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In every MMO there are always character names that are cringe worthy. regardless of if it is a sexual reference or something lame like "healsforyou" what names bother you the most?
I'm waiting for the Orcs named Thrall or Bosmer rangers named Legolas.


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Dunmer named Drizzt will meet the end of my blade.


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Whats wrong with those type of names? (not talking about movie characters) I think they are awesome. I know a guy who names his character Brohawkus and I saw a guy with the name Truckasaurus. Both names are sick. If I could think of an original name similar to these I would use it. I see nothing wrong with these times of names. If your a RPer and you are seeing these names then obviously your on wrong server.
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(February 28th 2013, 01:09 PM)Jennawynn Wrote: Dunmer named Drizzt will meet the end of my blade.

I'm going to take all possible variations of that name and keeping them away from the clones.


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(February 28th 2013, 01:14 PM)Artarius Aetius Wrote: Whats wrong with those type of names? (not talking about movie characters) I think they are awesome. I know a guy who names his character Brohawkus and I aw another named guy with the name Truckasaurus. Both names are sick. If I could think of an original name similar to these I would use it. I see nothing wrong with these times of names. If your a RPer and you are seeing these names then obviously your on wrong server.

Brohawkus isn't too bad, but Truckasaurus is a terrible name. The point I have is that it seems like a direct slap in the face for the lore of the series. The Elder Scrolls has been around for almost 20 years. The stories have been fleshed out. People have spent the last 2 decades coming up with, inventing, reading, ingesting the world. To come in with some Breton named Healzforu just means that a) you have absolutely no creativity, b) you don't know how to google "breton female names", and c) you don't even CARE about the world you are inhabiting. At least pretend to fancy-up a name.

The Drizzt comment is because Dunmer are NOT Drow. No way shape or form. Just because they are both elves with dark skin, people think they're the same.

To me, it all boils down to respect for the game world and the people who have spent their lives bringing it to us.


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(February 28th 2013, 01:14 PM)Artarius Aetius Wrote: Whats wrong with those type of names? (not talking about movie characters) I think they are awesome. I know a guy who names his character Brohawkus and I saw a guy with the name Truckasaurus. Both names are sick. If I could think of an original name similar to these I would use it. I see nothing wrong with these times of names. If your a RPer and you are seeing these names then obviously your on wrong server.

I'm not saying some cant have those names, i'm not a Nazi. But that doesn't mean that i wont be irritated by how lame they are. I'm not referring to trying to RP, and your right that has its place.

A lot of the time its a sexual reference i seen a guy with the name monstercaulk, which i wasn't sure to laugh or just cry at that. I think there is a lot to a name and it really speaks to the maturity of the player.


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(February 28th 2013, 01:21 PM)Jennawynn Wrote:
(February 28th 2013, 01:14 PM)Artarius Aetius Wrote: Whats wrong with those type of names? (not talking about movie characters) I think they are awesome. I know a guy who names his character Brohawkus and I aw another named guy with the name Truckasaurus. Both names are sick. If I could think of an original name similar to these I would use it. I see nothing wrong with these times of names. If your a RPer and you are seeing these names then obviously your on wrong server.

Brohawkus isn't too bad, but Truckasaurus is a terrible name. The point I have is that it seems like a direct slap in the face for the lore of the series. The Elder Scrolls has been around for almost 20 years. The stories have been fleshed out. People have spent the last 2 decades coming up with, inventing, reading, ingesting the world. To come in with some Breton named Healzforu just means that a) you have absolutely no creativity, b) you don't know how to google "breton female names", and c) you don't even CARE about the world you are inhabiting. At least pretend to fancy-up a name.

The Drizzt comment is because Dunmer are NOT Drow. No way shape or form. Just because they are both elves with dark skin, people think they're the same.

To me, it all boils down to respect for the game world and the people who have spent their lives bringing it to us.

I'm sorry but not everyone is a RPer. Us non RPers can play how we like and its not disrespectful unless you have that type of name on a rp server. On a pvp/pve server its perfectly fine, on a rp server I would say no. My name isn't even a Breton name It's a name I created and have always used it. Also the developers definitely don't care about what a person names their character (unless its on a rper server or its inappropriate.). They only care about your money. Remember this is a business.

One of my officers in my guild is named ProphetTheory.


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(February 28th 2013, 01:43 PM)Artarius Aetius Wrote: I'm sorry but not everyone is a RPer. Us non RPers can play how we like and its not disrespectful unless you have that type of name on a rp server. On a pvp/pve server its perfectly fine, on a rp server I would say no. My name isn't even a Breton name It's a name I created and have always used it. Also the developers definitely don't care about what a person names their character (unless its on a rper server or its inappropriate.). They only care about your money. Remember this is a business.

One of my officers in my guild is named ProphetTheory.

Honestly, this is the first game I've considered RPing. I'm not saying you have to have a canon name. Besides the one named Velyna Veloth (for RP), all my characters will be -wynn since it's a naming convention brought over from my DDO days. I don't even mind "bad" names as long as they are creative. Example- I've typically named my characters Jennawynn, Bellawynn, Hannawynn, etc., but I had a fire sorcerer named Exploswynn and a tournament entry named Champiwynn.

When I see someone with a crude joke in their name, I don't want to play with them. My pet peeves beyond those are the "Bob the Barbarian" and clearly displaced characters (Drizzt). I also wish people would spell-check their character and guild names before hitting enter. Especially when it's obvious it is not a tweak because someone else already had the original.

As far as servers, I thought they weren't having separate servers? I'm not trying to force my will upon others. That's just how I feel. I can't make you rename your "HulkSmash," but you can't stop me from being annoyed by your choice. Also, it may be a business, but if I spent 20 years building a world, I'd feel something for it beyond just money. I can't bear to throw out doodled notebooks from ten years ago!


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(February 28th 2013, 08:32 PM)Jennawynn Wrote:
(February 28th 2013, 01:43 PM)Artarius Aetius Wrote: I'm sorry but not everyone is a RPer. Us non RPers can play how we like and its not disrespectful unless you have that type of name on a rp server. On a pvp/pve server its perfectly fine, on a rp server I would say no. My name isn't even a Breton name It's a name I created and have always used it. Also the developers definitely don't care about what a person names their character (unless its on a rper server or its inappropriate.). They only care about your money. Remember this is a business.

One of my officers in my guild is named ProphetTheory.

Honestly, this is the first game I've considered RPing. I'm not saying you have to have a canon name. Besides the one named Velyna Veloth (for RP), all my characters will be -wynn since it's a naming convention brought over from my DDO days. I don't even mind "bad" names as long as they are creative. Example- I've typically named my characters Jennawynn, Bellawynn, Hannawynn, etc., but I had a fire sorcerer named Exploswynn and a tournament entry named Champiwynn.

When I see someone with a crude joke in their name, I don't want to play with them. My pet peeves beyond those are the "Bob the Barbarian" and clearly displaced characters (Drizzt). I also wish people would spell-check their character and guild names before hitting enter. Especially when it's obvious it is not a tweak because someone else already had the original.

As far as servers, I thought they weren't having separate servers? I'm not trying to force my will upon others. That's just how I feel. I can't make you rename your "HulkSmash," but you can't stop me from being annoyed by your choice. Also, it may be a business, but if I spent 20 years building a world, I'd feel something for it beyond just money. I can't bear to throw out doodled notebooks from ten years ago!

They are somewhat like servers or i guess phases is a better term. You can choose which type of phase for PvE. So if you like rping it will place you in a phase with rpers. I believe you can go even further than that and choose to be with hardcore rpers if you wanted to. The only aspect of the game the game that will have servers is Cyrodiil (AvA). You'll choose a permanent(unless you xfer) server called a campaign. There will be RP & PvP servers from what I've heard. All the hardcore pvpers will most likely choose the same server to play against the best competition.


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To each their own if people want stupid names its fine maybe I will cringe and maybe I will even avoid them. A few times though some of those people have turned out to be damn good players or damn decent people so in the end it really is a matter of preference. I won't let it affect my immersion or role playing which I am a big D&D person and role play person so it is something I will do. If anything just always if you role play check for an option to turn off name displays and the such so that you have to actively look at them and click on them to find out who they are.


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Nerevaryne and Dovakeen. Spelling errors and all.

I sure hope there will be chances to RP in this MMORPG.


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I was gunna name myself "Elrond" in-game... is that cool?
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Sure, apparently rip-offs from Tolkien are lore-friendly. We already have Aredhel, Cirion, Nenya, and a long list of Elvish names just one letter away from Tolkienian counterparts. So why not Elrond.


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