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Iamien
Democracy of Klingon Brothers
Posted - 2010.11.06 04:57:00 - [1]
 

Edited by: Iamien on 06/11/2010 04:59:29
I know there are reasons to not do this, but I believe the reasons to do it far outweigh them.

Characters, Corporations, and Alliances all save to the same name spaces. A lot of these names are taken by trial account players that tried eve in the early days when Eve was completely different and will likely never return(at least to the same account)

What I am suggesting is an extremely selective purge of character data for those that have never subscribed, and whose accounts have not logged in in the past 3 years. If you want to be even more selective you can delete only characters with less than a weeks worth of skill-points. These characters have very little invested in them and are littering the name space.

The benefits given would be that new characters would have a greater identity to them as they would not have to be as obscure in naming or be enumerated(Enumerated pilot names seem to break the sense of identity).

At the very least could we get a bit of research on how many characters these parameters would encompass or any thought on if this will ever be managed.

Aineko Macx
Posted - 2010.11.06 06:42:00 - [2]
 

Originally by: Iamien
What I am suggesting is an extremely selective purge of character data for those that have never subscribed, and whose accounts have not logged in in the past 3 years.

Good idea.
It would also be interesting to know how much purging CCP already does.

Ric Adburr
0ccam's Razor
Corcoran State
Posted - 2010.11.06 06:42:00 - [3]
 

I like this idea. While certainly non-essential to gameplay, it would be nice to clear things up for new players, or those of us who want to snatch a famous name taken by some guy who played for 2 weeks in 2005. What a bastard. Very Happy


Iamien
Democracy of Klingon Brothers

Posted - 2010.11.06 07:50:00 - [4]
 


captain foivos
Posted - 2010.11.06 08:19:00 - [5]
 

Originally by: A Man With Common Sense
I like this idea. While certainly non-essential to gameplay, it would be nice to clear things up for new players, or those of us who want to snatch a famous name taken by some guy who played for 2 weeks in 2005. What a bastard. Very Happy




This.

JcJet
Caldari
Pretenders Inc
W-Space
Posted - 2010.11.06 08:24:00 - [6]
 

+1
Just delete all chars with some formula, like this: trial: 6 monts, 1 times payed: year, 2 times: 1.5 years... ...6 times - never.

Symlin Raahn
Gallente
Killer Koalas
R.A.G.E
Posted - 2010.11.06 09:33:00 - [7]
 

yehp

Abdiel Kavash
Caldari
Paladin Order
Fidelas Constans
Posted - 2010.11.06 12:06:00 - [8]
 

Leaving for 6 months and getting your stuff back is one thing, but characters and corporations from 2003 taking up the names (and corp tags!) are another. One possible solution is to use the mechanism applied to offensive names: rename the characters/corps to Caldari Citizen ######, and allow them to petition for a name change when they come back.

Double Dee
Caldari
Perkone
Posted - 2010.11.06 12:53:00 - [9]
 

why? so you can be the one to snatch up the name with an alt and sit in a corner chuckling to yourself?

what a colossal waste of programmers time and money.

not supported.

Pankas Carter
Amarr
Chaos Theory Alliance
Posted - 2010.11.06 13:04:00 - [10]
 

Originally by: Double Dee
why? so you can be the one to snatch up the name with an alt and sit in a corner chuckling to yourself?

what a colossal waste of programmers time and money.

not supported.



Not only do I support this for the original intent, this kind of data should be 'housekept' anyways else you get an ever-expanding set of database tables.

Oh, also: red on gray is so damn annoying. So now you're pink.

Niyrah
Posted - 2010.11.06 13:23:00 - [11]
 

Supported.

With the coming of DUST 514 the namespace is about to get crowded. There will be mass frustration if every DUST player has to settle for their 5th choice on a name because some 2003, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9 EVE account is holding their preferred choice. If they haven't been back in 2 years then they should have "storage" added to their name like "closed" for the corps. If they Re-Sub they can pick a new name or use their old one if its still available.

Running missions
Posted - 2010.11.06 15:23:00 - [12]
 

Originally by: Niyrah
Supported.

With the coming of DUST 514 the namespace is about to get crowded. There will be mass frustration if every DUST player has to settle for their 5th choice on a name because some 2003, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9 EVE account is holding their preferred choice. If they haven't been back in 2 years then they should have "storage" added to their name like "closed" for the corps. If they Re-Sub they can pick a new name or use their old one if its still available.

this,
but i dont think dust will use the same system, it will just go by Xbox live gamertag

Icarnus
Interstellar Dynamics
Posted - 2010.11.07 20:25:00 - [13]
 

Agreed.

Machete Visor
Posted - 2010.11.07 20:29:00 - [14]
 

should be part of the normal course of maintaining the game, and hence, not a waste of programmer time and effort.


Selinate
Amarr
Posted - 2010.11.07 20:40:00 - [15]
 

Sounds like a good idea to me. Supported.

Lykouleon
Wildly Inappropriate
Goonswarm Federation
Posted - 2010.11.07 21:06:00 - [16]
 


Bilbo Baggin
Gallente
The Scope

Posted - 2010.11.07 22:25:00 - [17]
 

Edited by: Bilbo Baggin on 07/11/2010 22:27:03

Voddick
Posted - 2010.11.08 02:06:00 - [18]
 

Supported.

Darveses
Fantastulousification Inc.
Posted - 2010.11.08 02:42:00 - [19]
 

Yarr. YARRRR!!

Dr BattleSmith
PAX Interstellar Services
Posted - 2010.11.08 04:40:00 - [20]
 

Edited by: Dr BattleSmith on 08/11/2010 04:42:53
From past experience of CCP running SQL queries that tell them "This will only adversly effect 1% of clients".

Not a good idea, they'll mess it up.

edit: btw I have important legit alts holding corp ceo roles that would be killed by this query.

Aineko Macx
Posted - 2010.11.08 06:56:00 - [21]
 

Originally by: Dr BattleSmith
edit: btw I have important legit alts holding corp ceo roles that would be killed by this query.
Your CEO alt is on a 3+ year old trial account??

Maxsim Goratiev
Gallente
Imperial Tau Syndicate
POD-SQUAD
Posted - 2010.11.08 10:33:00 - [22]
 

Edited by: Maxsim Goratiev on 08/11/2010 10:36:16
Edited by: Maxsim Goratiev on 08/11/2010 10:35:15
Originally by: Aineko Macx
Originally by: Dr BattleSmith
edit: btw I have important legit alts holding corp ceo roles that would be killed by this query.
Your CEO alt is on a 3+ year old trial account??

Leading a corp like that takes some real skill Very HappyVery HappyVery Happy


Bunyip
Gallente
Center for Advanced Studies
Posted - 2010.11.08 12:16:00 - [23]
 

I had an idea similar to this while I was on the CSM, but couldn't garner enough support. My concept is to remove all characters that are both over six months old and that have less than 2 million SP. This will clear up a great deal of space, and still let people keep their old characters.

The only downside to this is that ISK sellers will have a lot more names to work with. However, many of the names held in stasis deserve to be released to the playerbase.

Supported

Kenpachi Viktor
Gradient
Electus Matari
Posted - 2010.11.08 13:56:00 - [24]
 

Originally by: Aineko Macx
Originally by: Dr BattleSmith
edit: btw I have important legit alts holding corp ceo roles that would be killed by this query.
Your CEO alt is on a 3+ year old trial account??


Why do the alts have to be deleted?
All that is needed to free up the name space is, a name change - same as what is done for any name that is reported for EULA abuse or being offensive.

Adunh Slavy
Ammatar Trade Syndicate
Posted - 2010.11.08 14:06:00 - [25]
 

I would suggest not deleting anything. Simply rename them. Add a string to the name "Joe Blow" would become "Joe Blow - Retired".

If the player returns, they can do a name change.

Iamien
Democracy of Klingon Brothers
Posted - 2010.11.08 14:32:00 - [26]
 

Originally by: Kenpachi Viktor
Originally by: Aineko Macx
Originally by: Dr BattleSmith
edit: btw I have important legit alts holding corp ceo roles that would be killed by this query.
Your CEO alt is on a 3+ year old trial account??


Why do the alts have to be deleted?
All that is needed to free up the name space is, a name change - same as what is done for any name that is reported for EULA abuse or being offensive.


Please read the post. Any character on any account that has ever bought game time would not be affected. Re-names would also work.

Cyrus Doul
E0 Corp
Posted - 2010.11.08 14:45:00 - [27]
 

Edited by: Cyrus Doul on 08/11/2010 14:45:16
Originally by: Bunyip
I had an idea similar to this while I was on the CSM, but couldn't garner enough support. My concept is to remove all characters that are both over six months old and that have less than 2 million SP. This will clear up a great deal of space, and still let people keep their old characters.

The only downside to this is that ISK sellers will have a lot more names to work with. However, many of the names held in stasis deserve to be released to the playerbase.

Supported

didnt know that the isk sellers used names other then aijtm3490375 and stuff along those lines. and to the guy with the ceo roles. Just log the accounts on. that way they dont meet the i havent been used in three years deadline.

Ordavion
Posted - 2010.11.08 23:30:00 - [28]
 

Edited by: Ordavion on 08/11/2010 23:29:58
Yes Please! More names for Active, Paying players.

Lost True
Caldari
Paradise project
Posted - 2010.11.09 05:00:00 - [29]
 


Sedilis
Lead Farmers
Kill It With Fire
Posted - 2010.11.09 16:36:00 - [30]
 

Edited by: Sedilis on 09/11/2010 16:45:05
+1


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