In an effort to provide a more immersive gameplay environment, we are happy to announce a change to the way that naming violations are handled.
In the past, when a name was found in violation, the player was offered their choice of a new name. If they were not online (or unable to think of one) then we gave them a “renamed” name. Alas, we found that playing with Renamedroc was not much more fun than playing with Sergeantrock.
With that in mind, effective April 4, 2011, we will be changing names that are found to be violations to a suitable fantasy name of the Game Master’s choice. The player that is found in violation of the policy will not have a choice of a new name.
We encourage that each player thoroughly review our Naming Policy prior to creating a character. Violations of the policy will result in a more suitable name being applied to the character and, if appropriate, action being taken against the player’s account.
You may certainly still appeal the name change by visiting support.turbine.com. You may also choose to purchase a new name if you are unhappy with the name that was provided to you.
*Note* Additional naming violations may result in further actions against your account.