MoP: Allow 'special' characters in names.

85 Orc Death Knight
2680
With MoP coming, and so many people likely to create new characters now would be a great time to allow for a couple of extra characters in character names.

Having recently created a few alts, I can tell you that it's incredibly difficult to name your character on high pop servers - even if you resort to umlauts and ascii characters.

If the 'technology' exists to allow spaces in character names, or at least hyphens and/or apostrophe it would literally free up thousands of possibilities for names that have long been abandoned or parked never to be used.

I also think it's nicer to see names like Vul'Jin / Vul-Jin / Vul Jin in game as apposed to Vüljîn / Vúljín / Vüljïn / etc.

This is further to my request to delete all the parked/abandoned lvl 1 character names here: http://us.battle.net/wow/en/forum/topic/4254518083
84 Dwarf Warrior
5345
Apostrophes should definitely be allowed, since a ton of in game NPCs have them in their name.
90 Troll Hunter
13225
Apostrophes and dashes should be allowed.
90 Human Rogue
14165
Or make more retro names. :p
10 Gnome Priest
40
Two names! We need two name! That way all three of my characters can have the same family name and be sisters, although the human paladin is adopted.
10 Human Paladin
70
04/02/2012 10:29 PMPosted by Pyronaptor
Apostrophes and dashes should be allowed.


Pesky Trolls and their Zul'XX.
90 Human Paladin
11795
Apostrophes are the way to go. But, just one per name.
85 Blood Elf Priest
10925
Apostrophes should be allowed, but should be limited to one per name so we don't end up with people named '''lol'''.
90 Human Paladin
11795
04/02/2012 11:00 PMPosted by Eithris
apostrophe i could handle. all those funky characters i have to use an alt+number to type, those ones, yeah all those toons should be deleted by blizzard.


I don't mind them so much when they replace an i with an ì because someone already had the name they wanted, but when half their name is special characters simply to be annoying....

Meh, it's allowed so I guess I don't care.
85 Dwarf Hunter
6130
numbers

12345678987654321 would be my name
90 Pandaren Mage
10990
They only removed alt codes in 4.3, I doubt they'll re-institute them so soon lol
90 Human Paladin
11795
04/02/2012 11:07 PMPosted by Vynaryln
They only removed alt codes in 4.3, I doubt they'll re-institute them so soon lol


That lasted like a week I think.

You can still use alt codes for names.
90 Blood Elf Warlock
10600
My toon is Ba'al Samael. Not Baalsamael.

I say this: One apostrophe due to standard in-game lore, one hyphen due to troll/pandaren, and one space because, why not.
90 Human Mage
9870
My toon is Ba'al Samael. Not Baalsamael.

I say this: One apostrophe due to standard in-game lore, one hyphen due to troll/pandaren, and one space because, why not.

drakedog(space)

lulz
85 Draenei Shaman
4315
I'm sorry, but it's not Blizzard's fault that people abused the system...when idiots stop naming themselves "Pvpyerass", "Terdball", and "Jesus" all with special characters, then it'll stop...
You have no one to blame about getting rid of the ASCII symbols but yourselves, you should all be ashamed!
Edited by Dedaru on 4/3/2012 12:10 AM PDT
85 Orc Death Knight
2680
04/03/2012 12:09 AMPosted by Dedaru
You have no one to blame about getting rid of the ASCII symbols but yourselves, you should all be ashamed!

ASCII characters work fine.. Just the other day I created a character named Lóre... ?

Besides, that issue is not what this post is about.
51 Human Paladin
0
Last names would be interesting but lets face it, some server populations are too small so there isn't any point. If they start merging they should add in last names since people will get annoyed if they can't keep the original name.
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