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Gartanus
Caldari
Gartanus Corp
Posted - 2011.01.05 20:58:00 - [1]
 

Why do we have the ability to have 3 characters on one account but can not train all three at the same time? I would like to be able to train them all three at the same time. I have a feeling it would bring more people to Eve if this were possible. I have never understood why it was not set up this way to begin with. At this moment I have 2 on the same account both training. One is my main a caldari missile specialist and the other I am training for manufacturing. I have to pause the training on one to train the other. That is such a hassle really. I feel if we could at lest train 2 at the same time would be so great. I would even go so far as to say I think a lot of people would find this extremely helpful. I know I would! Just wanted to bring this to the councils attention and maybe see something done about it. Thanks for your time Wink

Dav Varan
Posted - 2011.01.05 21:01:00 - [2]
 

Paragraphs FTW.

But yeah I find it a hassle too.

De'Veldrin
Minmatar
Norse'Storm Battle Group
Intrepid Crossing
Posted - 2011.01.05 21:09:00 - [3]
 

As soon as you can find me one other MMO that let's you train two characters on the same account at the same time I'll buy your argument.

Think of it this way...currently, if you want to train two characters at the same time, you have to have two accounts, which means 2x the subscription fees for CCP.

What part of you really thinks they're going to say "Meh, we didn't want that money anyway?"

Okie Wren
Posted - 2011.01.05 21:29:00 - [4]
 

You can't play two characters on one account the same time in world of warcraft, star trek online, aion or fallen earth so I don't see why we should be able to here.

Besides the last thing we need is a thousand alts spammed on the character bazaar enabling every idiot to fly carriers into lowsec with no experience.. wait.. I do want that.

Destination SkillQueue
Are We There Yet
Posted - 2011.01.05 21:39:00 - [5]
 

Edited by: Destination SkillQueue on 05/01/2011 21:40:03


Sure, just add a divider to the training speeds of all characters, equal to the number of characters who are training simutaniously on that account.

If you want them all to train at full speed, then lol no.

Corian Teranos
Caldari
Joint Espionage and Defence Industries
Preatoriani
Posted - 2011.01.06 02:51:00 - [6]
 

the reason most people get alts is not to train them seperatly it is so they can dual box a miner and a hauler. missioner salvager. tackler/ ganker.

allowing alts to train seperatly would not deprive ccp of their 2x subscription because although they are training they cant log in at the same time

Selinate
Amarr
Posted - 2011.01.06 03:30:00 - [7]
 

I never understood the point of making more than 1 character on 1 account for this very purpose. Right now, all I have is 1 alt that sits in Jita to check the prices for me. Honestly, I do think we should be able to do this.

And of course no other MMO's allow you to play on 2 characters at the same time on the same account, but this is Eve and the ways to "level up" your character are VERY different. You can get on a different character on other MMO's and train them up, but in Eve it's just a waiting game. It's not really a valid comparison between them...

Uzrial
Posted - 2011.01.06 04:53:00 - [8]
 

Originally by: Selinate
And of course no other MMO's allow you to play on 2 characters at the same time on the same account, but this is Eve and the ways to "level up" your character are VERY different. You can get on a different character on other MMO's and train them up, but in Eve it's just a waiting game. It's not really a valid comparison between them...


THIS.

The training system on EVE is unique to EVE. Comparing other systems to EVE is unreasonable as it is so wilding different from your garden variety games. Players don't work for their skills completing mindless actions for SP to go up a silly level.

CCP could also make bank with this as a lot of people will sell plexes and GTC to get ISK to pay for training all their alts.

Since one character can only be used at any given time on a single account, the abuse factor in normal gameplay is limited (though still existent). This could tho lead to the farming of characters but since you still have to pay considerable ISK (since you have 3 toons to skill up) to turn a significant enough profit to do so, it is limited.

Remember Bots can only use one toon per account too so, they will be largely unaffected

When properly thought about the elements really balance themselves out.
In EVE you have to pay for your skills, so I say if you have the ISK, then why not. Sure there will be a lot more highly trained toons, but that just means more ISK is gonna get thrown at those skills and so everyone has less.

On the sheer basis of it becoming a huge ISK sink I uber support this as ISK is way too readily available as is

Thyme Wasted
Posted - 2011.01.06 05:16:00 - [9]
 

Not supported.

You want more toons training at a time, you gotta pay for it on separate accounts. There's nothing stopping you from training two characters on separate accounts, and combining them when one is "finished," or training a second once you've gotten one where you want it.

There's not a lot of reason to have one toon learn to do everything in game anyways; just makes for a more expensive clone when you get podded, and if you ever want to do something new, a focused toon sells better in the bazaar.

Anubis Xian
Ministry of War
Posted - 2011.01.06 05:16:00 - [10]
 

Originally by: De'Veldrin
As soon as you can find me one other MMO that let's you train two characters on the same account at the same time I'll buy your argument.


As soon as Eve let's me train faster by logging in, you might have a point.

Seamus Donohue
Gallente
Posted - 2011.01.06 07:37:00 - [11]
 

Supported.

De'Veldrin
Minmatar
Norse'Storm Battle Group
Intrepid Crossing
Posted - 2011.01.06 13:29:00 - [12]
 

Originally by: Anubis Xian
Originally by: De'Veldrin
As soon as you can find me one other MMO that let's you train two characters on the same account at the same time I'll buy your argument.


As soon as Eve let's me train faster by logging in, you might have a point.


My point.

You missed it.

Anubis Xian
Ministry of War

Posted - 2011.01.06 16:02:00 - [13]
 

Originally by: De'Veldrin
Originally by: Anubis Xian
Originally by: De'Veldrin
As soon as you can find me one other MMO that let's you train two characters on the same account at the same time I'll buy your argument.


As soon as Eve let's me train faster by logging in, you might have a point.


My point.

You missed it.


Your point.

Is meaningless since there is an MMO that does that.

Bunyip
Gallente
Center for Advanced Studies
Posted - 2011.01.06 16:30:00 - [14]
 

Personally, without comparing Eve to other MMOs, I am in favor of a limited version of this. If we had the choice to pay for one month for a month of skill training on one character, or pay for two months to train all 3, it would save both overhead at CCP and give them more income (since you can't play more than one character at once on the same account anyways).

If they implemented this idea, I could see a win/win situation. Admittedly, character trainers could abuse this, but that would be fairly limited given the number of accounts that are outright selling obselete characters (in a personal sense, anyways).

Tentatively supported.

Maxsim Goratiev
Gallente
Imperial Tau Syndicate
POD-SQUAD
Posted - 2011.01.06 18:37:00 - [15]
 

If you want to train 3 characters at 1/3rd the speed, sure.
iF you want to be able to add int the que skills for different characters, i would accept this.
If you whant to train three times as many charactes at the same speed while paying for one, as much as i would like thi, i think CCP would not.

Aineko Macx
Posted - 2011.01.07 10:16:00 - [16]
 

Some people just can't get enough Rolling Eyes
If ccp did it, soon they'd be calling for being allowed to log in all chars on the account at the same time. And the only arguments for the change are "other MMOs have it", "managing skills is so annoying", and "i would so like this change".
HTFU

Drake Draconis
Minmatar
Shadow Cadre
Shadow Confederation
Posted - 2011.01.07 10:25:00 - [17]
 

Why?

BECAUSE THEY SAID SO.

We don't need a bloody alt-explosion.

It's bad enough as it is already.

Scatim Helicon
GoonWaffe
Goonswarm Federation
Posted - 2011.01.07 12:28:00 - [18]
 

No.

You should be able to pause or start new skills on a character whilst logged into a different character on the same account though.

You should also be able to switch between characters without exiting the client.

Ranka Mei
Caldari
Posted - 2011.01.07 16:28:00 - [19]
 

People often suggest odd or unreasonable things. This recurring request, however, is rather shameless to boot. No, you're not getting 2 accounts for the price of one. Please, stop asking for that. It's embarrassing.


 

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