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Finding out who has your nameFollow

#1 Mar 22 2010 at 9:03 AM Rating: Excellent
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I didn't know this was possible until today. You can search through POL for names of character, and it returns the account they are linked to.

Maybe this might help some people.

In POL go:

1) Upper right hand corner > Friend Search

2) Hit yellow Left arrow twice to set it to "Final Fantasy XI"

3) Type Character Name

4) Hit Search

5) Click on the names under "Search Results"

6) Click View Profile to see the account.

7) Click on the XI image tabs to browse the other characters on the account.

Pikko appears to be absent on Lakshmi, it doesn't list anyone holding the account. I'm unsure of how it works completely, so maybe you can hide characters.

Edited, Mar 22nd 2010 11:03am by Pud

Edited, Mar 22nd 2010 11:05am by Pud
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#2 Mar 22 2010 at 9:16 AM Rating: Good
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After trying the search on my mule, it is not found by the search.
Yet I can't find anyway to set a profile to be private or shown to all.

Edited, Mar 22nd 2010 3:16pm by AretasMana

Edited, Mar 22nd 2010 3:21pm by AretasMana
#3 Mar 22 2010 at 9:18 AM Rating: Excellent
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Pretty sure that means the character is just inactive. I had done the same search when it was first announced.
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#4 Mar 22 2010 at 9:21 AM Rating: Good
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You can always just send them a friend request and see if they take the bait.

I'm pretty sure that friend request go to the handle.
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#5 Mar 22 2010 at 7:56 PM Rating: Decent
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I tried it on my name, "not Found" I am guessing that during the merge, are characters aren't there at the moment. Well just good news I guess, hopefully I get my name on new server.
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#6 Mar 23 2010 at 1:07 AM Rating: Decent
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Well, according to search, the person who took Wwcc's name is apparently Solidoussnake of Lakshmi. >.>;; That's the only person I know of who's had their name purposefully stolen..

Edited, Mar 23rd 2010 3:08am by NaokoAi
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