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  1. 1. Should WG add the ability to name the ships you buy?


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Should War Gaming give us the chance to name our newly bought ships?

 

After all, the ships themselves have a character of their own and it makes for some interesting rivalries in the game

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What I'm guessing would be a practical approach would be being able to re-name your ship to any historical name (whether real or just planned) that was in the class. So you could for example, have your Iowa be renamed to Missouri, your Kongo to Hiei, etc.

 

A "just rename it however you want" would just be rather confusing for name recognition and prone to abuse. Unless the nickname you pick won't show up for other players and would just appear in your HUD... I guess?

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What I'm guessing would be a practical approach would be being able to re-name your ship to any historical name (whether real or just planned) that was in the class. So you could for example, have your Iowa be renamed to Missouri, your Kongo to Hiei, etc.

 

A "just rename it however you want" would just be rather confusing for name recognition and prone to abuse. Unless the nickname you pick won't show up for other players and would just appear in your HUD... I guess?

 

No, it doesn't need to appear at enemy ship Icon

or at least it just appear when you  press Alt and in Loading Screen

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What I'm guessing would be a practical approach would be being able to re-name your ship to any historical name (whether real or just planned) that was in the class. So you could for example, have your Iowa be renamed to Missouri, your Kongo to Hiei, etc.

 

There'd be no point to that, I think, since the ship classes are already names unto themselves, but to help prevent abuse, I suppose they could make it purchasable only with doubloons.

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yes so I can play as "Maine" or "Louisiana" with the Montana

 

and "Wisconsin" with the Iowa


Problem tho... There's an Essex-class carrier named as Lexington too. dem USN "Necromancy" skills :D

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I mean playing a game gets a bit flat lined when ALL i can see are ship classes :|

like all i could see one game were South Carolinas... its like the ships were cloned or something

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I'm renaming all my ships to [REDACTED] so they'll be classified and people can't see them at a glance. Huehue

 

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If we can name ships, I suspect we will en up with   POI in every other ship names LOL.........................

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If we can name ships, I suspect we will en up with   POI in every other ship names LOL.........................

 

And now we come to the REAL reason I don't support this idea. :hiding:

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maybe a format like

'Class' - 'ship name' when you press ALT would work

 

or maybe the Class is replaced by the ship name when you press ALT

 

That way, it cant really be abused

 

maybe there could be a limit on the amount of characters you could use

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It could work like this, when you press ALT:

 

[name] - [class] - [type]

 

So it would appear as:

 

"IJN Everlasting Glorious Imperial Crysanthemum - Wakatake-class DD"

 

Which makes me think, maybe a character limit is in order.

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I like the idea, but I'm in favour of restricting it to historical names each class had. There's too much potential of abuse if you allow people free reign to name their ships. We already have enough issues with potentially-offensive account names, giving free reign to ship naming as well...

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I like the idea, but I'm in favour of restricting it to historical names each class had. There's too much potential of abuse if you allow people free reign to name their ships. We already have enough issues with potentially-offensive account names, giving free reign to ship naming as well...

 

I think doing it that way would devalue it so much it wouldn't really be worth the credits or charging for doubloons. Only 1 Taihou-class CV ever existed and the Myogi outright didn't.

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I think doing it that way would devalue it so much it wouldn't really be worth the credits or charging for doubloons. Only 1 Taihou-class CV ever existed and the Myogi outright didn't.

 

You'd be surprised how fanatical some people are about their ships. I've seen people raging that "Missouri isn't in game!!!" when she really is :teethhappy: Besides, it could be a free service with an account level up. "You've reached level 9. Can now rename ship classes to specific ships in the class." Or some such.

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