One account per player or one account per character?

One account per character, so please make sure your display name is the same as your character's given name. The login name can be anything you like, but we do suggest using something related to the character so it's easier to remember.

What login names are acceptable?

You can choose whatever login name you deem appropriate, but remember to pick a login name you won't forget because you can't change it.

What do I do if someone else has the character name I want?

We prefer not to have duplicate names because we're a small community and I feel strongly that there's room for a lot of variety. However, if you are set on a name that's already taken, you have a couple of options:

  • Choose a variation of the name that hasn't been taken (eg. Callista could become Kalista).
  • Choose a nickname or derivative your character can go by (eg. Callista could become Callie).
  • Tack on an initial (eg. Callista F. or Callista K.).

We strongly prefer the first two.

I'm new here and don't have an application up yet. Why was my account deleted?

If you haven't posted an application within three months of joining, your account will be deleted. This is to help keep track of active characters and clean out any dead accounts.

If you'd still like to join after your account has been deleted, you can re-create the account. However, if you still haven't posted an application a month after creating your second account, it will be deleted and we may not accept another.

What happens if I didn't receive my validation email?

In most cases, the email winds up in your spam/bulk folder so please check there. If you still can't find it, however, make a note in your application and an admin will validate your account for you.

Can I change my account/display name?

While your character is in the Validating or Newcomer usergroups, you may change your display name once in a 30-day period.

If you also wish to change your character's name, this is the only time you can do so, but please make sure the admins are alerted to the changes to prevent accidental deletions and mix-ups.

However, once you've posted in an in-character (IC) area, they're considered established and you can no longer change their name.

How can I change my account/character/display name?
  1. Go to your User Control Panel on the forums. You can do this by clicking on your character's name at the top right corner of any forum page, and then clicking the "My Settings" link in the drop-down menu.
  2. In the Settings tab, click on the Change Display Name tab.
  3. Input the new name you'd like and your password.
  4. Click "Save Changes".
  5. Inform an administrator of the change.

What should I do if I share a computer with another member?

If you share a computer with another member here on EF, please say as much in your application. You don't need to tell us who you share with if you'd prefer to keep that information private as our admins can see IP addresses and check for themselves if necessary, but letting us know will prevent mix-ups and accidental deletions.

We only look up IP addresses if we have reason to suspect that our rules are being broken.