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    Originally posted by M^vL View Post
    I have a friend that had the exact same problem as you and he has a "safer" name than mine. I was able to register Maul as ]V[^vL in one attempt and my friend had to try about 6 different names.

    By the way, I run a mutator (this one) on my server that allows any name to be used. You just set it once and then the next time you join the server its already there. It's a shame all servers don't use it because the Gamespy deal is a disaster. I would bet my life on it that they lost players because of it which is just astonishing to me. My friend was so ****** that if I wasn't there with the encouragment, he would have quit the game for sure!
    Yeah, Flak responded to my emails but her replies were short and I doubt she ever looked into it. I understand since Epic is busy but I'm still frustrated.

    I'm the ONLY B0T0X. No one has ever used this tag but me and only one person in the 10s of thousands that have played UT2k4 has ever come close.

    Major suckage. There is definitely some kind of problem. Seperate namespace my butt.

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    I have a friend that had the exact same problem as you and he has a "safer" name than mine. I was able to register Maul as ]V[^vL in one attempt and my friend had to try about 6 different names.

    By the way, I run a mutator (this one) on my server that allows any name to be used. You just set it once and then the next time you join the server its already there. It's a shame all servers don't use it because the Gamespy deal is a disaster. I would bet my life on it that they lost players because of it which is just astonishing to me. My friend was so ****** that if I wasn't there with the encouragment, he would have quit the game for sure!

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    Originally posted by rhiridflaidd View Post
    When you're in a hole, stop digging. You now need to make a second apology
    Assuming someone is male in an industry that is male-dominated does not put one into a hole, and asking how someone knows that forum admin with a sexually neutral name and gamer tag is female does not require an apology.
    Originally posted by fru View Post
    The gamespy login only records nicks in alphanumeric code, so every other variant containing the same nick with other non alphanumeric characters will be regarded as the same thing.
    Thanks. That stinks... Still, I don't think there is any B0T0X within the UT3 namespace.

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    The gamespy login only records nicks in alphanumeric code, so every other variant containing the same nick with other non alphanumeric characters will be regarded as the same thing.

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  • replied
    Originally posted by B0T0X View Post
    How did you know Flak is a woman?
    When you're in a hole, stop digging. You now need to make a second apology

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    Originally posted by Apathy View Post
    I'm not really sure she will be able to do anything about it
    Oh!!! I had no idea. How did you know Flak is a woman? Thankfully I didn't call her a man in my PM x_X haha

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    I'm not really sure she will be able to do anything about it

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    Originally posted by Apathy View Post
    http://www.enemydown.co.uk/ut3search.php

    That site seems to be able to track everyone. I actually found no one with the name b0t0x. Not really sure why it's not letting you.. Someone else a bit ago complained about not being able to register with their name, even though it seemed to have not even been taken.
    I knew it!!!

    I sent Flak a short PM about it. I'm not sure if she'll respond, but I can always hope :-\

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    http://www.enemydown.co.uk/ut3search.php

    That site seems to be able to track everyone. I actually found no one with the name b0t0x. Not really sure why it's not letting you.. Someone else a bit ago complained about not being able to register with their name, even though it seemed to have not even been taken.

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    Originally posted by Eew View Post
    That's because they are all the same... Your name is B0T0X, right? Do you really expect people to see the difference online between -.-.B0T0X.-.- &
    .-.-B0T0X-.-. No, off course not, that's why they are all the same.
    Of course I don't expect people to see a difference, but I do expect the registration process to see a difference.

    I already have B0T0X registered with Gamespy. In fact, I had that name registered with Gamespy before the game was even released. When I try to enter my username and password from www.gamespyid.com the game tells me that it doesn't work, and that I should visit (you guessed it...) www.gamespyid.com

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    Originally posted by B0T0X View Post
    But do you really think people registered all of these?
    .B0T0X.
    -B0T0X-
    .-B0T0X-.
    -.B0T0X.-
    -.-B0T0X-.-
    .-.B0T0X.-.
    -.-.B0T0X.-.-
    .-.-B0T0X-.-.

    Seriously. Every variation is "taken".
    That's because they are all the same... Your name is B0T0X, right? Do you really expect people to see the difference online between -.-.B0T0X.-.- &
    .-.-B0T0X-.-. No, off course not, that's why they are all the same.

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    It does strange things like you could register something like {hi}Cr4zy and then things like hi.Cr4zy [hi]Cr4zy etc won't work :x

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    Register B0T0X on GameSpy site and then login in game. For m e the login / registration in the game itself is mostly broken, sometimes it says my password is wrong (but it's saved!).

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  • replied
    Originally posted by MoonBlood View Post
    Keep in mind that names registered during the beta demo carried over into the retail. A lot of people registered during that time to try it out and didn't continue playing.
    But do you really think people registered all of these?
    .B0T0X.
    -B0T0X-
    .-B0T0X-.
    -.B0T0X.-
    -.-B0T0X-.-
    .-.B0T0X.-.
    -.-.B0T0X.-.-
    .-.-B0T0X-.-.

    Seriously. Every variation is "taken". The online community is small by most standards. Typically under 2000 are online. I've only been playing about a week now and I've run into the same people in different games. Even if 100,000 people registered you have to agree that the odds of all of those being taken is astronomical.

    I'm seriously starting to suspect that names with "bot" or any variation of that in them are banned.

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    I took your name.

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