I checked out the wiki yesterday and saw the new theme, I thought I went to another wiki but then saw the address was correct, I think the past theme was a bit cleaner, but its probably only a matter of time before I get used to it.
To those that are concerned about the administration problems name changes would bring, I recall Mollstam stating that accounts would be given unique, static IDs so that admins could whitelist and ban players even if their name changes.
Actually changing your name would cause a lot of issues if you like to play on server since MC servers use your MC name to OP you, every time you change your name then it would mean that you would have to convince server OPs to OP you. MC devs could advert this if you use your IP to OP instead of MC name
Edit: Also if you play on any server with you stuff you will lose it
Everyone is implying if you change your username, all your bans would go away and all the griefers can come back on. I doubt Mojang would just reset everything. Unreal Software has an amazing name changing system where you can only change your name every 120 days, and all your older names will be listed on your profile.
Over 27 million registered names? Yeah, good luck changing your name to anything meaningful (or without a bunch of numbers at the end of it).
I wish they had different nameservers so you could just choose a different server if your name wasn't available on one. Even if there was just a display name that wasn't didn't require it to be unique like someone mentioned above, that would be better.
If they make it so you can change your name, they need to make it like steam where you have a steam id, basically your account number. You can change your name but not your steam id. So if they add this then they should add account numbers or something so servers can actually ban you.
Also to **** Sacheverell off, im changing my name to MrFluffykins.
I am all for a change username one time thing, there's so many cons with people being able to change usernames so freely. Plus I'm sure everyone knows about the million Xephos, Honeydew, and Tobuscus clones we'll see that'll actually be REAL copies, skin, name, and all.
For those who say ip bans don't work for dynamic ips, your wrong.
I have had 3 people on the server I am a mod on with "dynamic ips" and they haven't returned since I I.P. banned, They have no record of EVER having another I.P.
And someone gets on a proxy? Oh too bad, 88/90 don't work, it would take 2 hours to find a good proxy, then the idiot joins and says "Guess who!" Then gets rebanned, done.
Stop complaining about a feature that could be great for minecraft players.
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My username used to be Creative_Dalek but is now Dalek since 2/4/2015
i think this is a great idea for people who have been hacked. *cough* ME! *cough* lets say you have an account with a name that totally suits you, and it gets hacked. Before, you'd be like: that name was MADE for me! But now: Oh no, i was hacked...*creates new account and changes name to old one* there, all better! I personally think this is great.