To Commander FAT: I think I've seen you online before. I thought my name was pretty unique too. I really can't think of why someone would take my name, but you never know.
That's the nice thing about Steam. You can change it whenever you want to whatever you want.
How much does it bother you to find your in-game name taken?
Yes, especially when your chosen name is an entirely made up word or a typo
I have an issue... Specially in flight sims
I think this is the end of the world as we know it...... Everybody run to your underground bunkers and prepare yourselves because OH MY FREAKING GOD someone else is using your name in an online game.
Yes it does bother me, really pissed me off when I had to rename both of my wow characters when I moved to a server with some real life friends last year. I had Darkpaw on my druid since launch and 2 or 3 previous other moves. I thought I had a unique name for my DK, but was wrong and had to change that too.
For FPS games, I used the very generic "shadow" in the Q1 days and figured that wasn't going to work well so came up with something more unique for Q2 and haven't had any issues with that since.
Darkpaw is the surname of one of the more famous MMO characters, Fippy Darkpaw.