I recently changed my minecraft name. when I log into a server like mineplex, and I do /friend it doesn't work. also I'll be in a call with friends, and for me it says I'm on the server, but my friends will say I'm not. Its very annoying and stressful. Sometimes my chat will get spammed saying cant connect to sign location, and just spam different chords.

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    There are some plugins that work with your name and not with your id. Therefore if you change your name you lose your "id" for that plugins.
    – Gerret
    Aug 26, 2016 at 21:25

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Some plugins uses the username instead of the UUID, thats why it dosent work. If the plugin used UUID instead of the username, it should have worked perfectly.


The /friend bug happens in 95% of the time because you are on the European server (eu.mineplex.com) and your friends are on the American server (us.mineplex.com) or vice versa. You can't play together, and on the friends list it shows you that your friend is offline for "13.7 seconds" and similar things. Make sure you're all on one of the two servers.


If you changed your name offline it won't work. It may be a glitch, email Mojang at their website to find out.

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