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TERA PC - General Discussion: Name Selling
Are people actually going for this, knowing that the name might be no good after the merge?
TERA PC - General Discussion#2 kaeyre09/10/2018, 10:03 PM
it's supposed to be against the rules but u know EME, doesn't enforce a damn thing
kaeyre wrote: »
it's supposed to be against the rules but u know EME, doesn't enforce a damn thing

It's against the forum rules to advertise here, and would be against the game rules if it were for real money. But name trading for gold is permitted. (Not really saying it should be... but it is.)
advertisting name selling on forumns is already against the rules,
but what if they also make it against the rules to sell names inworld? then maybe that will stop the name hoarders
WitchyGirl wrote: »
advertisting name selling on forumns is already against the rules,
but what if they also make it against the rules to sell names inworld? then maybe that will stop the name hoarders
Yeaaaaaaaaaah just like how making it against the rules to sell gold is totally stopping those gold seller bots.
Meningitis wrote: »
WitchyGirl wrote: »
advertisting name selling on forumns is already against the rules,
but what if they also make it against the rules to sell names inworld? then maybe that will stop the name hoarders
Yeaaaaaaaaaah just like how making it against the rules to sell gold is totally stopping those gold seller bots.

well thats because the gold selling for real money is done outside of the Tera game.
people go to outside websites to do those transactions, its hard to catch them

i think its possible to make in-game selling names bannable and reportable
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kaeyre wrote: »
it's supposed to be against the rules but u know EME, doesn't enforce a damn thing

It's against the forum rules to advertise here, and would be against the game rules if it were for real money. But name trading for gold is permitted. (Not really saying it should be... but it is.)


But to the original point... I assume the reason you're seeing this now is because these are people who've been hoarding the name on characters with low/no play time, so they know full well they will lose it with the merger. They're trying to sell it now so that someone with higher play time can hope to lock it in... but it's totally a gamble. I wouldn't play that game, personally... but I don't agree with buying/selling names in general, so...

There are people selling names for real money, they even are doing auctions on those names. And those are being done on Discords that some player council players from TERA are members also.
WitchyGirl wrote: »
advertisting name selling on forumns is already against the rules,
but what if they also make it against the rules to sell names inworld? then maybe that will stop the name hoarders

You see, murdering is also against the law...

...Taking it less to the extreme, of course making it against ToS entirely WILL reduce it in proportion. How much it would reduce is another story (as noted from gold sellers). In the end, if it's on the ToS or not is just a matter of formality if it isn't enforced properly, as basically nothing is right now.
ElinUsagi wrote: »
kaeyre wrote: »
it's supposed to be against the rules but u know EME, doesn't enforce a damn thing

It's against the forum rules to advertise here, and would be against the game rules if it were for real money. But name trading for gold is permitted. (Not really saying it should be... but it is.)


But to the original point... I assume the reason you're seeing this now is because these are people who've been hoarding the name on characters with low/no play time, so they know full well they will lose it with the merger. They're trying to sell it now so that someone with higher play time can hope to lock it in... but it's totally a gamble. I wouldn't play that game, personally... but I don't agree with buying/selling names in general, so...

There are people selling names for real money, they even are doing auctions on those names. And those are being done on Discords that some player council players from TERA are members also.

That is something that they have said can be reported and is a bannable offense, but YMMV...

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@glennbryan19 said:
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