PSA: RIFT, ArcheAge, and Trove are reclaiming abandoned names, so save yours soon

    
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Happy new year! You don’t need that old, musty name any more, do you? Especially if it hasn’t been used in a while?

While you’re probably stuck with that increasingly aging nomer you’ve been saddled with since birth, your Trion Worlds game character could be in for an identity change at the end of this month. The studio announced that it is planning to reclaim abandoned characters’ names soon, which means that if you want to preserve yours, you’ll need to log onto those characters by January 31st.

The name reclamation process is coming to RIFT, ArcheAge, and Trove (PC version only), and will affect characters that have not logged into these games since January 31st, 2017. Trion won’t be deleting these toons, mind you, but simply freeing those names up for active players to use. If you return to an abandoned character after the 31st, you’ll be given the opportunity to rename him or her.

Source: RIFT. Thanks Jake!
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flyingltj

When a star uses up all it’s hydrogen and helium it starts fusing other elements in it’s core to keep itself alive.

When a P2WMMO uses up all of it’s gimmicks it starts consuming it’s own database to keep itself alive.

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Lord Omedon

Glad I caught this, didn’t even finish installing before my full roster was in and out. Cancelled install. Might actually go back if all my other options (WoW, NWN:EE) fall through, but otherwise just protecting my just-in-case scenarios.

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lokoma

you can have my name rift………..you took everything else why not my name

Cadaver
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Cadaver

I wish LoTRO would do this, just so I could reclaim the names from my own inaccessible account. I’m often tempted to return to that game but the thought of trying to come up with a decent Sindarin name on a RP server in a 10 year old game is just too much.

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ichi sakari

I don’t always like to have my game name reassigned, unless Trion does it, ’cause then it don’t matter

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Alatar

This isn’t an attempt to get anyone to login again. This is an attempt to get back popular names that people currently playing the game have tried to get, can’t, and complained about. Every MMORPG does this, if it lasts long enough. It’s nothing personal, they aren’t trying to suck the grumpy ex-players back into Telara–they just want your names. I’m looking forward to grabbing a couple names that I’ve been trying to get on different shards for a long time and am fairly certain no active player is using.

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A Dad Supreme

I never thought a EULA would work in my favor until now. Trion is more than welcome to my old accounts, especially the name.

I’d like all proof that I was once suckered in by a cash-grubbing company deleted, thank you very much. :)

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Dividion

It’s just freeing up your in-game character names that haven’t been used since 1/31/17. The accounts shouldn’t be changing. Lots of games have done this. To actually purge your accounts completely, you’d likely need to contact customer service.

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ogged451

They can have my RIFT names, I’m not caring anymore.

Tizmah
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Tizmah

You can certainly have those names back Trion. I’ll never be back to any of your games anyway.

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VioletArrows

I have old accounts in RIFT and Trove, but I’m pretty torn on whether or not I want to retrieve them. Rift is just terribly generic and boring, and I stopped playing Trove years ago when they switched to ‘almost impossible without paying’. I doubt I’ll ever go back to them, but never say never.