Hi new member here. I've searched through all the threads and forums, and get the general gist -- no at this time it's not possible to change a Chief name, nor disable chat. This HAS to be made a priority to do so. Here's why.
My son (who is 8), with my permission (since he needs my AppleID and GameCenter ID and password to d/l anything) downloaded COC from the app store about a month ago. We let him play it almost every day for a few minutes, he really likes it, even when he's getting creamed in battles, that's fine. I didn't pay much attention to it until today, I thought I'd check out how it works in detail. First of all, when he first downloaded it, apparently he put his whole real name in as a Chief name. Why doesn't it default to the GameCenter ID/Name? I'll be ****ed if my minor son is going to be exposed to the internet world like this. Who knows what weirdos are out there trolling for kids.
Secondly, apparently there is no way to turn off chat? Only to report someone after the fact?
These 2 items ring HUGE alarm bells in my parental head. Game is good one, but unless you immediately update it so that one can change the Chief name (c'mon, it's not like the username is THE key, right? you have to be using a GUID or something else underneath, otherwise that's extremely poor design), and turn off chat, then Supercell is opening itself up LEGALLY to be an accessory for enabling pedophiles to contact and talk to and find kids.
Thanks for addressing my concerns.