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Release the Names! Character Name Reclamation Coming
Originally Posted by Blizzard (Blue Tracker / Official Forums)
With the upcoming Warlords of Draenor pre-patch (6.0.2), we will be releasing sidelined characters’ names back into the wild.

Any characters that have not logged into the game since November 13, 2008 will have their names freed up, making them available to anyone creating a new character or using the paid Character Name Change service.

How Do I Preserve My Names?
You will need to log in to World of Warcraft and enter the game using each character whose name you wish to retain before patch 6.0.2 goes live. While it is possible no one will claim your recently released name and you might be able to snag it again, it is probably not worth the risk if you want to keep your names intact long-term.

Our goal with this great name liberation is to make sure new and returning players have a large and varied pool of names available to choose from—so log in now if you wish preserve your unused characters’ names for your journey intro Draenor.
This article was originally published in forum thread: Release the Names! Character Name Reclamation Coming started by chaud View original post
Comments 264 Comments
  1. Hugh Wattmate's Avatar
    About time, i always ticket like 3 names normally 2 of them i get released So many cool names unused.
  1. Redtuzk's Avatar
    I will soon be known as Bob.
  1. Darth Belichick's Avatar
    I like it. Can't tell you how many times I've had to put in a ticket to have a name unlocked on an old character. Not sure how many decent names it will actually unlock, but still a good idea.
  1. lazerhawk's Avatar
    Great idea, paying customers should always come first.
  1. Foxhoundn's Avatar
    6 years? Should do 2010 >.<
  1. Aezral's Avatar
    They probably got sick of answering the tickets. Maybe I'll be able to transfer my rogue to my main realm now! \o/
  1. Tinderlasse's Avatar
    Well I agree tho, if you've not been active for a couple of years and have a name that someone who actually is active wants, they should be released.
  1. Kazuchika's Avatar
    I wonder if this might lead to a system where after X amount of time passes without an account login names are autoreleased? It is pretty obnoxious that when I'm looking to move a character I have to wait a couple of days to see if I can get the name released plus I'm sure as the word got out that you could petition GMs to release names there was a huge influx of requests.
  1. Nozuka's Avatar
    yay, new legolas hunters
  1. Sativ's Avatar
    Bootyslayerx here i come.
  1. Amerissis's Avatar
    Good effort, but six years is too long. Make it two years. If you've quit for that long, you don't care for your chars anyway.
  1. Denizly's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by lazerhawk View Post
    Great idea, paying customers should always come first.
    Indeed, why should a guy that quited 6 years ago get to keep a name that somebody who plays now wants?
    Obviously the quiter doesn't care any more.
  1. Huntaer's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Foxhoundn View Post
    6 years? Should do 2010 >.<
    Yea they should do since cataclysm released, lot of ppl quit then, not in the start of wotlk lol
  1. Lady Velvet's Avatar
    Resubscribe to our shitty game or get your name taken!

    This is low. Even for Blizzard.
  1. KoolKidKaos's Avatar
    Too bad the only good names are saved on some shitter's ACTIVE 2014 account on a level 1 that will probably never be leveled.
  1. nomadbr's Avatar
    i wanna for composed names
  1. Snuzzfizzle's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Greatness View Post
    Resubscribe to our shitty game or get your name taken!

    This is low. Even for Blizzard.
    This comment was low. Even for someone with an anime avatar.
  1. Zka's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Greatness View Post
    Resubscribe to our shitty game or get your name taken!
    This is low. Even for Blizzard.
    I'm amazed this wasn't the first response. You know what's low? Your comment.
  1. Pabzi's Avatar
    YAY <3 GG amazingggg
  1. Malcho's Avatar
    Sneaky.

    Incentives to make some resubscribe out of excitement.
    Negative for others to resubscribe out of fear.

    Basically, anyone with a WoW account has a reason to resub. For some, it's a bad reason.

    It's easy to stick this to them, though. Camp out your own names and create a trial account to catch them. Resub when you're ready to.

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