This petition is towards the NCSOFT staff, I made the same thread on the official forums although less members of the community have access, hence I am also posting it here. The intents of this thread are not for a pitchfork mutiny, but an open discussion as to how the EU community feels towards the server names.
Regarding your recent announcement for the official server names, there has been a lot of discussion from the EU community. This thread summarizes a lot of the feedback. In short, please consider changing the EU server names either via internal discussion or making an official community vote for them. Please show the EU community that our opinions do mater.
This is not a “NA>EU” complaint thread, this is directly towards NCSOFT and the potential issues with the names they chose for the EU servers. Part of the issues, as raised by the community are as follows:
♦ Most of the names are unknown, and hard to associate with Blade And Soul.
♦ The names themselves feel as though they are “left-overs”. There are many great names to pick from, which are listed below.
♦ Names used in CBT are no longer present, this often causes distress in a community as it easily leads to contacts from Betas ending up on different servers. The same reason was likely why NA kept Betas server names?
♦ The names themselves are very long. The cross-server PvP/PvE chats would mostly be filed with server names, rather than the messages players are trying to convey to one another:
Unrelated to the names themselves, there are also concerns with the server count:
♦ Many servers for specific languages, most likely will lead to spread communities and some empty servers within a few months (happened in most game so far?)
If anyone wants to start proposing alternative server names (that Blade And Soul players can relate to) please do so and I will add them in this post as potential suggestions.Thank you Shiro, Ren36, BH6010, Baalar, so far.
Now, so far this thread has been stating the issues, but did not propose any solutions. As such, here are some names that would (in the opinion of part the EU community – I cannot state if it represents how most EU players feel about it) help resolves the issues:
Locations – Neutral and easier to relate to for most Blade And Soul players:
New Names – Many great names that relate to the story line:
Soha (Getting our EU server name back – many didn’t like it but a lot of players from Betas wanted to gather here for release)
Gunma (BM master, one of 8)
Redjaw (Necropolis Sage)
Ashjaw (Necropolis Sage)
Reworked Names – Not optimal but an improvement on the name length issue: