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This is a bug that has been going on for a long time but I don't remember if I had reported it or not. : -?

I create an alliance with a very good name "Enigma engine"

Then another larger alliance invites me to join.

I dissolve my alliance and switch to the other one.

After an attitude conflict with the CiC, he expelled me from the alliance.

I'm going to use my nice name "Enigma engine" again and the system drops the following message.

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And no, if you look at the list of alliances you can verify that no one is using it.

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Not a part of EA / Envision teams - My comments are only mine.

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  • gamerdruid
    4214 posts Moderator
    It's theoretically possible that a name has been used and then the alliance disbanded.
    We know already that if an alliance is disbanded they no longer appear in the Hall of Fame.
    I am not an employee of EA/Envision. The views expressed are my own!
  • If an alliance has been dissolved and its name is no longer in use ...

    Why can't I create another alliance with that name?

    In the case that I mention, I created the alliance, I dissolved it and now I would like to re-create it but ... it won't let me. :-(
    Not a part of EA / Envision teams - My comments are only mine.
  • gamerdruid
    4214 posts Moderator
    Why is it so? I haven't a clue!

    Or it could be another alliance is using the abbreviation you wish to have. Easily checked.....
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  • Ha, ha, ha, I thought it was a mistake in the game. O:-)

    Yes, yes, I tried five more abbreviations and still did not allow the alliance name (mine) to be used.
    Not a part of EA / Envision teams - My comments are only mine.
  • gamerdruid
    4214 posts Moderator
    TiberiumDawn, Tiberium.Dawn and
    -Tiberium Dawn-

    would all be different alliances. Have you tried variations that are allowed.
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  • H3rcuI3s
    1 posts New member
    Bugged me also for a long time. I believe (amateur understanding) that the database that lives behind the server registers stuff like this and regardless of whether the alliance is dissolved/renamed then the database logs the names in a chronological list of unique entries. Once a name is in there, it cannot be reused in the original format as the database will not allow the 'new' instance of the alliance to be logged as its already in its archive. Hope that makes sense. Would be nice to have it 'fixed'.
  • I want to think that using variations is possible but the logical thing is to use the name you want.

    - Enigma Engine 1
    - Enigma Engine A
    - Enigma Engine Power
    - Enigma Engine Wing
    ...

    But none of those names is the real one.

    Imagine, GeForze instead of GeForce. :-(
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  • gamerdruid
    4214 posts Moderator
    edited July 28
    I assume it hasn't been worked on - it is already known that some groups infiltrate others then end up disbanding them, this 'feature' would prevent them retaking the disbanded name later in the world. (Although it probably isn't the reason for the 'feature' and the explanation given by @H3rculE3 is the most likely reason.)
    I am not an employee of EA/Envision. The views expressed are my own!
  • Yes, as @H3rcuI3s said it is something that takes a long time and has not been fixed yet.

    It would be good to see a solution although I understand that after several years without fixing it, now it is not a priority.
    Not a part of EA / Envision teams - My comments are only mine.
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