Wannes (EUW)
: I have been in IT for 25 years and have done many many project and migrations. This giving up your account name is extremely stupid and short sighted. Technically not needed and really, really hurting people. It is like giving up your Faqcebook, Insta or Twitter account. I have had a beautiful streamlined logon name for most of my major accounts and now this. Maybe it is just me I am so emotional over just an logon name, but it really hurts I needed to change that just like that afetr all those years. This is not well thought thru Riot! I cannot reuse my old name since I had an PBE account once that has been taken from me some time ago and now I am stuck with some bogus logon name! If I find out someone will one day be using my old accountname I swear to God I will install Dota! Yucks. Stupid!
> [{quoted}](name=Wannes,realm=EUW,application-id=eZuvYsEr,discussion-id=UFwwzTTh,comment-id=0013,timestamp=2019-11-27T17:24:34.056+0000) > > I have been in IT for 25 years and have done many many project and migrations. > > This giving up your account name is extremely stupid and short sighted. > > Technically not needed and really, really hurting people. > > It is like giving up your Faqcebook, Insta or Twitter account. > > I have had a beautiful streamlined logon name for most of my major accounts > and now this. > > Maybe it is just me I am so emotional over just an logon name, but it really hurts > I needed to change that just like that afetr all those years. > > This is not well thought thru Riot! > > I cannot reuse my old name since I had an PBE account once that has been taken from > me some time ago and now I am stuck with some bogus logon name! > > If I find out someone will one day be using my old accountname I swear to God > I will install Dota! > > Yucks. > > Stupid! Yup that is exactly why I am pissed aswell. It is unneccessary and badly handled. If they would have done it like they did with theyr inactive account sweeps where you have a few days to confirm your name it would have been fine. Instead now I have to log in with some dumb alternation to my name because somebody logged in earlier that day than me.
: I didn't receive an Email but all those thread are starting to get me worried. If I would need to change my name, I would have received an Email by now, right?
> [{quoted}](name=Tomandandy,realm=EUW,application-id=eZuvYsEr,discussion-id=UFwwzTTh,comment-id=0018,timestamp=2019-11-27T21:42:53.415+0000) > > I didn't receive an Email but all those thread are starting to get me worried. If I would need to change my name, I would have received an Email by now, right? Nah you get a message when you log in into League and you can´t click away the notification. Means you can´t do anything in the client until you click on the notification and change your username
Basilix (EUW)
: Forced Username change
People it´s not about offensiveness. It is them transforming League of Legends accounts into Riot accounts because this account will be used for all theyr upcoming games. I just don´t get why we need to give ourselves a new account name for that! And even worse why our usernames just get given away up for grabs without us even having the chance to say that we want to keep it. Now somebody got my old name just because they logged in earlier today than me. As I said before I logged in with that name for almost 10 years now so the chance that anybody got that name in another region longer than me is questionable and still now it´s gone just like that because Riot couldn´t just convert the accounts with the Names. If they would have done something like they did with theyr inactive account sweeps and given people a deadline to confirm theyr accounts everything would have been fine.
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