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 Post subject: Name reserved
PostPosted: Wed Oct 20, 2010 4:18 pm 
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i am wondering
every time in the beginning of the round
i see this
Name is Reserved
i have to make another name then Admin change it manually
but E3 this round
I asked Admin Seth to change my name due too the glitch i always face
he said no i can't help u in a nice way
and he say to wait for the boost thing that i pay red tokens
on something i had no fault in it
it is kind off Confusing
It is glitch in the game why would i pay to change it or stay with a random name i made at the begging and i am used too that someone change my name
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salahief of colony of death


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 Post subject: Re: Name reserved
PostPosted: Wed Oct 20, 2010 4:23 pm 
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Well I'm not sure about this, I'll let a mod or admin get you on that. But you should post the glitch in the Report Bugs or Ban Appeals & Account problems sections.

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 Post subject: Re: Name reserved
PostPosted: Wed Oct 20, 2010 4:35 pm 
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TheMasterOfGames wrote:
Wel I'm not sure about this, I'll let an admin get you on that. But you should post the glitch in the Report Bugs or Ban Appeals & Account problems sections.



i hardly can use the new forum
i was only expert in old client forum
sorry though


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 Post subject: Re: Name reserved
PostPosted: Wed Oct 20, 2010 4:41 pm 
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Can you elaborate on "hardly can use the new forum"? What exactly do you mean by that? You seemed to post here okay, and I even gave you links. :)

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 Post subject: Re: Name reserved
PostPosted: Wed Oct 20, 2010 4:48 pm 
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There is no function to reserve a name. If you are looking for a name that someone else has, it is a first come first serve thing.

As for saying anything about tokens, I would like to clarify.

I sent a mass message on E3 stating that I was not going to do any more name changes because of the sheer amount of requests I was getting for name changes was simply too high. In the first couple of days since the reset, I got hundreds of messages and far too many were name change requests. Then, when I did change names, the players were coming back asking me to change them again within the next day if not just a few hours!

It has also become a trend for alliances to require name changes to join. Then, later in the round, that alliance would change names again or completely disband, and then every single member of the alliance comes back and wants to have ANOTHER name change becuase the old name convention was then made obsolete. Factor in sub alliances and you have alot of name changes!

I also stated that we were considering making this a function that would cost red tokens in the future simply because the levels of instances where name changes were being requested were reaching abusive levels. I didnt at any time say that you had to pay me for me to change your name. Actually, I stated clearly that I was not doing any more name changes this era on E3.

Too many name change requests were beginning to encroach on customer service quality for new players as well as the time needed to track and ban cheating players...both of which are much more important than changing player names.

You never specified any glitch, you only stated that a glitch forced your name out or something. This doesn't make sense, as we have NO other reports of any bugs concerning names. I asked you to clarify, and now I am here answering your post which also does not clarify a bug.

You were asked to post bug reports in the bug reports section. If you found your way here and managed to post, there should be no reason that you cant find that part of the forum and post there too.

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 Post subject: Re: Name reserved
PostPosted: Thu Oct 21, 2010 3:17 pm 
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There is no function to reserve a name. If you are looking for a name that someone else has, it is a first come first serve thing.


How come there was an alliance named FEAR and you told them to change there alliance tag so the other alliance could have FEAR. in that case its not first come first serve. its the booster gets the name FEAR even though its been taken..

i seen this in a broadcast of the guy saying it. but he seemed like it really happened : /

im all for making jobs easier for admins. but changing names has always been apart of the game. there is even a thread in the forums here that tells us to message the admins to change our names. And how to do it. all im asking is for some information about this before the round started, when i have already chosen a name i planned on changing later on.

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 Post subject: Re: Name reserved
PostPosted: Thu Oct 21, 2010 3:43 pm 
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Yes...colony names are a first come first serve basis. And yes, normally we allow name changes freely, and most of the time I didn't mind doing it. However, when I have 200 messages, and 100 of them are name change requests within the first 48 hours after a world just started and in many cases they are the same guy asking for 2 or 3 name changes...well this is becoming abuse of the feature.

Now, if you play BD, you know that when we see a feature being abused, we tend to remove it. This feature is being abused on a very large scale and is taking away from customer service of players who legitimately need it.

As for the FEAR alliance tag...It is not a new precedent that alliance tags that are clearly established over the course of YEARS are awarded to those who establish it. I don't care if you are a booster or not, but rather if you are a dedicated GROUP of players whom have worked your butts off to make a name over the course of YEARS, darned right you should have access to this tag! This has happened on My worlds, on Andrews worlds and on Joe's worlds, but only in cases where alliances are very well established over long periods of time. Also, it is very apparent in these cases that the person who rushes in to take the tag is often someone with a grudge against the alliance whom should have right to it (in the current case on E3 with FEAR, this is also true. This guy took that tag and then named the alliance "LOL" as though he was laughing about it. He had no intention to use this name for anything, and honestly doesn't appear to even really be playing. Rather he did this just to be...well...a jerk about it because he has a grudge against one or two players in FEAR).


I am planning on getting features in to both accommodate name changes for (possibly at the cost of red or blue tokens ...My idea is to make it cost alot of blue tokens and/or very few red tokens...I would like to see both. I don't really personally think that you should have to pay real money for a name change, but it should be made exceptionally easier if you do), and also to allow groups of players to reserve alliance tags in the event that they have clearly established them. I don't want this to cost tokens because in my mind it isn't important that you paid money for a tag, but more important that your group has earned the right to secure it. If you would argue that FEAR hasn't earned the right to secure their tag over the course of not just one era, but over the course of years, you are just being cheeky.

So...its going to take some time to figure out how to implement a tag reservation system. So, in the meantime it really is up to the community and the admins to lend credence to the fact that an alliance has earned the right to have their tag and use it across eras.

True that currently there is no system in place to accommodate this, but we have bugs to fix and stability to attain in the game client. This is a more immediate issue and will take precedence over including new features such as this. So, in the meantime, its up to us to decide.

In a game, you may not always agree with the call of the official, but it is still gonna stand. I think it is important to send the message to a large group of dedicated players that they can earn the right to make and keep their name. Otherwise, why play?

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 Post subject: Re: Name reserved
PostPosted: Thu Oct 21, 2010 6:00 pm 
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Thanks for explaining, i totally agree with the alliance tag. But why let a few bad eggs(people that are idiots and want to change there name 2+ times an era) make it so the people that only do it once an era to stay hidden in the first few hundred ticks. can you just *block* these people after the first time they ask you so you dont have to be flooded with these few people's messages.

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 Post subject: Re: Name reserved
PostPosted: Fri Oct 22, 2010 12:23 am 
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Well, If I were to simply block them, then it would be an issue of 'what if they needed legitimate help later?'. It doesnt make sense for an admin to block players. Also, it isnt just a few people. I got well over 150 name change requests (first time as well as second etc.) within the first 48 hours of the new era on Earth 3. This prompted me to state that no more changes will be made. This isnt to say that I may not have a change of heart later in the round (no promises). It was simply frustrating to have to deal with this in such high numbers especially so early into an era! I really think that players need to be more conscious about the names they choose to start out. Please let me be clear though, this wasn't a decision I liked making. I really hate it when a useful feature gets abused to such an extent.

Again, I don't necessarily think it should cost red tokens only to change a name, but blue tokens could be used as well, just in higher amounts than reds as reds should clearly be worth more in such an instance.

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 Post subject: Re: Name reserved
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Yeh, i understand. That many requests for something that isn't totally necessary is going to waste your time, when you could be checking for cheating or other abusing things going on in the server. Hopefully there is a solution to this problem that can make people happy. And if they aren't im sure they'll forget about it within a week. I don't even care anymore that im a stupid pirate name for the time being.

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