Again I have to start by saying my real life time is VERY limited. That said, since I preordered I was allowed early access to the game. I was also granted 1 saved name. (Flutter of course) I made a character today just to see what was new. I wasn't planning on it being permanent. You get three character slots. I am saving Flutter for later. It took me two hours to find a suitable nickname that wasn't already used. (I didn't try alternating capitals or anything) Just a warning. If you are going to play be prepared with several different names, unless you've already reserved your favorite.