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Is there anyway I can change my user name without having to start a new Springfield?

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What I know of there is but you might loose your progress

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  • ArminsFrozenPeas
    136 posts
    edited August 2013
    You can do it on the Origin website. I had two towns and I decided to use the second one as my primary one in future so I switched the names with no problems.
  • chessfan12
    50 posts
    edited August 2013
    I just did. All my progress in Tapped Out, and other Origin games, was saved. The stuff on the forums was not, though.
  • spankyKALX
    189 posts Member
    edited August 2013
    i have heard of people losing their progress in the past so i would wait for a few more confirmations that this works.
  • Indys2nd
    1906 posts Member
    edited August 2013
    Why couldn't he just change his game name and use his old name on the forum to keep his post count? I have one neighbor who posts here that did just that.
  • Z94wzE60x8
    313 posts
    edited August 2013
    indys2nd wrote:
    Why couldn't he just change his game name and use his old name on the forum to keep his post count? I have one neighbor who posts here that did just that.

    I'm a girl :P
    But how exactly do you change the game name? I'm not going to do it unless I know for sure that it will work. It's not worth losing all my stuff, I've got quite a few things you can't get anymore like the Mapple Store and the flower shop and Whacking Day stuff.
    It's not really worth it just to change the name to something else. I'm not quite sure how I even wound up with this strange automated name to begin with.
  • NeoSEC28
    39609 posts Member
    edited August 2013
    Ahh the external question that has many varied answers! :?

    There have been many people on here in the past who have stated that when they changed their user name here they lost their game as well, and there has been people who have stated it has been fine.

    What i believe it maybe is the following:

    If your user name/email is the same as your game then it not a good idea to change your name , But if your game information is different to your forum details then it should be fine :)

    Hope that all makes sense :)


    Edit: Oh yeah if you do change your details on the forum all post counts would be lost
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  • Indys2nd
    1906 posts Member
    edited August 2013
    Z94wzE60x8 wrote:
    indys2nd wrote:
    Why couldn't he just change his game name and use his old name on the forum to keep his post count? I have one neighbor who posts here that did just that.

    I'm a girl :P
    But how exactly do you change the game name? I'm not going to do it unless I know for sure that it will work. It's not worth losing all my stuff, I've got quite a few things you can't get anymore like the Mapple Store and the flower shop and Whacking Day stuff.
    It's not really worth it just to change the name to something else. I'm not quite sure how I even wound up with this strange automated name to begin with.

    Look a few posts up. Someone mentioned you can do it on the origin website. It can't be done on the ipad. You need to download origin to your computer.

    When I first signed up, I could pick my own name. That's something if they assign it to you now. I can understand why you'd want to change it.
  • datasurgeon
    1878 posts Member
    edited August 2013
    I didn't have any forum progress but I changed my non de jur. It use to be NaNoo75155

    What a way to make a 100 post and still no avatar
  • Indys2nd
    1906 posts Member
    edited August 2013
    I didn't have any forum progress but I changed my non de jur. It use to be NaNoo75155

    What a way to make a 100 post and still no avatar

    Keep posting tonight and I believe you'll finally have one. (That's how I did it.) :mrgreen:

    By the way, congrats on the 100 posts. 8)
  • datasurgeon
    1878 posts Member
    edited August 2013
    indys2nd wrote:
    I didn't have any forum progress but I changed my non de jur. It use to be NaNoo75155

    What a way to make a 100 post and still no avatar

    Keep posting tonight and I believe you'll finally have one. (That's how I did it.) :mrgreen:

    By the way, congrats on the 100 posts. 8)

    Thank you

    I saw an old post about the promotion on the 22th of the months and a moderator confirmed it
  • NeoSEC28
    39609 posts Member
    edited August 2013
    I saw an old post about the promotion on the 22th of the months and a moderator confirmed it

    Promotion day is tomorrow the 22nd so depending on where you are it may be tomorrow or like me it is the 22nd now! :lol:

    You will receive a PM stating you have been promoted :) No PM means no promotion.....Fingers crossed for you :thumbup:
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  • snowyriver32
    1528 posts Member
    edited August 2013
    NeoSEC28 wrote:
    I saw an old post about the promotion on the 22th of the months and a moderator confirmed it

    Promotion day is tomorrow the 22nd so depending on where you are it may be tomorrow or like me it is the 22nd now! :lol:

    You will receive a PM stating you have been promoted :) No PM means no promotion.....Fingers crossed for you :thumbup:

    How do promotions work? Is it automated or is it a moderator?
    I've 250+ posts with no avatar :?
    Hopefully the promotion santa will visit me tonight :D
  • spankyKALX
    189 posts Member
    edited August 2013
    fingers crossed for me too!
  • NeoSEC28
    39609 posts Member
    edited August 2013
    NeoSEC28 wrote:
    I saw an old post about the promotion on the 22th of the months and a moderator confirmed it

    Promotion day is tomorrow the 22nd so depending on where you are it may be tomorrow or like me it is the 22nd now! :lol:

    You will receive a PM stating you have been promoted :) No PM means no promotion.....Fingers crossed for you :thumbup:

    How do promotions work? Is it automated or is it a moderator?
    I've 250+ posts with no avatar :?
    Hopefully the promotion santa will visit me tonight :D

    Promotion is nothing to do with post count mate, it is done on the 22nd of each month via a random selection, providing you are active around the 21st / 22nd you should get picked :)

    People may say this isnt so but trust me it is how it works :lol:

    Hopefully today is your day :) You will receive a PM in your inbox stating you have been promoted btw
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  • snowyriver32
    1528 posts Member
    edited August 2013
    NeoSEC28 wrote:
    NeoSEC28 wrote:
    I saw an old post about the promotion on the 22th of the months and a moderator confirmed it

    Promotion day is tomorrow the 22nd so depending on where you are it may be tomorrow or like me it is the 22nd now! :lol:

    You will receive a PM stating you have been promoted :) No PM means no promotion.....Fingers crossed for you :thumbup:

    How do promotions work? Is it automated or is it a moderator?
    I've 250+ posts with no avatar :?
    Hopefully the promotion santa will visit me tonight :D

    Promotion is nothing to do with post count mate, it is done on the 22nd of each month via a random selection, providing you are active around the 21st / 22nd you should get picked :)

    People may say this isnt so but trust me it is how it works :lol:

    Hopefully today is your day :) You will receive a PM in your inbox stating you have been promoted btw

    Thanks! I knew that it was coming up and i gave up a camping trip to stay here at school and contribute as much as I can :D
  • NeoSEC28
    39609 posts Member
    edited August 2013
    Thanks! I knew that it was coming up and i gave up a camping trip to stay here at school and contribute as much as I can :D

    Really?? Thats some dedication right there 1wc01R2.gif
    Volunteer EA Senior Moderator
  • hasanmohamma
    1801 posts Member
    edited August 2013
    ^ Agreed
  • mbrattin34
    74 posts
    edited August 2013
    indys2nd wrote:
    Why couldn't he just change his game name and use his old name on the forum to keep his post count? I have one neighbor who posts here that did just that.

    I heard its possible :P
  • Indys2nd
    1906 posts Member
    edited August 2013
    mbrattin34 wrote:
    indys2nd wrote:
    Why couldn't he just change his game name and use his old name on the forum to keep his post count? I have one neighbor who posts here that did just that.

    I heard its possible :P

    :lol: Were your ears burning? Hi neighbor! :mrgreen:
  • dreadydrea
    201 posts
    edited August 2013
    NeoSEC28 wrote:
    Ahh the external question that has many varied answers! :?

    There have been many people on here in the past who have stated that when they changed their user name here they lost their game as well, and there has been people who have stated it has been fine.

    What i believe it maybe is the following:

    If your user name/email is the same as your game then it not a good idea to change your name , But if your game information is different to your forum details then it should be fine :)

    Hope that all makes sense :)


    Edit: Oh yeah if you do change your details on the forum all post counts would be lost


    This may explain why my start date changed from March to July. I did make some changes in Origin. Doh!
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