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Aug 29

Ihealu (or any of the countless variations thereon)
Wontheal (now there’s a priest I want to run with, oh yes)
Damagecapz (yes, it’s a mage)
Chainhealz (no prizes for guessing which class this is)

In the good old days, all of these would have earnt the player a forced name change for contravening Blizzard’s naming policy. These days, all they earn is the scorn and derision of players around them…

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Comment by Rohan

Made Friday, 29 of August , 2008 at 7:10 am

Maybe it’s just me, but “Gankdalf” is pretty clever.

Comment by Phyllixia

Made Friday, 29 of August , 2008 at 7:34 am

I’m with Rohan – I quite like “Gankdalf” :D With the exception of my main (those who know my real name will know what I mean), all of my characters and pets have names that I think sound appropriate for the race, but I don’t mind when others use them. It’s like when someone IRL names their kid weirdly (”Apple” for instance); I may not like the name personally, but it’s their choice. :P

Comment by Siha

Made Friday, 29 of August , 2008 at 7:44 am

I don’t mind Gankdalf too much, true – especially not compared with some of the others on the list :)

Comment by Rhoelyn

Made Friday, 29 of August , 2008 at 8:38 am

Maybe I’m missing a witty coloquialism or something, but what’s wrong with Snipercon? It reminds me of Robokon or Blizzcon or Comicon. :P Maybe my mental train is running on the wrong track.


Comment by Gnomerie

Made Friday, 29 of August , 2008 at 11:11 am

Any name where the use of ‘z’ is unnecessary. For example:

- Arthaz
- Utherz
- Illidanz
- Legolaz

It’s just really childish and immature!

Comment by Siha

Made Friday, 29 of August , 2008 at 2:43 pm

Rhoelyn – actually, yeah, Snipercon’s not that bad if you read it like that :) I had been reading it like “Sniper Con” as in a sniper named Con, ie the equivalent of “warriorjoe” the like – and that _is_ dodgy… but I’ll give the player the benefit of the doubt :)

Comment by Myna

Made Friday, 29 of August , 2008 at 5:55 pm

I go for anything with a lol at the end. *shudder*
Sihalol, Mynalol, names like that seem to spread like a plague on our server.

Comment by Captain The First

Made Friday, 29 of August , 2008 at 7:26 pm

I thought you could simply report those people and they’d get either a forced name change or be prompted for a name change upon next login. Is this no longer the case?

I don’t generally report names so I can only go by what blizzard’s policy says.

As it stands the name is a good indication of what kind of person you’re dealing with so I tend to not report those kind of things.

At least with ‘deadlynoob’ you know what kind of person you’re dealing with (a non-creative one at the least) a forced namechange to ‘Sir Percival’ only makes it more difficult to pick out the idiots before inviting them to your group hehe.

Comment by theremover

Made Friday, 29 of August , 2008 at 8:46 pm

I get soooo annoyed with lame stupid named characters running around.

Among the chief of lame and annoying on my server:


annnd a myriad of combinations of mundane american people names accompanied by class name or some other lame thing.

IE: “danftw”, “danthewarlock”

Comment by Anna

Made Saturday, 30 of August , 2008 at 1:22 am

I once reported a paladin named “cdplyr”. Normally I’d have thought he was a spammer-bot, except he was level 15 at the time.

That said, I still want to see a trio (perhaps multiboxed) of gnomes named Tankem, Gankem and Shankem (a warrior and two rogues). Mostly because it would crack me up!

Comment by Treylah

Made Saturday, 30 of August , 2008 at 4:52 am

I’ve actually grouped with Wontheal on Proudmoore on several 10/25-mans; and I would do it again! The name is a misnomer – there’s a story behind it that I would actually share if I remembered it (curse my short term memory). All he actually does is heal and he quite enjoys it. But I am one of those that judge by how much thought they put in their names. Wontheal was one if the times my judgment was sorely wrong. =P

Comment by Siha

Made Saturday, 30 of August , 2008 at 7:52 am

@Anna: I concur – that would be pretty awesome. Like Huey, Dewey and Louie… only stabbier.

@Treylah: I agree – the player behind the name is far from an idiot; I think I’ve grouped with him for pug raids too. I still maintain that the name is terrible though ;-)

@Captain: Unfortunately, I’ve seen a number of naming policy violations go reported and go unchanged; I’ve heard Blizzard does still enforce the policy on RP realms, but normal realms tend to go unenforced… I assume it’s a lack of manpower to blame. That said, I’m sure plenty of these players are decent players – I’ve grouped with deadlynoob, for instance, and he’s a fine mage – but the names do not inspire confidence.

Comment by Wontheal

Made Thursday, 26 of March , 2009 at 1:32 pm

Well, google up your toon name and look at what you find?

I named my priest (my now main) after levelling a mage and a rogue primarily through LFG. I love to pug, but I hate the random whispers that you get from people that have just done a /who priest and start annoying everyone that pops up. (it used to happen).

With a name like Wontheal, only when I place myself in LFG with a comment “I am actually a healer” then I get invites when I want them and no harassment when I don’t feel like it.

Have always been holy since day 1. No plans on dual speccing also. Apologies for bumping an old old post.

/wave Treylah and Siha!

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