K. Edited to include Discord things,
Caspian - Today at 1:27 AM
People don't have to pick when their window comes up. If they don't have a name they want to use, that's fine. They can wait.
We'll be providing people an option to buy a rename, so if you claim one, and it turns out you don't feel like your name fits your tribe, you can always buy the rename later to make sure your get another chance.
We know people want to make their names tribal in many cases, which is why Vye and I have been working on the languages for a while now, in addition to a random name generator. Behold!
Caspian - Today at 1:42 AM
We felt like people who were of sufficiently high prestige deserved some degree of brand recognition. So people who are Count+, will have their surnames automatically reserved on ALL servers - even if they don't plan to use them.
People below Count will select the server they'd like to reserve the surname on as part of reservation. If you still don't know what server you plan to play on, either don't reserve, or take a best guess. And again, if you decide you don't want to be on a specific server later, buy the rename token to change your reservation from one server to another. If the name you want is still available on the other server, you can reserve it there instead.
Why did we feel ok doing this? Because the servers are more or less homogenous now. People are either planning to join a server based on the community they want to be in, or they're going to join the one that's geographically closest to them.