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7/30/2014 4:03:46 AM
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I can't name my guardian?

A while ago I read an interview with a bungie guy (I honestly can't recall who) saying that you couldn't name your guardian in the Alpha, but in the full game you would be, since your guardian is your character and the Destiny story is yours to experience. I was relieved when I heard this, since I want to have a sense of identity between my different guardians other than the arbitrary title "Guardian" and my gamertag. Recently a FAQ was posted saying that you would NOT be able to name your guardians because it might be difficult to keep track of the three different titles for your character (PNS/XBOX nickname, "guardian" title, and given name to that character). I was extremely disappointed when I heard this. As an RPG player (yes, Destiny is a shooter/RPG), it's important for my character to have a name. To me personally, it gives a character an identity and helps to engage the player into the story of the game. I think if the player is creating the character, customizing it and such, and the character doesn't have a name in the game other than a title, then the player should absolutely have the right to give his or her character a name. This should just be a formality for any RPG. Now I understand what Bungie meant by having too many names and I agree. I think the given name should only be seen when in the character screen and when selecting your character. So, instead of selecting "Level 8 Hunter" when you start up the game, the player would be choosing "[Your Guardian Name Here]." This is a big deal for me and I'm wondering if any others feel the same way.
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  • Suck it up, buttercup.
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  • There can be only one! I don't want my gamer tag as my name for all my characters...
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  • Edited by sergeantawesome: 7/30/2014 4:38:36 AM
    Sure you can, mine is Ethel.
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  • Is the guardian's name ever inserted into the story line? No. So you would never see the name from a story perspective without them completely rewriting the script. Would other people see your guardians name? No, they would always see your gamertag, psn id, whatever you want to call it. The only place you would ever see it is when selecting your character on the menu. I don't see how this could possibly have a negative impact, since you would literally never see the name outside of character select. Give it a name yourself, and move on. "What's in a name? that which we call a rose By any other name would smell as sweet"
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    • So give your character a name and go write up some short fiction for them. Just because there's no official naming system in the game doesn't mean you can't give your character one.
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    • I've been under the impression that you're gamer tag will be your characters name. This is fine with me since my tag isn't "XXcooldud369XX. But what if we have two Titans? Or can we only have 1 of each class?
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