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".
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My point is where if my name was PonyLover9000 i can't change it to any EXISTING name wow i should have said that in the first place
I wanna change my username
I think that's why it has taken so long to come into consideration. I'd think they would have thought about this very issue and possible considered adding like a ban tracker that records past usernames (or transferring ban status' along with the name change).
I'd also imagine there to be a name change cool off whether it be 30 days, or 60 days, or 90 days... You shouldn't NEED to change your user often. "Once in a blue moon"
You think about it... It wouldn't be that hard to add a "change username" feature without the deeper issues kept in consideration?
But, mojang will know the right time and action.
They will also have to use that with bukkit mods that protect stuff, like LWC, so it will remember it's you and allow you to open the chests and locks of your previous name.
EDIT: Wow, this thread is a year old?