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I am attempting to create a Minecraft account. On youtube, I have seen the account creation screen. However, when I click the register link, I am redirected to the Mojang website and I have no option to change my screen name. How can I create an account if I can't get to the normal register screen?

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closed as off topic by LessPop_MoreFizz, Frank, Wipqozn, Ash, Ktash Feb 16 '13 at 4:37

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Since you've made it clear that you're trying to get around having to buy Minecraft, and piracy is very much off-topic on Arqade, I have voted to close your question. – Frank Feb 16 '13 at 4:33
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Registration has changed since Minecraft was first released. You no longer get a Minecraft account. Instead, you register a Mojang account using your email address. Once you have a Mojang account and have paid to make it a premium account, you will have the ability to choose a screen name and log into Minecraft with your Mojang account.

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I have a Mojang account. How do I change my screen name? – user1919496 Feb 16 '13 at 0:25
I know I'm a noob, but if you help me I will mark this as answer. – user1919496 Feb 16 '13 at 0:33
@user1919496: Have you bought the game? The indications I'm getting from the help pages is you register your screen name when you buy the game. – MBraedley Feb 16 '13 at 0:45
@user1919496: You're going to want to stop right there before you get yourself in trouble with the community. We do not condone piracy of any sort. Even if that isn't your intention, the mere appearance of piracy makes some of us a bit twitchy. – MBraedley Feb 16 '13 at 1:30
@user The screen name is what you're buying when you pay. – SevenSidedDie Feb 16 '13 at 2:06

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