Starcraft II - Name Changes Incoming!

Posted Tue, Aug 17, 2010 by Mem

Were you one of the unfortunate few who in their frenzy to install and play Starcraft II who chose a name you have now come to regret? Don’t feel to badly as you are most certainly not alone in this mistake. More than a few people had no idea that the names they were choosing would be forever linked to their Starcraft accounts. As such many players are stuck with names they would rather not be displayed to the general public.  

Blizzard however has decided to come to the rescue and answer the cries of the many players facing this situation and in a stroke of generosity are offering a one time chance at a free name change in the near future.

In some cases, people chose character names that don't represent their usual multiplayer nicknames, as they were unaware of how the character names were being used. It's important to us that everyone is represented by a name of their choosing in their multiplayer games, ladders, and on the forums and community site.

So if you feel your name isn’t quite the face you want to show to the rest of the Starcraft world keep an eye out for the upcoming name change and make it count because you will only get one for free. However for those players who can’t seem to get it right on the first or second try Blizzard will also begin offering a name changing service for Starcraft II. This name changing service will be  similar to the one offered for World of Warcraft and players who choose to use it will be charged a small fee.

Personally, while I am more than happy with my Starcraft II user name, I think it’s a great thing Blizzard is doing by offering these free name changes to players that weren’t so lucky. I wonder though after the first initial free name change how many people will actually pay for another. I doubt that it will be as popular as the name change feature in WoW, but I’ve been wrong before, so we can only wait and see.

Will you be using the free name change? Would you consider paying for a name change in Starcraft II? Join us on our forums and share your thoughts. Or visit the offical Starcraft II page for more details.

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