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Server Merge Name Sniping
I thought this issue was important enough to warrant its own thread; when the servers merge, and peoples' names are forcibly changed, it seems reasonable that the original name will then become available.
Hypothetical situation: I am Sorath. I play on Mari. Another Sorath players on Tarlach/Ruairi, but they haven't logged in for four years. My name is changed to Sorath+Mari, their name is changed to Sorath+Tarlach or Sorath+Ruairi, whichever. The name Sorath is now available, as no one has the name any longer, and I have to make a pet or character with that name before someone else does (only to delete it later if/when name changes become available), or they'll have effectively taken from me part of what makes my time on this game unique.
Essentially, because someone very unlikely to play the game again shares my name, I am forced to spend money to safeguard my own name. It seems twisted to me that someone else could become Sorath while I am stuck as Sorath+Mari.
My hope is that either the original name becomes unavailable when the condition of someone having Name+Server apply, or that new characters will become Name+Nao.