Bwahaha! I am so offended! OFFENDED I TELLS YA!
Anyways OP, your name is rather childish and stupid. Be glad you got a namechange for free.
Seriously, emotional attachment aside that has got to be one of the worst names I've ever seen on a character. I can't even imagine what it must have been like having to call that name out over vent in a raid. "The parasite's on you know what, never mind, wipe it."
OP has been given a chance to come up with a better name than "Bloodpoop" for free. That's a pretty good deal in my book.
Rules and regulations are meant to protect who? I agree there are names that definitely should not be used but what does that tell me about society in general. Are we all sensitive whiners that feel better after we banned something like a name? I don't get offended but in the end WGAF. If kids or sensitive disney kids moan about losing then dont play the game.
Blizzard does have a double standard when it comes to names of characters and pets. They use things in the game all over the place that aren't allowed as names.
Real quick and obvious example? Rename your pet "Nuts" and try to name him back - not allowed!
You agreed to the terms of conduct, Blizzard did not.
It is by caffeine alone I set my mind in motion. It is by the beans of Java that thoughts acquire speed, the hands acquire shakes, the shakes become a warning.
O.p., you can complain all you want about Blizzard's policies but you agreed to abide by them when you accepted the T.O.S. I'm not really too concerned about the opinion of someone who'd name themselves like you do anyway.
This has to be one of the most laughable threads of the decade. But be glad you get a free name change.
I'm glad your name got reported. It...just isn't even funny to name a character that. Sure there's poop quests in the game but it is called a NAMING POLICY for your character. Quite frankly I wish Blizzard was more strict and did more RP character names. Makes the world more immersive and real. Really I get tired of silly puns or meme's in character names.
I would also report it that it has two words in it and that in itself is against the rules.
It can be offense to people with Ulcerative Colitis (UC), because hey. There's a difference between bloody poop and cow shit.
There's no hypocrisy on Blizzard's end anyway. There might be quests involving feces, but go out and find an NPC whose name is a synonym for human excrement.
But on the whole, I think there is a subtile difference between an optional quest with some toilet humor and a character called Bloodpoop. Even if one would argue that this is a double standard, I don't want them to change anything. Besides, weren't you allowed to use that name for a long time until you were stupid enough to get yourself reported by your friends (or people you know anyway), because you told them: "Hey, my name is awesome and it won't get banned!!" So they saw a challenge and reported you.
If Blizzard would be really nasty about all this, they'd form a naming policy in which banned words in your name will not make it possible to create a character called that way. Thankfully it's not like that or I wouldn't be able to call my Dwarf Bassor for example (in case of ass would be one of these banned words), so it's not that it isn't possible. It's just that if you're stupid and tell your friends that you won't get banned when you're called Bloodpoop which is against the naming regulations, they'll get you banned. Don't be mad at Blizzard, be mad at your friends!
An other difference between Blizzard and the players is that Blizzard can give NPC's first and surenames. Are you mad about that double standard as well? This game is supposed to be an MMO-RPG. It means Massive Multi-player Online Roleplaying Game in case you're unaware. Roleplaying means that you are supposed to play that you're your character. How happy would you be if your reallife name was Bloodpoop? If you really feel so strongly about it, try to force this name change irl first. Show your official documents (passport or something) here on the forum and at that point I'll believe that you'd really be happy being called Bloodpoop.
As for wanting to change things, thats fine. But start with changing things that actually make sense! If you'll fight for a surename for our characters, you'll got my vote! For this, no way in hell you'll ever get it.
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