Get Ready for the DCUO Name Reclaim 2023

Discussion in 'Announcements' started by Mepps, Apr 12, 2023.

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  1. Brit Loyal Player

    I'm afraid you are mistaken.

    The renames that occurred for the Server Mergers were exclusively with contested names. There was no purge or freeing of names in advance. Contested names had one renamed with the _Tag.

    The single Name Reclaim event is the only example of names ever actually being freed into the wild. Server Mergers did not free up occupied names; they only resolved conflict of two people having the same name by awarding it to one and tagging the other.

    With server mergers, if nobody else had your name on the merging server, it did not matter if you had been inactive for 5 years. You still kept it. They were only "freed" inasmuch as they were contested by the other server and already taken there as well. Nothing actually got freed for new players.
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  2. Proxystar #Perception

    Indeed, don't worry, it gets worse when you start seeing names like

    Shopping List
    Goat Milk
    Dog Food
    Credit Card
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  3. Proxystar #Perception

    No both actions were done at the same time

    Check the dates.
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  4. K3str3lDC Dedicated Player

    Will we be getting name change tokens? If so, I'll probably hold onto them just in case.
  5. Dark Warrior Active Player

    I would say a lot of the names in my signature.
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  6. Mepps Sr. Community Manager

    For clarity, this is just a reclaim because people have been asking for a reclaim. This is not related to any other server work, like merges or crossplay or the like.
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  7. Irvynnge Loyal Player

    actually, while we're here, any chance we can get The Sinister. . . as a title? I got a toon called Mister Blisterpiss, & I reckon having a toon called The Sinister Mister Blisterpiss would be, like, proper gangster.
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  8. GermanM Committed Player

    I hope yes, sorry bro, but in EU PC we need help now, is a wastleland there.
  9. GermanM Committed Player

    But there is still hope?
  10. GermanM Committed Player

    In the end this is "Meh" for me. I create the names of my own characters, or pick names that nobody have and i dont care. But it will be fun see people selling the name of "Batman" and stuff like that.
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  11. Kal-el Earth 1 New Player

    Couldn't this lead to people stealing other people's accounts just to get their stuff or something?
  12. Eve YouTuber

    No? It's just characters names.
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  13. Trexlight Devoted Player

    How dare the devs listen to the Community! The audacity!
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  14. Reinheld Devil's Advocate

    Good stuff. Question (and it may have been asked already. This is TOON dependant, not account dependant, correct? So if you have toons in cold storage on a premium account that was a member (the 10 toons over the premium limit), and haven't been a member for 12+ months, those toons will almost assuredly be impacted, correct?

    Or is it account dependent...where if you have 16 toons (or whatever) but have logged in on one of them, you are covered for all?
  15. Reinheld Devil's Advocate

    If it's a product that people want to buy, and are ASKING to buy (name reclaim is often asked for here and people shout for names in game all the time), how is it a cash grab? No one is making anyone change names, and it does nothing to impact your ability to play and succeed at the game....*cough*legendartyallies*cough*.
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  16. Reinheld Devil's Advocate

    I'd guess the only ones we'll see freed up are ones on dead/banned accounts. Sellers will hear about this and log in.
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  17. Jcal Dedicated Player

    I wasn't able to get the one name I wanted last time and I doubt I will this time either. I know this character doesn't log in anymore, probably for quite some time, but I believe the account holder has a forum account. I remember seeing my coveted name on this person's forum signature. Chances are moderately high that they'll become aware of this name reclaim... dammit, lol.

    If I got it, that name would go to my 1st character, which is crazy to think about. But yeah... expectations in check.
  18. K3str3lDC Dedicated Player

    I honestly don’t really have a particularly strong opinion on name reclaim either way. This is probably due to me treating the character names more like my characters’ usernames than actually their “canon” names so I mostly just care about finding something available that’s close enough to the “canon” name and will make sense if I tell you what it is. Hence why I have a few characters with numbers on the end or replacing letters and a bunch with some part of the name abbreviated or their first name or initials tacked on. A “clean” name is cool and nice and all but not really very important to me TBH. I’m just fine being HLADamian or BGKarma or MS Kestrel or NightwingZoe or Celesteth3Angel.

    Only toon name that bugs me is GAng3l because it's just such a butchering of what I wanted, but that's not because of names being taken...... (it wouldn't let me use Guardian Angel or any alteration of it I tried except that for some reason).
  19. Warped Discord Moderator

    Hi Mepps,

    Do you happen to know if names will be recirculated from banned accounts? I would like to think this is the case but just needed clarification before trying to come up with a list of names to prepare for the reclaim.

  20. poetixmind Level 30

    Soooooo long overdue. thank you!!!
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