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Gwenvahar
Posted - 2005.10.11 17:08:00 - [1]
 

I know it's the distant future in EVE and alot of leeway is, and should be, allowed for naming characters. However 44444444444 is annoying. I can't imaging this being a main, and as I believe that all alts should perish, I would gladly accept heavy naming convention control to to force those who care nothing for the character, apply some thought to the name anyway.

Ankanos
Caldari
Posted - 2005.10.11 18:02:00 - [2]
 


i would agree.. but currently it allows me to easily spot macrominers, as
it seems they like to use numbers alot...
3 numbered player in 3 apocs = macrominers. simple math, 99% effective.

but yes, they are depressing.. when i see'em in my local it
means my buy orders will take longer to fill.

-ank

oneeye crusader
Caldari
Posted - 2005.10.11 21:10:00 - [3]
 

im all for alt's i use two atm. but i agree stupidly named throw-away alts are the most annoying thing to see floating thru space. i hope CCP keep alts , i know i have alot of fun with mine.

Scetrov
Gallente
Gallente Textiles and Manufacturing
Posted - 2005.10.12 11:31:00 - [4]
 

Edited by: Scetrov on 12/10/2005 11:31:49
Perhaps just some advise on the character creation screen along the lines of.

* Names can be anything you want
* If you ever intend to roleplay we suggest you choose a fitting name, many RP corporations wont accept l33t 5p3ak names.
* Don't choose names of in-game characters, this is a banable offence.

You get the idea.

To take it up another step some rules for character creation could be implemented.

1) Only [A-Z],[a-z],"'","."," ","-" allowed in names
2) no character repeated more than 3 times
3) exclude common letter combinations (qwerty, asdfg, zxcvb)

Gwenvahar
Posted - 2005.10.12 17:35:00 - [5]
 

Well its spreading.. Now theres a couple diffrent 5555555555 and 444444444 and another longer 4444444444444444.. Please CCP or a DEV with a moment to comment, what is there to be done about this? Its not so much that I know these alts are for nothing useful beyond price checking or various alt abuses, but that they are using numbers so they bunch up at the top of my player list in chats. I dunno, just so very weak and short sighted in my opinion that the naming system was left so weak as to support such lameness...

Perhaps a new petition line so the service department can have the joy of hunting these players and force them to name change, or better yet just query the player DB and auto change these lame names into anything which looks more normal.. I don't need to be able to pronounce the name, but forcing some thought or respectability into these players would be welcome. Off hand I'd also be plenty happy with excluding all numbers from the naming system. I never gave a flip about leetspeak anyways..

Scetrov
Gallente
Gallente Textiles and Manufacturing
Posted - 2005.10.12 18:27:00 - [6]
 

Just to show how widespread the problem is:


  1. There are more than 25 characters starting with 000

  2. There are more than 25 characters starting with 111

  3. There 7 characters starting with 222

  4. There 4 characters starting with 333

  5. There 5 characters starting with 444

  6. There 11 characters starting with 555

  7. There more than 25 characters starting with 666

  8. There 10 characters starting with 777

  9. There 5 characters starting with 888

  10. There 9 characters starting with 999

  11. There more than 25 characters starting with 123

  12. There 9 characters starting with 987



As pointed out by the previous poster, these people shoot right to the top of your lists, I support alts in general however I would gladly trade in my two alt slots in favor of loosing pointlessly named characters.

Gwenvahar
Posted - 2005.10.16 06:17:00 - [7]
 

Please an enxtended DEV responce to the position on naming conventions would be appreciated.

theRaptor
Caldari
Tactical Operations
Posted - 2005.10.16 06:58:00 - [8]
 

I really wish they would ban people for naming their characters after TV and book characters. I have seen enough D4rth V4der's and leg0las to last me a life time.

The Wizz117
Reikoku
KenZoku
Posted - 2005.10.16 08:08:00 - [9]
 

who cares,
i dont see the problem Confused

Gwenvahar
Posted - 2005.10.17 02:09:00 - [10]
 

I guess the problem is alts.. Alts suck, they are an exploit, and should all be removed unless a player wants to pay for a 2nd account to run one. Beyond that, I believe that if players only had one character, they wouldn't be so lame in their naming of characters.

kveldulfson
Ayame Corp
Posted - 2005.10.17 12:39:00 - [11]
 

I know many players that have more than 1 character, and one person that has three active at the same time using 3 pc's. I don't see that its a problem at all. the Macro mining I agree is an issue and I know CCP are taking measures to remove them. CCP made ALT's available for a reason, it allows a player to have 3 different gaming experiences with one account. Lame names, are all over Eve and I think always will be, whats a cool name to you might be lame to someone else..

"fly straight die quick"
quote from RAF pilot, battle of Britain

Gwenvahar
Posted - 2005.10.17 21:55:00 - [12]
 

I want one thing changed for now in character naming. Remove the ability to use numbers in naming characters.

ManOfHonor
Minmatar
Roving Guns Inc.
RAZOR Alliance
Posted - 2005.10.18 01:33:00 - [13]
 

Originally by: Gwenvahar
I want one thing changed for now in character naming. Remove the ability to use numbers in naming characters.


but then what happens to TheKiller8?

:wub: Xetic vs [5]

Dark Shikari
Caldari
Deep Core Mining Inc.
Posted - 2005.10.18 10:19:00 - [14]
 

Edited by: Dark Shikari on 18/10/2005 10:19:28
If numbers were removed, we'd have even more alts named after badly mispelled anime characters.

Ayonami Rei
Ayanami Rei
Rei Ayanami
Rei Ayonami
ayonamirei
reiayonami
ayanomirei
reiayonami
ayanamirei
reiayanami

GAHHHHHHHHHHHHH /bangs head against desk

Gwenvahar
Posted - 2005.10.18 17:47:00 - [15]
 

Originally by: Dark Shikari
Edited by: Dark Shikari on 18/10/2005 10:19:28
If numbers were removed, we'd have even more alts named after badly mispelled anime characters.

Ayonami Rei
Ayanami Rei
Rei Ayanami
Rei Ayonami
ayonamirei
reiayonami
ayanomirei
reiayonami
ayanamirei
reiayanami

GAHHHHHHHHHHHHH /bangs head against desk


I for one, can live with that.

Ebedar
Gallente
Primary Intelligence
Posted - 2005.10.18 18:00:00 - [16]
 

Originally by: theRaptor
I really wish they would ban people for naming their characters after TV and book characters. I have seen enough D4rth V4der's and leg0las to last me a life time.

Linkage

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ManOfHonor
Minmatar
Roving Guns Inc.
RAZOR Alliance
Posted - 2005.10.18 20:04:00 - [17]
 

Edited by: ManOfHonor on 18/10/2005 20:03:58
Originally by: Gwenvahar
Originally by: Dark Shikari
Edited by: Dark Shikari on 18/10/2005 10:19:28
If numbers were removed, we'd have even more alts named after badly mispelled anime characters.

Ayonami Rei
Ayanami Rei
Rei Ayanami
Rei Ayonami
ayonamirei
reiayonami
ayanomirei
reiayonami
ayanamirei
reiayanami

GAHHHHHHHHHHHHH /bangs head against desk


I for one, can live with that.


<- Otaku

I think I would start to kill people....


 

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