My reply:Realm: Argent Dawn
Old Character Name: Grayskul
Account Action: Warning
Offenses: Naming Policy Violation - Real World References
This category includes both clear and masked names which:
* Are references to very well known people, characters, places, or
icons (i.e. Britneyspears, Austinpowers, Mcdonalds, Georgewashington,
The actions detailed above have been deemed inappropriate for the World
of Warcraft Role Play Realms by the In-Game Support staff of Blizzard
Entertainment. As a result, your character has been given a randomly
generated character name. For further information, please view the
World of Warcraft Role Play Realm Policy, World of Warcraft Naming Policy
Any disputes or questions concerning this account action can only be
addressed by Account Administration. To learn more about how Account
Administration is able to assist you, please visit us at
Be aware that additional inappropriate actions may result in further
disciplinary action, leading up to or including account closure. We thank
you in advance for respecting our position.
Please not, I'm not trying to bash on our favorite fuzz-boots wearer. I was just trying to make a point.
I love He-Man as much as the next guy, but he's not even in the same ballpark with the examples given in terms of name recognition (Grayskul even less so). This is just another example of Blizzard being Blizzard. Their new PVP epicenter is causing lag issues all over Northrend, their 25-man raids are broken, Arenas had to be turned off because of technical issues, and Instance Summonong Stones aren't working-but they have time to nitpick over a name. Excellent.Marselei,
I feel that my name has been wrongfully flagged.
First of all, the terms of Service refer to "very
well known people, characters, places, or icons (i.e.
Britneyspears, Austinpowers, Mcdonalds,
Georgewashington, Newyork)". To call Masters of the
Universe "very well known" in 2009 is a stretch to say
the least. The show ran for only two years, and has
been off the air for over 24 years. I would argue that
the overall number of people who would even make the
connection between my character's name and the
property is very small. In the time that I have been
levelling my character to 80, I can count on one hand
the number of times that people have approached me
having made the connection. And every single one of
those times, I was greeted in a friendly manner by the
That fact aside, there are 92 "Greyskulls", 106
"Grayskulls", 30 "Greyskuls", and 30 "Grayskuls" on
the various realms. Many of those are high-level
characters. If the name truly warranted action, I
cannot believe that so many violators would have been
allowed to remain in-game for so long.
In addition, Blizzard itself has violated this
policy with the NPCs "Adam Eternos", "Oric Coe", and
"Keldor the Lost" in Shattrath City. These names are
far more egregious in their references to this
so-called "VERY well-known character".
Thank you for your time. I hope that you will agree
that my name is not a direct violation of Blizzard
Policy, and should be allowed to remain.