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Davin Forsosa
Caldari
Posted - 2010.01.14 12:28:00 - [31]
 

I wish there was a paid feature. I didn't know too much about the game's lore and wish I could change my name to better suit a Caldari character.

It's not like the feature can be abused. Even if it could, this game supports people creating characters, infiltrating a corp, stealing, then deleting said character and vanishing without a trace... what harm can a paid name change system do?

Danton Marcellus
Nebula Rasa Holdings
Posted - 2010.01.14 14:32:00 - [32]
 

Originally by: Davin Forsosa
I wish there was a paid feature. I didn't know too much about the game's lore and wish I could change my name to better suit a Caldari character.

It's not like the feature can be abused. Even if it could, this game supports people creating characters, infiltrating a corp, stealing, then deleting said character and vanishing without a trace... what harm can a paid name change system do?


It would mean a lot of excavations at the CCP HQ, digging out all them heels of arcane notions.

Shigsy
NibbleTek
Pandemic Legion
Posted - 2010.01.14 14:40:00 - [33]
 

Does that mean I can get sHiGsY?

P00P
Posted - 2010.01.14 14:42:00 - [34]
 

Ny name is like a bad tattoo

TII Noob
Minmatar
Vodka Corp
Posted - 2010.01.14 14:54:00 - [35]
 

Edited by: TII Noob on 14/01/2010 14:54:27
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nakKEDK
Gallente
Diabolus Ex Machina
The Amazing Onjoi and his Educated Rodents
Posted - 2010.01.14 15:01:00 - [36]
 

Originally by: GM Spiral
Originally by: mechtech
I just want a capital 'M'!!!!!


This actually not a "change" of name and therefore something we can do. You'll have to go through the petition system though if you are serious about that.

We have also been lenient towards very recently created characters and corporations, as in hours old (just spotted a typo?) no more than that. Any more than that and the EVE Online User and Character name policy stands as it is.


ohmygod theres hope for me!

i just made this char because my friend wanted me to play, and i didnt even check the name^^ dont know how i managed to write the last 4 letters with capital ^^

d3vo
Posted - 2010.01.14 15:39:00 - [37]
 

CCP could make money off of people paying to have their name changed. But to prevent players from "hiding", the changing names can happen every so often and a "name change log" should be posted online.

1nsan1ty
Gallente
Vanishing Point.
The Initiative.
Posted - 2010.01.14 15:51:00 - [38]
 

I made mine ages ago.. and i hate it now! At least if I could make this starting number a letter, like Insan1ty or something ..

Its so uncool with the number, makes me a primary every time we bloody fight! Especially against Tri .. They always
do target calling by names .. stupid Tri!

Compleat Bacon
Posted - 2010.01.14 16:39:00 - [39]
 

Originally by: 1nsan1ty
I made mine ages ago.. and i hate it now! At least if I could make this starting number a letter, like Insan1ty or something ..

Its so uncool with the number, makes me a primary every time we bloody fight! Especially against Tri .. They always
do target calling by names .. stupid Tri!


Heh. I forsee fights over how many Z's you can start your name with...

Titsy Normous
Posted - 2010.01.14 16:43:00 - [40]
 

I took a long hard look at myself in the mirror before picking mine. Just to make sure i came up with somthing appropriate!

Blane Xero
Amarr
The Firestorm Cartel
Posted - 2010.01.14 16:45:00 - [41]
 

Originally by: ****y Normous
I took a long hard look at myself in the mirror before picking mine. Just to make sure i came up with somthing appropriate!
Aaaand now reported. Hello Caldiri Citizen 3287346121

Plave Okice
Krazny Oktyabr Revolyutsiya
Yezhovshchina
Posted - 2010.01.14 16:46:00 - [42]
 

Edited by: Plave Okice on 14/01/2010 16:47:38
Originally by: Shigsy
Does that mean I can get sHiGsY?


Do it YARRRR!!


If there weren't any technical reasons why it couldn't be done, I don't see why CCP shouldn't implement a pay x for name change fee. On the proviso that name changes and previous names were listed under character history or something.

Originally by: 1nsan1ty
I made mine ages ago.. and i hate it now! At least if I could make this starting number a letter, like Insan1ty or something


Yes, Insan1ty is a huge improvement. Neutral

Vossejongk
Caldari
Caldari Provisions
Posted - 2010.01.14 16:48:00 - [43]
 

Confirming I would be willing to pay $$$ to change my name, picture and gender all at once (Preferably "trade" with my alt)

The concept is real simple tho. Give each character a unique user ID, that is not related to the actual name of the character. Changing the name of the character wouldnt create issues with the unique user ID number and if everything is linked to the unique ID then there wouldnt be problems with finding back stuff from people who have changed their name ?

James Tritanius
Posted - 2010.01.14 16:50:00 - [44]
 

What are you talking about? FR Shadowkiller is a decent name. Just a tad bit corny, that's all. It's better than all of the gibberish names in EVE that I can't even pronounce.

FR Shadowkiller
Caldari
AdAstra.
Not Found.
Posted - 2010.01.14 16:52:00 - [45]
 

Hello,

Thanks for all your answers, and your support. If there is a chance to change my horrible name, then I will petition for and let you aware of this story. Good luck for the other people that want their name changed :)

FR Horrible Shadow Nickname Shocked

shi'ako
Posted - 2010.01.14 18:09:00 - [46]
 

Originally by: GM Spiral
Originally by: mechtech
I just want a capital 'M'!!!!!


This actually not a "change" of name and therefore something we can do. You'll have to go through the petition system though if you are serious about that.

We have also been lenient towards very recently created characters and corporations, as in hours old (just spotted a typo?) no more than that. Any more than that and the EVE Online User and Character name policy stands as it is.


\o/
Guess thats another petition going in later Very Happy

Shuckstar
Gallente
Hauling hogs
Swine Aviation Labs
Posted - 2010.01.14 19:15:00 - [47]
 

Originally by: shi'ako
Originally by: GM Spiral
Originally by: mechtech
I just want a capital 'M'!!!!!


This actually not a "change" of name and therefore something we can do. You'll have to go through the petition system though if you are serious about that.

We have also been lenient towards very recently created characters and corporations, as in hours old (just spotted a typo?) no more than that. Any more than that and the EVE Online User and Character name policy stands as it is.


\o/
Guess thats another petition going in later Very Happy


Same here Very Happy


CyberGh0st
Minmatar
Blue Republic
RvB - BLUE Republic
Posted - 2010.01.14 20:30:00 - [48]
 

Originally by: TheGunslinger42
I wish there was a way to change my characters name. I'd gladly pay something like 10 to do it, too.


I am 100% against it, if you break your reputation you have to live with it imho.

And if you pick a bad name, think twice next time :p

FR Shadowkiller
Caldari
AdAstra.
Not Found.
Posted - 2010.01.14 21:09:00 - [49]
 

Hey,

I have done my petition and had a answer pretty fast, but unfortunately, it is negative Crying or Very sad

GM correspondence removed. Please see rule #9 in the Forum Rules. Zymurgist

So I guess I'm going to keep this name all my life and got ashame for ever Rolling Eyes.


Mr Epeen
It's All About Me
Posted - 2010.01.14 21:11:00 - [50]
 

To quote myself from another thread on the topic:

Quote:

Having a name change for RP reasons is a good idea. I wouldn't have a corp with Xspock, xspockx, Sp0ck and Spock113 in it.

But here's the thing. Let's face it, this is wide open for abuse if the players have control of it.

So what I would suggest is you get one shot at it. One. And you don't pick the name. CCP does through a name generator. You can repeatedly hit the change name until you get one you like, but it will be based upon your race and be randomly generated. And like with the portrait change it will cost you RL money. Call it an idiot tax. A way to make it clear to the gen-me's that there is no free lunch. You must be responsible for your own decisions, else you pay for someone else to make them for you.

I have made many character names over the years and managed to do it without bracketing an already taken name or adding numbers for letters. Or being just plain silly ('cept my forum alt, of course). If you can't come up with a decent name to start, odds are you never will be able to. So you pay CCP to do it for you.



Mr Epeen Cool

stupid flanders
Planet Express LLC
Posted - 2010.01.14 21:32:00 - [51]
 

Love my name LaughingWas actually surprised it was still available. Really wanted Stupid Sexy Flanders tho.

Mr Xanatos
Posted - 2010.01.14 22:21:00 - [52]
 

I made the mistake of giving most my toons across 3 accounts very similar name so when 2 or more of my toons are in system everyone knows they are mine and that I am multiboxing. It tips people off when trying to scout another toon in etc.

Would be nice to pay some cash just to change them. Maybe 1 change per the lifetime of an account, like attribute respec but only once. Id defo change a few of mine.

Mr Cleann
Caldari
State War Academy
Posted - 2010.01.14 22:31:00 - [53]
 

CCP allows for a player to change their portrate for $20.00 a shot. It would be nice that they could create something simular to a name change. CCP strives to make this game simular to life but in a futureistc setting. Name changing in the real world is a common thing. CCP is missing an opportunity to make some isk by not allowing that feature. Since unlike the portrate, where the 20.00 seems to be through away moonty as i suspect the whole picture swapping thing is automatic. The name change fee could be used to generate an auto eve mail to all the people in the characters address book alerting them to the name change. Call it a postage fee :)

Drykor
Minmatar
Aperture Harmonics
K162
Posted - 2010.01.14 22:48:00 - [54]
 

Originally by: Vossejongk
Confirming I would be willing to pay $$$ to change my name, picture and gender all at once (Preferably "trade" with my alt)

The concept is real simple tho. Give each character a unique user ID, that is not related to the actual name of the character. Changing the name of the character wouldnt create issues with the unique user ID number and if everything is linked to the unique ID then there wouldnt be problems with finding back stuff from people who have changed their name ?


You don't think they have a user id in their database already? It would be no problem for CCP to keep track of a player with changed name.

Malen Nenokal
The Nightshift
Posted - 2010.01.14 22:52:00 - [55]
 

Originally by: stupid flanders
Love my name LaughingWas actually surprised it was still available. Really wanted Stupid Sexy Flanders tho.


It's like you're wearing nothin at all.

My character's first name is commonly a girl's name, but w/e, I still like it.

d3vo
Posted - 2010.01.14 23:01:00 - [56]
 

Originally by: Malen Nenokal
My character's first name is commonly a girl's name, but w/e, I still like it.

Never heard of it...Neutral

Aeon Storm
Caldari
Science and Trade Institute
Posted - 2010.01.14 23:11:00 - [57]
 

Some of the names in this thread are a real....Very Happy

London
Imminent Ruin
Dirt Nap Squad.
Posted - 2010.01.14 23:46:00 - [58]
 

Edited by: london on 14/01/2010 23:46:44

Sweet! I can finally have a capitol "L" Surprised

Assistant Beaker
Posted - 2010.01.14 23:56:00 - [59]
 

Putting in just a little bit of thought before creating the character is never a bad thing.

Kyra Felann
Gallente
The Scope
Posted - 2010.01.14 23:58:00 - [60]
 

You know, it'd be nice if you could change your name, but it kept record of old names like an AKA list or something similar to how it keeps track of your employment history. Also, if someone adds you to their (buddy?)list, and then you change your name, you'd still show up, and maybe have the old name in parentheses or something. There could also be a timer (6 months? a year?) before you're allowed to change your name, or even only allow it once or twice ever per character.

That way, you couldn't completely escape your old identity (which doesn't really matter as much when everyone has a million alts), but if you really hate your character's name, you could change it, or at least the one that shows up on chat windows, while your old name(s) would be in your 'show info' window still.


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