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.