Get Ready for the DCUO Name Reclaim 2023

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

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  1. myandria Item Storage

    A win for those hoarders, yes; not so for the player wanting a particular name. Going through a planned paywall by other players just to get a name is not a win, in my opinion.
  2. Reinheld Devil's Advocate

    I have 2 names I'd like, not for any real good reason, just because I know they are probably going to be available as I know they have not been logged in for longer than a year. If someone else gets them, I'd never pay for them. It's up to the buyer to buy, at least getting them off the dead accounts gives them a chance to make the decision. And hey, maybe if it's obscure enough, they might get lucky and grab it before the hoarders.
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  3. MsTickle Fate Devoted Player

    I don't see how, but, then, I don't have to. Thanks.
  4. Reinheld Devil's Advocate

    I'd say it's the CR skip that's the bigger issue. I know people who only log in 1 time a year, to get the skip....just in case they wanted to pop back in in the future. To me....a CR skip that comes with 20 or so bucks of Nth, cats and seals is more valuable than the useless (but funny) Bruce Wayne ally. And everyone knows we get a skip in Jan (6 years running now?), whereas the April fools gift is hot and cold as to how 'fun' they are.

    Personally I'd say the purge (assuming it were made an annual/semi annual thing) would be done Jan 1st. In with the new year, out with the old. Although as I'd guess it would take manual intervention, I'd guess no one wants to come in on the holiday to do so.

    Either way, I doubt we'll be getting back many names...even if the poachers didn't grab them all first.
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  5. myandria Item Storage

    Hmm..good point; there is always the chance of getting a name before the hoarders do.:)
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  6. Reinheld Devil's Advocate

    There's hope for Errl yet!....well, not now that he posted his bounty here.

    BTW...I now am looking to get 3 names...:rolleyes:
  7. Raven Nocturnal Loyal Player

    *Sigh* I'll probably never get the name I'm after. Last I heard from the grapevine of players searching for the owner for me, he wanted to charge me $600 for it. So I'm guessing that guy will probably sign into his hoarder account once hearing of this :/ (The name I'm after for years is on a dummy character that was never leveled according to census)
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  8. myandria Item Storage

    :confused::eek: :mad: That is insane! You can buy a new gen console for that amount of money!

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  9. OGMyDpsIsBetter Active Player

    Trust me I know all where you coming from.
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  10. CrashMode New Player

    I don't know how I feel about this. Recently came back during Episode 41 after a 5 yr hiatus. I'd be peeved if I came back later and found my fave toons tagged with the _ symbol indicating your a false prophet and of lesser station. I originally frustrated with toon name creation, but with my return, I've found new possibilities with finding OG iconic names. I just got a renamed Kyle Rayner for his upcoming style. I've been more active since my return, renaming lots of alts. I gave up Moon Orchid, and Grimm Nefarious already for better names. TIP: i letter names with a zero for an O, or small case L for capital eye. Add an extra letter in name, the useage of the spacebar, add a short title with it. With my Kyle, i used Kyle RaynerGLCorp. I'm a DC fan first, and most of my 80 toons have epic names and looks to match. What's the big deal?
  11. Jack T. Chance Devoted Player

    I'm calling it now: This is NOT going to make available certain "OG" names that people think they'll be able to get, because the current naming filter rules will block them from being used. Prepare yourselves to be disappointed.
  12. the solowing Steadfast Player

    Not everyone is going to get the name they want, But if it puts names back into the pools that go unused. Im all for it
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  13. Brit Loyal Player

    Exactly. Nobody playing the game loses anything. Some players will get something that they want. Dimensional Ink will make money.

    When the game receives an influx of money, accompanied by a decision that makes part of the player base very happy and grateful, the other part receives zero affect in either direction, the end result is good for the community as a whole.

    This is something that everybody should have been supporting all along.
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  14. Brit Loyal Player

    While the name selling and squatting is still going to be a thing, I am cautiously optimistic. Just from a practical standpoint.

    If you made 100 dummy accounts eight years ago in order to squat on a bunch of names, what are the chance you remember those logins and passwords now?

    And if you do remember them, if the name has been sitting there dead for eight years, if it didn't sell for eight straight years, then why do you think it would sell if you renewed it now?

    Even if it just amounts to 2-3 hours of logging in on each of those accounts one at a time, if all that remains on those accounts are names that have not sold since the last Name Purge, which was 2015, then it either means that those names aren't desireable enough to sell, or it means that they aren't worth as much money as you're asking.

    If you just look at Facebook Marketplace you'll see what happens when people want to sell their old junk. First they ask too much. Then the price goes down. Then the price goes down. Then the price goes down. And at a certain point, it gets so cheap that if it still isn't selling, that means it's just garbage and people stop posting it and throw it away.

    Notice how there haven't been the name-selling shouts in Trade for the past six months? Most of those people have accepted that the names they were selling aren't worth anything, so they stopped trying.

    I suspect a whole bunch of the 2015 squatters are just going to let those accounts expire.

    We'll get a whole new generation of 2023 squatters trying to claim those names that didn't sell, because they didn't live through the 2015 one and see how few names actually sold versus how many names got claimed. It'll still be a race.

    But I actually suspect that those name squatters aren't going to be saving those names and they will be going back into the wild, simply because it's been 8 years, so anything that hasn't sold by now isn't worth trying to sell.
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  15. lllStrichcodelll ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

    This may be too late to request so close before the execution of this name reclaim event, but is it possible to show the previous name of a player after they renamed for at least two weeks below their current name in the inspection screen?

    It will be quite hard to tell who is who since many will change to entirely different names. In general, a rename is also used to escape the consequences of scamming, so this would be also a change that's good to have forever.
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  16. Capt. Retro Well-Known Player

    Just for the purpose of accurate context, there are players selling or at least shouting for name selling/purchase pretty much every day on US/PS. I understand that we all might have different playing experiences, but in my experience, I play everyday with the chats open and it is daily. And this isn't even counting players who buy/sell names for cash on private messages off game. So to be clear, this is still a T.O.S breaking activity that takes place.
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  17. Metallix Active Player

    Is it gonna be free or we gonna have to paid
  18. TheLorax 15000 Post Club

    If you want to change any of your character's names you'll have to pay for the name respec tokens.
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  19. Furious Vee Active Player

    You can bet that trade chat is going to be people trying to buy and sell names. Along with those who are mad they didn't get the name they want.
  20. Metallix Active Player

    So how much it gonna be
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