City of Heroes Frees Millions of Names
One of the most difficult part of the character creation process on any MMO is name creation. It seems sometimes that it takes forever to find a cool name that isn’t already taken. City of Heroes has taken some steps to free up millions of names that had been previously reserved. Cryptic Studios and NCSoft have purged their servers of any characters below level 6 that have been inactive for over 90 days freeing up names that have remained claimed but essentially unused.
Also players can now transfer or rename characters for a fee. These new features are accessed from the Character Select screen.
Two new features come to City of Heroes: Character Transfer and Character Rename. Additionally, we have completed a sweep of un-reserving names of characters below level 6 on accounts that have been inactive and not subscribed for over 90 days. This has freed up millions of previously reserved names all for the taking with the new Rename feature, or for that new Hero or Villain you’ve wanted!
Both Character Transfer and Character Rename features are available from new buttons added to the Character Select Screen. Please keep in mind that these features cost $9.99 USD per use and require that you have a credit card on file.