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#1 Sep 14 2010 at 8:49 PM Rating: Decent
Im currently on kashuan (or whatever) server with my name that i want to use.

Today a few ffxi buddies said they will starting on a different server at the release.

The details for the release is that in order for you to keep your open beta name, you must reside on the same server when you initially start the official game.
What i want to know is if i just delete my current open beta character/name (prolly a day or 2 before the official release) and start over on a new/another server, then could i use the same name i had?

Im just worried for a latency effect that may be included on already created name like if they were to stay registered for some time so users who decide to reactivate that account can do so.

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#2 Sep 14 2010 at 8:54 PM Rating: Decent
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Dont know for sure but would like to think that if you delete your char, it takes it off the system totally... allowing the next person to make that same name if they want. Try to see if your friends have narrowed down which server they want and create the name there, to save the name ya want... but what are the odds that someone will take the name you want with a 1st and last name
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#3 Sep 14 2010 at 8:55 PM Rating: Decent
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The character would be on a different server - look as far as I'm concerned your chances of choosing a name that someone else has are less than 1% unless you're using a common name (like an actor, a character in another game, etc.) So you can just make another character in the server you like to reserve your name but I wouldn't worry too much about it, chance are you'll get your name anyway.
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#4 Sep 14 2010 at 9:16 PM Rating: Good
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Just make the same exact character on the other server without deleting your original. Ya get 3 characters for the beta. My LS was still deciding between 2 servers so I made the same exact character, name included, on both servers. Chances are I shouldn't have to worry anyway, but just in case...
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#5 Sep 14 2010 at 9:19 PM Rating: Good
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SolidMack wrote:
The character would be on a different server - look as far as I'm concerned your chances of choosing a name that someone else has are less than 1% unless you're using a common name (like an actor, a character in another game, etc.) So you can just make another character in the server you like to reserve your name but I wouldn't worry too much about it, chance are you'll get your name anyway.


^This.

I believe the idea SE was going for with the whole Surname thing, is to give us a chance to get the name we want, with a lowered chance that someone else will have beat you to it. Unless you are planning on something "common" like Ichigo Kurosaki, or Naruto Uzamaki, you should have a very high chance that your name choice will be safe, w/e server you start on. But, worse case scenario, use one of the 3 character slots you have available to you during OB. Make a character of that name, on each of the servers you think your friends may end up going to.

I for one, had thought up several names (and still thinking of others), and the one I'm currently using, is getting "old" to me already. May just switch it up again. I'm actually looking forward to the shock of finding my name already taken, just to remind me how small the world is once again!
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#6 Sep 14 2010 at 9:26 PM Rating: Decent
Im not worried about someone taking my name (i use very unique names).

Im just concerned on the delay effects if i would delete my character 1 or 2 days before the release and having that name available for re-registering not because if someone might of taken it but if there are any delay effects with the servers.
Like when you register a name and then delete it. You can't register that same name on a new server because that name is on temporary hold in case of mistake, change of decision, reactivation or other.

I never had to change servers or never deleted a character before on ffxi so thats why im asking in case SE are imposing the same security methods here.

Ide hate to lose all my current progress and kill the last 9 fun days online in open beta but eh, i guess no one really knows so ill just contact SE or find out the hard way.
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#7 Sep 14 2010 at 9:33 PM Rating: Good
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Illicious wrote:
Im not worried about someone taking my name (i use very unique names).

Im just concerned on the delay effects if i would delete my character 1 or 2 days before the release and having that name available for re-registering not because if someone might of taken it but if there are any delay effects with the servers.
Like when you register a name and then delete it. You can't register that same name on a new server because that name is on temporary hold in case of mistake, change of decision, reactivation or other.

I never had to change servers or never deleted a character before on ffxi so thats why im asking in case SE are imposing the same security methods here.

Ide hate to lose all my current progress and kill the last 9 fun days online in open beta but eh, i guess no one really knows so ill just contact SE or find out the hard way.


You can do both, make the character with the same name on the new server without deleting your current one. Then you can continue playing the one you want, and use the other just to reserve the name.

Edited, Sep 14th 2010 11:34pm by TwistedOwl
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