Unused characters purged ...

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gorboth
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Unused characters purged ...

Post by gorboth » 18 Sep 2011 23:30

Hello Everyone ...

Today I asked Mercade if we could do a purge of false-start characters. What
too often happens is that someone creates a character, plays for a few
minutes, logs out, and never returns. We stopped purging characters a number
of years ago, and the result is that these false-start characters take up
perfectly good names and hold them hostage. With all the new players we are
hoping to get, we don't want them to have to work so hard to get the name
they want if some false-start is holding it, and never going to log in
again.

So ... the purge happened today. Of the 8817 characters that exist in the
game, 6,416 were found to be false-starts. These were characters who were
less than a day old and had not logged in any time in the last 3 months.

So ... the good news is that 6,416 previously "taken" names are now up for
grabs again for our new arrivals. It is possible (though unlikely) that a
few of the purged characters were characters that people still wanted to
own. If this is true, they were less than a day old, so I will just assume
that the owners will not be *too* inconvenienced to simply recreate them and
do as they please.

G.
Mmmmmm ... pie ...

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Recoba
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Re: Unused characters purged ...

Post by Recoba » 19 Sep 2011 14:43

Good idea. And 6000, that's a lot!

Laurel

Re: Unused characters purged ...

Post by Laurel » 19 Sep 2011 14:48

my business opportunity is gone :x
all those great-named chars were meant to be e-bay'ed after promo-campaign success ... :evil:

Zar
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Re: Unused characters purged ...

Post by Zar » 21 Sep 2011 15:11

Recoba wrote:Good idea. And 6000, that's a lot!
2400 players is not a lot :(

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OgreToyBoy
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Re: Unused characters purged ...

Post by OgreToyBoy » 21 Sep 2011 16:14

zar wrote:
Recoba wrote:Good idea. And 6000, that's a lot!
2400 players is not a lot :(
Is a lot for a f2p non-profit game I'd say.
Even 200 frequent players is good for a Mud these days.

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Cherek
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Re: Unused characters purged ...

Post by Cherek » 21 Sep 2011 17:17

Zar: 2.400 is NOT alot?

If we actually had 2.400 people who played this game it would be HUGE!

I doubt we had 2.400 fairly active players even at Genesis peek some decade ago (?).

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Re: Unused characters purged ...

Post by Avatar » 27 Sep 2011 10:23

Woot! :shock:

You deleted my gold sellers?!?

How dare you!
Angmar! ANGMAR!! ANGMAR!!!
Pulp Znuga! PULP!!!!

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Re: Unused characters purged ...

Post by Tharandil » 30 Sep 2011 16:05

Aw my apprentice wannabe drow gone.. sad

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