Sony Surveying Users on Potential PSN ID Changes

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  1. Bimmel

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    It will be like in steam, where everyone has a new nickname every week. Awesome!
     
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  2. Jonna

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    Exactly. I do recognize that people had horrible names years ago that they want to change now, but hopefully Sony will have a system in place to limit how often it gets changed. I'm not ready to accidentally delete an online friend from my list, because he's now a fourth name away from his original in a two week span that I don't recognize.
     
  3. Tom Bombadildo

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    I mean, they're likely going to charge you when you want to change your username like Xbox Live does, that's basically a guarantee. Unless you have friends willing to throw away $10 or whatever every other day for name changes, that's likely not going to be any kind of problem.
     
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  4. Gon Freecss

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    Of course we want to!
     
  5. chrisrlink

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    thank god i made such a childish id "pkmntrainerchris" i want to change it i wish sony threw in one free id change on launch for current ID holders hmmmmmm what should i change it to though?
     
  6. Pluupy

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    I have always kind of had the same ethic for usernames since I was a kid so i've never had a desire to change a name. I always use latins words or something occult. Pluupy is the wildest username i've ever come up with only because I wanted "Puppy" but it is usually taken.
     
  7. huntertron1

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    hmmm. is it free id change or paid like xbox?
     
  8. Robfozz

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    You already can buy the PSN Settings pass, its called PS Plus
     
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    MS has been doing it for years ;')
    10 quid a change.
     
  10. FAST6191

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    never taken, never in style, never out of style.
    Also never signed up for live nor psn.

    That said I like people making assumptions when I am using one of the lame names friends and such made in a moment of lack of inspiration.
     
  11. DarthDub

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    After this they need to implement wishlist adding/viewing on PS4 consoles.
     
  12. Retinal_FAILURE

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    No never gonna change mine. Thought about what has to do with all video games, sight, and made a joke on it. Retinal_FAILURE
     
  13. cracker

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    Above all, I'd prefer sorting of the download list to actually be able to find what I already own on PS3 before I have to renew my PSN account as it is useless for my PS4 and Vitas now
     
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    That could easily be circumvented by having a "Previously known as:" section if you highlight it or whatever.
     
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  15. netovsk

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    Not me, I got the exact username I wanted many years ago. But of course this can be a nagging issue for some.
     
  16. YugiSenpai

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    They can add a previous names bar or something.
     
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  17. Dionicio3

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    I have a very gay PSN name that I want to change, so I hope we will be able to do this soon
     
  18. Pedeadstrian

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    You should never use your real name as a username.
     
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  19. Dionicio3

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    Its not my real name lol
     
  20. Foxi4

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    Yes, this should be a standard issue. There's absolutely no reason why I shouldn't be able to change my ID at will, I'm just a number on their system anyway, the ID is just my personal form of identification. While they're making the system better, they should also include the ability to change your country of residence and, by extension, currency. People move, y'know. I would quite happily change my country of origin just to be able to use pound sterling, now that I'm based in the UK, but I was told that it requires a special request and it basically removes all of the content and trophies I've amassed so far. I am not sacrificing bushels of money, I may just as well start a new account - nothing's stopping me. It's kind of silly that having multiple accounts is the only reasonable solution for a problem that can be fixed with a drop-down box.
     
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