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    I have to post because after having my toon named Lolth for over a year and a half I log in and find that my name was changed. This is completely ridiculous. I have had the name for a year and a half. Now the GM said that I cannot have a name from D&D lore or close to it. Excuse me. I am not playing this game to name my toon Obi-WAN. I am playing DDO to be in the lore.
    So turbine answer me this, Why was the name choosable in the first place. I subscribe to LOTR. When I put in Bilbo as a toon name I got a message as this was not choosable.
    This name is not a swear word and the name of Lolth is not in Stormreach lore. As far as I know it is exclusive to Greyhawk maybe forgotten realms. So I am really peeved why you have changed one of my favorite toons. It is much akin to rape.
    Now let us venture on to similar or close to a name of lore. I have seen Lloths, llolths, Drizztts, Drizzy, Thor, Odin, Frey, Loki and I can go on an on and on. These names are similar to or in the lore as well as driz be a character in it. Have these players had their names changed? Would they want them changed? The game master said to report them. Would my fellow players want me to narc them out and ruin their toons names?
    Now I did not even get a courtesy email, it was just done. Unfairly, at that. The gamemaster said "turbine policy states...." yada yada yada. Well, Turbine, you should start to make some exceptions for your loyal customers. If I am going to narc, here I will narc myself out. I have a toon named Memnoth and Belial. Also, taken from DnD lore. They are Lords of Hell in case you do not know. In LOTR I have a toon named Eomer a father of Eomund in the book. Change him while you are at it.
    So it looks like we will be playing a D&D game with no names from D&D. We will all have star wars, and terry brooks and other fantasy names but not the game we signed up and are paying to play.
    So please Turbine make some exceptions. Take a look at your fan base and what they want. Take a look what they have and how ridiculous it sounds that we can play DnD but not have any names that made us grow to love the game.
    I would hate to start to report people for having names that are from the DnD lore or similar to them. Because, obviously I have more knowledge of DnD lore than your game masters considering I had Lolth for since the game conception and it was not noticed until lately
    I am not sure which forum to post this on so I will post them on multiple forums to ensure I am heard. PS The game master was quite rude. As bad as Sony in support. Some of us are old(sigh) professionals who played the very first ADD PnP.
    Regretfully, Lolth aka renamedLL
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    Wow, you posted this twice?

    Didn't like the responses you got to the exact same rant in this thread?

    You violated the EULA, an agreement you accepted of your own free will, got off easy considering what they could have done according to that agreement, and are now trying to portray it as a moral outrage.

    Your rights of freedom of speech were not violated. You need to review what these rights actually guarantee in regards to information you post onto privately owned databases.

    Sadly Turbine is not able to police compliance with the EULA as closely as some may imply.

    Ultimately what I think it came down to is someone in a bad mood decided to report you. Turbine could have made an exception, but they had every right not to. It sucks, but thems the rules you accepted.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ghoste View Post
    Wow, you posted this twice?

    Didn't like the responses you got to the exact same rant in this thread?

    You violated the EULA, an agreement you accepted of your own free will, got off easy considering what they could have done according to that agreement, and are now trying to portray it as a moral outrage.

    Your rights of freedom of speech were not violated. You need to review what these rights actually guarantee in regards to information you post onto privately owned databases.

    Sadly Turbine is not able to police compliance with the EULA as closely as some may imply.

    Ultimately what I think it came down to is someone in a bad mood decided to report you. Turbine could have made an exception, but they had every right not to. It sucks, but thems the rules you accepted.
    He actually posted it about half a dozen times all over the place.
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    Here's a suggestion:

    If you really believe in freedom of speech, exercise it in it's true context - set up your own website with your own forums, and decide what you want to have posted there. Have a look at things from Turbines point of view when, say for example, some neo-nazi logs onto that forum and begins a long winded rhetoric of hate and vulgarity. When he rants and complains that you erasing his posts is a violation of freedom of speech, you can take that opportunity to educated that misguided youth as to what the American constitution actually guarantees, as opposed to many of the widespread misconceptions people have about it.
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    hmm... wonder if the OP will be banned tonight or if he will last until tomorrow...
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    I can't get away from this thread no matter what. Appease this gentleman Turbine, he is quite upset @ you.
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    I am drow and I always find it insulting when someone insists in insulting her unholyness...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dariuss View Post
    hmm... wonder if the OP will be banned tonight or if he will last until tomorrow...
    /report and let's see!


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    Quote Originally Posted by Falco_Easts View Post
    He actually posted it about half a dozen times all over the place.
    posting more place means they are serious!

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    What in the world are you doing. How many friggen posts are you going start on this issue. U broke the rules and got caught. Stop whining about it.
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    Closed because this is a duplicate thread.
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