TERA is releasing inactive character names

Names in MMOs are important. You want people to know who you are at a glance, after all. TERA has a lot of character names already taken, of course, since it’s been running for some time. So the powers that be are going to free up some names that have just been sitting there, unused, for a long enough period of time — i.e., a year.

All characters that have been inactive since June 22nd, 2014, will have their names changed to placeholders and the names thrown back in the active pool. If you’ve been taking a break and desperately want to make sure that your old character “Boner-Lord” doesn’t lose her name, take heart; the release is happening on June 25th, 2015. Log in once and your name is secure. Otherwise, you just might lose your name.

Source: Official announcement; thanks to Azzura for the tip!
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Porculasalvania
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disturbedking8 chosenxeno Celestia I’m not going to debate this. We feel what we feel.

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chosenxeno Celestia Talk about a pathos driven response. You feel like they’re punishing people – but the community isn’t going to notice it because the people who haven’t logged in for a year aren’t around to complain. No one care’s about you or your life, you should not feel as though you deserve the name. If you did deserve it, then you wouldn’t be out for a year.

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Celestia Azzura BrotherMaynard Yeah I’ve been having this problem for many months too, I even thought of reinstalling everything from scratch but from what you say even that changes nothing? Damn it, I may be losing names from my alternative account. :/

Loyheta
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Nice. Hopefully these guys will get back to me soon. coming up on 2 and a half weeks without a (customer support) response. Tried using a ton of different emails… hope they respond.

chosenxeno
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Celestia chosenxeno Wrong. I’m not CURRENTLY using it. What if I want to jump in the next expansion? Now my character has lost the most important thing that makes him or her personal. It’s a terrible thing they are doing.

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Azzura BrotherMaynard I feel your pain.  I recently installed it on my new PC, and it took three days of attempts before I finally got it downloaded.  I hear the Steam version is easier to use than their native installer.

Celestia
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chosenxeno But you’re not using it.  I don’t understand your logic.

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Celestia chosenxeno Because I had it 1st. /shrug

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flatline4400 chosenxeno Celestia I do.