New information:We are currently in the process of removing inactive display names. The process can take some time, as we are performing this action on tens of millions of names. Before the first batch of names has been released, we will make you aware of the release by way of a news post.
We’re updating the way character names work, so now you can grab that name you’ve had your eye on since you completed Cook’s Assistant and change your name more often.
Members will continue to get one free name change per month, and we’re now offering you an alternative way to change your name as many times as you like on top of this. Redeem one Bond to swap your name for another, completely bypassing name change waiting time of one month.
As well as offering this new name change service, we’re working to release character names from dormant accounts. If you’re a member, you’ll be able to take one of the names we release completely free, as long as you haven’t changed your name in the last month.
Don’t worry though, your character name is safe. As long as you’re a member or recently active free player, your name is yours to keep for as long as you want it.
We’ll only be recovering character names from the following accounts:
- Former members who haven’t logged into their account for 2 years
- Players who have never been a member who also haven’t logged into their account for 6 months
We’ll be sending out emails to all accounts affected. If that includes you, all you need to do to keep your character name safe is log into your account within the next seven days.
So, if you’re having an identity crisis or just fancy a change, redeem a Bond now to change your name and keep your eyes peeled. We’ll be releasing a list of the names we’ve made available, in batches, within the next few weeks.
The RuneScape Team
We're looking at starting to release inactive names 2-3 weeks from now. We'll announce more details closer to the time. The releases will be done in batches over the course of (hopefully) a fortnight.
We will also be watching closely to guard against name resellers and mass-hording. RWT for character names is not allowed and we'll ban any and all accounts used by someone for such mass name selling.
We have created a wiki page with lots of answers to your questions - Here!
You can submit display names which you beleive should not be released using the dedicated thread.
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07-Jul-2014 10:58:31 - Last edited on 29-Jul-2014 09:03:56 by Mod Balance