So, as new players, my small group of friends and I spent several months brainstorming in order to create our own Chapter in Highguard. Many a late night had been spent chatting and sketching, planning the name, the sigil, the colour scheme, the excessively long backstory, etc etc.
A few days ago, I was filling in the official “new group creation” part on the PD website, when I found a drop down menu with what appear to be all of the currently registered groups in Highguard. To my horror, our group name was (coincidentally) extremely similar to not one, not two, but four existing groups.
Of course, this was purely an unfortunate bit of luck, but we decided to go back to the drawing the board anyway, determined to create a more unique identity.
The moral of the story is: if you’re creating a new group and specifically don’t want to choose a name similar to existing ones, check the official PD list first to avoid disappointment! A little piece of advice from someone who learned this the hard way.