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  1. Collin

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    Hello Minetimers,

    The past few weeks have been quite busy (and somewhat tumultuous) for both Minetime and Minecraft itself, so I am creating this thread to keep everyone in the know about what has happened and what's next.

    Minecraft Username Changing
    As you're probably already aware, Mojang enabled username changing yesterday. In the process, Mojang also released the Minecraft usernames that were reserved but not paid for (back in 2009 when you could do that), most of which were quite unique. If you want to change your username but don't know how, see this post. Here are a few facts about the username release:
    • Mojang did not release 1 or 2-character usernames
    • There are plenty of rare usernames (such as 3-character names) still available, but they probably won't be for long
    • Mojang now disallows certain username registrations that contain profanity, but this filter doesn't work very well
    Minetime and Username Changing
    Minetime has been handling username changes very well. Users who change their names have been keeping their balances, homes, ranks, mcMMO skill points, playerdata, etc. There are, however, a few plugins on Minetime that do not currently support username changing (namely ChestShop, Skywars stats and Survival claims), most of which are trivial. I am aware of all the plugins that are having issues with username changing and will be doing my best to update them as soon as possible. The reason why not all our plugins support username changing yet is due to some having issues converting data from username to UUID format.

    It has occurred to me that many users have changed their usernames to resemble Minetime, Minetime staff members, or my Minecraft username. I have seen accounts like MinetimeStaff, MinetimeHelper, and dozens of CollinPotato-esque accounts such as Collin_Potato. I'm not sure if these accounts have been registered with the intent of impersonation or just for fun, but you should know that they're not officially connected to Minetime or me in any way.

    If you have changed your Minecraft username and want to change your Minetime forums username change to reflect your new Minecraft username, you can do so by emailing emily. However, Emily will only change your forums username if: a. your current forums username is exactly the same as or closely resembles your old Minecraft username, b. the username you want your forums name changed to is available on the forums, and c. the username you want your forums name changed to is exactly the same as or closely resembles your new Minecraft username.

    CollinPotato to Collin Transition
    Personally I was able to grab a lot of great usernames yesterday such as "The" and "Collin". I will eventually stop using "CollinPotato" and switch to "Collin" once I get the account a Minecon cape. I have been considering phasing out the CollinPotato persona for a while, and now that I have the Minecraft username Collin, it seems easier. Once I move to the Minecraft account Collin I will also change my forums username to Collin. I still haven't figured out what I'm going to do about my Twitter username, though. Impersonation won't be an issue, as I will still be reserving "CollinPotato" on Minecraft, the forums, etc.. I never actually chose the username CollinPotato. My friend Simon made my Minecraft account for me back in 2011 when he basically forced me to get Minecraft and it just kind of stuck (yeah, I owe a lot to Simon). Most Minetimers address me as Collin already, so hopefully this won't be too awkward.

    What's Next for Minetime
    I have recently reset and updated the Creative and Prison servers. The administrators and I are now turning our attention to PvpFest, Survival and Skywars and will likely be replacing the Survival Games server with something else. PvpFest is the top priority at the moment. The build team is getting close to finishing their amazing new PvpFest map. I probably won't change the fundamentals of PvpFest very much, but Survival and Skywars are likely going to get completely overhauled. Each of these servers will soon be updated to legitimate 1.8, reset, and changed for the better (as I have done with Creative and Prison). I have also been keeping an eye out for potential new staff members, but I'm not going to be hiring them just yet, so please be patient.

    I hope you find the information in this thread to be helpful! Thanks for reading and stay classy.
     
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  2. StarfletcherBANNED

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    Good to hear Collin.
     
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  3. ManicMiner__

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    Thanks for the update! Can't wait for the skyblock plugins to update.
     
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  4. jamie370

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    Thanks Collin for the update! Maybe i'll see you at minecon :p
     
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  5. ManicMiner__

    ManicMiner__ Forum Enthusiast

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    It's in the uk ( :) ) but I'll never get tickets ( :( ).
     
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    One question, my ign is Starfletche_IsOG but I want my forum name Starfletcher_IsOG.
     
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  7. Collin

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    Sorry, but I can't do that because Minetime forums usernames must be between 2 and 16 characters and that name has 17.
     
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  8. ManicMiner__

    ManicMiner__ Forum Enthusiast

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    Star you could do Star_IsOG?
     
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    No. I dont wish that to be. I like being a "Fletcher".
    Alright. I'll just ask for it to be Starfletche_IsOG.
     
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    Or
    just without the underscore?
     
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    Nah. I like the underscore. Its fine. Really.
     
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    Hello collin my new username is LewisPotato could i have it changed on the website please
     
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    If you want it changed, follow the instructions that he stated. Email Emily following the username and forum name rules.
     
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  14. daelwolf

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    IMO, Starfletcher is a cooler IGN.
    Read the OP.
     
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  15. LUCASBRAGZ

    LUCASBRAGZ Dedicated Minetimer

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    Nice, can't wait.
     
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    Thanks David. I'll sleep on it.
     
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    Np. I just wanted to give my opinion.
     
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  18. Ollie

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    Thanks for the update!
     
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  19. ADAMATOR1234

    ADAMATOR1234 Forum Enthusiast

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    Hate usernames with numbers (I know my has some, but I'm used to it now) and weird letters after underscores.
     
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    Hi
     
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