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Gabriela Swan
Caldari
WPAL
Posted - 2009.06.11 13:00:00 - [1]
 

i mean i cant train skills, on more than one character at a time anyway, so i cant build up a fighter character, and a minning character at the same time.


so what are the benefits of it??

Akita T
Caldari Navy Volunteer Task Force
Posted - 2009.06.11 13:07:00 - [2]
 


You can have 3 separate accounts, and when you are satisfied with the progress on two of them, you can consolidate them into a single account and continue only training one of them.
Industrial or R&D alts also require relatively low skill investments compared to, say, a capital ship pilot, and can provide semi-passive income long after their skill training has stopped.
You can use minimally trained alts on the same account (or a different account) to scout out dangerous zones before actually entering them with your "valuable" pilot/ship.
You can have an alt with cha/mem high attributes which will just train corp management skills to allow your main to focus on combat or industrial skills faster, and split the "inbox" contents in personal vs corp-related evemails that way, allowing you easier management.

Just because the use of 3 character slots (in spite of only being able to train just one of them at any time) is not obvious to you at this time doesn't mean it's pointless.

Gabriela Swan
Caldari
WPAL
Posted - 2009.06.11 13:10:00 - [3]
 

well that is why i ask :)

because, i couldent se a point at all, but i do now :)
dont know if iam going to be using them, but at least now i have an idea about it :)

Ta'jek
Angels Of Death EVE
Free Worlds Alliance
Posted - 2009.06.11 13:37:00 - [4]
 

If you do any trading/industry you can also place them in other regions to do quick price checks as opposed to making the jumps

RaTTuS
BIG
Gentlemen's Agreement
Posted - 2009.06.11 13:38:00 - [5]
 

I trained other characters on the account - when you need sales alts, production alts cyno alts etc.... just becase you have to take time out on your main - it's not a BIg thing really

arjun
Viziam
Posted - 2009.06.11 17:09:00 - [6]
 

a rudimentary skilled trader doesnt take longer than 2 weeks to train. same for production and research alts.

a 0.0 suport char that can cloak, haul, fire a cyno and use mwd also doesnt take longer than 2 weeks

RavenPaine
Posted - 2009.06.11 17:31:00 - [7]
 

I have 2 alts that can cyno and also use POS guns . I can station each alt where i want him and log in when its needed .Someone already mentioned using them as cheap scouts also . I DONT really recomend splitting your training up 3 ways , but just enough to get a good scout/cloak/cyno alt available

Bloody Rabbit
Posted - 2009.06.11 18:36:00 - [8]
 

And don't forget the posting alt, this is a very important role for alts

Tau Cabalander
Posted - 2009.06.11 20:04:00 - [9]
 

Originally by: Gabriela Swan
i mean i cant train skills, on more than one character at a time anyway, so i cant build up a fighter character, and a minning character at the same time.


so what are the benefits of it??
Is there any MMO that allows one to level 2 characters on the same account at the same time?

The other characters are great for research and trade alts (both quick to train), gate and market hub scouts (don't require any training), etc.

Grarr Dexx
Amarr
Kumovi
The G0dfathers
Posted - 2009.06.11 21:13:00 - [10]
 

Originally by: Tau Cabalander
Originally by: Gabriela Swan
i mean i cant train skills, on more than one character at a time anyway, so i cant build up a fighter character, and a minning character at the same time.


so what are the benefits of it??
Is there any MMO that allows one to level 2 characters on the same account at the same time?

The other characters are great for research and trade alts (both quick to train), gate and market hub scouts (don't require any training), etc.


Ding. Plus, they serve as great spots for bought characters (I'm not gonna waste a second account on a cap alt lol)

Chribba
Otherworld Enterprises
Otherworld Empire
Posted - 2009.06.11 23:27:00 - [11]
 

Jita market checker.

ThaDollaGenerale
North Eastern Swat
Pandemic Legion
Posted - 2009.06.12 03:41:00 - [12]
 

I wondered the same thing until I got into a carrier and got tired of begging cynos off of corp mates.

Vel Doriam
Amarr
Posted - 2009.06.12 05:28:00 - [13]
 

Originally by: Chribba
Jita market checker.

To get the latest price on veld?

neuva
Posted - 2009.06.12 06:48:00 - [14]
 

Ok, nuuby question incoming :D

Do you need to have 2 accounts for a capital travel?
like 1 account lits cyno while the other jumps..

or this can be done with 2 characters within the same account? (like the OP asked maybe?)
In other words, can you jump to an activated cyno, after the lighter logs off :p

Kyra Felann
Gallente
The Scope
Posted - 2009.06.12 07:14:00 - [15]
 

Originally by: neuva
Ok, nuuby question incoming :D

Do you need to have 2 accounts for a capital travel?
like 1 account lits cyno while the other jumps..

or this can be done with 2 characters within the same account? (like the OP asked maybe?)
In other words, can you jump to an activated cyno, after the lighter logs off :p


Do you have no friends? Eve is not a solo game.

neuva
Posted - 2009.06.12 07:55:00 - [16]
 

man..it was just a question...what the!? Laughing

314159265
Posted - 2009.06.12 08:15:00 - [17]
 

Originally by: neuva
man..it was just a question...what the!? Laughing


Yeah, ignore that guy, lol

For jumping capitals you need 2 chars online at the same time. The first one uses the cynosural field generator to light a cyno, the other one jumps to him..
so you wont be able to do it with 1 account, since you can be online with 2 chars at the same on 1 account :)

Llawa
Caldari
Wise Guys
Exquisite Malevolence
Posted - 2009.06.12 12:14:00 - [18]
 

Wait, what?

I can shift my second account into my main account at some point?

Originally by: Akita T

You can have 3 separate accounts, and when you are satisfied with the progress on two of them, you can consolidate them into a single account and continue only training one of them.


Alt Tabbed
Posted - 2009.06.12 12:23:00 - [19]
 

Originally by: Llawa
Wait, what?

I can shift my second account into my main account at some point?

Originally by: Akita T

You can have 3 separate accounts, and when you are satisfied with the progress on two of them, you can consolidate them into a single account and continue only training one of them.





Ask yourself...

How does Character trading work?

How is that different if you own both accounts to begin with?

I think given 2 minutes and a bowl of wheaties you'll figure this one out. Wink



v00d003
Posted - 2009.06.12 14:06:00 - [20]
 

Originally by: Alt Tabbed
Originally by: Llawa
Wait, what?

I can shift my second account into my main account at some point?

Originally by: Akita T

You can have 3 separate accounts, and when you are satisfied with the progress on two of them, you can consolidate them into a single account and continue only training one of them.





Ask yourself...

How does Character trading work?

How is that different if you own both accounts to begin with?

I think given 2 minutes and a bowl of wheaties you'll figure this one out. Wink





I hate Wheaties Mad

Elric Redeye
Ex Coelis
Posted - 2009.06.12 17:37:00 - [21]
 

One more item not mentioned -- a 2nd character is a safe place to divide your ISK wallet. Eve interface is peculiar in how you read and enter numbers for trading. Since it does not allow thousands separators it is WAY too easy to punch in an extra 0 or two. Once you have a few hundred million in the wallet this becomes a real risk.

One work-around is to keep your "excess" ISK attached to a 2nd toon. Transfer it when you need to buy something big.

Maxpie
Metaphysical Utopian Society Explorations
Posted - 2009.06.12 17:44:00 - [22]
 

Originally by: Chribba
Jita market checker.


This.

Oh, and imo it should be 1 char per account anyway.

Magnus Orin
Minmatar
Wildly Inappropriate
Goonswarm Federation
Posted - 2009.06.12 18:16:00 - [23]
 

What's the point in having multiple character slots in any MMO? You cannot train or skill any of them up at the same time ca you?

EVE is no different.

Ze4K DK
Gallente
Waiting for Palli
WILD BOARS
Posted - 2009.06.13 10:09:00 - [24]
 

Originally by: Magnus Orin
What's the point in having multiple character slots in any MMO? You cannot train or skill any of them up at the same time can you?

EVE is no different.


Well EVE is different in the aspect that there's no level cap, there's no point where you stop training skills... In other MMO's you grind to the highest lvl possible and get together some gear and you can start a new char, you could do a similar thing in eve but why would you when you can still become more badass on your main?

But yeah there's a couple options for what to do with your alts...

ARMTEL
Mega City One
Posted - 2009.06.13 11:52:00 - [25]
 

Originally by: Elric Redeye
One more item not mentioned -- a 2nd character is a safe place to divide your ISK wallet. Eve interface is peculiar in how you read and enter numbers for trading. Since it does not allow thousands separators it is WAY too easy to punch in an extra 0 or two. Once you have a few hundred million in the wallet this becomes a real risk.

One work-around is to keep your "excess" ISK attached to a 2nd toon. Transfer it when you need to buy something big.


That is one way, but another is to have you isk working for you elsewhere while waiting to buy something big

Toshiro GreyHawk
Posted - 2009.06.13 16:44:00 - [26]
 

Edited by: Toshiro GreyHawk on 13/06/2009 16:59:34
Originally by: Ze4K DK
Originally by: Magnus Orin
What's the point in having multiple character slots in any MMO? You cannot train or skill any of them up at the same time can you?

EVE is no different.


Well EVE is different in the aspect that there's no level cap, there's no point where you stop training skills... In other MMO's you grind to the highest lvl possible and get together some gear and you can start a new char, you could do a similar thing in eve but why would you when you can still become more badass on your main?

But yeah there's a couple options for what to do with your alts...



Yeah it depends on the game. In Planetside you didn't have money - everything was free. But you had to have the certification to use something - and you got cert points by advancing in battle rank based on kills, base captures etc. So - it was very difficult to have someone who could do a lot of things as - the cert points got harder to come by as you went up in rank - and you topped out very quickly. So - you could have 8 alts - and people routinely make alts to do special jobs like be a vehicle guy or an aircraft guy or a grunt or a stealther. EVE is completely different than that.

In PS one of the big bugga boos was Super Soldiers. People just hated the idea of one character being able to do a lot of things so the game was intentionally designed to limit the number of things any one character could do. So - alts were common place and extremely useful. There - you also had (at one time - not any more) more than one server. So you could actually have 8 alts per server. That and the fact that being part of a different faction there (in PS they were Empires) really mattered. You shot each other on sight. So - often people would make alts so that they could play a character from a different empire.

WWII Online was a lot like PS and those are the only two other MMO's I've played besides EVE - so I can't speak to EQ or WoW or whatever.


Anyway, there are myriad uses for alts in EVE from some alt you can play while your main is war dec'd by a much larger corp and can't undock to some spy you have infiltrating the guys war deccing you so you can steal all their stuff - and maybe their alliance name too ... not to mention telling your corp what their plans are. Then you can have guys who are pirates or scammers that get really bad standings and reputations - but you can play your clean cut nice guy in high sec who makes money to supply your rouges adventures.

And - anything else within the rules that you can imagine ...



Atius Tirawa
Minmatar
Sebiestor Tribe
Posted - 2009.06.15 16:17:00 - [27]
 

cyno characters. . .tbh you can't have enough of them zipping around in kessies.

RavenPaine
Posted - 2009.06.15 17:00:00 - [28]
 

Back to the same account Cyno guy: When you jump to a cyno , the char you jump to has to be "in fleet' . So a same account cyno wont work , because when you log off , it leaves fleet .

Allahs Warrior
Gallente
Aliastra
Posted - 2009.06.16 05:31:00 - [29]
 

One I trained to amarr industrial level 1 and keep him in an NPC corp so he can ferry stuff thru highsec on autopilot no matter what my main is doing.
The other is my CEO char

Liz Laser
The New Era
C0NVICTED
Posted - 2009.06.16 13:15:00 - [30]
 

The reason there are 3 characters on each account is so that isk sellers don't have to create as many accounts when a character gets blocked for spamming. :-)


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