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Do you think well known or long time used avie names should be available for their long time owner only after the launch of Myst Online: Uru Live
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Yes, a name should be secured for like... ever 25%  25%  [ 39 ]
Yes, a name should be secured for a period of time. Say 6 months 23%  23%  [ 37 ]
Yes, but only if the person has specifically asked to do so 36%  36%  [ 58 ]
No, all names should be available for everyone 10%  10%  [ 16 ]
No, no need to... I like to come up with something fresh 0%  0%  [ 0 ]
Either way I'm happy 6%  6%  [ 9 ]
Total votes : 159
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 14, 2006 6:29 am 
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Unlike an apparently large number of people, I've only ever used one name in the Uru community. If someone else took Rils, I wouldn't have anyone else to be!

Someone mentioned "If it was well-known enough", but what does that constitute? I'm very well-known in certain circles, but not at all in others. I know there are a great many people whom I've never heard of that are movers and shakers in other circles. "well known" is a pretty vague concept.

Problem with requesting your name be held is I can see tha tbeing abused. People could reserve common names and never use them, or even reserve other people's names out of spite (not that that would happen in our current demographic, but as the community grows, the likelihood of deviant behavior will grow).

I feel like my name is pretty safe, though I know my other nickname (basically now it's only my msn name) has been used by at least one other forum member. I'd hate to think of losing my identity!

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PostPosted: Thu Dec 14, 2006 11:19 am 
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I must agree that I'm a wee bit worried about this. My name is, even though it's not commonly used, a simple English noun. Anyway:

Avvie name: Carrot
Used since: Well, whenever it was I registered on Mystcommunity... 2002 or 2003 I think.
Used in:
D'malah
Closed and ajar beta
MystCommunity
Uru Obsession
D'ni Linguistic Fellowship
and perhaps a couple of other places I no longer frequent.


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PostPosted: Thu Dec 14, 2006 11:35 am 
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I wonder if they could link the accounts from this forum and some of the others to the game, like theyve done with gametap, so any of us who sign in with our names and passwords would be able to get in.

I would also like to join the chorus of " I'd hate to loose my name...etc... etc...etc..."

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PostPosted: Thu Dec 14, 2006 12:08 pm 
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Avie name: Ravin
Used since: September 2003
UrU game:
> UrU Prologue
> Until UrU
-- D'Mala - D'ni Safety Guild - Himesa Shard - Jersey Shard - LostKin Shard
-- L.A.S.T. Shard - Meeting Place Shard - OvOasis Shard - The Desert Shard
-- The Great Tree Shard - The H'uru Project Shard - The Slackers Shard
-- UruPassion Shard - Lost City of Atlantis - Tapestry Shard - Flaming Jaquar Shard
- Myst Online beta
Uru related Forums:
> Alcugs Project
> Clockwork Orange BBS
> All Cyan Uru forums
> D'ni Guild Forums
> D'ni Restoration Council
> Himesa
> Slacker's Shard Index
> The D'ni Jazz Club
> URU & Myst Obsession Forums
- maybe some more

Avie name: Ravin Dracon
Used since: Measure was taken 1967 and later when the World Wide Web became available currently registered on...
> Ár nDraíocht Féin
> Beliefnet
> Caer Clud
> Center For Shamanic Studies
> Circle Sanctuary
> House Shadow Drake
> Internet Sacred Text
> Order of Bards and Ovates
> The British Druid Order
> The Druid Network
> The Foundation For Shamic Studies
> The Pagan Federation Online
> The Rainbow Family
> The Wiccan-Pagan Times
> Witches' Voice

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I think my name could be at risk too, because when I tried to use it for my gametap account, it was taken. Though I haven't been around the Online Uru's as long as some other people in this thread, I've used the name for years. (when I first got Uru, I didn't have a supported graphics card, so it sat around for a couple years, until I got a new computer. Just about when I finished the game, D'mala appeared, so I joined up, and have been in the cavern ever since)

avatar name: Nadnerb
>Until Uru D'mala
>Uru Live Beta
Forums:
Uru Live Forums
D'ni Guild Forums
AgeBuilder Fourms
-others, but I'm less active there.


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I have used lightkeeper since my discovering the Myst forums on UBI, really my second screenname as I abandoned the first. I like the name and my friends in the game know me by this. I would like to hold onto it so I voted yes for the 6 month period.

lightkeeper on

Beta
D'mala
D'ni Safety Guild Shard
The Slackers Shard
UBI forums
Uru Obsession
Guild of Greeters forums
past that I lost track :roll:

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Yes it is much easier to find friends if they keep the same name. I have used the same name for live, Until Uru and now beta it is the same name I use on all the forums I belong to.


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Avie name: UruBoo
Used since: August 2003
UrU game:

> Uru Beta
> Uru Prologue
> Uru Rehearsal
> Until UrU
-- GoG Shard - D'Mala - D'ni Safety Guild - Himesa Shard - Jersey Shard - LostKin Shard
-- L.A.S.T. Shard - Meeting Place Shard - OvOasis Shard - The Desert Shard
-- The Great Tree Shard - The H'uru Project Shard - The Slackers Shard
-- UruPassion Shard - Lost City of Atlantis - Tapestry Shard - Flaming Jaquar Shard
> Myst Online beta

Uru related Forums:
- Guild of Greeters
- URU & Myst Obsession Forums
- maybe some more

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I voted yes

Avie name: Albert ->Used since: August 2003
Uru game:
- Uru Live beta
- Uru Prologue
- Uru Rehearsal
- Until Uru
- D'mala
- Myst Online beta (UruLive)
Uru related Forums:
- Cyan forums
- DRC Forum
- Guild of Greeters
- Uruobsession
- Eden gira
- Clockwork Orange


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I voted yes, to reserve them for a six month period of time. I go by Wendolyn at the Slackers , but I had to register as Wendybeth41 at GT as Wendolyn was already taken. My latest avi is named Wen'di, which I would like to keep if at all possible.


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I coined CountryEastern back in 1978 when I had a music/comedy act touring the NYC clubs. I've used that name to freakin' death over the years, and frankly I'm letting it go. (Tim, obviously, seems to me like a public-domain name.)

So for this new incarnation of Live, I will be creating an all-new name, actually the name of one of the protagonists in a fantasy book I'm writing. Naturally, I will not reveal the name here, because it might be stolen. :)

It is very nice to see the same names pop up in the Myst World, as well as in the forums. (By the way...why don't more of you participate at JustAdventure.com? Just curious)

See you up on the invisible walkway...


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This stinks... I was basically banned from using my real avatar name, and the person that 'wanted' it has never been in UL from what I've seen... :P I'm just going to change it to "Generic" followed by a hex hash code I guess...


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You'll all have to rush to get your names when Live officially launches, since the slates will be wiped clean. I wonder if Cyan can lock in all the beta testers names? I think this came up in another thread and the answer was "no."


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Tim wrote:
You'll all have to rush to get your names when Live officially launches, since the slates will be wiped clean. I wonder if Cyan can lock in all the beta testers names? I think this came up in another thread and the answer was "no."

That is soooo comforting to international players who are not (yet) allowed to subscribe to GameTap. :roll:

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D'Lanor, yesterday Blake was in the GoG hood (log is somewhere on this forum) and I asked him about that. He said that hopefully that wouldn't be an issue. He didn't give any specifics. I asked about logging in by using and other app than Gametap and he said that might not be necessary.

Not as comforting as I would like it :(, but I hope there will be news soon. I do worry about this though.


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