Cross-server chat was in-planning for a long time but put on hold because we couldn't agree on a good way to implement it.
I wish PArc the best in figuring out how they want to improve on it, and hopefully they find a way that everyone enjoys.
This, on the other fin, is complete BS.
Our nickname system was built to prevent players from copying/impersonating others, but never in my life would I have supported banning canon names.
There might be a slight scuffle here and there over names, which is easily resolved; restricting players' freedom to nickname themselves is something I would have never supported.
That said, it's PArc's servers now and I hope they find a way to balance things out to make both players and staff happy.