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9 account limit --Cal you need to make it bigger!!

Discussion in 'UHall' started by Lady Storm, Aug 18, 2011.

  1. Lady Storm

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    I was just informed that the account linked page will only hold 9 total accounts. They will be adding a feature to unlink accounts to that page, ETA unknown.

    They will not go more then 9. I can see this being a big hastle. I for one have 53 accounts.... this means i would have to link and unlink many times to work on my accounts.
    This is unexceptable! At least with the old system I could switch accounts at will and do my work with semi ease..... this is going to make it very hard on alot of players.

    Note: Dont try to make a seprate e mail to link the rest it will be considered illegal and you will be baned.
     
  2. MalagAste

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    Yet another reason for me to avoid all this BS like the plague....


    When I do have to deal with the website I'm thinking it may be to just quit.

    All of my accounts have their own separate email address... each and every one of them.... And I WANT them to be considered separately...

    Why? Because if someone were to manage to "hack" one of my accounts... I sure as shoot don't want them having access to ALL of my accounts.


    Paranoid... Yes, Yes I am..... and with good reason.

    I've seen far too many folk lose things over security... and I take account security VERY seriously.

    I've no desire to "link" my accounts.:mad:
     
  3. Woodsman

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    So a lot of people run into this 9 account limit between their UO, Camelot, and Warhammer accounts.

    And Star Wars hasn't even launched yet, but EA is going to keep that limit.

    Nice.
     
  4. Tina Small

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    Who told you all this?
     
  5. Capn Kranky

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    I will not link more than 2 accounts to any one email. I chose 2 because I like the number. <shrug> But I have more than a couple dozen email addresses - just for gaming.
     
  6. Capn Kranky

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    yeah ... who tole ya that ban crap? I can (and do) have a heck of a lot of emails on yahoo, gmail and my ISP. Most are linked to gaming accounts. You can betcha *I* won't allow anyone to ban me for having more than 1 email address in my name! Big fight if they try.
     
  7. Woodsman

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    In my journeys through the new accounting system, I've made several EA accounts with separate emails, some by accident, some on purpose because those were the email accounts involved.

    And I haven't had any accounts banned yet.
     
  8. Flutter

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    Yep. Dumbest move ever. I thought I was being smart putting all my accounts on different emails. Now it's... well, a disaster.
     
  9. Snow78

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    ugh! i forsee a big headache coming my way...:sad3:
     
  10. Lady Storm

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    The associate at Origin CS. (cant give you his name its not allowed sorry)
    Concerning multi email address making multi master accounts:
    I asked if it was possible to do that as I had heard players who did getting in trouble and unable to get into the service after. He said that 9 in the linked bar was the firm linit of accounts allowed in the linked scroll down menu. He did understand that many have more then 9 but he was told that there is no plan to enlarge it. His supervisor had been very strong in that information to him. He said not to attempt it as it would be a banable offence. He did say that there is a plan to make it so you can drop links to add others in the list for use .... it sounded like alot of work and there will be alot of people confused.
     
  11. Petra Fyde

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    That sounds like it would be bannable to try to add more than 9 to the accounts linked. It doesn't say you can't have another 9 linked to a different email? We urgently need clarification on this - and from someone who actually knows what they're talking about.
     
  12. NBG

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    I wonder who came up with the idea of linking all accounts into 1 master account and does not have the foresight to create a higher limit (or no limit). Especially when it is to combine accounts from 3 different games.

    The account management project has many issues and those issue could have been avoided at the design phase of the project. All the risks should have been identified and flushed out during the design phase. Just like previous EA poopers, it seems that communications between the many heads within the EA beast failed again.

    Anyone with background in software development could see clearly that this is another case of the right hand does not know what the left hand in is doing. I would not blame the programmers behind the project. It is most likely failure of the project lead to facilitate communications between groups of programmers. If a project lead fails this spectacularly in the company I work for, that guy would have been toast.

    The project manager is at fault as well. Not being able to identify the deficiency of a project lead for that project that lasted for 8 months is astounding.

    EA as a company does not seem to have a healthy culture with regard to communication between all the entities that they acquire. Unless the people at the top start changing, these issue will keep happening.

    I do not even want to get into the security issues of linking all accounts. I bet all the hackers can't wait until this process is finished.

    I seriously doubt Cal is the one making the decision with regard to account management.
     
  13. bsluspo

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    Maybe it is possible to have more than one game account in each linked account.
    This way instead of a group of linked accounts (where each of them is associated to a game account) you can have a single linked account containing all the game accounts.
     
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    Ha ha, that is ridiculous. Many of us have been trying to link more than 9. It doesn't work. Ban us for trying without telling us the limit in the first place?


    That is the dumbest idea yet. Please tell us who came up with that idea... no, wait, just fire that person.

    :thumbdown:
     
  15. Sevin0oo0

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    you leave, someone will fill your spot - they know that. And a New sub will have zero experience and frustrations dealing w/ ongoing bugs and what-not's, so less complaints to voice - less complaints mean Dev's are doing a great job. "they'll always be there" They don't care.
    It is what it is, relax
     
  16. MalagAste

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    Considering I have ZERO desire to "link" my accounts for Billing purposes or any other... I had little desire to do anything with the account management page...

    I don't want to get told that I'm in some violation because I haven't "linked" my accounts I do NOT want my accounts linked in any way shape or form. I've managed my accounts separately for over 7 years I'm not about to change that. I change my passwords to all my accounts every 3 months like clockwork ..... I don't want to change that... and I keep them separate....

    I want some clear answers to many of the questions I've been hearing about lately before I do ANYTHING at all on that website.


    I do NOT use steam my son does and I'm not at all liking they way they work.

    UO has ALWAYS had serious security issues ...... and they know it. I have zero desire to be forced to have even more...
     
  17. CrazyLemons

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    I think the most obvious fix to the problem here is....

    What they don't know won't get you banned.

    I mean seriously who cares what they think? The only part of what i'm seeing that could be bothersome is the fact that you'd have to make a couple of extra EA accounts.
     
  18. enderz

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    53 accounts!?

    Are they all UO accounts? All active at once that's $688 a month :eek:


    Do each of those accounts have a house & if so which continent on which server do you lord over lol.

    Anything more then 3 accounts just boogles me honestly. Not saying I don't think you should be able to, just I am baffled as to how so many.
     
  19. Kayne.

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    Lame that between games it is 9 total.

    BUT......

    to the OP

    53 f$%king accounts?
    800 a month for a -video game-?

    lol :D

    "I can't find that orny guys. brb let me check my 27th Tamer."
    "nope not there. brb on necro mage 72"
     
  20. Tina Small

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    Two concerns with this: (1) The ToS seems to indicate having multiple EA Accounts will lead to banning, and (2) a few people who already tried it reported here that their IP was apparently blocked by EA when they tried to work with their additional EA Accounts. (Other people who have set up multiple EA Accounts have also reported they haven't yet had either problem.)

    I'm not sure most people are willing to take the risk just yet to be able to access their unlinked accounts, but I have no doubt more will get to that point daily until EA makes some kind of announcement saying it's okay to do or gives us a different solution. I've got one unlinked account that is literally running on fumes at this moment (i.e., falls into that limbo of accounts that ran out of game time after the migration started but I can still log into it) and I hope they do something soon because my last payment for it was in July.... If I'd had any clue there was a nine account limit, I would have tried linking it in the first go-round and then all of my unlinked accounts would be inactive accounts with no houses on them to worry about.
     
  21. Capn Kranky

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    [sarcasm]

    Well, you have to admit it's one way to scale back on funding for UO or War or DAoC. Simply limit the amount of cash flowing in and voila! Board sez "shut it down"

    [/sarcasm]

    Look up the word "failure" in the dictionary. It has the EA logo attached. <shakes head> If a Dev wants to, PM me ... I will give them my account name so they can lock it now.
     
  22. Lady Storm

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    Let me clairafy this to you this way.

    If you have more then the 9 alloted accounts to link you may NOT make a second email account into a master account. To do so will get you banned. This was exactly what I was told.
    Some have tried this and gotten banned, in Origin's eye your skirting their system. Your allowed 1 master account. Period.

    Now you can only have in the master list 9 accounts total to work on, you can later when the feature is working un-link and relink other accounts you own. They understand we can have more then 9 accounts but do not plan to allow you to have under the master account more then the 9 linked.

    Look I have been talking to them for days getting more fustrated as I go. One account has a e mail we dont remember and have no way to find it.... they wont change it to my main(it was one of my kids accounts) unless we can rattle it off the tops of our heads.
    If you dont beleave me Petra call Origin. 1-650-628-1001 PM me ill even give you(PETRA) the gentilmans name I spoke to.
     
  23. CrazyLemons

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    IP shouldn't matter unless you are saying that they are making it 9 accounts per household and not just per master account. If they are limiting ea accounts to 9 per household then wow...
     
  24. Tina Small

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    I'm guessing this will happen when the migration process is further down the road, i.e., our EA Accounts are completely tied into our Origin Accounts that operate off the same log-in information but apparently are housed on different systems and don't necessarily talk to each other very well yet.

    From what I saw earlier this morning monkeying around with my "Origin Account" and playing with the option to assign a "default persona," I saw all 9 of my currently linked UO accounts plus the "persona" I picked in the Account Management system when I linked them to my EA Account listed as available personas under my Origin Account. I created an additional persona to use for posting on the Origin forums. So already that puts me at 11 possible "personas" in the Origin Account system, with 9 of them being UO Account names (that I would never ever use as a persona on something that is publicly viewable!).

    Anyway, that's my current guess on where this is headed....more functionality and flexibility when they get to the next step of the migration process and you no longer see the Mythic name when you go to the account center but Origin, Origin, Origin. However, it isn't helping anyone at this point. Some people are in panic mode about potentially losing houses and other people, I think, especially those that use gametime codes (yes, a separate issue I realize) are already in resignation mode and I doubt we'll ever get some of them back as fellow players.
     
  25. Lady Storm

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    Yea it can get that way hehe. Right now they are not all on at one time unless its a holliday or special time when I need to do shifts in homes. I try to rotate on /off times so its easy for me and budget. Before my son and I bought a new car they were all on 24/7 Insurance payments on a new car are very expencive sooo uo took a hit.
     
  26. Lady Storm

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    To understand this please remember they are wanting you to use 1(one) email address only. No matter how many UO accounts you have. You under Origin can have listed 9 accounts... This means if you own say 11 accounts only 9 of them can apear on the drop down list. The other 2 you still can have but to access them you need to unlink 2 of the listings and link them in their place.
    They are not asking you to get rid of accounts.... heavens no

    Just that your limited to 9 in the list at any one given time.

    Your only allowed 1(one) master account.
     
  27. CrazyLemons

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    And I would suppose my wife is allowed one and my children are allowed theirs? And maybe mother in law who visits on the weekend? You understand my point? I may not even be married. I could still take advantage.
     
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    Thats $700 a month. Holy schmooly...

    Edit: Oh and I agree with you totally.
     
  29. molinaro

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    The people who posted about being banned said they were IP banned from the account management website. And they had created multiple EA master accounts with the same email address. Others have posted that they created multiple EA master accounts with different email addresses without getting banned.

    The 1st is easily detected by the site and likely results in an auto ban. The 2nd case would require some effort on their part and likely does not result in an auto ban. However, it is against their TOS and is bannable.

    However I suspect you could simply say that each master account created from the one IP is just different people in the same household sharing a computer, while having their own master EA account.

    That their biggest customers should have to resort to sneaky tactics to have convenient access to their own accounts speaks to the monumental level of idiocy that has ruled over the account management migration.
     
  30. Woodsman

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    Just so you all have a heads up, I'm crossposting this because this is so much bigger than anybody expected, and it's going to affect a lot more people in the coming months as more people buy Star Wars and Battlefield 3 because those are also linked to Origin.

    Guess what, Battlefield 3 players only get one Battlefield 3 soldier/account. I'd say we're pretty damned lucky to have up to 9 UO accounts per Origin.com account:

    Only one Battlefield 3 soldier allowed per player? - Battlefield 3

    I mentioned Star Wars: The Old Republic, didn't I'? People who are looking around their accounts or having to reset passwords are running into problems because guess what, SWTOR.com accounts were migrated over to Origin.com as well. And given that the majority of people won't find out until later on this year when SWTOR rolls out, it's going to be crazy.

    A SWTOR.com thread from a few weeks ago, too bad we didn't see it then:

    STAR WARS: The Old Republic - My SWTOR.com account and my EA.com account arent Linked!

    STAR WARS: The Old Republic - Two Origin accounts (not intentionally)
    And a few days later:
    I cannot believe that they are going to have a hard limit of 9 accounts, because EA is also in the process of migrating Crysis 2 and Dragon Age 2 accounts over from Steam to Origin.com.

    Even if you didn't play UO, Camelot, or Warhammer, if you're an avid EA fan, you're screwed on account slots. In a year and a half you could easily fill up all 9 slots.

    And if they start migrating the sports games over to Origin.com......
     
  31. Tina Small

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    The Tier 3 EA Customer Support person working on my 9-account-limit issue sent me a brief update a little while ago that said he's still waiting to hear back from someone on his team as to whether this is how they intend things to be and that once he gets more information, he'll pass it along. So, the folks on that team are at least not ignoring our cries for help; they apparently just don't have anything they can do for us at this point. They have to be as annoyed and frustrated as we are.
     
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    53 accounts ...





    I want Lady Storm's income !

    Cal put that in the next patch please... Lady Storm's income diverted to me,yes that.
     
  33. Cetric

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    Could make a 300+ player guild on every shard, consisting of just yourself..... LOL

    WTF do you do with that many accounts... i just don't even get it. Your own player town? Script generated army to rival the Britannian army? what is it... if its seriously for holiday trading im going to laugh my ass off.
     
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    You are mis-stating what I reported.

    I tried to turn each of my 10 UO accounts, each of which are registered on a separate email address, into 10 EA accounts. When I got to account 7, I was IP banned from the account management website.

    I never tried to create multiple EA accounts with the same email address, and it is completely impossible to do.
     
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    Lol.

    If someone has 53 accounts I think linking them is the least of their problems. That's truly absurd. 98% of people probably have 1-2 accounts, certainly less than the current limit. Even over 3 games >9 is pushing it imo. Perhaps raising it to 15 to allow 5 per game or something, but I think its fair to say that whoever designed this new system couldn't realistically expect to come up with a figure beyond 50 when deciding the upper limits on the number of accounts normal people are likely to have.
     
  36. Lord Nabin

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    A nine account limit will be a problem.
     
  37. Uriah Heep

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    Guess I'm just weird...but everytime I hit UHall and see the title of this thread it makes me think Im in my junk email folder :)

    Carry on!
     
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    How many accounts someone has along with how many accounts the devs would expect
    someone to have is really besides the point. It's ******** to put a limit on it altogether.
     
  39. Woodsman

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    When you factor in that Star Wars accounts, pre-order and SWTOR.com accounts, and Battlefield 3 accounts and who knows what else is going to be tied to your Origin.com account, anybody who buys a half a dozen or so EA games a year is going to run into this limit.

    I will try Kingdoms of Amalur and Star Wars, and combined with my UO, Camelot, and Warhammer accounts, bam I'm running into the 9 account limit.

    That's not even getting into the problem of EA transferring existing games from Steam. We just think we've seen a bad migration, just wait until Crysis 2 and Dragon Age 2 stuff is transferred from a third party, assuming Steam lets them do it easily.

    It's almost like they are discouraging people from playing EA games :gee:

    And if this gets applied on the sports side, well I see that happening because they want you to move on to the next season as soon as it becomes available.
     
  40. molinaro

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    What people spend their money on is nobody's business but their own. Do you seriously expect everyone to conform to your ideas about how you spend your money?

    The lack of respect being shown is both childish and stupid.
     
  41. Ender

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    ...53 is just ridiculous though.
     
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    No. It is not. None of you get to choose how some one else spends time and money. If you think the fee is out there... try golfing.
     
  43. Akalabeth

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    I just need to know how I cannot access my two accounts over 9. What can I do? Do I just lose them?
     
  44. Woodsman

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    Can you still login with them in the Master Mythic Account area on the lower right, with "_uo" appended on the end of them?
     
  45. NBG

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    I have formulated a theory........ its kind of far out there but please listen to this short theory.

    This huge plan to consolidate all these games' account information in one location is the first stage towards catching up to Another company's plan to add real currency auction house.

    Check back at the July HOC vid by devs....... the snicker slightly hinting towards gold and what just "might" change.

    That's all I'm going to say heh. :stir:
     
  46. Akalabeth

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    No I cannot log in. They were inactive accounts. I store things on them. One has a house (yes I play the 90 day thing with the house. I rarely play the shard but if I drop it, it cannot be replaced because it is in the Yew area.) The one with a house needs to be reactivated not to lose the house. I have no way to activate it.

    So I hate to lose my accounts, the stuff on them and the house. I see no way I can ever activate them again unless I create a second master account with a different email. That sounds like that will get me banned. I just don't see what to do. Did EA mean to lose the income from these extra accounts?
     
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    What you need to do is just make the second account. No way they are going to ban you. Idk where this info came from but its just not sensible. Thid is the point I've ben arguing this whole thread. Make a second account with new email. Buy gametime instead of direct payment if you worry they will make a big deal about the same cc numbers. The idea that you will get banned is just an idiotic scare that the op is mistakenly leading purple to believe.
     
  48. Akalabeth

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    I do not see why EA does not put out an official word on what to do. I have patiently waited a week now for them to say something to fix this. I was certain that something would be done. I had faith in the fact they would not want to lose revenue. I fear my faith has been misplaced.

    Thank you for the advice.
     
  49. molinaro

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    So the people who have posted that they were banned from the site are just making things up? Are you seriously expecting people take your imagination over the experiences of others? And by the way, those posts about being banned are in multiple threads by multiple people.
     
  50. Akalabeth

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    So confusing. I just want access to accounts I have owned for years. None of this makes any business sense. I just want to open my account. How can it be so difficult? And if what it takes is the unlinking and linking then PLEASE EA get it done!!!