World of Warcraft has enjoyed rampant success over the last decade and if you didn't get in at the ground level, you might have had trouble getting the perfect character name. Well, if you're still playing, you could soon have the opportunity to secure the much sought after title of "Legolas"... or any other popular name for that matter.
Come patch 6.2 on 23 June, Blizzard will be performing a "name reclamation". Basically, if you haven't logged into the game with a character since 7 December, 2010, that character's name will be released for use by the general population.
If you'd like to make sure a character's name stays where it is, you'll have to log in with the character before the patch arrives.
The post goes on to mention that more name reclamations will occur in the future, with the current plan to time them with new expansions.
It's a safe beat that if you haven't played the game in five years, it's unlikely you'll be rocking up any time soon. Still, if you do have a name you'd rather hold onto, you'll have to once again venture into the lands of Azeroth... even if it's just for a minute.
Release the Names! Character Name Reclamation Coming [World of Warcraft]