Migration from Mojang to Microsoft

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    Drogo is going through the process of migrating to Microsoft accounts.
    Drogo had however, lost access to the email addresses associated with the one of his accounts.
    Access to this email is required in order to migrate from Mojang to Microsoft.
    Fortunately Drogo knew the answer to the security questions and was able to change the email address.

    Migrating to Microsoft is mandatory and before too long everyone will have to do it in order to play that account.
    Drogo believes this only applies to Java Edition.

    If any player has lost access to the email address associated with their Mojang account, or perhaps never had access if they bought the account second hand.... they may want to start looking into it.

    Anyone who has bought an account in the past without access to the email, as there are so very many for sale, like this, will be unlikely to answer the security questions or provide the information Mojang will require to change your associated email.
    These players will likely be disappearing from Minecraft forever. Anyone with such accounts may want to transfer items/balance to another account but ranks and perks will be lost.

    Drogo wonders if there will be a wave of players wanting to transfer ranks between accounts soon?

    Minecraft Microsoft Account Requirement Announced by Mojang | TechRaptor

    For anyone who has lost access to their email and need to do so via using their security questions, use this link.
    Mojang Studios Account

    If this link doesn't take you to the right page after you have logged in, right click the link and copy it. Then paste it after you log into your Mojang account.
     
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    This is quite clever by Microsoft.
    By forcing players to migrate, they will probably make hundreds of thousands of illegally sold accounts utterly useless. They will sell a lot of new accounts when this happens. An opportunity missed by Mojang.
     
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    This was an issue for me on my original copy that was bought legally via a code in 2012. I don't recall the security question answers apparently. My email no longer exists. All in all I'm simply stuck. Had to buy a whole new copy just to be able to play.
     
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    Same with me. I tried recovering the account and they needed not only the email but also all security questions answered.
     
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    silly question I know, but can I migrate multiple Mojang accounts to one Microsoft account?
     
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    Nope, you can make multiple microsoft accounts though
     
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    No.

    Those who already have a Microsoft account will be able to simply merge it with their Mojang account. However, players who have multiple Java accounts will need to migrate each one into a separate Microsoft account. Some users might need to change their username when merging if it's already used -- it won't impact their in-game name though.
     
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    wow. This will require a lot of effort...
     
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    About to merge 15 accounts. Wish me luck
     
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    15?

    Got them black market account deals
     
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    this.
     
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    Let us know how you go with that.
     
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    Yep same, I’ve only done about half so far

    I was going to reply on this earlier but forgot what I was going to say.

    I realised this was an issue a long while ago, and will result in many thousands of people without access to their accounts locked from the game. Which, in its pure form, sucks. I hate that Microsoft did this instead of just introducing it on the Mojang site and allowing an option to link it to Microsoft without all the forcy argy bargy utter bulls***.

    Yay, we’re going to remove all the illegal accounts!
    Oh wait, wasn’t this the exact same thing that happened in 2012? Except with an additional step or two?
    Yep, damn right it is!

    I could so easily buy a Mojang account off someone and use their email address for comfirmation to migrate it across. I’ve already done this with one of my accounts, which I gave to another player on the server through changing the email address with a migration.

    However, at the same time, I have to cut them some slack; the additional steps will and already have thrown many sellers off, and I feel like Microsoft will more restrictfully enforce that account ToS that Mojang never did. Nonetheless, I’m still gonna be sad that I can’t buy unmigrated full access accounts for $3 anymore.
     
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    Wait so are you saying I have a chance at getting an account back if I remember the security questions and password but just forgot the email!??!

    How did you do that?
     
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    skaM couldn't have said this better himself.
     
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    Drogo is sure there are players who ignore the prompt to migrate given by the Minecraft launcher and are unaware that it is mandatory. In a couple months there may well be major panic to migrate.

    Drogo also knows that some people acting on it now are having trouble with it.

    Although it is not Skyblock responsibility to alert players to this need to migrate, it might alleviate issues when it happens and people who have to create new accounts start asking for rank transfers or compensation for items/balance lost to inaccessible accounts.

    It might also result in chargebacks on lost accounts.

    As not everyone reads forum posts it might be an idea to add it as an in game announcement.
     
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    Yea I have one account to migrate and haven't done it yet I'm just delaying the inevitable at this point
     
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    My only issue with migrating is I can't use mine chat if I do.
    I find this super useful to have so I can just jump onto the server as and when I need to do something.

    I have 2 of my accounts as Microsoft accounts (the hardest part was thinking of a Microsoft account name that wasn't taken)
    I am really hesitant to move my main...

    I know I will have to at some point but then I also don't want to lol :p
    The cape isn't even pretty :/

    I am going to need persuading big time to migrate my main...
     
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    You can use Chatcraft with both Mojang and Microsoft accounts. Drogo finds it better than Minechat.
    It allows access to inventory, some view of map and ability to move around. Not a lot of use when only looking at a 2D pixelated map though. Can even claim /daily, access and use /settings and /ah(Eco)
    There is a free version with limited functionality.
     
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    I’ve been persuaded, a lot cleaner than minechat too!
    Thanks Drogo!
     
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