Saturday, December 10, 2005

The Smackdowm

Er MINE smackdown ... down. SO part of the problem of being on the computer and living life on the computer is that people really don't know you. SO when you say something and they assume that you are a 13yr old kid you really can't blame them, after all..... you are on the net which DOES infact have a lot of 13 yr olds on it. What I am upset about...... is that I have been playing on on-line game at Blizzard.

W.O.W as it is known by those of us who play is a fantsy roleplaying game. It is actually a pretty cool graphics game and it helped me waste alot of time while I was in a lot of pain. I had built a whole cast of charater based on the the name trouble..... like troubleme, troubletime, intoit, troubledog (had not been used yet but was created). Today I was told that they were taking away one name and charater for sure (troubletime) and that I should apply for all the rest to be changed or else...... because "has been deemed as inappropriate for the World of Warcraft Role Play Realms by the In-Game Support staff of Blizzard Entertainment." They didn't say in the email that I had to change my other names however the lady I talked to while on line said she recommended it or "Should you have any other character names on your account that violate our Naming Policy and they are reported, the names will be changed and your account may incur further penalties. We will allow you a 7-day grace period to notify us of any potential naming violations on your account." As I don't understand the problem with any of my names..... I don't see how I can judge when I would be in complince. They are not sexual in nature (many names are) , they are not religiouly offensive (tho' many are that too). As far as I know English has not changed so much that the words trouble would not exsit...... and I am pretty sure that trolls and elves would have been thought of as trouble by those in that period of imaginary time. They lady on line was very abrupt..... and pretty unkind and not very helpful. I am sure she didn't want to be. Roxandrea (that is a good name??) didn't seem to care..... and well she probably isn't getting paied enough to.

I am very very sad. This game helped me thru the boring days when I could not walk, and has helped me live thru' the pain that hurts so very badly. I suppose I could do a bunch of fussing and fighting with them but it is a private co. they can have whatever rules they want to..... they just can't have my money too. I will mostly miss the friends that I had finally made there...... I hadn't had such a fun crowd without the worry of work and politics for a very long time. They were a blast! And I have cried half the night in sorrow for my loss.


Blogger Gawdessness said...

It all sounds weird to me. And darn arbitrary.
I would be a whole lot more offended by the word warcraft than I would be by the word trouble.
I'm so sorry that this has you hurting!

6:29 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey hun, its Nia. I know what the problem is and I was wondering if it was going to be a problem or not, it could have happened on horde or alliance. Some RP nut reported you for a naming violation, which is an RP server rule and they can do it. They aren't going to delete your characters or make you start over at level one. All they're asking is that you change the names of your characters, and they will let you do that.

The rule is:
"This category includes:

Any Non-Medieval or Non-Fantasy names (i.e. Slipnslide, Robotman, Technotron).
If a player is found to have such a name, he/she may:
Be assigned a randomly generated temporary name, to be changed via email."

It sucks, but it isn't the end of your WoW gaming days. Please get ahold of me, I'll leave Yahoo on (freespirit187) and you can email me at

10:40 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Actually, its Nia again, just realized this comp doesn't have Yahoo. If you have MSN messenger, its

10:42 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

And Mal says to let you know that if you want we'll help you find new names by holding a "pick trouble's new name contest" for the guild. We'll figure it out one way or another! *hugs*

10:50 AM  
Blogger Gawdessness said...

It sounds like you aren't alone with this thing.
Glad to hear it!

I love the idea of having a "pick a troubles new name contest!".

I like Dark Knight!
Just as a fer' instance.

5:38 PM  
Anonymous cluttergirl said...

Now that is really really weird. Very really weird. Dang. Maybe there is a medieval name for trouble?? Something latin?? It is nice that someone came here and explained and they're gonna help you out. I hope you don't lose your gaming community. Sounds like you have support there. Don't give it up!

8:26 PM  
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