Blizzard to retrieve inactive World of Warcraft character names
Time's ticking for players to reserve their names.
If you've not played World of Warcraft since December 7, 2010, and you're sitting on some seriously great character names, then you should make sure to log in to the MMORPG at some point in the very near future. Why? Because Blizzard is planning to retrieve the names of inactive player-characters.
The move will come as part of the upcoming patch 6.2, which is to be released later this week. Blizzard's reasoning for this decision is very logical; there's some fun names out there that simply aren't getting used, and new players will soon have a greater range to choose from.