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3-08-2011 @ 10:53PM
I'm on an RP realm. I will file tickets for names that really violate the RP name rules.However, if someone annoys me somehow and their name violates the name rules in any way, I will report the name. That is my revenge on them. It's not a false report, yet it might be a name I would've let slide otherwise. And best of all? I stayed within the rules of conduct.
3-08-2011 @ 11:54PM
Depending on the name involved, this can be seen as a douchebag move.I know of two names in particular that were fine on RP realms, but someone got pissed at them, and reported them, and got their name changed.One was "Twobears", who was using a Native American naming convention, he was, according to his post, Native American in real life, and (if I remember correctly) was RP'ing a character with Native American chararistics. The other was "Ghostwalka", who was a famous Troll Shaman on his realm. His name was perfectly fine, and had a backstory to it, fit in with the Ghost Wolf ability, and was using the Troll accent.Both were changed back. The latter took an entire server forum posting against it because they were pissed he was forced to change.So while reporting completely inappropriate names are fine, "getting back" at someone for a name you consider inappropriate and possibly getting their (ok) name changed because a GM didn't take more than a minute to look at it can be seen as a douchebag move.
3-09-2011 @ 3:55AM
I once had a Dwarf on an RP realm named Weirdbeard that someone had wanted to report. This was pointless, because dwarves actually do have names like that. (ie, their king is Bronzebeard)
3-09-2011 @ 9:32AM
Point missed I think.Someone's name is wrong on TwistingNether, I report them....if they gank me, while I'm out farming ore or something, I take more notice of them. So, I'm more likely to report this guy, and the same holds true for me I hope. If I make myself known, put myself in the spotlight so to speak, then my name better fit. If it doesn't, then what am I(being the person we're talking about) doing on an RP server?Also...I open GM tickets for ppl who have bots farming ore for them. The little lvl 80 ones, that are in uldum and have no gear on, with rez sickness, and if you thump them, they just keep trying to mine....and then about a half hour later of thumping them, some guy comes back to the keyboard and trys to mount, then trys to run into mobs and get killed, etc etc...yeah, annoys the crap outta me that they are going ape on the ore I'm also trying to farm...so I open tickets, have had 1 stop farming, as far as I can tell...the other 2...still out there.
3-09-2011 @ 10:46AM
No, the point wasn't missed.If you think their names violate the naming rules, and they don't, and you report them anyway, if the GM doesn't actually check and instead just gives them a rename, that's a pain in the ass for them.The two examples I used above could on the surface look like violations of the naming rules, especially "Twobears", but if you actually ask the player, you will find out the name is an RP name. GM's sometimes aren't known to check on names. Some people have been renamed simply because they used a foreign name, and someone said it was an insult in that language, which it wasn't, and the GM force changed a name anyway.If someone has a name obviously against the rules, is grossly breaking the rules, with something like Taurenhunter, or Igankyou, I have no problem with you reporting them. What I am saying is, be more careful on who you report if their name could possibly still be RP, even if it's not obvious. They may annoy you, but getting to a node before you is hardly reason enuf for their to lose their name, or make them go thru hours of tickets with GM's to get their name back.Some RP players have a reputation of name reporting for every thing that pisses them off, don't be like that.
3-09-2011 @ 11:02AM
Point is moot anyway. I was told by a GM that they no longer change names on RP realms unless they are offensive in some way.It's no longer required by any rule to have a name that fits with the genre.
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