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Discussion in 'UHall' started by Athens, Dec 17, 2010.
Just to get a bit of an idea how many other real addicts are out there I have to be,!!!!
Re: JUst wondering how many of use have more than one account
2 active, 6 I haven't used in a long time, and 2 more just deactivated recently due to never being able to reach a GM to fix a major issue.
The most I've ever had active at the same time though is 5.
For the record thats five down and five up for me! I think this still may be a bit for coco puffs tho!
Re: JUst wondering how many of use have more than one account
Four. Probably closing two soon.
Just one for me, and always one.
Curious about the person who voted 16+, an honest vote?
I own over 20 accounts, but none of them currently have active billing information and only six still have some playing time left on them. Haven't decided yet whether or not I'll pay anything more to leave any account open after those six run out of time next year. Considering that I've played less than 30 minutes in the last month, it's not looking like a good possibility.
I have 4 with 3 active but that will drop to 0 active soon with the lag problems on oceania.
Mine is an honest vote. That's not the number of accounts I have active at a time, but I have a ton of accounts filled with roleplaying characters and characters will all manner of quirky templates. For instance, I have an account for every Companion of the Avatar so if I ran an RP event with Dupre and Katrina, I'd activate those two accounts for that event. I know I'm pretty nuts, but it keeps me entertained.
I have two and my husband has two. My in-laws have three.
One isn't enough but two sometimes seems like too much.
Oh holy geez to the fellows with 16+ accounts.
Have 4 but 2 active atm.
When I see 16+ on there I imagine all active at same time
5 active. Will be closing some or all of them soon, haven't decided yet. Just don't have the money or the time anymore. I have to make a choice, put the money into one game or into GameXbar... the priority is pretty clear.
It's funny. I don't know if I should blame the devs for the incitation to have several accounts : buying one game several times, as absurd it may sound (ok I'm gonna buy another copy of Morrowind because I want to try another template, guys). Or if I should blame the players for supporting it. Or maybe insult the players with great theories like the holyness of the limitation to one character on Siege, the necessity to revive a dead skill and to make it a requirement for a given template, the coolness of new skills, new powerscrolls, etc.
I remember when asking for more character slots (we had 5 and expansions were still adding more skills, races, etc), some players told me the game is about choices, I shouldn't be able to make them all, and it's an heresy that lead to everybody having a crafter mule, etc. In fact, it was just a bunch of hypocrites who didn't want to feel stupid after buying more accounts to be able to do it themselves.
It also says a lot on the occupation of housing lands. Not only there's more and more castles and empty spaces, but there are often several houses owned by the same player. How many players are we really?
I find it actually a clever scheme with one house an account. Other mmos made it bolder, I think DAOC was famous for second accounts as buffbots.
For average I would still guess it is about 2 accounts per customer - hopefully not more as that really is a problem then. Athos you could ask the japanese playerbase how many accounts they have on average then?
On the positive side I have no account and play sometimes.
I said 8 and that's because those are all active. If I had all my accounts active that would be 11 ...... but I don't usually use the other two. And the one I have no way of activating anymore it would seem. So I just don't count it anymore.
I have 4 active and another 12 that have been active at some point in the past, but never all at the same time.
My wife has another 3 active accounts.
Wish i had 2 accounts, as is one is all i can afford with internet fees.
It adds up after awhile, and money is scarse now a days..
Plus i dont think i want to start a new account at 1 day old.
Maybe something at 5 years or more be nice.
Some clown on GL wont mention hes name said he had 200 accounts and who knows how many active..
I have 2 active, so that's what I voted. I have 2-3 more inactive.
I voted eight because I only counted accounts with developed characters. When I am done organizing I will hopefully have:
2 Active accounts and one account that gets activated every 90 (or whenever the house starts to decay).
5 here, Only 3 active at the moment.
didnt count the two i have that are inactive.
I am glad to see the fantastic response to this poll. I think next we need to explain to EA that their next step in holding high numbers is giving us UO junkie's some form of a break when we hold more than one account with same payment option. It seems it would be worth there wild to do something, this way they would at least have more accounts running constent instead of 3 months here and there or only when a GM is having a event to activate some special toons or just because the total amount to carry all your accounts is too much every month. It would be better for EA to appriciate us with say a 50% discount and get 5 or 6 dollars EVERY MONTH ratter than 12 every 3!
only one, ever. never needed more housing, or more than five characters on a shard. or two characters online at the same time.
I started out six years ago with just one account and playing on GL. Then I wanted a house in Fel on GL. After that, I got sucked into playing on Baja and didn't want to give up the houses on GL and before I knew it, I had three houses there as well. Didn't have the gold, the cash or really even the interest to attempt to acquire either a keep or a castle on either shard to hold my stuff and extra stuff used by the guilds I was in on both shards. (You remember--all kinds of loot and artifacts you were afraid to get rid of and the stuff you needed in quantity that wouldn't stack.) Too expensive in one fell swoop and it was also a lot more fun designing the houses rather than being stuck with some ugly keep or castle layout.
Then I set up some accounts so nieces and nephews could play and that didn't really pan out. By then, KR was on the horizon and a couple of guildmates and friends quit playing (just like thousands of others at the time) and I inherited their accounts. It all just sorta snowballed.
Then when I started playing in Poo's guild and we were doing our faction world tour, it turned out to be quite handy to have all those spare accounts that could hold houses on the shards where we needed to build up new characters. I spent a lot of time working on those houses so we could all cram our stuff in and share the houses. Fun times.
3 but I only use two for daily stuff. Third holds a luna house I bought off a guild mate.
No your not nuts...
I think I own that title hands down.
I have 53 accounts. (waits for the jaws to get picked up off the floor and dusted off)
It's been said I pay for a GM to work... if thats so I need to kick some serious GM tail to get to work..... J/K
42 are very widely used and own homes, 4 are waiting for Napa's rare fest for houses to host it. (not sure IF after that if I'll use them for houses I been wanting back on some shards I use to have homes on)
The rest are ether old house holder accounts when my guilds gave houses to new players or "special" accounts that cant be used again. (2 are from friends who have passed away and are retired perma at the old owners request.)(oh I forgot 2 are Volunteer accounts)
Pssst Tina come back and play before the craving gets too strong and you go hog wild..... Plus your missed kiddo.
yah, I think you win, Lady Storm
*helps tug on Tina Small*
Between my wife and I, we have 5 active accounts (which is the number I voted). If you include all the temp accounts I got from the last box that came out (9th age?) that I activated the 30 day account to place and sell houses then it's 15.
I have 3 active but between my husband and I we have a total of 12 9
of which are inactive at the moment...dang economy cutting into my
2 out of 7 still running.
I think that right now I have access to 8 accounts.
Two are friends' accounts. One with fully developed chars. One was more house storage.
One is my GFs.
I think that the max I had open at any given time was 3. All with fully developed chars on them(4+ per account)
Currently, I have no accounts open(closed last one Sept this year) I'm keeping an eye on how EA handles the classic shard issue. If handled well, I may open an account.
I have 4 accounts that are active. Two of those have been active from the begining Oct 1997 and the other 2 have been reactivated in the last two years. I have had up to 7 accounts active at one time. I mainly play activly on my main two accounts and the other two are to hold houses and X-Shard Trade.
A discount or bundle plan would be awesome for players with multipla accounts. And, it seems like there are quite a few!
4 at one time i had 7 but i just let them all go inactive as i've been playing to much wow might be time to pop back in.
hi, i have 4 active. 2-112 months,2-72 months.
4 homes max lockdowns,all high seas
play everyday all accounts
Lost my post count and old user name to the birth of the new Stratics!
The sad or maybe the word frightening is more suitable that this is just accounts. Accounts > Population. I know not all players post on stratics but there goes the argument that we have a high player base when it is more accounts that rings true. This topic is proving that fact. Like I said I have 4 in my earlier post. 2 active 2 and 2 inactive.
I said 11 accounts, however only 5 of them are active right now. The other 6 were active up until 6 months ago. Now I activate them only to prevent their houses from falling.
If you count all the accounts I've had (some I sold, some I gave away) the number would be 25.
Not really sure how I wound up with sooo many acounts, just seemed to happen.
Gotta say tho, I'm not playing much anymore and really need to decide weither to finally close them all or not. If I do decide to quit, I then need to decide weither to sell some of my accounts or just let some people get really happy at a bunch of IDOCs. My main account has two Castles, one in Malas and one in Tram both pretty full, with lots of interesting stuff (as well as a little junk). I don't want the Malas Castle to go IDOC since it can't be replaced, but I may let the Tram Castle fall
I have six. Cutting that in half soon. Was only holding houses on some. *shrugs* I just don't the the point in it anymore.
Fixed it for you Kelmo. Hi^5!!
Welx I know you are busy smashing bots so its all good
I have three, and I play them pretty regularly.
I have my 'main' account that has all of my favorite characters and maxed out skills/suits.
The other two alt accounts are usually 15'd out chars that I play only when my primary char on that shard is in stat loss, or that I use for a support role when PvMing.
I also use the other 2 accounts to let friends play when they get the urge to come back to UO but don't want to start over.
Heh. I got one character per account...
Myself and my four kids all played, and we all wanted a house so that meant five main accounts.
During Welcome Back To Brit last year I placed a house on Tram Marble that I loved and two other houses elsewhere that I also loved so I kept those three accounts as house holders, which I pay every 90 days.
I really only count two of the five main now as my personal accounts, the kids don't play anymore because they find real life more interesting. (Thank goodness!)
My kids think it's time for me to quit UO as well, since they no longer need a stay at home mom, and I am trying, so I have zero accounts active at present.
I have a week or so to decide if I will let my castle fall. My other houses will start to decay in January if I can finally make the break.
I said 3...
I actually have 4 accounts with houses. 2 are always active and the other 2 are off and on. So in my mind that equals 3
Well, there are months when I have 16+ active, but it's not all year round.
Could you imagine if we could get every player to fill this out.... we would have that elucive population count everyone has wanted to know..... its a pipe dream.... not everyone knows to come on stratics .. or maybe they do..... hehee