DCUO to Take Back Your Unused Superhero Names

Michael Byrne
By Michael Byrne, Editor in Chief
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As if coming up with character names in MMOs isn't already difficult sometimes, coming up with Superhero names can be even more difficult. If you spent hours coming up with the BEST Superhero name in Sony Online Entertainment's DC Universe Online, you may want to log in this week if you haven't for a while.

And I mean a WHILE.

Sometime after January 20th, SOE will be "reclaiming" names that haven't been logged into since July 20th, 2013. If you haven't logged into a character sometime in the last 18 months, your name will have an underscore and a Roman Numeral added to the end of your character name.

This frees up your actual character name to be reclaimed by a new or returning player.

Want to hang on to that perfect name? Simply log into your character sometime before January 20th and your name is safe.

That's one way to get log time departers to log in I guess...even if it's just for a moment.

Here's SOE's official breakdown.

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About the Author

Michael Byrne
Michael Byrne, Editor in Chief
Mike “Magicman” Byrne has been a part of the MMOBomb family for years and serves as the site’s current Editor-in-Chief. His love for MMOs and gaming in general has led him to covering games for numerous websites including Gamebreaker TV and XIV Nation where he proudly displays his fanboy flag for FFXIV:ARR.

Discussion (12)

Spytle 8 years ago
That's not our Catwoman. Thanks, Injustice: Gods Among us, for producing this one, but I like our Jim Lee version a little better. ;)

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edmonddantes 8 years ago
This game is not made by PERFECT WORLD so it is not good game PERFECT WORLD make the best games always (this is my opinion) PERFECT WORLD an BLIZARD should learn from PERFECT WORLD how to make good game this is also a crap game

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electrino 8 years ago
My char names are: Arrowdary and Quicked.
Feel free to use them after Jan 20th.
But i think i've played last year so it's under 18 months of inactivity, lol.

lol 8 years ago
Dead game who cares

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Shanex 8 years ago
DCUO is a terrible game anyway, the amount of money it takes to play that game is phenominal.

It is literally at the point if you play "free to play" it's basically a trial and buying all the dlcs cost too much so you might as well buy legendary status. And to even get to the higher gears.
I don't know why you even post stuff about DCUO Magicman, it's kinda silly to even say this is free to play even though it technically is.

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