Indie studio Rusty Lake is answerable for puzzle adventures like Rusty Lake Resort, The White Door, and the Dice Escape collection. Like everybody else on Discord, the studio wants to decide on a brand new username as a part of the shift Discord is at present rolling out, eliminating the outdated system where everybody had a four-digit quantity referred to as a discriminator connected to the top of their title. Rusty Lake was fortunate sufficient to be provided the prospect to order a username comparatively early within the course of, however, would not you recognize it, any person else obtained there first. 

In a warning to different indie builders posted to Twitter, Rusty Lake wrote, “We simply obtained an e mail that we, as Verified House owners, might lastly submit a brand new username and wow… ‘rustylake’ is already taken! If we as a server proprietor with 240K+ members cannot even declare it…”

As Rusty Lake went on to elucidate, this is a matter as a result of “Now we now have a danger of impersonation + additional authorized prices to file a potential trademark infringement.” The studio reached out to Discord help to ask for assist coping with the scenario, and obtained “an computerized response e mail to this subject and the comply with up is directing us to a different helpdesk.”

Again when Discord introduced that everybody would wish to decide on a brand new username, it defined the explanation behind the change: practically half of all pal requests on the platform fail to attach with the right person. That is a major problem, and but it hasn’t stopped Discord from constructing a userbase of virtually 200 million. No, I do not perceive why it is so in style both.

This is not the primary time somebody has squatted on a Discord username. The names of a number of in style streamers like “pewdiepie” and “ksi” have been taken earlier within the course of, although Discord has since reverted them and reserved the usernames for his or her rightful house owners. In the meantime, a petition began by Discord customers who need the platform to maintain the numerical discriminators has over 15,000 signatures.