We can no longer rename our vikings

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I don't know how long this has been a thing and how many people know about it but I just found out today that we can no longer change our viking's name. I saw someone in the chat say that they can't change their name anymore so I decided to check out my journal profile page and I saw the option to change your name is gone. I figure the reason it was removed is because people were abusing it.(For example, frequently changing names to try to avoid getting into trouble)

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Forgot to say that the reason I posted this thread is because I know a lot of people used this feature and everyone who didn't know about it yet would want to know that it's been removed.

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It's likely that they removed this feature to re-evaluate how names can be made . However this hurts players who make a name to start playing sod and than can't change later. It's already difficult to make a new name since they removed being able to put a gap .I assume so when a player is reported they can't quick hide and replace name .

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I agree. Some people don't know what name to use at first so they just keyboard smash or type something like "allthenamesaretaken" or "cantthinkofaname" and later on they may think of a good name and want to change their name and now they can't. I agree with Hypergoof. People who abuse things are the reason we can't have nice things. The bad people have spoiled it for the good people once again.

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I'm thankful I changed my viking name before then from my ol' cringy 'EmberGuardIceaMoonborn' to a much simpler, more appealing, 'LadyArthin'

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Wiggles the Whispering D.eath ate my subject

It's like a reverse update. (I don't know if anyone remembers but in the past we origanally couldn't change our viking names without deleating said viking and remaking them from scratch)

I'm guessing it's for the same reason everyone else is guessing. People probubly abused it and now we can't have nice things.

...Can't say we didn't see it coming. When the update origanally happened a few people were like "Won't this make it h.arder to ban troublemakers and hackers?"

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That is true, but wouldn't some people in the future wish to change their viking name? This did solve many problems, but hackers can indeed still create more vikings to cause trouble with.

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Wiggles the Whispering D.eath ate my subject

I'm not making judgement on whether it's good or bad. I'm just saying, they gave it to us, somebody abused it...so they took it away. And worse, people saw it coming when they origanally gave it to us.

It's up in the air whether we'll ever get the feature back again but it seems unlikely right now.

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I remember before the name change feature was added to the game.

 

Yeah, I wasn't super surprised when I found out about it being removed because my very first thought was that there was probably abuse of it going on so they decided to remove it.

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I have a feeling this has been done due to impersonation issues. It's happened pretty often recently.

I don't think changing one's name will get one out of trouble, unless its trouble with other users.

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oh really? dang. :/ thanks for letting us know, though! i hope i changed my viking's old cringy name lol

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Wait.. Excuse me WHAT??!! Ohhh come on! That's terrible! Wasn't the game like this in 2013 - 14? They did this AGAIN? In 2021?? Come on that's.. That's messed up! I'm lucky enough to have changed my name before this terrible update. Eh. I wanted to keep changing it every once in a while. I guess i'll stick with thecreepyrider forever from now on. Not that i hate my name, but i would have preferred to switch it from time to time.

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At least the random name Candleshade stuck. I never changed mine, and I guess I never will since I don't have the option anymore...

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