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Character Limit/ Names


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Ok, so in most MMOs you choose a server, make a character, customize them and pick a name. In said MMOs you tend to have a limit to how many characters you can make per server as well as per account.

Here come my questions/ concerns:
-This game (TESO) is said to operate on one "mega-server", will the character cap be similar to other games meaning each player will only ever be able to have a limited number of characters (if so I hope its 9) or will there be a higher cap/ different system. (I know no one will know much about this yet)

-Also as it stands, with one server, if names are unique (and I'm sure they will be) it will be very difficult to find original names. I know GW2 has game wide name reservation and it works fine, I also know that this is an unavoidable aspect of the game at this point but I wanted to point it out for the sake of getting feedback.

I hope to hear your ideas and knowledge on the subject.

I do realize that GW2 is very similar in both regards, but I'm really interested to know if this game will pull it off differently/ more effectively (I'm not a fan of the GW2 character system)
This post was last modified: December 8th 2012 05:15 PM by Blitskrieg


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Post #16487
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You'll have a combination of first and last name which have to be unique. According to mmorpg.com you can go with just a single name, if you prefere. (Which would make sense lore wise) Considering this and the different naming conventions for the different races, it shouldn't pose much of a problem to find a unique and lore fitting name.

The amount of character slots per account has not been announced. General consensus is at least 3.


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Post #16494
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Yes a first and second name system was exactly what I was hoping for, and I'm hoping for an 13 character limit for the second name field at least.


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Post #16498
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I'm guessing they'll let you have up to nine, three from each faction so the possibility exists for players to give every race a try. You'll probably be allowed to choose the the same race three times in the same faction if you want though. Only one character playable at a time.
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The answer to your first question will probably depend on the payment model. If it's P2P... then it'll probably be either 3 or 9 (1 per faction or 1 per race). If it's F2P/B2P then you'll probably get 1 or 2 by default and be able to purchase more character slots.

I think I remember one of the devs saying in an interview or a video that players will have to choose a first and last name. I could be wrong, and I've read/watched so many that I'd have no idea where to find the statement if I tried now. I'll definitely choose a last name and try to have the same last name for all of my characters as a sort of personal house/alliance type of thing. As far as letter limit goes... I hope it isn't TOO long... I hate seeing trolls with way too many letters. Troll with 11 l's still spells trolllllllllll.
This post was last modified: December 8th 2012 06:01 PM by Sereo Sorcari
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Post #16512
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Thanks for the feedback :). I didn't realize there was already information on the topic available.


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Post #16539
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I hope they have 1 character slot per available class at launch. If there are to be 9 different classes, then 9 character slots. As for naming, for the love of Talos I hope RP naming rules are enforced for everyone. I don't wanna see someone named MastrpwnsXX. Real names only. Like Voren, or Cools-His-Hands, or Deveron. ^_^
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All I know is that if anyone steals my name, I'm gonna hunt them down 24/7 and murder them constantly in PvP. i'll just get a group to target them only.


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Post #16547
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I really don't understand how the mega-server will work. Won't it become extremely cluttered?


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(December 8th 2012 09:27 PM)Octagonapus97 Wrote:  I really don't understand how the mega-server will work. Won't it become extremely cluttered?

no everyone is phased according to the "questionnaire play style" they fill out
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I hope the choice to go with a first name only is accurate, because as a Khajiit player, I haven't come up with any decent names that a Khajiit would use (lore-wise). The problem is that Khajiit (and similarly other races as well) don't have surnames, just titles or nicknames (Sugar-Lips Habasi, from Morrowind, for example). I have a few names in mind just in case we must choose a surname, but I hope that this isn't the case.


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Post #16593
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im also wondering if we can name our characters after famous people in the lore such as gods and daedric gods anybody know if they wil block out this names?
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i still remember TittyMcCockFuck from the other thread. lool
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(December 9th 2012 06:19 AM)Moridir Wrote:  im also wondering if we can name our characters after famous people in the lore such as gods and daedric gods anybody know if they wil block out this names?

I'm guessing they'll block out major characters from lore, but I bet you'd still be able to do the first name of a character in lore followed by a surname that's not.
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ahh that sucks oh well then lol
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