After the Aion servers merges scheduled for July 14, 2010, a small number of players will be affected by the same-name conflicts. Aion team has announced several solutions:
- Rather than resetting everyone’s names to a random string of characters, we opted for finding an alternative solution which wouldn’t take everyone back to dark ages. The best solution we could find, one that had been used successfully in the past, involved tagging a server name suffix onto the end of each character’s name. By adding this suffix we would allow you to maintain the tradition accumulated in your name, even if you’d encounter a name conflict on the new server.
We’re supplying all characters with a free Name Change ticket which you can use to regain your former name, or start fresh with something new. If you have a popular name and other claimants exist, you are still able to retain your old name with the server suffix added.
Once the merge occurs, a character with a name that is up to 14 letters long will have a two-letter server abbreviation added to the end of the name. For example, “Fergreedy” on Azphel would become “FergreedyAZ” after the merge.
A character name that is 15 letters long will have a one-letter server abbreviation added to the end of the name. For example, “Misterhappyface” on Azphel would become “MisterhappyfaceA”. In the rare instance that two characters transferring to a merged server share the same name and it is 16 letters long, one of the characters will be renamed.
- When the merge maintenance is completed on July 14, 2010, you’ll be able to log in and use your free Character Name Change ticket change your name. All uses of that Character Name Change ticket will be on a “first come, first served” basis.