There is nothing quite as frustrating as being locked out of a game. Maybe the joke answer given for the security question years ago can’t be remembered, or maybe the game suddenly won’t accept the password for the account. Whatever the reason, game lockouts can lead to some serious rage, which can often take the form of a username. After all, sticking it to the corporate fat cat game company within the game itself can feel like a serious middle finger for a grave injustice. With this new rage against the machine username, gameplay can resume and the player gets the satisfaction of sticking it to the man.
Except sometimes the man sticks back. Minecraft developer Mojang has always taken pride in their sense of humor, sneaking small jokes and jabs into updates and never taking itself too seriously. The Mojang Support twitter regularly tweets comical solutions to customer’s solutions, such as when a user bragged about circumventing Mojang’s name swear filter, which resulted in the Mojang rep changing the user’s name into FluffyBunny5.