Name changing date announced!

Discussion in 'General Minecraft Discussion' started by nfell2009, Jan 12, 2015.

  1. Not changing my username for the world. May change an alt name perhaps but eh, haven't got any ideas right now! :p
  2. I want to change my name desperately. (I made this name when I was 9 years old and thought 'SoulPunisher' was cool...)

    I just don't know what to change it to, or if I actually want to change it. It's kinda stuck with me, but I don't like it.

    I'm also definitely changing my alt's name :rolleyes:
  3. I'll probably change my alt names too xD

    I like your alts name :(
  4. Added warning to site.
  5. I will change many alts.
  6. That was *fairly* quick :p
  7. Good thing someone told me they were coming tomorrow and being the perfectionist I am, I checked Mojang's blog and saw :p Even on Spigot no one knew... posted a thread on there though :3
  8. I can only think of this LOL

  9. We're never changing our names! :D
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  10. I don't know whether to change my name or not... :p
  11. Not changing mine. Everyone knows me as this name, they just have to deal with it being long and barely fitting on a sign. I don't have an alt.
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  12. For the lazy people of the Empire:

    Announcing Minecraft name changes

    by kris on January 12, 2015

    Yes, it’s true! In the near future you will be able to change your Minecraft in-game name.
    When? When! When?!
    We plan to make name changing available on February 4th.
    What do I need to do this? Will it cost money?
    The only thing you need is a Mojang account. If you currently sign in to Minecraft with an email address, you’re all good! Otherwise, you can migrate your old Minecraft account here. There are no other requirements, and it doesn’t cost any money.
    It sounds good! Where can I do it?
    Just head on over to your Mojang account page! Once the feature is made available you’ll see a “change” link next to your Minecraft name.
    Can I steal somebody’s name? Can I call myself “Dinnerbone” too?
    No. There is already somebody called Dinnerbone and names are still unique. You can’t have the same name as another player; they will have to change their name for you to be able to take it. 37 days after they change their name, the old one will become available.
    What about all those unpaid usernames from so many years ago?
    We will be freeing up all those old unpaid usernames when the new name changing feature is released. If you have an old unpaid name that you’d like to keep, there’s still time to buy it! Read this help article to learn how.
    Can I change the capitalisation of my name?
    Yes, you can!
    Does this mean that I can pick a new name every day?
    No. After changing your name you have to wait 30 days before you can do it again.
    What if I change my name and then realise that I don’t like it? Can I change back to my old name?
    Yes, you can. You still have to wait the 30 days though.
    If I ban a player “Foo” and he changes name to “Bar”, will he stay banned?
    Yes. Same for whitelisted players and oped players. They also keep their inventory, pets, statistics and everything they own on a server.
    How will this work with mods? What about my custom stuff on this one modded server?
    Ask your mod maker/server owner. Mods should be able to support this system easily and most already do, but we aren’t responsible for mods or servers!
    Can I have a hug?
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  13. Might change my name and the name of 1 of my alts... Don't know what or when yet...
  14. This May sound stupid of me, but I don't like the name change thing. What if my best friend or someone else I know changes their name and I don't know about it? I don't want to go looking for their UUID.
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  15. If they were your friend, I would assume that they would either pull a prank on your or tell you that they changed their name :)

    Aikar would most likely find a way to prevent this from happening.
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  16. I'm going to probably change my username to "Coalpuncher". I don't feel safe punching myself.
  17. will show you username history. :)
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  18. My username is so stupid I can't wait to change it
  19. I think i have a better name in mind.