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#1 Jul 14 2013 at 10:37 AM Rating: Excellent
Beginning Phase 4 everyone will have the option to change their name and appearance once. I have been debating whether or not to do either or both.

Here is a picture of what I might change my appearance to:

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As far as names I would like your feedback. Should I stay with State Alchemist? Or do you have a suggestion that you think I would like?

Be creative!

Edit: Should have thought of it but here is some pictures of my current avatar to compare:

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Edited, Jul 14th 2013 4:59pm by StateAlchemist
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#2 Jul 14 2013 at 10:40 AM Rating: Excellent
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Aren't you a bit short for a state alchemist? (/runaway)
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#3 Jul 14 2013 at 10:43 AM Rating: Excellent
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Aren't you a bit short for a state alchemist? (/runaway)


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#4 Jul 14 2013 at 10:44 AM Rating: Decent
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Lol, I expect an appropriate response! Something along the lines of, "who you're calling so short they can't even see over the side walk!" Smiley: lol
#5 Jul 14 2013 at 10:59 AM Rating: Good
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I wouldn't change the name, though I do really like that avatar... it would help to have your current one to compare.

I know a lot of us are running our 1.0 Chars minimally until transfer is allowed (if/when, whatever) so I'm debating whether I want my non-legacy char to share the same name in the event that I do change over only to find I'm forcing a name change on my legacy char. I'm so torn and likely won't decide until P4 launch or actual release.
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#6 Jul 14 2013 at 11:25 AM Rating: Good
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That is an adorable avatar! If I were a lala I'd want to look like that!

I think the name is cute! Great anime with some relevance to ARR. So keep the name but change to adorableness.

Edited, Jul 14th 2013 1:34pm by ShindaUsagi
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#7 Jul 14 2013 at 12:18 PM Rating: Good
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Yeah the new one is awesome.
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#8 Jul 14 2013 at 2:01 PM Rating: Excellent
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I like the new look and think you should do it. Up until last week I was determined that I wasn't going to change my character but I have been playing with the creator and have found some great new looks, strangely one of them is a female Miqote which is weird as I always found playing a female character something I never would consider. Only problem is that if I did change I would have to change my name as Edy doesn't really fit a female character. If it's just your general appearance (and I remember you were lala before in 1.0 right?) I would go for it.
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#9 Jul 14 2013 at 2:07 PM Rating: Good
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EdyNOTB wrote:
I like the new look and think you should do it. Up until last week I was determined that I wasn't going to change my character but I have been playing with the creator and have found some great new looks, strangely one of them is a female Miqote which is weird as I always found playing a female character something I never would consider. Only problem is that if I did change I would have to change my name as Edy doesn't really fit a female character. If it's just your general appearance (and I remember you were lala before in 1.0 right?) I would go for it.



I grouped with a female avatar once named Deeznutz. He still got hit on.
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#10 Jul 14 2013 at 2:11 PM Rating: Decent
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Leave your name like that, and i like the appereance you linked.
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#11 Jul 14 2013 at 3:00 PM Rating: Excellent
I edited the op with some pictures of my current appearance for reference.
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#12 Jul 14 2013 at 7:04 PM Rating: Good
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I like the darker hair. If you do go with a different name here are some naming conventions.

http://forum.square-enix.com/ffxiv/threads/61151-Lalafell-Naming-Conventions
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#13 Jul 14 2013 at 7:08 PM Rating: Excellent
A friend of mine in RL suggested Tsukiko Tsutsukakushi... I kinda laughed a little...
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#14 Jul 14 2013 at 10:12 PM Rating: Good
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StateAlchemist, Om nom nom... wrote:


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Looks like Tifa Lockhart, transformed into a Lalafell.

Edited, Jul 15th 2013 12:16am by BrokenFox
#15 Jul 15 2013 at 4:17 AM Rating: Excellent
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I think you should change the name. I don't think State Alchemist is very good. It doesn't seem like a name... people call you "State"? You could probably come up with something nicer sounding, and I love FMA. Your name is basically like "Uchiha Clan" etc.

I didn't use it personally, but here's a neat name generator for each race if you need ideas. http://fandango.exp.jp/name-generator.php (scratch that... the Lalafell ones sound really stupid. lol)

Edited, Jul 15th 2013 6:20am by Killua125
#16 Jul 15 2013 at 7:18 AM Rating: Good
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Personally, I've never been a fan of using titles as names. If you want to keep an fma reference, how about Izumi Automail or Kimiya Chaemera (kimia sounds like alchemia an older name for alchemy). I love the lala!

Edited, Jul 15th 2013 9:19am by schneiderw
#17 Jul 15 2013 at 8:43 AM Rating: Default
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EdyNOTB wrote:
I like the new look and think you should do it. Up until last week I was determined that I wasn't going to change my character but I have been playing with the creator and have found some great new looks, strangely one of them is a female Miqote which is weird as I always found playing a female character something I never would consider. Only problem is that if I did change I would have to change my name as Edy doesn't really fit a female character. If it's just your general appearance (and I remember you were lala before in 1.0 right?) I would go for it.


I wouldn't play female being male.. Allot of people will treat you oddly it is just the way it is and you will be stuck that way.
I knew a few people that were male that had female characters in ffxi and they said never again lets just leave it at that.
It has nothing to do with how good a male or female players are either, some of the best players I know were females in FFXI.

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StateAlchemist, I like the new character.

Edited, Jul 15th 2013 10:55am by Nashred
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#18 Jul 15 2013 at 8:44 AM Rating: Good
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I like the new one she sooo cute!
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Nashred wrote:
EdyNOTB wrote:
I like the new look and think you should do it. Up until last week I was determined that I wasn't going to change my character but I have been playing with the creator and have found some great new looks, strangely one of them is a female Miqote which is weird as I always found playing a female character something I never would consider. Only problem is that if I did change I would have to change my name as Edy doesn't really fit a female character. If it's just your general appearance (and I remember you were lala before in 1.0 right?) I would go for it.


I wouldn't play female being male.. Allot of people will treat you oddly it is just the way it is and you will be stuck that way.
I knew a few people that were male that had female characters in ffxi and they said never again lets just leave it at that.
It has nothing to do with how good a male or female players are either, some of the best players I know were females in FFXI.

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Back on track.
StateAlchemist, I like the new character.

Edited, Jul 15th 2013 10:55am by Nashred


This is stupid. I knew plenty of guys that played female characters. No one gives a sh*t, it's just a game.

Edited, Jul 15th 2013 11:44am by BrokenFox
#20 Jul 15 2013 at 9:06 AM Rating: Decent
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BrokenFox wrote:
Nashred wrote:
EdyNOTB wrote:
I like the new look and think you should do it. Up until last week I was determined that I wasn't going to change my character but I have been playing with the creator and have found some great new looks, strangely one of them is a female Miqote which is weird as I always found playing a female character something I never would consider. Only problem is that if I did change I would have to change my name as Edy doesn't really fit a female character. If it's just your general appearance (and I remember you were lala before in 1.0 right?) I would go for it.


I wouldn't play female being male.. Allot of people will treat you oddly it is just the way it is and you will be stuck that way.
I knew a few people that were male that had female characters in ffxi and they said never again lets just leave it at that.
It has nothing to do with how good a male or female players are either, some of the best players I know were females in FFXI.

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Back on track.
StateAlchemist, I like the new character.

Edited, Jul 15th 2013 10:55am by Nashred


This is stupid. I knew plenty of guys that played female characters. No on gives a sh*t, it's just a game.


Yea well if it is the case why do people get so excited and flame people about stuff on the forum if it is just a game. It may be stupid but there are people who will treat you different.
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#21 Jul 15 2013 at 9:07 AM Rating: Decent
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Nashred wrote:
Yea well if it is the case why do people get so excited and flame people about stuff on the forum if it is just a game. It may be stupid but there are people who will treat you different.

Those people are idiots and should be ignored.
#22 Jul 15 2013 at 10:35 AM Rating: Good
How about Maria (famous female alchemist Maria the Jewess) and Zosimus as a last name (famous Egyptian born Greek alchemist)
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#23 Jul 15 2013 at 2:29 PM Rating: Excellent
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Sorry State, didn't intentionally try to usurp your thread it just really got me thinking. I posted something very similar on my Linkshell forum. Interesting responses on that too. At least you are sticking to Lala, just an aesthetic change really but I think it is really important what you want to look like for the next XXX years.
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#24 Jul 15 2013 at 4:43 PM Rating: Excellent
I was set on changing my legacy from a female mi'qote to a male lalafell, but after running around for the weekend on my legacy I'm not sure. I find that I'm still kinda attached to the ol' girl.

OP: I like the old hairstyle but the new hair color, and the third pic down is gold..."Do we have a problem?" Also your name is your name; there's history there. Looking at your sig you put some time in as State Alchemist, wear it with pride Smiley: nod
#25 Jul 16 2013 at 2:53 PM Rating: Good
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If your asking I say don't change your name. It's a great name and everyone already knows you!

As far as looks I thought the lighter hair was cool. You could still use the new appearance and have your hair / eyes a similar striking color.
#26 Jul 16 2013 at 3:09 PM Rating: Good
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It's a cool name imo. The gray hair tho... as an alchemist I think you should be able to manage some hair dye. The prospective darker-haired lala is not bad. ^^
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#27 Jul 18 2013 at 5:56 AM Rating: Excellent
Killua125 wrote:
I think you should change the name. I don't think State Alchemist is very good. It doesn't seem like a name... people call you "State"? You could probably come up with something nicer sounding, and I love FMA. Your name is basically like "Uchiha Clan" etc.

I didn't use it personally, but here's a neat name generator for each race if you need ideas. http://fandango.exp.jp/name-generator.php (scratch that... the Lalafell ones sound really stupid. lol)

Edited, Jul 15th 2013 6:20am by Killua125


Yeah everyone does pretty much call me State at this point. When I made the character I actually started as an Alchemist and couldn't think of a name for the life of me. I was watching FMA at the same time and just went with State Alchemist.

SkinwalkerAsura wrote:
I was set on changing my legacy from a female mi'qote to a male lalafell, but after running around for the weekend on my legacy I'm not sure. I find that I'm still kinda attached to the ol' girl.

OP: I like the old hairstyle but the new hair color, and the third pic down is gold..."Do we have a problem?" Also your name is your name; there's history there. Looking at your sig you put some time in as State Alchemist, wear it with pride Smiley: nod


Gnu wrote:
If your asking I say don't change your name. It's a great name and everyone already knows you!

As far as looks I thought the lighter hair was cool. You could still use the new appearance and have your hair / eyes a similar striking color.


That is kinda the conundrum I am in now. Everyone already knows me a State and even though I am inclined to change my name, I think it would cause a lot of confusion on Excalibur(Legacy).
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#28 Jul 18 2013 at 6:09 AM Rating: Excellent
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Lol, I expect an appropriate response! Something along the lines of, "who you're calling so short they can't even see over the side walk!" Smiley: lol


Sorry felt obligated to meet your expectations.

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#29 Jul 19 2013 at 2:07 AM Rating: Excellent
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BrokenFox wrote:
StateAlchemist, Om nom nom... wrote:


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Looks like Tifa Lockhart, transformed into a Lalafell.

Edited, Jul 15th 2013 12:16am by BrokenFox


Or Dagger from FF9
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