I have played WOW for 13+ years , and i have many characters with strange names.
Recently, due to the Pandemic Melbourne AU is in lock down, so i came back to wow. During the past 2 month sub i received two suspensions due to name violations. (i am paying a game that i am afraid to play)
I am having trouble understanding as WHY was i able to create that character with this name in the first place, let along play it for the many levels, and in my case many years. And then was brutally told nope, you can not use that name and it is your fault and you the paying customer will be punished for it.
in total i received 6 days suspension during the 2 month sub.
First ban i was logging on after a year away from the game to move mail out of that character so i can delete it. That character has been sitting there for many years on a low pop server, i do not believe it was possible to get the amount of reports to ban that time.
Second time yesterday, druid i leveled to level 19 and was also just logged on to move mail and received an instantaneous ban. Why did i use the same name? because i was allowed to at the creation of the character.
Am i on the wrong track of thoughts or was i just stupid?
ps. I have a 3rd character with that exact name a level 120 Gnome monk on Tichondrius alliance Which i played for more than 8 years. Was wondering whether can the GMs just help me change that name also. I do not wish to get another ban. I am too afraid to log on to that character now.
Forum Moderator Note: Please do submit a ticket to self report your names. A Game Master will go through to rename anything that would be against the rules.
It’s not something that would increase the penalty length, as you’re being proactive. But logging into a character with an inappropriate name once the action ends, can lead to longer actions if it’s reported.