PlayStation You may now change your PSN Name

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  1. Demon_Skeith

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    Rejoice PlayStation fans, your username, which if you made out of boredom or a joke, may now be changed into something else! Though it won't be perfect.

    Starting in 2019, you may now change your PSN name once, which if you wish to do so afterwards will cost you $10 USD or $5 USD if your a PSN+ member. Sony did want to make the following clear to those who wish to change their names:

    So, what will become your new name?
     
  2. froggyboy604

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    It is expensive that it cost $5 to $10 to change a PSN name after the first name change.
     
  3. Demon_Skeith

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    I think its a deterrent to keep people from changing their names on a whim.
     
  4. cm2

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    Just read these warnings:

    Important Information Before Changing your Online ID:

    Not all games and applications for PS4™, PS3™, PS Vita, and other PlayStation® systems support the Online ID change feature. If you change your Online ID:
    • You may lose access to content (including paid-for content) that you have acquired for your games, including content like add-ons and virtual currency.
    • You may lose your progress within games, including game saved data, leaderboard data and progress toward trophies.
    • Parts of your games and applications might not function properly, both online and offline.
    • Your previous Online ID(s) may remain visible to you and other players in some places.
     
  5. IntoxNitram

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    Sad they haven't integrated it perfectly but its good we're getting it regardless and it should work itself out for everything from this point forward. I have no need to change my name though.
     
  6. Demon_Skeith

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    same for me, my username will go with me to my tombstone grave.
     
  7. NameGervin

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    With the disadvantages, I'll keep my username, I don't play online anyway.
     
  8. Demon_Skeith

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    where is the fun in that?
     
  9. NameGervin

    NameGervin Well-Known Member Full GL Member

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    I'm a simple man. :p
     
  10. Demon_Skeith

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    So am I.
     
  11. froggyboy604

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    The disadvantages of changing an ID name is worse than choosing to not change an unwanted ID name. Some people may end up losing many hours of gameplay, game data, achievements, and hundreds to thousands of dollars worth in digital content like games, add-ons, and virtual currency.

    I feel one of the advantages of physical disc games is that you still have a copy of the game even after you change your ID and other technical problems like Sony losing your ID causing you to lose access to your digital games, and users can sell a physical game after no longer feeling the game is worth playing because Sony lost a user's DLC and in-game currency after a ID change.
     
  12. NameGervin

    NameGervin Well-Known Member Full GL Member

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    This is a reason why I doubt digital copies.

    Allowing change name will cause a domino effect on their system, I also think there be more system problem in the near future.
     
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