Posted by Nestor on 05/27
Ok, this is a thing that is starting to piss me off..
Isnt there a way to prevent some loosers here to use the name
of some ancient popular char just to steal from them some popularity?
Mebbe if your char has more than 300hours, his name could be considered
as in game and couldnt be use to make a new char unless you want to reborn
and have the appropriate pword?
In the last week, i've met : a false Phineas, a false Castor, a NosfOratu
( eyeroll ) and even worse..this hafta stop.
Tuesday, May 25, 07:25AM
All those names are well known from literature/mythology etc outside
the mud and that is the most likely reason people choose them. They
probably try the usual spelling first, and if they find that name
taken already they try a variant of it to get around this. If they
find it unused, most likely the don't know that name was ever used
by a different character here, or they don't care that it was becuase
they like the name. What makes you think that they are trying to steal
the popularity of another character? If a name is from some popular
series of science fiction books, for example, there are bound to be
lots of people wanting to use it.
Tuesday, May 25, 11:00AM
If you want your name of choice kept, I don't think
there's any limit on archiving characters. If people
don't want their name stolen, instead of griping, they
should simply have them archived.
Tuesday, May 25, 08:56PM
However, what about people who take descriptions of people? Its somewhat
annoying to see someone walk by with the description of someone you were/k
knew who is either rather stupid or trying to look like someone they arnt
Wednesday, May 26, 08:17AM
Different name-stealers have different motives, not all of which are
bad, so it will be hard to govern. Some, like WHITEYRosey, were purely
mean, while some like Pharoh, Pharooh, Pharoah, Pharaoh etc were just
someone trying out various combos and being silly. Some are purely
innocent errors, as mentioned by Anita, and hence it would be unfair
to some if some ruling was put on these names. I guess we'd all have to
take it as coincidence when people have similar names, or if they
without doubt copy your name, take it as a compliment =)
Hevydd the Ancient
Wednesday, May 26, 08:49AM
If the name or description you had meant something to you, you
should have archived that character/those characters. If it is
the name or desc of someone else, one must assume they do not
mind others use it since they did not archive it.
Wednesday, May 26, 11:50AM
I agree with Nestor completely with whatever he said.
I mean, if someone stole MY name, I'd backstab them in
a jiffy, but I don't think I'll be around to
backstab them anymore. So...
Oh shucks. I'll go back to my PlayStation now.
Gangrene is STILL Clueless
Thursday, May 27, 08:27AM
-whaps whomever stole the name Freyja-