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Exclusive Names?

Discussion in 'GW2 General Discussions' started by BellaofCats, Jan 18, 2012.

  1. BellaofCats

    BellaofCats Guest

    I was wondering how this currently works in GW. Are character names exclusive to that character?

    Thanks,

    Bella
     
  2. Zosimus

    Zosimus Grand Inquisitor
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    Yes. Nobody else can have your name once you get it. So if I picked a name John Doe as an example. No other player could use that name . It's already taken.

    So if you have a special name you would like to have then don't tell anybody. lol I have one I use in Guild Wars, DaoC, Warhammer Online, and Rift. I plan to use it in GW2 or at least I am hoping lol.
     
  3. BellaofCats

    BellaofCats Guest

    That's good to hear and helps me plan ahead. I have a few ideas on names but nothing concrete just yet. If the video you posted in this thread: http://vboards.stratics.com/gw2-general-discussions/259221-guild-wars-2-closed-betas-leak.html has any truth to it, I want to be ready with a name for each of my three starting characters - yes, I'm up to three now ;) - as well as an idea on their storylines, race, professions ect. Knowing names will be exclusive just may keep me home *sick* on the day GW2 is released just so I can be assured to have a chance at getting my character's name. :devil:

    Told you I'm a fanatic!

    Bella
     
  4. Bella

    Bella Guest

    What about last names? Are those something we can choose later after we get a feel for our character or, if we want one, do we need to come up with it upon character creation? Also, can we choose to have a first name only?

    Thanks!

    Bella
     
  5. Zosimus

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    All my characters have a first and last name. I copied off the GW1 wiki how ArenaNEt has already set up. We think the same will be for GW2.