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    Default Talonkage is now Ptalon

    If anyone cares....

    Thought about this one a long time. For awhile I didn't make the change because I had a little but of a rep; but with so many people leaving the game over the years, I doubt that matters anymore.

    New name has a better ring to it.

    If you want to know how to pronounce it, think "Pterodactyl".


    Note: I still reserve the right to call my build the "Talon" build; even though I have never actually posted the complete build before. I have listed the highlights many times though, over the years.
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    Errrm....Why not just Talon?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Franke View Post
    Errrm....Why not just Talon?

    Was prolly already taken... Besides, the 'P' makes it cooler.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cdbd3rd View Post
    Was prolly already taken... Besides, the 'P' makes it cooler.





    Yeah... I kinda like it.

    It's something I never saw anyone else do.

    I have created a few other toons with the "Pt" instead of "T" Like "Ptiger" and "Ptyphoon".

    I think it is a cool way to get a name that is taken... and add a cool twist to it.
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    Years ago, I was reading a Star Wars novel about Han Solo, and there was another smuggler named Talon ...something....

    I thought that name Talon would be cool for a fantasy, D&D character.

    At some point I came up with Talon Moonshadow.

    I used it for Balder's Gate, Jedi Outcast, Jedi Academy (also used Darth Talon).... Star Trek online... some old bulletin board games in the early days of the Internet. a few other websites and games along the way.

    Really wanted the name in DDO, but... the whole unique first name thing got in the way.

    I have also used Kagemaru a few times... or something else with the Japanese "Kage" mixed in somewhere.

    Which was how Talonkage came about... but it didn't sound as good with the last name.

    In fact, one option I considered was trying to do away with the last name of the character.. but that didn't seem possible. Not sure I could use a surname change and choose " ".
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    Quote Originally Posted by Talon_Moonshadow View Post
    Years ago, I was reading a Star Wars novel about Han Solo, and there was another smuggler named Talon ...something....
    You mean....

    http://starwars.wikia.com/wiki/Talon_Karrde?

    Timothy Zahn's Heir to the Empire Trilogy btw is amongst my all time favourites and I so wish Lucas had taken those Novels and Filmed them rather than deciding to Retcon everything {Yes I'm still annoyed at Boba Fett being Shoe-horned into Attack of the Clones.}.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Franke View Post
    Errrm....Why not just Talon?
    Taken.

    In fact, Since I have been playing, we have had three new servers come online, and I have been sitting at the ready trying to grab "Talon" the moment the servers let me connect...... and failed.

    Really surprises me.

    Also I have never seen "Talon"... whoever he is. Nor did the ever show up on MYDDO.

    So... why?

    Is that named reserved automatically?
    Is some company or individual grabbing up names for some purpose....maybe to sell them?

    Not sure.

    Anyway, for any following my history, the original Talonkage name was one I settled for, not understanding how the unique first name thing worked, or that I could not just change it before committing to it......and I did not want to reroll.. I just wanted to start playing the game.

    We have had DDO store name changes for awhile, but I finally decided to take the plunge and just do it.
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    Gratz Ptalon.

    But be prepared for the inevitable Pratchett Comments {Oh sorry too late.}.


    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pyramids_(novel)

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    Quote Originally Posted by FranOhmsford View Post
    Gratz Ptalon.

    But be prepared for the inevitable Pratchett Comments {Oh sorry too late.}.


    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pyramids_(novel)
    Pthat's cool pthanks.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Talon_Moonshadow View Post
    Taken.

    In fact, Since I have been playing, we have had three new servers come online, and I have been sitting at the ready trying to grab "Talon" the moment the servers let me connect...... and failed.

    Really surprises me.

    Also I have never seen "Talon"... whoever he is. Nor did the ever show up on MYDDO.

    So... why?
    I think Turbine takes our favorite character names and reserves them just to mess with us. They even turned my old paladin from into an NPC just to make fun of me! (Ryo Justice, NPC is Ryo Silverbow, grrr) and Rian.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Talon_Moonshadow View Post
    If anyone cares....

    Thought about this one a long time. For awhile I didn't make the change because I had a little but of a rep; but with so many people leaving the game over the years, I doubt that matters anymore.

    New name has a better ring to it.

    If you want to know how to pronounce it, think "Pterodactyl".


    Note: I still reserve the right to call my build the "Talon" build; even though I have never actually posted the complete build before. I have listed the highlights many times though, over the years.
    Nope, I am still going to call you Talon. (or ET1)

    Jyn.
    Jyn... Kender... Thelanis

    *Insert clever comment here*

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    Quote Originally Posted by JasonJi72 View Post
    Nope, I am still going to call you Talon. (or ET1)

    Jyn.
    lol

    Hey!

    Sry, I haven't been on lately. RL kicking my butt lately. I'll be back eventually.
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