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    The Patient Vindico's Avatar
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    How is this offensive?

    Hey I migged over to a realm and made my new name "Mekz". After one day I wake up to go online and I've been forced a name change, is Mekz offensive? Is it copyrighted? What would make them force rename me? Anyone have a clue?

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    The Lightbringer Gimlix's Avatar
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    Probably means something insulting in a different country.
    EU ~ Outland

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    Did a quick search, couldn't find anything that suggests its offensive

    Even the urban dictionary just says its a graffti artist

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    Could not find any definition for the word, but it does seem to be a possible last name.

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    It could be a bug. Contact a GM. I had the same thing happen to me, and a GM said it was just a bug with transferring faction and realm at the same time

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gimlix View Post
    Probably means something insulting in a different country.
    Ran a quick translate, comes through as Hungarian, but translates to Mekz -.-

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    As long as somebody reported your name, it has a chance that they will make you rename your character so really it is up to the person who reported it to answer that question as they were the one who found it offensive/unacceptable, unless anyone else here has heard about any issues with "Mekz."

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    disrespecting mexicans and mexico

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    Possibly "Meks" was believed to be too close to "Metz" as in Metzen?

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    Did you faction change as well? If so, there seems to be a bug like castalya said where you get flagged for rename another time after your initial one. Had it happen, just contact a GM and tell him about the bug with realm changing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Derpette View Post
    Did you faction change as well? If so, there seems to be a bug like castalya said where you get flagged for rename another time after your initial one. Had it happen, just contact a GM and tell him about the bug with realm changing.
    That's correct. If you faction change you get free rename. If you both transferred and faction changed - you will have to change name twice. So do not use the actual name the first time you change it while editing the looks of your character.
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    Was it on an RP/RP-Pvp server? If so then it might not have met someones idea of an "Rp name" which has happened to me before.
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    Mekz = Warhammer 40k Orc unit /copyright?

    http://blaaaghgobbstompa.blogspot.co...ekz-oh-my.html

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