***** Link to an update regarding name change *****
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*** Added a poll to the topic. Make your voices heard to help make a change! ***
We did it guys!! Are voices were heard and resonated to the devs of PA thanks to our amazing CMs
Link to the update: https://www.console.playblackdesert.com/xbox/News/Detail?boardNo=3411&category=0
in short - if a player was inactive for more than 30 days, the active player with a duplicate name gets priority.
if 2 active players share a name, the one whos made his character/family/guild closer to release gets priority. Meaning, if a day 3 player xbox and a day 1 PlayStation share a name the PlayStation player gets priority.
In my opinion its a much more equal solution to the issue even though some people might still be effected, i hope everyone will be satisfied with the results after the patch next week.
Got this thing on my mind and im sure im not the only one..
I followed bdo on console since its announcement in 2017 E3, Forum launch at March 2018 followed by discord and the release in March 2019.
Through out this entire time and before on other games on console ive been known as 'Dr Inferno' (with a small mishap on forums lmao). In game im mostly referred to as simply "Doc" , "Doctor" being the name of my main character.
I've thought about the family name and most of my characters names mid 2018 where i had a big plan on what characters should i have, where to place them, which roles they have and what their NAMES should be.
Early access 28th feb 2019 i finally logged in as soon as the servers were up. I was thrilled to have coined the family name "Inferno" and my main character "Doctor", Sadly the name "Guts" (berserk reference) was taken a minute later when i made my warrior lol.
"Doctor" is my absolute main. Meaning Hes my lifeskiller, grinder, pvp-er (bad one) and has all the p2w stuff i deemed necessary to have on a main aka max weight, inventory, earrings, lucky underwear, lifeskill costumes and some outfits etc.
It may sound silly to some but it is absolutely soul crushing to think that i might be forced to changed my character's name.. i just simply cant accept that.
I understand PA's wish to make crossover servers but the idea that we might not get to keep our long existing names is completely unfathomable.
You've got your loyal costumers who been with you for years to answer to. I Didn't spent all this time and money to be treated like this.
Find a better solution please.
For your attention @CM_Valtarra @CM Trent @[CM]Shirna