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Get Rid of Name Exclusivity

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I am definitely in favor of this. Naming things has never been a favorite thing for me to do anyways but this site makes it especially tiresome to come up with names that haven't been used yet. That's just how I feel though. I like what Infinis said about it too. I definitely agree with that feeling.

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I don't really have a stake in this, for the most part - I can see the pros and cons of both keeping and removing name exclusivity, and they roughly balance evenly for me.  I suppose I'm very mildly in favour of continued name exclusivity purely from a selfish standpoint - I've gotten used to working around it and it no longer inconveniences me - but I certainly wouldn't be upset for my own sake if it were changed, especially if it makes people happy.  (I do think it'd be a shame that other people who feel more strongly about it would be upset, but some people will end up unhappy regardless of which path we take, and this isn't a situation where one answer is really logically or morally 'right' or 'wrong', from my perspective - it's just a game design philosophy choice, and a matter of preference.)

 

That said, I would like to see in-scroll name exclusivity, even if only as an optional account toggle (to permit duplicate naming for those who want to do it for lineage reasons).  I've had name exclusivity prevent me from naming two of my dragons the same thing in the past, and I appreciate the function it serves.

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2 hours ago, Ponystar17 said:

That said, I would like to see in-scroll name exclusivity, even if only as an optional account toggle (to permit duplicate naming for those who want to do it for lineage reasons).  I've had name exclusivity prevent me from naming two of my dragons the same thing in the past, and I appreciate the function it serves.

 

That would be interesting. I have certainly been in a situation where I tried to name a dragon "White Gems of Lasgalen" and the name was taken, so out of curiosity I checked through the /n/ link if it was on a white dragon...only to find it was one of mine lmao. If TJ is still not a fan of too many toggles/customisation it could just be an icon like the checkmark we have now, or a line of text letting you know you already have a dragon with that name so you can pick something else if you don't like that.

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I wouldn't mind a toggle for in-scroll exclusivity, but I absolutely don't want it as a mandatory feature, since it wouldn't solve the problem that lyrical lineages face (since most songs have a repeating chorus). I'm very much in favor of an icon displaying the name has been used before, though.

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Yes just to be clear, I only like that idea as long as it doesn't prevent you from using duplicate names if you want to. So either have it be a feature that can be turned off, or an icon/message you can ignore if it doesn't apply.

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If this suggestion is adopted, I would definitely be in favor of some sort of indicator that you already have a dragon on your scroll with that name. I might sometimes choose to go ahead with that name (particularly in a lyrical lineage) but I would most likely change up the name a bit in most cases. So I am against strict scroll exclusivity, but I would like to know if a name is duplicated so I can change it if I choose.

 

I am generally neutral on the suggestion itself.

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Another /n/ suggestion, for people who just find it easier to memorize a name over random codes

/n/name/username

So if more than one dragon has that name, you can specify a user's scroll specifically and go to the dragon that has that name on that scroll. If multiple dragons share that name on one scroll, then it can list all the dragons that user owns that have that name.

 

I actually like the idea in general of being able to look up a bunch of dragons that might share a name with /n/ and use pagenation to just scroll through a bunch of bobs or karens. But I do understand people want to be able to directly link to a specific dragon using their name instead of their code, and as long as its unique to your scroll, /n/name/username would still be a direct link.

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10 minutes ago, Hawaiianbabidoll said:

Another /n/ suggestion, for people who just find it easier to memorize a name over random codes

/n/name/username

So if more than one dragon has that name, you can specify a user's scroll specifically and go to the dragon that has that name on that scroll. If multiple dragons share that name on one scroll, then it can list all the dragons that user owns that have that name.

 

I actually like the idea in general of being able to look up a bunch of dragons that might share a name with /n/ and use pagenation to just scroll through a bunch of bobs or karens. But I do understand people want to be able to directly link to a specific dragon using their name instead of their code, and as long as its unique to your scroll, /n/name/username would still be a direct link.

How would that work with hidden scroll names?

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Just now, DragonLady86 said:

How would that work with hidden scroll names?

The same way you can view named dragons on hidden scrolls now. You can still directly link to a dragon if you know it's name or code right now even if the owner's scroll is hidden.

This is merely a suggestion for users who just want to link to their dragon without memorizing a code. If you want to share a dragon without sharing your scroll name, then using the code link instead of /n/ would be the alternative. But hiding your scroll name shouldn't have an effect on the link's function, as hiding your scroll currently does not affect /n/ links.

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2 hours ago, Hawaiianbabidoll said:

The same way you can view named dragons on hidden scrolls now. You can still directly link to a dragon if you know it's name or code right now even if the owner's scroll is hidden.

This is merely a suggestion for users who just want to link to their dragon without memorizing a code. If you want to share a dragon without sharing your scroll name, then using the code link instead of /n/ would be the alternative. But hiding your scroll name shouldn't have an effect on the link's function, as hiding your scroll currently does not affect /n/ links.

 

I do think it would change things a little bit. It's a pretty specific situation but let's say someone has their username and scroll hidden...if I find a dragon of theirs, I can't know for sure who it belongs to, even if I think it might be theirs. If I can put their username in the link and it works though, then the site confirms that it's that person's dragon. It's not a big deal to me, I'm just saying it is slightly different since some people can be very private.

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I support this :o

I make lyrical lineages and repeated dragon name causes me some trouble.. 

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