As of today, players are able to change their Minecraft usernames. This change is based on UUIDs introduced in newer versions of Minecraft. However, older versions of Minecraft, including versions of the servers we're running, this UUID system is not implemented. Due to this, all player data, including ranks, donator perks, inventories, and GP, are bound to your Minecraft username, not a UUID. Therefore, changing your username currently is the same as creating a brand new account. Everyone who is considering changing their usernames are highly urged to wait for a solution to this, as we will not be able to transfer everything over for everyone who changes their username. Again, if you change your username, you WILL lose EVERYTHING, we cannot at this time do much, if anything, about it. To anyone who has already changed their username, the only thing we are able to switch over is your donator rank, but you will need to create a thread on the forums.
TL;DR: Don't change your username.
- EC Staff