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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 259 Comments
  1. KoolKidKaos'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.
    How the hell is it low, if a person doesn't play the game for 6 years, why should their name be saved?

    - - - Updated - - -

    The bottom line is, if you haven't logged on since 2008 which is the release of Wotlk, then you OBVIOUSLY don't play the game, and don't want to.
  1. mmocf0203e43c2's Avatar
    they should do it since 2012 or 2013 in my opinion.

    i don't get why people want their name reserved if they haven't played in 2 or 3 years anyway, i'm pretty sure you can just make a new name since nobody will remember you anyway.
  1. Lady Velvet's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Snuzzfizzle View Post
    This comment was low. Even for someone with an anime avatar.
    Quote Originally Posted by Zka View Post
    I'm amazed this wasn't the first response. You know what's low? Your comment.
    The tears of Blizzdrones are delicious. Keep them pouring.
  1. Kryos's Avatar
    So it begins...
  1. Frozenbeef's Avatar
    6years? yeah i think all my characters are safe :S
  1. Denizly's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Malcho View Post
    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.
    Learn to read please. The log in to save your name part is only for those whom haven't logged in since 2008.
  1. fangless's Avatar
    Inb4 all the 2 letter character names get used up.
  1. Kryos'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.
    If you haven't subbed the game for 6 years in a row, you don't give a shit about the game anymore and couldn't care less if someone is now using a name you haven't used in 6 years.
  1. Shannerd's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Malcho View Post
    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.
    Except why would people who have been unsubbed since 2008 give a shit if a name they used in a game they probably won't play again is gone?
  1. Malcho's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Denizly View Post
    Learn to read please. The log in to save your name part is only for those whom haven't logged in since 2008.
    I read it right. If I couldn't read, I wouldn't be able to use a computer.

    Quote Originally Posted by Shannerd View Post
    Except why would people who have been unsubbed since 2008 give a shit if a name they used in a game they probably won't play again is gone?
    You seem eager to "correct" me.

    I created some characters before the cutoff date with names that I do value. The blog post implies that I could have been subscribed up until yesterday and still lose the names of those alts. What if I stabled them until the right time...which is the launch of WoD?
  1. Kazuchika'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.
    Obvious troll post is obvious.

    Quote Originally Posted by Malcho View Post
    I created some characters before the cutoff date with names that I do value. The blog post implies that I could have been subscribed up until yesterday and still lose the names of those alts. What if I stabled them until the right time...which is the launch of WoD?
    You should probably follow your signature and turn your computer off because your posts are ridiculous.
  1. Shampro's Avatar
    I see some folks here have reading comprehension issues. If you haven't logged in since Wrath you probably don't give a shit about the game anyway. Read properly before posting please.
  1. Sforza's Avatar
    Good but since 2008 its too long. Even 2 or 3 years of inactivity is way more than enough to take away a name.
  1. Zka's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Greatness View Post
    The tears of Blizzdrones are delicious. Keep them pouring.
    Tears only exist in your imagination. The only one in this thread who has bias towards Blizzard is you.
  1. topapagaramonde's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Redtusk View Post
    I will soon be known as Bob.
    Um no! I will be BoB!!! you can be BoB2!
  1. HardlyWaken's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Malcho View Post
    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.
    Rofl are you guys kidding me? Are you even thinking before you post? People who haven't played wow in 6 YEARS probably aren't even seeing this post ffs. And even if they are they probably don't remember or even care what their toons name was. Are you seeing the date on this???? This should be anything more than 3-4 years old gone let alone 6...
  1. Lady Velvet's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Zka View Post
    Tears only exist in your imagination. The only one in this thread who has bias towards Blizzard is you.
    Being this delusional.

    It's funny.
  1. Zka's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by topapagaramonde View Post
    Um no! I will be BoB!!! you can be BoB2!
    Noone can be Bob2. Numbers aren't permitted
  1. Sett's Avatar
    Since 2008? Not bad.
  1. mmoce2d1b37428's Avatar
    That's WotLK release, 6 years ago. It should have been 25/9/2012, release of the previous expansion.

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