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  1. MeRocks2000

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    Hello,
    Mojang has just released the ability to change your name. This allows all the players that have an embarrassing names they made a few years ago. Therefore, Mojang released a new feature called UUID's. These are ID numbers that are with your Mojang Account that servers can use to keep things straight. If you are banned on one account, it bans your UUID, so if you change your name, you are still banned. This is the same thing for server basics like OP.

    It is Highly recommended that you DO NOT change your name! This can cause server side issues and result in you losing permissions, plots, and other things that your username is registered with. This feature is not fully tested and players are responsible for all damages caused by changing their name until this feature has been tested through rigorous testing to make sure all features work the same.

    As said before, It is highly recommended that you DO NOT change your name! Once we can confirm that this feature works with all of our plugins, we will update you all and allow you the option to change your name.

    Other servers may say otherwise. Their servers are set up differently then ours are. They use different plugins then us, therefore may have a set up that works fine with this feature. We do not have that yet. Mojang also claims that it will work fine and that you wont lose anything, but Mojang doesnt run our server.

    ~MeRocks
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    Update 1: It is confirmed that there are issues with changing names and you will lose Towny status and possibly Economy issues.

    Update 2: Staff will not be allowed to change their name. It adds a level of confusion when a random name joins in with OP and a staff rank.

    This post may be edited as needed. Please post all questions in the comments and I will answer them.
     
    Last edited: Feb 5, 2015
  2. super563

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    As soon as the server would allow, I will be changing my name. "super563" is really just a terrible IGN. :cool:
     
  3. MeRocks2000

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    We will not allow mods to change names due to how confusing it will get having random names joining in as OP and with a staff rank.
     
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    What?
     
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    Basically, since some players made their username a few years ago and they dont like it and think that its kinds embarrasing can change it.
     
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    So they can't change it even if it's something like, "As long as it's similar to their nickname or their current IGN"?
    Like, if Hwnt was mod, and he hated his name, could he change it to "StevenHwnt", or if his nick is "OpiumAddict", he could change it to "StevenOpiumAddict"?

    Just an idea...
     
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    like for instance i will definitely change my username as my name will become irrelevant, is immature, and occasionally someone will take offense to it.
     
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    No, because the reason being that anyone can join in with that name if it isnt taken so it would still be confusing.
     
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    Ah. I see now.
     
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    Combined with the 'Nick not needing to be related to your IGN' rule, that could cause chaos.
     
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    I don't plan on changing my username. I do have a pretty smexy username anyway... ;)
    Let's say if I had a major fan of me on Ioncraft (possibly never going to happen) and they want to basically become my clone (i.e. JT901, JT902, etc.). Will this be allowed? There might be a chance they might act like me with a username like that to get my current rank.
     
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    . That wouldnt be allowed our permissions plugin is already using uuids so nothing would happen.
     
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    I heard about this.. Soo.... Firewaffelz can't be a thing...
     
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    Nope.
     
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    Could you explain this a little better?
     
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    My understanding is, if a staff member changes his name, it can get confusing as most people will say, "Hey, who's MaxMol33? I thought Marvelhero93 was Spackle." So, someone named MaxMol33 is mod, but then someone takes the Marvelhero93 name, and joins. Which player is the mod? MaxMol33 or Marvelhero93?
    Let's say in this scenario, Marvelhero93 (New Marv) teleports to you. Then he griefs you. MaxMol33 (Spackle) asks what's wrong. You would most likely be inclined to say something like, "Well, you should know, you griefed me," thinking that Marv is the mod, even though Spackle's the mod, and Marv is the player.

    Basically, it's like, "Who's Spackle? And when did Marv become an outsider/unranked player? So people might think that Ioncraft administration made a random player mod, and demoted a mod to outsider.
     
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    hmm. Ah well. I guess I'll just change my name when/if I am no longer a mod on Ioncraft and/or Ioncraft shuts down (Which I hope doesn't happen too soon).
     
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    Honestly, if you get demoted, it'll be because youre no longer interested in Minecraft anyway. And by the time Ioncraft shuts down, Minecraft will be a dead game anyway.
    I'm sorry, but I feel that's what's going to happen.
     
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    Skype needs to do this. For all you who know my actual skype name...yea.....
     
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    I now know your Skype name! (Maybe. XD)
     
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    I agree. Skype needs this.
     
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