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#1 Phil

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Posted 22 September 2013 - 12:59 AM

Apparently some people cannot use common sense and abused the fact that there is no hard limit for nickname registration yet (will be added very soon!). The maximum allowed is 5 nicknames per user. If you register more, they will be deleted. If you just go on squatting and registering as many nicknames as possible, you will be banned.


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Posted 22 September 2013 - 02:03 AM

why even allow that? Nice feature and all, but does it serve a purpose?

one nickname per email seems right, unless its some other aspect I'm not considering.



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#3 Echo

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Posted 22 September 2013 - 02:11 AM

why even allow that? Nice feature and all, but does it serve a purpose?

one nickname per email seems right, unless its some other aspect I'm not considering.

 

Your not considering clanwars and that people might join a new clan some time and therefore need a new nickname. I'd even say raise it up a little bit. Also I'd like different nicknames because I'm known as Echo on Revora, and as Pallando on Gamereplays and that's why I prefer having the possibility to create a few nicknames. EA's limit was 40 and I think they made the limit high for a reason. Though I think 40 would be too much for such a small community, I think 10-20 seems alright.


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Posted 22 September 2013 - 08:02 AM

We (Admin types) can change usernames but generally it's best to stick with one name when in a community and to pick one that won't be taken by someone else.


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#5 Resteford

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Posted 22 September 2013 - 10:33 AM

Pff 5 nicks? Why so many?

50 nicks would be ok



#6 Lauri

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Posted 22 September 2013 - 05:30 PM

The problem appears when people 'reserve' nicks for fun. I don't see why people need more than 1 nick, with the exception being when people have different nicks on different sites. I believe that people should see "Lauri" online and instantly know that "oh, that's him. He's a terrible player, better not team up!" or "Oh he's good, gotta test myself against him again."

 

Of course, that's only my personal view. I don't mind having a limit or not, I just like to keep nicks unique.


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