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Name Changes

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  • SamuelalexSamuelalex
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    I would like to be able to change my characters names, my pets names, and my forum name XD I wouldnt mind paying NX or in game gold to allow me to do this even if its only one time per account. Maybe name change coupons could be part of an event to allow everyone to work towards earning one if they want it as well?
    Sindryth
  • PlatinaKokiPlatinaKoki
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    edited September 8, 2017
    I say no, only because of how abusable it can be, and how there will be people who try to impersonate others.
    NoireCat
  • SamuelalexSamuelalex
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    I would think using the name change to do devious things like scam or impersonate people would be a bannable offense if reported to admins. I would suggest having a secret tab only available to admins to view previous names of people so if they cause problems under new name they can be banned for repeated offenses maybe?

    One thing that could be a problem is if scammers change their name after being reported to avoid being banned. To avoid this maybe have a time frame people have to wait before they can do name change again say 30 days?
  • Naomii66Naomii66
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    support. I have the most basic and uncreative username ever, it even has numbers in it T_T
  • PlatinaKokiPlatinaKoki
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    Samuelalex wrote: »
    I would think using the name change to do devious things like scam or impersonate people would be a bannable offense if reported to admins. I would suggest having a secret tab only available to admins to view previous names of people so if they cause problems under new name they can be banned for repeated offenses maybe?

    One thing that could be a problem is if scammers change their name after being reported to avoid being banned. To avoid this maybe have a time frame people have to wait before they can do name change again say 30 days?

    It SHOULD be a bannable offense. The problem is, is that it can still happen. Even if they do get "banned" (those with the resolve to will find ways back), the damage has already been done.
  • MyutoMyuto
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    KR Mabinogi had name changing cards since like 2010 :l Isn't it about time we had this feature too?
  • HardmuscleHardmuscle
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    edited September 23, 2017
    Myuto wrote: »
    KR Mabinogi had name changing cards since like 2010 :l Isn't it about time we had this feature too?
    @Myuto ~ There where some issues with that release. Fraud related.

    http://mabinogi.gameabout.com/news/view.ga?id=4&news_id=2028
    Myuto wrote: »
    Personally, I would love for this to be a feature so I could finally have the 3-letter name I've been wanting to have since I joined Mabinogi, but sadly I've had to put up with an alternative...So, if this feature were implemented, I could finally be happy with a name which I've wanted since the beginning!

    This would be even better if names of characters that haven't been played in years would be released too...Like what happened with MapleStory! ^^
    Regarding the release of inactive player names. That seems like a scapegoat for a lack of imagination. There are plenty of original (not already used by someone else) names to be had. There's no real need to take from other people to give to someone else. None other than greed.

    I play MapleStory too .. I know how well it "worked", and the answer to that is a matter of perception entirely. Names are game-wide unique on MapleStory (cannot be reused on each of the servers); much unlike Mabinogi (where the same name can be used on each of the servers).

  • MyutoMyuto
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    Hardmuscle wrote: »
    @Myuto ~ There where some issues with that release. Fraud related.
    Thing is, Korea has offered name changes since 2010, and is still offering them today. It's unfair to the rest of us who genuinely just want to change or modify their names.
    Hardmuscle wrote: »
    Regarding the release of inactive player names. That seems like a scapegoat for a lack of imagination. There are plenty of original (not already used by someone else) names to be had. There's no real need to take from other people to give to someone else. None other than greed.
    And there's no real reason to assume people don't have imagination and are greedy simply because they want to change/modify their not-so imaginative name to one that better suits them. So, someone that named themselves Rubii209 in middle school back in 2009 might just want to be named Ruby or even Rubi since that's what everyone calls them.
  • HardmuscleHardmuscle
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    edited September 23, 2017
    Myuto wrote: »
    Hardmuscle wrote: »
    @Myuto ~ There where some issues with that release. Fraud related.
    Thing is, Korea has offered name changes since 2010, and is still offering them today. It's unfair to the rest of us who genuinely just want to change or modify their names.
    Hardmuscle wrote: »
    Regarding the release of inactive player names. That seems like a scapegoat for a lack of imagination. There are plenty of original (not already used by someone else) names to be had. There's no real need to take from other people to give to someone else. None other than greed.
    And there's no real reason to assume people don't have imagination and are greedy simply because they want to change/modify their not-so imaginative name to one that better suits them. So, someone that named themselves Rubii209 in middle school back in 2009 might just want to be named Ruby or even Rubi since that's what everyone calls them.
    I understand legitimately wanting to change your name (for legitimate reasons). I didn't fall off the wagon 5 minutes ago. Nothing aside from lack of imagination or greed (or coveting) explains the desire for someone else's already used name (no matter the length of time inactive).
  • MyutoMyuto
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    Hardmuscle wrote: »
    I understand legitimately wanting to change your name (for legitimate reasons). I didn't fall off the wagon 5 minutes ago. Nothing aside from lack of imagination or greed (or coveting) explains the desire for someone else's already used name (no matter the length of time inactive).

    I understand you're trying to play devil's advocate here, but you're preaching to the wrong choir. You're starting to derail this subject to ethics and morals of name changing by calling out names. If your ideas are so superior, and you feel like you know everything about people, then by all means make your own thread. :*
  • HardmuscleHardmuscle
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    edited September 23, 2017
    Myuto wrote: »
    I understand you're trying to play devil's advocate here, but you're preaching to the wrong choir. You're starting to derail this subject to ethics and morals of name changing by calling out names. If your ideas are so superior, and you feel like you know everything about people, then by all means make your own thread. :*
    I didn't do anything aside from give my opinion. You're the one who first mentioned releasing inactive names (March 24). If anyone went off topic, it was you. Names cannot be used on more than one server in MapleStory. Names can be used on all servers in Mabinogi. There is no shortage of available names here. Replying to your statement is hardly calling you out.
    Myuto wrote: »
    This would be even better if names of characters that haven't been played in years would be released too...Like what happened with MapleStory! ^^
    ↑ This should be in its own thread. :smirk:

  • KagaKaga
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    edited September 23, 2017
    To this day my marriage title is still glitched due to my wife having a name change in 2015.

    The GMs were also unable to fix it.

    13fad714e3.jpg

    And we can't divorce, so I can't marry Neyna

    #pimp

    :trollface:
    NeynaHardmuscle
  • NekoLilyNekoLily
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    lucifern wrote: »
    would be nice if they added such a feature, but it might be hard for friends to recognize you again and changes need to be applied in the friend list too. There might also be a name change times limit or some wait time before you can change again.
    Some ppls names may change even more then their status once its out

    I played a game where you could buy a "name change coupon" whenever you liked and change your nick. The only "downside" I saw is that you needed to write them to know their old name, nothing more.

    Leinei wrote: »
    Samuelalex wrote: »
    I think this would be a helpful feature especially since people may not like the name the picked when they first joined or want to make something a little more unique. That being said I would recommend this be available once per character to make things less confusing for everyone. Maybe have something in the character menu that says "formally known as" and their previous name so friends know who people are that change their name.

    Yeah I support this too. I like the idea of a sort of button in the additional character information menu and as an option you can look into when you right-click a player. That way you'd be able to look into their previous name without having to add them.

    This idea is really a good one as would destroy what people are saying would happen: players impersonating someone else to scam/no-idea-what-they-could-do-with-someone's-else-nick/etc. It could be best to have it even in the little window it appears when you right-click a player, something like "Previous Names" or something along the lines, to help avoid name frauds and all
  • HardmuscleHardmuscle
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    edited October 1, 2017
    Other games already have this (as implied) and it could work out well (with low fraud) if it shows your former name (as mentioned). I see no real reason, other than possible lack of manpower, why something like this cannot exist on a limited basis. I'm not 100% against name changes, despite prior confusion over what name changes entail. (I have used said feature myself on MapleStory in 2008). ~ Even in MapleStory where name changes have been allowed (for a cost), it was very limited; due to the amount of physical work involved to make it happen seamlessly; without flaw. MapleStory doesn't (or didn't) allow name changes (no matter how much we wanted to pay) all year round or at one's leisure.

  • SheenaSheena
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    edited October 2, 2017
    It would be great, but i would go for this ONE TIME CHANCE and then you can never again change your character name, also to avoid some kind of bot/ new account abuse i would say ONLY FOR 1 year+ accounts? maybe more
  • KimCheolsuKimCheolsu
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    I think name changes would be good to add. People unsatisfied with their names like Naruto123456100000 or something along those lines could finally change their names to one less stupid orrr one they are less humiliated about. I myself am satisfied with my name, but that's because my character is not really old. People who made their names when they were kids/didn't really think about it probably regret it. I think I would've stuck with my very first character if its' name wasn't so stupid...

    Maplestory had name change and sever change for 20 or 30 or 50 dollars, something like that. Although I don't really know how they work out the issues with old names since I never tried.
  • NeynaNeyna
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    Kaga wrote: »
    To this day my marriage title is still glitched due to my wife having a name change in 2015.

    The GMs were also unable to fix it.

    13fad714e3.jpg

    And we can't divorce, so I can't marry Neyna

    #pimp


    :trollface:

    More like Sharte can’t divorce even though she isn’t married ‘-‘

    Hopefully name change does come to this game but before that, I hope they fix the issues my fam and I are having.
    The GM that gave me the name change IS aware of the bugs/issues with the family titles & tree as well as that there are now two Neyna in the guild list.

    The solution was to divorce to fix the title issue, but we can’t even divorce in the first place. So they can’t do anything about it :<
    Kaga
  • HazurahHazurah
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    edited October 7, 2017
    confusing isnt it?, the most basic part of MMORPG does not exist in the game
    NAME CHANGING! HOW HARD IT CAN BE?
  • AmesenpaiAmesenpai
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    i wouldn't think this is a good idea for me because what if you know too many people it be hard for then to recognize you if you had a name change. spending hours and years to tell people its you some might think its not you or you were banned... anything can happen rather not spend on name change but i think over all some people will pay for it and good idea for other people who really want a name change.
  • QwenaltQwenalt
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    Would quite like this. My IGN is Qwenalt and so many people assume 'alt' means 'alt character of Qwen'. Not fun.