Reserving names for GW2

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Fandin
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Reserving names for GW2

Post#1 » 18 May 2012, 07:16

link here : http://www.arena.net/blog/reserving-you ... ild-wars-2

and for people that are lazy
Ever since we announced the Guild Wars 2 Pre-Purchase program and Headstart Access, we’ve had a lot of questions about how name reservation will work for existing Guild Wars players. Here’s how it will work:

Character names in the Guild Wars universe work differently than they do in most other MMOs. Whereas in most MMOs character names are unique only within their world/server, in Guild Wars and Guild Wars 2, character names are unique across the entire game. In Guild Wars 2, when a player acquires a name like Wizardex, he or she is acquiring it across all worlds. Clearly this places more importance on grabbing the name early.

Today no one actually has the name Wizardex, because all character names from the original Guild Wars were two words or more. All one-word names will be up for grabs at the start of the Guild Wars 2 Headstart Access period. But there are currently 20 million two-word names in use by existing Guild Wars players. We need a policy that allows dedicated players to hold on to their established names, while freeing up the bulk of names for the rush of Guild Wars 2 players who will come into the game at launch.
Thus our policy will simply be as follows: to preserve your character name from Guild Wars into Guild Wars 2, you must be an active Guild Wars player (more on that below), and you must create a Guild Wars 2 character with the same name as your Guild Wars character during the Headstart Access period or on launch day.

After launch day (and after we work through support tickets filed on launch day), we’ll free up the millions of unclaimed names for new Guild Wars 2 players to use.

To implement this name reservation system, we need to build a list of the character names of active Guild Wars players that we’ll reserve through launch day. We actually need to build that list a few weeks prior to the launch of Guild Wars 2.

So we’ll use the following very generous definition of active: Guild Wars players will be considered active—thus having their Guild Wars names reserved and available to claim during Headstart Access and on launch day—if they have logged into the game at least once between January 1, 2012 and the day we build the name reservation list.

We’ll warn the community before we build the list, but that’s irrelevant, because there’s no reason for anyone to wait. If you want to reserve character names from Guild Wars into Guild Wars 2, log in to the original game now so we know you’re active!

We’ll see you in-game,

The Guild Wars 2 Team
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Re: Reserving names for GW2

Post#2 » 18 May 2012, 08:04

I had a guild wars account... NFI what the detaisl were..hell even what email address i used... GG

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Re: Reserving names for GW2

Post#3 » 18 May 2012, 08:50

Fitz wrote:I had a guild wars account... NFI what the detaisl were..hell even what email address i used... GG

dont be shit then :)
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Re: Reserving names for GW2

Post#4 » 18 May 2012, 10:54

Bah i just tried to log onto the Ncsoft thing to see..and it says its send ing me an email .

NO EMAILS FOR 3 HOURS.

Why do they lie to me?

Wonder if i find my old discs if i send them a photo of the code if they can find out my details that way since this email thing doesnt sseem to work..

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Re: Reserving names for GW2

Post#5 » 11 Jul 2012, 16:31

Woot, I have found my old GW account, after much stuffing about. I'm going to download GW1, set up toons with the names I want, effectively reserving the names for GW2, for when I log into GW2 during head start.

I found I got the same message about email sent as the poster above initially, and I never got an email. Hmm. Multiple attempts, still no email. WTF? Persistence. It turned out I was not using the log in related to my ncsoft account. Through trial and error, I found the right account name, got in then saw that my GAME account for GW1 had a different email addres and Username to my NCSOFT account. It appears there are two accounts when entering via NCsoft account management.

What you need is your NCSOFT Account. Once in that, you can then update your game account email and password, but not game username.

You can see the username via your NCsoft account. The username is your old email address, or at least, it was for me.

If they say they have sent you an email, and you don't get it in 10 seconds, they are either using an old email address, or you are in the wrong account.

Looking at the date of my account, it was 2006, long enough ago that my email address changed due to bigpond switching to cable. I was lucky enough that I was able to guess my old NCsoft account password.

If you didn't play GW1, I think you could down load it for free, create names to reserve for GW2.

Hope this helps guys. Good luck.

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Re: Reserving names for GW2

Post#6 » 11 Jul 2012, 16:51

Btw, another reason why I had to get my old GW1 account back is that my toon names would be blocked during headstart. Bummer, as I often use some same names in different games

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Re: Reserving names for GW2

Post#7 » 16 Jul 2012, 12:34

I hadn't used my Guild Wars account for ages and whilst when guild wars 2 arrived I could reset my password GW1 insisted on my old character names to verify on login.

Had to log a support call, Didn't remember my toons had a surname :(
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