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Danton Marcellus
Nebula Rasa Holdings
Posted - 2007.02.07 19:00:00 - [1]
 

Aliases, people come into EVE thinking they'll do the trial or just stay for a few hours then they're hooked and don't want to go back and create a new character or even won't see the added benefits of sporting a real name till much later. When they months later have grown dead tired of being Hugh Janus or Dao2 enter alias'!

It works as follow; People pay a certain amount of ingame currency for the privilege of a new name and field it much like a petition, fixed sum would range from 100M to 1B, ideally in an increasing fee for repeat offenders, doubling every time. Their old name is added to a list much like employment history and is easy to find for those wondering where their old nemesis went.

I'd also like for there to be an on creation name generator, a tool to help those among us who know they can't think of an immersive name to save their lives.

You like your nickname? There's nothing saying you can't have nicknames on the side of a real name, hell even in my outfit being name facists we nickname people left right and center.

Programming this you might want to add a unique podpilot number to each character which can never be altered, that way people who against all odds spam up name changes can never outrun who they truly are should the repoman come knocking.

Vincent Almasy
Gallente
The Underground
The ENTITY.
Posted - 2007.02.07 19:31:00 - [2]
 

I like this idea but just as a little game or a isk sink for RP effect. It be a randomizer for names based on the race so a more Gallente or a more Amarrian name, to add a little flavor

Maya Rkell
Third Grade Ergonomics
Posted - 2007.02.07 21:50:00 - [3]
 

Originally by: Danton Marcellus
People pay a certain amount of ingame currency


Why would CCP give up a revenue stream, IF they were to allow this?

Danton Marcellus
Nebula Rasa Holdings
Posted - 2007.02.08 01:12:00 - [4]
 

Originally by: Maya Rkell
Originally by: Danton Marcellus
People pay a certain amount of ingame currency


Why would CCP give up a revenue stream, IF they were to allow this?


Give up? There is no such stream now as it is. They get a new isk sink as well as promote an EVE feel for those who so horribly misrepresented themselves in this galaxy. Ideally.

Maya Rkell
Third Grade Ergonomics
Posted - 2007.02.08 02:12:00 - [5]
 

Name changes are typically for-pay in MMO's. Picture changes are in Eve, I'd remind you. It's not much of a stretch.

Also, where does the "ISK sinks are good" conept come from? It's rubbish. Sinks are a control mechanism, and so are faucets. CCP monitor them - and there has NOT been rampent inflation (Hint: Inflation works off base goods, not luxuries).

Danton Marcellus
Nebula Rasa Holdings
Posted - 2007.02.08 02:26:00 - [6]
 

Could be there hasn't been rampant inflation due to loot drop nerfs but perhaps instead of nerfing the hell out of the fun they could introduce more sinks and less trinkling faucets.

Still that's really a non-issue, the price tag attached to it was only ever intended to keep abuse down, it serving a secondary purpose would just be a bonus.

The real benefit of this service or rather feature would no doubt be a more immersive universe as people no longer had an excuse to stick with a dumbass name and those who want to improve theirs could.

Kamal Drax
Nebula Rasa Holdings
Posted - 2007.02.15 02:05:00 - [7]
 

What a great idea.

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Reggie Stoneloader
Poofdinkles
Posted - 2007.02.15 02:18:00 - [8]
 

Meh, my name's fine. If you don't want a name that sucks, don't come up with a name that sucks.

What I want is to be able to adjust my portrait's lighting, head angle or background without modifying my basic morph. I look like I had my picture taken in a freight container, and if I shell out for a new portrait, I'll never get the face right again.

I doubt the servers store that, though. Too bad. I'll probably have to redo my avatar when we start walking around stations and dancing the Macarena*, anyway.

*Yes, I read the blog, that was tongue-in-cheek flamebait.

Danton Marcellus
Nebula Rasa Holdings
Posted - 2007.03.14 23:53:00 - [9]
 

In some cultures you might even acquire a name as you perform deeds worthy of manifesting.


Tarron Sarek
Gallente
Biotronics Inc.
Initiative Mercenaries
Posted - 2007.03.15 02:29:00 - [10]
 

Edited by: Tarron Sarek on 15/03/2007 02:26:53
Originally by: Maya Rkell
and there has NOT been rampent inflation
No?
Well I guess that totally depends on whether or not you find 100+ billion in personal wallets too much.
And there are a lot of chars with a lot more.
Single chars with the potential to buy whole fleets of dreads. Hmm..

As for me, I think the rich people in EVE are too rich. No, that's not jealousy. I'm perfectly happy.
I just believe it's not good for the game.
You notice inflation by the number of titans single chars can afford (the only obstacles regarding titans are time and amount of minerals) and amount of ISK paid for T2 BPOs.
That's where the ISK accumulate.

On topic: there should be an option to change char names for 10$/10

Mr Xofar
Plus One Noob
Posted - 2007.03.15 08:41:00 - [11]
 

Edited by: Mr Xofar on 15/03/2007 08:37:25
Originally by: Reggie Stoneloader
...
What I want is to be able to adjust my portrait's lighting, head angle or background without modifying my basic morph. I look like I had my picture taken in a freight container, and if I shell out for a new portrait, I'll never get the face right again.

I doubt the servers store that, though. Too bad. ...
/signed

Danton Marcellus
Nebula Rasa Holdings
Posted - 2007.03.21 16:52:00 - [12]
 

As long as there's an option at all to begin with, getting stuck with a crappy name for all eternity in a game that's openended isn't a good thing. Bad business sense there from CCP with the imaginative minds tiring of their old name and fading out leaving only the sensor dampened buttonpushers content at the helm.

Danton Marcellus
Nebula Rasa Holdings
Posted - 2007.04.02 20:18:00 - [13]
 

Could be as harsh as agents only recognizing someone by one of their names so using him makes you revert back to original status and having to pay up all over again and keeping the new alias require that you walk away from all your previous agent standings.

Danton Marcellus
Nebula Rasa Holdings
Posted - 2007.05.18 18:57:00 - [14]
 

So what profit do you think CCP could make it they worked this service into real money?

Also what fee would be reasonable?

Drizit
Amarr
Posted - 2007.05.19 01:29:00 - [15]
 

ATM, macro miners use fist mashed names for speed rather than try to think one up. If you had a name generator, it would serve only to help them avoid detection.

Danton Marcellus
Nebula Rasa Holdings
Posted - 2007.05.19 01:33:00 - [16]
 

Then think of another way of exposing them and solving that problem. Limiting the game for the rest of us isn't the answer to that.

Danton Marcellus
Nebula Rasa Holdings
Posted - 2007.11.04 22:03:00 - [17]
 

Traversing worlds I'd say there would be scores of people known by different names in different places. After all it's only natural for someone to want to become something else given different surroundings so there could be a venue even for a shorter list of active aliases.

But then again I'd be just fine with the namechange capability and it being saved on a list sorting with your employment history.

Idio T
Gallente
Gangrel Mining and Security
High Treason Alliance
Posted - 2007.12.15 04:02:00 - [18]
 

When I started (2+ years ago) I never thought my name would be stupid, or that I would still be playing.

I vote for a name change option, I would pay $10.

Phil Miller
GoonFleet
GoonSwarm
Posted - 2007.12.16 03:33:00 - [19]
 

Originally by: Idio T
When I started (2+ years ago) I never thought my name would be stupid, or that I would still be playing.

I vote for a name change option, I would pay $10.


Where do I sign?

I support this option as well!

Danton Marcellus
Nebula Rasa Holdings
Posted - 2008.01.20 18:53:00 - [20]
 

Edited by: Danton Marcellus on 20/01/2008 18:54:50
It really is dumbfounding that CCP doesn't support the singlemost important feature for promoting roleplaying and immersion in their world.

The openended skillsystem doesn't work like in all other MMOs where maxing out characters and re-inventing oneself is an alternative, therefor the option to go by different aliases is a must for people like me who care about the feel of the game more than just the base mechanics.

Why is it that alliance and corporate history is all good and well to log but not known aliases?

It's not like scammers cannot create alts to circumvent any accountability issue known to man or people don't just trade characters like baseball cards with no care for these 'toons' past reputation, they just slap on a 'new owner' label and voila, insta-cleanse!

So CCP why really, why is there no option for those of us who do care for immersion in the world?

NightF0x
Gallente
Intergalactic League of Terrorists
Posted - 2008.01.20 19:04:00 - [21]
 

The reason that CCP doesn't want to implement this feature is because if you could change your name then you can elude your history. It would make corp theft easier and your history can't come back to haunt you like if can now. I wouldn't expect them allow this any time soon seeing as when they respond to similar requests they respond that they want you to worry about your gaming history and your actions within the game. Not only that but it would make corp/alliance spying a lot easier to get away with.

Selene Le'Cotiere
Amarr
Farlight Council
Elitist Cowards
Posted - 2008.01.20 19:13:00 - [22]
 

Actually, he does take your past into account.

Quote:
It works as follow; People pay a certain amount of ingame currency for the privilege of a new name and field it much like a petition, fixed sum would range from 100M to 1B, ideally in an increasing fee for repeat offenders, doubling every time. Their old name is added to a list much like employment history and is easy to find for those wondering where their old nemesis went.



Which would put the onus on the employer to do a thorough background check on prospective recruits.

Overall, I'd say the idea has merit.

Danton Marcellus
Nebula Rasa Holdings
Posted - 2008.01.20 19:50:00 - [23]
 

I can't begin to stress the importance of this feature for an outfit such as ours, which recruit only those who have put some effort into naming their characters.

The gaping hole that is CCPs logic is sucking down all our potentials with it.

NightF0x
Gallente
Intergalactic League of Terrorists
Posted - 2008.01.20 20:36:00 - [24]
 

Originally by: Danton Marcellus
I can't begin to stress the importance of this feature for an outfit such as ours, which recruit only those who have put some effort into naming their characters.

The gaping hole that is CCPs logic is sucking down all our potentials with it.


So you want everyone to change so you can make it easier on yourself?

Danton Marcellus
Nebula Rasa Holdings
Posted - 2008.01.20 20:40:00 - [25]
 

Originally by: NightF0x
Originally by: Danton Marcellus
I can't begin to stress the importance of this feature for an outfit such as ours, which recruit only those who have put some effort into naming their characters.

The gaping hole that is CCPs logic is sucking down all our potentials with it.


So you want everyone to change so you can make it easier on yourself?


Reading comprehension anyone?

xaioguai
Minmatar
Posted - 2008.01.20 22:09:00 - [26]
 

yes, I was in one of the situation you stated earlier. Play the first 15 days, didn't bother to think of a name that suit me, to make the matter worst, its a typo no one can pronounce without spitting all over the keyboard. However, I am against the idea. Just think what if the whole fleet change name to something no one can pronounce 2 days before the operation, then change back after the engagement......

On second thought, it may be a solution to fix target calling technique.

Danton Marcellus
Nebula Rasa Holdings
Posted - 2008.01.20 22:50:00 - [27]
 

Originally by: xaioguai
yes, I was in one of the situation you stated earlier. Play the first 15 days, didn't bother to think of a name that suit me, to make the matter worst, its a typo no one can pronounce without spitting all over the keyboard. However, I am against the idea. Just think what if the whole fleet change name to something no one can pronounce 2 days before the operation, then change back after the engagement......

On second thought, it may be a solution to fix target calling technique.


Did I anywhere say it would be like changing underwear? It would be an option to improve game immersion not a strategical tool for such a ludicris situation as the one you just presented.

People already can name their characters in all binary so I don't see how this idea would have any effect on your target calling...

Ask Unbeatable
Krazny Oktyabr Revolyutsiya
Posted - 2008.01.20 23:20:00 - [28]
 

I'd change my name

NightF0x
Gallente
Intergalactic League of Terrorists
Posted - 2008.01.21 00:25:00 - [29]
 

Originally by: Danton Marcellus
Originally by: xaioguai
yes, I was in one of the situation you stated earlier. Play the first 15 days, didn't bother to think of a name that suit me, to make the matter worst, its a typo no one can pronounce without spitting all over the keyboard. However, I am against the idea. Just think what if the whole fleet change name to something no one can pronounce 2 days before the operation, then change back after the engagement......

On second thought, it may be a solution to fix target calling technique.


Did I anywhere say it would be like changing underwear? It would be an option to improve game immersion not a strategical tool for such a ludicris situation as the one you just presented.

People already can name their characters in all binary so I don't see how this idea would have any effect on your target calling...


so what's your point? you want to be able to change names yet it offers nothing for the game except for the handful of role players that already put some thought into naming their characters when they started the game.

Admiral Pelleon
White Shadow Imperium
Posted - 2008.01.21 00:29:00 - [30]
 

I would change my name in a heart beat. Copying a Starwars Admiral 2 years ago sounded like a good idea at the time. Confused

Now I'd rather have my usual gamer name that I plan on keeping forever.


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