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Many of you (very many in fact) are familiar with Dual Character Training. We are now offering the option to increase that number by one, thus allowing you to have three Skill Queues (remember that each character only has one Skill Queue) active at the same time.

Just right click a PLEX in EVE to access the option of having another Skill Queue active or visit Account Management for other payment options.

Note that having an additional Skill Queue active will not allow you to advance a character twice as fast, it will only allow you to have two or three active Skill Queues – to train more than one, or two, characters.

The same basic rules apply to this update as did with the option of having only two Queues active with the exception that you are now able to extend the option of having two or three queues as often as you have PLEXes to.

As with many things the complexity level goes up when adding options, but we can all handle that right? Let us have an example:

  • Imagine that I have an account with three characters, CCP Xhagen (20M skill points), CCP Beta (6M skill points) and CCP Gamma (10M skill points).
  • I have CCP Xhagen’s Skill Queue active as I use him the most and I have an active subscription.
  • Now I see that I need to expand the combat expertise of CCP Beta because a particular Empire Faction is getting a bit too bold for my taste and I need to teach them a lesson. I acquire a PLEX and use it to open up the option of having one additional Skill Queue active. And come to think of it, I use another PLEX to extend the option to 60 days – I’ve been neglecting him for the past months.
  • I, being a little bit exited to also manufacture all the ships in EVE, see that CCP Gamma would suit well for that. I acquire one more PLEX and open up the option to have the third Skill Queue active.

But what happens after 30 days in the example above? The character with the lowest number of skill points will have its Skill Queue paused – meaning that CCP Beta’s Skill Queue will no longer be active. CCP Gamma’s and CCP Xhagen’s Skill Queues will still be active. If I wish to continue to train CCP Beta, I will have to pause either of the currently Active Queues and then activate CCP Beta’s Queue, or add another PLEX to open the option again.

 

It is crucial to keep in mind that opening up the option of one or two additional active Skill Queues will not extend your account expiration date at all – it will just enable this extra functionality during a specified periods. If your subscription expires while this feature is running, all active Skill Queues’ remaining time will be paused, so nothing will be lost until your account is re-activated again.

As an example, if you opened up for 30 days an additional Skill Queue while 13 days of regular account game time is left, you would have 17 days remaining of this feature paused when your account expires.

Like mentioned above, the Skill Queue belonging to the character with the lowest number of skill points will be paused when the time for an additional Skill Queue expires.

If you decide to open up an additional Skill Queue and not use it, it will still use up the purchased time.

This feature will be going live with Odyssey 1.2 on October 22nd, 2013, and all relevant information regarding remaining times on active Skill Queues can be seen on the Account Management page just like before.

– CCP Xhagen

[ Original Dev Blog ]

29 Comments

  1. machpilot

    Why we can’t log more pilots at same time and pay for how many do we want and merge all my pilots from 5 accounts, lets say, 15 pilots?

    October 18, 2013 at 6:47 pm Reply
    1. Eve Player

      Fist bump Bro !

      October 18, 2013 at 7:04 pm Reply
      1. Thebestthereis

        I’m gay for Bailey Jay.

        October 19, 2013 at 2:00 am Reply
  2. CCPYitzak

    Some guys are really really in pain about money, it seems… or is it a early influence of the EA guys they imported lately?

    October 18, 2013 at 7:04 pm Reply
    1. Yahahiuy

      they need to fill the gap in the wallet which appeared after funding DUST.

      October 18, 2013 at 7:44 pm Reply
      1. Truth

        Dust… you mean the concept crap that they used to pitch the original Halo to Microsoft execs?

        October 18, 2013 at 10:57 pm Reply
    2. Billbo

      “Mistakes were made” now we have this

      October 18, 2013 at 8:03 pm Reply
  3. Alison King

    and if you activated a trail using a 30 day gtc you could train both toons at once and use them at the same time , i have 8 accounts – if i needed more toons training i would pay an extra gtc , id just send a budy invite 30 day to one of my emails and activate it that way – adding me a 30 days freesubs on the invite and 50 days training time on my new toon all for 1 30 days gtc :)

    October 18, 2013 at 7:06 pm Reply
  4. LOL money grab.

    TL : DR CPP is now giving you more ways to spend more money on the same account.

    October 18, 2013 at 7:57 pm Reply
  5. Simon pieman

    Cant get new players???? Then just get old player to spend more monies, works a treat.

    October 18, 2013 at 8:42 pm Reply
    1. eve is no more

      Some say its the comunity of EVE that scares off new players. Renember most pilots in EVE think they are the siolution to everything :) Nerd alert anyone?

      October 19, 2013 at 4:53 pm Reply
  6. Tomorrow's news today

    Plex prices reach 750 million isk

    October 18, 2013 at 10:17 pm Reply
  7. lsd

    How about a plex for a name change rather?

    October 18, 2013 at 10:17 pm Reply
  8. Truth

    …again CCP. Please tell us how this makes ANY logical sense when you could just use 2 extra PLEX for 2 extra accounts that can actually be played at the same time. Let me USE all 3 players on an account at a time then maybe I will look into it. Otherwise this is the biggest waste of time in the history of time.

    October 18, 2013 at 10:51 pm Reply
    1. muh

      becouse you moron, if you just train a PI alt, you only need 2 months training on that toon and since i’m plexing 6 accounts already, i don’t want to have to pay more plexes for toons i only need to train for 2 months. so learn the fucking game and stop complaining.

      October 18, 2013 at 11:05 pm Reply
    2. Devore

      It makes plenty of sense in many scenarios. To run a second account to train an alt for something you have to transfer characters back and forth, and once the subscription for the second account expires, your alt is not usable. You use PLEX training when it is too much hassle or expense to run a second account.

      This is a great option for many people. If you see no use for it, don’t use it.

      October 19, 2013 at 2:11 am Reply
    3. SS83

      for example I have accounts with 2x 20m sp chars and 1x 5m sp, truthfully they were always intended as utility accounts as they are JF pilots, rookie corp recons and the like.

      October 20, 2013 at 5:10 am Reply
  9. Reality

    There are only reasons to have 2 extra player slots. A) 2 quick and cheap cyno pilots for each account… 4 accounts = 8 cyno pilots (hooray cyno chain!). B) instant toon to leave in each trade hub to check prices. Ok, and a third C) spai/forum posting alt.

    October 18, 2013 at 11:03 pm Reply
  10. Dragon Outlaw

    Translation: We need money, please buy some plex from us.
    By the way Riverni, why do you let ads on your website that promotes products that can …increase breast size??? LOL!!!

    October 19, 2013 at 1:05 am Reply
    1. Fermaguel

      Joke being, alot of ads are absed on users browser history (hint hint, thats you, not riverini)

      October 19, 2013 at 5:40 am Reply
      1. Ze Noob

        i keep getting dating site ads even tho I’ve never once been on a dating site is that just the internets way of saying dude we really need to get u laid or something

        October 19, 2013 at 7:10 am Reply
        1. boon ez

          No, Just means you’re lying about your browsing habits.

          October 19, 2013 at 12:27 pm Reply
        2. Ad Manager

          No, it just means you are watching a lot of porn.

          October 19, 2013 at 3:49 pm Reply
        3. N3 Fanbud

          That means u can’t betray adwords. Ur Browser history is saved by cookies. Let me explain that for u: If u visit a site like 123porn.org(asm), then this site normaly saves a cookie in ur cache. If u leave that site and visit for example evenews24, you may get porn ads here. But that depends on what riv wants to be shown here. Mostly it is EVE PR, but if he forgot to exclude dating sites or porn sites while configuring, that may be shown also if u visit that sites much. U may should get familiar with that more, so u don’t do stupid things like saying u get ads like that here (that only means u are familiar with that ads).

          Just my two cents.

          October 20, 2013 at 11:07 am Reply
          1. N3 Fanbud

            Forgot to include adsense. how dumb of me 😀

            October 20, 2013 at 11:08 am
          2. Diligent Employee

            Not so. I’m reading this site from work, on a company PC with a fresh OS installed a few months ago, where I have never (and would never) searched for anything related to porn or dating, and yet I still get ads for dating sites.

            My guess is that adwords is just making an educated guess at my gender and marital status based the fact that I regularly search for things related to EVE, other computer games, and programming.

            October 21, 2013 at 12:23 am
  11. Manks

    I can see the reason for the idea however you obviously can’t use that account at the same time which leads me to think that it is pointless and you might as well have a completely separate account for it instead of wasting money and plex!

    October 20, 2013 at 8:50 am Reply
    1. qwer

      Yeah, but when you are training your characters for purposes where you don’t need them to train anymore after you have achieved certain skills, you are wasting your money if you keep them in separate accounts. So, for example creating market or industry alts, this is great.

      October 20, 2013 at 1:17 pm Reply
      1. cva grunt

        I am using it to make some indy alts this way I dont have to pay the transfer fee loosing the free 21 days sux though

        October 21, 2013 at 1:19 am Reply

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