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Japualtah #1 Posted 04 April 2019 - 05:21 PM

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My in-game name was japtank since game launch - I know, stupid name but my name is Japualtah and I didn't know when creating the account that it would be displayed everywhere, whatever - and when logging in today, my name is RenamedUser_503152513

 

I had to laugh at first, because who in his right mind - except some Type5 hater - would report my name, but I don't want to have to pay gold for a name change.

Do I have to open a ticket or shall support reach out to me to request a new name?

 

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Laatikkomafia #2 Posted 04 April 2019 - 05:25 PM

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If this weren't the forums of WG, I would be asking if you were serious or not.

 

Contact support and suggest an available name for them. They'll change it for free.

 



satakuua #3 Posted 04 April 2019 - 05:25 PM

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I think the only option is to change your given name! I suggest Rocco, or Bronson, or something manly like that!



8126Jakobsson #4 Posted 04 April 2019 - 05:33 PM

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How the hell could that break any rules? For example can't I, as a Swede, take the name swetank? CS is gonna have to employ three more teams to handle all reports of players with nation hints in their names. :D

SuedKAT #5 Posted 04 April 2019 - 05:36 PM

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This is starting to get rather ridiculous, all these recent name changes are really starting to show an obvious picture of a system that's not working correctly, which wouldn't be a first in WG's case...

TPpie #6 Posted 04 April 2019 - 05:37 PM

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View Post8126Jakobsson, on 04 April 2019 - 05:33 PM, said:

How the hell could that break any rules? For example can't I, as a Swede, take the name swetank? CS is gonna have to employ three more teams to handle all reports of players with nation hints in their names. :D

 

The term "Jap" is consider (racially,derogatory) offensive to a degree by some, you'll get that kind of reaction mostly in the US (california :ohmy:) and Canada and probably even the UK (And I guess the rest of the commonwealth)

shouldn't be too surprising that the "sensitivity" is spreading to the rest of Europe.

 

I suppose WG is trying to pander to the potential/existing Asian playerbase.... Say, how is the Asian server doing nowadays?



satakuua #7 Posted 04 April 2019 - 05:38 PM

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View Post8126Jakobsson, on 04 April 2019 - 06:33 PM, said:

How the hell could that break any rules? For example can't I, as a Swede, take the name swetank? CS is gonna have to employ three more teams to handle all reports of players with nation hints in their names. :D

 

Well, ”Jap” is considered derogatory. But still. Quite draconian.

 

EDIT: Did not see TPpie message.


Edited by satakuua, 04 April 2019 - 08:13 PM.


eekeeboo #8 Posted 04 April 2019 - 06:17 PM

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Hello! 

 

I will make the standard chat and investigation with support to see what happened and I will inform you. 

 

Just to highlight our awareness of the issue and will pass on more information when I have it. 

 

eek. 



Nishi_Kinuyo #9 Posted 04 April 2019 - 06:30 PM

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View PostTPpie, on 04 April 2019 - 05:37 PM, said:

I suppose WG is trying to pander to the potential/existing Asian playerbase.... Say, how is the Asian server doing nowadays?

Better than the NA server, afaik. :trollface:

NA has only ~1,452% active players compared to total registered.

SEA has 2,092% active compared to total registered.

For reference, EU has 3,337% active vs. total.

 

Also, wut @ forced rename.

Anyhow, might I suggest renaming yourself to murikatank instead, given your most played nation?

Or maybe that Japualtah thingy you mentioned, since it appears to be free for the moment.

Alternatively, No1_Nishi_fan to show your adoration to me. :P


Edited by Nishi_Kinuyo, 04 April 2019 - 06:31 PM.


mateyflip #10 Posted 04 April 2019 - 06:31 PM

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View Posteekeeboo, on 04 April 2019 - 05:17 PM, said:

Hello! 

 

I will make the standard chat and investigation with support to see what happened and I will inform you. 

 

Just to highlight our awareness of the issue and will pass on more information when I have it. 

 

eek. 

 

eekeeboo to the res-e-que!:great:

TPpie #11 Posted 04 April 2019 - 06:47 PM

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View PostNishi_Kinuyo, on 04 April 2019 - 06:30 PM, said:

Better than the NA server, afaik. :trollface:

NA has only ~1,452% active players compared to total registered.

 

Not enough tactical nuke killstreaks. Maybe  when WoT releases its 20th sequel :)

 

View PostNishi_Kinuyo, on 04 April 2019 - 06:30 PM, said:

SEA has 2,092% active compared to total registered.

 

Not enough tactical nu-........wait no-



Laur_Balaur_XD #12 Posted 04 April 2019 - 07:13 PM

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So now people got offended by japanese tanks?

Isn't that racist? :unsure:



RenamedUser_50080245721 #13 Posted 04 April 2019 - 07:28 PM

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I didn't know this but apparently "Jap" is indeed an offensive and/or derogatory word but not sure if this also applies to the EU. But his name is apparently Japualtah so he probably meant well but another random player cannot possibly know that and may get offended. Maybe if he would rename it to JapuTank it would be okay. I also understand why the name-filter did not catch this.

 

Interesting though to see another rename topic.



Bordhaw #14 Posted 04 April 2019 - 07:34 PM

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View PostTPpie, on 04 April 2019 - 04:37 PM, said:

 

The term "Jap" is consider (racially,derogatory) offensive to a degree by some, you'll get that kind of reaction mostly in the US (california :ohmy:) and Canada and probably even the UK (And I guess the rest of the commonwealth)

shouldn't be too surprising that the "sensitivity" is spreading to the rest of Europe.

 

I suppose WG is trying to pander to the potential/existing Asian playerbase.... Say, how is the Asian server doing nowadays?

 



gunslingerXXX #15 Posted 04 April 2019 - 08:01 PM

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View PostSuedKAT, on 04 April 2019 - 05:36 PM, said:

This is starting to get rather ridiculous, all these recent name changes are really starting to show an obvious picture of a system that's not working correctly, which wouldn't be a first in WG's case...

This^

 

Just because someone

complains/feels offended/has nothing better to do

Doesn't mean you have to listen to him/her/x.

 

Everybody is entitled to have an opinion, fine, but that doesn't mean they have the right to be listened to.

 



WindSplitter1 #16 Posted 04 April 2019 - 11:29 PM

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View Postsatakuua, on 04 April 2019 - 04:38 PM, said:

 

Well, ”Jap” is considered derogatory. But still. Quite draconian.

 

EDIT: Did not see TPpie message.

 

A new word.

 

This writer thanks you.



Slyspy #17 Posted 05 April 2019 - 12:08 AM

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View PostRilleta, on 04 April 2019 - 11:29 PM, said:

 

A new word.

 

This writer thanks you.

 

I feel that a truly draconian response would have been to ban the account without warning!

Pansenmann #18 Posted 05 April 2019 - 12:48 AM

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View PostSlyspy, on 05 April 2019 - 12:08 AM, said:

 

I feel that a truly draconian response would have been to ban the account without warning!

 

Where does that word "draconian" come from?

reminds me of the https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Order_of_the_Dragon

but that might be a misconception

 

**edit: found it:

 

https://en.wiktionar.../wiki/draconian

 From the Athenian lawmaker Draco, known for making harsh laws.

 

 


Edited by Pansenmann, 05 April 2019 - 12:52 AM.


jack_timber #19 Posted 05 April 2019 - 06:55 AM

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Used to work on JAP engines many years ago, https://en.m.wikiped...wich_Industries

So the name is embodied in the English language as an 'icon' of engineering excellence.

 



Nishi_Kinuyo #20 Posted 05 April 2019 - 05:46 PM

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View PostPansenmann, on 05 April 2019 - 12:48 AM, said:

 

Where does that word "draconian" come from?

reminds me of the https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Order_of_the_Dragon

but that might be a misconception

 

**edit: found it:

The latter yes, and while his laws might've been "harsh", they were posted in every town square for all to read.






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