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Would you want the option to change your account display name?

UBIQUITOUS.3951UBIQUITOUS.3951 Member
edited December 19, 2019 in Account & Technical Support

Just wanted to send this out to see how many people out there would be interested in having the option to change their account display name.

Would you want the option to change your account display name? 31 votes

YES
51% 16 votes
NO
48% 15 votes

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  • Do keep in mind that changing your Display Name cause irreversible bugs with your account. It's not like the CS Team can't change Display Names, it's that, except for certain circumstances, they would rather not mess up your account.

  • edited January 3, 2020

    i just recovered an account which was inactive for over a year because when support helped me with my account years ago it gave me a long letters and #s display name. at the time they said it was more trouble than it was worth to change it. then i find out i won't be able to log in 3 years later. while getting support on an unrelated issue, i discovered that account was once again playable. having this stupid name is a pain, you can't send it mail for example. but it's nice to be able to use it again.

  • SoulGuardian.6203SoulGuardian.6203 Member ✭✭✭✭
    edited January 5, 2020

    Yes and no.
    Well, regardless of if it is possible or not, when I created it, I didn't know that I could use a space between words.
    No biggie though. It doesn’t really bother me.
    But it would be nice if the option was there.
    Even though it's probably not a good idea, even if it was possible.

  • Seera.5916Seera.5916 Member ✭✭✭✭

    @BCA92F2C-8984-4852-8314-06572C0A5487 said:
    i just recovered an account which was inactive for over a year because when support helped me with my account years ago it gave me a long letters and #s display name. at the time they said it was more trouble than it was worth to change it. then i find out i won't be able to log in 3 years later. while getting support on an unrelated issue, i discovered that account was once again playable. having this stupid name is a pain, you can't send it mail for example. but it's nice to be able to use it again.

    Your account has a valid reason to get a display name change as it's an error. Contact support and they would be willing to get your display name changed.

  • Ashantara.8731Ashantara.8731 Member ✭✭✭✭

    @Inculpatus cedo.9234 said:
    Do keep in mind that changing your Display Name cause irreversible bugs with your account.

    I think the OP's point is for that to become possible without it causing any issues.

    I don't need this feature, but for everyone who does I think it would be a practical thing to have. It shouldn't be doable on the fly, though, or else it would be abused by some.

  • Well, sure, if it didn't cause issues....but it does. No way around that, so far; and probably until the end of the game.

  • TheQuickFox.3826TheQuickFox.3826 Member ✭✭✭✭

    If you ended up with a weird account name with random letters and numbers, it is best to request an account name change before you start creating a character and start using your account.

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  • Taygus.4571Taygus.4571 Member ✭✭✭✭

    @TheQuickFox.3826 said:
    If you ended up with a weird account name with random letters and numbers, it is best to request an account name change before you start creating a character and start using your account.

    The OP has complained about this before and refused an account name change becuase support could not gaurantuee what problems itd have and wouldn't give them gems for the trouble.

  • CETheLucid.3964CETheLucid.3964 Member ✭✭✭✭

    It's likely one of those things that if they mess up trying to make it alterable, they destroy player accounts. Probably best not to screw with it.

  • Friday.7864Friday.7864 Member ✭✭✭

    BCA92F2C-8984-4852-8314-06572C0A5487
    What a catchy name. Better not mess with that

  • I think there is probably an underlying reason that it is what it is and is formatted the way it is for a reason so, I don't think it would be useful. I could contact any of the people who commented in game and vice versa.. If the display name were changed that might not be possible, or immediately apparent.