I’ve been playing in the very enjoyable Duel Tournament that LDG has been doing a great job running - here’s the IHG Forum Thread for the semi-final matches.
So I got paired up against Rosslessness (battle scarred veteran player) … but was initially very confused when I went to join the game we were assigned to because “Hulk” was already playing - why the heck am I already in the game?!?
Turns out that Rosslessness signed up using the alias “Hulk” (with same avatar I do) whereas my real name (which I pretty much always play under) is “HULK” - notice the difference???
Took me a while to figure it out … but once I did, it was a big LOL - totally hilarious Ross!!!
In hindsight, I should have used the alias ROSSLESSNESS which would have really confused everyone … but I just signed up as HULK … check out the screenshot below.
I’m filing as a Bug Report because I’d recommend that @JayKyburz add a simple check of case sensitivity of the name/alias and disallow duplicates as happened here - could be very confusing to other players …plus the Triton Codex FAQ says:
"Selecting a name at the start of the game designed to make it difficult to distinguish you from another player is bad form and can also result in account closure."
Just to be clear, I’m sure Ross was just messing with me rather than trying to further enhance my reputation as an Ugly Brutish Green Monster who SMASHES when he gets angry