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Adam Reed
Seniors Clan
Get Off My Lawn
Posted - 2005.11.03 15:20:00 - [1]
 

There seem to be a lot of people who have two (or more) separate, paid-for accounts (rather than alts).

What's that all about? Are these people rich? Or are there great benefits to having a second account that I'm unaware of...?

Sveldt
Posted - 2005.11.03 15:24:00 - [2]
 

Edited by: Sveldt on 03/11/2005 15:24:31
The ability to train more than one skill at once is a big draw. I maintain two accounts so I can fly all four of the races(2/acct) and in some cases, fly them together.

Dark Shikari
Caldari
Deep Core Mining Inc.
Posted - 2005.11.03 15:37:00 - [3]
 

Originally by: Adam Reed
There seem to be a lot of people who have two (or more) separate, paid-for accounts (rather than alts).

What's that all about? Are these people rich? Or are there great benefits to having a second account that I'm unaware of...?

Examples:

Your main is PvPing out in 0.0. You can leave another account in empire to manage your trading, BPOs, etc.

Your main is mining. Your alt hauls.

Etc.

It really isn't much cash, though I personally only have one. I do use trial accounts every once in a while to check prices in other regions though.

Adam Reed
Seniors Clan
Get Off My Lawn
Posted - 2005.11.03 15:47:00 - [4]
 

But presumably you can't have two instances of EVE running on the same computer at the same time, right? Run the program twice I mean. So you can only ever play one at a time?

My point being I couldn't sit there at a PC and have one player mining in low-sec space and the other guarding, right?

Amasera
Posted - 2005.11.03 16:07:00 - [5]
 

I have one account to use in combat on one of my computers.

Asarah
First Star To The Right
Posted - 2005.11.03 16:11:00 - [6]
 

And one charecter which is running on my other computer with which I strip mine asteroid fields to fund the combat aspirations of my first charecter.

Adam Reed
Seniors Clan
Get Off My Lawn
Posted - 2005.11.03 16:19:00 - [7]
 

Aye so you do need two machines, I figured as much.

HAMTRONIX
do you
-Mostly Harmless-
Posted - 2005.11.03 16:29:00 - [8]
 

Edited by: HAMTRONIX on 03/11/2005 16:29:51
Adam,
with a decent system you can run 2 clients at once, some run 3 and possible 4, an old corpy of mine would regularly run 3-4 on mining ops, no chance in pvp though. There are quite a few discussions on this. Use http://www.eve-search.com/
to find them!

Ciana
Caldari
Mezzanine Corp
Posted - 2005.11.03 16:29:00 - [9]
 

No, you don't need two computers. I'm running to clients/accounts on the same time on the same computer, and there are people out there who runs three at the same time on the same computer.

But offcourse it depends on how much memory and what CPU you have on your computer.

/Ciana

Dark Shikari
Caldari
Deep Core Mining Inc.
Posted - 2005.11.03 16:33:00 - [10]
 

Of course you don't need two computers.

I've run as many as 3 accounts on one computer at a time, quite easily. I know a guy who has run 6.

Sebastien LeReparteur
Minmatar
Sebastien LeReparteur Corp
Posted - 2005.11.03 16:54:00 - [11]
 

17,000 onlnie players!!!


Yeah right!!!....

Severe McCald
Caldari
Caldari Provisions
Posted - 2005.11.03 17:03:00 - [12]
 


Originally by: Sebastien LeReparteur
17,000 onlnie players!!!


Yeah right!!!....


Well, 16,000 plus the Enslaver and his merry alts. Laughing

Sev

Hate Macro
Minmatar
Posted - 2005.11.03 19:00:00 - [13]
 

14,000 without macros.

Tkdzzix
Posted - 2005.11.03 22:33:00 - [14]
 

Edited by: Tkdzzix on 03/11/2005 22:33:57
I run 3 accounts for mining, #1 is in a vexor with 4 miner II's and a small pile of mining drones, #2 is in an iteron mk IV moving the ore from the jetcan as #1 tosses it in, and #3 is flying a Maller killing the rats that show up and picking up loot. Makes it so I can mine in .5 space with no problems and not have to mess around with swapping out the mining drones for combat drones.. just keep on happily mining away.

Most of the time I'm running 3 pc's (well 2 desktops and a laptop). but when my wife wants her PC back I dual log the miner and the hauler on the same pc.

Adam Reed
Seniors Clan
Get Off My Lawn
Posted - 2005.11.04 09:56:00 - [15]
 

Most interesting, since I'm getting a new PC in the next week or so I might have to try it out. Thanks all.

Max Godsnottlingson
Posted - 2005.11.06 11:51:00 - [16]
 

Edited by: Max Godsnottlingson on 06/11/2005 11:53:30
Edited by: Max Godsnottlingson on 06/11/2005 11:53:04
No, you persume wrong here. I can run my two accounts off a laptop and know of some who can run upto 4, though granted, they need a beast of desktop to do so.
In my case, with a laptop, I have to log off one account if I am going into combat as I do find that things get quiet laggy, especially if both characters are in the same system.

Originally by: Adam Reed
But presumably you can't have two instances of EVE running on the same computer at the same time, right? Run the program twice I mean. So you can only ever play one at a time?

My point being I couldn't sit there at a PC and have one player mining in low-sec space and the other guarding, right?


 

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