Guild Wars 2 players who still haven't claimed their old Guild Wars names may want to consider making some new characters to reserve their favorite handles. ArenaNet announced recently that Guild Wars' collection of reserved names will be freed up next week for all players to snag.
Well, we knew those names wouldn't be reserved forever. Earlier this summer, ArenaNet allowed Guild Wars players to log into their accounts and reserve their various names for use in Guild Wars 2. Starting November 8, however, at 2:00 PM Pacific, those names will be unlocked for the Guild Wars 2 community. Apparently, lot of Guild Wars 2 players have been waiting for this news. The official blog update reads:
We know that a lot of you have been waiting for character names that are currently reserved through Guild Wars. As we said earlier this year, we wanted to keep name reservation active until our support team worked through the initial rush of support tickets after launch day.
If you're hoping to keep your old names, the easiest way to go about that is by making a new character with that name.