Bob Jones, Bob Smith, Tom Jones, and Tom Smith could all exist on the same server. But there could not be two "Bob Smith" for example.
#4 Aug 27 2010 at 8:22 PM Rating: Default
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first name: the
last name: BURNINATOR!!
#5 Aug 27 2010 at 8:46 PM Rating: Decent
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I totally forgot all about the name select for my character.
Thanks heaps for the reminder, ill be thinking about it for the next week I'm sure :P
Green Arrow if this helps :P
#6 Aug 27 2010 at 9:37 PM Rating: Good
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For the life of me i cannot think of a name im happy with, gonna be putting many hours into a good combo over the next couple weeks :P
If we hit that bullseye, the rest of the dominoes should fall like a house of cards. Checkmate.
#7 Aug 27 2010 at 9:40 PM Rating: Good
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I hope '**** Chute' isn't taken on Sephiroth server. <3 <3 <3
XI - Draiden 75DRG/75COR (Sylph, Retired 08)

#8 Aug 27 2010 at 9:46 PM Rating: Decent
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hello everyone been lurking around this site for a zillion years, i love it!!
you think they would ban mynussy fitches?
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