Are in-game names supposed to be unique to a player?

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Skilled Warrior
Joined Sep 2011 Posts: 500
edited 16 Nov 2011, 9:03PM
Just curious, I saw another post about people showing accounts with similar names, but none the same. (Excluding the Blackhearts and people with the same first name and last initial.)

I recently discovered another player with my exact in game name, in my sector and it frustrates me to no end. Since I saw the other topic though, it made me second guess if a name already taken was still available to another player.

http://forums.kixeye.com/threads/131922-Best-similar-names-EVER!!!
There is nothing restricting people to unique base names, no. We do however frown on changing your base name to harass someone nearby who has the same name.

No point in creating a new post and bumping, so I'll just edit. Thank you, cleared that up for me.
  • KIXEYE CS RUBI
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    There is nothing restricting people to unique base names, no. We do however frown on changing your base name to harass someone nearby who has the same name.
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  • JailerX
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    Karma wrote: »
    Just curious, I saw another post about people showing accounts with similar names, but none the same. (Excluding the Blackhearts and people with the same first name and last initial.)

    I recently discovered another player with my exact in game name, in my sector and it frustrates me to no end. Since I saw the other topic though, it made me second guess if a name already taken was still available to another player.

    http://forums.kixeye.com/threads/131922-Best-similar-names-EVER!!!

    Apparently they are. Some 10 year old in our sector changed his name to mine and acts like a jack-hole in comms. Only saving grace was that he didnt do a capital "X" so people that know me can still tell us apart.
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  • JailerX
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    There is nothing restricting people to unique base names, no. We do however frown on changing your base name to harass someone nearby who has the same name.

    Can you make him change his form my post? He changed it just to harass me. I shoudl add that now that I sink his fleets every time they are out, he wants to chnage it back but mom and dad wont let him spend money. LOL
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  • AdmiralAlex
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    I wish they would only allow one name per sector, AdmiralAlex with a bunch of numbers, fine, but the exact thing, no, thats stupid...
  • john55223
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    Lol had 8 ppl change their name to mine cause of my awesomeness (sarcastic)
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  • Starlight31
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    How about Blackheart? people really like that name!! ROFL (JK JK)
  • frinzo7
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    i have the same problem some1 copyed my name just 2 b a bug
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  • logansan
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    I wish they would only allow one name per sector, AdmiralAlex with a bunch of numbers, fine, but the exact thing, no, thats stupid...

    and when they relocate? do they get a free name change then? it can't be done on a sector by sector basis, would have to be global.
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