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Sahga7
Caldari
The Penetrators
Demolition Notice
Posted - 2009.03.18 09:05:00 - [1]
 

So, i have an alt account that I was training an industry char on. But I realize thats not very interesting (to me) and I was wondering what else one can do with an alt account. (When your main is a pvp pilot or not)

So, how about we make a list of things to do with your ALT.

Ill start with what i've been doing.

Miner
Manufacturer (or industrial in general)
Probing (scouting)

Anyone else know anything interesting to do with your alt?

Besmin
Macabre Votum
Posted - 2009.03.18 10:08:00 - [2]
 

well, my alt account specs in industry/invention/manufacturing/exploration stuff (has a bit of combat skills, nothing spectacular, enough to T2 fit a HAC and that's about it) Rolling Eyes

Malcanis
Caldari
Vanishing Point.
The Initiative.
Posted - 2009.03.18 10:09:00 - [3]
 

I skilled my alt in sequence:

Mining -> Hulk, Mack (mining is dull)
Hauler -> freighters, blockade runners
Leadership skills -> Fleet Command ships
Capital alt -> Carrier -> Dread (yet to come)

Rivur'Tam
Posted - 2009.03.18 10:53:00 - [4]
 

I have my main plus alts they do teh following

Main = pvp 45mil sp -10 sec
Alt 1 = jump frieghter/hauler pilot 17mil sp +1 sec
Alt 2 = covert cyno/jump bridge, falcon, pos gunner, prober 20mil sp -10 sec
Alt 3 = pvp support(rr and remote sebo) 28mil sp -10 sec
Alt 4 = mothership babysitter/carrier pilot 23 mil sp +1 sec
alt 5 = cyno char 2mil sp +1 sec

costs a bit each month but i love this game and its worth it

Sahga7
Caldari
The Penetrators
Demolition Notice
Posted - 2009.03.18 14:54:00 - [5]
 

Originally by: Rivur'Tam
I have my main plus alts they do teh following

Main = pvp 45mil sp -10 sec
Alt 1 = jump frieghter/hauler pilot 17mil sp +1 sec
Alt 2 = covert cyno/jump bridge, falcon, pos gunner, prober 20mil sp -10 sec
Alt 3 = pvp support(rr and remote sebo) 28mil sp -10 sec
Alt 4 = mothership babysitter/carrier pilot 23 mil sp +1 sec
alt 5 = cyno char 2mil sp +1 sec

costs a bit each month but i love this game and its worth it


Thats a lot of chars! How many accounts? not 6 right?


Anyone know anything fun to do with your alt if your main is pvp/missionrunning?

Malcanis
Caldari
Vanishing Point.
The Initiative.
Posted - 2009.03.18 15:15:00 - [6]
 

Originally by: Sahga7
Originally by: Rivur'Tam
I have my main plus alts they do teh following

Main = pvp 45mil sp -10 sec
Alt 1 = jump frieghter/hauler pilot 17mil sp +1 sec
Alt 2 = covert cyno/jump bridge, falcon, pos gunner, prober 20mil sp -10 sec
Alt 3 = pvp support(rr and remote sebo) 28mil sp -10 sec
Alt 4 = mothership babysitter/carrier pilot 23 mil sp +1 sec
alt 5 = cyno char 2mil sp +1 sec

costs a bit each month but i love this game and its worth it


Thats a lot of chars! How many accounts? not 6 right?


Anyone know anything fun to do with your alt if your main is pvp/missionrunning?


1 main + 5 alts = 2 accounts

Yalezorn
Gallente
Posted - 2009.03.18 19:30:00 - [7]
 

My alt is a hauler for when I mine, and a fleet booster for when I do missions/wormholes.

Getting him into a Fleet Command ship eventually, and he flies an e-war frigate (target painter and web) right now.

Leadership bonuses are always good to have, and the fleet command structure skills take quite a while, it's good to have those on an alt.

Artemis Rose
Clandestine Vector
THE SPACE P0LICE
Posted - 2009.03.19 01:44:00 - [8]
 

Falcon pilots, carebear (missions, trading, production, whatever) pilots and spies would be other uses for alts.

Hardened Heart
Percussive Diplomacy
Posted - 2009.03.19 05:18:00 - [9]
 

Edited by: Hardened Heart on 19/03/2009 05:20:28
ISK generation for stuff to kill war targets, scouting out war targets, hauling stuff so your can't get killed by war targets, probing out war targets...

Also for training some of those 'I wanna' things. It allows me to be more frivolous with my skill points and training focus while still keeping my combat main purely focused.

More useful and essential in 0.0 to be honest, but still good to have : )

Hardened Heart
Percussive Diplomacy
Posted - 2009.03.19 05:20:00 - [10]
 

Edited by: Hardened Heart on 19/03/2009 05:20:01
whoops, double post

Sahga7
Caldari
The Penetrators
Demolition Notice
Posted - 2009.03.19 11:40:00 - [11]
 

yeah i think i'm gonna sell my industrial/miner alt (can use the isk anyway) and start up a probing alt on that account.

A cap pilot could be fun too, but not very usefull if you're based in Empire i guess =)

Tinuji
Native Freshfood
Posted - 2009.03.19 17:32:00 - [12]
 

Edited by: Tinuji on 19/03/2009 17:32:09
I have the following:

1st acct: Main Account - My primary character, who is a PVPer living in 0.0

2nd acct: Empire Alt - Lives in a hub system, flies haulers and has some basic trade skills. Buys everything my main needs and contracts it to corp mates to have it jumped to 0.0 for me. Currently training towards jump freighter. Will likely be moved to my main account once that training is complete to save money on accounts.

3rd acct: Cap Alt - Currently training for Carrier and Dread, will always be on its own account to ensure I can have caps on standby for my corp.

4th acct: Cyno alts - 3 Cyno alts that can be placed whereever to enable me to jump from empire to 0.0 or whatever.


z0de
The Bastards
The Bastards.
Posted - 2009.03.19 19:52:00 - [13]
 

Falcon.

Arfvedson
Posted - 2009.03.19 20:15:00 - [14]
 

Main-> Mission / PVP
Alt1->Invention/research
Alt2->Invention/Research

Main2-> Industrial/Invention / Refining / Hulk
Alt1-> Super Salvager (destroyer for main 1)/Invention/research
Alt2-> Invention/research

Alt1-> Hulk / Industrial/Research
Alt2-> Industrial/Research
Alt3-> Industrial/Research

Alt1-> Freighter/Jump freighter/ Research
Alt2-> Research/industrial
Alt3-> Research/Industrial

And there ya have it.

ice sect
Posted - 2009.03.19 23:56:00 - [15]
 

acct 1: char 1: industrial / manufacturing / market
acct 1: char 2: alt corp ceo / market / placeholder
acct 2: char 1: pure miner
acct 3: char 1: pure miner
acct 4: char 1: general combat (pvp) skills / carrier pilot
acct 5: char 1: general combat (pvp) skills / dread pilot
acct 6: char 1: general combat (pvp) skills / market
acct 7: char 1: MS pilot
acct 8: char 1: dread pilot
acct 9: char 1: titan pilot
acct 10: char 1: alt corp ceo / market
acct 11: char 1: dread pilot

between cccp nerfing ghost training and the Apileofcrappola expansion not allowing me to stay logged in for more than five minutes without the client crashing the number of accounts that are currently active: one.

Arfvedson
Posted - 2009.03.20 14:50:00 - [16]
 

Originally by: ice sect
acct 1: char 1: industrial / manufacturing / market
acct 1: char 2: alt corp ceo / market / placeholder
acct 2: char 1: pure miner
acct 3: char 1: pure miner
acct 4: char 1: general combat (pvp) skills / carrier pilot
acct 5: char 1: general combat (pvp) skills / dread pilot
acct 6: char 1: general combat (pvp) skills / market
acct 7: char 1: MS pilot
acct 8: char 1: dread pilot
acct 9: char 1: titan pilot
acct 10: char 1: alt corp ceo / market
acct 11: char 1: dread pilot

between cccp nerfing ghost training and the Apileofcrappola expansion not allowing me to stay logged in for more than five minutes without the client crashing the number of accounts that are currently active: one.



WOW. and I though I was bad...

TBH, they really needed to get rid of ghost training. There were too many ppl exploiting it unfairly and the cost of characters is really better off because of it.

Whats causing your client to crash every 5 min? That doesnt seem right. I have it on 5 computers atm and none of them do that...


Melina Quaid
Caldari
Perkone
Posted - 2009.03.20 20:39:00 - [17]
 

This is what I'm planning to go through :

Main Account - Main Char
-> Mission-whoring
-> Casual anti-pirate PVP
-> Very casual corp mining.

2nd Account - Alt Char (Me)
-> Logistics ( To make my CNR/Golem even more "I WIN" in missions, and provide more survivability for my corp's PvP gangs )
-> CovOps/Probing ( To probe out ebil low-sec mission runners piwates )
-> Falcon ( You know what for )
-> Reprocess/Manufacture/Invention/Hauling ( Additional ISK flow + self-making T2 ammo )
-> Then going Combat too if I ever decide to go back to low-sec someday
-> Carrier (?)

Draku Rykenen
Gallente
The Graduates
Morsus Mihi
Posted - 2009.03.21 03:38:00 - [18]
 

Edited by: Draku Rykenen on 21/03/2009 03:46:06
having an alt on the same account is beyond pointless. The character you aren't training could just be learning the same skills.

If you have a second account, the main use of an alt would be mining/refining/production types or perhaps a Trade alt that monitors a trade hub and buys/sells for profits to feed your main pilot iskies.

Other uses could be, specializing in a different race for different ships more quickly, Cyno alt, hauler/salvager to more quickly scoops loots and salvage from your missions or a hauler to carry off ore from your miner (if you main was a miner).

As an example, my main char is primarily a pvp toon, but also flies Iteron 5 with max expansion capability and even an Obelisk.

My 1st alt is a hulk pilot with full t2 fits and has maxed refining skills.

They complement each other this way. My main can serve as a hauler for my mining alt and my mining alt can produce extra isk, make some basic modules or ammo, and max refine the loots my main brings home from missons/ratting/pvp.

My second alt (3rd separate account) is just another pvp toon.

Handing him off to a friend since I was planning to close the account, as I decided to cross train my main into the same races ships.

I used to run mining ops with escort all by myself with the 3 toons. I'd haul with my main, mine with my mining alt and protect the miner from rats with my 2nd combat toon.

weeeeeee!

Cyhawk
Posted - 2009.03.21 08:42:00 - [19]
 

I'll tell you what I have mine do, I have several accounts: (Go go gadget GTCs)

Acct1.1: Primary char (Maxed Exploration, and Cald/Gal PvP, Dreads, Carriers in both)
Acct1.2: Datacore Miner/Cyno/Forum poster (me =)
Acct1.3: Datacore Miner/Cyno

Acct2.1: First major alt/Mission runner/Highly speced PvP in Amarrian ships, Command ships + Mindlinks, Eventually Additional Dread pilot), Also T2 invention char and Building (L5 Battleship construction =) Hes basicly my First char, done right. I really should use him more often...
Acct2.2: Alt corp CEO/Researcher/Cyno/Datacore Miner
Acct2.3: Research Alt/Cyno/Datacores

Acct3.1: Hulk Pilot/Rorq/Jump Freighters (Currently training for Dreads, then Carriers)
Acct3.2: Research/Cyno/Datacores
Acct3.3: Research/Cyno/Datacores

Accounts 4, 5 and 6 Match Account 3.
I also have 3 other accounts that just have medicore Hulk ships that I rarely activate, and created many years ago (Orginally Osprey pilots =) (Only when I *NEED* Mins like a mad man.. in which case, I normally take a quick month break due to the exhaustion of running so many freaking accounts) Those accounts also have Datacore miners (most are only L1/L2 agents due to lazyness, they never did join my alt corp to get better, I had to do those by hand.. never again)

With 2-3 day mining binges in 0.0 with my Hulks/Second Alt) every 3 months I can pay for all my accounts, plus my PvP habbit. I also have a habbit of afk mining in empire when I get home on the hulks for Veld, keeps the income coming in as little as that is. (Builds up fast) Datacores account for a small chunk of, but its a nice added yearly bonus when I cash them all in.

Do I spend alot of time on all this? Honestly, no. I only log in the chars for the most part to switch skills, and only every so often when needed, I mine a storm up and strip 3-5 belts and Im good for another 3 months. Once everyone is in a Dread, I'll be a one man POS stomping machine. MMM and Fighter 5/Carrier 5 Carriers mmmmm Just wait till you see MY gate camps :P

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For you, you can have your 1st alt do many things. I would recommend with a steady income first. Mining is always a steady income, and doesn't have to be done sitting there concentrating on it. Plus, its a pretty short skill path to master. Go mining first. Then after that, its up to you what you need it for. Exploration is always a good idea, My alt would have exploration skills maxed if I didnt already have it on my main (though he is 4 across for redundency) And that too, is a very short skill path (5 months top to be 100% perfect.. not including implants =)

Industral is a good longterm choice, however you will need several things to make him useful, Mining is one for your own mins, second is a large selection of BPOs to work from, which is were exploration comes in. Once you realize the total isk to make a good portfolio of BPOs and a collection of BPCs, (its alot..., not counting the research time required to make them useful) and the time investment needed to train the relavent skills.. you'll be glad you have a secondary profession to drop into =)

Or.. you can make a Cap ship alt, leave your main to focus on Subcaps =) A friend of mine has an account dedicated to his Nyx, 3 years old and still training that thing.

Kifor Hellhund
Posted - 2009.03.21 18:01:00 - [20]
 

I disagree that an alt on your mains account is pointless. Having an alt trained for research, trade/market or deep space transports is useful.

Tippia
Caldari
Sunshine and Lollipops
Posted - 2009.03.21 18:12:00 - [21]
 

Pff… Who needs alts… Razz

Alidean
Posted - 2009.03.22 03:42:00 - [22]
 

I have 3 accounts. First is the mission runner and the PVP to come. The second is the miner and refiner. The 3rd and newest is the manufacturer. The best thing that is to come from alts is that they should soon be able to pay for all 3 accounts through plexes. I mean I LOVE playing EVE but I hate shoveling out 45 bucks a month for it.

Shadow Devourer
Posted - 2009.03.22 14:29:00 - [23]
 

I started a bunch of alts before apocrypha hit to beneficiate from the 800k starting sp + double training time.

Old accounts:

PVP gallente main
PVE caldari alt
PVP amarr alt

New accounts (all currently training):

PVP minmatar and corp infiltrator alt
dedicated command ship alt
exploration/mining alt
pure mining alt
mining/rorqual alt
pure production alt
future nyx pilot alt

I really need to cut back Embarassed, although many of these alts I'll stop skilling within a year or so.

Breaker77
Gallente
Reclamation Industries
Posted - 2009.03.22 15:13:00 - [24]
 

Originally by: Draku Rykenen
Edited by: Draku Rykenen on 21/03/2009 03:46:06
having an alt on the same account is beyond pointless. The character you aren't training could just be learning the same skills.



Try training a trade character with your main. Yeah I didn't think he had 30 points in charisma Very Happy

Eva midgard
Caldari
X10 PUNISHM4NT
Posted - 2009.03.23 11:40:00 - [25]
 

Originally by: Rivur'Tam
I have my main plus alts they do teh following

Main = pvp 45mil sp -10 sec
Alt 1 = jump frieghter/hauler pilot 17mil sp +1 sec
Alt 2 = covert cyno/jump bridge, falcon, pos gunner, prober 20mil sp -10 sec
Alt 3 = pvp support(rr and remote sebo) 28mil sp -10 sec
Alt 4 = mothership babysitter/carrier pilot 23 mil sp +1 sec
alt 5 = cyno char 2mil sp +1 sec

costs a bit each month but i love this game and its worth it


Actually its split across 3 accts confirming i'm one of the alts

Malcanis
Caldari
Vanishing Point.
The Initiative.
Posted - 2009.03.23 12:19:00 - [26]
 

Originally by: Breaker77
Originally by: Draku Rykenen
Edited by: Draku Rykenen on 21/03/2009 03:46:06
having an alt on the same account is beyond pointless. The character you aren't training could just be learning the same skills.



Try training a trade character with your main. Yeah I didn't think he had 30 points in charisma Very Happy


Tbh you can do quite a lot of trading with a very small number of SP.

Arfvedson
Posted - 2009.03.23 14:38:00 - [27]
 

Ya, but you need to really dig deep in the trade tree to save that money. Trades cost money unfortunately. Alot of money if you do it alot :(

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Rogue Lilly
Caldari
Lords Of Filth
Posted - 2009.03.27 17:24:00 - [28]
 

jesus, how much a month do you guys spend on eve? I've been contemplating buying a second account so my alts can actually train without screwing with my main. But more than 2 accounts is just insane.

skye orionis
Posted - 2009.03.27 20:41:00 - [29]
 

Prior to the new game experience I created alts for random actvity that I didn't want my main involved with - mostly random stupid PVP. I have an alt with <900,000 sp who was running around Delve in ships with stupid names getting podded every few minutes.

But, I'm now sticking with my alts, one is a hauler for hi-sec logistics, the other will be an implant free suicide tackler for fleet actions.

Nyota Sol
Center for Advanced Studies
Posted - 2009.03.28 20:45:00 - [30]
 

Originally by: Rogue Lilly
jesus, how much a month do you guys spend on eve? I've been contemplating buying a second account so my alts can actually train without screwing with my main. But more than 2 accounts is just insane.


I agree.

Unless you're at a point where they are paying for themselves... but i highly doubt somebody playing 8 accounts is sane either way. YARRRR!!


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