Try this out
Turn off all names and titles above characters and non-player characters in the game so all you see is the character as they’re dressed. To see who they are, you actually have to mouse over them.
Since doing this I’ve come to start looking at people more and the game seems slightly more real, in that it seems like there are people in a city rather than players playing a game. Seeing names above everyone is a touch anachronistic, don’t you know. 😉
It’s fun and a way to shake things up just a touch to make the game seem different. Give it a try!