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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. 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.
    you've joined a game that has been running for 7 years where anyone on a trial account or since the relaunch a free account can make a character with a name then leave that character at lvl1. there have been millions of players flow through the doors, and only a handful of servers for them to make characters on. so the chances of any particular name being free are quite low, especially if that name is in the media (obvious ones like gandalf went on day 1).

    as for me, i made Karg as my first DnD character when i was in secondary school. when i joined the US servers several years after launch i was a little miffed to find Karg had been taken. Worse was my rogue Thunderfoot, he was taken by a lvl4 fighter than in all the years since is still a lvl4. So someone had the same name as one of my main characters yet they don't even play that character now. it's irritating but that is how it works.

    then there is my guild, The Legends Guild. on the now closed european servers the fountain in the harbour had a list of all the founding guilds. in there was the guild called Legends. that is my guild, it has existed since first beta. when we made the choice to migrate to the US servers we had no hope of reclaiming our name as by then the game had been running for years. so we are now called The Legends Guild. none of us particularly like it, but it's the best we could get in such an old game

    what you are getting upset about is something almost every gamer has faced when trying to make a character. it is common among almost every online game where character names need to be unique.

    to lighten the mood here is a little webcomic about a generic MMO (ie it takes inspiration from lots of MMO's).

    http://www.thenoobcomic.com/index.php?pos=3

    as you can see it is one of the first things gamers expect to encounter. you got lucky on Wayfinder as it is a very poorly populated server making the chance of finding your name a lot higher. now that you have tried to make a character on a server with an average population you've run into this most common of problems.
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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. 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.
    Dude if you uninstall the game because someone else is named Aolas then its probably best for everyone involved that you did so. Best bet would be to drop this website out of your favorites also and just go do something else with your time. I hate to see a player go but at the same time some folks just arent cut out for net gaming.

    That said though, I am still pretty sure you are only trolling and if so, its fun!! If not...ahahahahahahah.......aaaaaaahahahahahaah!

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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. 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.
    I don't feel you're doing the community a disservice by wanting a particular name for yourself. There are plenty of names I have wanted for myself that I could not have because someone else already took all the spellings I was willing to accept. I think you are simply incredibly immature and need to realize this is how all MMO's work. Just accept this and go on with life. I also think you are being very short-sighted by leaving the game before you have really begun to play it and get a feel for it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Coyopa View Post
    I think you are simply incredibly immature and need to realize this is how all MMO's work.
    Actually not all MMOs do this. Cryptic uses a different system. It has you select a unique public handle to refer to your account and then allows you to name your characters however you wish. Referring to the character in most situations is done as character@handle. If you try to refer to someone simply by their character name, the system will attempt to automatically determine the handle.
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    OP: I do wish Turbine would copy Diablo 2's name-recycling program, where characters idle for >2 years have their names unlocked, and if anyone takes it before you log back in, you get a free rename...there's too many parked chars that will never play again, they greatly outweigh the occasional L4 char from 3 years back that someone may log back in eventually.

    That being said....you made up the name in 1979 when you were 8? That means you're over 40 years old. Way too old to be doing this petulant "take your ball and go home" cr4p, don't you think?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Aolas View Post

    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.
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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. 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.

    Thanks for playing DDO! Good Luck with your future endeavors....

    This whole thread is a joke right? right? anyone?

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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. 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.
    Well if you are serious then first sorry to see you go and second sorry to see that you still fail to grasp what is going on and that confusion on your part is causing you to leave. I find that very unfortunate.

    If you aren't serious then this is a hall of fame worthy trolling because even now



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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.
    I just want to point out that I personally would hate if my forum identity and toon names were the same. Think about this, let's say that someone, perhaps even yourself, comes here and is new. They would like Aolas as their handle as they use it on other forums and as logins elsewhere. they find it taken so they go with Aolas69 and signup for DDO. they Jump into their first server and find that it's defaulted their first toon name to Aolas69. Sure they can type over it but what if they just stop there. Stare at it, never thinking that they can change it because after all it's their logon for the game AND the forums why would the toon be separate. They shut down the game and leave.

    Even if that doesn't happen who is to say that I want people following me around in game that met me in forum or vise versa for good or ill. Say I am really helpful here but when I play I just want to be left alone to by grindfest. The last thing that is going to help me is to have people tracking me down to ask me advice in game because I am so helpful in forum.

    Seriously though if this was enough for you to delete everything and walk away then I am sorry to see DDO has one less player but given the circumstances it's probably best for all involved.

    If not and this is trolling, well sir well played.


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