Do more with united accounts
-CCP marketing email
One of the push-backs on the price hike EVE Online players got last week was the fact that many players run multiple accounts. CCP encourages that, and it means that however much your personal subscription rate went up, it can likely be multiplied by more than a single account.
As part of the price hike CCP said they would look into doing something to relieve some of the burden on players who run multiple accounts. This was something they brought up during the Fanfest keynote… for about 20 seconds… without any details, disappointing many.
Now some of us have received an email encouraging us to make sure all of our accounts are linked to the same email address by June 1st. If we do so we will be eligible for “a very special offer.”
Of course, the whole thing hinges on the phrase “More detail to come!”
Nowhere does it suggest that the “special offer” will involve a price break or other incentive to run multiple accounts. It doesn’t say it won’t be that. It doesn’t say anything.
Still, why not? I have six EVE Online accounts, two of which have never been anything besides alpha, and four of them were using the same email address already. So I logged in to the EVE Online site and went to account management and updated the other two. That probably means I will only get one my year in New Eden video at the end of the year, but it seemed like a sacrifice worth making.
What will the special offer be? We will have to wait until next week to see. My second account, which I opted not to continue paying for, lapses at the end of the next week, just before the CSM17 election starts, so it is up in the air if CCP will given me incentive enough to have two votes this time around.
Addendum: The Very Special Offer arrived.