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#1

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Posted 20 September 2010 - 04:24 PM

When logging into Minecraft you are asked to enter your username and Password.

I feel that you should also be able to change your player name as you like, bans, kicks, whitelists etc would still use the players username.

But this means that players on Roleplay servers can change their name to something more appropriate than 1337sniplolzer.

I searched for name and name change and found no relevant results.

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Posted 20 September 2010 - 04:28 PM

I agree with this, so long as the bans, kicks, whitelists and things of that nature do, as you said, use the person's username. However, I feel that this will probably happen anyways a little while on but it's probably the type of thing that would require a pretty big amount of code change. I don't know anything about Java, though, I just say that because of the way the player authentication system is currently set up.

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Posted 20 September 2010 - 05:54 PM

Make it so in the options there is your "nickname" but  your user name never changes. Like how Steam does it.
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Posted 20 September 2010 - 06:15 PM

This would be a good idea.

Also it hides your account name, so it does help marginally against account theft.
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Posted 20 September 2010 - 06:39 PM

Players on the server: Notch, Notch(1), Notch(2), Notch(3), Notch(4) and Notch(5).
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Posted 20 September 2010 - 06:50 PM

It will be a good idea in a year or 2 when there aren't any more original names left, most everyone now has a cool name.
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Posted 20 September 2010 - 07:13 PM

tech said:

It will be a good idea in a year or 2 when there aren't any more original names left, most everyone now has a cool name.


It doesn't matter about having a cool name. There should be a difference between username and player name

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Posted 20 September 2010 - 07:15 PM

Jampp said:

Players on the server: Notch, Notch(1), Notch(2), Notch(3), Notch(4) and Notch(5).

Good point.

Perhaps there could be certain protected names that you can't switch to, such as Notch, Admin, ServerAdmin, Administrator and suchlike.
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Posted 20 September 2010 - 07:17 PM

Just have it set in server properties

Disallowed names;
Notch
Rolf
Admin
Jesus
etc

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Posted 22 September 2010 - 03:14 PM

I've emailed notch several times trying to get my username changed, with no response, so I'm bumping this, for great justice.  :Skeleton:

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Posted 03 November 2010 - 03:03 PM

I'm in. My name sucks. :)

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Posted 12 January 2011 - 11:19 PM

I know this thread is old, but I want to point out that you can get a Name Spoofer, which is generally used by pirates.
As such, it is generally included in pirated downloads of Minecraft.
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Posted 13 January 2011 - 10:33 AM

Except pirating is bad and namespoofer isn't really legit

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Posted 13 January 2011 - 01:11 PM

Something similar to Steam's system then? The players sign in with a set username upon account creation, but they can choose what their display name is at any time.

I solidly agree with this, I'm sick of seeing my username in chat.
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Posted 18 January 2011 - 04:01 PM

A server could accomplish this with a chat plugin if it's running bukkit or someting by giving you a nickname
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Posted 18 January 2011 - 04:19 PM

I really agree with this.
'tommurphy' is a crap name; I never thought about using SMP and only used it because it was easy for me to remember.
I want to change it now..

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Posted 18 January 2011 - 04:19 PM

I agree with Toast_ee.
Whirled also does this, and I think it would be good.

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This is minecraft, a game put on the earth so we can make pickaxes and mine holes through logic itself.


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Posted 04 April 2011 - 08:39 AM

I know for a fact that server admins/mods have the power to change people's name appearances in that particular server, I've had it done before.

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Posted 22 April 2011 - 08:34 PM

Definitely a good idea because if you join a clan and need to change your name you can do it.

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Posted 22 April 2011 - 08:39 PM

I would really like to see something like this, I would like to customise my name, or at least use my typical name >.<
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