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How much would you pay for a name change?

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Bully Hedro
Imperial Shipment
Amarr Empire
#61 - 2012-07-20 02:42:50 UTC  |  Edited by: Bully Hedro
Gerald Taric wrote:
I do not agree on that point.
If you buy a character, you also buy the characters past = his/her reputation.
If you create a new character, the character has no reputation so far.
If you use alts, you have - different characters with different reputations. Other players do not know, that two characters have in real live the same person in behind. They just see your characters + their names. Therefore you could play two completely different characters ingame - that's okay.


Precisely the point. In a game in which 50% of characters seen are alts of an unknown main, "name and reputation" in actuality mean very little. Every alliance is full of spies. Hi sec PvP corps full of griefer alts from players for which one will never know their actual main. The core mechanics of the game insure that character deception is built into the game. Name means zilch 99.9% of the time.

Those that would try to change there name for "deception" would be seen in the "Alias" option. (Could also appear in the character search as well). The most notorious folks have their alts known already even today anyway. Not a valid argument against the option.
Jack Miton
WiNGSPAN Delivery Services
WiNGSPAN Delivery Network
#62 - 2012-07-20 03:09:11 UTC
I have a purchased alt char with a horrible name...
would pay to change it for sure.

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Mr M
Sebiestor Tribe
#63 - 2012-07-20 03:37:05 UTC
Spend some more isk on buying a character with a better name.

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TharOkha
0asis Group
#64 - 2012-07-20 04:15:33 UTC
Well both sides are right at some points but it should be reasonable that you can change your name if:

-you buy character from bazar
-if you are an older player, and there was only one colum for name in that time. Now we have two colums (name surname).

So i propose: you can change your name ONE TIME ONLY. and thats it.
TharOkha
0asis Group
#65 - 2012-07-20 04:17:45 UTC
Mr M wrote:
Spend some more isk on buying a character with a better name.



Well im buying chars depending on skills, not name. Character bazar is not NEX store. Blink
Hrothgar Nilsson
#66 - 2012-07-20 07:45:29 UTC  |  Edited by: Hrothgar Nilsson
I posted my own idea with regards to this. I think it's very workable.

Hrothgar Nilsson wrote:

  • Allow characters to be renamed for a fee equal to:
  • ----a month's subscription
    ----a PLEX
    ----an amount of ISK equal to the average PLEX price as traded on the market in the previous week/month (ISK sink)
  • In the character info window, have a tab called 'Previous Names' or 'Name History' if the character's name been changed.
  • Character who underwent a change in name would remain on contact lists.
  • People would receive a notification if someone on their contact list changed their name.
  • Character names could not be used again if they are a previous name of a currently existing character.

The 'Previous Names' or 'Name History' tab would be almost identical to employment history, but instead listing a character's previous names with the date range which they had that name (e.g. Sven Svensson 2004.12.15 to 2012.06.18).


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YuuKnow
The Scope
#67 - 2012-07-20 12:34:30 UTC
TharOkha wrote:
Well both sides are right at some points but it should be reasonable that you can change your name if:

-you buy character from bazar
-if you are an older player, and there was only one colum for name in that time. Now we have two colums (name surname).

So i propose: you can change your name ONE TIME ONLY. and thats it.


This is true. Some of us never had the opprotunity for a two-word name. Would have taken advantage if it was available back then. At least a one time offer for old vets would be fair IMHO.

yk
Dark Assassin15
Failed Diplomacy
#68 - 2012-07-20 12:55:08 UTC
i totally support this. my name is atrocious

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Xyrrath Actault
Doomheim
#69 - 2012-07-20 13:14:08 UTC
1 PLEX Max

Would love to change my bought characters name to my current family tree in EVE
Mr M
Sebiestor Tribe
#70 - 2012-07-20 13:22:43 UTC
TharOkha wrote:

-if you are an older player, and there was only one colum for name in that time. Now we have two colums (name surname).

Always been two names in EVE. At least since beta five or six something. Most people just didn't try to put a space in there.

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Halcyon Ingenium
Caldari Provisions
Caldari State
#71 - 2012-07-20 13:28:42 UTC  |  Edited by: Halcyon Ingenium
One PLEX, and I'd expect a race and/or bloodline change to go in with that deal.

Edit: Please people, as if being a known scammer ever stopped a scammer from making alts. You kids with your notions of fixed identity slay me sometimes.

By the way, since we're already talking, do you want to buy a rifter? I've got the cheapest rifters in Metropolis. If you can find a cheaper rifter, buy it!

Mag's
Azn Empire
#72 - 2012-07-20 13:30:34 UTC
Chribba wrote:
Hope it never happens.

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Danny Diamonds
Fabricated Reality
#73 - 2012-07-20 13:37:21 UTC
I would prefer characters associated with scams, piracy, anti-piracy and other character-defining actions were not allowed to hide easily after the fact.

No name changes.
Togg Bott
Sebiestor Tribe
Minmatar Republic
#74 - 2012-07-20 13:45:44 UTC
None. this IS my main and a name i have carried on the internet since it was a Bulletin board system.

Yes i know that makes me OLD.
Puppet Mas'ter
The Merchants of War
#75 - 2012-07-20 13:53:45 UTC
Id pay given y name has already caused me grief in game due to getting shot at in a NRDS alliance due to some guy named the puppet master who is "the best scammer and ******* in EVE"

That I was supposed to know existed two years ago when I made this guy -.-

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Antisocial Malkavian
Antisocial Malkavians
#76 - 2012-07-20 13:56:31 UTC
Halcyon Ingenium wrote:
One PLEX, and I'd expect a race and/or bloodline change to go in with that deal.

Edit: Please people, as if being a known scammer ever stopped a scammer from making alts. You kids with your notions of fixed identity slay me sometimes.



Yeah I didnt know being a scammer stopped you from being able to delete that character and create an alt

And, isn't sanity really just a one-trick pony anyway? I mean all you get is one trick, rational thinking, but when you're good and crazy, oooh, oooh, oooh, the sky is the limit.

DrSmegma
Smegma United
#77 - 2012-07-20 14:00:51 UTC  |  Edited by: DrSmegma
0 ISK. 0 EUR.

Infact I wouldn't change my name unless someone paid me 50 EUR.

Eve too complicated? Try Astrum Regatta.