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"Invalid Name" while trying to make a guild.

By ZeroFusion - MEMBER - March 07, 2020, 03:09:25

I'm trying to make a guild, but the game continues to say "Invalid Name"
I wanted to name my guild "Elders of Wakfu." (Please don't steal my name.)
Does anyone know what is causing this problem?

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Ankama is very wary of rights issues with names.

At a guess, they don't like you usurping the word "Wakfu"...  pensive
...Ankama sort of owns the rights to that word??  laugh

They might also be avoiding "Elder" as well, (there is another MMO game named "Elder Scrolls", published by Bethesda Softworks, who probably own the rights to that word?) 

Any time you need to pick a name, do a google search on each word in it to see if anybody may own rights to that word or phrase.    Any words that are part of titles of games are probably in the forbidden lists.   tongue

If one looks at Ankama's Wakfu website under "Community / Information / Game Rules", this is what it says about choosing names, (note the line about trademarks):

Account, character, and guild names must comply with the following rules:
  • Be pronounceable (for example, ssdfzxjf doesn't follow this rule).
  • Must not reference a political orientation, ethnicity, community, or religion.
  • Must not be vulgar or insulting.
  • Must not have sexual or pornographic connotations.
  • Must not contain your first and/or last name.
  • Must not refer to a trademark.
  • Must not refer to drugs or other illegal substances.
  • Must not suggest or refer to practices forbidden by game rules.
  • Must not imitate the names of major components of Ankama's creations (NPCs, heroes of the story, iconic places, dungeon bosses, etc.).
  • Must not imitate the name of a moderator or a member of the company.
  • Must not be written or spelled in an alternative way in an attempt to circumvent the rules imposed here.
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Im sure I saw a guild called Elder Scrolls or Elder something at some point... or Wakfu Something, and even with that, I would somewhat understand censoring Elder Scrolls, but why would they censor Wakfu? I mean, you ARE actually playing Wakfu, so why would they care of you using the word Wakfu to name a guild FROM Wakfu xD

And also why would they target exclusively the word "Elder" since its an actual word, or "Scrolls" for that mater, the copyright issue will come out for using those two combined "Elder Scrolls", but just "Elder" should not be an issue

And again I don't think that is the case, since I don't think Bethesda or any company would sue Ankama if it finds out that a random user picked up some names from its franchise to make a guild (or a character)

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ZEPHYR-3000|2020-03-07 14:37:09
Im sure I saw a guild called Elder Scrolls or Elder something at some point... or Wakfu Something, and even with that, I would somewhat understand censoring Elder Scrolls, but why would they censor Wakfu? I mean, you ARE actually playing Wakfu, so why would they care of you using the word Wakfu to name a guild FROM Wakfu xD

And also why would they target exclusively the word "Elder" since its an actual word, or "Scrolls" for that mater, the copyright issue will come out for using those two combined "Elder Scrolls", but just "Elder" should not be an issue

And again I don't think that is the case, since I don't think Bethesda or any company would sue Ankama if it finds out that a random user picked up some names from its franchise to make a guild (or a character)

Well Bethesda sued Mojang for naming their game Scrolls, so...
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I have a character on other account called "Pandovhakiin" so...

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So what should I name my guild then?
(It's Eliotrope only)

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"Alas, all the good names were taken long ago"...tongue    Naming guilds just requires more subtle creativity now.

Oh, yeah... beware: if you tell people your guild is for Eliotropes only, you will likely be accused of being racist.  tongue   

(been there, was accused of that.   The guild was named "Eliaden", so we changed it to accept Eliotropes and their friends.)   biggrin
 

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I will waste my only Guildalogem just to prove you all wrong :C

Okay it appears that only the word "Wakfu" is not allowed for some weird bizarre reason, HOWEVER Look at this: 

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This is the kind of poster we need, but not the one we deserve

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ZEPHYR-3000|2020-03-09 09:02:07
I will waste my only Guildalogem just to prove you all wrong :C

Okay it appears that only the word "Wakfu" is not allowed for some weird bizarre reason, HOWEVER Look at this: 

Was the word "Elder" allowable?    pensive
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yup

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I already found a name. (One that doesn't use "Wakfu.")
Thanks for all of your help.

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You're welcome!

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