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PostPosted: Sat Mar 24, 2007 8:45 pm    Post subject: Players that reroll are not viewed Reply with quote

They are seen as the original character and the progression is not viewed or documented. An example is my character, Dispel. She is currently a level 26 female Undead Mage on the server Skullcrusher.

I have rerolled twice now; Horde to Alliance to Horde. I have had three Mages on the server named Dispel and currently have one right now. Dispel, a level 70 female Human Mage, Dispel, a level 60 female Undead Mage, and Dispel, a level 26 female Undead Mage.

I see this as a problem if I were to delete my characters and deactivate my account, and then someone comes along and makes a character named Dispel. They would level up while a census could be taken and they'd be displayed as my character.

If you don't believe me check my WC profile. Here's a link or just search for Dispel on the server Skullcrusher (race is Undead).

I would suggest adding another character of the same name to the database but with a blank progression until she/he levels or joins a guild. From there on, WC can document such information under a DIFFERENT character and not a character that was previously made and deleted.

I'd hope that this isn't the first time this has happened. =\

Edit: When you check my profile, check the guild's that I was in. Right now I'm in Aphotic. It is not documented or shown in that profile yet the ARMORY link is linked to my armory profile of my level 26 female Undead Mage, Dispel FROM my deleted level 60 female Undead Mage, Dispel.

Hopefully someone will see this. x.x And I thought all of my data being collected from Skullcrusher was actually helping me as well instead of just everyone else on Skullcrusher. =\ T.T!
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 24, 2007 9:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

There are currently some checks in place when it comes to people having the same name on a server, and how WCR updates its profile or makes a new one.

When WCR comes across a name previously in the database it checks several things, one of them is the race and class. If those are changed then a new profile is made. If the level were to be lower than what the database had then the database doesn't change that profile it just ignores it. If the level were to be higher then yes it will change and update the existing profile.

Your situation is a common one I bet and I'm sure will cause alot of database nightmares for Rollie here and maybe even for Blizzard Razz

I'm not sure what Rollie can do for you... maybe he can delete that old profile from your 60 undead mage, and perhaps just start you off from lvl 26 or whatever.... Your 1-25 data is most likely lost.

The Armory link is not related to the database here. Its just a simple script that Rollie has and just puts the name of the realm and your char name in the link thats all.
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 24, 2007 11:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

DM. wrote:
There are currently some checks in place when it comes to people having the same name on a server, and how WCR updates its profile or makes a new one.

When WCR comes across a name previously in the database it checks several things, one of them is the race and class. If those are changed then a new profile is made. If the level were to be lower than what the database had then the database doesn't change that profile it just ignores it. If the level were to be higher then yes it will change and update the existing profile.

Your situation is a common one I bet and I'm sure will cause alot of database nightmares for Rollie here and maybe even for Blizzard Razz

I'm not sure what Rollie can do for you... maybe he can delete that old profile from your 60 undead mage, and perhaps just start you off from lvl 26 or whatever.... Your 1-25 data is most likely lost.

The Armory link is not related to the database here. Its just a simple script that Rollie has and just puts the name of the realm and your char name in the link thats all.


Hopefully he wouldn't "delete" it just in my case. =P I'd actually this information to be saved as said in another thread.

Rollie wrote:
No, I don't foresee using this to delete records from the database. They still serve historical purposes. If anything I'll add a section on the character pages to indicate how the user has set them.


I already miss my deleted characters Alliance and Horde alike. T.T Don't delete them! T.T! xD! Although, x.x... I would love to have another character created for my current Mage. x.x... Is that possible? ^^;;? If it's asking too much, don't mind me. I seem to be so bossy these days. Excuse me. xD!
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 25, 2007 12:01 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Rollie is the database master!

Hopefully he can accomodate your needs Wink
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 25, 2007 9:24 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yeah, this has been a limitation on this system since day 1. I have some ideas on how to address it but it's not real simple to implement without drastically impacting update times. It's pretty high on my list to work on so hopefully someday soon!
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 25, 2007 10:21 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

btw this is topic 3000!

http://warcraftrealms.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=3000


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PostPosted: Sun Mar 25, 2007 3:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well, I'd assume not many people reroll from horde to alliance and back to horde all on the same server using the same name, race and class... but hopefully Rollie can help you Razz
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