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4-09-2008 @ 9:16AM
Very nice. But, it will do little good until Blizz adds one little step to their process. When someone is reported for violating the naming policy, nothing is done to prevent someone else from using the reported name.For example, I had a toon named Jeesus on Nazjatar and someone reported me. (rightfully so) But, if one goes to he armory they will find hundreds of players with the same name and hundreds more with variations of the same name. Also, now that my toon no longer has Jeesus reserved on Nazjatar, someone else is free to use it for a new toon. And will be free to use that name as long as no one reports them for it.What should happen is, when a name is reported Blizz should send everyone on every realm with that name a message that their name violates policy and they must change their toon's name. Then they should take 5 seconds and add the name to the name generation filter making it an invalid name so no one else can use it in the future. Eventually, we won't have to police Blizz's game for Blizz, because Blizz's software will stop people from using the names Blizz says they aren't allowed to use in the first place.
4-09-2008 @ 9:45AM
Except Jeezus, as a name, would be acceptable on a PvE or PvP realm, just not on an RP realm I should think. So perhaps just on all the RP realms a notice should be sent out?
4-09-2008 @ 9:49AM
That spelling is still in violation of their policy. ANY variations of religious figures is what they told me.
4-09-2008 @ 2:21PM
Oh, I see. Sorry to hear that then.
4-09-2008 @ 7:47PM
@Thorin - Just wondering if you'd have the stones to roll a toon named "Muhammed". On the topic at hand, you won't find Blizz catching most names at character creation. For instance, once "Jeesus" is banned, someone will try "Jeeesus" or some other variation. Humans are required in the process.
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