“In the past you could name your custom NPC's if I recall correctly. But when you think about it you're hiring NPC's (IC) so you're not choosing the name of those you hire, they get their birth names from their parents (The Combine).
- Zero Turner
Yeah, I saw that mentioned by someone in another thread, I think in the last hour I've searched and read most of the recent threads (recent - within last year) that suggest or ask about NPC name changes. XD
*is very family/home oriented* :S
What I found interesting is that the idea for exchanging CPs, and having submitted names checked/approved for your Custom NPCs, seems to be a repeated idea and moreover one that almost all posters seem to agree with and support (including many members of the NPC Team), including Team members and players putting hands up to check over name submissions and get involved if there was such a system. Then the discussions seem to die off with no real overall/offical response.
I guess would be nice to know if such a system will be coming in the future, or if it's been written off completely as a bad idea.
But regarding your comments Zero, you're right ^^ regarding hiring NPCs, and them having their own heritage. But on the other hand if this was the case then it would mean no players in Combine could ever legitimately use NPCs as family members. Eets like kinda a IC/OOC conflict there, ayah.