Used empire and emperor name list not clearing after abdication?

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Mon Aug 13, 2018 7:30 am

Just discovered this:

Apparently a recent fix made it impossible for two empires to share the same name (can't start a new game with the same name of an existing empire), presumably to prevent false flag attacks or similar.

It seems whatever list is used to store these names isn't properly cleared after an empire abdicates, meaning that if an empire is destroyed or abdicates, its name can never be used again in that scenario. The same is true for emperor name.

Unsure if this is intended behavior?

Could potentially be abused by a player/bot rapidly creating and abdicating empires with popular names, "locking them out" permanently for that scenario.

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Sat Sep 29, 2018 2:27 am

Yeah this is a problem to me as well, I found it hard to search for empire name because the game said it is used by another player

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Sat Sep 29, 2018 7:16 pm

What is the point of the Emperor Name anyways? No one gets to see it but you :(
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Sun Sep 30, 2018 3:05 am

This happened to me as well. This forced me to use generation title if I want keep my username.
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Fri Nov 16, 2018 6:28 pm

:? I have changed my name too

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