Final Fantasy XIV May Add Surnames To Ease FFXI Name Transfers

By Spencer . August 27, 2009 . 10:13am

ff7names Square Enix is working on a way to let Final Fantasy XI players transfer their name to Final Fantasy XIV. OK, but what will happen to Cloud_FF7_Rulez on Odin and Cloud_FF7_Rulez on Bahamut?


The problem with transferring names is there are over thirty Final Fantasy XI servers, perhaps each one containing Cloud_FF7_Rulez. Maybe not that exact name, but you can bet each server has someone named Cloud. How can all of the Clouds co-exist if there are fewer Final Fantasy XIV servers?


On the PlayStation Blog, Hiromichi Tanaka details a possible solution. Their idea is to allow players to select surnames. This way common names from FFXI can coexist on a new server since the surnames will make each name unique. However, there can only be one Cloud Strife per server.

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  • The surname idea sounds exciting. Though selecting must mean that you might have the same surname as someone else?! Hm, that might not be such a good idea after all…

  • Ereek

    Even if they don’t let players transfer everything from their FFXI character, it’s still nice that they’re allowing some things to remain intact. It’s a bit sad, though, since you can tell they’re completely trying to replace XI with XIV. It’s strange, though, since XI is still obviously making a good deal of money and has a rather large amount of players.

  • TurkeyPotPie

    If I remember right, Square did not allow certain names in FFXI, including names of characters from past FF games (although people certainly still tried).

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