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Has your nickname become a drag? Did you think it was funny when you chose it but now it seems ridiculous? Was it a reference to the love of your life… whom you now cordially despise? In short, you don't like your nickname. Good news: now you can change it!

 


You asked for it, Ankama did it! Starting today, a new service is available in the Shop: the Nickname Change.

Consider it well, weigh the pros and cons… and when you've made your decision, you just need to go to the Shop, open the Services tab, and click in the right spot!

ATTENTION: this service concerns your player nickname, associated with your Ankama account, and not the name of your character in the game (there's already the Name Change Potion for that)!
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Subscriber
anjewel 12 June 2017 16:27
Hi Izmar,

If this is the case, and now nicknames can be changed - this means that known scammers (that have not been banned by Ankama as of yet, or can't be, due to the difficulty with getting screenshots of certain scams) and people on "blacklists" (that were put there due to highly inappropriate behavior, etc.) can now change their identity.

If Ankama decides to go through with this, I would request that you give alliance leaders the right to mute any player(s) in any guild(s) in their alliance - or else I can guarantee you that alliance chat will be shut off permanently by the majority of the alliance members, and that "sense of community" which you have said that you would like to see in the game, and that some of us have worked tirelessly to maintain on a large scale - will disappear.

Please give us the right to mute our alliance members, and/or other management tools - or this plan is guaranteed to be an epic fail.

Thank you,

anjulica


Also, is there a Number ID you will be making available so we can track each player? If we could access something like that online, it would help us to keep track of scammers and blacklisted members, and avoid adding them to our guilds.
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mutanteallan 12 June 2017 16:52
I was waiting this service for years.

I don't know exactly how it works, I researched a name and it was disponible and in sequence the payment metod but the question is if until the payment be efectived do the name that I choose will be saved??
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enduroppal 12 June 2017 17:07
This is a dangerous service and is only going to help scammers get out of the spotlight.

You shouldn't be offering this service. It'll create more damage than it's going to be useful for non-scamming players!
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Deviched 12 June 2017 17:15
Because apparently scammers don't just use brand new accounts to pose as another person or invite an alt into a guild to use alliance chat.

You would still need to make a new name to put on the block list. Ankama is finally giving a service to those that are probrably demanding this feature more then scammers :u
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NanoHero001 12 June 2017 17:45
"Was it a reference to the love of your life…"
Lmao so relatable... my first account was made with such a nickname '^^
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Nerd-Tease 12 June 2017 18:32
This completely goes against any sort of sane decision making. We have been told subterfuge and sabotage are viable AvA tactics, and now you are letting people pay to get rid of the one way we had to track the people using those tactics. If you go through with this at least make the /whois show the unique ID that exists for each account now if you go through with this (I know it exists, it exists for characters too and is generated by the debug info)
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Roykk 12 June 2017 19:10
Wow never seen such laughable thing, thats really absurd... and what are you 70's tv ad? "You asked for it, Ankama did it!" It's completely dangerous, why would you let such thing happen? (ofc except money)
F2P Member
Lance-Vance-Dance 12 June 2017 19:11
smart ankama
if cant fight scemmers then milk cash from they while they do ther stuff
kek
Former Subscriber
AlphaWarrior 12 June 2017 19:52
The responses here are absurdly shallow. This is something many have demanded and many want to have happen. Instead of arguing that they should retract this feature due to game exploiters, how about realizing that using a nickname shouldn't even be required to solve that issue in the first place (example: what Nerd-Tease said about unique IDs). So suggest to Ankama that they fix this problem the right way, instead of forcing people to be stuck with nicknames they don't like because of it.