(And a cookie for CatHat for even touching the word 'ScrotumPole')
CatHat: I dunno, this whole 'name is offensive' thing seems whack and has a lot of sides to it.
One one hand there are clear and genuine racist names/words folks have used and i'm happy as hell to see those jerks get nailed. On the other hand hand if somebody has to be looking up words in the urban dictionary to see if a word or phrase is 'offensive' - probably ought to be deemed that word is most likely relatively safe and just let slide.
Not to mention a name often has many meanings. "TommyKnocker" is a ghost, a King show/novel and a sexual slur. God forbid your real name should actually be "BJ" or "Dick" lol. Its always the sexual stuff that has a milliion and one goofy nicknames... According to some fool the name of the LOTR monster "Warg" is also a sexual term.. stupid.. Well, there goes one of my characters.
Still - folks who name their characters these clever little names for a laugh - just open themselves up for getting burned like this. Sucks - but we all know if you play with fire some Lame-O is going to burn you just cause he can. I wouldn't name my character 'Mr. Happy, the Wonder Weasle" any more than i would leave my Car unlocked with my CD collection sitting on the front seat.
Player: a lame and typical EA employee responce
CatHat: Hmm - so just because i tell ya you shouldn't be naming your guy "Gootch" or "ScrotumPole" or something dodgey, you think its a typical lame response?
Everybody else has unique names in UO without being a "Jhon Doe". I'm just taking the time to tell you how I see it, being up front and honest to the best of my abilites.
The others community members on here are right. When the boards start getting like this it, just encourages the Devs to not post. Not good guys.