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    Default Why are some toon names blocked?

    Like specifically, there is no toon named "Stranger" on any server. Yet it won't let me use that name.

    I see that it appears to be because the class name "ranger" is contained within the name... But as a database guy, I can't imagine how this would be a technical requirement... It had to be a decision.

    So, why decide to block this?
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    How do you know there is noone named stranger on any server someone could have poped on every server during headstart and reserved the name

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    Quote Originally Posted by HumanJHawkins View Post
    So, why decide to block this?
    To prohibit misleading name choices. If I had a wizard named Ranger, that would be a confusing inconvience to the rest of the party anytime we had a ranger in the group.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gimpster View Post
    To prohibit misleading name choices. If I had a wizard named Ranger, that would be a confusing inconvience to the rest of the party anytime we had a ranger in the group.
    Misadventure should have been blocked in that case, but it isn't.

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    I tried to make a WF named zombie....but I was blocked.....weird

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    Names of monsters and classes are blocked. However, a variation that contains part or all of those blocked names aren't. For example, "Ghoste". Tried it without the e back in beta and it was blocked. I also have a character named "Wraithe".

    So chances are, yes someone has already made a character named "Stranger".
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    You may be able to check by trying to add the name to your friends list. It shouldn't let you do it if there is not a character with this name.

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    Or try sending an in game mail to Stranger. If nobody has a character by that name, you will get an error saying the recipient doesn't exist.
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    Yeah...yvonne, sheilla, morgane, morgana, morgain, john, richard...all blocked...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ghoste View Post
    <CUT>So chances are, yes someone has already made a character named "Stranger".
    Nope... The message it gives you is different. If the name already exists, it says that the name already exists. If you try to make a toon named "Stranger" it tells you the name is not allowed.

    I wonder how they did this with "Elf"... Maybe "Melf" and "Myself", etc, are also blocked?

    Bummer... Not my choice, but I imagine someone wants to use those names.

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