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can you change your username?

I have seen neighbors change their name, but I am not sure how to do it,

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  • neuroheart
    8132 posts Member
    edited June 2014
    I've seen it, as well, but it may be an "at your own risk" short of thing. There are reports of lost towns after changing.
  • badbutttuesday
    109 posts
    edited June 2014
    i changed without issue a month ago on one of my accounts.

    Download origin and go into user settings.


    oddly it took a half hour for my name change to show up so don't flip. your friends will see the new name even though it may not show up yet for you. log out and back in on TSTO after you make the change.
  • FarmerCyn
    235 posts
    edited June 2014
    I changed my name on my freemium account. I don't remember quite how, it was a year ago, but I know I couldn't do on my ipad. I had to download the origin program thingie for my computer and I think it was in the settings. I didn't have any problems with it.

    Good luck :)
  • dhlennon
    133 posts Member
    edited June 2014
    Unless it's *really* important to you, suggest leaving it as it is.

    To do it I believe you need to change your Origin ID, this would have consequences if you play any other EA games on PC, Xbox, PlayStation etc.
  • IncarceratedBart
    77 posts Member
    edited June 2014
    thanks guys. I'm downloading origin on my pc now.. I don't play any other origin games so I should be ok.
  • 00SauronHimself
    39 posts
    edited June 2014
    I changed mine via Origin. After adding a double zero in front, I get quite a bit more visiting neighbors.
  • IncarceratedBart
    77 posts Member
    edited June 2014
    changed mine to IncarceratedBart
    I think it went through successfully. :thumbup:
  • DamnedDonuts
    231 posts
    edited June 2014
    Word of warning!!!

    When I changed my name it immediately locked me out of my ea forum account. They should have a warning for that but didn't.

    So if your game name and forum name are the same be prepared to lose your forum acct and be forced to start over as a noob with no profile pic.

    Maybe there is a way to get them to change your forum name before you try to change your game name but then I would be afraid that doing so would immediately lock you out of your game in the same way it locked my forum acct.

    Good luck! :D

  • DamnedDonuts
    231 posts
    edited June 2014
    Word of warning!!!

    When I changed my name it immediately locked me out of my ea forum account. They should have a warning for that but didn't.

    So if your game name and forum name are the same be prepared to lose your forum acct and be forced to start over as a noob with no profile pic.

    Maybe there is a way to get them to change your forum name before you try to change your game name but then I would be afraid that doing so would immediately lock you out of your game in the same way it locked my forum acct.

    Good luck! :D

    you're right... I think I'm a noob again... oh well.

    Yeah, that blows.

    Maybe others will see this and be forewarned. 8)
  • TAGSfan60982
    586 posts
    edited June 2014
    Thinking I'll keep my T name then. Sigh!
  • Annathewicked
    4713 posts Member
    edited June 2014
    My town was fine after my name change- but it changes on here too..... Erases your profile pic and starts you over. 0 thread responses, that date will become the date you joined the forum, no profile pic till you get promoted again.
    Luckily, I got repromoted in a couple weeks but I've been on here a lot longer than my profile says....
    PM me- I DO need Good Neighboreenos currently
  • MrJuanMata
    5344 posts Member
    edited June 2014
    Yes! I changed mine, thankfully my town didn't delete but I hear there is a possibility that it could..
  • HQmer
    81 posts
    edited June 2014
    changed mine to IncarceratedBart
    I think it went through successfully. :thumbup:

    I assumed you would change it to a name that shows up at the beginning of the list. Changing from a J name to an I name won't significantly change your neighbor visits.
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