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Change your nickname right now !!

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Vertixen Corleone
24th Imperial Crusade
Amarr Empire
#1 - 2014-02-18 19:54:21 UTC  |  Edited by: Vertixen Corleone
Hello there,

I've a idea for changing your name in EVE Online - you simply pay 2 plex's, same as for character transfer for example and then you got an option to change your name on EVE Online official site.

You can say 'omg this is bad idea' cuz someone will scam my corp and I can't find him anymore etc - No, don't worry. I've got solution for this as well, CCP would add simply 'former names' list as it says itself all your former names in a list.


How it would work:

# You can change your name once per year like with remap's
# You need to pay two plexes to do so.

ALSO: A FORMER NAME COULD BE USED ONCE AGAIN ONLY BY THE ACCOUNT OWNER.


FAQ:

Q: So if someone attacks me and then changes their name, how do i look them up? Another one: Oh no, all scamers and thieves will become unknown !!!111cry!111
A: You simply search them by their old name. If you do that, then u get an alert that he has changed his name to a new one, so you do not care about his old name anymore.
You would get something like this:

Oldest name:
Vertixen Corleone

Newest:
Corleone Vertixen

by searching on eve-kill, in game character search and dunno where else by Vertixen Corleone or any of Former Name List ppl's would get an alert saying:

Name: Corleone Vertixen
Former name/names: Vertixen Corleone, Vertixen Pro Pvper Corleone, Pro Pvp Corleone, Best Pvper Vertixen



Q: if i search their old name does their current name come up?
A: Yes, they pop out their actual names

I think that would be very good option for all of us, some of you might be bored with ur nickname, some of you maybe did not think of serious playing and creatued ur capsulers with some bad stupid names like 'blalsl293Xlz', for character baazar buyers etc, etc.

WHO'S UP FOR THIS? WRITE, COMMENT ETC.

I THINK TWO SIDES WOULD BE HAPPY - CCP MORE MONEY TO MAKE OUR GAME BETTER AND WE THAT COULD CHANGE OUR NAMES IF WE DON'T LIKE THEM ETC. THERE MIGHT BE THOUSDANS OF REASONS :)
Batelle
Filthy Peasants
#2 - 2014-02-18 20:36:10 UTC
lol no.

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Wingmate
Perkone
Caldari State
#3 - 2014-02-18 20:39:02 UTC  |  Edited by: Wingmate
your name, and your corp history, are very, very delicate things. if you choose to ruin it, ok, but there's no reason you should be able to just change the name of a character when that's the only thing distinguishing it from the next botminer on the list. even having a separate section isn't enough, because it wouldn't be searchable like normal names. not to mention the issues with duplicates and shrinking the already-small pool of unused and good names.

also, you already can change your name. it's called the character bazaar, and it involved buying new toons.

edit: spelling, hurr durr

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Freiday
HC - Voo-Doo Witch
#4 - 2014-02-18 21:18:45 UTC  |  Edited by: Freiday
I support this idea, I wish I could change to something like a real name with a first and surname. Maybe we could have both? Everybody gets two names, an "alias" *and* a name ?
Noxisia Arkana
Deadspace Knights
#5 - 2014-02-18 21:27:53 UTC
There should be a downside to buying a character from the character bazaar. The downside is, you get stuck with the dude's crappy name.
xiline anahata
Perkone
Caldari State
#6 - 2014-02-18 21:35:53 UTC
well technically you should be able to change your name as you wish provided you have the financial support for faking your id :))
that is, if you would be playing a true sandbox.
it's gettin there though
Nariya Kentaya
Ministry of War
Amarr Empire
#7 - 2014-02-18 21:58:24 UTC
So, a "former names" list, huh?

So either
A) Any name a character has ever used is locked out from ever being used for a new character to keep confusion/impersonation and the grey area that is in the EULA from happening
or
B) You have to add times switched to and out of every name you change on your character, creating a ridiculous amount of effort required, with API or not, to find out if the guy your talking to is the Real john Smith, or someone who just ended up with the name after some roundabout swaps.

add those difficulties coupled with the unnecessary and gimmicky nature of the entire proposal, as well as the change in the "consequences" aspect of the game that is already horribly laughable, and this idea gets a resounding no.

not even just no, but HELL NO.
Unsuccessful At Everything
The Troll Bridge
#8 - 2014-02-18 21:58:33 UTC
Names have consequences.




Since the cessation of their usefulness is imminent, may I appropriate your belongings?

Anhenka
Native Freshfood
Minmatar Republic
#9 - 2014-02-18 22:15:29 UTC
Your name is your resume. Your corp history, your name, your killboard. These are things that do not change in eve unless you sell your char and buy a new one. They are your qualifications to show that you know your stuff (or don't as the case may be), and are a very important part of any recruitment process.

And ask any recruiter to swiftly learn that accepting anyone who you can't easily track the whole/majority of their eve history is a risky business at best. Most people tend to keep their main char just for this reason. Even if you buy another char who has better skills than your first char, that char is still your "Main", simply so you can accurately show who you are and what you have done to an inquisitive recruiter.


I for one completely oppose any ability to modify or hide names, corp histories, or killboards. Recruiting is difficult enough as it is without them needing to potentially check multiple past aliases.
Vertixen Corleone
24th Imperial Crusade
Amarr Empire
#10 - 2014-02-19 08:57:02 UTC  |  Edited by: Vertixen Corleone
Well I wrote this idea quickly yesterday maybe I gave you 2 less info about this and some of you still think that if would change your name none would know who you are... NOPE !
You won't become unknown because you changed ur name to new one... ppl's could still find you, know who you are/were... !

As I said in my example you would be still recognized by your old name...

Let me give you some more details:

You can change your name once per year like with remap's
You need to pay two plexes to do so.

If my old name were:

Vertixen Corleone

and my newest one is:

Corleone Vertixen

by searching me on eve-kill, in game character search and dunno where else by Vertixen Corleone or any of Former Name List ppl's would get an alert saying:

Name:] Corleone Vertixen
Former name/names: Vertixen Corleone, Vertixen Pro Pvper Corleone, Pro Pvp Corleone, Best Pvper Vertixen

Because I know that our name/names in EVE ONLINE and our eve-kill and corp history is like our CV's in real life, so I know it's possible to do like I said and I am more than sure if CCP would add something like this they would think out of even better solution how it would work etc. I
This would work togheter with API, or our accoun'ts ID etc, etc. It's all up to CCP

PS. I SAID NOTHING ABOUT CHANGING YOUR CORP HISTORY, KILLMAIL ETC - NO, NO AND ONCE AGAIN NO !
Daichi Yamato
Jabbersnarks and Wonderglass
#11 - 2014-02-19 16:36:24 UTC
so if someone attacks me and then changes their name, how do i look them up?

if i search their old name does their current name come up? what if someone else has the old name? will they come up instead?

what if i dnt have the exact lettering for their name because i forgot and i try a partial character search? does the partial name of 20 characters come up and all their aliases come up? and if they can change their name once a year, each 5 year old character can have 6 aliases...so thats 120 names i'd get from a partial search.

so no.

ppl ask for name changes quite often, and the answer is always no because names have consequences, ur reputation is bound to it.

if u dnt like ur name that much, u can start a new char rather than buying.

EVE FAQ "7.2 CAN I AVOID PVP COMPLETELY? No; there are no systems or locations in New Eden where PvP may be completely avoided"

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Maximus Aerelius
PROPHET OF ENIGMA
#12 - 2014-02-19 16:46:54 UTC  |  Edited by: Maximus Aerelius
Use search FFS! It's not new, it's not an idea or feature that hasn't been posted before and shot down so many times over it's like a capsuleer...immortal and raises it's ugly head to come back to plague the forum.

Requesting a lock.
Sable Moran
Moran Light Industries
#13 - 2014-02-19 17:28:14 UTC  |  Edited by: Sable Moran
Reported for breaking rule 16.

The search function actually works. OP why didn't you use it?

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Vertixen Corleone
24th Imperial Crusade
Amarr Empire
#14 - 2014-02-19 20:33:39 UTC  |  Edited by: Vertixen Corleone
Daichi Yamato wrote:
so if someone attacks me and then changes their name, how do i look them up?


I wrote about this already a few posts above, you simply search him by his old name. If you do that, then u get an alert that he has changed his name to a new one, so you do not care about his old name anymore.
You would get something like this:

Oldest name:

Vertixen Corleone

Newest:

Corleone Vertixen

by searching on eve-kill, in game character search and dunno where else by Vertixen Corleone or any of Former Name List ppl's would get an alert saying:

Name: Corleone Vertixen
Former name/names: Vertixen Corleone, Vertixen Pro Pvper Corleone, Pro Pvp Corleone, Best Pvper Vertixen

IS THIS HARD? OFC NOT.

Daichi Yamato wrote:

if i search their old name does their current name come up?

Yes.

Daichi Yamato wrote:

what if i dnt have the exact lettering for their name because i forgot and i try a partial character search? does the partial name of 20 characters come up and all their aliases come up? and if they can change their name once a year, each 5 year old character can have 6 aliases...so thats 120 names i'd get from a partial search.


If you don't have his exact spelling you do not care about him that much then, if you care then u can find him anyway as you said.


Daichi Yamato wrote:

ppl ask for name changes quite often, and the answer is always no because names have consequences, ur reputation is bound to it..


I always thought that your moves and actions have consequences, not your name... Especially in game such as EVE...

ALSO: A FORMER NAME COULD BE USED ONCE AGAIN ONLY BY THE ACCOUNT OWNER.