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SAAG2006

SAAG2006

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Hey all. I was just playing OSRS and my account randomly shut down. I tried to log back in and it said my account is still not logged out from the last session. then once I logged in, it is telling me I need to change my name?? my name has been Machine Gun for years!!!! This is the first time i've bought membership in half a year, and I could barely afford it. Now, I can't even talk in chat or to friend because I have no username. It tells me Machine Gun has been taken.. WHY?! NOW I CAN'T EVEN PLAY TODAY!! ARE YOU KIDDING ME? HOW ABOUT A WARNING BEFORE YOU GO AND SHUT SOMEONES ACCOUNT DOWN THAT IS A MEMBER?!? Machine Gun is not an inappropriate name. PEOPLE PLAY CALL OF DUTY AND SHOOTING GAMES ALL THE TIME

07-Aug-2019 16:52:22 - Last edited on 07-Aug-2019 18:30:17 by SAAG2006

Asahel Frost
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Hi there.

Ok, well given recent news, I guess someone reported the name, and Jagex decided that under the circumstances, it was not appropriate name. You'll just have to accept Jagex's decision I'm afraid.

You will be able to set a new name on the account (either via the RS3 client, or the website Account page), and continue playing.
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07-Aug-2019 16:57:08

Mrs Ana

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One can only assume that Machine Gun has been deemed inappropriate by Jagex. Yes, you have stated that this name has been in your possession for years, but it seems like it has recently been added to the list of banned usernames. There has been lots of mass shootings in the United States so probably someone felt offended and reported it. • Ana •

07-Aug-2019 16:57:26 - Last edited on 07-Aug-2019 16:58:06 by Mrs Ana

Hmm
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Hmm

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I mean a few hundred years ago we were killing each other with swords and bows constantly, we had entire crusades and wars, yet the entire game is based about it. Nevermind people are still being shanked in prisons or mugged with knives on the street, it's not like this is a happy game like Stardew valley (and even that has combat!)

Frankly I think Jagex has stepped too far with this decision, especially given the amount of names people have that are drugs and sex related but get nothing done against them.

07-Aug-2019 17:01:01 - Last edited on 07-Aug-2019 17:02:14 by Hmm

Hmm
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Hmm

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It's rare for an account to have action taken against it for a name just because of the name itself. In the worst case, the name may be lost forever. But I highly doubt you'll have to worry about losing the account, you'll just lose its name but keep all your stats, items, etc.

07-Aug-2019 18:40:18

SAAG2006

SAAG2006

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Thanks for passing this post along, I am not happy about being unable to reach my friends, my clan, I can’t trade, I can barely do anything without my name. I am extremely mad about it being in the midst of my membership. I was killing green dragon bots for money for my next membership when this happened. Now my entire day is ruined lol today was my only day off this week >:(

07-Aug-2019 18:51:41 - Last edited on 07-Aug-2019 18:55:13 by SAAG2006

a moist wand
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a moist wand

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Hmm said:
especially given the amount of names people have that are drugs and sex related but get nothing done against them.


sex creates life not destroys it. also the most natural thing anyone can do

a machine gun is designed to kill.

when suomi changed his name to kony2012, when he was rank 1 it was removed for political reasons. due to how guns in usa are atm it could also be political

also mine was removed but was given back to me shortly after.
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07-Aug-2019 19:09:32 - Last edited on 07-Aug-2019 19:20:39 by a moist wand

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