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Turtle_Team #1 Posted 03 April 2017 - 02:19 PM

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Title sums it up really as I was looking at changing my player name then noticed that almost everything I tried had been taken by another player that had played no battles since the game was launched.

 

I tried the names off all the characters from popular films like Aliens, Predator etc. . .All taken by 0 games played players.

 

I tried the same with Anime and had the same results.

 

Does someone make a living out of taking all the good names and then selling them to players or do they just do if for some sort of perverse pleasure ?

 

Cant Wargaming close there accounts if they have never played a game in over 6 years?

 

Anywhoo just ranting n looking for answers as its bugging me now and I don't want to add a string of numbers to the end of a name like Apone_0011001001, Ripley1066 or GirlsUndPanzer1984 etc. . .



cro001 #2 Posted 03 April 2017 - 02:23 PM

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They said a long time ago that they would rename those accounts. But as you can see for yourself - they keep on failing to do so.

 

 

 



Eaglax #3 Posted 03 April 2017 - 02:53 PM

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cro001 is right, so maybe you can try to contact support and ask them to do something about a specif name you want

Cobra6 #4 Posted 03 April 2017 - 08:24 PM

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Simple: Wargaming needs those registrations so they can say in their marketing material that "millions of players" are playing WoT.

If they deleted all these bot accounts their playerbase would be a tiny part of what it is now.

 

Cobra 6



Nishi_Kinuyo #5 Posted 03 April 2017 - 08:43 PM

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Didn't have trouble renaming my account to this; maybe its just your imagination at coming up with names that's an issue? :trollface:

Cobra6

 Simple: Wargaming needs those registrations so they can say in their marketing material that "millions of players" are playing WoT.

If they deleted all these bot accounts their playerbase would be a tiny part of what it is now.

 They didn't have any issues with doing it on the russian server.



FluffyRedFox #6 Posted 03 April 2017 - 08:45 PM

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View PostNishi_Kinuyo, on 03 April 2017 - 07:43 PM, said:

Didn't have trouble renaming my account to this; maybe its just your imagination at coming up with names that's an issue? :trollface:

 

Fishyness is taken :V



1ncompetenc3 #7 Posted 03 April 2017 - 09:54 PM

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Tell me about it. The only reason there's numbers in my name is because some muppet took Incompetence in 2012 and played a whole two battles since then. :sceptic:

 

On the plus side, since my name now starts with 1 and ends with 3, I feel extra lucky.  :rolleyes:



Joggaman #8 Posted 03 April 2017 - 10:20 PM

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View Postfishbob101, on 03 April 2017 - 08:45 PM, said:

Fishyness is taken :V

 

you are such a tease:girl:

Homer_J #9 Posted 03 April 2017 - 10:51 PM

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View Postcro001, on 03 April 2017 - 02:23 PM, said:

They said a long time ago that they would rename those accounts. But as you can see for yourself - they keep on failing to do so.

 

 

They did it on the RU server, there have never been any plans to do it on the EU server as far as I know.  But then the RU server has ten times the players and presumably ten times the registered users so an even bigger problem with popular names being taken.

cro001 #10 Posted 03 April 2017 - 11:03 PM

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View PostHomer_J, on 03 April 2017 - 10:51 PM, said:

They did it on the RU server, there have never been any plans to do it on the EU server as far as I know.  But then the RU server has ten times the players and presumably ten times the registered users so an even bigger problem with popular names being taken.

 

I don't know what has happened on RU server, I do know that I haven't seen them doing such thing on EU. Although it would be nice if they renamed all accounts that have 0 battles or haven't played in ~2+ years so we get more options to rename.

 

You can see how innovative I am, since almost all nicks I could think of at that time were taken. Now I'm not very keen on paying 10€ for nickname change.



1ncompetenc3 #11 Posted 03 April 2017 - 11:28 PM

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View Postcro001, on 03 April 2017 - 11:03 PM, said:

 

I don't know what has happened on RU server, I do know that I haven't seen them doing such thing on EU. Although it would be nice if they renamed all accounts that have 0 battles or haven't played in ~2+ years so we get more options to rename.

 

You can see how innovative I am, since almost all nicks I could think of at that time were taken. Now I'm not very keen on paying 10€ for nickname change.

 

Name change is worth €10 though. Made me feel years younger. :child:

FluffyRedFox #12 Posted 04 April 2017 - 01:46 PM

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View PostJoggaman, on 03 April 2017 - 09:20 PM, said:

 

you are such a tease:girl:

Que :hiding:



Joggaman #13 Posted 04 April 2017 - 03:10 PM

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All this talk about fish, and you didn't even join the Dingers. Are you Rustys alt?:harp:

rustysprite #14 Posted 04 April 2017 - 03:25 PM

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View PostJoggaman, on 04 April 2017 - 02:10 PM, said:

All this talk about fish, and you didn't even join the Dingers. Are you Rustys alt?:harp:

 

We just work together...

 



FluffyRedFox #15 Posted 04 April 2017 - 04:10 PM

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View PostJoggaman, on 04 April 2017 - 02:10 PM, said:

All this talk about fish, and you didn't even join the Dingers. Are you Rustys alt?:harp:

Would being a part of Warris' fungeon make me a honorary Dinger:hiding:



_Takumi_Fujiwara_ #16 Posted 07 April 2017 - 03:19 PM

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View PostJoggaman, on 04 April 2017 - 03:10 PM, said:

All this talk about fish, and you didn't even join the Dingers. Are you Rustys alt?:harp:

 

Hey, don't you try to claim him! He's our little fish!:izmena:





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