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ScienceJointsFeeling

Collector was banned in GW1, too. Never figured out why


The_Shiniest_Skritt

Certain NPCs in GW1 were called “[Collector]” after their name. They might want to prevent players from having it in their name so that when youre looking at a screen filled with NPC and player names you can easily spot the service NPC names.


boatsNmoabs

That's understandable. But why can't I name my character J G Wentworth. You know, the name from those 877-Cash-Now commercials (assuming you're from the US)


DramaticChipmnk

It's your character name, and you want it NOW!


BigBeefinBrutus

Games generally block the names of real people like that, someone before you likely had it which then got reported and the name added to the filter


ChaliElle

It's protected copyright.


boatsNmoabs

Surprisingly enough I have a character named Pact Supply Agent. On top of that my guild tag is [here], so it shows as Pact Supply Agent [here]


tkinneyv

I have a friend who is J G Wentworth in RuneScape 😂. I know him IRL. He also has an 877 Cash Now alt


Ne0sam

Have you checked what part of the name is the blocking factor? I wouldn't be surprised if it were one of the lone letters, maybe the G because of G spot or something stupid like that.


o_oli

Could be something really stupid like 'Gwent' being blocked as a catch all for blocking other companies IPs or something also. Idk if that's a thing or not though lol.


Ne0sam

Oh yeah maybe too. I know that some lone letters are blocked though, because I like trying funny names for key farm characters and sometimes I get names blocked for no apparent reason, and it's always when I use some lone letters in the names.


ninjazzy

I think they disallow G by itself (my hypothesis is to avoid people using G M to impersonate a GM, so possibly M by itself also). I remember trying to make a character name with G in it and it wouldn’t let me pass until I removed it.


boatsNmoabs

I would take J Gee Wentworth, but name is too long


LittleLunia

Because of Gwen Thackeray maybe


[deleted]

What about Orphan


Eitth

WoW have xXxLichkinGxXx while we have xXxCollectoRxXx


Kalulosu

Xxxcollectorxxx eventually :)


DarkVandal

Dont laugh but I have seen a Lichking running around in GW2.


Canazza

Might be because it has "Lector" in it and it's close enough to "Lecter" to trigger a copyright match?


ScienceJointsFeeling

Lector is a word, man.


Canazza

I know it's a word. But copyright filters don't tend to make much sense when they err on the side of caution. It's a form of the [Scunthorpe problem](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Scunthorpe_problem)


Balrok99

Dodo Whisperer would like to extend his greetings to fellow bird whisperer


Sapphireeee

I didn't expect Ark reference here, nice


Balrok99

Well sadly There has a rise of hate crimes against dodos. To the point where there Is a Guy called Dodo murderer. We must spread this message to all bird lovers


Gunnho

im shocked, "Dixa Floppen" is running around, but you cant have a Moa Collector


Komek4626

My friends ANET name was Bendydick Cumin bitch until the mods changed it to excitedchipmunk


Gunnho

lol


digdog303

They got on "psilocybin cubensis" extremely fast when I tried that.


grannaldie

Try `Moa Connoisseur` *but make sure you have a lot of boots in your wardrobe*


MithranArkanere

Or Curator.


Typhron

Moa Enjoyer wait


MithranArkanere

Moa, moa, moa. How do you like it? [How do you like it?](https://youtu.be/yZ_QUh0lmj4?t=51)


HBag

Or Moa Xunlai Agent


ontnotton

Priory Moa Expert?


DORIMEalbedo

Yeah I don't know why Collector is a banned name? I tried to make a character called something the Collector and it wouldn't let me until I changed Collector to Hoarder.


aliensplaining

They probably ported over the naming rules to some degree from GW1, and this specific one must have been overlooked and added by accident. The reason Collector was banned in GW1 was so that people couldn't impersonate npc traders (collectors) and scam people.


VixNeko

Moa Gatherer Moa Farmer


bluenote73

Weird because "Sniffing Your Seat" is still in game perfectly fine according to arena net


CaeruleusWolf

Moa Catcher


Sciros

Gotta catch em moa!


Booty_Juice

Try "Moa Diddler"


riderkicker

can you name yourself cash for gold? ​ or... Moa Money Moproblems


-Haliax

Moa Enthusiast


Benevolent-Spider

I tried to name a Sylvari "Toss my Salad" and it was taken... so that's fine, but no collecting moas!!!!


LolCoca

I once had a name "... goes Onlyfans" when that hype with OF was going through the internet. Unfortunately it got changed by anet a few weeks after. Was fun to see the reactions of people in strikes or raids or actually sending me 1 gold or 1 mc asking for pictures.


ElocFreidon

I can't use the name Dot, because of some slur even though people literally have this name.


-ThyWeepingWillow

lel xD why is that banned xD


gw2gambit

Moa Accumulation Enjoyer


nameless22

Unable to log in is unplayable. Unable to use your preferred toon name is a "you" problem.


NewtRider

Welcome to the Internet. I won't be your guide, but I'm sure someone will.


Shufflepants

"moa collector" is literally figuratively literally unplayable.


phyxiusanimus

“Literally unplayable” is a meme and is obviously exaggerating for the sake of humor. Not getting the joke is a “you” problem and OP didn’t deserve your disdain.


nagennif

It's a meme mate. The guy isn't saying the game is literally unplayable. You find something that is just a little off and you post it with this. It's virtually always meant as a joke.


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nagennif

Sure in this case it's funny because it's literally true. It's still a meme. I can't use any name the game won't take, but I wouldn't post it all the time, true or not, because it's only funny with the right combination of words. The OP is making a joke. Nameless22 didn't get that, so I was explaining to him/her so they'd know in the future.


Grand-Walrus-5848

Since you’re nameless, I elect to name you “Dingleberry” in honor of your thoughtless comment


infernux

But it's "literally unplayable"