being just a little creative naming toons...

Discussion in 'General Gameplay Discussion' started by ConcealFate, Nov 18, 2014.

  1. ConcealFate Well-Known Member

    first of all, YES I know you can name your characters whatever you want and "if i dont like it i dont have to play the game" and all the other expected responses. With that said... I dont know if it just bothers me more than others but seeing names like ( totally making these up for the sake of the convo ) Bluballz, Copasquat, Ieattolietpaper and the wide array of silly names kind of tarnishes the fun of the game. yes? no? just looking for opinions...not condemning anyone.
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  2. Raff Well-Known Member

    We had a guildie who...umm...pushed the boundary a bit on one of his toon names. We told him he had better change it...but he wouldn't. Came back into game one day and the Mods had changed his name for him. I don't remember what it was (this was several yrs ago)...but I remember us laughing about it cause it was the name of a long dead Pope.
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  3. Keller Member

    I just thank them in silence for the little heads up. Last spot and 2 people whisper me? Bluballz, sorry we are full.
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  4. Afista_DG Well-Known Member


    The initial name filter will prevent some of the inappropriate words. But, as you mentioned, creative spelling can sometimes circumvent the system. If you come across extremely inappropriate or offensive names during your travels, please report them.
  5. Enric_of_Neriak Member

    I will admit that from time to time when I see some of the more creative ways players side step the name filter I get a little annoyed. Sometimes I even rage into the ether about they are ruining my gaming experience. Once the self-righteous indignation works its way out of my system and rational thought settles back into its place I go back to my game.

    I have reported names in the past, but they were usually sexually explicit or offensive for obvious reasons to reasonable people.

    On the whole I just get jealous at my own lack of creativity and run Vanill A'bean through the next quest.
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  6. Makya Active Member

    We also had a "less-than-sharp" guildmate that had one of his toons named a bit on the inappropriate side. Seemed to be fine for him until he attended a guide event and promptly had his name changed to Fluffybunbun. He no longer plays but the rest of the guild still laughs about it to this day.
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  7. Wanic Active Member

    I do enjoy getting fcukup or something to that description on the random name generator. I have a screenshot somewhere iirc
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  8. Regolas Well-Known Member

    The real annoyance is perfectly reasonable names aren't allowed for some strange reason but then you get through with rude ones or people called Plking or something lame.
  9. Atan Well-Known Member

    Sneaking names thru both the filter and the acceptable use policy is a mini game I enjoy playing.

    I like to think mine are more creative than the ones listed, but at the same time, I know I'm skirting a fine line.

    Those that know some of my character names will appreciate this ;)
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  10. Charlice Well-Known Member

    I always feel embarrassed when I see stupid names. They don't even have to be rude, just stupid. I just ignore them.

    I'm always amused when SoE rename some of them to stuff like Angelcake, Pumpkin etc. that makes me lol.
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  11. Atan Well-Known Member

    Yeah, they've certainly developed a sense of humor lately with these.
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  12. Wirewhisker Well-Known Member

    Nobody "whispers" in this game.
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  13. Lateana Older than Dirt, Playing EQII since 2004

    I have seen some names so nasty that I can't type them in this forum. I have also seen some mean spirited names aimed at the President. All are thankfully now long gone. However, if someone is stupid enough to name themselves something self-deprecating I pass it along for all to laugh at.
  14. Anghammarad Well-Known Member

    as soon as I see someone that had an inappropriate name getting changed into "Roflgotrenamed" ... I think I'll buy a full years sub *g*
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  15. ConcealFate Well-Known Member

    yes! gotta love when that happens. create name....... Darathor..... that name is not allowed because of the explicit what???
  16. Gaealiege Active Member

    I fondly recall a particularly incensing name (presidential racial epithet) on Butcherblock. It was reported and the devs changed the players name to "Cupcakepants." This delighted me to no end and enraged the player. Hopefully he left the community.
  17. Griff Well-Known Member

    Perhaps it's just the prejudice of human nature, but players with names like Ihealzu and Iruberknight I tend to avoid. They could very well be the best that the game has to offer, but the repugnant names serve as a form of natural selection when it comes to groups. A part of me feels that if nothing else, I'm going to be in a group with a lot of smack talk and annoying abbreviated chat which, for me, is annoying enough to avoid.
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  18. Mizgamer62 Feldon Fan Club Member

    One of my favorite names I recall from the early days of the game was a gnome, first name: lawngnomebob - last name: snowwhitespimp. They made him change his last name, which became onthefrontlawn :p .
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  19. Hluill New Member

    When Roleplaying and immersion was more a primary focus, I would converse in character with those with silly names. Introductions themselves sometime led to fun conversations. Now i just ignore them.
  20. Prrasha Well-Known Member

    Not in favor of dopey/porny/druggy names. But it's funny when SOE causes it. Server mergers and character transfers append an "x" to a character's name if both servers have someone with that name. I knew a guy with an alt named "necrose"...

    (Makes me wonder if anyone gamed the system by creating alts on both servers of a merger pair just to get a character with a name like that past the filter... )