>99% of used names probably belong to inactive players so it seems pointless. Also, in a game where each nick has its own unique story I'd rather those who've been banned take their names with them. Use your imagination, it's up to you to make your name mean something.
Characters banned should remain banned lmao, thats the trick. If you get banned you cant do the same character with the same name in a different account, if got banned for X reasons and its a legit bann, less QQ more GG. But, good would be to delete a couple of older chars that havent log like in years. Still difficult to do, i rather change the system. And be able to repeat names, without the same last name.