ah the old naming debate. Well, this one has not been set in stone yet, but my opinion on it is that I don't want to see the legolas drizzt111 carried over here from those darn fantasy games.However, I would like to see "call signs" used as a displayable nickname. We aren't firm on the how of this yet. Overall what we do have is a family name like Johnson for example. It is a common surname for you family. As with perma death John Johnson may die and then be taken over by Mark Johnson once a new chararcter is created. The call signs I would like to be specific though, Spider, Ocean Toad, Texmechs, Agamemnon all of these like Shadow Star and Khil are important to the players as their "known" gaming identifier. This name tends to follow them around from game to game and I'd like to see it implemented in a fashion here, it's what you guys want.Therein lies another problem, roleplayers. Some roleplayers and this is a view only want to see NO names viewable on characters. I think to satisfy both types we must have an option to turn off display names, or have it off by default so that way it must be "found" out what the players name is or call sign, that will require the interaction of players (a chat, comm system, voice etc) and make the game more socialable.So sticking with my thoughts I definitely don't want to see Legoals111!!2eleven as a call sign, but 1 legoalas I could stand. The characters must have a family name though and this should in some way be tied to your account. I don't want to go into much detail on that but it is to be a unique identifier for your account. Then with all families you have first names John, bob, Antonio whatever this is your actual character's name and not call sign. Call signs to me should be what is displayed and more information would have to be gathered by people to identify a players real name. As mechs will change, chararcters might as well but Callsigns and Unique family names should stay the same.Again, we're still working out details on this but those are my opinions on the matter. I am all for having unique corporate title information as well like you mentioned lietenant sounds right in this environment, or Director, or manager or supervisor or team lead or chairman. All of these I THINK must be specific to your corporations ranking system though. I do like the idea for sure.
Y"Thor's Armory" nd I doubt religeous fanatics will be busting down the door to change it. I'll leave it at this, the religeous plane is one riddled with land mines,