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Phoenixfire
11-16-2014, 02:26 PM
My in game name is StarPhoenix , this dude comes on named Starypheinox obvious name rip off.

The noble told me that only impersonating a staff isnt allowed but ok as far as he know for regular people.

How can I say this bluntly, what a load of BULL..

Il be damned if I get dragged down by someone impersonating me

Trothael
11-16-2014, 02:28 PM
How is he impersonating you? It could just be a coincidence.

My IGN is Thael, and I've run into a couple of people with eerily similar names (I'm looking at you, Thaelan).

ossuary
11-16-2014, 02:32 PM
To be fair, phoenix fire is not exactly a rare concept, speaking linguistically. It's not like your name is completely unique. Something like this would be impossible for CZE to police fairly, so they have to draw a line in the sand... and that line is no impersonating staff. It's a common sense policy.

If your name was something actually unique like Vestibrandostelnic and someone else made a Vestibrandostelnik, you'd have a much better case. :p

BlackRoger
11-16-2014, 02:33 PM
Most mmos have just about every combination of words which arent complete gibrish taken.
Expect lots of people with similar names sooner or later, might as well get used to it

Rendakor
11-16-2014, 02:45 PM
Wasn't someone banned for impersonating someone and trade scamming?

L1ght
11-16-2014, 03:03 PM
I agree Starphoenix.

I for one have many high profile impersonators... LightYagami... LightReaper... out there streaming and running guilds using my good name!

It's all highly suspect!

Kubira
11-16-2014, 03:11 PM
I like to look up character names in WoW's Armory. For example, there are 59 characters named Starphoenix in WoW.

The only issue is when they start claiming to actually be you.

rjselzler
11-16-2014, 04:28 PM
Wasn't someone banned for impersonating someone and trade scamming?

The one claiming to be a "friend" of Havoc? I think that was the deal... I'm sure he was banned for scamming, not name policy; the name thing was just a part of the scam.

Hieronymous
11-16-2014, 04:33 PM
Yeah, one of the perks of closed beta / alpha was getting to pick a name that didn't have xXx@~! on either side of it.

Werlix
11-16-2014, 04:35 PM
I was paired against a "Warlax" once... he never actually showed up for the game though so I was spared the awkwardness of the occasion :)

Ditsch
11-16-2014, 04:57 PM
In Guildwars the running gag was choosing the a name of a adult movie star which was not taken already. More people will come and more people will have similar names nothing much can be done about it. If they say they are you or they ruin your good name then it's something different and the staff might have to act.

Zubrin
11-16-2014, 05:11 PM
Do not trust Zoobrin.

Malicus
11-16-2014, 05:50 PM
Don't trust Malicus - I am a bad person.

Also anyone with Mal in their name is impersonating me so they are probably bad people too.

Gregzilla
11-16-2014, 06:03 PM
I'm glad my name is original enough that no one's going to try and copy it. There's only one me, and only one Gregzilla, and that's as it should be.

And if that sounds a bit.... douchie? Douchy? Douchie. If it sounds a bit douchie, I apologize.

Zomnivore
11-16-2014, 06:10 PM
I think names aught to be unique, and to help with that I also think they need a number so that if you sorta remember a dude, and you have their number you know its that dude, not the dude with a similar name.

OutlandishMatt
11-17-2014, 01:00 AM
I have to say I am pretty upset that someone is working on Hex using my name, I'm looking at you Matt. Dun dun Dunn!

Patrigan
11-17-2014, 01:15 AM
Honestly, i'm still amazed there are companies that still use a visual name as a unique identifier. This isn't Hex exclusive, there are worse offenders out there (looking at you, Path of Exile).

They should have a unique system, like Battle.net Battle Tags. In game, all you see is Patrigan, but outgame I am Patrigan#1234. It's not only safer, but it's also more practical. Away with this "there can be only one" system, if I want to be Hex_Colin (because maybe my name is Colin), then I should be able to. Downside to this system is that I can never remember my random number xD

Jeevus
11-17-2014, 01:26 AM
I'm glad my name is original enough that no one's going to try and copy it. There's only one me, and only one Gregzilla, and that's as it should be.

And if that sounds a bit.... douchie? Douchy? Douchie. If it sounds a bit douchie, I apologize.

Until you will face the ultimate drunken Grogzilla!

Phenteo
11-17-2014, 03:08 AM
If the player is using your name (or a derivative thereof) for scamming purposes, we will take actions against the account.

The impersonation rule only implies for staff/employees as there are players who try to social engineer with pretending to be an someone with power to gleam information off of other players. That's against the rules as well (even though can be considered scamming as well.)

If you have any issues with someone using your name to scam others, please submit a ticket with a screenshot to http://support.hextcg.com

Closing thread as no further discussion is needed and I don't want the response to get buried.