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Regarding the 1.8 Username Changes

Discussion in 'News & Announcements' started by joshwenke, Mar 12, 2014.

  1. joshwenke Active Member

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    As you've probably heard, the next Minecraft update (1.8) will allow you to change your Minecraft username. People are thinking that this will be very problematic for servers, but in reality it shouldn't be that different.

    Here's how Cobalt will handle the username changes.

    If you are really wanting to change your username you've been using forever, you will have to start fresh. There is one main reason behind this: changing your current username to your changed username everywhere in the database would be extremely difficult. All your protections, messages, blocks, and everything in your name would have to be changed.

    Bans will take place with your UUID, which is a unique number that is only for you. That way when you get banned, you can't change your username to get magically unbanned.

    Think about how much you actually need a new username. And be aware that if you change it, all your stuff will be lost and your identity and friends will be confused for awhile.

    The only exceptions to this is if you have an inappropriate username and you really want it changed with the goal to play on Cobalt. Since we will be having username restrictions in the future, this only applies to current users with inappropriate usernames (and I believe there are only a few).

    So if you have the option in the future to change your username, think before doing it! You have been warned.
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