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# 41
06-27-2012, 09:42 PM
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Originally Posted by tenkari View Post
I think those that linked accounts before the forced merger got to keep their handles.

I know i kept mine and i linked mine several months ago.


Edit: Or at least had a better chance at it if they set up the forum handle for their PW account to have the same one as their Cryptic account.
I did it when it was forced on us and I've still got the same name.

However, I had to set my account name to something else so I could keep Radkip as my displayed name. Which I don't mind, I have about 4 account names I cycle through all across the internet.
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# 42
06-27-2012, 09:44 PM
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I still haven't figured out how I managed to keep mine...
You offered to let PWE executives pass over your bridge freely without eating them or their children, and without giving you gold.

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That's actually allowed in other PWE games, they have no problems with that. I guess cause since it's F2P there's nothing stopping you from just creating another account to post to yourself even without letting you switch characters.
What?? Wouldn't that make it easy to do some serious trolling then? Someone with 10 accounts could post as 10 different people in the same thread
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# 43
06-27-2012, 09:48 PM
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Originally Posted by lazarus51166 View Post
You offered to let PWE executives pass over your bridge freely without eating them or their children, and without giving you gold.

What?? Wouldn't that make it easy to do some serious trolling then? Someone with 10 accounts could post as 10 different people in the same thread
It's more likey my pet Nanny-Goat (Gertrude) has pictures of them in compromising positions...

She's such a Be-otch. :wink:
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# 44
06-28-2012, 07:22 AM
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Originally Posted by lazarus51166 View Post
What?? Wouldn't that make it easy to do some serious trolling then? Someone with 10 accounts could post as 10 different people in the same thread
I don't know if you've seen some of the "visitors" we had from other PWE games once the site merged that weren't here to play STO at all, but trolling is what they do. And yes, even now you can create 10 free to play accounts and post as 10 different people in the same thread. The difference is, if you post as your character name, people know who to ignore in the game
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# 45
06-28-2012, 12:11 PM
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Originally Posted by tacofangs View Post
In order to link accounts, you will have to have a PW account.

Many (most) people, take their usual @handle/forum name/current login, and use that as their new PW name/login as well.

The problem is that since PW doesn't let you set your display name (what we actually see in the forum) to be the same as your login name (for security I assume), if you make a PW account using your old Cryptic login, you've now locked yourself out of using that name as your display name.


Instead, if you haven't linked yet, when you go to set up your PW account, make your account name something different than what you've been using. Then, set your DISPLAY NAME to your old Cryptic account name/@handle/forum name, then link.

That should preserve your forum name.

Hope that's helpful. Sorry to those that screwed up (myself included)

THIS is why it would have been nice to have a "head's up" and a FAQ to guide us through to minimize identity changes. I lost the display name that matches my in-game @handle. I was shocked at the way this PWE Forum Change was handled. I know we in the forums whine A LOT and can be very critical, but the fact there was no warning was simply shocking.

I am not so mad about that as much as I want in-game mail to again be available via the site and the friends list back so I can take breaks at work and communicate via E-Mail and see who is logged on when I am not able to be in game. Site Mail is best for batch deleting of E-Mail AND allows E-Mails with more than a measly 2048 characters, which is important when sending out a Fleet Mission, Vision, and Values E-Mail to new recruits - as well as E-Mail reply visibility and copy and paste functionality.

Please consider restoring these valuable tools as soon as feasibly possible or acknowledge the plan to do so.
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# 46
06-28-2012, 03:23 PM
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Originally Posted by tacofangs View Post
In order to link accounts, you will have to have a PW account.

Many (most) people, take their usual @handle/forum name/current login, and use that as their new PW name/login as well.

The problem is that since PW doesn't let you set your display name (what we actually see in the forum) to be the same as your login name (for security I assume), if you make a PW account using your old Cryptic login, you've now locked yourself out of using that name as your display name.


Instead, if you haven't linked yet, when you go to set up your PW account, make your account name something different than what you've been using. Then, set your DISPLAY NAME to your old Cryptic account name/@handle/forum name, then link.

That should preserve your forum name.

Hope that's helpful. Sorry to those that screwed up (myself included)
So what you're saying is that even though you have reserved my @handle and old forum name (not my login name) I'll never be able to use that again on the forums as my username? Then I want to ask, why on earth did you reserve our usernnames in the first place? I want my old name (simale) back.
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