Ever since I had minecraft alpha I've had this name. I don't think I wanna change it because its my gaming name on everything; but, it does sound like a good idea for people who set ridiculous names and didn't know it was permanent.
This sounds like a great idea, although with it can come many problems.
Either way, I would love to have the ability to change my name. I bought my account about a year ago so I wouldn't mind a change.
TBH the only logical thing they could do about this is to do what YouTube did... Let you change your name as it appears to everyone as you wish, but regardless, your channel link will use the username you signed up with.
So if I wanted to change my name, I would show up as MuffinMan5000 to everyone else, while my Mojang username would still be Nepenthesis, the name with which I would log into Minecraft and be whitelisted/opped with.
First of all, you people worried about the bans system and how name changes would affect it: If you ban someones IP Address, all of their accounts are banned, so if you were smart when you banned that spammer hellbent on future revenge thursday night, you should've banned his IP. Note: also don't even complain about: "Well i didn't know how to ban an IP address", because guess what? Most griefers have MULTIPLE FAKE IPs!!!!! As well as multiple, HACKED/FAKE accounts. So IP banning most griefers won't solve anything.
Also, on the subject of other players being confused about your identity when you log into your favorite server, just tell them the truth, keep your original skin, make a catchphrase before switching usernames so people know its you when you log in with your new fancy name.
I'm sorry, but I despise this idea of changing names. Sure, I regret my name, and more so down the track because I chose it from what bullies used to call me, but honestly let's look at the pros and cons of this.
1. You can have a cool new username.
1. Server Owners can't ban you if you change your name.
2. It is morally confusing for people to distinguish you.
3. It's going to cause many problems down the track, whether system overloads at Mojang, or debates of innapropriateness.
This is why I don't condone this new idea Jeb brought to mind, it's just plain horrible and will lead to a new level of griefing.
1.) Mojang has id's setup for each user for the future so servers can ban players when players can start changing their names.
3.) Mojang will most likely be preparing for it considering their the ones coding it.
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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YAY! More chances for impersonation, unless they make already taken ones un-usable.