If you choose to change your name, you accept that some stuff can go wrong. We always try to avoid that, but not every plugin plays ball with changing names.
We control as much of the process as we can, but Minecraft is a complex game and we unfortunately can't guarantee that the transition will be totally smooth.
Why are name changes blocked on DWO?
Too many people abused the name change system; from picking a new random name every 30 days to picking silly ones, rude ones or names that were similar to staff names.
Why only every six months?
Names shouldn't be something people switch around like new clothes - it's a name. We think you should really just settle on one you like, and leave it at that. You don't change your real life name every month just cause you want to try something new.
Why do staff have to review the names?
While the server knows who you are when you change, people won't. We can't tell who you are immediately without having to look you up, so we can't guarantee we'll know who you are when you're asking stuff. Same goes for your friends on the server.
We also need to check you've not picked 'DoctorWho0nline', or something equally annoying.
What should I change my name to?
If you're not sure - don't! If you can't think of a new name, it's probably because you're perfectly happy with your old one. Again, don't just change for the sake of changing or you'll likely just regret it and be stuck for six months.