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Why EA/Mythic People need a nickname!!

Discussion in 'UHall' started by Kaleb, Jul 17, 2008.

  1. Kaleb

    Kaleb Lore Master
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    It is against the rules to have a character named after any of the dev team. When mythic decided to Break the tradition and use their names they made peoples characters illegal. So people who have characters named either Jeremy, Robert exc,exc could possibly get banned..
     
  2. Ravenspyre

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    Here's your obligatory tin hat and copy of the gov'ment is hiding everything, written by some redneck in Arkansas.

    Meanwhile, back in reallity...
     
  3. GarthGrey

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    Ravenspyres round about way of saying, this is a pretty ignorant posting...ibtl?
     
  4. Kiminality

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    You hear the distant sound of a straw being clutched

    Besides, say they decide to take nicknames...
    How are you going to guarantee that one of them won't pick one someone else is using.
    Same situation.
     
  5. Ezekiel Zane

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    Well at least with Jeremy, that is her nickname. Her real name is not Jeremy.

    I do still think it's dumb that the rest of Mythic employees don't create nicknames.
     
  6. Basara

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    Actually, Jeremy is her middle name....
     
  7. Dermott of LS

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    ...

    I personally agree with the nickname/handle thing simply because it's been done for so long and adds a little personality to the game. You feel like you're talking more with someone who is involved with the game and less with a "corporate rep".
     
  8. Kaleb

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    It may seem Dumb to you But to me a nickname is a tradition UO has had since day one.


    Ultima Online Service Rules of Conduct #

    7. You may not impersonate any Ultima Online Customer Support representative or other employee of Electronic Arts, past or present.

    http://support.ea.com/cgi-bin/ea.cfg/php/enduser/std_adp.php?p_faqid=347&p_created=977158515

    Ultima Online Naming Policy

    You are encouraged to choose a name that represents your character in the way you want to be seen (for instance, a character named "Big Bird" may not be taken as seriously by others as a character with a more contextually appropriate name such as "Lothar"). However, we also ask that good discretion be used when choosing names for characters, guilds, titles, houses, pets, or any other item or entity in game which can be custom-named. Examples of inappropriate names include, but are not limited to:

    1. Any name that violates the Rules of Conduct or Terms of Service. This includes names that are racially motivated, sexually graphic, anatomical and excretory references, hateful, defamatory, ethnically derogatory, in reference to hate groups, or any other names that would be offensive in nature including homonyms. Simply, if your name defames any demographic or is in poor taste you are likely to be actioned.

    2. Any name that violates any third party trademark, copyright or other propriety right.

    3. Names of any Electronic Arts employee or any customer service representative of Electronic Arts, past or present.

    4. Any name that is defamatory or attempts to defame the reputation of another account holder, an employee of Electronics Arts, property of Electronic Arts or Electronic Arts itself. The use of derogatory, defamatory or offensive content in conjunction with names of famous or important historical, political or religious figures.

    5. Names of modern era serial killers or anyone, or group who have committed crimes against humanity in the past 100 years, or any name that is closely connected with these acts.

    6. Names of items, or proper names of NPCs in Ultima Online, as well as Ultima fiction names (e.g. Lord British, Lord Mondain, Exodus).

    7. Any name involving a combination of words that produces an offensive result. Masked profanity or slang which denotes offensive terms.

    8. Names which are website URL’s or the personal information of you or another.

    9. Misspellings, phonetic spellings, word combinations, or alternative spellings of any names that violate the above rules.

    Names Policy Enforcement

    If a name is found to be in violation of any of the above policies, a customer support representative will intervene. When customer support is called to evaluate an improper name, one of the following actions will be taken:

    Nothing. The name is not deemed offensive and the character is permitted to keep the name.

    Changed. The character will receive a warning, or suspension and a name change. This will occur with borderline and relatively benign names that still violate our name policy to a minor degree.

    Deleted. If the name is deemed offensive your account will be actioned and your character will be removed from the game.

    In addition, an inappropriate name may also constitute a violation of the Rules of Conduct, which may subject you to disciplinary action, up to and including termination of your UO Account.
     
  9. Ravenspyre

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    Impersonate means you may not go around telling people that you are indeed said person or a Gm and try to pass yourself off as one, does not mean you can't name yourself Jeremy, or George or Wilhelm if you so desire.
     
  10. Sunrise

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    5. Names of modern era serial killers or anyone, or group who have committed crimes against humanity in the past 100 years, or any name that is closely connected with these acts.


    you know, this rule can SO be broken in So many ways. Instead of 100..maybe say 1000? :danceb:
     
  11. Gildar

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    No... but this does say you can't name your character after an EA employee:
     
  12. TheScoundrelRico

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    Why nicknames? Maybe because they don't want to worry about being stalked irl. You see there are people who take this game far too seriously and might try hunting down the evil developer that didn't answer the question the way they wanted it answered...la