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Posted 07 September 2010 - 06:16 PM

Hello,

Upon registering, I wasn't aware that the username would be used in game.  Unfortunately, I put my actual name.  I really don't want this to be made public in multiplayer and would much rather a pseudonym.  Is there anyway we can change our minecraft names?

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Posted 07 September 2010 - 06:42 PM

You could try emailing Notch, but I'm not sure if you can change your username.
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Posted 08 September 2010 - 04:06 AM

Yeah I'll try emailing him.. oh boy..
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Posted 17 September 2010 - 05:30 AM

Still no reply.  I understand there's a lot of changes, but that's no reason for me to forget this issue.

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Posted 17 September 2010 - 10:58 AM

u said u registered, but have u paid? cos if u aint paid, jus make a new account, if u av paid, r u still within the 30 day refund thingy?
some ppl like to kill pigs, some ppl like to kill zombies, i like to kill mountains!

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Posted 17 September 2010 - 11:48 AM

Just get a refund if he doesn't respond.
Then just buy it again on a different account.

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Posted 18 September 2010 - 12:34 AM

I did the same thing and used my name when signing up not realizing the significance of it.  As for getting a refund and then getting the game again, seriously?  It should be as simple as updating a database field.  Notch only has to look at our handles to see that they do in fact contain our name and isn't just a case of wanting it changed for no real reason.  It's a valid concern, and there should be a warning or something up on the site at the very least that tells you when you register you will be stuck with that name and it will be publicly viewable.

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Posted 18 September 2010 - 02:28 AM

VeryInsane said:

Just get a refund if he doesn't respond.
Then just buy it again on a different account.

That's a silly idea. Plus, response time on refunds is also significantly slow if at all. This shouldn't be a big isse at all.
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Posted 18 September 2010 - 02:42 AM

Email [email protected] about your account transfer.
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Posted 18 September 2010 - 05:58 AM

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Did this already and still been waiting.  I've actually emailed every available email that I could find, tweet, and private message.  I don't consider this a fault on my end or incompetence on where to find the proper support - it's just a lack thereof (which is claimed on the site, I know).  However, I think there ought to at least be a disclaimer explaining the usage of the name in addition to support for those already in this position considering I now know I am not the only one, by any length, with this very same issue.  It's a simple name change - not anything drastic by any means.

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Posted 23 September 2010 - 06:55 AM

Guiltless bump due to absolutely no response.

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Posted 23 September 2010 - 08:45 AM

i did the same mistake,
there really should be a warning.

ill try that refund thing ;-)

#13

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Posted 23 September 2010 - 09:44 PM

Im going to bump this as well.  I was under the same impression and used my regular forum user name , not my  regular IGN i usually use. Now everytime I log into the game, I have this annoyance that wont go away =(

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Posted 25 September 2010 - 04:06 AM

Bump this as well since I need to change my name too ;)

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Posted 26 September 2010 - 08:02 PM

Made an account to bump this thread, did same mistake as the the others.

if you were to have the same ign as some one else it could just ad a number after your name so /tp still works

two people join a server, both named player.
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#16

joe balls

Posted 02 October 2010 - 08:58 AM

Same problem. Has anyone had a reply about this?

#17

joe balls

Posted 04 October 2010 - 06:34 AM

Still got the same problem. It seems this is linked to the problem of selling loads of your game in a short space of time. The other systems i.e. customer support, struggle to keep up. I can see from the number of views of this thread that this is an issue for a great many other people.

In the short term it would be great if something was put on the sign up page and a way was put forward to change usernames. Any chance of that happening?

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Posted 05 October 2010 - 02:45 PM

Wouldn't mind a name change either.  Having the lowercases in my name wasn't intended and now I'm pretty much one of the only people in MP that has an all lowercase name.

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Posted 06 October 2010 - 12:50 AM

I too would like a change in name! Had I known my character would forever be known as jlsdiego, I'd have chosen more wisely.

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Posted 08 October 2010 - 10:32 PM

Same here. I would really like people to stop telling me that APB is dead.
I know not many sites let you change your username in the first place, I would just like to be able to change it on Minecraft.
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