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How necessary is it to have multiple accounts?

postpwnpostpwn Tustin, CAPosts: 87Member

Is it possible to have fun with one account please say yes.

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  • BizkitNLBizkitNL NetherlandsPosts: 2,280Member Common

    Offcourse.

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  • MukeMuke BredaPosts: 2,172Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by postpwn

    Is it possible to have fun with one account please say yes.

    yes, but more accounts with extra set of eyes -elsewhere-  come in very handy though, especially if you are flying expensive ships you really don't want to lose.

    +lot of players split their skills between more characters, like builders, traders and combat characters.

    when flying supercapitals/titans, alt accounts are a necessary bad thing, because you can't dock and switch out to other ships without ejecting your ship (and see it stolen by others).

    Even normal capitals require the help of a cynofield by a other character to move around.....I would say: subcapitals: 1 char can definately be enough......capitals and higher I would advise to get a alt account.

     

    "going into arguments with idiots is a lost cause, it requires you to stoop down to their level and you can't win"

  • kovahkovah Orlando, FLPosts: 695Member

    Been playing for 6'ish years and never had a second account.  Also, can't fly caps...  :p

    So, yes, to answer the OP.  No second account needed.

    o7,

    k

  • MalcanisMalcanis LondonPosts: 3,191Member
    Originally posted by postpwn

    Is it possible to have fun with one account please say yes.

     

    Definitely.

    Depending on what kind of gameplay you evolve towards, a second account certainly can be useful, but until you put your main into a supercapital, I wouldn't say that it was necessary.

    Disclaimer: I have 2 accounts. But most of the time I'm only logged into 1.

    Give me liberty or give me lasers

  • Twizted26Twizted26 ColoradoPosts: 107Member Uncommon
    Yes you can have fun with just one account , I ran with a single account for several years and had a blast with it
  • KiljaedenasKiljaedenas New Westminster, BCPosts: 468Member
    Definitely, I have always had only one account and have done some profoundly cool stuff with it.

    Where's the any key?

  • KyleranKyleran Tampa, FLPosts: 20,008Member Uncommon

    Not necessary at all.....

    But I have 3 accounts currently active.

    It's really fun to have more accounts in EVE.

     

    In my day MMORPG's were so hard we fought our way through dungeons in the snow, uphill both ways.
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  • KrematoryKrematory TVNPosts: 542Member Uncommon
    1 account since 2009 and having a blast.

    "EVE is likely the best MMORPG that you've never really understood or played" - Kyleran

  • UronksurUronksur Redmond, WAPosts: 311Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by postpwn

    Is it possible to have fun with one account please say yes.

    Yes. I only have one account.

  • KarahandrasKarahandras Sible HedinghamPosts: 1,676Member Uncommon
    I think it's only 20-25% of eves 450k subs are second and so on accounts.  You can learn every skill on one account if you so wish but would take you over 20 years:).  A others have said there is no need for a second account but can make doing 2 contradicting(not sure how else to put this) things easier.
  • mWo4lifemWo4life pePosts: 119Member
    Yes offcourse. I used to have two accounts. Now I have only one and I don't feel at all as if I had 50% less fun.
  • RobokappRobokapp Dublin, OHPosts: 5,206Member Uncommon

    playing since 2009 and never added a second account.

     

    maybe if you're a titan pilot I can see the beefits but as 99% of playerbase arent...there's no need for a second account.

     

    only two classes of ships cant dock in station...supercapitals an titans. which then bears the qustion "what do I do with it when i don't want to be in it". can leave it at a tower - but draws attention being such a big item sitting there empty. Or can park an alt into it. Most choose the alt.

     

    personally i'm not yet a capital pilot let alone a super-pilot.

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  • postpwnpostpwn Tustin, CAPosts: 87Member

    Very good information. It just depends on how your play style evolves.


    Thanks guys, see you in the far reaches of Icelandic outer space!

  • Anti-FanboiAnti-Fanboi None, DCPosts: 188Member

    I'd say you would be handicapping yourself with just one account ISK wise and killing the potential for extra future profit outside of playing markets.

    That however doesn't mean you couldn't have fun in the game and pvp at the same time. Additionally you'll be more dependent on others in the game for your needs and that is not always the best case scenario when it is not uncommon for people to use confidence scams in order to rip people/corps/alliance off.

    In addition being able to have more characters to focus on certain individual roles allows you do a whole lot more by yourself such as running plexes, running wormhole sites, running faction warfare sites/missions or doing incursion sites, hauling ships and supplies to your characters in null or wormhole space, etc.

  • killkoolkillkool Almere-HavenPosts: 83Member Uncommon

    For miner more accounts a preferable, although  the new patch gives such high cargo hole that you can do with one account, but mining with a group gives you certain advantanges.

    For PVP one account is more then enough because you go in groups between 5 till 300. a fast pc with a good fsp is preferable or your dead

    For PVE account 1 is enough 2 is preferable goes faster.

    I do not play the game any more i do just skill my accounts.

    i taking 1 year off. Besides from the many feautures they shown you can only walk in your own quaters and not mingle with other in the station itself. And they shown that 2004 already

     

     

     

  • JakdstripperJakdstripper logan lake, BCPosts: 2,126Member Uncommon
    by the time you absolutely need a second account in EvE you'll pretty much be able to pay for your original sub with plex anyways.....maybe even both....
  • YizleYizle Atlanta, GAPosts: 517Member
    I did fine with a single acct
  • RocketeerRocketeer NachrodtPosts: 1,304Member

    To get a bit more technical, with the upcoming update we get salvaging drones. Salvaging/looting was one of the big reasons you wanted an alt for PvE. Now unless your an extreme missioner its probably more cost effective to only kill/salvage which you no longer will need an alt for.

    For most other things(scouting) a disposable alt account is sufficent. For things like pricechecks in jita etc even a alt on the same account will do.

  • EleazarosEleazaros Neverneverland, WAPosts: 206Member

    You can but it will hinder play outside of highsec based activities.

    I recently had a set of conversations on this topic with some folks - whenever you phrase it as 'needed' they immediately start reversing statements they've made about how essential it is to have them -- probe alt incase a wormhole you live in closes while doing a supply run, point scout alt to run gates for you prior to bringing a big ship through, cyno alt for capital pilots to move about, etc.

    The bulk of your single-account holders stay in highsec and if you read many of the complaints from other "dangerous" parts of the game about highsec, the only way a good portion of them they really make sense is based upon the assumption that the bulk of the players have these multiple accounts.

    It is kind of odd that a game designed for 1 character to do any and everything is so heavily loaded with multiple account holders like this but multiple accounts has been the shift in this game for quite some time.

  • KiljaedenasKiljaedenas New Westminster, BCPosts: 468Member
    Originally posted by Eleazaros

    You can but it will hinder play outside of highsec based activities.

    I recently had a set of conversations on this topic with some folks - whenever you phrase it as 'needed' they immediately start reversing statements they've made about how essential it is to have them -- probe alt incase a wormhole you live in closes while doing a supply run, point scout alt to run gates for you prior to bringing a big ship through, cyno alt for capital pilots to move about, etc.

    The bulk of your single-account holders stay in highsec and if you read many of the complaints from other "dangerous" parts of the game about highsec, the only way a good portion of them they really make sense is based upon the assumption that the bulk of the players have these multiple accounts.

    It is kind of odd that a game designed for 1 character to do any and everything is so heavily loaded with multiple account holders like this but multiple accounts has been the shift in this game for quite some time.

    I've found the exact opposite in terms of necessity. Instead of "alt" put "corp mate". I've lived in hisec, nullsec and wormhole space; proper coordination and planning between our members eliminated the need for me personally to get alts.

    Where's the any key?

  • EleazarosEleazaros Neverneverland, WAPosts: 206Member
    Originally posted by Kiljaedenas
    Originally posted by Eleazaros

    You can but it will hinder play outside of highsec based activities.

    I recently had a set of conversations on this topic with some folks - whenever you phrase it as 'needed' they immediately start reversing statements they've made about how essential it is to have them -- probe alt incase a wormhole you live in closes while doing a supply run, point scout alt to run gates for you prior to bringing a big ship through, cyno alt for capital pilots to move about, etc.

    The bulk of your single-account holders stay in highsec and if you read many of the complaints from other "dangerous" parts of the game about highsec, the only way a good portion of them they really make sense is based upon the assumption that the bulk of the players have these multiple accounts.

    It is kind of odd that a game designed for 1 character to do any and everything is so heavily loaded with multiple account holders like this but multiple accounts has been the shift in this game for quite some time.

    I've found the exact opposite in terms of necessity. Instead of "alt" put "corp mate". I've lived in hisec, nullsec and wormhole space; proper coordination and planning between our members eliminated the need for me personally to get alts.

    You are actually more an exception than the rule from what I've bumped into in my 3 years of play.

    The discussion came up about this and I bluntly asked about it... "I know folks in my alliance" (nullsec).  So I asked a few more questions and what it came down too - they could easily list 20+ people with multiple accounts but couldn't remember the name of even 1 that had a single account.

    Doing so with a WH guy - he couldn't give even a single name of a person he knew who had 1 account but he was sure there as one in his corp.

    etc...

    I'm not doubting you on your experience.  EVE is a large place yet from the players I've seen come into this game, the ones that still have 1 account after 6 months activity are very few and only 3 that I know of went to "dangerous space" -- of them, on 1 still had 1 account after a year.  The others found they needed extras.

  • KomandorKomandor Denver, COPosts: 272Member
    Originally posted by Kiljaedenas
    Originally posted by Eleazaros

    You can but it will hinder play outside of highsec based activities.

    I recently had a set of conversations on this topic with some folks - whenever you phrase it as 'needed' they immediately start reversing statements they've made about how essential it is to have them -- probe alt incase a wormhole you live in closes while doing a supply run, point scout alt to run gates for you prior to bringing a big ship through, cyno alt for capital pilots to move about, etc.

    The bulk of your single-account holders stay in highsec and if you read many of the complaints from other "dangerous" parts of the game about highsec, the only way a good portion of them they really make sense is based upon the assumption that the bulk of the players have these multiple accounts.

    It is kind of odd that a game designed for 1 character to do any and everything is so heavily loaded with multiple account holders like this but multiple accounts has been the shift in this game for quite some time.

    I've found the exact opposite in terms of necessity. Instead of "alt" put "corp mate". I've lived in hisec, nullsec and wormhole space; proper coordination and planning between our members eliminated the need for me personally to get alts.

    I also noticed that.

    Keep on rockin'!image

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