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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
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  1. HardlyWaken's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Zka View Post
    Noone can be Bob2. Numbers aren't permitted
    Hi there, Bobtwo!
  1. pfbe's Avatar
    yes, I will finally be Vurtne
  1. mmoce2d1b37428's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by topapagaramonde View Post
    Um no! I will be BoB!!! you can be BoB2!
    Just make a guild and name it Band of Brothers, if it's not taken yet lol. Maybe they let us free up guild names as well soon.
  1. Herecius's Avatar
    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?
    So you've been sitting on a name for SIX GOD DAMN YEARS without using it or touching the character at all, is what you're saying?

    Well, if you intend to come back for Warlords, maybe you should reup your subscription and start playing these ancient, dusty, decrepit characters, before they rightfully lose their names.
  1. Mammoon's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Foxhoundn View Post
    6 years? Should do 2010 >.<
    Ten characters
  1. HardlyWaken's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Herecius View Post
    So you've been sitting on a name for SIX GOD DAMN YEARS without using it or touching the character at all, is what you're saying?
    Exactly. At this point its just being greedy. I'd show no sympathy for a 6 year old untouched character to lose their name simply because someone was unsubscribed and can't log into it. If they haven't used a character 6 years they had no serious intentions of using the name anyways, good riddance.
  1. SSJgosu's Avatar
    A vast majority of the names they will be freeing up could be released right now with a ticket anyway, but after this all the good names are going to be on active accounts.
  1. mmoc5c2a897e5b's Avatar
    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?
    What right do you have to claim a name for over 6 years and have zero intention of using it? You are a nasty greedy little child.
  1. Fang7986's Avatar
    Yay more names to report for breaking the naming policy!
  1. TriHard'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.
    You know what's low? You are.

    People have had enough of negative pigs such as yourself. Always gotta whine about things and spread negativity.
    They obviously did this -FOR- the players because there's been so many request for character names that have been taken.

    Seriously, get real man. If you're going to whine like a little poor child, then get the fuck away from these forums.
  1. Moradim's Avatar
    "resub or lose your vanilla/bc character"

    desperation much, blizz?
  1. ringpriest'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.
    Eh, I'm okay with them releasing names that haven't been used in half a decade. But that said, this is exactly the kind of thing where I expect slow creep. Give it a year or two (or more, Blizzard is diabolically good at slowly boiling frogs) and it'll be "resub for a month every year or lose your names".
  1. Celista's Avatar
    Awesome! So exciting
  1. Fang7986's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Moradim View Post
    "resub or lose your vanilla/bc character"

    desperation much, blizz?
    Well it isn't your character. Blizz owns them all you just rent them
  1. Lady Velvet's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Syrith View Post
    You know what's low? You are.

    People have had enough of negative pigs such as yourself. Always gotta whine about things and spread negativity.
    They obviously did this -FOR- the players because there's been so many request for character names that have been taken.

    Seriously, get real man. If you're going to whine like a little poor child, then get the fuck away from these forums.
    >They obviously did this -FOR- the players

    Do you tell yourself that everytime you go to bed?

    Blizzdrones are beyond help.

    Infracted
  1. Huggykaze's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Moradim View Post
    "resub or lose your vanilla/bc character"

    desperation much, blizz?
    They will just block its name, not delete the char mate.

    Still seeing current situation of subs I can't help but think of it as: "If you want to keep your name please buy a subscription" If it didn't happen before on few occasions I'd be sure they just want more subs:P
  1. deadman1's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Moradim View Post
    "resub or lose your vanilla/bc character"

    desperation much, blizz?
    If you haven't played in 6 years, you don't need your fucking name.
  1. Kazuchika's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Moradim View Post
    "resub or lose your vanilla/bc character"

    desperation much, blizz?
    Reading comprehension much?
  1. davidcryix's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Moradim View Post
    desperation much, blizz?
    Hyperbole much?

    No one is losing their character. They are losing the ability to retain a specific sequence of characters associated with that name that they literally have not used in over 5 years. This is definitely not the end of the world.
  1. Frankminimia'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.
    thats just a side effect of them helping out their current customers.

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