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What if someone messed up his legacy name and would like to change it - is he supposed to be stuck with it? Because creating new character/deleting old one does not change your legacy name. Your only option is to switch server...

 

BioWare should introduce legacy name change, probably as a paid service (along with server tranfser, character name change etc). And I am sure they probably will, the question is: when. ;)

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I don't think this is a good idea but maybe there can be a time limit just after you create the legacy name that you can change it the next... example: 48h

Just in case you messed up or misspelled or your friends make fun of you so you change it in shame :D

After the time limit expires the legacy name becomes permanent. Legacy name should remain the same for all time. That's just my opinion. :p

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What if someone messed up his legacy name and would like to change it - is he supposed to be stuck with it? Because creating new character/deleting old one does not change your legacy name. Your only option is to switch server...

 

BioWare should introduce legacy name change, probably as a paid service (along with server tranfser, character name change etc). And I am sure they probably will, the question is: when. ;)

 

In short: Tough luck!

 

In long: Because intelligently challenged people, that doesn't take 2 minutes to create a decent Legacy name, dosen't deserve it. BioWare has other issues that their resources could be spent on.

 

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Just read this:

 

I don't think this is a good idea but maybe there can be a time limit just after you create the legacy name that you can change it the next... example: 48h

Just in case you messed up or misspelled or your friends make fun of you so you change it in shame :D

After the time limit expires the legacy name becomes permanent. Legacy name should remain the same for all time. That's just my opinion. :p

 

This is acceptable, but less then 48 hours... More like 6 or 12 imo

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What if someone messed up his legacy name and would like to change it - is he supposed to be stuck with it? Because creating new character/deleting old one does not change your legacy name. Your only option is to switch server...

 

BioWare should introduce legacy name change, probably as a paid service (along with server tranfser, character name change etc). And I am sure they probably will, the question is: when. ;)

 

They need to allow at least 2 name changes for both main name and Legacy

I for one like to alter my main name a little and have my legacy reflect it.

 

 

So implement Main and Legacy name change at least one more time to get it right....

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They need to allow at least 2 name changes for both main name and Legacy

I for one like to alter my main name a little and have my legacy reflect it.

 

 

So implement Main and Legacy name change at least one more time to get it right....

 

Also, allow gender, class, race and allegiance changes...just in case I decide that I don't like my first choice.

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Well I had a name picked out, was all excited about it. for simplicity's sake let's say my name was going to be "von Saber" now since that had a space in it, it was deemed invalid. I tried to replace the space with an apostrophe to look like "von'Saber" not ideal, but was allright, and it accepted it immediately. I was happy for about 10 seconds until I saw that my new name looked like this "Von'saber" which is awful. Had I known that it'd end up like this I'd obviously have reconsidered, as this is not what I wanted, and not what I typed, yet I am now stuck with it. So yes I'd like to be able to change it :(

 

So now I read in the patch notes that they are adding a confirmation box to this process, and it'll display what your chosen name will look like. Wish they added that 2 weeks ago.

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In short: Tough luck!

 

In long: Because intelligently challenged people, that doesn't take 2 minutes to create a decent Legacy name, dosen't deserve it. BioWare has other issues that their resources could be spent on.

 

You have some serious problems... :rolleyes:

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Atleast i didn't have a problem with getting my Legacy name right on the first try... Unlike some people, aparrently :rolleyes:

 

Somehow I knew you were going to say that. :p Seriously, why does it bother you? What is the problem with changing your legacy name for some reason. ITS COSMETIC CHANGE. Can you give me one logical reason why players should not be able to change their legacy name (via paid service for example). I just don't get it - why such a negative attitude?

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Somehow I knew you were going to say that. :p Seriously, why does it bother you? What is the problem with changing your legacy name for some reason. ITS COSMETIC CHANGE. Can you give me one logical reason why players should not be able to change their legacy name (via paid service for example). I just don't get it - why such a negative attitude?

 

Basically because if you want a choise to have an impact, it needs to have consequenses. Otherwise theres no real reason to even have the Legacy system. Just let us write a surname for our characters when we create them and be done with it.

You might not have given your legacy name any thought, but just like my choise of class and first name, i had my legacy name figured out before i even got into the game. So just because you made a bad choise, does that mean that my carefully thought out name should be devalued and made into a mockery? Tell me how that's fair.

 

EDIT: And to answer your question: No, i cannot give you a logical answer, just like you can't give me a logical answer as to why it should be changeable. This, just like so many other things, is a personal taste issue. I prefer that my choises has consequenses. If they don't, theres no reason for me to make any and that would take much of the RPG element out of this game.

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In short: Tough luck!

 

In long: Because intelligently challenged people, that doesn't take 2 minutes to create a decent Legacy name, dosen't deserve it. BioWare has other issues that their resources could be spent on.

 

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Just read this:

 

 

 

This is acceptable, but less then 48 hours... More like 6 or 12 imo

 

Just an honest question, have you every made a typo before? It happens to almost everyone, and could easily have happened when someone was creating their Legacy name. It didn't happen to me, but if it did, I would have been equally as upset about it as some people. The Legacy information wasn't very clear at launch, and they've recently changed the Legacy text to be a little clearer. That tells me that it must have been easier than you would like to believe to make a mistake. All you are doing is wanting to deny people who make honest mistakes the ability to rectify them. That's ridiculous.

 

Glad you're not the one who gets to make the final decision around here.

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Just an honest question, have you every made a typo before? It happens to almost everyone, and could easily have happened when someone was creating their Legacy name. It didn't happen to me, but if it did, I would have been equally as upset about it as some people. The Legacy information wasn't very clear at launch, and they've recently changed the Legacy text to be a little clearer. That tells me that it must have been easier than you would like to believe to make a mistake. All you are doing is wanting to deny people who make honest mistakes the ability to rectify them. That's ridiculous.

 

Glad you're not the one who gets to make the final decision around here.

 

Yes of cause i make typos, and quite often, as english is not my native language, but when i know that something is permanent i tripple tjek my spelling before hitting the "OK" button. And if i'm having trouble spelling something, i'll usually look it up on google too (This was not ment as flaming in anyway, i'm being quite honest :) )... I know that it must suck for some, that they somehow made a mistake in picking their Legacy name, but it also tells me, that they didn't take it seriously enough to put in just that little amount of ekstra effort, to make sure that there was no mistakes. That was their choise, now live with it or go reroll on another server. I made the choise of carefully choosing my legacy name, so as to not wanting to change it. Why should the time and effort i took to create my Legacy be devalued, just because someone didn't?

 

Also, Legacy information wasn't clear? I was never in doubt that it would be permanent and i wouldn't get a chance to change it... I, by no means whatsoever, consider myself any smarter then other people (perhaps sometimes more the opposite), so if i wasn't in doubt, how little did those people pay attention, anyway? I mean its not like it was hidden in some opscure part of the license agreement... As far as i remember, it was even stated out right, when you choose it.

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In short: Tough luck!

 

In long: Because intelligently challenged people, that doesn't take 2 minutes to create a decent Legacy name, dosen't deserve it. BioWare has other issues that their resources could be spent on.

 

Keeping players happy with their game is something valid, isn't it? In any way, shape or form. Perhaps you're content enough to make a decision and stick with it. And that'd great! Good stuff! Maybe you're "Superdude Awesomestcoolestlegacynamever".

 

Also think about this - if they implement say a 10 dollar charge for this service, even tho it may not take 10 dollars worth of time to one of their programmers (probably more like 2 minutes - perhaps even automated if it's done enough), that would give additional funds for them to hire more people to take care of these other issues that their resources could be spent on.

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Keeping players happy with their game is something valid, isn't it? In any way, shape or form. Perhaps you're content enough to make a decision and stick with it. And that'd great! Good stuff! Maybe you're "Superdude Awesomestcoolestlegacynamever".

 

Also think about this - if they implement say a 10 dollar charge for this service, even tho it may not take 10 dollars worth of time to one of their programmers (probably more like 2 minutes - perhaps even automated if it's done enough), that would give additional funds for them to hire more people to take care of these other issues that their resources could be spent on.

 

Did you pick your name? Did someone force you to pick that name? Where you warned it was permanent?

 

Yes, No and Yes, you picked it, you dint have some force you to pick it, and you where told it would be permanent. Now that your not happy with it you want to change it. Sorry but no. Will I concede that people make mistakes and mis-spelings yes. as such there should be a window to change it and correct it. However past that window no, you made the choice live with it.

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Keeping players happy with their game is something valid, isn't it? In any way, shape or form. Perhaps you're content enough to make a decision and stick with it. And that'd great! Good stuff! Maybe you're "Superdude Awesomestcoolestlegacynamever".

 

Also think about this - if they implement say a 10 dollar charge for this service, even tho it may not take 10 dollars worth of time to one of their programmers (probably more like 2 minutes - perhaps even automated if it's done enough), that would give additional funds for them to hire more people to take care of these other issues that their resources could be spent on.

 

Exactly! Keeping players happy, without catering to players, that doesn't know the meaning of the word "Permanent"

My god, why is it so hard to accept that some of the things you do, actually has a consequense? Again, what you are saying is that just because some people didn't take an ekstra 2 minutes tjekking their Legacy name for errors, the time i spent carefully choosing my Legacy should be devalued?

Why do i have to get punished for other peoples mistakes? - And don't give me any of that crap about it not getting devalued, because it does! I spent my time choosing my Legacy, because i understood that it would be permanent and unchangeable. By having BioWare suddenly go back on this, i still wouldn't change my name, but it would make the time i did spent choosing it a complete waste, since i could have just entered something random and then pick a real name later, because "Hey, it's not really permanent afterall, so it doesn't matter"

 

This is the same thing as people crying "Do-over! Do-over!" when play a gutterball in bowling! Well, guess what? There is no do-overs when bowling, because that is against the rules, and without those rules what would stop you from just running down the lane and kicking the pins down, if you don't get a strike?

 

Now i really do feel sorry for the players that made a typo in their Legacy name and now they are stuck with it, which is also why i'll agree that a small window to accomidate changes right after you've chosen it is fine. You should have a chance to correct your mistake, but not just change something that was ment to be permanent at a whim.

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I am trying to comprehend your logic and let's say that I kind of see your point but still... lol.

 

Legacy name should be possible to be changed and I am sure it will be via paid service when server transfers and stuff like that will be made available. ;)

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