Entering your name in computer games

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By snout

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25-06-2003, 19:17

Ok, something quite off-topic but euhm... in many RPGs like SD-Snatcher, Final Fantasy, Xak series etc. you can enter your own name before you start playing this game. Personally I always use the default names, because that's how the game comes alive. Gilian Seed, Latok Kart, Selious etc. etc. etc. somehow I have the feeling that putting your own name in there - good for the ego, I admit - kind of breaks down the storyline. When you go read a book you don't blank out all names and put names in there of yourself and people you know, now, do you? Smile

However euhm.. I don't know why but I felt the sudden urge to discuss this so uhm.. when you play a computergame.. do you use default names or your own (or made-up) names and why? Smile

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By mth

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25-06-2003, 20:49

I was playing Final Fantasy X last weekend and the first in-game action is supplying a name for the lead character. I also chose to keep the default. My main reason is that if you talk with someone else about the game, it is easier if you can refer to the character's names than having to describe the characters.

By wolf_

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25-06-2003, 20:51

In the english sd snatcher I use the same name I had in the japanese version. Since I can't read japanese, and simple choose characters on a x+1, y+1 base (each time until that delta reaches the [enter] tag), that name is something like AGMSY or something Smile

But besides that.. I believe that creative ppl can come up with better 'things' than simple end users..

That's why I also don't believe in DVD movies where you can choose the camera angle! If there was any better angle, the director would have choosen that one by default..

By Latok

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25-06-2003, 22:33

Yeah well.....But Anne Seed looks damned cool in the SD Snatcher introdemo Tongue....The statistic parts about Gilian.....Nice BGM at that part......

Anyway....The 'E' doesn't work, so Ann Seed it would be. That's just disgusting, so I prefer using Gilian Seed as well Tongue

By wolf_

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25-06-2003, 23:46

what about Piet ? Smile

Piet Seed!

By Sama

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26-06-2003, 00:04

However euhm.. I don't know why but I felt the sudden urge to discuss this so uhm.. when you play a computergame.. do you use default names or your own (or made-up) names and why? Smile

Hahaha... You were really bored today, weren't you Sander? Big smile But since you're so eager to know this, let's provide you with an answer haha.

I always use the default names. Especially in games in which the player has a character of its own, there's no use in entering my own name. The game character probably is a lot diffent than mine anyway. I did use to enter my own name in certain games where a girl had to be rescued or something... and then of course the name of the girl had to be the name of the girl that was in the picture that time... I guess I'm a little romantic :O .

By Niles

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26-06-2003, 12:21

I always use "SNOUT" and relax while my character is toasted by the evil creatures... Evil Tongue Tongue Tongue

By BiFi

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26-06-2003, 12:32

Being able to enter a name in games can be quite useful when you use it to tell in which part of the game you are, though it can only be done when you can change the name while you are playing. This way a particular save can be found quickly.

By BiFi

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26-06-2003, 12:34

Anyway....The 'E' doesn't work, so Ann Seed it would be.This little issue can be corrected.

By BiFi

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26-06-2003, 12:35

what about Piet ? Smile

Piet Seed!
Now it would be cool to be able to change the last name of the character Wink

By snout

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26-06-2003, 13:04

I always use "SNOUT" and relax while my character is toasted by the evil creatures... Evil Tongue Tongue Tongue

Hehe, I didn't know I was that popular Tongue

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