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Character names!

Discussion in 'Diablo 3 General Discussion' started by KKnoop, Apr 9, 2012. | Replies: 28 | Views: 1179

  1. KKnoop

    KKnoop IncGamers Member

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    Character names!

    I'm going to be rushing to get the name Conan for my first Barbarian, what are you guys thinking for names?
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    Raesene IncGamers Member

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    Re: Character names!

    No need to rush. They don't force uniqueness in names. So whatever name you want will always be available (assuming it doesn't break the terms of service).


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    Re: Character names!

    there is no way you will beat me for conan. no chance in hell. ITS MINE
  4. RazeBarb

    RazeBarb IncGamers Member

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    Re: Character names!

    I'm actually researching medieval/fantasy names to find fitting names for all the classes.

    Some interesting info I found:

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    Fuzion IncGamers Member

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    Re: Character names!

    I tend to invent character names on the spot, I personally can't stand naming most characters after deities, mythological characters or even characters from modern day fiction. The exceptions being thematic builds! As well as the name Knightmare, just because I'm a sucker for clever plays on words.
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    psyadam IncGamers Member

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    Re: Character names!

    how do you know this? Even if that's true, I wouldn't want to be named the same as another person. Personally, allowing two people to be named exactly the same thing is bad design imo.



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    kazyn IncGamers Member

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    Re: Character names!

    Of course it's bad design. Names are meant to be unique, you know, cause it's your NAME... however Blizzard has said they're using the same name mechanics as SC2 uses now, which is NON-unique. The unique part comes from the account name (whispering people, adding them to friends, etc.) The character names will mean nothing except as identifiers for YOU to discern which character is which.

    http://diablo.incgamers.com/blog/comments/blizzard-on-unique-char-names-and-censored-game-versions


    This was posted a while ago. Since then, they have confirmed that for launch, this is the system they will use.


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    Raesene IncGamers Member

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    Re: Character names!

    Seeing another Raesene in my public game = amusing coincidence.
    Not being able to name my character Raesene because some jerk already did = extremely frustrating.

    I suppose I would rather be mildly amused than extremely frustrated, so I'm going to vote for non-unique names.
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    kazyn IncGamers Member

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    Re: Character names!

    "extremely frustrating" - that sounds a little dramatic.


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    Re: Character names!

    Go start a character on an old wow server and get back to me..


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    kazyn IncGamers Member

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    Re: Character names!

    I am an avid fan of unique names. You don't think I've seen "that name has been taken - please try again" messages a thousand times? I have. I don't mind them because I prefer uniqueness over convenience.

    Whats worse, is every time something goes viral, we're going to see a billion characters with the same names. xxChuckNorrisLolxx comes to mind.


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    Re: Character names!

    Then imagine having to have your name be unique with 5 million players each with 10 characters (vs amongst maybe 20-30k characters on a really busy WoW server). Names aren't unique in real life, don't have any problem with the same in game. I hate havign to keep thinking of new names because mine have been taken.


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    Re: Character names!

    Will sure as hell miss seeing _Legollas222_. Although now that I think of it :scratchchin:

    But anyway I don't fancy not being able to use the name I like because some random dude who stopped playing ages ago decided to pick the same name for his 10th bank alt.


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    Re: Character names!

    Yeah... after spending hours each to pick out a unique and non-standard name for my WoW characters, I like the fact that they made names non-unique. I just don't think it makes sense that you are primarily the only one that sees the name. There's no point in restrictions against inappropriate words then.
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    Re: Character names!

    Thugnificant the Barbarian....
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    Re: Character names!

    Alucard the Demon Hunter
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    Re: Character names!

    I prefer the new system by far. I've grown to like certain names and would very much like to use them. There's not much chance of you running into a similarly named character anyway.
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    Re: Character names!

    Your character name can only be of a certain lenght, and that length is wayyy to short for enforcing unique names.

    I think it is just around 14-16 characters you can use IIRC? Anyone knows the correct number?
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    Re: Character names!

    actually its only 12 characters for your class nickname
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    Re: Character names!

    My name is Mike and guess what...it's NOT unique ;)

    Names I already know I'll use :
    Barbarian : Smashy (nick in various games)
    Monk : Holycrap (d2 memories :D)
    Rest...no clue, really have to think of a wizard name though because my first two will be barb & wizard.



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