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Old 07-18-2010, 10:26 PM
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I'd agree with Rufus if it were possible. His idea is valid but it's impossible to rename accounts due to technical limitations. Instead servers should continue working toward no Graal### display. I don't see any technical reason the community name of an account can't be changed, so once those are fixed, no one will know if you have a Graal### or an old name.

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There is only ONE reason that Graal##### are as bad as people think they are: servers have yet to change from displaying account names to community names, rending the whole system useless. Really, start using communitynames for display and account names for saving data and whatnot already, it's been how many years now?
If "people" means "players", you're correct. Otherwise, you're completely wrong. There is zero scripting support for community names (not even functions to lookup accounts/community names ), little/inconsistent RC support for them, etc.


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alexandralove -> Soala
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I can't speak for the others but I've always used 'cbk1994'. I used a different account on the forums initially because my main account didn't have gold so I used my testing account. Once the forums were opened up I just had the forum data transferred to this account. The same was probably done for the others.
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Old 07-18-2010, 10:29 PM
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There is zero scripting support for community names (not even functions to lookup accounts/community names ), little/inconsistent RC support for them, etc.

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Script help for 'communityname':
TServerPlayer.communityname - string (read only)
findplayerbycommunityname(str) - returns object
Clientside:
GameConnection.communityname - string (read only)
I wouldn't call that zero.

Edit: Or do you mean zero support as in people not making scripts that are community name aware?
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Old 07-18-2010, 10:37 PM
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I wouldn't call that zero.

Edit: Or do you mean zero support as in people not making scripts that are community name aware?
"Zero support" was a hyperbole, sorry about that. The support we have is mediocre and requires each server to keep their own database of accounts and community names. There should be functions such as "getAccount" and "getCommunityName", which I've requested multiple times.

In regards to RC, I've reported all the errors I've noticed which need to be fixed, and although I was told that Stefan was very willing to fix such problems, nothing has been done.
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Old 07-18-2010, 10:40 PM
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Internally, you will always have to use accounts (to store data and so on).
yeah but im speaking from a player's perspective
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Old 07-18-2010, 10:51 PM
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It can't be done, anyway. As I mentioned via AIM, mentioning it here as well so people can follow:
If you changed "TSAdmin" to "Graal133337", then everything such as subscriptions, e-mail association, variables saved on local servers, attributes everywhere, etc would be looking for TSAdmin, but not finding it ever again.
There's no reason why your old name can't redirect to the same account, it's a small and simple modification.
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Old 07-18-2010, 10:56 PM
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There is no excuse from a scripting POV to NOT use communitynames extensively whenever in-game commands/displaying require that or account name.
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Old 07-19-2010, 12:20 AM
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There is no excuse from a scripting POV to NOT use communitynames extensively whenever in-game commands/displaying require that or account name.
Of course not, but changing complex legacy systems can be very difficult and frustrating, which is probably why most servers haven't yet made the transition.
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Old 07-19-2010, 05:23 AM
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how about this leave it the same or make people name there own account y change it so they can make more money hell no if they did this ill be done with graal completely
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Old 07-19-2010, 05:21 PM
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I support this idea. My account name stinks.
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