Dumb Question: Deleted chars, can I take that name?

Discussion in 'Gotham City (General Gameplay)' started by Jurgen Blitz, May 20, 2014.

  1. Jurgen Blitz Dedicated Player

    So yeah, let´s say I want to rename my current main char with the name that my very first "truly engaged" char had, a char that I deleted. Can I?
  2. kawe Loyal Player

    Yes you can, as far as I know. Unless someone has taken the name after you deleted you toon.
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  3. TheLoneLantern New Player

    Yup, as long as no one takes it between you deleting the character, and you changing your main's name.
  4. Little Sister New Player

    As long as it's not yet taken, yes you can name a character a deleted character's name. They become available right away. I've deleted a toon before and re-made it minutes after with the same name.
  5. LordStrongsword New Player

    Yes, once you delete a character you can reuse the name. I actually did that when I decided that the hero side was better populated than the villain side and deleted my villain to make her a hero and used the name again.
  6. Jurgen Blitz Dedicated Player

    Yoohoo! I can then stop bein JurgenBlitzII and once again become... Jurgen Blitz, the one and only!

    Hopefully. Because if someone took my name, I will hang them upon their entrails.
  7. TheLoneLantern New Player

    I would wait a day or two before changing names. There might be someone online right now reading this thread and trying to snipe it from you.
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  8. Yui Loyal Player

    K.F. is right.

    First thing you need to know when renaming toons is to never let anyone know, by any means, the name you're gonna rename your character to.
    People can use this as an opportunity to get in-game cash/items or PSN Cards or Station Cash Cards from you [yes, they can use the latter as long as the trade doesn't happen in-game or any medium managed by SOE or PSN I think], before they let go of the name you're gonna use.
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  9. oasenhoheit Loyal Player

    This exact Scenario happened to a league-mate:
    He deleted a "Nameholder"-alt and wanted to rename his main directly after that, but the Name was allready taken, when he logged back on his main and wanted to Change the Name.

    That's why I think, that a Name of a deleted toon should be blocked for the original account for a Minimum time, like an hour or so, before someone else can grab it.
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  10. Hero of Justice New Player

    I like this idea, even 30 minutes or so would probably be enough for people to switch without worry.
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