I recently created a character name Nanos, whose concept I worked on for several days before creating. So I created him, as an Heir to my main character Chance, and decided to give him a runthrough in TC. Sadly, I was unaware that one recieved so much experience when first getting an item from the donation table, and so when i was at (I think) 7 experience to go, I "got sandals table" and went to -8! Deciding that Nanos would have been much better off if He was given a chance to get the sandals BEFORE looking at everythin arounf Sanctuary island and the Gardner's cottage, I regretfully deleted his account. When I tried to remake him, I found his name unavailable! What gives? I thought that the main purpose of deleting a character was to free their identities for reincarnation. I cannot think of any name but Nanos that suits my conception of him, but I suppose I'll have to work on it. Any help or info is greatly appreciated.
Joined: 1969.12.31 00:00:00
Location: Watsonville, CA
Hi Sascha. I can help with info, anyway.
The philosophy behind this feature is that all character identities are always unique. Unlike the MUD tradition, for instance, characters can't die and be reincarnated, etc. They live once and when they're gone, they're gone.
This isn't something I'd want to give up. To my thinking, anyway, it's a strong encouragement to players to take their characters' lifespans seriously.
Maybe something that would help would be a notice when you're about to delete a character, informing you that once deleted, that character name is *not* made available for re-use? I thought there already was something like that, but, I haven't deleted anybody in a long time. What do you think? Would that at least let people know what the consequences of deletion are?