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#1 jozeph

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Posted 08 July 2012 - 12:09 PM

A lot of short and common used names will be picked up the very vast at the beginning of headstart. When SWTOR launched i created a toon of each class with a different spelling of my preferred name. Let's say my preferred name is Donald, so i created toons with names like Doneld, Donalt, Donnald, ... But even that turned out difficult.

In Guild Wars 2, it will be harder. Names are gamewide and i do not want to purchase extra character slots immediately.

So i've decided on using names with mulitple words. I want all my toons to have the same name with an extra title or adjective. Something like General Donald for my warrior,  Civil Engineer Donald for my engineer, Donald The Dark for my necromancer, ... Even if those are in use, it isn't hard to find another one and still have a toon called Donald.

My first toon will be a Ranger and i'm having a hard time finding titles and adjectives that fit a Ranger. When i started google-ing i was convinced that there must have been armies of bowmen with fancy titles in the middle ages, but i can't find any. I can't think of many adjectives that describe a bowman either.  All i've come up with is this: Donald The Marksman, Sharpshooter Donald, A Ranger Called Donald.

Any advice on how to find titles/adjectives that fit a ranger?

#2 Astral Projections

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Posted 08 July 2012 - 12:19 PM

Hawkeye Donald, Donald N Pet, Rapid Fire Donald (after the Ranger skill Rapid Fire), Donald Sure Shot, Donald Fatal Arrow? Just let your imagination roam and you should be able to come up with better ones than these. :-)

Edited by Astralprojections, 08 July 2012 - 12:20 PM.


#3 Asylums

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Posted 08 July 2012 - 12:26 PM

Steady, accurate, piercing, efficient, One With Nature Donald, Beastmaster Donald, Deadeye, Bullseye.

All of the above are terrible, i'm so sorry.

Edited by Asylums, 08 July 2012 - 12:27 PM.


#4 Neru

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Posted 08 July 2012 - 12:42 PM

Quick question. I know on the official GW2 forums all our names are [name].[number] but they said something about if that name is taken ingame you'll get the name + a number to show the difference. Is this correct? Or am I right in saying once a name is taken it's taken, and you must create a variant of that name or a totally new one.

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Posted 08 July 2012 - 12:46 PM

View PostNeru, on 08 July 2012 - 12:42 PM, said:

Quick question. I know on the official GW2 forums all our names are [name].[number] but they said something about if that name is taken ingame you'll get the name + a number to show the difference. Is this correct? Or am I right in saying once a name is taken it's taken, and you must create a variant of that name or a totally new one.

Once a name is taken its taken. There won't be two donalds .

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Posted 08 July 2012 - 12:48 PM

Euan Aruna

Meaning Swift Sun.

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Posted 08 July 2012 - 01:36 PM

View PostHirsty, on 08 July 2012 - 12:48 PM, said:

Euan Aruna

Meaning Swift Sun.

Euan Aruna Donald. :)

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Posted 08 July 2012 - 01:40 PM

Ronald McDonald. Duh.

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Posted 08 July 2012 - 01:44 PM

The Lone Donald would be a ranger :D

#10 Hybarf Tics

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Posted 08 July 2012 - 01:48 PM

Donald Mc Bow, Donald Longbow, Donald Mc Duck, Longbow O'Donald... :)

Edited by Hybarf Tics, 08 July 2012 - 01:51 PM.


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Posted 08 July 2012 - 01:51 PM

I personally like to reference some of my chars to those of gw1 NPC's


like

Donald Trueshot, following Ivor Trueshot npc of gw1

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Posted 08 July 2012 - 01:55 PM

View Postjozeph, on 08 July 2012 - 12:09 PM, said:

Let's say my preferred name is Donald, so i created toons with names like Doneld, Donalt, Donnald, ... But even that turned out difficult.

On this I have to say how much I hated this in popular f2p MMOs. Donald isn't so bad as it isn'ta very common preferred name and your variations aren't all that bad, but let's say somebody is aiming to be the one and only "Sephiroth" in the game. First he tries Sephiroth. Taken. xSephirothx, taken. xXSephirothXx, taken. xXSephir0thXx, taken. Eventually he comes up with xOXS3ph1r0thXOx. Just how marvellous is that for a name?

Anyways, on the actual question I'd like to list a few adjectives which weren't mentioned when I was writing this (all of them aren't ranger specific): Bold, wild, fast, rapid, "Donald the Hawk", "Donald the Sovereign", "Donald the Just". I don't know if any of them are usable then. Personally I usually go for names that mean nothing and which I simply figure randomly, such as my forum name here.

#13 Soothsayer

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Posted 08 July 2012 - 02:00 PM

Neville Bamshoot

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Posted 08 July 2012 - 02:28 PM

View PostAstralprojections, on 08 July 2012 - 01:36 PM, said:

Euan Aruna Donald. :)

Ok then, I don't like Donald.
But what about

Donald of Euen
or
Donald of Ronald ;)

Donald of Aruna

Edited by Hirsty, 08 July 2012 - 02:29 PM.


#15 Kry

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Posted 08 July 2012 - 02:32 PM

Donald Hood of course, with your pet named Robin.

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Posted 08 July 2012 - 03:27 PM

View PostHybarf Tics, on 08 July 2012 - 01:48 PM, said:

Donald Mc Bow, Donald Longbow, Donald Mc Duck, Longbow O'Donald... :)

Donald Mc Bow wins. Maybe just McBow for a one word name.
/thread

Edited by fog_of_redoubt, 08 July 2012 - 03:40 PM.


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Posted 08 July 2012 - 03:36 PM

View Postjozeph, on 08 July 2012 - 12:09 PM, said:

A lot of short and common used names will be picked up the very vast at the beginning of headstart. When SWTOR launched i created a toon of each class with a different spelling of my preferred name. Let's say my preferred name is Donald, so i created toons with names like Doneld, Donalt, Donnald, ... But even that turned out difficult.

In Guild Wars 2, it will be harder. Names are gamewide and i do not want to purchase extra character slots immediately.

So i've decided on using names with mulitple words. I want all my toons to have the same name with an extra title or adjective. Something like General Donald for my warrior,  Civil Engineer Donald for my engineer, Donald The Dark for my necromancer, ... Even if those are in use, it isn't hard to find another one and still have a toon called Donald.

My first toon will be a Ranger and i'm having a hard time finding titles and adjectives that fit a Ranger. When i started google-ing i was convinced that there must have been armies of bowmen with fancy titles in the middle ages, but i can't find any. I can't think of many adjectives that describe a bowman either.  All i've come up with is this: Donald The Marksman, Sharpshooter Donald, A Ranger Called Donald.

Any advice on how to find titles/adjectives that fit a ranger?


Hum, How about any of theses:

Donald Swiftshot, Donald Longshot, Donald the Huntsman, Donald the Viper, Donald the Beastmaster, Donald Killshot,

Donald the Lonewolf, Donald SoaringHawk, Donald SwiftArrow, Donald SpeedShot, Donald Headshot, Donald PiercingArrow


Donald Shortshot, Donald Legshot,

Ok, this is about all I can think of at the moment but some of these like Donald Swiftshot can be switched around Swiftshot Donald... etc. Others like Donald Headshot or Donald Legshot.. something he could be known to do.. example in battle he's know to notoriously shoot his enemy in the head or in the leg to cripple before killing them.. A name like Donald the Viper, well vipers are fast and agile he could be known in battle to attack fast, hard and ruthless. Here are you some examples and hope they helped.

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Posted 08 July 2012 - 04:39 PM

xXxLegolasxXx

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Posted 08 July 2012 - 05:05 PM

Danger Ranger Donald or Donald Regnar (ranger backwards)

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Posted 08 July 2012 - 05:09 PM

View Postjozeph, on 08 July 2012 - 12:09 PM, said:

A lot of short and common used names will be picked up the very vast at the beginning of headstart. When SWTOR launched i created a toon of each class with a different spelling of my preferred name. Let's say my preferred name is Donald, so i created toons with names like Doneld, Donalt, Donnald, ... But even that turned out difficult.

In Guild Wars 2, it will be harder. Names are gamewide and i do not want to purchase extra character slots immediately.

So i've decided on using names with mulitple words. I want all my toons to have the same name with an extra title or adjective. Something like General Donald for my warrior,  Civil Engineer Donald for my engineer, Donald The Dark for my necromancer, ... Even if those are in use, it isn't hard to find another one and still have a toon called Donald.

My first toon will be a Ranger and i'm having a hard time finding titles and adjectives that fit a Ranger. When i started google-ing i was convinced that there must have been armies of bowmen with fancy titles in the middle ages, but i can't find any. I can't think of many adjectives that describe a bowman either.  All i've come up with is this: Donald The Marksman, Sharpshooter Donald, A Ranger Called Donald.

Any advice on how to find titles/adjectives that fit a ranger?

Stalker Donald
Hunter Donald
Strider Donald
Huntsman Donald
Zoologist Donald
Trapper Donald
Archer Donald
Wanderer Donald

or, yeah, xXLegolasXx.

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Posted 08 July 2012 - 05:24 PM

Dolan pls

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Posted 08 July 2012 - 05:35 PM

Donald Duck!!! there's a bloody arrow coming at you.

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Posted 08 July 2012 - 05:40 PM

View PostArdeni, on 08 July 2012 - 01:55 PM, said:

On this I have to say how much I hated this in popular f2p MMOs. Donald isn't so bad as it isn'ta very common preferred name and your variations aren't all that bad, but let's say somebody is aiming to be the one and only "Sephiroth" in the game. First he tries Sephiroth. Taken. xSephirothx, taken. xXSephirothXx, taken. xXSephir0thXx, taken. Eventually he comes up with xOXS3ph1r0thXOx. Just how marvellous is that for a name?


I'm pretty sure that is the downside to having a complete lack of originality.

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Posted 08 July 2012 - 06:33 PM

Don Arrow ToThe Leg  ^^

Edited by Astralprojections, 08 July 2012 - 06:36 PM.


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Posted 08 July 2012 - 06:36 PM

View PostSeetherrr, on 08 July 2012 - 05:40 PM, said:

I'm pretty sure that is the downside to having a complete lack of originality.

I like Mc Duck better at the time I was thinking of a Mc Duck sandwhich. :P

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Posted 08 July 2012 - 07:27 PM

Legolas The Third

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Posted 08 July 2012 - 07:56 PM

View PostItharius, on 08 July 2012 - 01:40 PM, said:

Ronald McDonald. Duh.

Donald McRonald (with pet chicken..er moa)

View PostKodakMoment, on 08 July 2012 - 07:27 PM, said:

Legolas The Third

More like Legolas the threehundredandeighteth

View PostCr0w, on 08 July 2012 - 05:35 PM, said:

Donald Duck!!! there's a bloody arrow coming at you.

Heh Donald Duck Season

View PostRed_Falcon, on 08 July 2012 - 04:39 PM, said:

xXxLegolasxXx

I am going to laugh so hard thinking about all the lame people trying to add that kind of crap to their names seeing as currently GW2 capitalizes the first letter and no other letter :) So they'll be Xxxlegolasxxx or Xxx Legolas Xxx

View PostCreed, on 08 July 2012 - 03:36 PM, said:

Hum, How about any of theses:

Donald Swiftshot, Donald Longshot, Donald the Huntsman, Donald the Viper, Donald the Beastmaster, Donald Killshot,

Donald the Lonewolf, Donald SoaringHawk, Donald SwiftArrow, Donald SpeedShot, Donald Headshot, Donald PiercingArrow


Donald Shortshot, Donald Legshot,

Ok, this is about all I can think of at the moment but some of these like Donald Swiftshot can be switched around Swiftshot Donald... etc. Others like Donald Headshot or Donald Legshot.. something he could be known to do.. example in battle he's know to notoriously shoot his enemy in the head or in the leg to cripple before killing them.. A name like Donald the Viper, well vipers are fast and agile he could be known in battle to attack fast, hard and ruthless. Here are you some examples and hope they helped.

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View PostAstralprojections, on 08 July 2012 - 06:33 PM, said:

Don Arrow ToThe Leg  ^^

Donald Keencrippler!

Edited by Imaginos, 08 July 2012 - 07:57 PM.


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Posted 08 July 2012 - 08:10 PM

Duck Hunt Donald

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Posted 08 July 2012 - 08:25 PM

You can always go with another language for your second word. You could use german, latin, or greek to get some interesting names.
(I don't know any latin or greek, and since I don't trust google translator, here's some german examples)
Examples:
Donald Bär (Bear)
Donald Eisbär (Polar bear)
Donald Keiler (boar)

Or you could even use animals' scientific names, like the Genus/Species. During BWE2, I named one of my Norn "Lupus Bluehelm". Lupus, being the gray wolf's species name.
Example:
Donald Canis (Wolf Genus)
Donald Harpia (Harpy Eagle Genus, althought it sounds more feminine, so maybe for a female character?)
Donald Ursus (Polar bear Genus)

And I just used a few animals, there are so many animals that you could use. You  could even change the words slightly to make it sound better too.

But really, your imagination is your only limitation, if you have no imagination, then you have the internet.

Edited by Dmon, 08 July 2012 - 08:26 PM.





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