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    Quote Originally Posted by Aolas View Post
    Usually when a name is registered it is usually reserved. Aside from losing a name I cherish there is now somebody running around Ghallanda who isn't me. It's totally absurd why the name wouldn't be reserved since the same account is for all servers, you don't have to set up a new account for each one. Now I might have to deal with someone being a complete a-hole running around upsetting everyone and since I use the name on forums it could get ugly.
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    Well done OP, I like what you did there.
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    Dear OP,

    please understant that name (on it's own) isn't protected by any means.
    Its a mere byproduct of how this (and many other games) handle their character name system.
    I have tried ingame mails to certain toons about their name but those accounts haven't been active in years.
    All you can do at this point is shrug and move on. The same advise many here have given you.
    As for other people rideculling your reaction (not the first post but your reactions):
    With all the problems this game has, some one liking this name and using it is hardly the worst that could have happened to you is it?
    please don't take it out of proportion, accept it and move on.

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    I checked the name three weeks ago before the enhancement pass and it was available. I didn't make a character because I wanted to wait until U19 had gone through. Then I set up on Wayfinder because the server looked vulnerable to closure but decided to take a break from my ranger and try out a different class on Ghallanda, where a guy I made friends with on the forums plays.

    It's not just a name it's an identity. Like your clothes or your hair. Go tell your spouse she isn't allowed to have blonde hair and then say "you can still be brunette or redhead, what's the big deal" or that she can only wear high heel shoes and a skirt. See what you get.

    See the name I use on the forum? Nobody else on the forum can use that name. It's my identity on the forum. The email address I use for my DDO account, nobody can use that either. It's my electronic identity for my DDO account. So the instant I registered the name Aolas (originally on Orien) the name should have been reserved for me on every server. If Turbine want people to play on multiple servers (and spend more money that way) how the hell didn't they realise that something like using the same identity in game might be important?

    Since I can't achieve what I hoped for it's better to move on. I'm not going to be able to play without it eating away at me all the time.

    Thanks for the trolling. It wasn't necessary but it made the decision easier to make. You can turn this into a new player attrition thread since another one just left.

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    The nick is your identity in this forum, but not in all DDO servers. All players know this. So if the Aolas’s player in Ghallanda is rude, nobody go to blame you. Nobody hope that one player owns all toons with the same name.

    I had this “problem” with my main. But is not a problem! I chose other name, it’s no great deal. Look for other cool name.

    Anyway, this teaches you a lesson: create a toon with the name you want on each server. You lose nothing if after you have to delete it and recreate it. You could have created it weeks ago, delete it once released u19, and recreate it to your liking. Or just use the heart +20. If you appreciate the name so much, you could have done this instead of whining about not being able to take a name that you don’t own.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Aolas View Post
    I checked the name three weeks ago before the enhancement pass and it was available. I didn't make a character because I wanted to wait until U19 had gone through. Then I set up on Wayfinder because the server looked vulnerable to closure but decided to take a break from my ranger and try out a different class on Ghallanda, where a guy I made friends with on the forums plays.

    It's not just a name it's an identity. Like your clothes or your hair. Go tell your spouse she isn't allowed to have blonde hair and then say "you can still be brunette or redhead, what's the big deal" or that she can only wear high heel shoes and a skirt. See what you get.

    See the name I use on the forum? Nobody else on the forum can use that name. It's my identity on the forum. The email address I use for my DDO account, nobody can use that either. It's my electronic identity for my DDO account. So the instant I registered the name Aolas (originally on Orien) the name should have been reserved for me on every server. If Turbine want people to play on multiple servers (and spend more money that way) how the hell didn't they realise that something like using the same identity in game might be important?

    Since I can't achieve what I hoped for it's better to move on. I'm not going to be able to play without it eating away at me all the time.

    Thanks for the trolling. It wasn't necessary but it made the decision easier to make. You can turn this into a new player attrition thread since another one just left.
    how long have you been playing online games?

    the vast bulk of online games i've played have all had the exact same issue. names are only unique per server, not per game. the few exceptions to this slap a number on the end if you like it or not, so you'd be Aolas#33428, which i assume is not what you want either.

    because this is so common in online games the first posters thought you were joking and joined in with some jovial remarks. they were laughing with you, then you bit their heads off, started ranting about someone abusing your name whilst making a complete beep of your self. so it's wasn't a surprise to see the bulk of the following posts laughing at you instead of with you.

    you're claiming something should work your way that is based on a very old and long established method. it's just not going to change for you, you will have to change. now, what most people in your situation do is they hit any brand new game they like the sounds of and make placeholder characters on every server. DDO is not a new game so if you do find a unique name on one server chances are it's gone on another server.

    so by all means leave DDO and go find a new game, but look into the naming convention before you do. chances are if the first name is unique then it will be per server and you will have no rights to that name on other servers. other options are a combination of first and last name, or slapping a number on the end (which is often hidden in combat but can be found for things like messaging and mailing)
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    Quote Originally Posted by Aolas View Post
    So the instant I registered the name Aolas (originally on Orien) the name should have been reserved for me on every server. If Turbine want people to play on multiple servers (and spend more money that way) how the hell didn't they realise that something like using the same identity in game might be important?

    Since I can't achieve what I hoped for it's better to move on. I'm not going to be able to play without it eating away at me all the time.

    Thanks for the trolling. It wasn't necessary but it made the decision easier to make. You can turn this into a new player attrition thread since another one just left.
    I have read some garbage over the years. I've also read spurious nonsense being presented as a reason for why people quit. This is in the top 10. We'll still be laughing about it long after you're gone

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    Quote Originally Posted by Aolas View Post
    I checked the name three weeks ago before the enhancement pass and it was available. I didn't make a character because I wanted to wait until U19 had gone through. Then I set up on Wayfinder because the server looked vulnerable to closure but decided to take a break from my ranger and try out a different class on Ghallanda, where a guy I made friends with on the forums plays.

    It's not just a name it's an identity. Like your clothes or your hair. Go tell your spouse she isn't allowed to have blonde hair and then say "you can still be brunette or redhead, what's the big deal" or that she can only wear high heel shoes and a skirt. See what you get.

    See the name I use on the forum? Nobody else on the forum can use that name. It's my identity on the forum. The email address I use for my DDO account, nobody can use that either. It's my electronic identity for my DDO account. So the instant I registered the name Aolas (originally on Orien) the name should have been reserved for me on every server. If Turbine want people to play on multiple servers (and spend more money that way) how the hell didn't they realise that something like using the same identity in game might be important?

    Since I can't achieve what I hoped for it's better to move on. I'm not going to be able to play without it eating away at me all the time.

    Thanks for the trolling. It wasn't necessary but it made the decision easier to make. You can turn this into a new player attrition thread since another one just left.
    So Aolas is avaleable on kyber now?

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    Quote Originally Posted by PermaBanned View Post
    Besides, the proper way to grief a name isn't to go around being a jerk, it's to make a toon name "Teh_Troll" and go around spouting pleasantries, freely handing out cookies, plat and flowers to everyone you see
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    Quote Originally Posted by Aolas View Post
    I wanted to create my character, Aolas on every server and tonight logged on to Ghallanda to start a new character after playing on Wayfinder for the last two weeks only to find that someone has stolen the name.

    Why would anyone do this? I'm devastated.
    Aolas is not unique...it is quite probable that name was taken on the other servers before you ever new DDO even existed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SirValentine View Post
    And why is it again that we aren't allowed to give negative reputation on the forums anymore? Times like this, I really miss it.
    Because I'd get a buttload of neg rep, and Turbine knows that'd hurt my delicate personality.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kinggartk View Post
    Aolas is not unique...it is quite probable that name was taken on the other servers before you ever new DDO even existed.
    That's irrelevant, the OP invented it in 1979.
    Dear Aolas, leaving this game is probably a good idea since you have bigger fish to fry. I regret to inform you that there is an Aolas Corporation operating in Florida without your expressed permission, and if that were not bad enough, there is an Aolas Consultants operating in Cameroon.
    I would suggest concentrating on the Florida company since it will be the easier of the two to be brought to justice. Then once that is done you need to speak to your Congressman so that the government can be aware of the name-crimes being committed in Cameroon. Hopefully diplomacy will prevail, but if not, the option for Operation Aolas might need to be on the table, assuming of course you let them use the name.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Aolas View Post
    I checked the name three weeks ago before the enhancement pass and it was available. I didn't make a character because I wanted to wait until U19 had gone through. Then I set up on Wayfinder because the server looked vulnerable to closure but decided to take a break from my ranger and try out a different class on Ghallanda, where a guy I made friends with on the forums plays.

    It's not just a name it's an identity. Like your clothes or your hair. Go tell your spouse she isn't allowed to have blonde hair and then say "you can still be brunette or redhead, what's the big deal" or that she can only wear high heel shoes and a skirt. See what you get.

    See the name I use on the forum? Nobody else on the forum can use that name. It's my identity on the forum. The email address I use for my DDO account, nobody can use that either. It's my electronic identity for my DDO account. So the instant I registered the name Aolas (originally on Orien) the name should have been reserved for me on every server. If Turbine want people to play on multiple servers (and spend more money that way) how the hell didn't they realise that something like using the same identity in game might be important?

    Since I can't achieve what I hoped for it's better to move on. I'm not going to be able to play without it eating away at me all the time.

    Thanks for the trolling. It wasn't necessary but it made the decision easier to make. You can turn this into a new player attrition thread since another one just left.
    Well, I would say I am sad to see you go, but I'm not. There is absolutely no way at all that you did not realize names were registered on a per-server basis. While I recognize names are important, they are not that important. What were you going to do when you created another character on the same server? Name it Aolasdeux or something along those lines? Seriously. I have 12 characters I play on the Sarlona server. The names of most are unique enough that I can hop from server to server and use those same names over again, if I wanted to (I have done some of this for favor farming early on, but can't be bothered with it anymore). I will admit that when I played Everquest, my main character's name there was Farmir Browne (because it wouldn't allow "Brown") and I tried to make a druid with that name when druids came out in DDO - but that first name is taken on every server and I will admit to being a little disappointed and tried different spellings (none that I liked) and so changed the name and moved on. You need to grow up some and then you'll realize that a character's name is pretty insignificant, which in turn will enable you to just choose another name and go on with life.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Aolas View Post
    I wanted to create my character, Aolas on every server and tonight logged on to Ghallanda to start a new character after playing on Wayfinder for the last two weeks only to find that someone has stolen the name.

    Why would anyone do this? I'm devastated.
    I was kind of peed when I found out that other people shared my surname - even with the exact spelling and sometimes even nickname.

    But boy did I freak out when I found a few that even shared my last name. 6 billion people and that's what it comes down too? Shame I say, shame.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Daine View Post
    LOL

    Why not try the following names instead:

    iamaolas
    therealaolas
    Xaolasx

    or my favourite:

    legaolas

    which admittedly is probably taken, so you may have to go for:

    xxxlegaolasxxx

    That'll show that scurrilous name thief who the real Aolas is!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Aolas View Post
    I checked the name three weeks ago before the enhancement pass and it was available. I didn't make a character because I wanted to wait until U19 had gone through.
    There are thousands of players in this MMO. If you wish to reserve an available character name, create a temporary placeholder character. You can delete them and immediately have access to the name. It is a very common concept across most MMOs. If you do not do this, the name will be available to the first person who does. They have as much right to using it as you do.
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    OP If your that protective of your name I'd recommend hopping on each server and making a random placeholder character with that name, that way if you ever want to use the name on that server you just delete the random character than create the character you plan on playing.
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    Since people feel I'm doing the community a disservice by wanting a particular name for myself I've deleted my characters and unistalled the game. The name Aolas is now free for anyone to use or make fun of as they see fit.

    Some supportive messages from the nicer players in the game. Anyone else who posted that thinks I'm a loser can look at all the hard work they did to make sure they have something in common with me.

    I will check in a week or two to answer personal messages. Anyone trolling me there will be reported. If someone wants the alias for the forums I can accommodate, send me a PM and I will contact Turbine to have my forum account deleted to free the name up here.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Aolas View Post
    Since people feel I'm doing the community a disservice by wanting a particular name for myself I've deleted my characters and unistalled the game.
    You are only doing yourself a disservice. First, by failing to realize that the system is actually here to protect you. Second, by failing to handle the situation in a mature manner.

    The system actually exists to protect your character names. As an example let's say that you magically got the name from customer service. A year passes and someone else comes along, decides Aolas is a neat name, and contacts customer service. Should they be allowed to take the name from you? Or should you be allowed to keep it?
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