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  1. #21
    Quote Originally Posted by vamonos View Post
    Weirdly enough some actual names seem to flag "mature language" in wow. i encourage anyone to try and make a char named Aryana if u dont believe me :P
    Maybe by the word "Aryan"

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aryan
    Western notions of an "Aryan race" rose to prominence in late-19th and early-20th century racialist thought, an idea most notably embraced by Nazi ideology (see master race).

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    The only reason I'd see someone report the name is because "Gary" almost looks the same as "Gay"? o_O

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    I'm Ash ketchum and I'm offended by your name.
    In all seriousness though. He might just have had some people flag you and then claim the name for himself, if that is the case, try and talk to a GM or write to Blizzards customer support and get it sorted out.

  4. #24
    Quote Originally Posted by Thyr View Post
    Maybe by the word "Aryan"

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aryan
    good point how ever it is still an actual name, probly missed that cos its spelled with a j in my language
    Last edited by vamonos; 2013-09-02 at 03:39 PM.

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    Unless you count the time Gary in Pokemon kicked my butt...no not really O.o People are weird.
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  6. #26
    Quote Originally Posted by Faldorf View Post
    I'm Ash ketchum and I'm offended by your name.
    In all seriousness though. He might just have had some people flag you and then claim the name for himself, if that is the case, try and talk to a GM or write to Blizzards customer support and get it sorted out.
    I actually asked for Ash... But I settled with Gary xD
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sengiratolom View Post
    Probably someone wanting their alts name restored after they found out that another person claimed it.
    Unfortunately, I don't believe this is the case. You can only claim a name via the support systems in place if;
    - The character has been inactive long enough to not appear as active on the armory (I believe it's 90-180 days of consecutive non-play)
    - The account was hacked and someone else took your alt name after deleting/renaming your character

    You can't claim a name that was recently taken or which is in active use. I believe you might also be able to claim it for someone who reserved it on a level 1 'unplayed' alt, but I'm not sure.

    RP realm policies may also have gone into effect (I'm not sure if you're on an RP realm, so disregard this if not).

    You need to find out what's gone on. Open a ticket, and ask why your character was flagged for rename. They might not be able to share details, but I'm sure you'll be able to do a reclaim if it's legit.
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    Did you make a faction change + transfer service? I had the same problem once opened a ticket and they said me that there's a bug with the two service in combo, and they restored my previous name
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    Well it depends really, if my IRL name was Gary and you created say.. a Draenei and named it Gary I would be utterly offended, since they are super-ugly! And if you maybe created a Human with a really weird looking beard that is balled maybe I'd be offended as well - and I'd request they delete your account and banish you from all of their games immediately.

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    Quote Originally Posted by saltyharbls View Post
    Write a ticket. Its very common with a bug that flags random names for rename. Just write a ticket about it and they will fix it!
    This is all it will be, No need to come here making threads trying to un-earth a scandal, Just deal with your ticket and move on.
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    call blizz support if you really want that name. I have a original name. if I had to get a name change ill be damned I wont be raiding. I wont long on to that character until blizzard fixes it.

  12. #32
    Quote Originally Posted by Zarc View Post
    Well it depends really, if my IRL name was Gary and you created say.. a Draenei and named it Gary I would be utterly offended, since they are super-ugly! And if you maybe created a Human with a really weird looking beard that is balled maybe I'd be offended as well - and I'd request they delete your account and banish you from all of their games immediately.
    But but... Gary "The Dwarf" Jenkins was a cool guy... I swear!
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  13. #33
    If you got the name via GM unlock, there's the offchance the original owner came back and reclaimed their name. Just open a ticket. If that wasn't the case, and it was a fluke, odds are they can help.

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    One of my best mates is called Gary, he is a carpenter. Though his actual name is Richard, a few years back (or maybe like 6-7) one night in a pub near a show we we're playing at some random drunk guy walked up to Richard and said "orite Gary". Ever since, we have called him Gary.
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    Well..you cannot name your character Gary, same as you cannot use Thrall. It is a lore Character. Even more so in MoP: Gary Hellscream^^
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    One cause is a cognitive bias called projection bias. Essentially living inside your own head your entire life makes it exceedingly difficult to understand how others do not also live your same life, think your same thoughts, and hold your same beliefs. In many cases it's quite frustrating to try to empathize and understand why you yourself may not be the center of the universe, which generally results in one 'acting out' in various ways.
    So, in short: the internet.

  16. #36
    Did you actually play on that character or you just took the name and had it on an inactive alt

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    Maybe theyre going to vastly extend this Petbattle thingi and Garys going to be some kind of main Villain? You know better good rippoff and stuff :>

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    Not actually directly related, because clearly this is some previously inactive account shenanigans that suddenly want their name back (poor Gary the Dwarf Shaman, he never hurt nobody!), but I was naming my level 25 battle pets the other day and tried to name my Little Helper pet "Snowball"...and it rejected it for "mature language"...

    ...not sure what the people in the naming department are in to, but seems a bit OTT to ban the word "snowball"!

  19. #39
    Gary Oldman was supposed to play in the next WoW movie, but Blizzard requested a name change, like Mitch Oldman. The dude declined though, so he's out of the picture. Literally...

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    you think its ok to just call people Gary? wtf is wrong with you.
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