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  Arndush

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Joined: 10/27/09
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3/21/14 12:25:28 PM#41
Originally posted by DMKano
Originally posted by Lord.Bachus
Originally posted by MrSalty
another one of those guys whos more concerned about other peoples names rather than playing the game.

And with good reason, an mmo is much more then just a game, its a social experience, and i certainly hope that  names like frack69 are not on my shard

On your shard????

Did you already forget that there are no shards in ESO?

Well, there kind of are. Just not in the traditional EQ server sense. The Mega Server is actually made up of dozens of smaller servers that can communicate seamlessly. So, even though you don't have to log on to different named server, your character might be on North American server 112. While my character is on North American server 045. However, you can send me tell or group invite and then teleport to me. The game will then move your character from one shard to the other so we can play together.

  Torval

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Posts: 6591

3/21/14 12:25:54 PM#42
Originally posted by Iselin
Originally posted by Torvaldr

Wait, I thought subs kept this sort of riff-raff out? I guess this blows that theory out of the water.

Anyway, you get those sorts of names in a pvp game. For some reason hardcore pvp guilds and many pvp players in general love those sorts of names. I don't get it, but I've seen it a lot in pvp games.

Ah...how I love irony. On the one hand you're saying there is no difference between F2P and P2P communities and then you go on with your own myth about PVP vs. PVE communities...priceless!

I'v seen just as many dumb ass names in PVE and PVP - no difference except in the minds of non PVPers.

I feel honored you caught that.  Hey, it was worth a shot. Mostly I see those sorts of names in esport pvp games or shooters, not as much in immersive fantasy games. You don't think there are more silly names in pvp like "branflakes" (that was one I remember specifically) or like evil said above, dawn kibauls. That one is brilliant.

Don't be offended I was just poking a little. I didn't mean it seriously.

Curse you AquaScum!

  Torval

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3/21/14 12:30:37 PM#43
Originally posted by SpottyGekko
Originally posted by Torvaldr

Wait, I thought subs kept this sort of riff-raff out? I guess this blows that theory out of the water.

Anyway, you get those sorts of names in a pvp game. For some reason hardcore pvp guilds and many pvp players in general love those sorts of names. I don't get it, but I've seen it a lot in pvp games.

No, it doesn't "blow that theory out of the water" at all.

People who are reported and have their names changed by the game moderators will risk being banned if they keep offending repeatedly. In a F2P game that threat is meaningless.

You really think they're going to fire $15/mo of dedicated revenue because someone got their panties in a bunch over a name? It will only happen in the most extreme cases. Maybe they'll have to rename or maybe they'll just let it go. Is there an RP ruleset that says you can't have silly names? Grossly offensive, I'm sure, but those aren't that common.

Do you think F2P games just ban paying customers too? They do the same thing. They name change or ignore it.

You don't bite too hard the hand that feeds you.

Curse you AquaScum!

  Arndush

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Joined: 10/27/09
Posts: 309

3/21/14 12:32:42 PM#44

Personally, as someone who enjoys RP on occasion, the only thing that really grinds my gears name wise is when some R.A. Salvatore fanboy names his character Jarlaxle or Drizzt and runs around "RPing" that he's a Drow. Umm, in the words of Dr. Evil, "How about NO!"

I saw this all the time in EQ. You're a Teir'Dal in that game, not a Drow. In ESO, you're a Dunmer, not a Drow. Get over it. This ain't the Forgotten Realms you're looking for...Move along.

  artemisentr4

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Joined: 12/25/08
Posts: 1444

3/21/14 12:40:40 PM#45
Originally posted by Arndush

Personally, as someone who enjoys RP on occasion, the only thing that really grinds my gears name wise is when some R.A. Salvatore fanboy names his character Jarlaxle or Drizzt and runs around "RPing" that he's a Drow. Umm, in the words of Dr. Evil, "How about NO!"

I saw this all the time in EQ. You're a Teir'Dal in that game, not a Drow. In ESO, you're a Dunmer, not a Drow. Get over it. This ain't the Forgotten Realms you're looking for...Move along.

Ok, now you are taking away my fun as a R.A. Salvatore fanboy.

 

But no, I don't try to do as you say above. I might if it was a Forgotten Realms online, but this is ESO. I won't be playing an Artemis assassin either.  But I will steal a name here or there based on a character I want to build, I use last names more when they have them and go with a non related first name.

“How many people long for that "past, simpler, and better world," I wonder, without ever recognizing the truth that perhaps it was they who were simpler and better, and not the world about them?”
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  Arndush

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Joined: 10/27/09
Posts: 309

3/21/14 1:38:23 PM#46
Originally posted by artemisentr4
Originally posted by Arndush

Personally, as someone who enjoys RP on occasion, the only thing that really grinds my gears name wise is when some R.A. Salvatore fanboy names his character Jarlaxle or Drizzt and runs around "RPing" that he's a Drow. Umm, in the words of Dr. Evil, "How about NO!"

I saw this all the time in EQ. You're a Teir'Dal in that game, not a Drow. In ESO, you're a Dunmer, not a Drow. Get over it. This ain't the Forgotten Realms you're looking for...Move along.

Ok, now you are taking away my fun as a R.A. Salvatore fanboy.

 

But no, I don't try to do as you say above. I might if it was a Forgotten Realms online, but this is ESO. I won't be playing an Artemis assassin either.  But I will steal a name here or there based on a character I want to build, I use last names more when they have them and go with a non related first name.

I always tease guys who make assassins called Artemis. It's really a woman's name. It's the name of Zeus' daughter. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Artemis

  Iselin

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Joined: 3/04/08
Posts: 5079

3/21/14 2:33:10 PM#47
Originally posted by Torvaldr
Originally posted by Iselin
Originally posted by Torvaldr

Wait, I thought subs kept this sort of riff-raff out? I guess this blows that theory out of the water.

Anyway, you get those sorts of names in a pvp game. For some reason hardcore pvp guilds and many pvp players in general love those sorts of names. I don't get it, but I've seen it a lot in pvp games.

Ah...how I love irony. On the one hand you're saying there is no difference between F2P and P2P communities and then you go on with your own myth about PVP vs. PVE communities...priceless!

I'v seen just as many dumb ass names in PVE and PVP - no difference except in the minds of non PVPers.

I feel honored you caught that.  Hey, it was worth a shot. Mostly I see those sorts of names in esport pvp games or shooters, not as much in immersive fantasy games. You don't think there are more silly names in pvp like "branflakes" (that was one I remember specifically) or like evil said above, dawn kibauls. That one is brilliant.

Don't be offended I was just poking a little. I didn't mean it seriously.

No offence taken, lol. And you might be right about FPS games...it's been a while since I've played any, My experience is from MMOs that typically have both PVE and PVP and honestly I can't tell a difference between the two with respect to idiotic names.

 

I also typically play in RP servers when those exist, since the people there tend to take immersion more seriously...except for the ones who love to roll there just to troll RPers that is.

  artemisentr4

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Posts: 1444

3/21/14 3:03:33 PM#48
Originally posted by Arndush
Originally posted by artemisentr4
Originally posted by Arndush

Personally, as someone who enjoys RP on occasion, the only thing that really grinds my gears name wise is when some R.A. Salvatore fanboy names his character Jarlaxle or Drizzt and runs around "RPing" that he's a Drow. Umm, in the words of Dr. Evil, "How about NO!"

I saw this all the time in EQ. You're a Teir'Dal in that game, not a Drow. In ESO, you're a Dunmer, not a Drow. Get over it. This ain't the Forgotten Realms you're looking for...Move along.

Ok, now you are taking away my fun as a R.A. Salvatore fanboy.

 

But no, I don't try to do as you say above. I might if it was a Forgotten Realms online, but this is ESO. I won't be playing an Artemis assassin either.  But I will steal a name here or there based on a character I want to build, I use last names more when they have them and go with a non related first name.

I always tease guys who make assassins called Artemis. It's really a woman's name. It's the name of Zeus' daughter. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Artemis

That's a good way to end up dead, teasing assassins. But I guess that is a chance you are willing to take.

“How many people long for that "past, simpler, and better world," I wonder, without ever recognizing the truth that perhaps it was they who were simpler and better, and not the world about them?”
R.A.Salvatore

  Rigamortis

Novice Member

Joined: 3/23/05
Posts: 220

3/21/14 4:28:39 PM#49

I really didn't take notice of morons with bad names in the beta weekends,  until I came across somebody who thought he was clever naming himself "Phallus".

-Rig

  Pig-Eye

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Joined: 2/01/14
Posts: 116

3/21/14 5:07:24 PM#50
Originally posted by flizzer

Good manners among the vast majority of MMO gamers.   Oh, you are serious there.  

I love MMOs but find my fellow MMO gamers generally at the lower end of the scale when it comes to good manners and people I would care to associate with in real life. 

 

So much wisdom here ^^

 

Sad, but true!

I got your Deliverance!

Where's my banjo?!!

  Pig-Eye

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Joined: 2/01/14
Posts: 116

3/21/14 5:11:33 PM#51
Originally posted by Iselin
Originally posted by Torvaldr
Originally posted by Iselin
Originally posted by Torvaldr

Wait, I thought subs kept this sort of riff-raff out? I guess this blows that theory out of the water.

Anyway, you get those sorts of names in a pvp game. For some reason hardcore pvp guilds and many pvp players in general love those sorts of names. I don't get it, but I've seen it a lot in pvp games.

Ah...how I love irony. On the one hand you're saying there is no difference between F2P and P2P communities and then you go on with your own myth about PVP vs. PVE communities...priceless!

I'v seen just as many dumb ass names in PVE and PVP - no difference except in the minds of non PVPers.

I feel honored you caught that.  Hey, it was worth a shot. Mostly I see those sorts of names in esport pvp games or shooters, not as much in immersive fantasy games. You don't think there are more silly names in pvp like "branflakes" (that was one I remember specifically) or like evil said above, dawn kibauls. That one is brilliant.

Don't be offended I was just poking a little. I didn't mean it seriously.

No offence taken, lol. And you might be right about FPS games...it's been a while since I've played any, My experience is from MMOs that typically have both PVE and PVP and honestly I can't tell a difference between the two with respect to idiotic names.

 

I also typically play in RP servers when those exist, since the people there tend to take immersion more seriously...except for the ones who love to roll there just to troll RPers that is.

 

My experience with the RP crowd is vastly different than yours. I always run into the weirdo's wanting to cyber. Makes me wonder about them in RL, like should they be hunted down and shot before they commit any real offences.

I got your Deliverance!

Where's my banjo?!!

  simsalabim77

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Joined: 4/27/13
Posts: 642

3/21/14 5:11:47 PM#52
What, you don't enjoy seeing Pubestache and his friend Dickfingers out questing? MMO players are very creative and will think up ways to make vulgar names even if there is a naming policy. All ya can do is report it, and I'm sure there will be a ticket or flagging system to handle this type of thing. 
  Talemire

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Joined: 5/01/06
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Jesus is Lord.

3/21/14 5:28:44 PM#53
It's the players with two first names that you have to watch out for lol jk.

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  Wighty

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Joined: 1/10/08
Posts: 656

3/21/14 5:34:43 PM#54
Originally posted by Arndush
Originally posted by artemisentr4
Originally posted by Arndush

Personally, as someone who enjoys RP on occasion, the only thing that really grinds my gears name wise is when some R.A. Salvatore fanboy names his character Jarlaxle or Drizzt and runs around "RPing" that he's a Drow. Umm, in the words of Dr. Evil, "How about NO!"

I saw this all the time in EQ. You're a Teir'Dal in that game, not a Drow. In ESO, you're a Dunmer, not a Drow. Get over it. This ain't the Forgotten Realms you're looking for...Move along.

Ok, now you are taking away my fun as a R.A. Salvatore fanboy.

 

But no, I don't try to do as you say above. I might if it was a Forgotten Realms online, but this is ESO. I won't be playing an Artemis assassin either.  But I will steal a name here or there based on a character I want to build, I use last names more when they have them and go with a non related first name.

I always tease guys who make assassins called Artemis. It's really a woman's name. It's the name of Zeus' daughter. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Artemis

Every time I hear the name Artemis I think:

 

What are your other Hobbies?

Gaming is Dirt Cheap compared to this...

  NagilumSadow

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3/21/14 5:35:50 PM#55
Originally posted by Lord.Bachus
Originally posted by MrSalty
another one of those guys whos more concerned about other peoples names rather than playing the game.

And with good reason, an mmo is much more then just a game, its a social experience, and i certainly hope that  names like frack69 are not on my shard

 

Excellent point.


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  Wighty

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3/21/14 5:42:23 PM#56
Originally posted by NagilumSadow
Originally posted by Lord.Bachus
Originally posted by MrSalty
another one of those guys whos more concerned about other peoples names rather than playing the game.

And with good reason, an mmo is much more then just a game, its a social experience, and i certainly hope that  names like frack69 are not on my shard

 

Excellent point.

It's a sad case when the attention whores try to be witty and relevent with their leet boy" names... All it does is show they are quite the opposite and are probably rejects from the CoD/BF type games.

 

I really hope Zeni puts some hard restrictions on this so the game doesn't turn into some 4chan cesspool where everyone just trys to one up each other with ass hat names.

What are your other Hobbies?

Gaming is Dirt Cheap compared to this...

  Bad.dog

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3/21/14 5:48:19 PM#57
Dam I wanted to call myself Choke Stick ...Orc Soc with a big staff
  ButeoRegalis

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3/21/14 5:48:31 PM#58

I'll still ding racist and homophobic names in-game, but I have given up on the sexual innuendos and scatologic references.

As for good manners, I usually see a "thanks" when you whisper someone an answer to their question. If someone behaves like a complete ass in chat ore dungeon runs, they get kicked and /ignore and you move on.

I don't really PvP much, but I understand it can get rough out there and "it's expected and accepted".

  jircris

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3/21/14 5:56:16 PM#59
As far as names go the only thing that bothers me are those who are not original enough to come up atleast with something. I see a lot of awsometonn124574 my reply to those are...really your SO unoriginal that you have to put numbers in it >>

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  kage71

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3/21/14 6:01:35 PM#60
Originally posted by Arndush

Personally, as someone who enjoys RP on occasion, the only thing that really grinds my gears name wise is when some R.A. Salvatore fanboy names his character Jarlaxle or Drizzt and runs around "RPing" that he's a Drow. Umm, in the words of Dr. Evil, "How about NO!"

I saw this all the time in EQ. You're a Teir'Dal in that game, not a Drow. In ESO, you're a Dunmer, not a Drow. Get over it. This ain't the Forgotten Realms you're looking for...Move along.

First and foremost I am no fan boy of any fantasy (I don't even understand why the word fan boy even applies to games)  however I would like to point out how wrong you are to your second part of you statements.

Teir'Dal yes it is a playable class of EQ however it IS IN FACT a Drow reference: http://everquestlore.wikia.com/wiki/Teir%60Dal

Dunner yes this is a playable class of ESO however the same as before it is a Drow reference: http://elderscrolls.wikia.com/wiki/Dunmer

I have a strong sense that you just have a problem with people playing drow elves and RPing them. Or maybe you don't fully understand that before all this mess people (like myself) were playing the board D&D with drow elves which literly created the characters and games and MMOs just picked them up and renamed them. However with that being said a drow is a drow and both of these races are in fact drow.

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