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Linoa Hiroshi
Amarr
The CounterSpace Society
Posted - 2011.07.01 17:17:00 - [31]
 

+1 for trial account only, older that six month.Smile

Khamelean
Posted - 2011.07.01 17:29:00 - [32]
 

Originally by: Dav Varan
If those players have interacted with others ( contracts / Kill mails ) there will be broken links in the database.

e.g. You killed a trial account player and got a kill mail to him/her.
ccp deletes the players record.

You kill mail is now broken because it point to a victim who no longer exists.

I support renaming them to [Caldari|Amarr|Minmatar|Gaylentte] Citizen ####### though


Should be no more difficult that if the character was biomass'd.

Uronksur Suth
Posted - 2011.07.01 17:30:00 - [33]
 

Trial accounts only, yes. But perhaps a time frame longer than six months.

Praetor Novak
Macabre Votum
Morsus Mihi
Posted - 2011.07.01 18:15:00 - [34]
 

Yes, trials only.

Hwan Kerr
Caldari
Posted - 2011.07.02 20:10:00 - [35]
 

Edited by: Hwan Kerr on 08/07/2011 07:57:47
+1 Definately. Finding names not already taken is hard enough, make it easier. Remove the dead accounts :)

Raid'En
Posted - 2011.07.02 21:29:00 - [36]
 

Originally by: Krxon Blade
Yes, but for trial accounts only.


just logged on the profile page of an old mmo i played and my char was still alive after 6 years...

Lykouleon
Wildly Inappropriate
Goonswarm Federation
Posted - 2011.07.02 22:35:00 - [37]
 

Yes, trials only.

vikari
Serenity Engineering and Transport Company
Fatal Ascension
Posted - 2011.07.02 22:44:00 - [38]
 

Actually seems like a win/win situation. Freed up resources for CCP (small as it may be) and increased immersion of the player base into Eve.

Lord Fuxaton
Minmatar
Federal Defence Union
Posted - 2011.07.03 01:55:00 - [39]
 

also sex

killmc
Gallente
Navajo commandos

Posted - 2011.07.03 20:23:00 - [40]
 

trial accounts only

Egilmonsc
Minmatar
Massively Mob

Posted - 2011.07.04 01:00:00 - [41]
 

Supported~

serrie
Stellar Lancers
Posted - 2011.07.08 07:57:00 - [42]
 

I wonder if these small posts even get a consideration by CSM and CCP

Elrianmk2
Gallente
Posted - 2011.07.08 10:08:00 - [43]
 

Was about to rage about this idea when i noticed it was for Trial accounts, maybe amend the header? Providing as has been stated previously "As soon as a Trial account goes active even for a month that account cannot get binned" . I should think that the flag check for Trial is inherently inbuilt into eve and a clean up could be done on an expansion by expansion basis. As i suspect this would be a significant DB hit to do unless it was built into the auto clean up script for items in space. Only drawback with that is it calls a different table and flag, and has no method of calling if the account has been contacted prior to purging with a delay count in order to action the request.

Not a trivial request and potentialy a very high risk proposal but worth doing in the long term given the number of trial accounts that must have existed since Eve started.

Jykela
Minmatar
Posted - 2011.07.08 11:12:00 - [44]
 

I support the cleaning out of old trial accounts.

Di Mulle
Posted - 2011.07.08 19:37:00 - [45]
 


Cendric De'Credsiu
Posted - 2011.07.08 21:05:00 - [46]
 

Aye for trial accounts I would say 8 to 10 months old

Alekseyev Karrde
Noir.
Noir. Mercenary Group
Posted - 2011.07.09 03:06:00 - [47]
 

yup

Val'Dore
Word Bearers of Chaos
Word of Chaos Undivided
Posted - 2011.07.09 05:06:00 - [48]
 

Originally by: Aineko Macx
Originally by: Val'Dore
I support this in principle, but it is probably going to be more trouble to implement than it is worth.

Implement? That's a couple of SQL queries to purge the accounts and to clean up the associated data afterwards.


Two things:

One, it isn't that simple to erase someone from history in EVE. Even deleted characters are still kept in the database to keep it accurate. Sure a weeker trial who might have only played a day wont really be missed, but is the gain truly worth tampering with the database?

Second, CCP has to make absolutely sure the autowipers don't delete something else. Frankly, it isn't even worth the risk to delete the expired trial accounts.

Omara Otawan
Posted - 2011.07.09 05:10:00 - [49]
 

Originally by: Val'Dore

Two things:

One, it isn't that simple to erase someone from history in EVE. Even deleted characters are still kept in the database to keep it accurate. Sure a weeker trial who might have only played a day wont really be missed, but is the gain truly worth tampering with the database?

Second, CCP has to make absolutely sure the autowipers don't delete something else. Frankly, it isn't even worth the risk to delete the expired trial accounts.


Pretty much this, as much as it annoys me that a lot of the really funny troll names are already taken and most of them never activated probably...

Naomi Knight
Amarr
Posted - 2011.07.09 07:27:00 - [50]
 

also remove goons + low sec -10 "pirate" wannabes
oh and huge alliance leaders, alliances should be much more fragmented

Dani Leone
Gallente
Positively Idle

Posted - 2011.07.09 11:46:00 - [51]
 

Lets do this

Abdiel Kavash
Caldari
Paladin Order
Fidelas Constans
Posted - 2011.07.09 13:48:00 - [52]
 

Also supporting removal of trial accounts which never got activated, 3-6 months after their trial period ends. A trial should be used to try out the game, if you don't like it you shouldn't have the privilege of keeping your name for all of eternity.

However this change must be clearly announced in advance so that people who actually have trial alts holding their names can activate them. Not just "oh hi, we accidentaly all your trial alts".

Ranka Mei
Caldari
Posted - 2011.07.09 14:32:00 - [53]
 

/signed... provided it's indeed trial accounts only.

Minnie miss
Posted - 2011.07.19 17:45:00 - [54]
 

If trial accounts only, yes.

And even then only if member of a NPC corp at the current time.

Ahaz Darkfall
Posted - 2011.07.19 19:27:00 - [55]
 

where is the button for two thumbs up??

raker
Posted - 2011.07.19 20:38:00 - [56]
 



If its only unactivated trail accounts, then yes its a good idea

Voddick
Posted - 2011.07.23 21:47:00 - [57]
 

This is a great idea....a 4 year old never-subbed account has no value to the user that created it OR to CCp. Let active users take those names and Corps.

Lyrrashae
Minmatar
Crushed Ambitions

Posted - 2011.07.24 04:20:00 - [58]
 

This makes perfect sense, and should be implemented exactly as the OP states.

/Supported.

Shadow Lord77
Posted - 2011.07.24 17:38:00 - [59]
 

Supported!

Lakuma
Posted - 2011.07.24 20:18:00 - [60]
 

Trial Accounts should only remain open for 6 months, if even that. They are only trials and thus were free. CCP has always reserved the right to remove ANY accounts that are inactive (though has never done this).

+1 for Trial Accounts Only

Paid accounts should NEVER be deleted except in the case of a banned account. If an account is permanently banned, it should be deleted and wiped as it is only taking up space (and names!) as well as potentially causing harm to the game - such as holding shares in a corporation (now useless).

Free up names and free up space...sounds good to me.


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