So, rather than continue to hijack an announcement thread that had nothing to do with names originally, how about we discuss it here in a dedicated space? lolActually, I don't think we've been too clear about the convention on names. The reason for that is simple. We're sort of hoping the community will discuss it, converge on a proposal that most everyone likes and announce it.
We've got a lot of smart people on these forums. Collectively we've got a million horror stories to consider. And some very smart models to from other games that can be considered too.
I know it might sound a little lazy for us, as devs to be waiting for all of you to figure this out, but from our perspective, that approach makes a lot of sense. We know that all of you want to help. Well, we'd like to get your help.
I like global names, but I don't want them showing on every character. Maybe something where you can /whois or click my name in chat or click my actual toon and see it if you care (to report me for being a jerk or friend me or something)
I don't think global should be tied to log in, that makes your account that much more hackable.
local chat and team chat should use your toon name, global chats and maybe broadcasts use global name.
I still don't know how I feel about multiple toons on different accounts sharing names. I can see 10 "John Doe" running around and being amusing, but if I saw someone else named GladDog for example, I'd think it was him and it would be confusing and I don't like it I tell you!
I do feel that our forum names should be protected and we should be guaranteed that we will get them when it goes live. Using the same example, if only 1 person is allowed to be named GladDog, and his power goes out the day of launch and someone else steals his name.. burn them at the stake! lol
Those are just my thoughts, please chime in everyone, let's get a good conversation going like we are so good at! <3