To the bold text.. I don't want to sound anal now, just trying to help..
You've created 2 threads, not 2 forums. Forums contain threads. To be exact, Sub-Forums do. A Forum is the head term for all sub forums within. Opening a second thread when your first one got shut down is a violation of the forum rules over at Blizzard.
Back to your point. Even tho the name change is justified (to be honest, these kind of names are a bit immature in my opinion), I do see your point of hypocrisy executed by Blizzard. Their list of names against the TOU is extensive. While at the same time, the game itself is flooded with references to other things.
The Klaxxi Achievement - Stay Klaxxi.
All sub achievements are classic kick ass hard rock songs/bands.
Angel of Death - Slayer
Painkiller - Judas Priest
Raining Blood - Slayer
Silent Lucidity - Queensryche
Children of the Grave - Black Sabbath
Master of Puppets - Metallica
Seek and Destroy - Metallica
Iron Mantid - Double reference to Black Sabbath - Iron Man, or Iron Maiden, the band.
Speed King - Deep Purple
Battle Hymn - Manowar
Further more we are digging for Mithril Ore...... Mithril is part of the Tolkien works, and therefore even copyrighted.
Copyright is a main concern here. Blizzard is reliable if they do not prohibit any kind of violation in that regard.
We don't know how much royalties Blizzard pays for using terms that are under copyright by others.
But we players for sure don't pay any. Hence why we aren't allowed to use such names.
We are also not allowed to use names that violate "the good taste" of the society, including cuss words, profanity and the like.
Yet I still see your point
Last edited by Wildtree; 2012-12-06 at 02:28 PM.
This category includes both clear and masked names which:
Are trademarked/licensed by a company or an individual
Then the person changes his name saying the exact same thing but shortened and then do nothing about it. They have a list they randomly pick players from to change their names? You think they are going to spend time and money on making people change their names while no one ingame cares about it?
You really think someone reported that name because it uses a trademark?
Last edited by Gilian; 2012-12-06 at 02:28 PM.
Boy, this thread escalated quickly...
You're talking about a concept, not a name. Blizzard has, as the designer of the game, every right to put in whatever themes they feel are necessary to tell the story. If that involves picking herbs to satiate the fel magic addictions the Blood Elves suffer from...so be it. That doesn't give us the right to violate the naming conventions of our characters, then point the finger and say "but you have drug themes!" If you want to play the game, you need to play within the rules.
Since 2003 mithril has been the "inspiration and metaphor for the MIThril project", a "next-generation wearables research platform" at MIT.
I'm surprised Runescape and Chrono Chross is on that list but not World of Warcraft and the thousands of other games that have Mithril as a mineral.