What's In A Name?Okay, this question has been bothering me for some time now. The more I think about it, the more my head hurts.
What the hell is with RMT names?
You can pretty much pick an RMT out of any crowd. It's something in the way they act, the way they stand...
The fact that their names don't include vowels.
This is one of the things that has always really bothered me about the whole RMT thing. As much as the whole gil selling thing is absolutely retarded, at least you can see a thought process behind it.
A method to the madness, if you will.
Actually, it's more like a method to the stupidity, but you know what I mean.
But why in the hell do they have random names?
You're running through Qufim, on your way to a party, when 6 guys run past you with names like Ffdkm and Qmxcv.
No, that's not suspicious at all.
What the hell was going through their minds when they were making their characters?
I'll give you a minute to bask in my photoshop skills.
Would it be that much harder to come up with actual names for their characters?
Would the other gil farmers laugh at you if your character was named Craig instead of Vnmkl?
RMT1>> There's Craig!
RMT1>> He's so stupid!
RMT2>> You got that right, Dfvbxq.
Sure, you might say that they're in a rush to make their characters and get to work.
Does it really take that much more time?
Nope, not very long.
Maybe they let the game pick a random name.
That seems extra stupid given their entire reason for creating the character in the first place.
The attention a random name will get you seems worth the extra three and a half seconds it take to type a real name.
I'm not asking for anything special.
You don't have to write an elaborate back story or create a fictional genealogy for your character. I'm not looking for a Tolkien-esque level of forethought put into a name.
But give me a damned vowel.
Hell, pick a random name.
I don't give a damn. Use a freakin' random noun for all I care.
Hey, there's a name your mother could be proud of.
And no one would give you a second glance in Qufim.
Player1>> Hey, there's Ham.
Player2>> Heck of a nice guy that Ham.
Player1>> Darn right.
Player1>> Not suspicious at all.
Player2>> ... That was a weird thing to say.
You'd be the most popular RMT on your server.
Hptcxz is not a popular name.
No one is going to invite you to their birthday party.
Actually, most people are going to spit on you and call your mother a whore.
Your mother may or may not be a whore.
I don't know.
But no one would say it if your name was Craig.