4.1.2 Name Changes
In general, changing one's name is frowned upon. The thought that you put into your name should be great enough that changing it is not necessary. However, sometimes a player is simply unhappy with their current choice. To change your name you must have played less than 30 hours (we don't allow well-known characters to change their names). When doing so, you may only perform this action ONCE, so choose wisely and appropriately. Do not choose a name you are embarrassed by or wouldn't want recorded in the scrolls of history. Requirements: * Less than 30 hours of playtime. * Only one change allowed. * Change your name with the command NAMECHANGE <new name>. Please keep in mind that, should your new name be deemed inappropriate, you may be asked to change it again by the Powers that Be, in which case we will grant you another chance. GUIDELINES ------------------- A good name is new and original. Is yours something a mother in a fantasy realm would name her child? Try to avoid using words that can be found in the dictionary. It's frowned upon in almost all cases. (Reaper, Starlight) Don't use popular names from books, movies, et cetera. It doesn't speak highly of your imagination. (Gandalf, Lestat, Squall) Trade and copyrighted names aren't good, either. (Coke, Linux, Smirnoff) Compound names are, in -most- cases, unacceptable. (BlackRain, SithLord, LadyofLight) Please, don't use names of Immortals in other realms, namely other Iron Realms productions. (Caspian, Gaia, Mithraea) Types of names listed above, but spelled backwards, aren't going to fly either. (Aearhtim, Thgilrats, Nevaeh) Slight variations of Entity or Gods found in Imperian, are taboo. (Calyx, Elokya) Note: Keep in mind that these are simply guidelines to save you the hassle of having to use the NAMECHANGE command. There will -always- be exceptions, but the majority of names found to be breaking these general rules will be changed in the long-run. It's ultimately up to the judgement of the Administration, and we often have to make compromises. Each situation is different, after all. Unacceptable: ------------------- Names including curse words, profanity, racial epithets, and anything generally offensive. Names with multiple repeated letters. (Xoraxxxx, Whoooooaaaaa) Keyboard jokes (asdf, qwerty) Mostly unpronounceable names. (Trgynstysntrg, Pwnfsl) Here in Imperian, you -are- your character. All it takes is to consider your name in the context of a living, breathing fantasy world - would it fly there? If you happened to be passing the village blacksmith, would he be able to call out, "Aye, KillerCthulu!" with a straight face? We think not. Remember, every player is affecting the quality of our world, and by keeping an eye on these guidelines you'll find yourself in a much better position, with quite a bit more respect received from your fellow Aetherians. We trust you'll put enough thought into it to avoid any administrative hassles.