Character-name

05.22.14
The Think Tank: The best MMORPG character naming systems
05.22.14

The Think Tank: The best MMORPG character naming systems

My first MMO was Ultima Online, where character naming rules were so unrestricted that it wasn't un...

By B. Royce,   05.22.14
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11.04.13
The Daily Grind: Do you come up with unique avatar names?
11.04.13

The Daily Grind: Do you come up with unique avatar names?

So Star Wars: The Old Republic is doing a name purge. What's a name purge? Well, it's when an MMO c...

By J. Reahard,   11.04.13
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10.24.13
Star Wars: The Old Republic frees up the names on unused free-to-play characters
10.24.13

Star Wars: The Old Republic frees up the names on unused free-to-play characters

There's nothing wrong with getting a desired character name because you were the first person to cr...

By E. Lefebvre,   10.24.13
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10.18.13
RIFT frees up inactive character names
10.18.13

RIFT frees up inactive character names

No one likes changing a character's name because of a server merge, but there are definitely ways t...

By E. Lefebvre,   10.18.13
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09.12.13
Gamasutra examines character names in World of Warcraft
09.12.13

Gamasutra examines character names in World of Warcraft

What does your character name say about you? Gaming website Gamasutra asked that question while pe...

By Anne Stickney,   09.12.13
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09.08.13
The Daily Grind: What's the story behind your character name?
09.08.13

The Daily Grind: What's the story behind your character name?

I love me a good character name. Before I settled into the habit of using the same handful of names...

By J. Olivetti,   09.08.13
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06.07.13
Breakfast Topic: Your cleverest character names
06.07.13

Breakfast Topic: Your cleverest character names

What's in a name? Only your character's identity from here onward! Without a doubt, finding the per...

By Elizabeth Harper,   06.07.13
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05.01.13
Name change unlock coming to SWTOR
05.01.13

Name change unlock coming to SWTOR

The customization options continue to grow in Star Wars: The Old Republic. Producer Cory Butler tol...

By L. Everett,   05.01.13
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01.24.13
The Guild Counsel: The battle for character names
01.24.13

The Guild Counsel: The battle for character names

Identity is a theme that comes up a lot in The Guild Counsel column. Guild identity shapes a vari...

By K. Bryan,   01.24.13
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