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Bloodydreams36
10-28-2011, 03:58 AM
<p>Hey I know ppl get all worked up about this but I would like to complain a min. My first EQ2 toon was a wiz and fury. My fury I loved the named and even made some great friends. One day my 6yo son deleted. I had left the game on and was doing other things. I of course came back the next day and tried to play my toon and realized the problem. I tried to remake her being new to the game and not sure what to do and someone had the name. I later made a new fury and seen her just standing still.  I sent a number of tells trying to get them to delete it explaining my problem and no response. well Since then I have been complaining about it. I heard about someone (back in Oggok server) talking to a GM and getting it back and I was told they couldnt do it. Since then I have heard over and over stories about ppl getting names back or freed. I have tried to petition with no help always with sry but we dont do that. After 2 server merges and both times the person with the name I had played less then 2 hrs over 3yrs ago etc. Now Im on Everfrost. The person with my name (well guess not my name now) <table cellspacing="4" cellpadding="0" width="98%"><tbody><tr><td>Server</td><td>Everfrost</td></tr><tr><td>Race :</td><td>Human</td></tr><tr><td>Adventure Profession :</td><td>Fury (3)</td></tr><tr><td>Artisan Class :</td><td>Unskilled (1)</td></tr><tr><td>Secondary Tradeskill :</td><td>none (0)</td></tr><tr><td>City Alignment :</td><td>Qeynos</td></tr><tr><td>Guild :</td><td>Currently not in a Guild</td></tr><tr><td> </td><td> </td></tr><tr><td>Date Created</td><td>Dec 11, 2008</td></tr><tr><td>Total Time Played</td><td>1 Hours 20 Minutes</td></tr></tbody></table></p><p> Now I dont know about If they play other SOE games but no alts shown . What gets me is a Guildie of mine just got a toon he had back when he first started and he had the same problem so now he has a lvl 50 toon from before DoF. What are u thinking SOE. I have been refered to post my GMs and even was told they were going to work on something but no clue whats going on! If u have any comments or Suggestions let me know PLS this is making me mad!</p>

Brigh
10-28-2011, 04:10 AM
Well for one your post is sort of fragmented and hard to understand. When you say names do you want a particular name or do you want an old character back that was deleted. Obviously if you delete a character you give up your right to keep that name so someone else can use it. Submit a petition about getting an old character back. No one can help you here.

Bloodydreams36
10-28-2011, 04:53 AM
<p>Sry the thought came out jumbled. lol taking care of 2 sick kids atm so took a could times to type it all out. Im just upset that some one from a long time ago took the name and never played again. Specially since i have seen from time to time ppl have the same problem and get the name back. Its not that they play it now its that a name made a long time ago back in '05 I have been fighting to get back and every merger has had a result of a non played toon just sit when they could put in a program to free the names ppl dont play. <img src="/eq2/images/smilies/c30b4198e0907b23b8246bdd52aa1c3c.gif" border="0" /></p>

darwich
10-28-2011, 08:07 AM
so you had a name.. deleted it.. someone else took it, and your upset that you cant have it?

Felshades
10-28-2011, 07:21 PM
<p><cite>darwich wrote:</cite></p><blockquote>so you had a name.. deleted it.. someone else took it, and your upset that you cant have it? </blockquote><p>His kid deleted it and when he went to remake the toon after the deletion someone else had the name. That someone else that hasn't logged in in 3 years, nor gotten past level 3.</p><p>Edit: Something that would fix that is something that Blizzard does in WoW. When a character is deleted, renamed or transferred off the server that name is locked to that account for a certain period of time. No one else can use the name, but your account can.</p><p>Example, my shaman on Skywall, Sakiri. If I transfer her off, rename or delete the character, the name Sakiri is not usable by anyone else on the server for X days. If I want to use the name, only one of those name loss circumstances prevents the same account from reusing the name immediately. Can't remember which one though.</p><p>This was put into place to prevent impersonation, even though it still happens to a degree via special characters. I had two impersonators on once at the same time. One also a shaman, one a warrior. Trash talking in trade, using racial slurs and stuff. I got the notice from a friend of mine, I was on an alt. I relog my shaman. Watched them go at it for a little bit.  "Imitation if the finest form of flattery. I'm touched." Both of them went dead silent. Lol.</p>

Wingrider01
10-30-2011, 09:40 AM
<p><cite>[email protected] wrote:</cite></p><blockquote><p><cite>darwich wrote:</cite></p><blockquote>so you had a name.. deleted it.. someone else took it, and your upset that you cant have it? </blockquote><p>His kid deleted it and when he went to remake the toon after the deletion someone else had the name. That someone else that hasn't logged in in 3 years, nor gotten past level 3.</p><p>Edit: Something that would fix that is something that Blizzard does in WoW. When a character is deleted, renamed or transferred off the server that name is locked to that account for a certain period of time. No one else can use the name, but your account can.</p><p>Example, my shaman on Skywall, Sakiri. If I transfer her off, rename or delete the character, the name Sakiri is not usable by anyone else on the server for X days. If I want to use the name, only one of those name loss circumstances prevents the same account from reusing the name immediately. Can't remember which one though.</p><p>This was put into place to prevent impersonation, even though it still happens to a degree via special characters. I had two impersonators on once at the same time. One also a shaman, one a warrior. Trash talking in trade, using racial slurs and stuff. I got the notice from a friend of mine, I was on an alt. I relog my shaman. Watched them go at it for a little bit.  "Imitation if the finest form of flattery. I'm touched." Both of them went dead silent. Lol.</p></blockquote><p>wait so the character was deleted over 3 years ago and not the person is demanding it back............. makes sense - not</p><p>don;t go by level, have multiple characters across multiple accounts that are used as mules they have full banks, all with a few hundrad plat or better on them, and some of them are under level 5 and over 3 years old. You do realize the wow does not mass delete names or characters don;t you?  The hold time on the name over there is 3 months and no one can get it overridden, GM's ther do not have the ability or the authority to do it, not even for the original owner. By the way they also fixed the issue with special characters a number of updates ago, so that can;t happen any more</p>

IceStormx
11-02-2011, 07:23 AM
<p>I would love to see names being freed up and purged, it is a dreadful nightmare making new toons because every name I come up with is taken by a level 1 to 50 that has been inactive for 5 plus years.</p><p>Something really needs to be in place for inactive accounts to lose rights to there names regardless of toons level or achievements if they quit the game fine but thats no reason to ruin the game for everyone els, many other long standing companies use purges now when accounts are inactive for so long</p>

Befallen_Valgav
11-02-2011, 09:21 AM
<p>I totally agree with purging names. Im sorry but if you made a toon over 2 years ago and you have played it less than 5 hours...you should have the name removed. It used to be you could petition to have a name freed up then all of a sudden SOE in its infinate wisdom decided to not provide that service anymore.</p><p>I think it was COH that decide that if you didnt use a name within a certain amount of months the name could be used by someone else and if you logged back in you had a X on your name or some such thing. I dont see why SOE doesnt do the same thing. If I didnt have my account active for over a year lets say and I came back and found my toons with x's on the name because someone else wanted the name that was activly playing I dont think I would have a legitament complaint about it. Of course this is just my 2 cents worth.</p>