Posted by Craven on 01/06
Would be real nice for those of us with huge amounts of characters who
constantly have to ask to get their alts unpurged if you could add
some type of "master account" that could in turn keep tabs on all of
our characters. For example, maybe I'd log in under the master account
legend914. From there I would have a list of every alt I choose to put
in there, which would be all. I'm sure some people would fear security
breaches or something and would put like 1 or even none in it. Anyway,
from there it could show you the level of the char, perhaps hours played,
and of course their archive status.
Not a change that would exactly move the world, I know. But it seems like
something that wouldn't necessarily be too hard and could really be useful
not only now, but in the future when different things are added or
modified. Since you could change what it displays, it could even be made
to be customizable, though that could be somewhere down the road. :)
Tuesday, October 29 2002, 08:54PM
good idea, i like it
Tuesday, October 29 2002, 08:58PM
Sounds interesting to me, too! It'd be helpful for the situation where
we need to reach the 'player' not spam all their alts hoping we hit
the one they will log in next.
Tuesday, October 29 2002, 09:51PM
Account managers have been in use for quite awhile on muds, and they
seem to work pretty well. A lot of muds that use them have a character
approval process, but since Legend does not follow that philosophy,
that would make it even easier. It could be something pretty useful.
Wednesday, October 30 2002, 12:36AM
I really like the idea. Another thing to add to it is for active chars
a date/time of last login, so you can tell if your char is in danger of
Wednesday, October 30 2002, 01:15AM
but if someone like craven logged in and checked his alt list
the spam would like crash the mud! or something. No I actually did have
something to say when I typed in append, but I forgot it :P
So uh, how many characters does it take to screw in a light bulb?
Wednesday, October 30 2002, 05:17AM
I'd be delighted if this idea was imped.
Speaking (embarassingly) as someone who's mentally grumbled at an alt
name that I wanted to make being taken - then tried to unarchive it and
realised it was mine.
Friday, November 01 2002, 11:31PM
Perhaps also, this could also give the ability to delete a char from your
master list, rather than go ahead and perma the char, if you want to start
Friday, November 08 2002, 08:47AM
This idea while simple in nature is a wonderful idea. just the ability
of seeing your characters last log on would be so helpful to me since
I am like craven and I have a lot of alts to ponder. Though I think
for security reasons I would not like to be able to delete a character
from this menu. having to physically perma a character with the infos
is something I dislike also, but account management and then possible
log on after to that character with full username/pass security still
immped would be great.
James, Edric's player
Saturday, November 16 2002, 03:47PM
here here! great idea!
Monday, January 06 2003, 10:51AM
We've thought about this idea quite a bit in the past. It's a huge
programming hurdle, but definitely a good idea.