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3-17-2008 @ 2:25PM
I don't mind the enforcement, but only when it makes sense. MissMoo on a RP server? Gotcha. On a non-RP server? Hey, I dig it.Point of fact, though, anyone can claim to be offended by any name. I have a guildy who named his toon Hebe (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hebe_%28mythology%29Cupbearer to the Hellenic gods. He dug on the name and the imagery of the deity.Now, 70 levels and a couple years later, he is suddenly offensive. /facepalm
3-17-2008 @ 2:37PM
Why was his name being claimed as offensive?
3-17-2008 @ 2:52PM
No's Posts on the community forum are spot on.
3-17-2008 @ 3:12PM
Agreed.Say I made a tauren and named him Sittingbull on RP server. Now, for me, that's actually the name of a very important figure in my ethnic ancestry - the chief who fought General Custer, and whose later death triggered Wounded Knee.That might be bannable for using the name of a real life person from history - although the name shows up all over the records on warcraftrealms. But as far as being a RP violation - that would be absurd, given that it is in fact the kind of name that comes straight out of the people the Tauren culture is stereotyped off of...So its not just nicknames that would come up with 'Steak' - its entirely fitting sometimes as the actual name. Especially when the original language is translated over. Sitting Bull was after all, just the English translation of his Lakota name - but it is the name that is recorded for him in most reports of his life.Go look up the meanings of your own names, when actually translated into modern english, and consider if you were to use that meaning as your toon's name...
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