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NEXON NEEDS TO MERGE + PLEASE READ NEXON!

THEREDUPGRADESYSTEMTHEREDUPGRADESYSTEM
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edited April 30, 2021 in Feedback and Suggestions
If you were to Merge Nao and Alexina... I have a suggestion that would make the name change system work. CHANGE IT. Let people have whatever name they want and add a new FORUM ACCOUNT NAME that you can add people with.

Forum Account names would be attached to the characters account, and when you add someone, you add their forum account name, and they would show up as whatever character they are logged into, so the alt accounts on each account could be shown to your friends instead of them having to guess who you are EVEN THOUGH YOU HAVE 6 OF THEIR ALTS ALREADY ADDED.

That way, the only time you will have to change your name is for the forums. You could make a player name change a dollar. There could be as many people with similar names as needs be, and people would buy your name change coupons like they were candy.

They could have WHATEVER name they want, but they could also enjoy having roleplaying accounts and be friends with people without having to guess who is who.

LITERALLY everyone would be behind this. It could be an easy fix!!!!!!!

Pets could just be added to your account like this:

Bone Dragon with the name of Joey: FORUMACCOUNTNAME+Joey

THIS COULD ALSO LET PEOPLE NAME THEIR ACCOUNTS AND PETS WHATEVER THEY WANT.

THIS is a serious suggestion. I hope you guys enjoyed reading this.
-dougbolden of ALEXINA

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  • HelsaHelsa
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    Character name with server of residence, together, make the Primary Key of our character records. Since primary keys MUST be unique, this is why we have all these issues about names stemming from it. Using another field as the primary key would free up the name field to allow for infinite duplication. This would then allow folks to have the name they actually wanted rather than being denied it simply because they weren't first. As such this could create another Revenue Stream for Nexon. It has already been suggested, on these forums, to use Record Number as the primary key instead as it is already inherently unique for each record. Discussion regarding the problems in converting and then using this have also already been addressed on these forums.
  • THEREDUPGRADESYSTEMTHEREDUPGRADESYSTEM
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    Helsa wrote: »
    Character name with server of residence, together, make the Primary Key of our character records. Since primary keys MUST be unique, this is why we have all these issues about names stemming from it. Using another field as the primary key would free up the name field to allow for infinite duplication. This would then allow folks to have the name they actually wanted rather than being denied it simply because they weren't first. As such this could create another Revenue Stream for Nexon. It has already been suggested, on these forums, to use Record Number as the primary key instead as it is already inherently unique for each record. Discussion regarding the problems in converting and then using this have also already been addressed on these forums.

    This makes sense, but I just tried to reiterate it and make it seen by more people. Thanks for letting me know that this has already been said though. Thank you very much! <3
  • HelsaHelsa
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    Helsa wrote: »
    Character name with server of residence, together, make the Primary Key of our character records. Since primary keys MUST be unique, this is why we have all these issues about names stemming from it. Using another field as the primary key would free up the name field to allow for infinite duplication. This would then allow folks to have the name they actually wanted rather than being denied it simply because they weren't first. As such this could create another Revenue Stream for Nexon. It has already been suggested, on these forums, to use Record Number as the primary key instead as it is already inherently unique for each record. Discussion regarding the problems in converting and then using this have also already been addressed on these forums.

    This makes sense, but I just tried to reiterate it and make it seen by more people. Thanks for letting me know that this has already been said though. Thank you very much! <3

    Fugitaboutit.
  • Momma_SophieMomma_Sophie
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    edited May 1, 2021
    In the beginning, there were 3 servers: [Tarlach], [Mari], and [Ruairi].
    The three servers bustled merrily and each had a relatively decent population.
    In 2011, a new server was created: [Alexina].
    The [Alexina] server drew wonder and amazement from people who wished to begin life anew as well as fresh players looking to become veterans in their own right.

    And so, players from the [Tarlach], [Mari], and [Ruairi] servers flocked to the new [Alexina] server and its congregated population became the highest of all three by a far margin, steadily growing as time went on as it was advertised as the newest server and its population did most of the talking. As a result, [Alexina]'s market maintained a higher level of demand, thus many players from the older servers would often crack jokes about the inflated prices on [Alexina]. Yet, people still enjoyed the activity.
    Time went on and the original three servers bled players and activity as [Alexina] grew more and more and took them all in. Still, many players remained on these servers and sought to maintain their current progress on their characters as well as to continue their legacies. After many years of repeat threads from all four servers suggesting server merges, a merge was announced for the servers of [Tarlach], [Mari], and [Ruairi] in the year of 2019.
    This outraged the [Alexina] server for many reasons, with some coherent and many not so much. And yet, the decision was explained as an attempt to maintain population equilibrium between the servers. Some were skeptical, more so coming from [Alexina] players. But, the decision was final and at face value seemed reasonable to many.

    And in June 2019, the merge became reality: the servers of [Ruairi], [Mari], and [Tarlach] became [Nao].

    The outraged [Alexina] players then repeated the history of 2011 and fled [Alexina] to join [Nao], draining the [Alexina] population and shifting the intended balance out of scope. Also in their rage, a flock of [Alexina] players took to the Forums and Official Discord Server to protest, spam, and even threaten in acts to voice their complaints; those that opposed their demands were deemed heretical and appeals were made to those with authority in favor of having such dissenters silenced or banned. The pushback from [Nao]'s residents included many common arguments: some malicious; many reasonable. But, many saw this as retribution for what [Alexina] residents did in 2011.
    ... Still, nothing changed and many of the fires were ironically extinguished by the same authority figures the mob sought to recruit.

    And so after a few bans, blocks, mutes, and kicks resulting from a lengthy Internet-based riot, a group of people from the [Alexina] server who still wished for the merge decided that they would cease activity in the game and thus reduce their population even further now to a point where [Alexina] is now a shell of its former glory. Yet, some still say [Alexina] is getting along well enough to not be a complete wasteland; none can say for certain.
    [Nao], however, has experienced it own tragedies. As a result of the merge, the original three servers experienced an economic change unlike that which they had ever seen. Many advocates of the merge of the three servers focused heavily on the appeal to population growth while ignoring the inherent risks of market adjustment out of optimism and selfishness. Despite the many warnings and lengthy discussions, they did not prepare themselves for the inevitable: inflation.

    The inflation took its toll and [Nao] also saw its population swiftly drop off barely six months after the merge occurred. Many people simply could not (or, would not) adapt to the changes and thus found themselves unable to reach their growth goals without doing harsher grinding sessions. The divide between power groups grew and the combined influence of inflation culture from [Alexina] migrants and natural market changes from [Nao]'s new population took its toll on the market, eventually pushing away more free-to-play players and bringing in more pay-friendly players.
    And so as it now stands, both servers face a crisis of inflation as well as population decline. Brilliantly enough, the developers and new director have decided to take steps to amend some of the problems in the markets. This is seen as a good move by many, as they seek to allow more access to content rewards and thus increase supply and thus reduce demand to mitigate inflation on all servers in all regions. The payoff theoretically would be an increase of population, as players would return with renewed hope in finally obtaining the things they've always wanted, but never could afford and never would grind to obtain.

    This story is still being written and I thank you for reading it. Chapter 8 of Mabinogi will soon make its entrance and we will see how it plays out.
    Crimsọn
  • HelsaHelsa
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    Another factor was that Alexina was labeled as "New" for years and years. So, for new folks where that was a good thing, there was one server to choose while, for folks where that was bad, divided between three. The critical moment was when MabiEU was closed down and the IP restrictions for MabiNA were lifted for them. A good chunk of those folks ended up on Alexina.

    Many folks did quit their old servers for Alexina. This was before the merge at a time where it was reasonable to suspect that Nexon would never merge servers. So, with no apparent relief in sight these folks made the hard decision to leave everything behind and move. When the merge happened, since those folks already had developed characters, now on Nao, and had already personally experienced a move, it was that much easier to move back.
    Momma_Sophie
  • CrimsọnCrimsọn
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    Helsa wrote: »
    Another factor was that Alexina was labeled as "New" for years and years. So, for new folks where that was a good thing, there was one server to choose while, for folks where that was bad, divided between three. The critical moment was when MabiEU was closed down and the IP restrictions for MabiNA were lifted for them. A good chunk of those folks ended up on Alexina.

    Many folks did quit their old servers for Alexina. This was before the merge at a time where it was reasonable to suspect that Nexon would never merge servers. So, with no apparent relief in sight these folks made the hard decision to leave everything behind and move. When the merge happened, since those folks already had developed characters, now on Nao, and had already personally experienced a move, it was that much easier to move back.

    I think they should put NEW back on Alexina. :joy:
  • HelsaHelsa
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    Crimsọn wrote: »
    Helsa wrote: »
    Another factor was that Alexina was labeled as "New" for years and years. So, for new folks where that was a good thing, there was one server to choose while, for folks where that was bad, divided between three. The critical moment was when MabiEU was closed down and the IP restrictions for MabiNA were lifted for them. A good chunk of those folks ended up on Alexina.

    Many folks did quit their old servers for Alexina. This was before the merge at a time where it was reasonable to suspect that Nexon would never merge servers. So, with no apparent relief in sight these folks made the hard decision to leave everything behind and move. When the merge happened, since those folks already had developed characters, now on Nao, and had already personally experienced a move, it was that much easier to move back.

    I think they should put NEW back on Alexina. :joy:

    What does it matter. We're all gonna be merged eventually. When it comes to servers: There can be only one!