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Have you ever paid for multiple accounts for a single MMORPG?

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  • MaelwyddMaelwydd CrawleyPosts: 1,123Member
    Originally posted by Nadia
    Originally posted by Maelwydd

    "2 in WoW. For the RAF bonus. Dropped that sub after leveling."

    Again why? Why the rush to get to max level rather then just playing the game? Why not meet others and socialise, join a guild and get the bonus from a friend....

    the WOW RAF was useful for getting a unique mount too

    No idea what RAF actually means so please excuse my ignorance but my question would be: -

    Could you only get this mount by having a 2nd account or could you also get it by having friends do it?

     

    Why did it need a 2nd account rather then a list of friends?

  • someforumguysomeforumguy HomePosts: 3,538Member Uncommon

    SWG 2 accounts

    GW1 2 accounts (back when there was just Prophecies and you couldn't buy additional characterslots)

  • Insane666Insane666 gdanskPosts: 66Member Uncommon

    Eve - 2 accounts for multiloggin

    Anarchy Online - 2 paid accounts, for multiloggin and extra char slots, some free accounts with utility chars for warps, buffs, campin,,,

    Games previously played: AO, AoC, Aion, AoW, Eve, SWTor, WaR, STO, TSW, DCUO, FE, BP, ProjectEntropia, FootballSuperstars!

  • JakdstripperJakdstripper logan lake, BCPosts: 2,126Member Uncommon

    yes, WoW, but only to power level my own alts with RAF.

     

    RAF: refer a friend. you got fast levelling if you linked your account and quested with a "friend" that you referred. After you levelled you could just transfer that char to your main account and close the RAF account.

     

     

  • MMOGamer71MMOGamer71 Pittsburgh, PAPosts: 1,930Member Common

    WoW - three accounts for family.

    GW - bought four accounts through nightfall.

  • FusionFusion VaasaPosts: 1,391Member Uncommon
    No, never had more than one account and never will.

    Currently playing: -

    Waiting for: Class4.

    Dead and Buried: ESO, NWO, GW2, SWTOR, Darkfall, AO, AC2, Vanguard, CoH/V, EnB, EVE, Neocron, FE, EQ, EQ2, DAoC, FFXI, FFXIV, SWG, WoW, and billions of eastern junks!

  • fenistilfenistil GliwicePosts: 3,005Member

    No never.  I rarely play more than one main character as well.  Actually I still remember times when you had 1 character per server and I see nothing wrong with that.  Of course those were difftent kind of games. 

     

    Playing multiple characters at one time (i.e. dual boxing) seems horrible for me personally pleasure wise of course. Botting / macroing as well.   Even though I long for UO - I could not play it nowadays.  Having gameplay that rely heavily on macroing - bleeegh.   Setting up macro to endlessly dig in mines = not fun.

    Besides I prefer to have 'characters' and not 'toons',  but it is hard nowdadays.

  • PhryPhry HampshirePosts: 6,288Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by Jakdstripper
    yes, WoW, but only to power level my own alts.

    considering how easy it is to level up in WoW, you need only buy 2 or 3 heirlooms if you really want to speed things up.image

  • sirphobossirphobos Ames, IAPosts: 614Member Common
    I had three active Everquest accounts for several years, all for myself.
  • NadiaNadia Canonsburg, PAPosts: 11,866Member Common
    Originally posted by Maelwydd
    Originally posted by Nadia

    the WOW RAF was useful for getting a unique mount too

    No idea what RAF actually means so please excuse my ignorance but my question would be: -

    Could you only get this mount by having a 2nd account or could you also get it by having friends do it?

    Why did it need a 2nd account rather then a list of friends?

     to get the zebra mount, "Refer A Friend" had to be teamed w  new acct

    i had no list of nonWOW friends to rely on

     

    http://www.wowwiki.com/Zhevra

    This mount was only available as a reward bonus of the Recruit-A-Friend system, once the recruit had bought World of Warcraft and 60 days of playtime. 

  • CaldrinCaldrin CwmbranPosts: 4,533Member Uncommon

    SWG

    Darkfall

    Mortal online

     

     

  • hyllstarterhyllstarter ukiah, CAPosts: 203Member
    I had 3 accounts in SWG.

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  • JakdstripperJakdstripper logan lake, BCPosts: 2,126Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by Phry
    Originally posted by Jakdstripper
    yes, WoW, but only to power level my own alts.

    considering how easy it is to level up in WoW, you need only buy 2 or 3 heirlooms if you really want to speed things up.image

     it wasn't that easy back when i used RAF. Levelling was still pretty slow back then, and i never really liked pve much. i just wanted end level alts to pvp with. Back then you got almost no xp from BGs so you were pretty much forced to pve to level.

  • Four0SixFour0Six Missoula, MTPosts: 1,181Member Uncommon

    I had 2 that I used on and off for City of Heros/Villians.

    I only ever paid for a month or so on my second account though. I would invite/reinvite my second acct, which when I did it initally, I recieved 2 free weeks on each acct with a paid month, so I arguably got my money back. I basicly did it as a lark, when I came into knowledge of multi-boxing. I didn't use any bot-programs. I would just set to follow and set the AoE heal to auto. This was rather ineffiecent, but I did find it amusing.

  • RidelynnRidelynn Fresno, CAPosts: 4,171Member Uncommon

    3 accounts in EQ - my main (a tank), a chanter and a shaman. Mostly used to farm various things or fill out groups when certain classes weren't available. I did this for several years, before it just felt like too much work. People would get to the point where they just expected you to bot for them, and I mostly just did it to free myself from having to LFG all the time. It isn't so necessary now with Mercs.

    2 in Eve - one just to haul ore and to have extra trade orders.

    I haven't really multiboxed in a long while though - I'm getting too old. If I can't enjoy the game either on my own, or be able to find people in the game easily enough to group with, I just don't play it.

    I guess I'm a walking advertisement for LFD - but I don't really like that tool either. It gets you a group, sure, but you don't really meet anyone - everyone just wants to speed run through whatever and get on to the next instance (where you get paired up with yet another random group). I'd much rather have my group of friends, but I can't always talk them into playing whatever game I may be playing at the moment (most of them will never leave EQ until the servers shut down).

  • ExcessionExcession NottinghamPosts: 367Member Uncommon

    Will just list the MMOs I have/had multiple accounts for:

    SWG - 5 accounts - wish I could still play....

    L2 - 2 accounts - dont play now

    GW  - 2 accounts - still play but not often

    EVE  - 3 accounts - still play but not often

    EQ2 - 2 accounts - dont play now

    WoW - 3 accounts - dont play now

    LoTRO - 2 accounts - both lifetime so could still play but dont

    GW2 - 2 accounts - still play

    and thats it I think.

     

     

     

     

    A creative person is motivated by the desire to achieve, not the desire to beat others.

  • superniceguysuperniceguy AnchorheadPosts: 2,278Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by Maelwydd

    Why?

     

    If you like to be a dick to others, I can see why some want a 2nd account but I cannot see any reason for more then 1 account personally.

     

    The other option are people that simply cannot play fair and so need extra accounts to gather more resources, own more land or whatever simply because they cannot achieve the same as others without effectivly cheating.

    I think people that have more then 1 account for themselves and don't have them to allow them to play like dicks are failing to see the point of playing games and treat it more like a job or life replacement.

    Even if I was stupidly rich I would still only have 1 account per game, just have lots of games to play. I simply don't get why it is needed for anything but player issues.

    To basically have fun, and when you have a game like SWG that relies on other players, at times you can not rely on others always, especially in the final days when population was low - Need an entertainer buff but no one on to buff you, it was either quit or make another account and do it yourself. Sometimes I would play with one character and have an entertainer running on another to buff others who may need it.

    I wanted to gather more resources for the sake of the server and save it, so there was more resources around, even if giving it away for free. Servers mattered in SWG, as when they shut down and you have to transfer you lose community and friends, especially player cities.

    After a while you just get done with one account, and in SWG you only had 1 char slot on a server with 32 professions. It would have been nice to have had at least 3, 1 for Rebel, 1 for Imperial and 1 for Trader. As the game was stingy on char slots, it made A LOT of people create multiple accounts, and that is what mainly started my obsession with getting multiple accounts. If they let us have 3-5 slots per server, I may not have created more accounts. Then when I had more than 1 account I could run them at the same time, as when trying to log in a 2nd char on the same account it logs your other one out.

    If SWG only allowed one account I would have played the game for a very short time, but the ability of playing with more accounts, expands the game infinitely, and the reason I played SWG for a solid 8.5 years from start to finish, and played for over 10,000 hours (which is only from 2005 in Xfire, hours between 2003-2005 not included)

    I always made a point of using multiple accounts for my own fun, and help others, as opposed to be a "dick to others" When I played with others I mainly played with one character and one account, but mainly played with multiple accounts when no one else was available.

    LOTRO I created 2 accounts as wanted more characters to create, but now can have up to 17 on one account, so in the end did not really need 2

  • GeezerGamerGeezerGamer ChairPosts: 5,587Member Uncommon
    I played AO with 2 accounts. The game was worth it at one time, I'd re sub both accounts too if FunCom could keep their promises and not try to squeeze the current customer base even further with it's P2W Cash Shop
  • thexratedthexrated OuluPosts: 1,368Member Common
    "Paid" for 5 in EVE for a while.

    "The person who experiences greatness must have a feeling for the myth he is in."

  • SinsaiSinsai Reno, NVPosts: 236Member Uncommon
    Yes, had a buffbot in DAoC.

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  • Agent_JosephAgent_Joseph SarajevoPosts: 1,069Member Uncommon
    EVE - 3 accounts

    only EVE is real MMO...but I am impressive with TSW

  • LazzaroLazzaro chicago, ILPosts: 500Member Uncommon


    Originally posted by hyllstarter
    I had 3 accounts in SWG.

    Me too.

    1. Main
    2. Musician and dancer.
    3. Doctor

  • ExcessionExcession NottinghamPosts: 367Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by Maelwydd

    Why?

     

    If you like to be a dick to others, I can see why some want a 2nd account but I cannot see any reason for more then 1 account personally.

     

    The other option are people that simply cannot play fair and so need extra accounts to gather more resources, own more land or whatever simply because they cannot achieve the same as others without effectivly cheating.

    I think people that have more then 1 account for themselves and don't have them to allow them to play like dicks are failing to see the point of playing games and treat it more like a job or life replacement.

    Even if I was stupidly rich I would still only have 1 account per game, just have lots of games to play. I simply don't get why it is needed for anything but player issues.

    Nothing to do with being a dick to others, and it is not effectively cheating at all, nor is it a job or a life replacement, it is just a bit of fun.

    The first MMO I had multiple accounts for was SWG, and the reason why is simple, originally, it was one character per account per server, and I wanted to try other professions but did not want to drop the professions I had, I also did not want to play on other servers, so I got another account, then another, and so on, and ended up with 5.

    All the other MMOs I have had multiple accounts for, I have had them for various reasons, none of which were reasons you suggested in your post.

     

    A creative person is motivated by the desire to achieve, not the desire to beat others.

  • ZadawnZadawn SPosts: 651Member
    No and probably never will,i don't see the point.

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  • ste2000ste2000 londonPosts: 4,698Member Uncommon

    EVE 2 Accounts (still running), and Darkfall 2 Accounts

    Those games requires to have multiple accounts due to the leveling system which is not Alts friendly.

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