1. Post #1
    I fucking hate Lori.
    Moofy's Avatar
    April 2010
    2,449 Posts
    Ever hated your Minecraft username? Just didn't know that registering and buying would make it your permanent name?

    Every one of us picked our Minecraft user name when we signed up on minecraft.net for the first time (and every time thereafter). For most of us, knowing that whatever name was chosen is stuck with us forever is just a part of the game. Still, what if you gave yourself a silly or inappropriate name? What if you're just tired of the one you have? Currently, this means getting another copy of the game - but maybe not for long.

    Jeb hinted that username changes might be a feature in the near future, something that Mollstam is looking into currently. While there is no set date - or even a hinted one - for the feature's arrival, it would seem that it's more a matter of "when" than "if" now.

    Maybe I can use this opportunity to change my name to "MrFluffykins".
    Source.

    Edited:

    Yea I'm a bit late, but no one else has posted this.
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  2. Post #2
    "Epic Leddit pwner :)"
    UberMunchkin's Avatar
    March 2010
    12,134 Posts
    I'd prefer having an account name, then a change-able name for in-game (Like Steam)
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  3. Post #3
    I fucking hate Lori.
    Moofy's Avatar
    April 2010
    2,449 Posts
    I'd prefer having an account name, then a change-able name for in-game (Like Steam)
    That's what they are working on.
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  4. Post #4
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    TheDecryptor's Avatar
    September 2006
    4,172 Posts
    I kind of expected this after they started allowing users to change their Minecraft account into a "Mojang account", part of the process changes your login from your in-game name to your email address.
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  5. Post #5
    Flem's Avatar
    September 2011
    868 Posts
    More money for notch
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  6. Post #6
    I fucking hate Lori.
    Moofy's Avatar
    April 2010
    2,449 Posts
    More money for notch
    Don't care.
    Hate my name, needs to be changed.
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  7. Post #7
    Yummy Pie's Avatar
    January 2012
    954 Posts
    Since whenever I tried to buy my own minecraft account I would always get a error. My friend gave me his minecraft account since he never plays it. Since I hate his username so much I never play online. I really hope you will be able to change your username soon.
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  8. Post #8
    I fucking hate Lori.
    Moofy's Avatar
    April 2010
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  9. Post #9
    ''just wondering''
    Keegs's Avatar
    December 2008
    2,834 Posts
    I got Keegs.

    Edited:

    glad I registered the month classic started
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  10. Post #10
    Erfly's Avatar
    April 2011
    5,395 Posts
    I don't think I'd use it, I'm fine with just Erfly. I know a bunch of my friends would use it though.
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  11. Post #11
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    TMBGFan's Avatar
    November 2011
    2,000 Posts
    Minecraft is actually how I got my current username.


    If they're doing it like steam where you can change your name at any time, that might at least give those stupid Minecraft Clans a point.
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  12. Post #12
    I fucking hate Lori.
    Moofy's Avatar
    April 2010
    2,449 Posts
    I am hearing rumors about it's going to cost money to do.
    Well atleast they wont charge you for a whole new game.

    .. And I only need to change it once.
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  13. Post #13
    SirCrest is my life, so is yours.
    Goz3rr's Avatar
    October 2009
    7,323 Posts
    I am hearing rumors about it's going to cost money to do.
    Well atleast they wont charge you for a whole new game.

    .. And I only need to change it once.
    Mojang isn't Microsoft
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  14. Post #14
    :)
    Ziirxia's Avatar
    December 2011
    668 Posts
    Mojang isn't Microsoft
    Sometimes they can be.
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  15. Post #15
    I fucking hate Lori.
    Moofy's Avatar
    April 2010
    2,449 Posts
    Mojang isn't Microsoft
    Lol the change of names would be insane if it was free.
    And Minecraft is big, but steam is bigger.
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  16. Post #16
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    Adzter's Avatar
    September 2009
    2,015 Posts
    If this does go through, how will admin mods and such work since it currently uses your name, the only other way it can do it is via IP's but if you've got a dynamic IP that's not really great. That leads me to think it'll be pay to change your name but then again they may implement something like Steam ID's but for Minecraft like Mojang ID or something.
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  17. Post #17
    SirCrest is my life, so is yours.
    Goz3rr's Avatar
    October 2009
    7,323 Posts
    If this does go through, how will admin mods and such work since it currently uses your name, the only other way it can do it is via IP's but if you've got a dynamic IP that's not really great. That leads me to think it'll be pay to change your name but then again they may implement something like Steam ID's but for Minecraft like Mojang ID or something.
    You do know that that already is in place right? (part of it was logging in with your email instead of username)
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  18. Post #18
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    Adzter's Avatar
    September 2009
    2,015 Posts
    You do know that that already is in place right? (part of it was logging in with your email instead of username)
    Well I know it's half in place, only some people still login with their username not email, me for example, if I try to login to the Minecraft website with my email it says 'Oops, unknown username or password.', happens with quite a few friends too. It would be better if it were fully in place, as far as I know the admin mods at the moment store your username (or IP) for permissions and bans, etc and not your email or 'Mojang ID', obviously using the email of the user is a bad way of doing it because someone could just setup a server collect a bunch of emails and send them spam and phishing emails. Unless I'm missing the fact something like Steam ID has been setup where each account gets a unique ID?
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  19. Post #19
    Exxon's Avatar
    January 2012
    347 Posts
    Instead of charging money for changing your login name, why not have a nickname system and some sort of identification system like Steam ID's.
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  20. Post #20
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    Zero-Point's Avatar
    March 2006
    7,375 Posts
    Instead of charging money for changing your login name, why not have a nickname system and some sort of identification system like Steam ID's.
    Log in with email, have changeable username, bans/whitelists are based on player emails.
    It's not rocket science.
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  21. Post #21
    pointblankrp
    TylerB's Avatar
    October 2011
    858 Posts
    I'm assuming they would still have the original name as some sort of identification, or some sort of identification (like a steamid).
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  22. Post #22
    Exxon's Avatar
    January 2012
    347 Posts
    Log in with email, have changeable username, bans/whitelists are based on player emails.
    It's not rocket science.
    Ummm, server owners having access to your email is an absolutely atrocious idea.
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  23. Post #23
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    Zero-Point's Avatar
    March 2006
    7,375 Posts
    Ummm, server owners having access to your email is an absolutely atrocious idea.
    I suppose, Tyler's idea is better over-all.
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  24. Post #24
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    April 2011
    633 Posts
    Root name and IGN name with SDK/PHP root name lookup api.
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  25. Post #25
    Pony Extraordinaire
    DatHarry's Avatar
    October 2011
    6,134 Posts
    I'm really looking forward to this, I've pretty much always resented my minecraft name and had even considered purchasing the game again just to get rid of it
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  26. Post #26
    I fucking hate Lori.
    Moofy's Avatar
    April 2010
    2,449 Posts
    When do you guys think they will add name change system.
    Or do you even think they will add it at all?
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  27. Post #27
    The Amazing
    DeandreT's Avatar
    April 2009
    4,924 Posts
    I think the changeable name + account ID would work if it were a bit like Steam.


    Ex: 1:2:37538

    The first digit is the type of account you have. 1 for alpha, 2 for beta, and 3 for release. (For the whole content updates free for certain buyers deal)
    The second digit would be the way of telling if the account was premium or free/creative. 1=premium 2=creative/free
    The third digit would be a randomly generated number that is used to ban/unban that specific account from servers.
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  28. Post #28
    Map in a box's Avatar
    July 2009
    7,211 Posts
    Third digit shouldn't be random. Plus thats p. stupid, it should just be an ID.
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  29. Post #29
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    vexx21322's Avatar
    December 2008
    10,581 Posts
    It should be which order number they were when they purchased it.
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  30. Post #30
    AlienCat's Avatar
    October 2011
    508 Posts
    Good, now I need a way to change my email address as well since I registered on some temporary crap for no reason.
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  31. Post #31
    XzanthurusG's Avatar
    August 2011
    128 Posts
    Good, now I need a way to change my email address as well since I registered on some temporary crap for no reason.
    You can already do that by merging with a mojang accoumt
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  32. Post #32
    we cum tit village
    Brockyyy's Avatar
    April 2012
    57 Posts
    Should be like steams system, An account name, then changeable titles
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  33. Post #33
    MeltingData's Avatar
    September 2010
    6,626 Posts
    I heard that you'll be able to change your name once every 3 months? Anyone else heard that?
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  34. Post #34
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    vexx21322's Avatar
    December 2008
    10,581 Posts
    I heard that you'll be able to change your name once every 3 months? Anyone else heard that?
    That actually sounds fair.
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  35. Post #35
    Metherat's Avatar
    April 2011
    652 Posts
    I REALLY need to change my username- everyone keeps calling me Meth-rat instead of Me-the-rat.
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  36. Post #36
    MeltingData's Avatar
    September 2010
    6,626 Posts
    Your name isn't Meth-rat? Woops.
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  37. Post #37
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    Renegade Master's Avatar
    January 2009
    2,110 Posts
    What if your initial name is your account name, and you could change your nickname on the minecraft website.
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  38. Post #38
    Mojang's Avatar
    July 2012
    2 Posts
    We will look into your ideas. for now its just A thought. It will be free overall. thank you.

    -Notch

    (User was permabanned for this post ("Gimmick" - Swebonny))
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  39. Post #39
    ask me for a rust key :~)
    LordCrypto's Avatar
    December 2008
    18,257 Posts
    yeah nice try dude

    def not mojang
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  40. Post #40
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    July 2012
    2 Posts
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    jeb is watching...
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