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Miss Lioness
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Character Name Clean-up

We’re updating the way character names work, so now you can grab that name you’ve had your eye on since you completed Cook’s Assistant and change your name more often.

Members will continue to get one free name change per month, and we’re now offering you an alternative way to change your name as many times as you like on top of this. Redeem one Bond to swap your name for another, completely bypassing name change waiting time of one month.

 

As well as offering this new name change service, we’re working to release character names from dormant accounts. If you’re a member, you’ll be able to take one of the names we release completely free, as long as you haven’t changed your name in the last month.

 

Don’t worry though, your character name is safe. As long as you’re a member or recently active free player, your name is yours to keep for as long as you want it.

We’ll only be recovering character names from the following accounts:

  • Former members who haven’t logged into their account for 2 years
  • Players who have never been a member who also haven’t logged into their account for 6 months

We’ll be sending out emails to all accounts affected. If that includes you, all you need to do to keep your character name safe is log into your account within the next seven days.

So, if you’re having an identity crisis or just fancy a change, redeem a Bond now to change your name and keep your eyes peeled. We’ll be releasing a list of the names we’ve made available, in batches, within the next few weeks.

 

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Tim
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I still can't get a unique popular name. -.-

 

Horray for black-market hoardists.


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Mylez
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They're not released yet Tim :P



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Tim
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Tim

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Bahhhh. Still wish Jagex cracked down on name black markets. :(


Popoto.~<3


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Saru Inc
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Bahhhh. Still wish Jagex cracked down on name black markets. :(

 

This, of course, assumes that Jagex isn't the name black market.

 

:uhh:


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if i use a bond to change my name twice, does my name immediately become available?

 

answer: it does if you do 2 changes


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Is it a one-time cleanup? Or we'll have to log in onto our account once every 6 months/2 years forever to keep our name?


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Yeeee

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Alg
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Yeeee

BRB TAKING THAT



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D. V. Devnull
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Is it a one-time cleanup? Or we'll have to log in onto our account once every 6 months/2 years forever to keep our name?

I want to know about this as well. :geek:
 
 

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Yeeee

Damn them stepping it up so soon, those corporate bastards! I don't need to play (or want to play) anymore, but I shouldn't lose my original login name over it under any circumstances. I hope logging into FunOrb will be enough, as I really can't go losing 700 MB of disk space right now without ticking someone else off.  Heck, does Jagex understand the impersonation that can (AND WILL) occur over this kind of crap happening?!?!? :angry:


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Ammako
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You don't instantly start downloading 700mb of cache once you log in, though.
You can just log in to lobby, then exit and close the client. Shouldn't download more than a few KBs, if not a few MBs.

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D. V. Devnull
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You don't instantly start downloading 700mb of cache once you log in, though.
You can just log in to lobby, then exit and close the client. Shouldn't download more than a few KBs, if not a few MBs.

That hasn't been my mileage in the past.  Every time I generate a fresh cache directory, that much space is pretty much instantly lost.  At least until I kill the cache directory again.  It's like RS's applet enjoys slurping up available disk space on me. :(

 

~Mr. D. V. "What you've seen isn't what I've seen." Devnull

 

 

 

(p.s.: I've already reached the point where I know I would be out of my mind to ever load that applet again.)


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I really dislike the idea that they pawn off people's usernames in the first place. A username is an identity, it shouldn't be taken away from you. Especially not after 6 months.


-Sobend

 

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Ammako
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IMO it should have the same restrictions as before; if the account has at least one skill above 30 then it gets to keep the name.
Then if the account doesn't meet those requirements, after 6 months the name is removed.

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Alg
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At the same time, though, there's really no reason to preserve the name of someone who hasn't played in close to a decade... Though the fact that they're so squeamish about listing players' original usernames limits it somewhat.



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strilmus
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I really dislike the idea that they pawn off people's usernames in the first place. A username is an identity, it shouldn't be taken away from you. Especially not after 6 months.

 

on the other end, there are people that camp names, in accounts that have never really been used, numbering in the thousands

 

most of these aren't even planned to be sold, they just want to own those names

 

do these accounts add value?


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D. V. Devnull
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<<<snip>>>

 

(p.s.: I've already reached the point where I know I would be out of my mind to ever load that applet again.)

And then I couldn't get an answer to whether or not I could use FunOrb or the website login page.  Damnit, I hate having to break down and load that blasted applet, but that's just what I had to do last Friday.  I am NOT going to let anyone on the net impersonate me on RuneScape. :wall:

 

~D. V. "I want to hit somebody at Jagex sooooooooooo badly right now!" Devnull


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My FriendList is full of my old time friends that have quit a while ago, I keep them because sometimes one logs in and it makes my day! With this I guess I will log in one day and I will have a list full of "#player712940" and such?


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I hope i can nab "urza."



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Finally! I can get Zezima.

 

:twss:


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