I'm glad to hear that it will be possible to change it, although to be perfectly honest I don't think I care anymore. It's all the same to me.
GW2 and GW1 accounts that are linked use the same account name and some people don't like that that username is a no longer valid email address is how I read that.
Aside from personal preferences though, we should be able to change the account name for simple security reasons. Glad to hear they will be putting it in. That's a great news, thanks for sharing that Prokofiova.
Yea, your right Blade. It is a good thing. I guess that I've just been waiting a bit too long for them to fix it. I've lost interest in the point. My apologies if I seemed negative on this.
Now I'm wondering. Will GW1 players who don't link to a GW2 account finally be able to change usernames, or is this reserved for linked accounts?
I don't know. But if we assume ( I know! Bad Auntie! Never assume! ) that an account is an account regardless of whether it's linked or not, this should mean that when they work out the Username thing, it'll apply to GW1, GW2 and linked accounts.
Do linked accounts have to have the same email as username? I just preordered and was wondering if I can still link my soon to be GW2 account if I use a different, functional email address to create it.
That's good to know. Just recently it occurred to me that my GW account name email isn't safe since I used it to register to Aionsource and they got hacked after that, so my info is out there somewhere. I have linked my GW account to NCSoft master account and so couldn't change the email, and after a few rounds with support they told me they couldn't change it either. I was getting pretty worried about what that would mean for me for GW2. I really hope I'll be able to change the account name completely before launch, not just the contact info.
Well, if you're worried, just change your GW password and make it a strong one.
Brute forcing is pretty hard to do on GW1 as they introduce delays the more wrong passwords you input, and they now need a character name too.