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Master IDs, persona names... This is a better system?

Discussion in 'UO Spiels N Rants' started by Ender, Aug 13, 2011.

  1. Ender

    Ender Crazed Zealot
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    Jun 12, 2008
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    Why do they do this to us?
  2. Pinco

    Pinco UOEC Modder
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    Jul 25, 2005
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    they want you to play warhammer and feel sorry for playing uo :lol:
  3. Siteswap

    Siteswap Visitor

    May 17, 2009
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    Incompetence? Ineptitude?
  4. Olahorand

    Olahorand Slightly Crazed
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    Feb 27, 2004
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    This is the confusion I hated from any other game which required us to get an EA account or any competitors Online ID even for offline games. Too often this ID conflicts with an already existing from the ancient past (self created), which you cannot remember any more for login. Or you have forgotten it, if you need it again after not playing a year.
    Master IDs, Gamer tags, account names - endless confusion especially for people who play multiple games and hold multiple accounts (not only their own).
    I am still unsure how to handle accounts of friends who no longer play as of current, which I pay with self purchased GTC from time to time. I really do not wish to bind these accounts to my EA ID.

    Besides that, my CC is no longer accepted for reactivating an account.

    Seems also, that account transfers must be done now over their system and cannot longer be done directly between players, unless you wish to compromise your master ID.

    Big brother mentality ...

  5. Setanta

    Setanta Adventurer
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    May 15, 2008
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    This is a boon for PVP. You select to show low level titles like 'Wretched apprentice swordsman' when your true standing is maybe 'dread lord legendary fencer' you won't have people running away.
  6. Viper09

    Viper09 Grand Poobah
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    May 16, 2008
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    And that has nothing to do with master ids and persona names. lol
  7. This system is a nightmare. First, for account security why on earth would you tie your accounts to an email address? Now if someone is inclined to try to hack your account, all they need is your email address and they already have half of the equation. Pure stupidity EA.

    I have older accounts that were registered under a different email address, I would like to merge them all under one id but so far have not been able to do that as I already have that id taken for my newer accounts.

    I totally agree, the system is confusing, and at the end of the day I just want my old easy to understand UO billing back the way it was without all of this nonsense.

    I have used the same login names for several different games and so now it is bad when you merge them all together under one account.

    I totally do not understand the persona names idea, I don't know what that is used for and it just adds to the confusion as far as I am concerned.

  8. Woodsman

    Woodsman Guest

    This is why Origin.com exists and why they want us to migrate over to the new account system (which is powered by Origin.com).

    Gamasutra - News - EA's Origin Hosting Third-Party Content 'Very Soon'; 4M Client Installs

    Competing with Activision and Ubisoft was not enough, they want to compete with Steam and sell direct.

    Like HD2300 said in another thread, when they sell through Steam, Steam takes a 30% cut, but if EA can sell their games through Origin.com, they get 100% of the revenue.