That's also what I thought before...
I know the principle of unique names and the reasons behind them (basically googling it).
However, after further consideration, I deliberately choose the other route for several reasons:
- I think people would be more likely to remember an url like "be-the-hero.net" than "numbojumbo". ...If they would forget such an url, they would also probably forget a name like "numbojumbo", right?
- I think it's unlikely people will google for the name at all. They'll be "arriving" here through some other forum/banner/signature/keyword search...
- I assume users will be "sticky": either they will like it and remember the name or bookmark it ...or just go away.
- the URL looks more attractive. It also means the "name" of the game will be it's URL and included as such in forums/signatures/banners
...in other words, they won't google the name anyway.
I think name uniqueness is very useful, especially for big brands and stuff like this.
However, I think that in this particular context, such an url makes sense.
Lastly, it's currently just a small project, so I'd like a title/url I find inspiring, rather than some strange unique fantasy name.
Edited by fuzzy fizz, 09 July 2012 - 06:37 AM.