Right I understand its not supposed to be easy, but there is only so much aggravation someone can take when something just isn't fun any more.
After being a member of certain other cyberpunk moo's for a while (although haven not really played in months thanks to university) I thought I would give the other side a try.
After spending a good few hours thinking up some character which might have a chance of being interesting, eventually getting logged in to be told I can't do anything without a history. Ok makes sense but I'd rather have got that out of the way before getting in the game to be honest, would have saved me a lot of time in the long run, pretty much spent the next two days writing that and redoing it because it apparently wasn't good enough, till I finally think I've got something which has a chance of getting through.
So I go to bed, wait through most of the next day and then decide to explore a bit while I wait, but oh no I guess it didnt seem that rats would be sitting on a pedestal above the roof of a building. So there we go one character dead after basically 3 whole days dedicated to getting it off the ground to be killed by rats sat on a pedestal on a roof for some obscure reason which to this day makes no sense to me.
After a few hours I decide that it might be worth the effort to try again, I spend a good 30 minutes looking at a list of names to find a nice one. Then sit back and decide a history. Create and submit it to be told it needs meating up a bit more, ok yeah I can live with that it was a bit brief if I'm honest, so after a good nights sleep I came up with some nice advancements to my character and add them, resubmit to be told sorry its too much like your old character even the name is similar please read the rules.
..... I did read the rules and especially noted that one in question, its not the same its quite different actually, yes the name might be similar but thats subjective if I'm honest and just down to my personal taste in names. Anyway theres only so many ideas I can have in less than 24 hours so of course theres going to be some cross over, if I force myself to go out of my way and make this character as different from my one that got killed off for stupid reasons before it even had a chance then I'll just end up with some dull waste of time that in the end isn't going to add anything to the game because I'm not going to enjoy being behind it because it will have just been forced in to existence.
Of course this wouldn't be a problem at all if sindome had some newbie safety net like first character you ever make gets a free clone (like some other mud has) so if you do make some mistake like not knowing rats sit on platforms on roofs then its not the end of it all.