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    Small dilemma.. single word name or double!?

    Hello ppl,

    So I have this small dilemma.. Should I try to snipe the single word names or should I take double word names..

    I've been playing many games before and got ussed to my single word names but every time I see double word names I find them alot more epic..

    So what are your thought? Are you going with single or double word names and why?

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    Depends how fast you can get it.

    I've got my main name reserved from GW1, which is okay as it's two words. There are three other names I'd like to snipe, one of which is a one-letter word that someone's used this last stress-test period. I'ma have to be quick on that, but the others I should be okay on.

    Also, it sucks that I can't have the name "Bumbiter"

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    I'm so used to single names from the other MMOs I play that double ones seem weird to me. Still can't decide what the second name will be for my main if the one word name is taken.
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    asura/sylvari - single word

    human - maybe double

    since asura and sylvari don't have last names

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    I typically RP my characters in MMOs anyway, so I'm used to having a surname, even if it's typically not displayed.

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    Depends on race for me. Asura and sylvari single word names, human, charr and norn double names.
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    I have one single-word name that I'd like to get. Other than that I have no issues with multi-word names.

    And you can bet I'll be there clicking "Login" over and over and over again to try to be the first in to get that one name I like.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shamanic View Post
    I'm so used to single names from the other MMOs I play that double ones seem weird to me. Still can't decide what the second name will be for my main if the one word name is taken.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Daffkeeks View Post
    asura/sylvari - single word

    human - maybe double

    since asura and sylvari don't have last names
    I use "title like" second names for my Sylvari

    Tomoko Eternal Life, Kilik Eternal Sun, Eira Frozen Hearted, Ashara Emberlight,
    Vuug The Deceiver, Grash Gravebuilder, Asgaut Divine Soul, Lera Dreamstealer

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    Even tho Asura have no surname it's still cooler to see double names but like many ppl said some names I've been ussing for so long and probally been one of the first to use them but we shall see what happens.. might just do double if a name is taken.

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    No surnames for me. Even if I give roleplaying in GW2 a go, I don't want my character's surname floating about!

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    I'd have to go single, double looks too weird for me. I used a double in BEW3 and it annoyed me so much lol.

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    Main character will be single named. Alts will have the same first name and a surname related to the prefession or race
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    Quote Originally Posted by Daffkeeks View Post
    asura/sylvari - single word

    human - maybe double

    since asura and sylvari don't have last names
    Pretty much this, I still need to decide a name for my Sylvari.
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    I wanted a double name though i was wondering, when someone invites you to a party to they need to type herpaderpa herpderp
    or just the 1st? or does it go diffrently? i never played gw before so ;S

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bloodhunter View Post
    I use "title like" second names for my Sylvari
    ^I've been doing this as well.

    Also, in regards to Asura names, from the wiki:
    Asura do not have a last name, instead opting to use job titles, a krewe name, or honorifics to differentiate themselves
    So perhaps that'll give people some ideas.
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    "Wookeh the Hung" , trololol.

    But no, i'd like a single word name but i'm fairly sure 99.9% of them will be taken after 24 hours as i already know several people who are "reserving" several names on different servers "just incase they ever want it", rediculous.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wookeh View Post
    "Wookeh the Hung" , trololol.

    But no, i'd like a single word name but i'm fairly sure 99.9% of them will be taken after 24 hours as i already know several people who are "reserving" several names on different servers "just incase they ever want it", rediculous.
    Or just because they can.

    ---------- Post added 2012-08-16 at 03:16 PM ----------

    Quote Originally Posted by Waifu View Post
    I wanted a double name though i was wondering, when someone invites you to a party to they need to type herpaderpa herpderp
    or just the 1st? or does it go diffrently? i never played gw before so ;S
    Hopefully you'll be able to invite them by their account name.

    As an example, I might make a character named "Legolas Pointy Ears" but the account name you will see on your friends list or on guild rosters is DrakeWurrum.6049 (along with a column that shows what character I'm currently using). Hopefully, people can just whsiper/invite/whatever by interacting with DrakeWurrum.6049.

    (also: no way in hell would I make such a ridiculous name, just making a point!)
    Last edited by DrakeWurrum; 2012-08-16 at 08:17 PM.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Wookeh View Post
    "Wookeh the Hung" , trololol.

    But no, i'd like a single word name but i'm fairly sure 99.9% of them will be taken after 24 hours as i already know several people who are "reserving" several names on different servers "just incase they ever want it", rediculous.
    I read somewhere, not sure where, that names were globally unique, like if you get any name on any server no one else can get it on any other server. Anyone know if this is true or not?

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